Board N’ Train Programs:

Why do we offer Board N’ Train services?

               Because we get it.

Dog training is extremely timing consuming.  On average, if you were to train your dog yourself, you will need to put aside at least 1 hour per day just for training.  That’s doesn’t include the time needed to exercise your dog. This can be very difficult for people who work full time, get home late, need to make dinner, tend to the children or are just too tired and want to relax.

With a busy life, it can be too difficult for some owners.

What could take you months if not longer, we can obtain your goals in just a few weeks.  


Because we train every day.  We have precise timing and have the knowledge when and how to troubleshoot difficult behaviors.  Not all training works for the same dog. During your dogs stay, we really get to know what works for your dog.  We use our extensive knowledge and experience of training a large range of temperaments and breeds to get the results your looking for.

Training your dog is our full time job.   There is never a day your dog doesn’t get trained several times a day.  In addition to training obedience skills, we exercise your dog daily and work on enrichment such as Agility or Scentwork.  Also, social dogs get free play time in between training sessions with matched playmates.

In our care, your dog gets trained by the best for the best results.

This investment is for the life of your pet.  Once completing the program your dog will be trained.  You just have to follow the program guidelines.

Puppy Jump Start

This program is a 10 day board n’ train

(ideal for puppies 4.5 months and under)

Getting your puppy started out on the right paw is crucial.  What they learn in the first four months sets the foundation for a lifetime.  We work on important life skills such as:

  • Sit ( Includes sitting and waiting to go outside, sitting politely for food dish etc. )
  • Lay down
  • Leave it
  • Drop it
  • Go to your bed
  • Go in kennel/crate and wait until released
  • Foundation skills for coming when called with verbal and whistle are started
  • Foundation leash skills are started
  • Crate training
  • House training schedule is put in place
  • Confidence building with frequent trips to our puppy enrichment gym

In addition we work on social skills with other puppies and people in a proper and safe environment.  Our puppy program focus on giving pups the skills needed to grow into confident, social, well adjusted adult.

Program Bonuses

  • Free follow us session at our training center so your dog can get a refresher of skills taught from us anytime you’d like so you don’t have to worry about your dog’s new skills slipping over time.
  • Dogs that we have trained are always welcome to stay with us while your on vacation. Included in stay with be a Free brush up lesson.
  • Free Puppy Skills n’ Drills obedience class to polish up / maintain skills
  • Lifetime e-mail and phone support

*New availability  w/ 10 day board n’ train.  Puppy stays Monday – Friday, home for the weekend and returns Monday for the remaining of the 5 days of the program.  This it a great option for active families that are busy all week long but would like their pup home for the weekend.  Limited availability.

Contact Katrina at  845 235 0078 for availability and pricing.   Reservations limited!

Aurora calmly laying down at park with children running around and playing

Kona learning to hold a sit next to another dog

Little Miss Haven working on her sit-stay on a Sunday afternoon in busy Home Depot. She got many complements on her newly learned skills.

Craig- 11 weeks old. Working on down in busy pet store

Little Miss Haven pictured here shortly after learning Down-stay

4 month of Stella holding a Down-Place command as Jax is weaving. This is a very complex skill. One of many she learned during her board n’ train stay.

11 Week old Dexter. Learning a important like skill. Impulse control ! He’s holding a sit waiting for the release word to eat. With practice, this little piglet was able to obtain this skill.

Tilly ! Taking a well deserved break from learning to have her first water experience.

11 weeks old and can hold a Down-Stay

5 month old Gracie working on distractions in busy store

This little cutie is working on holding a sit in the pet store

Milky- 10 week old French Bulldog was out for adventures to work on his newly learned leave it skill

Contact Katrina at  845 235 0078 for availability and pricing.   Reservations limited!

The Rock Star

Does your dog have many behaviors that are making you crazy?

The Rock Star program is perfect for the door dashing, jumping, leash pulling, barking dog that needs to learn how to control their impulses and have great manners so you both can enjoy each other! You can finally have that incredible pleasure of off leash adventures together,  knowing that when you call your dog they will come. Imagine no more pulling on leash, jumping on your guests or just not listening.

Our signature Rock Star Dog program is designed specifically for the problems you’re dealing with. Take comfort in knowing that you and your pet will enjoy these benefits:

Our 3 week program is designed for non-aggressive dogs. Each week is broken down to teach basic obedience, impulse control and household manners using low level remote collar training. This is a great service for owners needing help controlling their dogs’ energy, maintaining focus and developing reliable behaviors in the home and in public.
The balance of structure, leadership and affection will ultimately shape your relationship with your dog, and this program addresses it directly.

A 2-3 hour return home session is included at the end of the program
• basic obedience (sit, down, place, come)
• loose-leash walking (Heeling)
• off-leash training (remote collar) included in all commands i.e. Come, down, sit, place, heel
• leadership protocol (thresholds, waiting for food)

You’ll get plenty of reassurance that your dog is enjoying his time with us while making incredible changes to his behavior.

  • 21-day board and train stay with various field trips
  • 1 private lesson at your home
  • 10 commands including off-leash control
  • Weekly training updates with photos
  • Unlimited e-mail and phone support
  • All training equipment included

Your dog will learn the commands OFF LEASH that are most useful to you that include:

  • come
  • heel
  • down
  • place
  • crate
  • wait
  • off/ no jumping
  • sit
  • leave it
  • drop it
  • quiet

( For ages 6 months & up )

Contact Francine Arnold at 518 821 2023      FrancineAheadofthepack@gmail.com 

He’s a Good Dog, BUT…… Program

This extended 4 to 5 week program is for dogs with aggression, reactivity, resource guarding, anxiety, fear, or have bitten other dogs or people. It is essential dogs with these behavioral issues are taken out of their home environment to reset their state of mind, lifestyle, and to begin the rehabilitation process.
These behaviors can be deeply embedded in dogs, which takes time to break through. Utilizing our “pressure on pressure off” methods, we guide your dog through our balanced training course to help create better habits and a healthy mindset.
The work does not stop with us, however. Long-term success comes from the clients continued effort in maintaining harmony once back home.

A 2 to 4 hour return home session is included at the end of the program PLUS
A 1 hour private lesson to be used within 7 to 10 days after your pup’s return home. You will come to us for a special ‘real world’ training walk to check on you and your dog’s progress.

Contact Francine Arnold at 518 821 2023     FrancineAheadofthepack@gmail.com 

Frankie came to us with the main complaints of not coming when called, jumping / knocking children over and pulling on their clothes. Now that he is fully educated he is much calmer and obedient.

Out for a hike on a beautiful day. Board n’ trains were very excited to hit the trails

Chanel ( on left ) came to us with the main complaint of lunging and biting people when they came in the house. She also would bite owner when trying to remove her off the couch. Max ( on the right) came to us with the main complaint of jumping, not coming when called and barking at owners during meal times. Here they are enjoying a off leash hike with our assistant Jag demonstrating a ” place ” command

Ziva and Dakota getting some off leash play while working on recalls. Both dogs now come when called even when distracted or playing with another dog.

Jake ( 7 month old Mastiff ) is calm , relaxed and obedient during our lunch outing. He certainly attracted the ladies. He puts a smile on everyone’s face.

Lunch was such a breeze with these studs! Even the waitress was impressed. No jumping, barking, rushing her carrying the food etc. Perfect gentlemen for a great lunch date.

Jax and Bella were both a little sassy when they saw other dogs. Here they are happily enjoying lunch with us . They remain calm and collected with out any sass. (They have never met before)

Ziva on a ” place ” during a off leash hike with Flash