Professional Dog Training In Lehi, UT

Board & Train

Canine By Design

Our in-home board & train programs guarantee a low-stress environment that prioritizes your dog’s safety and well-being. We prioritize quality over quantity, limiting the number of dogs per trainer to ensure your pup receives ample one-on-one attention. Recognizing the individuality of each dog, we avoid one-size-fits-all solutions and embrace flexibility in modern dog training techniques.

 

Throughout your dog’s stay, we keep you in the loop with comprehensive weekly updates. Our trainers provide insightful journals detailing progress and goals, along with snapshots and videos capturing the highlights of your dog’s training journey.

Basic Obedience

This program is designed for dogs at least 6 months of age. The duration for this program varies based on your specific training requests and the dog’s needs, but typically ranges from 4 to 5 weeks. Dogs with severe reactivity or aggression may require a Behavior Modification Program.

 

During the initial two weeks of the program, your dog will undergo foundation training to establish core obedience commands. Their trainer will focus on teaching your dog the following essential commands:

 

Recall: Ensuring your dog responds promptly and consistently when called, even in distracting settings.

Loose Leash Walking (Heeling): Teaching your dog to walk calmly beside you, without pulling.

Sit-Stay: Teaching your dog to sit and maintain the position until given the signal to move.

Down-Stay: Guiding your dog to lie down and remain in that position until released.

Place: Training your dog to go to a designated spot and stay until directed otherwise.

Out Command: This cue tells your dog to immediately drop whatever they have in their mouth.

Kennel Command: Creating a positive relationship with the kennel, in order for the dog to be comfortable in a safe space.

Cooperative Care: Instilling tolerant behavior in your pet to improve their behavior at vet visits and grooming appointments. This includes the acceptance of daily care, including nail trims, brushing, and physical examinations.

Dog/People Neutrality: Increasing confidence and stability in your pet that will benefit you in distracting environments.

 

In the subsequent weeks, we will fine-tune your dog’s newly acquired skills and work on applying them in real-life situations. Our trainers will focus on improving your dog’s responsiveness and reliability in a variety of environments.

IN-HOME APPOINTMENTS:

Our team is committed to continuing our support to guarantee your ongoing success. Our main goal is to empower you with the tools necessary for a harmonious and enjoyable relationship with your dog. We’re here to make sure you and your dog continue to thrive together by providing you with 3 in-home appointments.

 

Drop-Off Appointment: Upon completion of their board and train program, your trainer will conduct an in-depth drop off session. In this appointment, we will demonstrate the progress your dog has made. This session is designed to ensure that you, as owners, are equipped with the knowledge to maintain and reinforce their newfound skills.

 

Follow Up Appointments: You will also receive 2 additional follow up appointments within 30 days of drop off. These are designed to provide you continued support, answer any questions you may have, and ensure that the transition from our home to yours is a successful one!

Puppy Jumpstart

In this 2 week program, our experienced trainers will provide your puppy with a structured and nurturing environment to help them develop critical skills needed to set you on a path to success.


By establishing clear boundaries and an effective means of communication, your dog can become more confident in environments that would otherwise threaten their level of comfort. Training gives them the tools to thrive in any circumstance.


During this program, your puppy will learn the following skills:

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In Home Appointments

Our team is committed to your ongoing success. Our aim is to provide you with the skills necessary to enjoy life with your dog. We provide you continued support through in-home appointments.

 

Drop-Off Appointment: At the completion of the 2-week program, your trainer will conduct an in-depth drop off session. At this appointment, we will review your puppy’s achievements and discuss how to continue reinforcing the trained behaviors at home. This personalized guidance will help you maintain lasting results and enjoyment with your puppy.


Follow-Up Appointment: We will schedule one follow-up appointment within 30 days of drop off. This visit is designed to provide you continued support, answer any questions you may have, and ensure that the transition to your home is a successful one!

We know the value of living in a clean and comfortable living space with your puppy. This program will establish a consistent potty routine to avoid accidents in the home.

The crate is a useful tool for living with any dog. Some of the benefits include accelerated potty training, improved confidence, a reduction in anxious behaviors, and the prevention of destructive behaviors. Our trainers will help your puppy become comfortable being in the crate, making it a positive and secure space for rest and relaxation. Proper crate training allows you to live in the home with your dog peacefully and transport your pet safely.

