Board & train is an option for those who want to put their dog’s development, obedience and confidence in the express lane under the care of our qualified trainers.

Your dog will be staying at the amazing Hedgegrove Boarding Kennels and will receive several training sessions per day. The dog’s behaviour and progression is assessed daily and training adjusted to suit.

Designed for dogs of varying age, breed and temperament, whether it be for some basic training of obedience, specialty skills, assistance work or rehabilitation for mild to severe behaviour issues. Board & Train is not designed to “fix” behavioural issues but to begin the process under our guidance. Those wanting more intensive programs can discuss options with the trainers to give you as much time and support needed to assist the dog, yourself and your relationship.

At the end of their stay, the trainers will give you all the information, recommendations & empowerment needed to continue their training at home. Your dog will also receive a free hydro-bath before returning home. Programs of 20 days or longer receive a free 1 hour handover session with the trainers.

Check out our ‘Board & Train’ YouTube playlist of some of the fun we have had with our past guests!

Board & train is not suitable for those who cannot continue the dog’s training and development after the package is complete. These programs are not suited for those having behavioural issues specific to your home environment and it is only designed to begin addressing behavioural issues, there is no “quick fix” in rehabilitation. Canine Connect may require you to attend a mandatory assessment appointment to decide if your dog is suitable for these programs.

Monday - Friday Package ($290)

This package is for those who may be busy during the week but would like to have their pup home on the weekend! (Arrived Monday AM – Depart Fri PM)

We can cater for most training needs in this package and will provide information and support to continue their training at home.

This service is not designed to tackle more extreme behavioural issues unless booked frequently.

10 Day Package ($590)

10 days of intensive training;

Some of the areas our trainers can focus on but not limited to are:

  • Sit/stay
  • Drop/Stay
  • Loose leash walking
  • On leash recall
  • Socialisation
  • Marker cues
  • Release cues
  • Confidence boosting
  • Enrichment
  • Manners & relaxation

This package is not designed for the modification of behavioural issues. Please contact the team to discuss behavioural issues and length of time to ignite change.

20 Day Package ($1,250)

20 days of intensive training;

Some of the areas our trainers can focus on but not limited to are:

  • Sit/stay
  • Drop/Stay
  • Loose leash walking
  • On leash recall
  • Socialisation
  • Marker cues
  • Release cues
  • Confidence boosting
  • Enrichment
  • Manners & relaxationSome of the behaviour areas our trainers can focus on but not limited to are:
  • Fear, anxiety and confidence based behaviours
  • Basic to advanced obedience
  • Destruction and bad manners
  • Reactivity and dog aggression
  • Resource guarding
  • Leash pulling
  • Inability to relax

Custom Package

This package is designed for those wanting to achieve specific goals or curb a specific problem behaviour. A 2 week minimum stay required.

This package is designed for owners with specific issues or goals that want to be reached.

Training program written by our amazing trainers after the initial email/phone conversation with the dog’s guardians and after their initial behavioural assessment.

Hedgegrove Boarding Kennels supplies all the food, bedding and care during their stay. All guests must agree to Hedgegrove’s policies and procedures before entering their facility.

All dogs require a current C5 vaccination in order to board at Hedgegrove. Bookings for Board & Train can only be made during non-peak periods.

All clients receive lifelong support for the dog via email after their stay and access to our Private Facebook group.

Cannot thank you guys enough for looking after my boy Samson. I am so amazed by the training of him and the awesome instructions on how to continue. He has learned so much and so have I.

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