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BOARD AND TRAIN

Boarding School

What is boarding school?

It's like summer camp for your dog! Your dog will stay at Wildcat Pet Resort at night and will train during the day Monday-Friday at MuttSchool.

Our boarding school program is designed for people who do not have the time, knowledge or desire to train their dog but still want a well-behaved family pet. Your dog will live at Wildcat Pet Resort while your MuttSchool trainers instill proper manners, offer enrichment opportunities plus help expose your dog to many new people, objects and environments that they might not have had the opportunity to experience before. MuttSchool follows the LIMA approach for dog training and DOES NOT use training equipment that imparts pain, fear or intimidation on your dog. We DO NOT use choke chains, pinch collars or shock collars during training.

MuttSchool trains boarding school dogs during the day Monday-Friday. You have the option of picking your dog up for the weekend or if distance is an issue, the dog is welcome to stay Saturday and Sunday with their friends at Wildcat Pet Resort.

To make the transition from boarding school to home go smoothly, we highly suggest that you include private lessons or follow up group classes with one of our trainers so you can learn what we have taught the dog and can reinforce it when the dog returns to your home. We have packages that include private lessons to catch you up on what your dog has learned.

MuttSchool Training Center

Boarding is $26 a night and must be prearranged with Wildcat Pet Resort either through the online link above or by calling 785-539-1515.

Benefits of Board and Train

During boarding school, your dog will:

Learn new behaviors

Using scientifically-based methods, your dog will establish a system of lifelong communication through building behaviors and strengthening skills.

Save you time

Training your dog takes time and consistency. If you don’t have the time and expertise to do the training, MuttSchool CCPDT-certified trainers can take this task off your to do list.

Enjoy training

We teach so that it’s a fun, positive experience for both you and the dog. We are dedicated to provide you with the tools you need to have a confident, well-mannered and happy canine.

Reduce bad habits

A dog with fewer bad habits means you have less frustration and will be able to enjoy spending time with your dog more.

Learn without pain

MuttSchool does not use training equipment that imparts pain, fear or intimidation on your dog. We DO NOT use choke chains, pinch collars or shock collars during training.

Transition to home

Most of our boarding school packages include private lessons to help transition what your dog learns during their stay to your home environment.
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Quick Start Program (2 weeks)

Our quick start program is best suited for dogs that are social, reasonably well behaved but need to learn or brush up on a few specific manners such as greeting people without jumping, walking nicely on leash or impulse control. In the 10 days of training (We train Monday-Friday only), we will work on two or three select behaviors from the below list. This option does not include any follow-up private transition lessons. You may want to book those separately.

  • Walking on a loose leash
  • Greeting people politely
  • Targeting (nose to hand)
  • Place
  • Coming when called
  • Sit, down and staying in place
  • Crate training
  • Supervised separation

*For dogs 6 months and older

$500 + boarding

Manners Program (4 weeks)

While in our manners program, your dog will work on the essential dog training behaviors that every dog should know. This program includes 20 days of training plus 5 private lessons (in-person or online) to be used at the initial drop off and at the end of each week to help you learn and reinforce at home what we are teaching your dog.

  • Walking on a loose leash
  • Greeting people politely
  • Targeting (nose to hand)
  • Place
  • Coming when called
  • Sit, down and staying in place
  • Crate training
  • Supervised separation

*For dogs 6 months and older

$1,375 + boarding

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Good Dog Program (6 weeks)

During our Good Dog program, your dog will work on all the exercises to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. This program includes 30 days of training plus 7 private lessons (in-person or online) to be used at the initial drop off and at the end of each week to help you learn and reinforce at home what we are teaching your dog and so that you can learn to handle your dog through the AKC CGC test.

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Grooming/handling desensitization
  • Walking on a loose leash
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit, down and staying in place
  • Targeting (nose to hand)
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reacting (or not reacting) to a distraction
  • Crate training
  • Supervised separation

*For dogs 6 months and older

$1,950 + boarding

Schedule Individual Days

Let us brush up on your dog’s foundation skills when you board your dog. You can purchase and select the days you want us to pick up your dog from Wildcat Pet Resort to train. This is suggested for current customers only. Additional private lessons are NOT included with individually scheduled days but may be purchased separately.

*For dogs 6 months and older

$50 + boarding

Boarding School Puppy

Puppy Program (4 weeks)

Having a puppy is more work than most people realize. Puppies need exposure to many new people and environments. House training can be difficult and is time consuming. Your puppy will go home with a MuttSchool trainer so we can work specifically on house training. This program includes 20 days of training plus 5 private lessons (in-person or online) to be used at the initial drop off and at the end of each week to help you learn and reinforce at home what we are teaching your dog.

  • House training
  • Socialization and exposure to new environments
  • Walking on a loose leash
  • Greeting people politely
  • Targeting (nose to hand)
  • Place
  • Coming when called
  • Sit, down and staying in place
  • Crate training
  • Supervised separation

*For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months. Please confirm we have a trainer available to take your puppy home with them before purchasing this option.

$1,375 + $50/night

Board and Train Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification (6 weeks)

Your dog didn’t develop behavioral problems overnight and unfortunately the problem won’t disappear on it’s own. It takes time to change challenging behaviors.. Our 6-week behavior modification program can help with:

  • Reactivity On-Leash
  • Fear/Nervousness
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Food and/or Resource Guarding

Your dog must have had an evaluation with MuttSchool and a recommendation for behavioral training through board and train to sign up for this option. This program includes 30 days of training plus 7 behavioral private lessons (in-person or online) to be used at the initial drop off and at the end of each week to help you learn and reinforce at home what we are teaching your dog.

*For dogs 6 months and older

$3,330 + boarding

MuttSchool-KS serves towns in northeastern Kansas along the I-70 corridor, including Manhattan, Junction City, Ft. Riley, St. Marys, Wamego, Silver Lake, Topeka, Abilene, and Salina. Travel fees may apply.