 While your puppy is in our care, we’ll establish a clear method of communication that will be used for future obedience training. This introduction sets the stage for training reliable obedience as they become more accountable.

The ability to capture your dog’s attention using their name cannot be overstated. Teaching your dog to respond to their name is fundamental to the ABCs of learning.

Failure to teach your dog to understand leash and collar communication can result in dogs that pull, fight the leash, and are reactive. By properly introducing the leash at a young age, you can avoid future daily conflict with your dog.

Skills Camp

Our Skills Camp is a customizable board and train program for your dog designed to be completed in just 2-3 weeks. Choose any 2 or 3 behaviors of your choice:

Recall: Ensuring your dog responds promptly and consistently when called, even in distracting settings.

Loose Leash Walking (Heeling): Teaching your dog to walk calmly beside you, without pulling.

Sit-Stay: Teaching your dog to sit and maintain the position until given the signal to move.

Down-Stay: Guiding your dog to lie down and remain in that position until released.

Place: Training your dog to go to a designated spot and stay until directed otherwise.

Out Command: This cue tells your dog to immediately drop whatever they have in their mouth.

The following behaviors are included at no additional charge.

Kennel Command: Creating a positive relationship with the kennel in order for the dog to be comfortable in a safe space. Benefits of crate training include accelerated potty training, improved confidence, a reduction in anxious behaviors, and the prevention of destructive behaviors. Our trainers will help your puppy become comfortable being in the crate, making it a positive and secure space for rest and relaxation.

Potty Training: We know the value of living in a clean and comfortable living space with your puppy. This program will establish a consistent and predictable potty routine to avoid accidents in the home. Dogs over 6 months of age or with persistent issues may require additional training.

Cooperative Care: Instilling tolerant behavior in your pet to improve their behavior at vet visits and grooming appointments. This includes the acceptance of daily care, including nail trims, brushing, and physical examinations.

Dog/People Neutrality: Increasing confidence and stability in your pet that will benefit you in distracting environments.

In-Home Appointment:

Our team is committed to continuing our support to guarantee your ongoing success. Our goal is to empower you with the tools necessary for a harmonious and enjoyable relationship with your dog. We’re here to make sure you and your dog continue to thrive together by providing you with an in-depth drop off appointment.


Drop-Off Appointment: Upon completion of their board and train program, your trainer will conduct an in-depth drop off session. In this appointment, we will demonstrate the progress your dog has made. This session is designed to ensure that you, as owners, are equipped with the knowledge to maintain and reinforce their newfound skills.

Yes! Positive Reinforcement delivered in the form of play, food rewards, or freedom is incredibly powerful when it comes to building trust and teaching new behaviors. We use Positive Reinforcement to create a reward history with the dog, resulting in an increased drive and desire for your dog to complete the behavior.

All dogs can benefit from structured obedience and education, regardless of their age. It is also always easier to begin your pet’s education sooner than later in order to set them up for a life free of conflict with you at home and for mutual enjoyment later in life. If you notice your dog is often distracted in new environments and around other dogs or people, this is a good indicator that they could benefit from training. 

Additionally, we recommend training if your dog is showing signs of nervousness, anxiety, or failing to engage with you in play or training. Introducing obedience into a dog’s life can help them become more confident, less anxious in unfamiliar situations, and give you confidence in having your pet accompany you wherever you wish to be.

Yes! Our team provides a thorough weekly training update for every pet owner that has enrolled their dog in our program. Our trainers include a detailed summary of how the dog is progressing in training, what skills they are learning, what fun places they have visited, and what is to come in future weeks. Included in this weekly training journal are action photos and videos so you can see their progress taking place.

We provide a detailed take-home guide of instructions for all Board & Train clients. These will help set your pet up for success once they return home. Our program also includes in-home sessions* training sessions with you at your home after we return the dog back to you. This will help you and your family learn the skills to effectively handle and communicate with your dog so the obedience learned with us will transfer smoothly to your home. 

*Number of sessions is dependent upon the board & train program.

We accept all major credit and debit cards as forms of payment. Financing options are available through LendingUSA. Payment is due prior to services being rendered, unless otherwise approved with Canine by Design.