Bernadette’s Boarding School for Dogs
For those who want the convenience of having their dog professionally trained, we offer our exclusive Boarding School Program. Your dog will come for a two or three week stay at our beautiful four acre training facility just outside Boulder, Colorado. During their visit with us, your dog will learn all the skills needed to be a polite companion. He’ll return to you completely trained to be off-leash reliable. The investment for our boarding school program pays off for a lifetime. Most dogs graduate being able to go everywhere with their family. All behavior issues are covered, including housebreaking, begging, jumping, stealing food, pulling on the leash, running away, not coming when called, door dashing, barking and just plain listening to their owner.
At the end of their stay, you’ll receive a 2 – 3 hour orientation on how to maintain your dog’s new and improved training.
Best of all, our Boarding School program comes with a lifetime of support for you and your dog. Follow our instructions, and it’s highly unlikely you’ll experience a loss of training but if you do, just call us at no charge. Telephone behavior consultations are free for the life of your dog. It’s rare for us to receive such a call because our training and orientation are so effective. But most issues can be resolved easily on the phone.
We talk a lot about the importance of leadership in our training programs and Huck is a great example of why this part of your relationship with your dog is so important. Huck is a Native American Dog with a DNA test showing he’s 30% wolf. At nine months old he has already bitten both of his owners, sending his dad to the emergency room. All his bites are related to guarding resources, food, space, or stolen objects like shoes. All dogs require leadership to live happy, comfortable lives and to live peacefully in our homes but some require more than others and Huck is one of those dogs. So many people mistake leadership for physical force. They are not the same thing. Leadership for dogs is all about controlling movement and resources. If your dog is free roaming in the house all day, free feeding from a full food bowl whenever he wants, sleeping in your bed, rushing out doors, deciding where you go on walks and pretty much making his own decisions all day, don’t be surprised if he doesn’t mind telling you to buzz off from time to time and that can include using his mouth, just like he would with another dog.
We start Huck out in our training & rehab program like any other dog, except wearing a muzzle for our safety. We take control of all resources, including his dog food, requiring he earn them from us by following our directions and offering polite behavior. We took control of his decision making. When you are making the important decisions for your dog, you have a much better chance that things will turn out well and the dog starts to look to you for direction. You have suddenly become relevant and your status changes in his mind. Relationship is everything with dogs and Huck and his owners are rebuilding that now with a lot more trust and respect.
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Schedule A Stay
To schedule a stay at Bernadette’s Boarding school contact Bernadette using the contact form.