Our Services

Board and Train Packages

We provide two types of Board and Train Programs. Take a look at the descriptions and follow the links to fill out the contact form so we can find the right solution for you!

16 Day Basic Obedience Board and Train (On & Off Leash)

For dogs older than five months of age with no major behavioral issues (fear, anxiety, aggression, etc.)

This is our most popular program! In this comprehensive program, your dog will stay with us for 16 days. Your dog will learn five basic obedience commands (Sit, Down, Place, Heel, Come) in addition to crate manners and general household manners. We will also address minor behavioral issues like jumping, counter-surfing, mouthing, nuisance barking, etc. This program is not for dogs who display more serious behaviors such as fear, aggression or separation anxiety.

During the 16 days with us, we will build a foundation of obedience with your dog using state of the art training tools. It’s an intensive lifestyle program that is effective by immersing your dog 24/7 in a training routine which includes daily structure, rules, socialization, and appropriate supervised play. By living at our home for 16 days, your dog will develop a new foundation and state-of-mind that will make it easy for you to continue the training at your home.

The work will be documented with photo and video that will be displayed on our social media. For footage of dogs currently in our program, please visit Facebook.

On the final day, we will have a comprehensive go-home session with you and your dog, transferring all of the training and information over to you. We will also give you updates throughout the 16 days and a detailed go-home plan to maintain the training.

16 Day Basic Obedience Board and Train

$2700

Price includes $180 Mini-Educator Remote Collar, $20 Herm Sprenger Prong Collar, $16 Long Line and $50 Raised Place Bed

Your dog will learn crate manners, general household manners, proper socialization, and the following commands:

  • Sit/Stay
  • Down/Stay
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Recall

Price includes a Sprenger prong collar sized and fit to your dog as well as a Long line leash and Raised Place Bed also included is the Mini-Educator Remote Collar, which is $180, in rare cases we may need to upgrade to a stronger model which would be an additional charge.

Depending on the severity of issues, additional weeks may be required. This will be determined either after the consultation or early on in the board and train process. Additional weeks are $700.

Three to Eight Week Board and Train, Behavior Modification and Rehabilitation Program

For dogs with severe behavior problems like:

  • Dog to Dog Aggression
  • Human Aggression
  • Food and/or Resource Guarding
  • Fear
  • Leash Reactivity
  • Crate/House Soiling (bathroom) issues

This package is for dogs who display leash reactivity, attacked a person or animal, bitten humans or other animals multiple times, has intense resource guarding, or intent to do harm including fear aggression. Dogs who display severe or debilitating fear, anxiety, or OCD behaviors are best served in the rehabilitation program. Please contact us so that we can discuss the severity of your dog’s issues to create a program fit for your dog. It can take a few days or even a week for a fearful, aggressive or anxious dog to build a relationship necessary for training. A Board and Train is the only way to truly change all of the variables to start reshaping your dog’s state of mind.

In addition to all of the basic skills and commands listed in the 16 Day Basic Obedience Board and Train Program (listed above), this program includes a 30-minute consultation on our starting day, a mid-session at two weeks and a one hour session on the eve of the final day to go over all training equipment and discuss the plan moving forward. Then we will have a two hour go-home session on the final day where we will transfer all of the information, techniques and strategies to you to insure continued success, and a final one hour follow up one to two weeks later.

Three to Eight Week Board and Train, Behavior Modification and Rehabilitation Program

$3450
for first 3 weeks

Price includes $180 Mini-Educator Remote Collar, $20 Herm Sprenger Prong Collar, $16 Long Line and $50 Raised Place Bed

Price includes a Sprenger prong collar sized and fit to your dog as well as a Long line leash and Raised Place Bed also included is the Mini-Educator Remote Collar, which is $180, in rare cases we may need to upgrade to a stronger model which would be an additional charge.

Depending on the severity of issues, additional weeks may be required. This will be determined either after the consultation or early on in the board and train process. Additional weeks are $700.

Private Lessons

The Walk

Three sessions to teach a remote collar heel command where your dog will learn to walk by your side with absolutely no tension in the leash. The first session your dog will be training with just us. The second session your dog will spend the first half with us, and the second half we will transfer the training over to you. The third lesson will be with you the entire time on a walk around your neighborhood or downtown Frederick. Remote collar not included and is $180.

The Walk

$450

Behavior Modification (Addressing Specific Problem Behaviors)

This will be at your home. For homes more than 15 miles away there will be a fee of .35 cents per mile. This includes: jumping, countersurfing, rushing out the front door, excessive/nuisance barking, fence fighting, eating poop, eating cat litter, crate antics (barking in the crate/pawing or biting at the bars), a dog who knows place but breaks without permission, brush ups on a dog who knows their obedience commands but is having trouble, etc. Remote collar not included and is $180.

Behavior Modification

$200

Supplemental Training Opportunities

One-on-One Skype

For those not within a reasonable distance, I offer Skype sessions for dog training advice and working through any issues you may have with your dog. I am able to walk you through step by step on how to train your dog, set your house better up for success with your dog, prep for a new baby, adding a new dog to your home, etc. However, I am connected to many amazing trainers around the country and would love to recommend a trusted trainer in your area.

30 minute Skype

$60

Pack Walks

Pack walks will start in the spring when the weather permits and are for clients who have completed training with me. Pack walks are totally free of charge and will consist of a structured group walk around Baker Park in Frederick, brushing up on obedience skills! We will practice our structured heel, autosits, downstays with distractions and overall manners in public!

Pack Walks

Free!

Only for clients who have completed a training package.


Structured Boarding

After completing a training program, your dog is welcome to board with me when you leave town! This is a great opportunity to brush up on obedience in a highly structured, familiar environment with other stable dogs!

Boarding per Night

$60

Only for clients who have completed a training package.


Day Care

Dogs who have completed a training program with me are welcome back for daycare and socialization in a safe and fun environment.

Day Care

$30

Drop-off before 9am and pickup before 6pm.


Shadow Program

Spend five days with Julie and Josh. You will observe daily routines, dropoffs, go-home sessions, training sessions, socialization in the yard, phone calls, and have the opportunity for Q&A.

5 Days

$1500