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Good Dog DC's Adult Dog Board and Train

Want fast, effective dog training results?

Adult Dog Board and Train gives you the fastest results possible!

Obedience Covered

  • Name Recognition
  • Attention
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Leave It
  • Kennel
  • Place
  • Stay*
  • Loose Leash Walking*
  • Obedience Around Distractions*

Relax and rest assured that your dog is being well taken care of in a loving home.

  • Your dog lives in our trainer's home
  • We pick up and drop off your dog
  • Dogs get daily walks, playtime, obedience training, socialization, and plenty of attention and love!
  • You also receive a weekly transfer session
  • Your puppy will be working one-on-one with a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and kept in a home setting. No stressful kennel-type environments here!

We bring this program to you at an incredible VALUE

Monkey Puppy Academy Graduation Video

  • 1 private, in-home consult ($195 each)
  • Weekly transfer sessions ($195 each)
  • 9x daily outings ($20 each = $180/day)
  • 3x daily training sessions by professional trainers ($75/session = $225/day)
  • Daily interaction and stimulation from people and other dogs (priceless!)
  • Graduation video (priceless!)

If you add up the cost of each of these individual services, you will find that our prices are a great deal! Dog walking leaves your puppy at home alone for most of the day, missing out on valuable socialization time. And day cares often can't specialize enough to give young puppies the one-on-one attention and training that they need, not to mention all of the house training accidents!


Our Puppy Board and Train Includes:

  • A private in-home consultation with a Good Dog DC trainer
  • A weekly one-on-one meeting to transfer all training
  • Car Training
  • Housetraining
  • Crate Training
  • Basic Manners
  • Obedience Training
  • Socialization
  • Problem Solving (help with biting, jumping, etc)
  • Weekly email updates and photos
  • A Graduation Video

Check out previous pups graduation videos here!

Merckx Puppy Academy Graduation Video

Sign Up Today

Signing up is simple! Just send us an email at [email protected] to let us know you are interested, and when you would like to start. Someone will get back to you asap with all of our upcoming availability to set up your Initial Consultation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] (we are very reliable via email). We would love to hear from you! Thank you!

*Please note our Board and Train is for puppies 5 months and under only. If your puppy is older than that, we may be able to accommodate them if they are smaller (under 30 lbs). Thank you!

"I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for him. It was such a huge comfort to me knowing that during his first few weeks with me, he wasn't alone all day while I was at work, and he was being cared for and trained and interacting with so many other dogs and people. I really see the difference in him, especially when compared to other dogs who haven't had this experience. He is so friendly, open to new things, confident, and smart."

~Chrissy (Huey's Mom)

Still deciding?

Did you know that the socialization window closes at 12 weeks to 16 weeks depending on your puppy's breed?

That means, before three months, you should expose your puppy to everything you want them to accept with confidence as an adult. Puppy Academy is great insurance to help guarantee a confident, friendly adult dog. Puppy Academy will ensure a solid foundation of careful exposure done by professionals. By using this systematic controlled method of socialization, we can help puppies create positive experiences without overwhelming them.

When we say socialize to dogs, we don't just mean the dog down the block, but big dogs, little dogs, dogs with crazy haircuts, dogs of different colors, dogs who look like dogs, dogs who don't look like dogs, etc. We also don't mean throwing your puppy into a dog park, where the big dogs may scare or overwhelm him/her. We want our puppies to meet a new, friendly dog every day in a structured way that will ensure a positive association.

With humans, the socialization list is even bigger! It's not okay to just meet a few friends and neighbors. City puppies need to meet many new strangers of all varieties (babies, toddlers, men, women, elderly, carrying things, in hats, etc) on a daily basis in a controlled and positive way during the socialization window to ensure that they are able to confidently and appropriately interact all of the strangers they will meet during a lifetime of city living.

Because we live in Washington, DC, it is extra important that our puppies be super socialized! We like to help our puppy owners go the extra mile, so that they'll never have to worry that their dog will start trying to attack other dogs or people. Have you ever seen a dog barking, growling or lunging at another dog or a person? Most of those dogs never received adequate or appropriate socialization.

The socialization process, if done correctly, can be a huge job! Don't worry though, we're here to help! Contact us at [email protected] for more information or to get started. We hope to hear from you soon!

Want more reasons to join?

Many professionals agree that allowing your puppy to play with other puppies and dogs is one of the best ways to continue their education about bite inhibition. Puppies who lack this early experience often don't realize how hard they are biting, and may have a harder time socializing with dogs and humans because they don't understand how to be gentle with their mouths.

In addition to the other dogs, staff is highly trained to respond effectively to puppy biting, and can be an immense help in teaching your puppy to be gentle with his/her mouth!