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Puppy Boarding School with #CareyTrainsMe

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Puppy Boarding School

#CareyTrainsMe has trained hundreds of Metro Vancouver puppies and is an expert in Board and Train programs. We know life happens, whether it is sleep deprivation from adopting a new puppy, travel, new work demands, etc., we can help! Puppy Boarding school is an opportunity for you and your puppy to start your life together without frustration and feeling overwhelmed, but rather on a good foundation of manners and coping skills.

Our Methods

At #CareyTrainMe, our modern, progressive, positive reinforcement 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. We use up-to-date techniques that build puppy confidence, resilience, and reliability. Some of these techniques include: rewarding calmness; canine enrichment (e.g.,); fitness; brain games; habituation; socialization with people, dogs and new environments; protocols building impulse control; frustration tolerance; manners around toys and food; and formal puppy obedience training. 

Coco the Great Pyrnese and Bernese Mountain mixed breed puppy posing paws up on a rock during her training walk with #CareyTrainsMe
two english bull dogs sitting on a park bench with a french bulldog sitting in the middle during dog board and train program

What to Expect

Our facility is a home environment (small and inclusive), and not a boarding kennel. While enrolled in our 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 our home. 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. 

We know it will be hard to leave your puppy!

But 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 also 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 your puppyspuppy's 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 board and train program, you will be scheduled for a Zoom session that your entire household are welcome to attend. During this session, we will build on your puppy's new skills. Additional sessions can be purchased after your follow-up Zoom session.


  • 14-day Puppy Boarding School $2400

  • 21-day Puppy Boarding School $3500

  • 30-day Puppy Boarding School $4400

Pablo the english bulldog puppy sitting and doing a high five

What does your puppy learn at Puppy School?

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 in our home:

  • 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; and, 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.  

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

puppy beau the yorkie sitting in his stylish bay jacket

If you have questions, check please check-out our Frequently Asked Questions page

Client references are available upon request.

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A compilation video of some of the wonderful puppies that we have had the pleasure to train.

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