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Board & Train

Are you getting a new dog or puppy? Is your current dog or puppy struggling to work through behavioral issues? Or are you just heading out on a vacation and would like your dog to have fun getting trained and tune up some skills? Are you looking for your dog to be trained with positive reinforcement and rewards based methods? These are some of the many reasons people seek out our board & train experience. We offer multiple packages to fit your unique situation and lifestyle! See all of the many options below. 

 

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Available Programs

Dream Dog & Puppy

Board & Train Experience

Our Dream Dog & Puppy Board & Train experience is available in  4, 6, 8, & 12-week options! This train and stay program will build the foundational skills your puppy or dog needs to start becoming the dog of your dreams! These programs are designed to take you and your dogs relationship skills to the next level. We will show you how to work together to build an unbeatable bond together through positive reinforcement, fun games, and rewards based training!

Who will be training your dog?

Ben & Anna Rimbey own and operate Lucky Mutt Dog Training, and they will be training and caring for your dog in their home. They are both AbsoluteDOGS Pro Dog Trainer Certified, and have been training dogs for over a decade!

What are your training techniques?

We use positive reinforcement and rewards based training. Our training methods focus on getting dogs to WANT to work for and listen to their people because it’s fun and rewarding. We also use fun concept training games to build more natural calmness and focus.

Our training techniques are the recommended training methods by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB), the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB). Modern science has proven that it’s unnecessary to use dominance, fear, and pain to train dogs! Instead it has been found that it’s more effective and ethical to train dogs with rewards such as food, toys, praise, and anything your dog values! Essentially, we make it fun to behave!

What will my dog work on in your Board & Train program?

We customize our training plans around your dog's personality and your wants and needs. Some of the more common skills we work on are natural calmness, natural focus, self-control, impulse control, reliable recall, loose leash walking, basic obedience cues, and household manners! Many other behaviors like jumping on people, play biting, inappropriate barking, and counter surfing can also be helped through our program.

What will a day consist of for my dog staying and training with you?

Every day, your dog will get multiple training sessions, socialization, and supervised exercise with dogs if appropriate! We also take field trips multiple times a week to test your dog's skills in various environments!

Can I see my dogs progress during the stay?

We will send you updates throughout their stay with photos, video, and a write-up about what they’ve been working on!

What happens when my dog comes home?

When we bring your dog home, we will review the skills your dog or puppy has learned and how to continue on a successful path together! You also get a free follow-up private training session for continued learning! You will receive a custom video of your dogs training to reference their new skills anytime. We also send you free access to our Rockstar Dog Academy or Rockstar Puppy Academy to reference! Once you work with us, we are here for you for training advice throughout your dogs life!

 

Are there age restrictions to the board & train experience?

This program is designed for puppies and dogs of all ages! All dogs and puppies just need to be up to date on their vaccinations.

Do you groom my dog while they are there?

Your dog will have a free complimentary bath before they go home! We also brush longer haired dogs throughout their stays. We do offer more premium grooming packages as well for nail and hair trims!

Are there any dogs or behaviors you will not take in for board & train?

Unfortunately we are unable to take dogs that are aggressive with other humans. Instead we help most aggression cases through private 1on1 training. We also do not recommend board & train for dogs who suffer from major separation fear or crate fear. Instead, our private 1on1 training options may be better choice!

 

Programs & Cost

4 Week Board & Train - $3,150

6 Week Board & Train - $4,500

8 Week Board & Train - $5,700

12 week Board & Train- $8,200
 

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To learn more we recommend scheduling a

15 minute phone call

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2 Week Basic Start-Up 

Board & Train

 

Our 2 week Dog & Puppy Basic Start Up training experience is a great jumpstart for dogs to start getting on the right path! It is also a very popular option for people heading out on vacation, and want their dog to have fun training while they are away. 2 weeks just isn't long enough to build a strong reinforcement history with your dog to create "bombproof" behaviors. If you are looking for an even higher understanding of these skills please see above for our 4-12 week dream dog programs!

