All our programs offer 3 FREE follow up lessons and access to 6 months of continuing education refresher courses for free.
All board and train dogs sleep at owner and behaviorist Jessica Davis’ home (Casa de Pup Pup) and will be transported daily to the Arfin’ Academy. Every day will consist of 2 individual one hour training sessions, as well as a group training session to build reliability. Dogs who enjoy playing with other dogs will also enjoy 2 play sessions per day and multiple enrichment opportunities.
Did you just bring home a new puppy? Bringing home a new puppy is very exciting but can be extremely challenging. This is a 2 week training program we offer to new puppy parents. The purpose of our puppy academy is to have your puppy begin basic foundations prior to the board and train program at the age of 5mos. Your puppy will incorporate loose leash walking, sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, wait and come. A trainer will also spend time with your puppy handling potty training and spend time socializing with other puppies. Perfect way to begin the training!
Purpose of Puppy Academy
Loose leash walking
Basic behavioral cues
In our 2-week program, your dog(s) mild nuisance behaviors will effectively be addressed as well as any primary goals discussed during evaluation. Basic obedience cues are developed during this time. During our board and train programs your dog(s) will learn basic manners and we will create a better bond and relationship through clear communication between you and your dog. Our trainer will board your dog for 2 weeks and their training will consist of developing on leash behaviors, and developing fluency in 22 standard obedience cues including: sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, wait, come, place, and loose leash walking.
Our trainer will board your dog for this 3 week program and we will address all the same materials as mentioned during our 2 week board and train, but your dog(s) will gain more reliability with distractions and improved behavior in public spaces. We will build the Heel cue, place with extended duration, and directive greetings, which are all useful in public settings. Each dog will go on outings in the world to work on AKCs Canine Good Citizen prep. Our training will consist of developing polite on-leash behavior, sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, place, wait, come, leave it, Heel, and loose leash walking as well as a strong focus on impulse control.
Do you have a dog best suited for Therapy or Service work? Or maybe a dog that requires more attention? If so, our 4 week program will be the best decision. Our trainer will board your dog for 4 weeks, your dog will learn all behavioral materials mentioned in our 2 and 3 week programs but allows your dog(s) and trainer extra attention to work closely to develop specialized skills.
Board and Train for behavioral cases to include but not limited to extreme fearfulness, aggression, dog reactivity, and human reactivity.
Note: Each dog is an individual and although there are no guarantees, success is truly based on dedication of the handler and continued training. Obedience is like any other skill, you must maintain it.
Vaccination Requirements for Boarding and Training with Arfordable Dog Training
Bordetella within the last 6 months
Negative Fecal Exam within the last 3 months
To ensure the safety of all of the dogs in our care, no dog will be allowed on property at either the Arfin’ Academy or Casa de Pup Pup without prior proof of vaccinations.