How will your dog be treated during Board & Train?


Each dog  will receive 1.5 hours of focused training every day. This is broken up into three sessions throughout the day to not over stimulate the dog or exhaust the dog and gives the dog time to rest and digest what they have learned between sessions. 

Fun and Exercise

Every dog will be able to play freely with other appropriately tempered dogs for 3-4 hours every day. This will be fun for them and will also be part of our controlled socialization training. The dogs will be supervised and at liberty to jump, run and interact with their new furry friends.

Raised Beds

Each dog will be given a raised bed. Having raised beds for dogs can offer several benefits that contribute to their comfort; it will help with their joint and muscle health, their hygiene and cleanliness and prevent pressure sores.


Each dog will be given his or her own space. This is for their safety and having their own space allows them to relax without being bothered between training sessions or play time. 

Temperature Control

Our kennels are all temperature controlled. Having temperature control in dog kennels is essential for the well-being and safety of the dogs. Dogs, like humans, are sensitive to temperature changes, and extreme temperatures can lead to various health issues. This will reduce stress and prevent illnesses.

Toys & Treats

Though we will gladly take toys and treats that any owner has to offer for their pet, we have plenty! Most of the Cali K9 method requires toys and treats to keep the dog engaged and excited to train. From freeze dried beef liver to balls, kong toys and flirt poles we provide an assortment of entertaining playthings and tasty nibbles to provide a fun environment for every canine. 


Every dog in our facility will receive two meals per day plus treats. If your dog has specific dietary needs we will need to communicate with you about the specified regimen required to keep your dog healthy and well fed.


If your dog is in need of medication while staying with us, all we ask is that you provide what your dog needs and give us the details in regards to how and when to give it to them. Any issues with this process or if your dog exhibits any of the symptoms of what they are being treated for the owner will be alerted immediately. 

What your dog will learn

Your dog will receive training on all on-leash obedience training, safe socialization, targeted behavior training, and you will be given daily exercises to continue the training at home for the long-term.

What obedience training includes:

At The End Of The 4 Weeks Your Dog Will Have Mastered The Following: Sit, Down, Stay, Heel, Come, Some Commands Off Leash Be less reactive to distractions (dogs, people & noises) Have better manners (With Humans & Other Dogs)

What safe socialization means:

Safe socialization in dog training refers to the process of introducing and exposing a dog to various people, animals, environments, and experiences in a positive and controlled manner. The goal of socialization is to help the dog develop confidence, good behavior, and appropriate social skills, reducing the likelihood of fear, anxiety, and aggression in different situations. Remember that each dog is unique, and some dogs may be more sensitive or fearful than others. The professional dog trainers at Cali K9 learn your dog's individual personality and temperament and slowly and gradually guide them through the socialization process.

What your daily exercises will include:

15 minutes a day! 15 minutes is all that is needed to maintain the progress your dog has made with our 4-week board and train program. Included in this package is Life-Time access to our world-renown Online Training Courses. Everything we have taught your dog will be in that easily digestible video series. If you ever feel your dog is falling back to old habits and forgetting its training, the online training courses have every chapter easily labeled for you to rewatch the lesson of what your dog is having trouble with and empower you to take action in strengthening your dog training where it seems to have gotten weak.

What targeted behavior training means:

Targeted behavior training refers to a focused and specific approach to teach a dog particular behaviors or skills. Targeted behavior training hones in on teaching a dog a single behavior at a time. We first identify the specific behavior or skill that we want the dog to learn. It could be something basic like "sit" or "stay," or a more complex behavior like "heeling" while walking. Once the desired behavior is identified, it is broken down into smaller, manageable steps. This helps the dog understand and learn the behavior more effectively. We define clear and achievable goals for each training session. This helps both the trainer and the dog stay focused on the specific behavior being targeted. Positive reinforcement is a key element of targeted behavior training. It involves rewarding the dog with treats, praise, or toys when they exhibit the desired behavior. This positive feedback reinforces the behavior and encourages the dog to repeat it. Repeating the training sessions regularly and consistently helps the dog solidify the new behavior in their repertoire. Targeted behavior training is effective because it allows for a clear focus on individual skills, which can be especially helpful for dogs with specific behavior issues or those learning more advanced commands.

What obedience training includes:


Use a positive voice tone and a hand signal at the same time, your hand should be in front of him with the palm up.


From a sit position, the dog should lay down next to you. If you are including hand signals, you would put your palm down and move your arm in a downward motion. Make sure he can see your hand


This means “Wait here until I come back”. If the dog breaks the command, put him back where he started and repeat the exercise. By returning to him instead of calling to him, you build a more consistent response of waiting for you to return.


Your dog knows how to walk on a loose leash on your left side. He should follow you (at your heel) regardless of change of pace, direction, or when you stop. He should not be walking in front of or lagging behind.


This command should interrupt any activity and your dog should come running to you. “Come” is always positive. For best results squat down and say your dog’s name then “come”.