Board & Train

Pack your dog's bags and send her away for the best learning experience of her life! Dog with Shoe Here at Rewarded behavior Continues we want you to feel comfortable and secure that when your dog comes to live with us for his/her Board and Train experience, that we will love your dog and treat her like one of our own.

Board and Train Home Stay Program

  • Are you planning on getting a new puppy but not looking forward to the commitment of time and effort it takes to house train, socialize, or prepare them for life as a family pet?
  • Do you want to get your newly rescued or adopted adult dog off to a great start in your household?
  • Do you have a dog that needs training, but don’t have the time to train it?
  • Are you feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of adding dog training to your schedule?
  • Do you want the most advanced, humane and friendly methods of dog training, and no use of force, shock or intimidation?
  • Do you want your puppy or dog to be in a home with real world experiences going on around him or her, and not kenneled between training sessions?

Solutions to your problems

Rewarded Behavior Continues offers positive solutions to these problems. We are one of a very few dog training businesses offering modern, science based, positive methods in our board and train program. Methods of the old-style “Doggie Boot Camps” have historically relied upon the use of a shock collar or other harsh methods to gain control and obedience of a dog who truly doesn’t understand the behaviors taught, but complies to avoid shock, pain or other punishment.

While in our care, dogs and puppies live as members of the Rewarded Behavior Continues family. They live in our homes and receive undivided attention. Training occurs with each and every interaction. There are only one or two dogs at a time in the board and train program. During the day and evening your dog or puppy will have multiple training sessions and may socialize with well-mannered resident dogs between sessions. Board and train programs are individualized to suit each dog and owner’s preferences. Once your dog’s training plan has been achieved successfully, you will receive private instructions on how to maintain those new skills.

Puppies in our board and train program are started on a house training schedule, socialization is begun, and skills your puppy will need to succeed as a beloved companion and house pet are initiated. Puppies headed for potential careers in the conformation show ring, competition obedience ring, agility ring, pet therapy and Nose Work will receive training related to their owner’s specific requests. Our Home Stay Board and Train program is unique in that we use only dog-friendly, force free, positive methods to train your dog. Happy Dogs, mean Happy Owners!  At Rewarded Behavior Continues we are not a “Doggie Boot Camp.” Your dog comes home with a new set of behaviors and skills that will prepare him to be a valued and loved member of your family, while retaining his confidence and trust in you as his owner.

If a hectic environment or a very busy schedule makes in-home training impractical, or if you just want to “jump start” your dog’s training, consider enrolling your dog in our Board and Train “Home Stay” Program.



Puppies $110/day
Adult Dogs $120/day
Puppies or dogs needing Behavior Modification $135/day

DogSmith Board and Train

*A minimum 3- 6 week stay is required for Board and Train puppies/dogs.*  Marge and/or Lisa will discuss with you how long they feel your particular pet needs to stay with us for optimum results and log lasting retention of their newly acquired skills.

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Lisa, Jeffrey and I were able to take the girls over to my brother's house at the beach for a week last month. I just had to let you know how awesome they were. My brother invited them back again!! Kathy C. Boone, NC

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