Stay & Train Boarding School

Our stay and train program is for those who want a trained dog without having to go through the time-consuming, often frustrating process training your dog can be. One of our trainers will keep your dog in their home and work with him/her as if it were theirs. Our trainer will then train, socialize, and maintain your dog to the level and specifics you have requested. We have a variety of programs to meet most any ones needs. Our programs range from simple basic manners and obedience to Police K9 or service training.

     The Basic is for all breeds:

  • Puppy Prep School
  • Doodle Prep School
  • Doggie Boarding School

   K9 Stay & Train is much more involved : (Prices quote after consult)

  • Tracking
  • Obedience
  • Narcotics

Our Boarding School program is a stay and train program for those who want a trained dog without having the time-consuming, often messy, noisy, and frustrating process training your dog can be. It is also ideal for those dealing with immediate issues which are best handled away from the owners home.

One of our trainers will keep your dog in their home and work with your dog as if it were theirs. Our trainer will then train, socialize, and maintain your dog to the level and specifics you have requested. We have a variety of programs to meet most any ones needs. We also offer Programs which are exclusive to our breeder affiliates.

How is works

Here at Smeraglia K9 we realize that while very rewarding, having an untrained dog in your home can be a frustrating, time consuming, and a life-interrupting event. You have this vision of the picture perfect family dog, but your dog just is not there yet.

Your dog will stay with his trainer for the entire length of his training program. Once there, the trainer will work with your dog and get him ready to come home to you at a point in the training process of your choosing. We offer a few different programs that can be custom tailored to meet your family's individual needs for training and timing. The length of your dogs stay depends on your personal needs as a dog owner.

All dogs must be vet checked, free of parasites, and up to date on vaccinations before arriving at Boarding School. A week before your dog is to arrive at school to begin the training process, you will receive a detailed questionnaire requesting important information needed by the trainers to tailor the training process to your family’s needs. Boarding School typically starts on Thursdays and ends on Thursdays. This allows for Friday shipping or pick ups and a full weekend for you and your puppy to transition. Days can be adjusted by request. Please know that if there are any problems or questions with your dog while at school, you will be contacted immediately. You can expect to receive an update and new picture each Friday that your dog is at school.

All programs include regular weekly updates and snap shot pictures, training supplies, and ongoing Vet care to insure that your dog remains up to date on vaccinations and de-wormings while in our care. A telephone, video conference or in person consultation with your Doggie Boarding School trainer supervisor prior to your dog coming home as well as telephone or e-mail support after the dog arrives home. Your dog will go home with instructions and a detailed schedule so that you can continue the training process when you get home. Your training kit will include collar, leash, crate, toy, chew toy, Sample of preferred treats, full medical record, among other items to get started right away.

All questions will be directed to the trainers and questions and concerns will be addressed in a timely fashion. You can rest assured that your dog will be well cared for and given much love and affection while in Doggie Boarding School. They will be well socialized with children as well as other classmates in the program. Our trainers use scientifically proven, reward based training methods. The ultimate goal for all of us and for you is for there to be a perfect match with each dog and their new family.