Three Week Dog Obedience Training and Behavior Rehabilitation in Raleigh

The Active K9’s three week dog obedience board and train is designed to work with very challenging dog behavior issues such as human, dog aggression or severe anxiety. This is a very intensive program where your dog is immersed in a 24/7 training setting. The training lifestyle includes structure, rules, socialization, and some supervised play. This On and Off Leash Obedience Board and Train program is great for owners who need training for dogs who have attacked or bitten people or dogs, with the added benefit of terrific obedience even with distractions with the added bonus of improving their relationship with their dog.

During the three weeks of training at my home, dogs develop an excellent training foundation and calmer state of mind. Dogs learn that their aggression issues are not allowed, and that the dog needs to follow guidance from their owners. This makes it easier to continue the training once the dog returns home and manage the dog's issues.
This dog training program is for dogs older than 6 months with severe behavioral issues.

This is a great dog training program if your dog:

  • Has a ton of energy and doesn’t know how to be calm
  • Knows obedience but can’t stay in command
  • Has issues when outside such as digging, fence fighting, or excessive barking
  • Won’t come when called
  • Chews furniture, eats inappropriate things or garbage dives
  • Won’t let other people approach you
  • Gets too excited and won’t listen
  • Can’t be walked because he is too reactive when he sees other people or dogs
  • This is a great program for the owner if you:
  • Don’t have a ton of time at home for training
  • Aren’t sure how to address some of the issues you are having
  • Are frustrated with your dog and want him to progress faster
  • Are going on vacation and would like to come home to a trained dog
  • Would like the training done quickly so you can enjoy your dog more
  • Has bitten or attempted to bite people or dogs
  • Has very severe anxiety (attempted to break out of crates, home, etc.)

During the three week dog obedience board and train, your dog will learn a foundation of obedience behaviors including:

  • Heel
  • Sit/Stay
  • Down/Stay
  • Place Command
  • Come (Recall)
  • Crating Up (Crate Training)
  • Duration Training (long down-stays with distractions)
  • Walking on the treadmill (on request)
  • Waiting for food
  • Waiting at thresholds (doors, cars, crate, etc)

If you have issues like counter-surfing, excessive barking, or jumping, nipping, mouthing on people, we will work to resolve those issues as well.

We use state-of-the-art, low-level, communication-style E-Collar training. Our E-Collar program is not anything like the E-Collars of old. Contemporary E-Collar Training utilizes the softest, most gentle remote communication, and is one of the most humane and effective approaches to dog training available. We also start all training off with the basics, taught with luring, clicker training, or leash pressure. Once the dog has a solid understanding of basic obedience commands, we layer the e-collar pressure over the learned commands. This way, we fairly teach the dog reliable obedience and exactly what the e-collar pressure means with each command.

This three week Obedience Training and Behavior Rehabilitation Board and Train includes an initial 30 minute consultation with you on drop-off and a 2 hour session at pick-up. At the pick-up session, we help you to learn the techniques you will need to use with your dog, as well as the action plan to follow to insure the greatest success for you and your dog. Your dog will take home his very own top-of-the-line Ecollar Technologies Educator E-collar, plus a prong/training collar. Our job here is to help YOU succeed with your dog, and just because a trainer can get your dog to have great obedience and mindset doesn’t mean it will always happen with you. That is why even after you take your dog home, we are available to help you via email and phone to assist you should any issues come up.

Rates: $2500 for 3 weeks (includes the e-collar, which depends on what your dog requires, and is normally $180-$290). Additional weeks are $700 each. We require a 50% deposit to reserve your dates, with the remainder due by drop-off.

If your dog has bitten or attempted to bite other dogs or people, muzzle conditioning prior to the Board and Train is required.

** A day in the life of a board and train dog **
7am – 8am Wake up, go potty, have breakfast
8am – 9am Walk (depending on the weather)
9am – 12pm Training sessions (Your dog may do multiple short sessions or one long sessions. It depends on how we feel your dog works best.)
12pm – 1:30pm Lunchtime outing (In the second week of training, dogs may accompany us to lunch and practice good manners while in a down-stay on the restaurant patio. Dogs also will take car rides to the hardware store or other location.)
1:30pm – 5pm Training sessions
5pm – 6pm Dinner
6pm – 8pm Movie time (Dogs practice duration down-stays while we watch a movie.)
8pm – 8:30pm Potty time


If you are curious for more details about what a day in the life of a Board and Train dog looks like, make sure to check out my Facebook page! We post many photos, videos, and training tips daily of the dogs that are in training!

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