Total Behavior reboot

THree-Week Boarding School

$4,995 for dogs 6 months & older
Is your dog out of control on the leash, lunging and barking at other dogs or people? Does your dog suffer from separation anxiety or exhibit fearfulness or aggression towards dogs or humans? Do you have fighting between dogs in your home? This program is for dogs that need more intensive training and rehabilitation. With dog aggression training and behavior rehabilitation, you will see a transformed dog in just three weeks!

Our extended boarding school program not only includes all the advantages of our two-week program but also affords us the necessary time to delve deeply into the challenging behavioral issues that have been adversely impacting your life and hindering your dog’s full potential. Addressing complex behavior problems requires expertise. It often demands a level of clarity and consistency that can be challenging to achieve in a home environment. By removing your dog from their familiar surroundings, we can effectively address the root causes of their behavior rather than merely treating the symptoms. The outcome is a notably calmer and more balanced dog, enhancing the overall quality of life for your family and your beloved pup.

Who Needs the TOtal Behavior Reboot Program?

Does your dog have trouble staying home alone without anxiety? Are they difficult to take for a walk because they bark or lunge at other people and dogs? Is your dog grouchy about being moved off furniture or touched anywhere they don’t want to be? Have you had issues with your dog barking at or biting guests in your home? Has your dog been in fights with other dogs? Does your dog guard food, bones, or toys from the humans in your home? If so, our dog aggression training is the solution that you’ve been looking for.

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What to Expect

You will drop your dog off at our beautiful farm and training center for at least three weeks of intensive training and rehabilitation. This program includes much of the same obedience skills as our other programs but focuses more heavily on the dog’s state of mind. Our dog aggression training aims to shift them out of a defensive, fearful, or aggressive state and into a balanced and healthy mindset.

While they are learning with us, you will be provided with our exclusive training videos and handbook to prepare you for life with your dog after training. We send multiple pictures, videos, and updates to keep you posted on your dog’s progress in our program. As they near graduation, we provide you with multiple virtual and in-person lessons preparing you for working with your dog moving forward. Our goal is to reset your relationship with your dog and put you on a path of peace and enjoyment with your dog.

Our ten-year-old dog had developed a lot of anxieties. Over the years we tried everything, but it got to the point that we couldn’t live a normal life. At the end of our rope, we thought there must be a place that could help her and us. There are many board and train places, I discovered! We picked BlackPaw Dog Training because their approach seemed to be the most thorough. After three weeks we were amazed to see how much our sweet dog had improved. Now was our turn to be trained. Bernadette’s program included teaching us how to keep up with our dogs’ new training. We are able to create a calm environment with clear rules and boundaries. Our dog, Maddie, is much calmer now. Thank you, Bernadette!

—Ruth H.

Total Behavior Reboot Success Story

german shepherd standing next to a middle aged blond lady with jeans and grey shirt on


York is a lovely German Shepherd bred from working lines. His owner is also his breeder and with his sire and dam at home, York didn’t find much need to listen to his human mom. He was smitten with his daddy and would follow him around and do what he did all the time, for better or worse. Unfortunately, he would not do what his human mom asked him to do.

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At BlackPaw Dog Training we strive to produce extraordinary results and to develop happy and confident dogs. We achieve this by using a method called “balanced training,” which combines the best parts of both traditional and contemporary training styles.

We have developed our own exclusive method of using the vibrating electronic collar gently and effectively. With a subtle vibrating sensation much like the technology you are familiar with in your phone or smart watch, we use the e-collar to break the dog’s fixation on distractions and help them to better pay attention to their handler.

Simply put, we focus our training on boarding school because it provides better results than anything possible with group classes or private lessons. It allows us to give back a better-trained dog than you ever imagined, and our approach focuses on two training principles. The first is Quality. While he or she is with us, every interaction with your dog is conducted with the full attention of a professional trainer. Our second training principle is Quantity. We train your dog all throughout the day, allowing us to have many, many chances to teach your dog the right thing to do in any situation. Training requires patience and repetition, and most people are too busy to take the time required to truly train their dog.

Our boarding school programs are much like summer camps for dogs. Their day begins bright and early with a pack run on the farm. During their time off leash, besides playing and socializing, the dogs are learning to come when called (even with our farm distractions of horses, goats, barn cats, and bunnies). Next, they begin several focused training sessions with our trainers, where they are taught heel, sit, down, come, stay, leave it, and the place command, which helps your dog relax in a specific spot. Then, we take our training sessions on the road to ensure they will listen in busy public places. We go for walks at area parks, through hardware stores, shopping centers, and the like. The day wraps up with another session of large field socialization on the farm. The pups are busy all day, before being put to bed in their own individual, climate-controlled kennel.

The Perfect Pooch Program is designed for happy, well-adjusted pups in need of self-control and training. If your complaints include your dog jumping on people, play biting, tearing up items in the house, pulling on the leash and not coming when called, then this is the program for you.

The Total Behavior Reboot is designed for those dogs needing deeper intervention. If your dog is suffering from fear, anxiety, reactivity, or aggression, this course is designed to help rehabilitate them. Our three-week program gives us more time to dive deep into helping your dog through their issues. Your dog will learn the same skills as the Perfect Pooch Program, but we also focus heavily on providing support and solutions to your dog’s behavioral issues.

Large field socialization is a training technique designed to socialize dogs in a way that makes sense to them. Unlike doggie daycares or dog parks that often have too many dogs in too small of a space, which can increase fear and anxiety, large field socialization uses several acres and a small group of balanced dogs to resocialize other pups in a safer way. This technique is highly effective at rehabilitating fearful, reactive, or aggressive dogs.
We have found that in order to create lasting change, dogs must be immersed in a balanced pack for at least two weeks. One-and-done visits are not enough to truly change how the dog feels about other dogs.

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