Board and Train

Vacations, business trips or weekend get-aways could be a challenge when it comes to deciding on the right accommodations for the canine member of your family.

A dog-walking service a few times a day is one option; however, boarding him while you're away gives him so much more.

Boarding at Misguided Mutts is the ideal doggie vacation. He'll have his dog friends with him for playing and to help him cope while separated from you. Meanwhile, our human caretakers and trainers will give him the exercise he loves and will reinforce and refresh his training. When you pick him up, you'll find him happy to see you and eager to please.

During your dog's stay we'll focus on basic obedience and everyday tasks, from structured leash walking, to going in and out of thresholds. We'll also work on sit stays, down stays and the place command. We'll proof your dog so you don't have to. At home, or wherever you take him, he will know exactly how to behave no matter what new and tempting distractions are happening around him.




Our Training Program

Our training programs have been created based on the philosophy of bettering the lives of both you and your dog. From the first time we speak with you we work to develop a customized training that is tailored for your unique needs.

We not only train your dog but we train you, too! We work with you to give you the tools needed to continue the training long after our sessions are completed. We instruct you on your dog’s new learned behaviors to fully ensure that you understand how to reinforce and maintain these behaviors so that there is a natural transition to your life at home and throughout the life of your dog. And even better, most of our programs come with email and phone support and some with our life time support guarantee. We train dogs of all breeds from Dachshund’s, Shih Tzu’s, Lhasa Apso’s to German Shepherd’s, Rottweiler’s to Mastiff’s.

For your convenience we offer many types of training programs based on your time commitment and budget. These programs are designed to save you time, money, energy, and frustration by equipping you with the information and knowledge you need to accomplish your training goals. Do you want a dog that understands what behavior is expected and is happy to do it for you? Do you want a dog that walks nicely on a leash? Do you want a dog that is well-socialized and well-behaved in public? We can help you get there! We will work one-on-one with your dog while he or she stays with us through one of our Board and Train programs or through one of our many Specialized Training programs. Just let us know what behaviors or manners you would like your dog to improve or learn and our team will customize a program specifically for you and your dog.




Looking for the dog of your dreams? Try our Exceptional Dog Program

Your neighbors will be envious and you will be the talk of the block about what a change your dog has made behaviorally.

This program is the Cadillac of programs and will be sure to have your dog included in your day to day lives in ways that you've never thought possible, all within 3 weeks.

We love our dogs, but let’s face it we all lead busy lives that leave little time for properly training them. With our Exceptional Dog Board and Train program we can accomplish the fastest and most intensive approach to train your dog over a three week period. It relieves you of the daily stress of training or waiting between sessions for a new breakthrough and places the need for results on your dog and us here at Misguided Mutts. Board and Train is done at our home training facility where your dog will not only overcome unwanted behaviors but work on all basic manners and how to be a part of the family in a productive and fun environment. Progress is made daily as we are constantly interacting with your dog and guiding him/her to be an exceptional dog. We work to customize a training program from the start that fits with your dog’s needs and your unique requirements. Since your dog is receiving highly personalized care and training from us 24/7 we see what is and is not working and adjust our training methods accordingly to get the greatest results during the time your dog is with us.

When it is time for your dog to go home we will work with you on all the lessons learned. You will be given a take home training material for you to continue to practice and instill the Exceptional Dog training curriculum with your dog in your home. Our training does not end when you take your dog home.

Some of the many behaviors and manners we work on are:
  • separation anxiety
  • aggression
  • fear
  • jumping
  • digging
  • counter surfing
  • mouthing
  • leash walking
  • reliably come to you every time
  • perform sit and down stays without breaking command
  • use of the “place” command (your dog goes to a mat or bed and stays there until released) under heavy distractions.
  • greeting people properly
  • socialization with other dogs
  • many, many more tailored just for your situation

Personal Attention:

We recognize that the needs of your dog will not the same as another. Because of this we provide continuous personalized attention for your dog throughout the Board and Train program. Your dog’s needs are unique, everything from food, to walks, to play time and training, is carefully scheduled and monitored. Each dog is evaluated daily in what has been accomplished and what goals have yet to be reached as well as what their attention span will allow them to accomplish during each session. Some sessions will be shorter and more frequent throughout the day while others may be an hour or more in length. We train using a process that is productive, positive and fun as well as rewarding to your dog. And since training is a lot about trust and bonding between trainer and dog, we give lots of affection and interactive play throughout the process. Throughout the program we will send you email updates on how progress has been during the Board and Train so that you too can share in your dog’s successes.


