Board and Train

Macatawa Dog Training

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Macatawa Dog Training board and train program is our most time efficient, effective and convenient type of training. This intensive training that is designed to focus specifically on obedience and elimination of behavioral issues. Your dog will stay with us for a period of 3 days to 4 weeks*, which allows our professional trainers – some of the best dog trainers in West Michigan - to work your dog throughout their entire stay. You can think of this as a personalized “doggie boot camp” where we can constantly customize our training specifically to your dog’s needs, your goals and the length of their stay. *length of your stay is determined in your evaluation.

Board and Train

Here at Macatawa Dog Training, we understand that consistency and time are key components to training. Our Board and Train program is an immersive training experience that gives all parties involved the space needed to provide that time and consistency.

Over the course of 10 days your pup will learn basic commands through training that has been tailored to their learning style. This personalization allows our trainer the ability to provide clear expectations to your pup and gives your pup the guidance and time they need to learn. The combination of clear expectations, guidance and time provides a valuable reset to their physical and mental energy. As a benefit of this reset, they will also learn impulse control and therefore decrease their attention seeking behaviors and increase their patience.

On the completion of the program, this information will be passed on to you, the owner. Our trainer will teach you the commands taught to your pup and will help guide you and your pup into a seamless transition back into life at home.

Duration: 10 days

Commands learned: sit, stay, down, focus, place, recall (come), heel and basic handling

Benefits:

Learned impulse control

Decrease in attention seeking behaviors

Increase in patience at thresholds

Price: $2000

What's included:

Brand new Martingale collar and leash

Daily training session with Erin

Facility Cost

Pre-consultation: personalization of program occurs here

Post-consultation: information transferred to you occurs here

2 follow-up lessons: Helps with transition of commands into home life, also covers walking/handling and door manners. 

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Stay and Train

Our Stay and Train option is more custom to your dogs needs! This program is a minimum of 3 days and you get to choose the commands your dog needs the most help with.

This also includes our unique program that helps reset your dog's pent up energy level, mental stimulation and overall behavior. This program includes a free private go-home lesson to go over the things your dog learned throughout the program.


Duration: 3 - 5 days

You can choose from the following commands:

Walk politely on leash (pulling, barking, excitable behavior)

Sit/Stay

Down/Stay

Place Command

Recall/Come

Waiting for food

Waiting at Thresholds (doors, car, crate, etc.)

Touch

Car Safety

Correcting Jumping
Correcting Barking
Potty Training

Patience at Thresholds

Benefits:

Learned impulse control

Decrease in attention seeking behaviors

Increase in patience at thresholds

Price: $600 - $1000

What's included:

Brand new Martingale collar and leash

Daily training session with Erin

Facility Cost

Pre-consultation: personalization of program occurs here

Go-Home Lesson to go over what was learned


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Alumni Refresher/ Day Train

Refresher course for previously trained dogs that need a touch up on their trained skills. This Option is on a case by case basis, dependent on your dog’s behavioral issues and your training goals! 

Duration: Single day

Benefits:

Fine tunning what they already know. along with reinforcing behaviors that have lapsed.


Price: $200

What's included:

Training session with Erin

Facility Cost


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Puppy Board and Train

Macatawa Dog Training Puppy Board and Train is designed for puppies aging from 4 months to 8 months. We know this is the most crucial stage of their mental development, so we want to implement reinforcing desired behaviors and avoid bad ones. Puppies are growing, developing and learning so quickly that every experience during this young age is of extreme importance. Delaying training and socialization can mean missed opportunities for your puppy to learn how you would like them to behave. Think of this as “puppy boot camp” for both you and your puppy. It will give you a head start in training, socialization, and confidence building.

Duration: 14 Days

Benefits:

Socialization

Building Confidence

Encouraging Engagement

Starting off on the right track

Learning Basic Obedience

 

Price: $2400

What's included:

Brand new collar and leash

Daily training session with Erin

Facility Cost

Pre-consultation: personalization of program 

Post-consultation: information transferred to you

2 follow-up lessons: Helps with transition of commands into home life, also covers walking/handling and door manners. 

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Program Prices

Compare our programs and find the best fit for you.

Board and Train

$2000

10 day

Best for all around Behavior

Daily Training

5 Basic Commands

Diminnishing Distractions

3 Private Lessons Included

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Stay and Train

$600 +

3 to 5 days

Best Package Offer

Daily Training

1 to 3 commands

Customized

Go-Home Lesson Included

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Alumni Refresher

$200

1 day

Best for General touch-up

1 - 2 hour Training Session

Command of Choice

Customized

Socialization 

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Puppy Board and Train

$2400

14 days

Best for Busy Homes

Daily Training Session

Socializing

Building Confidence

Basic Commands

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