Housesit & Train Program
We'll take care of your house and your dog while you're away. Imagine heading out for a business trip or vacation and returning home to a well-trained dog! Eliminate your dog's stress and the risk of having your training progress undermined in a traditional kennel. We'll do the training work so you don't have to. Our program is perfect for reactive dogs who "explode" around other dogs, making group classes impossible and kennel boarding extremely stressful. We have years of experience working with hundreds of reactive and aggressive dogs.
Our trainer will stay in your home with your dog, so your dog essentially becomes her dog and training takes place 24 hours a day. Eliminate the stress of staying in a kennel, relax knowing your home and dog are being well cared for, and return to a more well-behaved dog.
Our pricing includes an initial 45-60 minute meeting, daily progress reports during your dog’s stay, a “hand-off” session to review your dog’s cues, a 1-hr. session follow-up session in your home to “brush up” on or troubleshoot trained behaviors, tip sheets with instructions for all trained cues, and unlimited email support for questions related to trained behaviors.
Although we’ll get your dog’s training jump-started, it’ll be up to you to maintain it when you return. Don't worry - you won't be on your own - we'll run through your dog's newly learned skills with you and be there to help troubleshoot along the way. It's important to remember that every dog is an individual with a different aptitude for learning. Your dog’s training progress, including generalization (responsiveness in different locations) and proofing (responsiveness with distractions) will depend on the length of our stay. More time = more solidly trained behaviors.
Here's the not-so-small print:
Housesit & Train candidates with a bite history may require private in-home training sessions to make sure your dog is comfortable with our trainer before her stay.
Minimum Housesit & Train program is 5 days.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation, and the remaining 50% balance is due at least 48 hours before your day of departure.
You are responsible for providing your dog’s food and training treats.
Housesit & Train candidates must be able to be left alone for up to 5 hours at a time.
Call (301) 660-9203 or email to discuss your training goals.