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Puppy Board and Train

rottweiler puppy mix Chevy in a down stay during his puppy boarding school dog training program.
Carey Bolduc's dog puppy George posing on a stump in his daily dog training

Our modern, progressive, positive reinforcement Puppy Board and Train Dog Program will set your puppy up for a successful life as a loving family pet and a Metro Vancouver canine citizen.  #CareyTrainsMe uses up-to-date techniques that build confidence, resilience, and reliability. We use food, affection, praise and play as rewards. Our motto is rewarding calmness; even though we make calm behaviour the utmost rewarding, your puppy’s board and train days are fulfilled with canine enrichment, fitness, brain games, habituation, socialization with people, dogs and new environments, protocols building impulse control, frustration tolerance, and manners around toys and food, plus formal puppy obedience training.

Trying to find dog training resources on the internet is painstaking. Google “how to raise a puppy” results in thousands of confusing contradictions. #CareyTrainsMe has trained hundreds of Metro Vancouver Puppies and is an expert in Board and Train programs. In an ideal world, it is perfect that your household introduces your puppy day in and day out to bond and build trust with your puppy. At #CareyTrainMe, we know life happens, whether it is sleep deprivation from adopting a new puppy, travel, new work demands, renovations, family commitments or other scheduling challenges or if you want professional help to give your puppy the ultimate foundation building blocks to build on, we can help. Puppy Boarding school is an opportunity for you and your puppy to start your life together without sleep deprivation and frustration.

What to Expect

We are a home Environment, not a boarding facility; we are small and inclusive. While enrolled in our Puppy Board and Train, your puppy lives comfortably in our home with supervised access to the house and yard, and bedtime is spent in the safety of their crate. The puppies are treated as part of the family, have plenty of supervised playtimes, and enjoy age-appropriate socialization opportunities, including exploring strolls through neighbourhoods and visits to Home Depot or pet stores.


Your puppy will receive at least six daily training sessions to meet your specified goals and consistently reinforce polite household manners.  Here are some examples of what your puppy will practice during their stay:


  • Crate Training

  • Potty Training / Bell Training

  • ​Appropriate Chewing

  • Jumping and Polite Greetings

  • Puppy Nipping and Polite Play

  • Socialization with dogs and people

  • ​Positive exposure to new environments

  • ​Waiting politely for food and doorways

  • Impulse Control and frustration tolerance protocols

  • Polite Leash Walking Skills

  • Obedience commands ranging from beginner to advanced

  • ​Behaviours include:

  • Sit

  • Watch Me

  • Down

  • Touch

  • Leave it, Drop it, and Take it

  • Go to your Bed

  • Introduction to a release word: sitting at all gates, doors and crate doors

  • Recall - come when called, leave it, drop it

It will be hard to leave your puppy!

While your puppy is enrolled at Puppy Boarding School, you will receive photos, texts, and regular training video updates of your puppy's progress via WhatsApp.  You are welcome to email and check in on your puppy anytime. Each week while your puppy is at school, you will receive homework to prepare your household for their return.

Puppy Boarding School Graduation.

We provide a graduation video link to show you all the commands/cues your puppy has learned and their level with each command/cue. We also ask for an hour of your time upon pick up to review the training, where you will receive hands-on learning.

Follow-Up Session

7-10 days after your puppy graduates from their puppy board and train program, you will be scheduled for a zoom session that your entire household can attend. We will build on your puppy's new skills during the zoom session. Additional zoom sessions can be purchased after your follow-up Zoom session.

old english bulldog puppy sittin during dog board and train

Puppy Boarding


Gabby the bernedoodle mix sitting durring her board and train

Puppy Boarding


golden retrieve puppy trianing during his hyper to calm program

Puppy Boarding


Note that puppies over 16 weeks will focus more on leash skills and calm outdoors, assuming their potty training is on track.


If you still have questions, check out our blog:


Why choose a board and train.

Let’s Work Together


British Columbia, CA

Tel: (778) 952-3647

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