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In-My-Home Boarding & Training

Dog Boarding & Training for the Real World

I can help you find the perfect balance of the essential dog relationship ingredients: socialization, training, exercise, and mental stimulation. Whether it is for the day or an extended vacation, now you can leave your dog without worrying AND use the opportunity to get in valuable training time. Board & Train and Vacation Doggie School students live with me in my home and get personalized attention and monitoring day and night.

I will cover socialization to places, people, dogs, and different environments. This is especially important for puppies, since what they experience early in life will affect them for the rest of their lives. I love to start your puppies on the right path from the beginning - the most critical learning period of a dog’s life is the first six months – this is when he learns the fastest, when he most readily masters new tasks, and when he adapts most readily to new environments.

Dogs of any age or breed are welcome, including dogs that need a specific diet or eat raw, require medication or have a compromised immune system, are intact, are titered, are too young to have all their shots, or any other special circumstances.  I will teach your dog basic life skills and commands, including focus on humans, Sit, Down, Stay, Drop It, Come, Leave It, Relax, Enough, greeting and leash manners, and house manners. I will also work on behavior issues, such as jumping, chewing, housetraining, crate training, and play-biting and impulse control. Puppy Head Start and Intensive Board & Train programs include all of these, plus behavior modification and private lessons to make sure you learn what your dog learned.

My training methods are non-force-based, progressive, and very dog friendly. You'll love the simplicity, your dog will love the attention, and you'll both love the results. No more struggling to get your dog's attention and cooperation. You'll be delighted with your dog's progress and will look forward to your time together, instead of dreading it.

If you have been putting off training your dog due to your busy schedule, wait no more!

    • Several complete dog boarding and training programs for the busy dog owner
    • Programs incorporate real-world manners and commands – tailored to your family
    • Your dog stays in my home - not confined to a kennel run and only taken out for a couple of 30 minute work sessions
    • Continuing education is included - dogs attend group classes while in training and graduates of the Puppy Head Start and Intensive Training programs get the opportunity to drop in (space permitting, reservations required) to group classes that are taught by Traci Murdock and/or special pricing when enrolling in a complete 6 week course.

 

Going on vacation? Send your four-legged family member to Vacation Doggie School!

Your dog will be introduced to or get to practice basic skills and commands, such as Watch, Sit, Down, Stay, Drop It, Come, Leave It, Relax, Enough, greeting and leash manners, and house manners. I will also work on simple behavior issues, such as jumping, chewing, housetraining, crate training, and play-biting.

Vacation Doggie School is not suitable for learning new commands or dealing with complex behavior modification. The Puppy Head Start or Intensive Board & Train programs offer complete training solutions for your family.

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Upcoming Classes

Intro to Barn Hunt

Tuesday, 7:00pm – Dog Quest
Session Begins: January 13, 2015
Instuctor: Traci Murdock
Cost $25.00 – 50 minutes

Barn Hunt - Drop-in Practice

Tuesday, 8:00pm – Dog Quest
Session Begins: January 13, 2015
Instuctor: Traci Murdock
Cost $25.00 – 50 minutes

Intro to Barn Hunt

Sunday, 3:30pm – What A Great Dog
Session Begins: February 1, 2015
Instuctor: Traci Murdock
Cost $25.00 – 50 minutes

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