For Puppies & Beyond Puppies (under 35 lbs)

Let the Canine Learning Academy take care of your dog in a home environment where your puppy is part of the family. They get enrichment, love, personal attention and daily training!

Positive in-Home Board & Train

living with the trainer

We understand life and it’s challenges — between work, school, kids, homework, family, friends, and other commitment, it’s hard to find time to learn to train a puppy. Our certified, experienced trainer will help you make the best of your puppy’s critical learning time and spend dedicated time with your puppy to get the training results for you in a fraction of the time and will provide continued help and support for stronger, lasting results.

You wouldn’t hire a lawyer to learn to argue your case and neither would you hire a mechanic to learn to fix your car’s engine. Why hire a trainer to learn how to train your puppy? Leave it to a certified professional to assist you in achieving your doggie-goals, while you focus on other critical things in your life.

We only do Board & Train for one or two puppies at a time to ensure that your puppy gets individualized care and attention, multiple training sessions and field trips in a day combined with adequate play time. Our Positive in-home Puppy Board & Train program is designed to focus on puppy appropriate socialization, problem prevention, grooming and handling, and of course foundational manners. This involves multiple training sessions, field trips in a day combined with adequate play time, individualized care and attention and more.

Board and Train Includes:

In-Home Consultation

All training plans start with an in home consultation

1-3 weeks, 8 weeks

Board & Train’s Signature Program is for 20 days but other customized plans are available

Daily Attention

A certified professional dog trainer works daily, multiple private training sessions throughout the day with your dog

Foundation Training

Foundation Training and good manners training includes: sit, down, wait to get out of the car or go out the door, greet people politely, wait, stay, go-to-your-mat, come, loose leash walking, drop it, leave it and crate training

Transfer Sessions

In-home transfer sessions (should be scheduled weekly if possible)


Pick up and Drop off included (in Service Area)

Group Class

Enrollment in the relevant Group Class after the completion of training program 

Training Essentials

Treat Bag, Balance Harness & Leash included

Service Animal Prep

60 Days of living with a Trainer


  • 60 days, Your Dog Lives with trainer Mon-Fri, goes home on the weekends for 3 months. Day can vary.

  • Customized Dog set up for your home

  • Weekly Private Transfer sessions

  •  Lifetime access to Group classes

    Lifetime Access to Resources (Video Training Library, Workbooks, Coaching)

  • Video Feedback and Progress Reports

  • Ongoing Support (Trainer in your pocket)

Polite Pup

Signature Program- 20 Days living with a Trainer


  • 20 days, Your Dog Lives with trainer Mon-Fri, goes home on the weekends for 1 month.
  • Customized Dog set up for your home
  • Weekly Private Transfer sessions
    Lifetime access to Group classes
  • Lifetime Access to ALL Resources (Video Training Library, Workbooks, Coaching)
    Video Feedback and Progress Reports
    Ongoing Support (Trainer in your pocket)

Puppy Jump Start

5 Days living with a Trainer


  • 5 days living with a trainer
  • 1 Private Transfer Sessions
  • Lifetime Enrollment to Group Class and Resources (age appropriate)
  • Access to Training Community 


What does a Board & Train day look like?

During your dog’s day in Board & Train they will be getting a morning exercise/ play session, followed by breakfast using an enrichment feeder or first training session of the day. Then they will have time to rest, some play time, field trip, and another training session. After another break for a nap, they will get dinner (Enrichment Feeder) and their final training session, followed by a final walk before bedtime. It’s a full day of learning and fun!

What will my dog learn in Board & Train?

What your dog will learn depends entirely on what goals you have for them. There are general foundation skills, but each puppy training plan is tailored around what you would like your dog to learn and focus on. Our consultation is where we learn about what you will be doing with your dog. We have some puppies that go on to travel regularly in a private plane, learn to assist their handler, live in high-rise complexes, become trick dogs, or go on to live in big cities.

What makes your program different?

As always our methods are 100% force free and positive reinforcement based! Unlike other boarding and training programs out there, we will not put a shock collar on your dog, EVER! We get results by teaching your dog what you’d like them to do and make those things what your dog wants to do! So not only is your furry friend a well behaved pup, but they are loving every minute of it! It’s a win-win!

What is Service Puppy Prep

Puppies being trained for service work will receive at a minimum at least 20 minutes a day of specific work training. On days in which we are not socializing your dog to the public or other dogs,   scent training will be added. Daily, your puppy will engage in frequent brain games that help teach your dog critical thinking skills. Additionally, dogs being trained for service work will be taken to public places as a “service dogs in training” so that they may get used to walking on different types of surfaces, experiencing new smells and sounds, and being exposed to the many different objects they will encounter in everyday life (shopping carts, sliding doors, elevators, skateboards, bicycles, wheelchairs, walkers, buses, etc). There is a minimum of 2 months’ stay with the trainer so that we can establish a regular schedule of their routine.

All potential puppies must go through a temperament screening prior to enrollment in Service Puppy Prep Board & Train Program. If your dog does not pass temperament screening, a $500 fee will be taken from your deposit and the remainder will be returned to you.

Trainer to dog ratio in Board & Train Program is 1 to 2.

Board & Train Puppies will be living with Certified Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainers, we are Licensed, Insured, and Bonded.

What kind of on-going training do I get?

The best part about being part of the Canine Learning Academy family is you get on-going support for the lifetime of your dog. We will help you with all the stages you will go through with your dog. We will be with you every step of the way. With our 20 or 60 day programs you get access to the entire library and live coaching for as long as you would like. With the 5 day board and train option, you get access to ONE entire program : Puppy, Teen, or Dog’s with Reactivity. 

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