Board and Train Programs

Black Hills K9 offers a variety of Board and Train programs, based out our facility in Edgemont, SD.

At Black Hills K9 LLC, we offer a variety of Board and Train programs based out of our dedicated dog training facility located in Edgemont, SD. We offer on leash and off leash programs lasting for a duration of three or six weeks. Our programs are tailored to suit your dog’s training goals. 

Board and Train programs can offer many benefits for you and your dog. Primarily, we are able to spend a greater amount of dedicated one-on-one time with your dog than in a private lesson or group class setting. This means that it is far easier for us to resolve problematic behaviors and teach your dog new ones, as the training process is repeatable on a daily basis. 

These programs can also be a great option if you are heading out-of-town on vacation or a work trip, or if you simply do not have the time to attend a group class or work on your dog’s behavior between private lessons.

Below, you will find details of our Board and Train programs and the services included within each program. We encourage you to contact us at dogtraining@blackhillsk9.com if you have any questions regarding the content of our programs.

Please note that pricing below does not include sales tax.

Note: You will need to provide food for the duration of your dog’s stay at Black Hills K9. For health and safety reasons, we are unable to accept raw food for dogs staying at our facility. 

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3 Week Programs

On Leash
$1,950

Our three week On Leash Board and Train program is a great starting point if you are looking for greater control of your dog’s behavior. 

During this program, your dog will learn their basic obedience commands, including sit, down, place, stay, come and heel. In addition, we will provide your dog with the fundamentals they require to be controlled in public; we will work on all facets of socialization by training your dog in different environments, and around different people and other dogs. This helps to build a confident, well-rounded dog who will be easier to handle on public outings.

Our On Leash program also includes training of obedience commands with increasing distance, duration and distractions. Introducing these variables to the training program allows us to further proof your dog’s behavior, ensuring you have confidence that your dog will respond to your commands even in demanding circumstances.

When picking your dog up from our facility, you will be fully trained on all commands and any training tools. This ensures you can maintain your dog’s newly learned behavior upon returning home. If you maintain the level of training in accordance with our policy, we do offer a lifetime guarantee on follow-up maintenance training.

Off Leash
$2,500

Our three week Off Leash Board and Train program can truly enhance the level of confidence and control you will have with your dog.

Please note that as a prerequisite for enrolling in this program, your dog must have completed our On Leash Group Class, On Leash Private Lesson program, or our On Leash Board and Train program.

As part of our Off Leash program, your dog will learn to sit, down, place, stay, come and heel. We’ll also work on building a solid foundation of socialization in a number of different environments. Your dog’s obedience will be pushed even further as they will learn to complete their commands while off leash, as we systematically increase the distance, duration and distractions around them.

Our Off Leash program includes the cost of a Dogtra electronic collar (e-collar). When you pick your dog up at the conclusion of the program, we will provide you with comprehensive instruction on how to use the e-collar correctly and safely. We also offer a lifetime guarantee on follow-up maintenance training, as long as you maintain the level of training outlined in our training policy.

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6 Week Program
$3,500

Our six week Board and Train program is the most comprehensive program we offer at Black Hills K9 LLC. Combining both our On Leash and Off Leash programs, the six week program provides us with the time and opportunity to transform your dog’s behavior and achieve your dog training goals. This program also includes a Dogtra electronic collar (e-collar) in the price.

During this program, your dog will learn to sit, down, place, stay, come and heel. Obedience commands will be worked on with increasingly difficult distractions, and we will systematically increase the distance and duration with which these commands need to be performed. Over the course of our six week program, your dog will progress from on leash work to reliable, repeatable off leash obedience. 

This program also includes socialization and loose-leash walking. With the additional time available in our six week program, we are able to expose your dog to a wide variety of places to help build their confidence in different settings.

When you arrive at our facility to pick up your dog, we will train you on your dog’s new commands and provide thorough instruction on correct usage of the e-collar. We offer a lifetime guarantee on follow-up training, as long as you have maintained the level of training in accordance with our policy.

Photo Credit: Samantha Miller