ALL board and train What board and train programs do you offer?
Puppy Foundation 7 days: For puppies 8 -16 weeks old Your puppy will learn a foundation in marker training and obedience skills, crate training, we will start house training for you, and proper socialization
Recall Program 10-12 days For dogs 5 months and older. This short program will teach tour dog to come when called.
14 Days: We will teach your dog all the foundation behaviors needed to make a nice pet! This unique package gives your dog 14 days with us then offers 3 private lessons.
16-21 Days:We will teach everything in the 2 week program with the addition of training your dog on a remote training collar for reliable off leash behaviors. Includes 2 hand off sessions
Performance Dog Program: This is a custom program for anyone who is considering competing in IGP/Schutzhund . We can start your young dog/puppy on foundation obedience and tracking . Please contact us for more information
We can custom a package to your dogs temperament and desired skills. We suggest you complete our questionnaire and we will contact you with more information
Can you pick my dog up and drop my dog off after the program? Yes. We will travel with a 30 mile radius of our homes to pick your dog up as well as drop them off after their program .There is a $50 fee for this service.
How much training will my dog receive during their stay? Your dog will have several training sessions a day starting with their breakfast meal. Dogs are given 1 - 2 leash walks a day and trips to surrounding areas (fields, downtown areas, dog park etc) as their training progresses. Plus, we believe every interaction we have with your dog is a training moment. From coming out of the crate for a potty break to coming back in and resting quietly in their crate, each moment teaches your dog appropriate behavior.
Your dog will also receive time on our dog treadmill which helps with confidence building and burning excess energy along with every day outdoor exercise in our fenced in yard.
Where will my dog sleep during its stay? Dogs 5 months and older will sleep in large crate or kennel in the school room on the first floor of our home. ALL dogs MUST be comfortable in a crate!
What age can my dog participate in a Board and Train program? We can custom a package for puppies under 5 months. Please contact us for more information
Are your programs good for all dogs? Our programs are for any dog who needs basic training as outlined on the main B&T page. Currently, we are not accepting dogs with any type of aggression, severe leash reactivity or separation anxiety. All board and train prospects MUST be comfortable being in a crate . We are happy to refer you to other trainers who can help you with these types of behavior problems. Adult dogs must be housebroken and be comfortable in a crate. Bitches in active heat will not be accepted. If you have questions , pleasee-mail us to discuss your dogs behavior and how we can help you
Can I get updates on my dog’s progress? Yes. Because we take a limited number of dogs into our program, all progress can be seen on our Facebook page and you will also get email or text updates.
Do you teach me what my dog has learned? Yes we do. Depending on the program, You will have a lesson during your dogs stay, one after and one in your home a week after your dog goes home ( within a 30 mile distance from Bath) We will go over everything your dog has learned and make sure you understand the training and how to implement the commands in your home. You will also receive written instructions to take home and you are welcome to video the lesson for future reference. You will also get a FREE pass to our Advanced Obedience class (classes start in the spring of 2020)
Do you offer continuing support to the training? Each Board and Train program comes with free access our Advanced classes as well as free help via e-mail if needed.
What is the cost of a Board and Train Program? Puppy 1 week $750 Recall ONLY: 10-12 days $1275-$1495 Our 2 week program is $2000 includes Mini Educator remote training collar and other supplies plus 3 private lessons Our 16-21 day program is $3150 includes the Mini Educator remote training collar & all other training supplies
If you are unsure of what program would be best, please complete a questionnaire and we will contact you
What should I bring when dropping my dog off? You should bring enough food for your dogs stay, medication your dog may need, toys/bones and proof of your dogs rabies, distemper, kennel cough vaccines . All dogs must be up to date on flea & tick preventative
How do I sign up? Complete the online questionnaire and we will contact you to book the dates OR schedule a consultation to meet with you and your dog at one of our locations. Our Board and Train programs generally book out 30-60 days.
About the Consult We block 3 hours for our in-home consults but it’s very possible it may take less time. In this first meeting we assess your dog, the living environment, discuss your dogs’ behavior issues, your training goals, come up with a plan and conduct lesson (s) with you & your dog. We will leave giving you the skills to make changes right away. We will send you a wrap up e-mail with any necessary handouts a few days after the session; however, we suggest you are prepared to take notes in this first visit.
The consult will give us an opportunity to get to know you and your dog and decide the length of time needed based on your dog's temperament and your goals.
The cost of a consultation range from $400-$475 depending on your location, $125 of that fee will will be deducted from your board and train as a non refundable fee to book the dates.
If a consult is not done prior to booking, we ask for a $200 non refundable deposit to hold your dates.
Its is at our discretion if a dog is appropriate for our board and train programs
Payment We take checks (made out to MDTC) & Paypal to Mainedogtrainingco@gmail.com (friends and family option only).