Board & train

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 lessons 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 lessons 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

What type of dog this program benefits:

  • Rescued dogs
  • Dogs needed a little more attention to build foundation
  • 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 lessons at our facility to address any further issues or just for a brush up.

* For dogs with a bite history or severe anxiety a four week program is recommended at an additional charge.




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 lessons 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:
  • leash walking
  • come command
  • perform sit and down stays with distractions
  • use of the “place” command (your dog goes to a mat or bed and stays there until released) under heavy distractions.
  • jumping
  • digging
  • counter surfing
  • mouthing
  • potty training
  • greeting people properly
  • conditioned relaxation
  • many, many more tailored just for your situation

What type of dog this program benefits:

  • Rescued dogs
  • Dogs needed a little more attention to build foundation
  • 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 lessons at our facility to address any further issues or just for a brush up.

* For dogs with a bite history or severe anxiety a four week program is recommended at an additional charge.




Specialized One-on-One Training

If you are looking for guidance on how you can train your own dog, our specialized training programs can help!

Our one-on-one lessons will provide you with the tools you need when encountering any situation. New puppy or old dog, we’ve worked with them all and can help you learn to correct current undesirable behaviors or add to their manners. During our specialized training lessons, you will define boundaries utilizing the dog training we customize for you that will provide thorough and detailed step by step instructions on proper handling, skills, praise and reinforcement all for you and your dog’s needs. You will be instructed on how best to achieve your training goals throughout the process.




Private Lesson Program

This is our most hands on program for dog owners. This customized program includes four lessons and will give you the results that you need.



For your dog that could use a little more guidance than our Mind Your Manners program we offer a more customized private lesson bundle. Our private lessons are aimed at more than just manners but creating a dog that everyone wants to be around. In these four lessons we work on manners such as sit, stay, down, the “place” command - for your dog to go to a specific mat or bed until released even with distractions, and other undesirable manners as well as added benefits of nice leash walking, coming when called, waiting patiently for food, and even socialization or the use of an e-collar if desired. Other manners or behaviors can also be worked on during our four lessons and are customizable to the unique requirements of you and your dog.

* There is an additional travel charge based on your location.




Mind Your Manners Program

Do you just need a little direction? Is your dog almost what you would like, but just needs that extra bit of information to help get you over the top? Our Mind your Manners program is an ideal two one hour lessons that will leave you prepared to get your dog started on the right path.



Created for dogs from age two months through adult, our Mind Your Manners program will quickly cover the basics of how to work with your dog on training him/her to sit, stay, walk nicely on a leash and the “place” command (going to a designated location such as a mat or bed and stay there until released). This is a true crash course as it is only two one hour lessons but can help kick-start your future training needs.


* There is a charge per additional dog per program. There is an additional travel charge based on your location.