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Board and Train Programs

Board and Train Programs - the perfect fit when life gets in the way of training


Today's existence for many dog owners is hectic. Between meeting the demands of careers, shuttling kids to and from school, and finding those rare moments to relax, training the dog often takes a distant third or fourth place over other priorities. At Taming the Wild, our board and train programs relieve you of this burden by training your dog for you.  

All of our programs are performed by our professional trainers who are taught and mentored by award-winning trainer Bryan Bailey. Bryan and his staff will provide the input necessary for your dog to learn the behaviors you need and want to suit your busy lifestyle.

To obtain the highest level of reliability under varying distractions, your dog’s training will also be augmented with field trips to parks, shopping centers, and restaurants. Once we have completed your dog’s training, we will perform the critical task of teaching you how to maintain the behaviors your dog learned.

We offer various levels of board and train programs based on your dog's age, previous training, and your needs. Learn more about our board and train offerings below.

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Board and Train programs

Commands & Behaviors Taught in our Board and Train Programs

We teach a variety of commands in our Board and Train programs. Here is a list of the commands we teach and what each one consists of. Keep in mind that not all of the commands may be taught in each program. See the program descriptions below for the particular commands taught in that program.


Heel is our walking cue. When walking, the expectations are simple. Your dog should walk by your side, as opposed to pulling you or you pulling it, and automatically sit when you come to a stop.


With the Switch command, your dog will be able to switch to the opposite side when cued, when walking.


Sit is a self-explanatory command. When told to Sit, your dog will remain seated in low levels of distraction. This is reliable for short-duration control, such as checking the mail or answering the door.


Down is reliable in all levels of distraction. It is used as an "off switch" in your dog. This can be used on the patio of a restaurant, watching tv at home, and more. Down is used for maximum control and can be used to calm your dog.

down on the move

This trained behavior requires your dog to lie down immediately without having to stop moving first. Possessing the capability to command your dog to do so is not only convenient when you and your dog are approaching guests or unruly dogs, but it can be a lifesaver when your dog is moving toward a dangerous situation like an opened door or busy street.  


When your dog is told to Stay, it will be required to remain in the desired location until you use a complex signal to release it. Stay is one of the hardest commands to teach, as it goes against the grain of your dog's wolf heritage. However, it can be taught and maintained with a little bit of work. 


Off! is one of two cues that we do not want to give a treat for. No one wants to be a human vending machine. Off! is important in making sure that your dog doesn't jump on you, your guests, or the kitchen counter. 


Come is one of the most requested commands in training. Having your dog reliably come to you when called is important in establishing your leadership over your dog and achieving a high quality of life. It also can potentially save your dog's life in the instance that there is danger and it is imperative your dog come when called.


Unlike the Stay command, Place offers your dog a visual reminder to remain in the desired location. He can do whatever he wants (stand, lay down, drink, etc.), as long as he stays in the desired location, usually on the training mat that is supplied. This can be used under heavy distraction, allowing for hours of reliability.

go -to - place

Your dog will be trained to go to its Place mat when commanded. Imagine answering the door with your dog, then commanding it to go to its Place mat before inviting your guests to enter your home. Having the capability to do so with your dog is incredibly convenient and safe for your guests.

control through doors

There is nothing worse than being pulled through a door by your dog. At Taming the Wild, we teach your dog to wait at all doors until given permission to proceed through them. Your dog will also wait on the other side of the door until you are ready to do the same. 

  Come When Called The Essentials Basic Training Enhanced Training Advanced Training

 Time Period

10 Days 7 Days 14 Days 21 Days 28 Days

 Age Requirement

16 Weeks 16 Weeks 16 Weeks 16 Weeks 16 Weeks











 No Jumping


 Control Through Doorways


 Remote Collar Enhancement


 Off-Leash Come When Called


 Off-Leash "Go to Place"


 Off-Leash Heel


 Off-Leash Sit


 Off-Leash Down


 Off-Leash Stay


 Down on the Move





 Midway Turnover Lesson


 Graduation Turnover Lesson

 FREE Refresher Training Class for Life


 Equipment Necessary to Carry Forward

 E-Book with Text and Videos




Took our 6-year-old dachshund mix to Taming the Wild after a few instances of him biting me and always being super stubborn. We did the Basic Training in which you leave your dog at their facility for two weeks. When we picked him up, they provided an hour and a half training session with my husband and me to show us everything he learned and how to continue implementing. We were amazed at his new behavior!! It’s been almost two weeks since we picked him up and still all good! We practice with him a little bit each day to keep it up and make sure he doesn’t fall back into old habits. We are very satisfied with the results of the program, and my only regret is not taking him sooner!

anna beth studdard


Amazing company! I've had the pleasure of utilizing TTW boarding and training services. Previously my dog Kaeptain completed their Basic Training Program with Remote collar training. It is worth the investment. The training has made our walks in public places stress free. He no longer jumps up on people or runs through doors. The biggest plus is staying in place on his cot despite different distractions. Ashley conducted my turnover session. She is very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable continuing his training at home. TTW encourages to call if you have any concerns or questions. Exceptional staff from the front door to the back.

Jessica Turner 


Zander did great with the Basic training! It has been almost a year and he still remembers the commands. Friends compliment how well behaved he is.

Vaughn Ogrydziak

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