Dog Training

Board & Train Dog Training Program

4 week Program|5 Days a Week|20 Days of Training

Let your dog spend a few weeks with us during a vacation (or just because!) and they will come home with new skills to benefit them and you and help keep your life stress-free.

Dogs in our Board and Train program spend 4 weeks learning and proofing the following skills:

  • Hand Targets
  • Eye Contact
  • Leave It
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Place
  • Recall
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Polite Greeting
  • Door Etiquette
Group of dogs being trained

BENEFITS OF BOARD & TRAIN

  • A higher level of consistency than what can typically be obtained at home
  • Mental AND physical stimulation
  • Weekly in-person private lessons
  • Daily socialization & play with other dogs
  • Trainer support via phone and/or email for one year after completion

WHY FAST TRACKS?

We understand that boarding for any length of time is a stressful experience for most dogs, especially when they’re away for an entire month. With that in mind, we’ve implemented the following policies to mitigate and monitor that stress:

  • Enrolled dogs must attend daycare 4-5 times within 30 days of their start date so they can get familiar with our facility, staff, and frequent flyers
  • They get 8 hours outside of their kennel for play, socializing, and fresh air
  • Mandatory weekly weigh-ins to check for and manage any stress-induced weight loss
    • In the event your dog experiences this, you will be contacted by our trainer to discuss feed adjustments and a more individualized stress-management plan.
    • In the event that stress can not be adequately managed and is negatively impacting your pet’s physical and/or mental well-being, they will be sent home and our trainer will meet with you to discuss alternative training options.

TRAINING METHODS

  • Relationship-based
  • Progressive Reinforcement
  • 100% Force Free
  • NO fear, discomfort, or intimidation
  • Adheres to the Humane Hierarchy as outlined by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  • If you are a new client, Register on our website through our client portal
  • After making an account, give us a call to schedule an evaluation for your dog so we can conduct their temperament test
  • Please note that dogs must be up to date on Bordetella, Distemper and Rabies vaccinations as well as being spayed or neutered (if 6 months+ of age) prior to their start date.
  • Sign up for our next available 4 week sesson!

Not sure is this option is best for your dog? Contact our trainer to discuss other options:

Emily Avanession
(319) 229-8470
fasttrackstraining@gmail.com

BOARD & TRAIN PRICING

Basic Package: $2300

  • Requires a $300 non-refundable deposit
  • Part of deposit covers 5 full days of daycare to be used within 30 days of start date
  • 4 weeks of basic obedience training and proofing
  • In-person lessons once a week during the program
  • Unlimited phone and email support for 1 year after end date

Frequent Flyer Package: $2200

  • Available to regular daycare attendees who are familiar with our facility or those who have an active daycare package
  • Requires a $200 non-refundable deposit
  • Dogs are required to attend daycare at least 4-5 times within 30 days of start date
  • 4 weeks of basic obedience training and proofing
  • In-person lessons once a week during the program
  • Unlimited Phone and email support for 1 year after end date

Follow-up Package: $2600

  • Covers 5 full days of daycare to be used within 30 days of start date
  • 4 weeks of obedience training and proofing
  • In-person lessons once a week during the program
  • Unlimited Phone and email support for 1 year after end date
  • 4 hours of in-person private lessons to be used 90 days after your dog’s completion of the program

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR DOG TRAINING PROGRAMS

Contact us to talk to one of our Dog Trainers about your particular needs.

Three dogs in day training

Daycare & Train Dog Training Program

4 week Program|2 Days a Week (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs)|8 Days of Training

More than just daycare, this program will have your dog learning new skills and getting the mental stimulation they crave.

We offer a simple variety of obedience courses suitable for dogs of all skill levels. Whether your dog is brand new or a seasoned training veteran, Fast Tracks Training has got you covered!

BENEFITS OF DAYCARE & TRAIN

  • The groundwork is done for you so you can focus on strengthening cues instead of teaching them
  • Your dog gets 1-on-1 sessions with an
    experienced, professional trainer
  • Mental AND physical enrichment
  • Going home at the end of the day means less stress for your dog (and you too!)

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • Dogs are dropped off for daycare and get to join their friends for play in between training sessions
  • Choose between the Monday & Wednesday class or Tuesday & Thursday class
  • At the end of each week, your dog will go home with a pawgress report outlining how they did
  • 4 Weeks of training (8 days total)
  • Enjoy email and/or phone support from our trainer for the duration of the program

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • A full day of daycare twice a week (Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday &
    Friday)
  • Weekly pawgress reports
  • Written instructions for all skills taught so you can maintain training
  • Multiple 1-on-1 training sessions each day
  • Unlimited phone and/or email support for 60 days after completion

DAYCARE & TRAIN PRICING

  • Daycare & Train: $650
    • Any of the available
      classes below
  • Extra Credit Package: $775
    • Any class (including custom plans)
    • Plus 3 follow up lessons

Not sure is this option is best for your dog? Contact our trainer to discuss other options:

Emily Avanession
(319) 229-8470
fasttrackstraining@gmail.com

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

  • If you are a new client, Register on our website through our client portal
  • After making an account, give us a call to schedule an evaluation for your dog so we can conduct their temperament test
  • Please note that dogs must be up to date on Bordetella, Distemper and Rabies vaccinations as well as being spayed or neutered (if 6 months+ of age) prior to their start date.
  • If you are a returning client, give us a call for class availability and enrollment!

AVAILABLE CLASSES

Beginner

Our beginner class is geared toward dogs ages 4 months and older and focuses on establishing a strong foundation for training. Your dog will be introduced to basic commands as well as the concept of impulse control through exercises and behaviors such as door etiquette and implied stay. The force-free methods used in these training courses help to increase your dog’s confidence, strengthen and deepen your relationship with each other, and reduce undesirable behaviors at home.

Intermediate

Take your dog’s basic training to the next level! The purpose of our intermediate curriculum is to build on the foundation established in Daycare & Train Beginner by increasing the difficulty of your dog’s basic skills. We accomplish this by adding distance and duration to stationary cues, expanding on applicable skills, and introducing more difficult commands such as the beginnings of heel!

Advanced

Whether you want to go the extra mile or your dog just needs a bigger challenge, our Advanced training class really turns up the heat! This course will test your furry friend’s patience and impulse control through even longer implied stays, increased distance, and the addition of distractions both natural and fabricated. To ensure we have plenty of those natural distractions, Daycare-and-Train: Advanced involves off-site training at Big Woods Lake (and other pet-friendly locations when applicable), which comes with the added bonus of positive exposure to various stimuli!

Brain Buster

Perfect for the high-energy troublemaker in your life, this course is all about mental exercise! Physical activity alone often isn’t enough and more than that, isn’t sustainable for the average pet parent, especially when it comes to working and high-energy breeds like cattle dogs and huskies. Our Brain Buster training class is catered to the needs and preferences of your individual dog so they get the enrichment and mental stimulation that most benefits them!