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 or Windamere 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 10 days or longer receive a free 1 hour handover session with the trainers.
It is strongly recommended that the handler continues with other services such as Dayschool, Private Training and Group Classes after their dogs board & train stay, we have begun the training with the dog but it is essential we also train with you, training dogs. training people is after all what we are all about!
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.
Board & Train stays for behavioural issues are required to book in an assessment day with our trainers BEFORE the ‘Board & Train’ program commences.
Monday – Friday Package ($760)
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).
During a 5 day program we will work on foundational skills including communication, leash response, and basic obedience.
This service is not designed to tackle more extreme behavioural issues unless booked frequently on the advise of our trainers.
+ $99 for Private Handover at the end of the stay
10 Day Package ($1295)
10 days of intensive training; Some of the areas our trainers can focus on but not limited to are:
Loose leash walking
On leash recall
Manners & relaxation
Please contact the team to discuss if this package is suitable, the behavioural issues and length of time to ignite change. Free Private Handover at the end of the stay There are numerous benefits to any board & train stay, however our trainers will only dedicate this short time to the progression of 2 skills linked to behaviour issues.
20 Day Package ($2070)
20 days of intensive training; Some of the areas our trainers can focus on but not limited to are:
- Loose leash walking
- On leash recall
- Marker cues
- Release cues
- Confidence boosting
- Manners & relaxation
- Fear, anxiety and confidence based behaviours
- Destruction and bad manners
- Reactivity and dog aggression
- Resource guarding
- Leash pulling
- Inability to relax
+ FREE Private Handover at the end of the stay There are numerous benefits to any board & train stay, however our trainers will only dedicate this short time to the progression of 3 skills linked to behaviour issues.
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 & Windamere Pet Retreat supplies all the food, bedding and care during their stay. All guests must agree to Hedgegrove & Windamere’s policies and procedures before entering their facility.
All dogs require a current C5 vaccination in order to board. 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.