Formal Loose Leash Walking

BOARD AND TRAIN REVIEW  "Our five month old Goldendoodle spent [two weeks] 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

what to expect:

Midas the Golden Retriever and Wrigley the Goldendoodle

Investment:

Two Week Program  $3400

Three Week Program  $4900​

A 25% deposit reserves your puppy's spot!

303-880-2807   |​   info@happyhoundsdogtraining.us

Availability Calendar located at bottom of page.

Current Availability

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

TWO WEEK 'POLITE PUPPY' PROGRAM 

Includes a 90-minute completion consult + one 60-minute in-home session within 15 days of graduation

  • Your puppy will master foundational obedience commands indoors including name recognition, sit, down, stay, wait/release, kennel up, and targeting. 
  • Polite house manners and expectations for potty training and crate training will be consistently reinforced. 
  • Potty bells will be introduced upon request to provide your puppy a polite way to ask to go outside.
  • Your puppy will receive optimal opportunities for positive socialization and confidence building in a variety of places.​
  • If your puppy has already mastered some of these skills, we will teach additional cues such as leave it, drop it, place, and more!

Kennel (family requested the word 'Casita').

Sit. Down. Stay. Wait. 

A Home Environment. Our Board & Train program is unique and optimal because we are not a boarding facility and therefore do NOT utilize 'caging facilities'. While enrolled in B&T, your puppy lives comfortably in Jenn's home 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 exploration strolls through the neighborhood, brewery hang outs, and/or visits to stores like Home Depot or Nick's Garden Center. 

Individualized Attention. Our Board & 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, Reward-Based Training. Unlike most B&T programs, we refuse to utilize painful e-collars as a method of training - you can expect your puppy to be consistently rewarded with food, toys, bones, or attention as they learn new behavior cues. Your puppy will receive at least six daily training sessions to meet your specified goals, in addition to consistent reinforcement of polite household manners.  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
    • Behaviors 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. 


Follow-Up Session. Approximately ten days after your puppy graduates, your trainer will visit you at your home to make sure that things are going GREAT and answer any questions that may have come up since your puppy returned home. 

Wait/Release for Food Bowl

Wait/Release for Food in Hand

We do work holidays, but a 10% surcharge will be added to the total cost of Holiday B&T Programs that take place during any of the following dates: November 20 - 28  and December 18 - January 3

Our unique positive reinforcement Board & Train Program specializes in building a foundation for developing puppies between the ages of 10 weeks and up to 6 months. ​This program is perfect for Colorado puppy owners who...


Navigate a busy schedule  |  Have upcoming travel plans  | 

Would simply prefer a professional to take the lead on training!


Is your puppy between 7-12 months of age? We occasionally enroll older puppies into B&T for Obedience Training. Read our FAQs for requirements to be considered as a B&T candidate.

THREE WEEK 'PERFECT PUPPY' PROGRAM 

Includes a 2-hour completion consult + one 60-minute in-home session within 15 days of graduation

  • Your puppy will learn everything listed in the two-week program PLUS
  • A reliable recall will be established so your puppy will 'come when called' every time you ask them to.
  • ​​Your puppy will know to wait before being released to go in/out of doorways.
  • Confident and social puppies over 18 weeks of age will be introduced to polite leash walking foundations.
  • Younger puppies (under 16 weeks of age) will become more reliably potty trained and receive additional socialization opportunities for confidence building.
  • Have a specific cue you want your puppy to learn? Let us know!

Board & Train for your puppy

Come when Called

Advanced Obedience Outdoors.

​​Red = Fully Booked

Green = Space Available

Tilly the Lab and Claire the Corgi

IMPORTANT: These program descriptions provide examples of what your puppy might learn during their enrollment. BUT all of our Board & Train programs are CUSTOM DESIGNED to meet your training goals and expectations. 

Please give us a call, we'd love to talk with you about your goals and priorities to design a program that's perfect for you and your puppy!

TWO WEEK 'LEASH WALKING & RECALL' PROGRAM 
Includes a 90-minute completion consult + one 60-minute in-home session within 15 days of graduation

  • This program will teach your puppy how to walk politely on a loose leash AND how to come when called reliably outdoors
  • Designed for puppies 5 months and older who have already completed basic obedience training with us or another trainer. 
  • If this program interests you but your puppy has not yet completed basic training, please first enroll in Private Puppy Training to learn foundations OR consider our Three Week B&T program (described above) which will teach basic obedience skills, reliable recall, AND polite leash walking!

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.