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 Board & Train Programs

Does your busy lifestyle make in-home training or classes, and the homework in between, difficult to manage? Are you frustrated with your dog's behavior and need a "reset"? Would you like to find a board and train program that you can trust to use positive reinforcement methods that work? Our custom board and train programs may be just what you need!
"Elizabeth is a wonderful professional trainer. Our dear mixed shepherd that we adopted was a handful for my husband and I last January. We started puppy training, ( should be called people training!) and Trixie earned her Canine Good Citizen certification. Trix is a happy well adjusted 15 month old pup working towards her next certification. Training is fun and you learn so much. I highly recommend Stay Positive Animal Training for anyone who wants to understand their pets behavior. Thank you Elizabeth for your knowledge, patience, and kindness."
~ Nancy and Trixie

Are you ready to transform your dog's behavior?

We will help you achieve your obedience and behavior goals positively and effectively!

Our training programs are built with the goal of setting up both humans and dogs for success. We want you to come away from our programs understanding how to communicate with your dog using positive reinforcement techniques. We want to transform your life with your dog to one of understanding, enjoyment, and mutual trust, so you can enjoy a lifetime of adventures together!



Board & train program for puppies 3 to 6 months old

Puppies are a lot of work, we get it! We can take some of the burden off of you and make sure your puppy gets a solid foundation in obedience and life skills. During our puppy board & train program, we make sure your puppy is comfortable in their crate, potty training is progressing appropriately, and your puppy is getting positive social experiences while learning name recognition, leash walking skills, sit, down, stay, place, leave it, drop it, come when called, and cooperative handling.

We train using positive reinforcement methods and do not use any punishment or corrective collars. You can be assured that your puppy is having a great experience with training while they are in our care, and will come home with a foundation that you can build upon as they mature into a well-mannered dog.

Puppies will need to complete their vaccinations prior to attending.

What's included:

  • Two weeks of board & train: Your puppy will be in our home and a part of the family during their stay (we do not have outdoor kennels). We only keep puppies from one client at a time for training so that your puppy gets the most out of their stay!

  • Photo updates and training videos of your puppy during their stay

  • Specially curated training supplies: harness, leash, treat pouch, chew toys, and more essentials selected especially for your puppy

  • Two private follow up sessions after your puppy returns home (virtual if you are outside of our travel area)

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Who this program is for:

Our puppy board & train program is made for puppy owners that want us to do some of the foundation work for them so that they can then continue to build upon and practice their puppy's skills as they mature!




Schedule a Discovery Call

Book a no obligation free phone call with us to learn more about our programs and tell us about your training goals! Scheduling a call using our convenient online calendar avoids the dreaded phone tag game and insures we have plenty of time set aside to dedicate to learning about you and your dog(s). Schedule a call today to learn how we can help you and your dog succeed!


Enroll & Onboard

Once we select the right program for you and your dog, you will be able to complete payment, fill out paperwork, and schedule your drop off/pick up time, all simply and virtually. You'll receive a welcome email with details on preparing for your dog's board and train before drop off/pick up day! 


The work (& fun) begins!

Here comes positive transformation with your dog! Prepare for a wonderful training journey as you learn how to better understand and communicate with your dog as we shape the good behaviors we want using positive reinforcement.

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Who this program is for:

Pet owners with dogs of any age in need of manners/obedience foundations that want us to lay the foundation for them




Obedience skills board & train for dogs over 6 months

Family Manners is a skills-oriented program aimed at teaching your dog obedience foundations applicable to everyday pet life. Your dog will go on "field trips" during this program to Denton Square and other pet-friendly locations to practice their skills.


This program covers these foundation skills: sit, down, stay, come, drop it, leave it, place/targeting, and leash walking. We address issues such as excited jumping, door dashing, and leash pulling during this program and customize the program to your individual dog and your most important goals.

At the end of this program your dog will have a solid foundation of positive-trained obedience and life skills that you can continue reinforcing using treats and/or toy rewards. You'll also understand how to manage and change unwanted behavior with confidence.

Dogs need current vaccinations, including kennel cough, to attend this program and must be crate trained.

* For safety and liability reasons, as well as to abide by local leash laws, we do not train "off-leash". We always use a long line for safety when training recalls and stays in un-fenced locations.

What's included:

  • Three weeks of board & train: Your dog will be in our home and a part of the family during their stay; we do not have outdoor kennels. We only board dogs from one client at a time to ensure your dog gets the most out of their stay. 

  • Photo updates and training videos of your dog during their stay

  • Specially curated training supplies: harness, leash, treat pouch, long line, and more essentials selected especially for your dog

  • Three private follow up sessions after your dog returns home, with at least one being in a public location with distractions (virtual if you are outside of our travel area- one can be during pick up)



Board & train/ private session combo for dogs with dog-directed leash reactivity

Leash reactivity towards other dogs is a very common issue experienced by dog owners. It is frustrating and embarrassing for your dog to bark and lunge at other dogs or people; whether it be out of excitement, fear, frustration, or aggression. There is no magic wand to make leash reactivity just go away, but there are some amazing techniques I can teach you and your dog to manage, reduce, and prevent this behavior.

When it comes to leash reactivity, I can't get away with just training your dog. I could get your dog to the point of not reacting around other dogs when I handle them, but there is so much I need to also teach YOU so you can continue to be successful! That's why this program is a combination of board & train for your dog, and private lessons for you.

*This program is for dogs with dog-directed reactivity. Human directed reactivity is not suitable for board & train; talk to us about our in-home reactivity program!

What's included:

  • Three weeks of board & train focused on getting your dog the practice they need in various setups and scenarios around other dogs

  • Six private sessions with you and your dog together, either twice a week for 3 weeks or 3 times a week for two weeks

  • Specially curated training supplies: harness or martingale, leash, treat pouch, and more essentials selected for your dog's training

  • Photo updates and training videos while your dog is boarding

  • Invitation to schedule decoy set-ups for continued practice once you complete the program


Who this program is for:

Frustrated dog owners with leash reactive dogs seeking help to change their dog's behavior without force or punishment





No pressure or obligation. :)

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