Individualized Training:

Because no two dogs are alike, every training program is individually tailored to your dog’s unique personality and your unique goals. Different breeds have been bred for different purposes for thousands of years. This has produced dogs with reliable physical and behavioral traits, but some of those personality “quirks” can develop into problems. In today’s society it is critical that all dogs are well-behaved canine citizens, and this is one of the primary goals of the training program. Misguided Mutts has many years of experience to know the behavioral differences between a Retriever and a Terrier, and teach both of them in a manner that the dog can understand. Our specialty of working with rescue dogs and mixed breeds are evaluated with the same experienced eye – taking into consideration their history and unique temperament characteristics. Board and Train programs are highly customized, personal training programs, allowing our team to carefully identify and address behavioral issues.


What type of dog this program benefits:

  • Rescued dogs
  • Multi issue dogs (have a lot of things to learn)
  • Dogs from families that are not home enough to train
  • Dogs needing that extra time and attention

* With our Lifetime Support Guarantee you will have the assurance that we are behind you for the life of your dog, whether it be phone or email support to follow up sessions at our facility to address any further issues or just for a brush up.




Going away on vacation or an extended business trip? Try our Great Dog Program

This is one of our most popular programs. While you are away your dog will be relaxing and learning in the comfort of our home environment.

Your dog will be submerged in a two week learning experience that is fun and educational at the same time.



We love our dogs, but let’s face it we all lead busy lives that leave little time for properly training them. Similar to our Exceptional Dog Board and Train program, we offer a shorter program to create a Great Dog. The Great Dog Board and Train program allows us to accomplish the fastest and most intensive approach to train your dog over a two week period. It relieves you of the daily stress of training or waiting between sessions for a new breakthrough and places the need for results on your dog and us here at Misguided Mutts. Board and Train is done at our home training facility where your dog will not only overcome unwelcome behaviors but work on all basic manners and how to be a part of the family in a productive and fun environment. Progress is made daily as we are constantly interacting with your dog and guiding him/her to be a Great Dog. We work to customize a training program from the start that fits with your dog’s needs and your unique requirements. Since your dog is receiving highly personalized care and training from us 24/7 we see what is and is not working and adjust our training methods accordingly to get the greatest results during the time your dog is with us.

When it is time for your dog to go home we will work with you on all the lessons learned. You will be given a take home training material for you to continue to practice and instill the Great Dog training curriculum with your dog in your home. Our training does not end when you take your dog home.

Some of the many behaviors and manners we work on are:
  • separation anxiety
  • aggression
  • fear
  • jumping
  • digging
  • counter surfing
  • mouthing
  • leash walking
  • reliably come to you every time
  • perform sit and down stays without breaking command
  • use of the “place” command (your dog goes to a mat or bed and stays there until released) under heavy distractions.
  • greeting people properly
  • socialization with other dogs
  • many, many more tailored just for your situation

Personal Attention:

We recognize that the needs of your dog will not the same as another. Because of this we provide continuous personalized attention for your dog throughout the Board and Train program. Your dog’s needs are unique, everything from food, to walks, to play time and training, is carefully scheduled and monitored. Each dog is evaluated daily in what has been accomplished and what goals have yet to be reached as well as what their attention span will allow them to accomplish during each session. Some sessions will be shorter and more frequent throughout the day while others may be an hour or more in length. We train using a process that is productive, positive and fun as well as rewarding to your dog. And since training is a lot about trust and bonding between trainer and dog, we give lots of affection and interactive play throughout the process. Throughout the program we will send you email updates on how progress has been during the Board and Train so that you too can share in your dog’s successes.


Individualized Training:

Because no two dogs are alike, every training program is individually tailored to your dog’s unique personality and your unique goals. Different breeds have been bred for different purposes for thousands of years. This has produced dogs with reliable physical and behavioral traits, but some of those personality “quirks” can develop into problems. In today’s society it is critical that all dogs are well-behaved canine citizens, and this is one of the primary goals of the training program. Misguided Mutts has many years of experience to know the behavioral differences between a Retriever and a Terrier, and teach both of them in a manner that the dog can understand. Our specialty of working with rescue dogs and mixed breeds are evaluated with the same experienced eye – taking into consideration their history and unique temperament characteristics. Board and Train programs are highly customized, personal training program, allowing our team to carefully identify and address behavioral issues.


What type of dog this program benefits:

  • Rescued dogs
  • Multi issue dogs (have a lot of things to learn)
  • Dogs from families that are not home enough to train
  • Dogs where changes at home have caused issues (new family member, new animal, etc.)

* With our Lifetime Support Guarantee you will have the assurance that we are behind you for the life of your dog, whether it be phone or email support to follow up sessions at our facility to address any further issues or just for a brush up.