Board & Train

If they can’t come with you, let us train them while you’re gone.

Boarding with a bonus

We understand that not everyone has the time or desire to train their dog. So if you are traveling – or just need a break – let us take care of your dog’s boarding AND your dog’s training. With three programs to choose from, we have the right training level and length of stay for any dog. **NOTE: We DO NOT accept dogs displaying human or dog directed aggression OR separation anxiety into our board and train programs.

On-Leash Foundation

Two Weeks

During their two-week stay, your dog will have multiple training sessions each day, starting with their breakfast meal. Daily, dogs are given 1-2 leash walks in the surrounding areas (including fields, downtown areas, trails, etc.) as their training progresses.

We believe every interaction we have with your dog is a training moment. From coming out of the crate for a potty break, to going back in and resting quietly in their crate, each moment teaches your dog appropriate behavior.

Your dog will also receive a variety of other exercises, including time on our canine treadmill (which helps with confidence building and burning excess energy) as well as  everyday outdoor exercise in our fenced in yard. 

Benefits

This program will give your young dog or puppy proper socialization and jumpstart skills such as “place”, coming when called, leash manners, and calm house behavior. This program can be flexible and can be customized to help with other problem behaviors such as house breaking, jumping, nuisance barking, etc. Please contact us for more information.

FAQs

Yes. We will travel within a 30 mile radius of our Brunswick studio to pick up or drop off your dog. There is a $50 fee for this service.

Indoors in a crate or kennel. ALL dogs MUST be comfortable in a crate!

Our Board & Train programs are for any dog that needs basic training. Currently, we do not accept dogs displaying any type of human directed aggression or separation anxiety. However, we are happy to help with these types of issues in private lessons. All Board & Train prospects MUST be comfortable being in a crate, and adult dogs must also be housebroken. Bitches in active heat will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please contact us to discuss your dog’s behavior and how we can help you.

Yes we do. 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.

Each Board and Train program offers free help via email and an invitation to our day school.

Yes. A 50% deposit is required to hold your Board & Train dates.

We take all major credit cards, checks (made out to MDTC), and Venmo (@mdtco). Please read our policies for more information.

There are NO refunds on deposits. Please make sure you are committed to the dates you have booked!

What you should know

  • Program includes one training session with dog and owner at the end of the program, free email support, and a training collar.
  • How to sign up: Once you complete the online questionnaire, we will contact you to book the dates. Alternatively, you can complete the questionnaire and then schedule a consultation to meet with you and your dog at one of our locations. 
  • Refunds: There are NO refunds on deposits. Please make sure you are committed to the dates you booked!

NOTE: Once registered, we will send you a confirmation email with details, invoice, and waiver.

Who it's for

For puppies and dogs 10 weeks and older looking to get on a good path to obedience, leash manners, social skills, building confidence, focus, positive experiences, and mental resilience.

Where it is

Board & Train dogs are housed and under constant supervision in our trainers’ personal residence in either Bath ME, Richmond ME, or Amherst NH.

Difficulty

No training or experience required

Price

$2,000

Basic Obedience

Three Weeks

This program is generally for all dogs, or dogs that have mild leash reactivity. It covers impulse control, calm house manners, leash manners, a “backyard” recall and conditioning your dog to the e-collar for reliability.

During their three-week stay, your dog will have multiple training sessions each day and be given 1-2 leash walks in the surrounding areas (including fields, downtown areas, trails, etc.) as their training progresses.

We believe every interaction we have with your dog is a training moment. From coming out of the crate for a potty break, to going back in and resting quietly in their crate, each moment teaches your dog appropriate behavior.

Your dog will also receive a variety of other exercises, including time on our canine treadmill (which helps with confidence building and burning excess energy) as well as everyday outdoor exercise.

A few requirements

  • All dogs must be up to date on distemper, rabies, kennel cough and flea/tick preventative.
  • All dogs in our Board & Train programs MUST be comfortable in a crate.

Benefits

This program is for dogs that need better manners in the home and on leash. They will learn how to stay calm with distractions, such as guests coming into the home or eating at an outdoor restaurant. They will be able to walk nicely on leash and stay calm passing distractions such as other dogs, people and cars. We will condition the dog to an e-collar (Mini Educator) to help with reliability.

FAQs

Yes. We will travel within a 30 mile radius of our Brunswick studio to pick up or drop off your dog. There is a $50 fee for this service.