Who will be training your dog?

Ben & Anna Rimbey own and operate Lucky Mutt Dog Training, and they will be training and caring for your dog in their home. They are both AbsoluteDOGS Pro Dog Trainer Certified, and have been training dogs for over a decade!

What are your training techniques?

We use positive reinforcement and rewards based training. Our training methods focus on getting dogs to WANT to work for and listen to their people because it’s fun and rewarding. We also use fun concept training games to build more natural calmness and focus.

Our training techniques are the recommended training methods by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB), the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB). Studies and science has shown that using dominance, fear, and pain to train dogs to be unnecessary. Instead it has been found to be much more effective and ethical to train dogs with rewards such as food, toys, praise, and anything your dog values! 

What will my dog work on in your Board & Train program?

We customize our training plan and techniques around your dogs personality, and around your wants and needs. In the 2 week program it’s usually good to choose a few skills you’d like us to focus on specifically since it’s a shorter amount of time in comparison to our Dream Dog Experience. Some of the more common skills we work on are natural calmness, natural focus, self control, reliable recall, loose leash walking, basic obedience cues, and household manners. Many other behaviors like jumping on people, play biting, inappropriate barking, and counter surfing can be helped as well through our program!

This program is completely customized for each dog and household. We only want to teach your dog the behaviors that will benefit you, and if there is a special area, skill, or trick you want to be taught, we will happily work to make it a reality.

What will a day consist of for my dog staying and training with you?

Everyday your dog will get multiple training sessions, opportunities for socialization, and supervised exercise with dogs if appropriate! We also take field trips multiple times a week to test your dogs skills in multiple environments.

Can I see my dogs progress during the stay?

We will send you updates throughout their stay with photos, video, and a write up about what they’ve been working on!

What happens when my dog comes home?

At drop off we provide a 1on1 hour long session together going over skills your dog or puppy has learned and how to continue on a successful path together. You will get a free follow-up private training session for continued learning! At drop off you will receive a custom video of your dogs training to reference their new skills anytime. We also send you free access to our Rockstar Dog Academy or Rockstar Puppy Academy to reference! 

Once you work with us, we are here for you for training advice throughout your dogs life!

 

Are there age restrictions to the board & train experience?

This program is designed for puppies and dogs of all ages! All dogs and puppies just need to be up to date on their vaccinations.

Do you groom my dog while they are there?

Your dog will have a free complimentary bath before they go home! We also brush longer haired dogs throughout their stays. We do offer more premium grooming packages as well for nail and hair trims!

Are there any dogs or behaviors you will not take in for board & train?

Unfortunately we are unable to take dogs that are aggressive with other dogs or humans. Instead we help aggression cases through private 1on1 training. We also do not recommend board & train for dogs who suffer from major separation fear or crate fear. Instead, our private 1on1 training options may be better choice!

Program Costs

$2,150

 Sign Up Here 

To learn more we recommend scheduling a

15 minute phone call

_________________________________

 

Boarding Information

Your dog will stay with us in our home in Oak Grove, MN just north of Anoka.

 

We train them at our house and even bring them with us as part of our family on trips to train them on their skills in multiple environments. We work hard to ensure they can handle multiple situations in life, to help them better handle anything life throws their way!

If you have your dog for a while before they join us for training, we recommend that you start getting them used to sleeping in a kennel. Dogs and puppies will have access to either a large 4'X4' kennel or a size-appropriate kennel in our home. Most dogs and puppies are so tired after training and playing that they will be sleeping between sessions but they will have plenty of room to stretch out comfortably in their kenneling area and have access to chews and fresh water at all times!

 

  • ​We require Bordatella and Rabies vaccines for all of our Board N' Train students. 

  • Unfortunately, we do not take dogs that are aggressive with humans in for board & train. If your dog is suffering from aggression, we are happy to help you through private 1on1 training!

  • Dogs must be able to stay quiet in their kennels and not bark for a few hours at a time.

  • If you have any questions please feel free to email us at LuckyMuttDogTraining@gmail.com

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