10-14 Day Board and Train Program
This program was created for owners who do not have the time to train their dogs.. It is best to have your dog boarded for 10 working days; I do not work dogs on the weekends. Call for pricing; cost is subject to change. My fee is separate from the kennel fee.Dogs are trained on all the beginner commands.
The beginner training includes:
- Attention to name
- Stay, and
- Waiting at doors
All these commands are taught on a 6 ft leash only. No off-leash training. Training is done with positive motivation (clicker). If you want additional commands and the trainer can do that, there is an additional charge and you will need to discuss this upfront. Potty training isn’t offered.All dogs just like humans learn at different rates. Occasionally I’ll get a dog that isn’t as biddable as others, so if needed you may want to schedule an additional stay at the kennel for extra work. Training isn’t guaranteed and needs to be maintained by practicing at home.
At the end of the 10 days I can meet with you to demo the commands your dog learned; this must be done at JD Kennels at the end of the stay during a weekday if I’m available. Please don’t bring children to the meeting. Make sure the kennel knows that you are coming and dog isn’t going home on a JD truck. If you can’t meet me there when I’m available, you can schedule a meeting to be done at my home and I charge for that. You will receive written
follow up training instructions. Payment is due before dogs leave the kennel; I only take cash or check. If you aren’t picking up your dogs and having them come home on the truck then payment is due upfront.
An initial evaluation is required on all guard/terrier type breeds before they are considered for the program. There is a charge for this. The dog needs to have lived in your home a minimum of 6 months unless it is a puppy. This is in reference to rescue or re-homed dogs.
The trainer, Terri Schmidt has been training and exhibiting dogs since 1982. She has bred and shown dogs in conformation and has trained and exhibited dogs in obedience, rally, agility, and lure coursing. She has also done pet therapy work in hospitals. She has taught obedience and pre-agility classes for 22 years. Her breed for many years was the Ridgeback. She owner handled them to their championships and they were ranked in obedience nationally. Her next breed was a rescued Australian Shepherd named Roo. They showed in agility for several years in various venues and qualified for the AKC nationals and attained their MACH title. In obedience Roo has attained her Utility title and the Dog World Award and a High in Trial. Along with Roo’s accomplishments include some TV appearances. She has appeared on the television show, “Prison Break” several times and on the children’s program, “Barney”. Roo also played a main character in a video, “Barney goes to the Firehouse”. Terri is now trialing with
her border collie, Rush who has obtained his MACH 2 and MAD titles and qualified for the AKC Nationals 4 times at the age of 7. She has recently obtained her newest BC named Pie.
For additional information and/or questions, you can contact Terri at:
Cell: 214-869-8681 or email@example.com