Is Sending Your Dog to Boot Camp a Good Idea?

When you first got your dog, boot camp likely wasn’t on your mind. But with everything going on in your life, you’re finding that you don’t have enough time to commit to a consistent training schedule. And as a result, your pooch isn’t all that well-behaved or obedient.

A boot camp for dogs — also known as a board-and-train program – is certainly worthy of consideration. Here’s a look at how this type of dog training works.

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What Happens at Dog Boot Camp?

Enroll your four-legged friend in boot camp, and you’ll be leaving them in the care of a professional trainer for a period of time – in most cases, one or two weeks. While at the board-and-train facility, your dog will work with the trainer multiple times a day.

Between training sessions at The Driven Dog, it’s free time. Your pooch may enjoy supervised group play with the other dogs at the facility, going for walks and catching naps in a comfortable spot. At the end of each day, they’ll be tired, but happy.

Will Boot Camp Work for Your Dog?

Constant attention from a professional trainer can work wonders for dogs with behavioral problems. After dog boot camp, your tail-wagger should be on track to accomplish the goals you have set, as your trainer will structure the program to meet your specific needs.

That said, not all dogs are well-suited to a board-and-train program. Those that are shy, fearful or aggressive may be better off with in-home or one-on-one training. After learning about your pooch and the skills or behaviors you’d like them to learn, a professional trainer can advise you on how to proceed.

How Can You Get Results at Home?

A board-and-train program can help your furry family member learn to be both obedient and well-behaved – but will they act the same way at home? While the concern is completely understandable, you can rest assured that your professional trainer will help make sure their success in training transfers over to the home environment.

Here at The Driven Dog, our board-and-train programs include follow-up training sessions. You’ll spend time with your trainer, learning how to reinforce the behaviors and skills your pooch has worked on. And, you can always contact us if you need additional help.

Before you trust your pet to another professional trainer, give us a call – we’d love to tell you about our positive, reward-based approach and how we’ve helped pet owners in Long Beach and throughout the southern California area. To schedule a consultation, or for more information on our dog boot camp programs, call our office or fill out our online contact form today.