This program is customized to each individual dog. We deal with anything from puppy training and basic obedience to a myriad of behavioral issues. Training camp is a great option if you do not have the time to invest in six week course, if your dog’s behavioral issues require a professional’s help, or if you want to accomplish training while you are away traveling.
Board Training dogs get to come stay at the Jabula Farm! There is nothing quite like fresh farm air, wide-open spaces, and getting in the dirt (baths can be requested before coming home, of course). The Jabula Farm is situated on 11 acres in Loganville, GA. Trainers live on the property so the dogs are never left overnight! Dogs sleep in a converted heated and cooled barn.We encourage owners to bring their dog’s bed, food, and treats from home to make the stay as comfortable as possible.
We have a large fenced outdoor play area where the dogs play and train in small groups determined by compatibility. Dogs are always supervised when outdoors during play and training sessions.
The average Board Training day consists of 2 – 3 private training sessions where your dog’s specific formal training needs are met. Additionally, your pup receives general training throughout the day where manners and appropriate behavior are reinforced. These general manners and behaviors always include but are not limited to waiting at doors, not jumping up, playing appropriately, and not barking excessively.
As your dog’s training progresses, we train during play sessions to proof behavior with distractions. While many places can offer the distractions of dogs playing nearby, the Jabula Farm pushes your dog to learn to focus in the midst of new levels of distraction. Most dogs have never seen horses, chickens, or ducks, but these are part of the landscape of our Farm and perfect built-in distractions. If your dog can ignore the flapping chickens then a walk down the sidewalk is no sweat!
The Board Training fee is $95 a day which includes the daily private lessons with your dog, overnight boarding, one private lesson when you pick your dog up, and one private lesson in your home the following week to make sure your dog’s training flows smoothly from farm to home, as well as any troubleshooting that arises after training. Board Training usually requires a stay of 10 -14 days. All dogs completing the Board Training program are also welcome back thereafter to board at a cost of $40 a night. During their boarding stay, all basic manners will again be reinforced, and owners can request “refresher” training days if they choose.
Drop off and pick up can be arranged from Monday through Friday.
Jabula requires a consultation, either at the Academy or in-home, to meet you and your dog. We like to make sure that we are a good fit for your dog as well as discuss training programs and expectations. The consultation and evaluation at the Academy is free while the consultation at your home comes with a fee of $75.