Boarding and Training (which is also known as “Dog Boarding School”), as the name suggests is a method of training where our trainers take your dog away for a 12 day intensive training program. This form of training is highly successful in the curing of behavioural problems and for those too busy to train their dogs themselves. An alternative to our traditional puppy school & group dog training classes in Melbourne, boarding is also fantastic for those that wish to get a head start on their training or for those that are already heading away on holidays and want their dog trained whilst they are away.
Dog Boarding School
As our trainers are fully trained professionals they can achieve very quick results whilst using the most up to date and gentle training methods for your dog. Once the dog is trained and understands it’s commands it is very simple for the owner to learn and to continue the training. In most cases this only requires the owner to walk the dog, as by doing so they show the dog that it must also continue what it has learnt.
What does the dog learn? In the boarding and training program all dogs are trained to walk beside the owner on a loose lead (to heal), sit, drop (to lie down) and come back to the owner upon command. Further to this we can cure many behavioural problems such as jumping up etc. We can also make a lot of head way into the curing of behavioural problems such a dog to dog or dog to human aggression. How much does it cost? Dog Boarding School The basic boarding dog or puppy training course in Melbourne lasts for 12 days and costs $900.00. This price is inclusive of all food, bedding, pickup and delivery. The delivery includes a full hand back where we will show you how we have trained the dog so that you can understand and easily continue the training. The hand back is done in your home where the dog will be under great distraction after not seeing you for 12 days. This enables you to see exactly how well trained the dog is and how to handle the dog under high levels of distraction. Further we are also now including in all dog boarding school & puppy school stays either one in-home private lesson done in the owners home 2 weeks after we hand the dog back or a silver level membership to our puppy & dog training centre in Melbourne (customers choice) to make sure that you can continue to hold onto the training we have carried out. One of the risks, or down sides, to all boarding schools is that when the dog comes home it can quickly switches back to doing what it was doing in the past if the owner does not continue to do what the trainers have done. The in-home lesson or attending the dog training centre in Melbourne will help prevent this in a way no other method can.
Where does the dog stay? All boarding & dog training is conducted at Melbourne’s Abba Boarding Kennels, which is one of the top boarding facilities in Victoria . For those that would like to have a look at the types of accommodation available for their dogs whilst in our facilities, Abba Boarding Kennel can be inspected at anytime within their business hours or you can find them on the web at http://www.abbakennels.com.au/. The kennels are manned and a vet is on call 24 hours a day. The kennels business hours are 8am to 5pm Sunday to Friday and 8am till 12pm Saturday and the kennel is located at 70 Tyres Lane, Keysborough. Please feel free to drop in and have a look. All runs have individual sheltered areas, with warm bedding and all dog’s as well as being trained everyday will also have 2 exercise sessions and feedings each day. Further if you have specific requests for your dog please give us a call to discuss as in most cases we are more than happy to accomidate such things.