BOARD & TRAIN

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Commit to fun-filled boot camp for your dog

Your dog will appreciate two to three weeks of fun-filled activities and learning at our dog friendly home in Lake Worth. He will be trained, exercised, and socialized throughout the day until he is tired and happy.

We do not keep the dogs and puppies in our care in a kennel - they live with us in our home and join our pack. We take them with us on outings and treat them like one of our own.

Our home has been designed with your dog's safety in mind, with appropriate fencing, a turfed potty area, and baby gated dog friendly pool. Tours are available on Fridays between 12pm and 3pm.

Reasonable pricing: $118 per day

Call us to schedule your board and train:

1-561-906-2830

ZsaZsa stayed in the Board and Train program of West Palm Dog for three weeks and two days, At the end of this period, I picked up a puppy who was every bit as energetic but who now could focus, listen and obey commands as they were given to her. She also become measurably more calm. West Palm Dog have set up their training programs in a most professional manner. The three trainers, Marti, Ben and Walter clearly love the dogs and what they do as trainers. I would absolutely recommend West Palm Dog to all owners who love and respect their dogs enough to do the very best for them, and for themselves.

C.M

Dear Ben, Walter and Marti - The first day home was so awesome. We can't believe how well he is responding to commands and not doing all the things you corrected him on, like jumping, biting, and not listening. He is definitely Cooper 2.0! We can not thank you enough because he is happy and we are happy.

Kevin and Bonnie

Raven is so good now that she has stayed with you for 14 nights. You guys did a fabulous job with her! Thank you so much. I have already referred you to two other families that just got puppies. She is really keeping up with what you taught her. She is not jumping on people and I can honestly walk her around the block with her pulling me.

HEATHER S.

Wilson had the time of his life!. Thanks so much - we love you guys.

Kate C.

The board and train experience

Each puppy boot camp experience begins with a phone interview and training overview and followed up with 60-90 minutes of instruction to make sure you know everything your dog knows -- and then some!

Puppy owners -- check out our Puppy Socialization Checklist. We promise to expose your puppy to everything on this list of puppy essentials, and more. Our Cues outlines the obedience commands your puppy will learn.

As part of our commitment to offering the best in professional dog care services, West Palm Dog is registered with the State of Florida, bonded, and insured.

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What to expect

We recommend a 14-21 day stay for first-time clients. Repeat campers may choose fewer days, or combine training days with boarding days.

Extra services like swimming lessons are also available. Dog friendly chews like bully sticks and yak sticks may be purchased for quiet time.

You will receive daily video updates Monday-Friday after 8 pm during your dog's stay. You will receive a video link the first business day after your dog's check-in. Please check this link for updates so you can learn while your puppy does.

When you pick up your dog, plan to spend at least 60 minutes with us to practice with your dog ("debrief") and prepare for his return home.

Puppies need to have had at least two sets of puppy shots and a clear fecal exam prior to beginning a board and train. We also require vaccination for Bordetella within six months of your dog's stay.

Your dog's success is contingent upon your consistent application of our recommendations when he returns home. These may include regular exercise, obedience practice, and participation in a dog sport. Service dog prospects may benefit from more than one boot camp to confirm obedience and task training.

What we need from you

  • Proof of up-to-date vaccinations - DHP, Rabies, Bordetella (within six months) and a clear fecal exam (within six months)
  • Complete Basic Intake Form
  • Complete Completed Contract (emailed to you via DocuSign)
  • Please email these records/forms to marti.hohmann@gmail.com with the subject line "DOG NAME BOOT CAMP"
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Get yourself ready

Training you is as important to us as training your dog. The more you understand about how dogs learn, and how to speak dog, the better your relationship will be. Please read this page before your dog comes home.

Refunds and cancellations

Because we limit the number of dogs we accept to ensure excellent service, we do have a cancellation policy. If you need to cancel, you must provide a written request to West Palm Dog (marti.hohmann@gmail.com or text to 561-906-2830) seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the dog's stay. You will be charged an online payment processing fee (3%) incurred due to cancellation. In addition, a cancellation fee of $250 will apply for cancellations less than 7 days in advance of the dog's stay.

FAQ

Please complete the Basic Intake Form. A contract will be sent to you by Docusign. If you don't receive one, please email marti.hohmann@gmail.com. Finally, we will need vaccination records from your veterinarian.

DHP (annual)
Rabies (1 or 3 year)
Bordetella (within 6 months)
Clear fecal exam (within 6 months)

Please check your dog's records before sending them to us. Many dogs do not meet the requirement for Bordetella and the fecal exam and will need to be boostered and rechecked prior to their stay. This is because many veterinarians need to be told that the dog will be in contact with other dogs (dog daycare, group class, dog park,dog shows, etc.) to change the annual protocol.

Tours are offered on Fridays from 12-3 pm. Please text 561-906-2830 to set up a tour.

Dogs are kept indoors in our home. We have set up our home with the needs of our boot camp dogs in mind.

For the safety of all the dogs in our care, please send ONLY your dog's food and chews or biscuits for down time in the crate. Do not send bedding, toys, bowls, brushes, etc.

Drop offs are scheduled between 10 am and 12 pm Monday - Friday. Please text when you arrive. Park in the driveway, and not on the street. No drop offs or pick ups on the weekend.

Wake up and first potty - 7 am
Breakfast: 7:30 am
Outdoors for play and exercise - 9 - 11 am
First training session - 10-12 pm (dogs rotate between trainers)
Second training session - 11-2 pm (dogs rotate between trainers)
Exercise walk - 12-2 pm
Lunch for puppies: 12 pm
Outdoors for play and exercise 2-3 pm
Rest 3-5 pm
Dinner: 6 pm
Third training session: 7-9 pm
Relax and socialize in small groups: 9-10:30 pm
Last potty: 11 pm
Lights out: 12 pm

Your dog should be able to adjust to your schedule once he comes home.