Indoors in a crate or kennel. ALL dogs MUST be comfortable in a crate!

Our Board & Train programs are for any dog that needs basic training. Currently, we do not accept dogs displaying any type of human directed aggression or separation anxiety. However, we are happy to help with these types of issues in private lessons. All Board & Train prospects MUST be comfortable being in a crate, and adult dogs must also be housebroken. Bitches in active heat will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please contact us to discuss your dog’s behavior and how we can help you.

Yes we do. 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.

Each Board and Train program offers free help via email and an invitation to our day school.

Yes. A 50% deposit is required to hold your Board & Train dates.

We take all major credit cards, checks (made out to MDTC), and Venmo (@mdtco). Please read our policies for more information.

There are NO refunds on deposits. Please make sure you are committed to the dates you have booked!

What you should know

  • Program includes one training session with dog and owner at the end of the program, free email support, and a Mini Educator e-collar AND training collar.
  • How to sign up: Once you complete the online questionnaire, we will contact you to book the dates. Alternatively, you can complete the questionnaire and then schedule a consultation to meet with you and your dog at one of our locations.
  • Refunds: There are NO refunds on deposits. Please make sure you are committed to the dates you booked! 

NOTE: Once registered, we will send you a confirmation email with details, invoice, and waiver.

Who it's for

For dogs 5 months and older that need better house manners and a calmer mindset. We will cover impulse control, barking, jumping, leash manners, backyard recall, and e-collar foundation training.

Where it is

Board & Train dogs are housed and under constant supervision in our trainers’ personal residence in either Bath ME, Richmond ME, or Amherst NH.

Difficulty

All dogs welcome, but see requirements

Price

$3,200

Advanced Obedience

Four Weeks

This program includes everything covered in the three-week Basic Obedience program. In addition, the Advanced Obedience program includes off-leash recall that has been proofed with other dogs, in the woods and fields. Alternatively, the Advanced Obedience program can be crafted to help dogs that have more severe leash reactivity (to be determined by your trainer). All dogs will be conditioned to an e-collar (Mini Educator) for reliability.

A few requirements

  • All dogs must be up to date on distemper, rabies, kennel cough and flea/tick preventative.
  • All dogs in our Board & Train programs MUST be comfortable in a crate.

Benefits

This is our soup-to-nuts program that teaches your dog impulse control both in and out of the house, leash manners, and a reliable recall. If you are committed to a well-trained, well-rounded dog that can happily exist around others and in your community, this is the right program for you.

FAQs

Yes. We will travel within a 30 mile radius of our Brunswick studio to pick up or drop off your dog. There is a $50 fee for this service.

Indoors in a crate or kennel. ALL dogs MUST be comfortable in a crate!

Our Board & Train programs are for any dog that needs basic training. Currently, we do not accept dogs displaying any type of human directed aggression or separation anxiety. However, we are happy to help with these types of issues in private lessons. All Board & Train prospects MUST be comfortable being in a crate, and adult dogs must also be housebroken. Bitches in active heat will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please contact us to discuss your dog’s behavior and how we can help you.

Yes we do. 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.

Each Board and Train program offers free help via email and an invitation to our day school.

Yes. A 50% deposit is required to hold your Board & Train dates.

We take all major credit cards, checks (made out to MDTC), and Venmo (@mdtco). Please read our policies for more information.

There are NO refunds on deposits. Please make sure you are committed to the dates you have booked!

What you should know

  • Program includes one training session with dog and owner at the end of the program, free email support, a Mini Educator e-collar, training collar and long line.
  • How to sign up: Once you complete the online questionnaire, we will contact you to book the dates. Alternatively, you can complete the questionnaire and then schedule a consultation to meet with you and your dog at one of our locations.
  • Refunds: There are NO refunds on deposits. Please make sure you are committed to the dates you booked!

NOTE: Once registered, we will send you a confirmation email with details, invoice, and waiver.

Who it's for

For dogs 5 months and older. This complete program is for dogs that need better house and leash manners with a focus on advanced off-leash training OR for dogs with reactivity. This program includes e-collar foundation training.

Where it is

Board & Train dogs are housed and under constant supervision in our trainers’ personal residence in either Bath ME, Richmond ME, or Amherst NH.

Difficulty

All dogs welcome, but see requirements

Price

$4,200