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 Board & Train Programs

Our Board & Train Programs are our most popular offerings and consistently deliver the best results. Recognizing that every puppy learns at a different pace and each family has unique needs, we provide multiple lengths for the Board & Train Program to accommodate these differences.

For our Board & Train (and Boarding) Program, we pair each student with a trainer based on the puppy's size, age, training goals, and vaccination status. During these programs, students stay in their trainer's home, where they are treated like family while we work towards your training objectives. This home-based training approach allows us to better mirror what your dog will experience after training. It also allows us to maintain small class sizes and group size-appropriate classmates together, ensuring each dog receives not only the necessary training but also the personalized care and attention they deserve.

Our Board & Train Program is customized to focus on what matters most to you! Though we will include each part of the curriculum, we build on the student's existing knowledge and prioritize your top training goals to maximize progress during the program.

At Puppy Preparatory, we exclusively use positive reinforcement. We firmly believe in this method as it builds trust and confidence while strengthening the bond between you and your puppy. Although this approach can take longer than methods that use punitive tools, we believe it is worth the wait. There is no quick fix when it comes to dog training; it is a lifelong commitment. These weeks of training should be viewed as an investment towards the many years you and your new puppy will spend together.

During the program, we offer open communication the entire time meaning parents are able to reach out via call, text, or email to request additional updates and discuss their pup's progress. Each program includes one to two report cards per week while the puppy is in training, instructional training videos at the end of the program, and one month of virtual support after graduation.



A happy puppy enjoying their time in "school"

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The Two-Week Board & Train Program is a jump start into our full curriculum. This program is best for families that need a bit of support and guidance as they embark on their puppy raising journey. It is also great when there is one specific issue that needs to be focused on in addition to a general brush up on all skills. 


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The Four-Week Board & Train Program is a deeper dive into our full curriculum. We will build off of what your puppy already knows and what they learned during their initial two weeks in training. The second half of the program will also help us solidify new skills which reduces the risk of regression after graduation. 

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An english bulldog enthusiastically responding to the "here" command.

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This program is great for busy individuals and families that want to see strong results and reduce the risk of regression. The Six and Eight-Week Board & Train Programs are also recommended for puppies with a stronger need in one area such as separation anxiety. We often recommend this program for students that are 9+ months in age as it takes longer to break down former habits and replace them with new ones.  


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The Eight-Week Board & Train Program is our most intensive program. The goal is to help solidify each area of our curriculum and reduce the risk of regression after graduation. This program is a great fit for busy families and/or puppies that are facing more severe issues such as extreme separation anxiety. This is also a great option for older puppies that are still struggling with the basics such as potty and crate training. 

A puppy showing off a perfect "sit" and "settle"

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