Providing Colorado Dog Owners with Outstanding, Custom-Tailored Dog Training Services

A Home Environment. Our Boarding School is unique and optimal because we are not a boarding facility and therefore do NOT utilize 'caging facilities'. While enrolled in training school, your puppy lives comfortably in the home of our senior trainer, Jenn Fantasia, with supervised access to the house and yard, and bedtime spent in the safety of their personal crate. The puppies get treated as part of the family, will have plenty of supervised playtime, and will enjoy age-appropriate socialization opportunities that might include strolls through the neighborhood, brewery hang outs, and/or visits to stores like Home Depot or Nick's Garden Center. 

Individualized Attention. Our Board and Train program is limited to only TWO puppies at a time to ensure that each one gets plenty of love, attention, and top-notch personalized training!

Custom-Tailored Training. Best of all, your puppy will receive at least six daily training sessions to meet your specified goals, in addition to consistent reinforcement of polite household manners. Since each puppy is unique, we custom-tailor every Board and Train program to suit your needs and goals and set your puppy up for lifelong success. Here are some examples of what your puppy will practice during their stay:

  • Crate Training
  • Potty Training / Bell Training
  • ​Appropriate Chewing
  • Jumping and Polite Greetings
  • Puppy Nipping and Polite Play
  • Socialization with dogs and people
  • ​Positive exposure to new environments
  • ​Waiting politely for food and doorways
  • Impulse Control (a.k.a. Patience!)
  • Polite Leash Walking Skills
  • Obedience commands ranging from beginner to advanced
    • Examples may include include:
      • sit, down, touch, stay, come when called, leave it, drop it, kennel up, wait, release, place, and more! 
    • Progression of the behaviors above - increasing distance, duration, and distractions for more advanced puppies.
    • Have a specific behavior request? Just ask!

​​Photos and Video Updates. While your puppy is enrolled in boarding school, you will receive photos, texts, and video updates of your puppy's progress! You are always welcome to contact the trainer directly to check in on your fur-baby.

Completion Consultation In YOUR Home. Upon graduation, your puppy will be delivered to you at your home where you will receive a private behavior consultation to demonstrate all that your puppy has learned. This session will teach YOU how to be the trainer and will allow plenty of time for you to get all your questions answered. If you live outside of our service area, your completion consultation will take place at the trainer's home or you can request delivery for an additional charge.

Midas the Golden Retriever and Wrigley the Golden Doodle

Happy Hounds Dog Training, LLC is licensed by the Pet Animal Care Facilities Act (PACFA) which requires a facility to undergo annual inspections to ensure a safe and secure environment for your pet.

Tilly the Lab and Claire the Corgi

what to expect if you choose to enroll your puppy in our Board & Train program

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board & Train for your puppy


We are one of the only positive reinforcement training companies that offers Board & Train for your young puppy! The majority of our B&T puppies are between 10 weeks and 6 months of age. We occasionally accept puppies between 7-12 months for more advanced training. 

Our B&T Program is booked until January 2022.

In the meantime, we are in the process of updating this program to provide an even better experience for you and your puppy. If you are welcoming a new puppy into your home soon and want to be placed on a list to be notified once this page is updated with more details (including program options and pricing) OR if you want to reserve your spot in future openings, please give us a call or email Jenn Fantasia:

BOARD AND TRAIN REVIEW  "Our five month old Goldendoodle just completed B&T with Jenn in her home. Wow! The training he received was stellar, far exceeding our hopes. He already knew how to sit, shake and lay down. Now he rolls over, stays, waits, comes and is a champ of a loose leash walker, sniffing only on command. We knew from the very first second that this was going to be a great program. Jenn swooped in and took lead right from the start. Our puppy fed off her energy and was so comfortable going with her that he didn't even look back to say goodbye.

Jenn was so tuned into his intelligence that she went beyond our wish list and ramped up his training. Her home was a wonderful setting. Her policy of no more than two puppies at a time is perfect so the little pups have a playmate. She came highly recommended from another trainer when I expressed that I was looking for a reward method of training versus an e collar. Jenn Fantasia did not disappoint! Highly highly recommend happy hounds dog training."

​- Dana S. and Wrigley the Goldendoodle
Boulder, CO