Dog Boarding And Training

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Any Dog. Any Size. Any Level.

Do you feel like your dog is so stuck in its ways, you wish you could reset and start over? With our board and train program at Zen Doggy Den, you can do just that. When your dog is removed from the environment it is used to misbehaving in, it gets a chance to start fresh and learn to behave properly.

Implementing new commands and behavior takes a lot of repetition and building the ability to ignore distractions. Our certified dog trainers do the hard part for you! Your dog will learn commands, proper behavior, how to work under distractions and much more in our board and train sessions.

We can help you choose the program that best suits your needs. Board and train works great for busy lifestyles, resetting your relationship, or even if you’re going on vacation and want to get your dog trained while you are gone! Dogs stay at our home-styled environment facility in Wheat Ridge during this program. Call Zen Doggy Den today to book your dog’s board and train session!

If you're not sure where to start, let us know and we can help you find the best fit for your dog’s needs during a free consultation. Call today!

Located at 4575 Wadsworth lvd. Wheat Ridge, CO.

Areas servicing: Servicing homes in Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Arvada, Denver, Boulder, and everywhere in between.

Our Board and Train Options:

The following is a list of the general commands taught, but it can be tailored to your needs.

*Disclaimer* You must be shown how to apply what has been taught in order for the good behaviors to continue after the dog is returned to you. It is essential that you apply the new techniques in order for the dog to understand that you are going to remain consistent. It is not uncommon for a dog to test each new handler to see if they will follow the same rules. We will spend as much time as it takes to make sure you understand how to follow through with their newly learned commands and behaviors.

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Basic Obedience Program

Our On-Leash Program consists of 2 weeks of dog boarding and training. Includes collar and leash. *This is not for serious behavioral issues*

Covers the basic commands of heel, sit, automatic sit, stay, down, come when called, specific place command, self-control, reduce jumping, nipping, and other similar behaviors. Your dog will have much better self-control and listening skills under distractions. Many of the dogs in this program also participate in our daycare during the day while not training, where we will monitor their social skills and behavior around other dogs.

Includes a training session at completion to ensure the owner knows how to follow through with training at home. One additional follow-up session is also included and can be used at any time after completion of the program. If any further sessions are needed, they can be purchased individually for $125 each. All commands will be taught on a leash for this 2-week program. Book now!

Total cost for Basic Obedience Program: $1450. Includes long line (15ft.) and a training collar that is chosen based on temperament (not controlled by remote).

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Basic Obedience Plus Program

Depending on the individual situation, 3 weeks may be required to complete our Basic Obedience Program when there is a more specific problem to address. Examples include: persistent leash reactivity or a problem that has become a habit over many years.

We will help you decide which program is best before beginning or we will give you the option to decide after 1 week of the program — based on our recommendation. Of course the longer a dog stays, the more time it allows for proofing, reliability, and additional locations of practice. Book your spot today!

Total Cost of Basic Obedience Plus Program: $2150

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Off Leash Program

Our Off-Leash Program or for more serious behavior issues Zen Doggy Den offers a 4-week program of dog boarding and training. This covers the same commands from our Basic Obedience Program, done on a leash and off-leash with the use of a remote-controlled collar. More time equals more reliability, more distractions, more proofing, even more environments.

Includes a collar that is chosen based on temperament and a long line (remote collar not included, the owner can purchase separately from us for $180). Only brands approved by our certified dog trainers can be used. Includes a lesson at completion, and an additional session that can be used at any time. Book now!

Total cost for Off-Leash Program (not including remote-controlled collar): $2850

*This 4-week board and train program is not only for solid obedience under high distractions and off-leash training but also for more serious behavior issues such as dog aggression. While we can’t promise every dog will become social again, we have had good success integrating dogs back into a daycare type of setting during this program. The only dogs we don’t accept for board and train programs are those that are severely human aggressive. This is best dealt with in private sessions with the owner present.*

We do not feel you can be 100% safe having your dog off leash without the use of a remote controlled collar. There are too many variables that could potentially cause your dog to realize it is off leash and decide to ignore a command. Your dog could be hit by a car, run away, or injure another dog or person. Remote controlled collars are very safe when introduced properly, and are an excellent tool to provide peace of mind when your dog is off leash. Dogs will stay at our home-styled environment facility in Wheat Ridge for all board and train programs. Call our team at Zen Doggy Den today with any questions or comments!

Questions About Our Board & Train Programs? Let Us Know!