Dog Board and train Virginia

***Please note: BTK9 will not accept any dog into a board and train program that is currently undergoing treatments for infections/ailments i.e.; ears, eyes, skin etc. BTK9 will administer all preventative medicine as needed such as flea, tick and heartworm***

Two-Week Board and Train Program

Imagine the freedom you and your dog can experience together if… Your dog comes every time you call him, despite the distractions. Your dog walks politely by your side, whether you are in your neighborhood or at a crowded park. Your dog calmly lays in place while friends walk through your door or better yet, your dog calmly lays beside you when you meet up at a restaurant or other outdoor event. Stop day dreaming and let us help you start living! Our Board and Train Program helps you achieve these types of real life results in as little as two weeks. You can choose a less expensive, less intense obedience class, meeting one day a week with the same group of people and dogs, and your dog may learn to walk on a leash while following others in a circle, in a small room, with little to no real life distractions. The minute you’re back home and the UPS guy rings your doorbell, will your dog stay calmly in place or charge the front door barking and jumping? No basic obedience class can offer the level of distractions our real life board and train exposes your dog to. Choose our method and your dog will remain safely in your yard despite the squirrel that just ran across the street; meanwhile the dog who attended obedience class is out dodging traffic to the horror of its owner who yells “stay” frantically from their front porch. So, yes, we expose your dog to various distractions during training, what else sets up apart? We specialize in state-of-the-art, low-level, communication-style E-Collar dog training. Combined with real life distractions, E-Collar training allows for ultimate off leash freedom and control! This is not a shock collar, I’ve tried it myself and can barely feel it, more like a tap on the shoulder to regain your attention. We’ve been trained by the best, Sean O’shea of The Good Dog Training and Rehabilitation who has worked with Cesar Milan and Jeff Gellman of Solid K9 Training who has trained with the Monks of New Skeet. Modern E-Collar Training utilizes the most gentle remote communication, and is one of the most humane and effective approaches to dog training available. Solid obedience requires a lot of initial repetition work, which as an added benefit we do for you in our Board and Train, giving you a dog who has learned the following:

  • Walk politely with you (On and Off Leash)
  • Sit/Stay (On and Off Leash)
  • Down/Stay (On and Off Leash)
  • Place Command (On and Off Leash)
  • Recall/Come (On and Off Leash)
  • Waiting for Food
  • Waiting at Thresholds (Doors, Car, Crate, etc.)

We will also focus on any minor behavior issues, such as:

  • Jumping, Nipping/Mouthing
  • Excessive Barking
  • Chewing
  • Counter-Surfing
  • Rushing through doors
  • Should your dog have more severe behavior problems which requires additional time, we can offer additional weeks at $400 per week

When you pick your dog up, be prepared to spend up to 2 hours as we walk you through everything he’s learned to ensure you are empowered to continue leading him when you get back home. Your commitment to training contributes greatly to your final outcome, you will need to be passionate about maintaining this new life-style by using the same commands and structure here going forward.  Finally, a one hour follow up is included, a week or two later where you may come back (or via Skype if long distance) to help tweak any training nuances you may be struggling with.

Three-Week Board and Train Program

Includes everything from our basic 2 week Board and Train, with one additional week to focus on advanced e-collar fine tuning and/or address a specific negative behavior.


Four-Week Board and Train Program

Includes everything from our basic 2 week Board and Train, with 2 additional weeks to focus on advanced e-collar fine tuning and address more stubborn negative behaviors as well as more time spent on socialization for nervous or aggressive dogs. This is also a great package for helping dogs with special needs, i.e. blind or deaf dogs who often need additional time and patience to solidly learn adaptive communication skills.



Five-Week Board and Train Program

Includes everything from our basic 2 week Board and Train, with 3 additional weeks to focus on advanced e-collar fine tuning, and address the most severe negative behaviors. If your dog has been patterned for years with a negative behavior, it often takes more time to undo the negative and start over by re-patterning positive behaviors.




Boarding is only available for dogs who have trained with us previously!

Boarding includes one structured walk, carefully supervised playtime, and maintenance of any rules and training that your dog already has in place. All dogs sleep inside for ultimate comfort.


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Breakthrough K9 Training proudly serves clients in the Central Virginia and Tri-Cities area.