This is Magnus. He’s in our two-week Board and Train, which is our Dog Training and Boarding program. After training in our facility, we take our doggie trainees outside into the “real world”. This puts the training into practice. In this video, we are walking through Home Depot.
As you can see, he is on a leash but I’m not holding onto the leash, which is a gradual step up. You’ll notice how he keeps looking up. He recently learned this command. He’s in a new environment, which complicates the situation. So he’s looking for reassurance and further guidance, which is normal. And Magnus is doing a great job!
Here is Magnus, he’s in our two-week board & train program. We are walking through Home Depot with no hands on the leash. He’s doing great!
This type of training activity is one of the benefits of our dog boarding programs. We have three different types of boarding. We do offer a more traditional type of boarding, but we have two other dog boarding programs that include training for dogs. Our “Board & Train” is for dogs that have not previously been through our training. This gives you the chance to have your dog stay with us overnight for one or two weeks and we train your canine. So when you return to put up your K9, they have learned some great behavioral changes that can be put into effect right away.
And for those dogs that have already been through our obedience training, we have our Board And Tune. This reinforces the training your dog has already received. Or we can go over some specific areas that you would like to have addressed. But the idea is that this is a way to reinforce those good behavioral habits through repetition.
How Our Board and Train Program Is Different
The term “boarding” is generally used to describe any type of situation in which a pet is housed temporarily. It usually assumes a place where your pet would stay overnight. But it could be used to describe as an alternative to using a pet sitter. Although many people worry about the stress placed on the animal by being put in an unfamiliar and most likely crowded environment. Fortunately, the majority of boarding places work to reduce stress for your canine. We really believe that it’s important to have as much human-dog interaction involved as possible. It’s also important for all of our boarding dogs to have plenty of exercise and the chance of socializing with other dogs.
If you do any research on the internet about dog “boarding”, you may come across information about “dog kennels”, such as this: “Kennels”. Glass City K9 does not have what is considered a traditional “kennel”. The biggest difference is that most of our boarding does involve some type of training. But for those dogs that are just being boarded, we make an effort to really give them all a lot of time and attention and plenty of opportunity for playtime.
Some people ask, “What’s the difference between “pet boarding” and “pet sitting“? This is a good article describing some of the differences between the two: pet boarding and pet sitting
Dog Training And Boarding Are A Great Combination
Hopefully, this provides some clarification so you can determine if boarding and specifically, boarding your dog at Glass City K9 LLC may be right for you and your canine friend. We have dog training in Ohio in our facilities. But we have people from over the Michigan line bring in their dogs for training as well as boarding. And we also can travel to your home for training as well as our free initial Training Evaluation. Our Evaluation is always the first step for all dog owners interested in any of our programs. And keep in mind, we also have puppy boarding. We have plenty of young pups in our k9 puppy training, so yours will feel right at home as well!
If you have any questions or would like more information about any of our Board and Train programs, fill out the form for a Free Evaluation. We’ll be happy to set up a convenient time so that you can get all of your questions answered.
Glass City K9 LLC
2934 Douglas Road
Toledo, OH 43606