Board and Train Programs

Can you imagine having the perfect dog who does what you say all the time, even with distractions outside.  Just imagine being able to take your dog out to parks, camping or anywhere and having them listen to you.  This can happen to you and your dog so you can both live the most fulfilled life ever!

Board and train programs have all the benefits of a professionally trained dog without all the work.  These programs are great for people that may not have a lot of time initially to train their dogs but have enough time to maintain the work that was done.  Board and Train Programs are also a great jump start for all dogs to get basic house manners, obedience, and specialized training.  These programs are again tailored to the needs of the owners and the behaviors that are of importance to them.   Your dog will be professionally trained 24/7 and will be exposed to as many situations as possible thru day to day life and travel of the trainer.

Board and Train Programs can be for dogs that just need basic obedience and manners as well as dogs that need more serious behavioral modification.  Behavior modification programs work with dogs that have dog reactivity/aggression, human reactivity/aggression, separation anxiety and other similar problems.  Behavior modification programs are more intense and deal directly with the issues at hand.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us to see how we can help.

Puppy Board and Train Program

See the “Puppy Training” Page for more information on Puppy Board and Train Programs

Mini Scholar Program

This brief Board and Train Program can give you and your dog the jump start you need to get that perfect dog.  This is a 7 day Board and Train Program to jump start your dog’s training in basic obedience commands and resolve some nuisance behaviors. This program starts working on general obedience commands as well as problem behaviors. This program is not meant to completely resolve the problem in 7 days, but instead get the dog a solid understanding of general obedience as well as starting to work on problem behaviors. Dogs will not only be worked in the house but at various other locations as well.

Dogs will be worked many times through out the day in small increments to get the most out of training. We try to replicate the “Training as You Live and Living as you Want” Rule. During down times the dogs will continue learning self-control and relaxation.

Program Features:
  • 7 Days of Housing and Care
  • Full Time Professional Instruction for Your Dog
  • 4 Private Follow Up Lessons
  • Includes all Training Equipment (Up to a $250 value)
  • Up to 4 Obedience Commands Learned
  • Resolution of Nuisance Behaviors (Jumping up, pulling on a leash…)
  • Also will include Handouts on Helpful Hints to Remember when Training
  • 3 Months of Support and Help Via Text, Email or Phone

Basics and Beyond Program

Looking for that perfectly trained dog.  One that can come when called, sit on command and be curious around family, friends and strangers.  Your dog too can be the ideal dog.

This board and train program is for dog to gain the ability to do general obedience commands, walk with a loose leash, work on and rid of common nuisance behaviors like jumping up, counter surfing, and barking.  This program is not meant for dog that need behavior modification for things like dog or human aggression but instead dogs that need obedience and manner.

Dogs will be worked many times through out the day in small increments to get the most out of training.  Field trips to parks, vet offices, Petsmart and other locations will also be done.  We try to replicate the “Training as You Live and Living as you Want” Rule.  During down times the dogs will continue learning self-control and relaxation.

Program Features:
  • 14 Days of Housing and Care
  • Full Time Professional Training for Your Dog
  • 4 Private Follow Up Lessons
  • Includes all Training Equipment (Up to $250 value)
  • Up to 5 Obedience Commands
  • Resolution of Nuisance Behaviors (Counter Surfing, Jumping Up, Pulling on Leash)
  • Progress Videos
  • Handout of Helpful Hints
  • Includes 6 months of unlimited help via text, email and phone services

The Well Mannered Dog Program

Looking for that dog that obey’s commands both on and off leash?  Want your dog to recall to you even with distractions?  Have that dog that you just can’t seem to get trained and is ruling your life?  Want a well mannered dog that you are proud to take out in public?

This program will work on basic obedience as well as general manners in the house and in public and works towards off leash control around  all distractions for basic obedience and manners.  All dogs are worked out in public as well as in the house and programs are geared towards your needs and wants.  For more information please feel free to call us at 320-316-3787.

Program Features:
  • 21 Days of Housing and Care
  • Full Time Professional Instruction for Your Dog
  • 6 Follow Up Private Lessons
  • Includes All Training Equipment (Up to $250 value)
  • Up to 6 Obedience Commands
  • Resolution of Nuisance Behaviors (Jumping Up, Counter Surfing, Pulling on Leash…)
  • Progress Videos
  • Handout of Helpful Hints
  • 12 Months Support and Help via Phone, Text, and Email

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Christa had our goldendoodle, Molly, for two weeks to teach her more self control. She simply loved people too much! We just returned from our first camping trip with her. She did simply amazing, and we were so very happy! She would lay on her cot, watch people and other dogs, and seldom barked. We are so happy that we took Molly to Prodigy Pups and would recommend her highly. Thank you Christa!

Barb Thompson

Our goldendoodle, Winnie, was with Christa for a week. Winnie has come home with a great foundation of great behaviors! She comes when called, even when there are distractions. Her counter surfing seems to be cured, and she doesn’t greet us with unwelcome “hugs” anymore! I would highly recommend Prodigy Pups!

Molly Busby Gardner

Prodigy Pups Dog Training is a wonderful place to not only board your dog but also have them trained. My dog Bowser was with Christa for about 2 weeks and came back changed. We are working hard with him to ensure the training Christa did is effective long term. Christa is an amazing trainer and very pleasant to work with, and can answer all questions you may have. I would recommend prodigy Pups Dog Training to anyone having minimal to major dog issues.

Michelle Carrigan