The Benefits of Dog Board and Train Programs
If you have a new puppy, the amount of training that needs to be done to raise a well-adjusted dog may seem daunting.
Fortunately for busy owners, a Dog board and train programs were created!
In this article, we are going to look at the main benefits of a board and train program so you can determine if it’s right for you and your dog.
1. Saving Time While Training Your Dog
While it’s certainly possible for the majority of owners to learn how to train their own dogs, dog training is a skill that takes time to master.
Dogs often learn in spite of our poor training skills as humans, because they are wonderful at picking up on what we want them to learn in many cases.
However, it’s no secret that if a skill is mastered, it takes far less time than when you are first learning.
This applies to dog training, too! In the hands of an experienced and educated professional dog trainer, your dog will be able to learn cues more quickly due to the clarity and consistency that the trainer can easily provide.
2. Train Your Dog With Consistency
One of the hardest aspects to follow through with when training your dog throughout your life is the consistency that a dog needs in order to learn effectively.
During a board and train program, your dog will become immersed in the new expectations for their behavior, which also helps your dog learn even faster.
Dogs are opportunists, and if given room to wiggle, they often choose the option they prefer.
The timing, clarity, and consistency of the trainer performing your dog’s board and train will ensure your dog’s training remains consistent and becomes a new habit by the time they come home to you.
3. Lay a Foundation Of Solid Dog Obedience
In very few other aspects of life do we expect the average person to learn an entirely new profession? However, it’s far too often that you are expected to fully train your own dog to the level that a professional dog trainer can train.
Instead, a plumber or another service provider will often solve the bulk of the problem, ensuring the pipes were put together with a solid foundation.
They may give a few tips on maintenance, or how to solve minor problems, but you aren’t expected to become a plumber in order to have water in your home!
During a board and train, your dog will gain a solid foundation of the behaviors you are wanting them to know, and those behaviors can then be transferred to you with some tips for maintaining them at the end.
There will be fewer problems to fix in the future if you start your dog off right in the beginning!
What to Ask About a Board and Train Program
Finally, there are several things to consider when choosing the correct board and train program for you and your dog.
If you have a particular training method you would like to be used, it’s best to find a trainer that aligns with your training philosophy and ensure they will uphold that the entire time your dog is staying with them.
Asking for reviews and references from previous clients is a great way to ensure you will get the result you are looking for with your board and train program as well.
It’s also important to make sure you understand what is needed of you. Dogs aren’t robots, so they will still always need some maintenance of their behavior after a board and train program is completed.
Will the trainer provide support for a certain period of time after the board and train program? How often will they be meeting with you throughout the program? Do you feel confident in their ability to give you the skills you and your dog need to be successful?
Asking some of these questions upfront can ensure you and your dog find a successful board and train program to give you the foundation you need for the rest of their lives!
For more information about our board and train program please contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.