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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 10-day, off-leash board and train program for dogs aged 16 weeks and older that teaches one, critical behavior: come when called. Included in the program are:
There is no trained behavior more valuable in dog ownership than come when called. A dog that will reliably come when called not only sets you and your dog free to enjoy the likes of dog parks, hikes in the wild, and playing ball, but it also provides for your dog's safety and your peace of mind. Kira and I can't imagine owning a dog that will not come when it is given the command to do so. After all, the last time we looked, a dog was supposed to lower our blood pressure, not raise it! When we take our dog's hiking, there is nothing that brings us more joy than to watch them race through the forest like their wolf ancestors with absolute delight on their faces! Invest in "come when called", and you'll be investing in your and your dog's future happiness and longevity.
Cost - $1600
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7-day, on-leash board and train program for dogs aged 16 weeks and older that focuses on two essential behaviors: heel and place. Included in the program are:
Over the years, we've asked dog owners, "If you could select only two, on-leash behaviors for your dog's training, what would they be?" The overwhelming majority chose the training that would teach their dog to walk or jog on one side of their body and never pull them and to remain in a chosen location until they were released. For those owners, heel and place (the multi-hour stay) were the essential behaviors that were needed to increase the quality of life and safety for them and their dogs. Hence, how this program became known as "The Essentials." At the completion of this program, you will have a dog that is a pleasure to walk and one that you and your guests can admire - at a distance!
Cost - $900
Whether you are watching TV, entertaining guests, or taking an evening stroll, your dog's training will make it a welcome and enjoyable part of your life. Our Basic Training board and train program is the best in the country, and it has been our flagship program for many years. If you wish to own a dog that has an incredible foundation in all basic behaviors, there is no better choice than Basic Training. It put us on the map, and it will keep us there while keeping a permanent smile on your face.
Our Basic Training (On Leash) program is a 14-day, on-leash board and train program for dogs aged 16 weeks and older that focuses on teaching all of the fundamental behaviors that provide you with optimal control of your dog. Included in the program are:
Still have questions, take a look at our most Common Questions!
If your dog is a Basic Training graduate and you would like to register for the FREE Refresher Training Class on Saturday mornings at 9 AM, click here:
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Sometimes, you get more dog than you bargained for. You couldn’t pass up those adoring eyes, but now those eyes belong to a dog that makes walking it drudgery or coming when called an impossibility. On top of that, it barks at everyone and everything, and your family and friends have suddenly quit visiting. Sound like you? If so, our Enhanced Training Program is your salvation.
Our Enhanced Training program is a 21-day board and train program that teaches your dog to perform all of the behaviors included in our Basic Training program plus:
Included in the program are:
Still have questions? Take a look at our most Common Questions!
Cost - $3100
If your dog is an Enhanced Training graduate and you would like to register for the FREE Refresher Training Class on Saturday mornings at 9 AM, click here:
Imagine owning a dog that can walk or run with you in either an urban or wilderness setting without you having to hold a leash. Imagine taking your dog to a dog park and being able to call your dog reliably when you are ready to leave. Imagine greeting your guests at the door with your well-behaved dog, or commanding him to down on the move, or to go to his 'place' and having him remain there until your guest departs. Sound like a dream? We can help you turn that dream into a reality by teaching your dog to perform all of those behaviors plus much more.
Our Advanced Training program is a 28-day off-leash board and train program that teaches your dog to perform all of the behaviors trained in our Enhanced Training Program off-leash plus:
Included in the program are:
Still have questions? Take a look at our most Common Questions!
Cost - $3600
If your dog is an Advanced Training graduate and you would like to register for the FREE Refresher Training Class on Saturday mornings at 9 AM, click here:
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!
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.
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.
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