Day School and Board & Train Bay Area

D for Dogz’ Board & Train and Day School programs provide personalized, intensive, consistent training for puppies, adolescent and adult dogs in a controlled environment, accelerating their learning process and fostering behaviors acceptable in the human world, while providing ongoing socialization opportunities. Choose a program that fits your goals…

Why Choose Board & Train or Day School for Puppies, Adolescent & Adult Dogs?

  • Your pup will come to stay at the trainer’s home or spend the day with the trainer, while learning the rules of YOUR house.
  • Training is customized to your goals and lifestyle.
  • Training is in everyday life situations so you can count on your pup listening when it really matters!
  • We have weekly troubleshooting lessons so results transfer to your home smoothly.
  • All programs include multiple training sessions, adequate play time, appropriate nap time, field trips, individualized care & attention.
  • Personalized videos emailed each week for practice and transfer at home.

Socialization, Problem Prevention & Basic Manners

Puppies 10 to 16 weeks at the start of the program

Your puppy wasn’t programmed with all the rules!  How to pay attention, how to act around other people and other dogs… and how to deal with all the chaos and excitement in life! Imagine not having to worry about your puppy being afraid of situations, play biting everyone, stealing things, peeing in the house and barking like crazy when they’re alone!

This program focuses on life skills — calmness, problem prevention and more in your house, backyard and neighborhood walks.

Calm & Confident Puppy

Puppies 10 to 16 weeks at the start of the program

All puppies are different. Some can be bold and adventurous. Others timid and shy. Puppies can exhibit fear when confronted with unfamiliar people, dogs or situations. It is important we respond to this appropriately to help them grow up to become calm, confident & well adjusted dogs.

This program helps build confidence in shy, fearful or nervous puppies crucial for promoting emotional well-being & reducing anxiety & installs calmness in overly exuberant puppies important for developing self-control, enhancing focus, and creating a well-adjusted adult dog.

Foundation Manners

Puppies 16 weeks and older, Adolescent & Adult Dogs

Basic manners are more than just basic behaviors like sit, down, leave it, and stay. Basic manners are about calm focus. They are about teaching your dog to be calm & confident – at home or in public. Sometimes you need a fast track to relief and results. Board & Train or Day School is that ticket.

Whether you need to install basic manners in your puppy, refresh your adolescent dogs’ memory or integrate your newly adopted adult dog into your household, this program is great to build foundation behaviors in your house, backyard & neighborhood.

Calm & Confident Adult Dog

Puppies 16 weeks and older, Adolescent & Adult Dogs

Just as lack of confidence in dogs can lead to anxiety, behavioral issues, and a reduced quality of life, impacting their overall well-being and social interactions, being overly exuberant can result in unruly behavior, and challenges in social interactions, impacting their overall well-being and adaptability. A well-adjusted dog is one that displays balanced behavior, exhibiting confidence, sociability, and adaptability in various environments and situations.

This program helps you achieve just that.

Public Manners Program

For the graduates of Foundation Manners Program

You’ve already completed the Foundation Manners Program and are ready for more freedom. Dogs are not inherently programmed with specific behaviors for public settings. Teaching public manners helps a dog by promoting calm behavior, reducing stress in social situations, enhancing safety, and facilitating positive interactions with people and other animals in various environments.

This program teaches your pup to mind his own business “about town” — in public places, downtown areas, parks, shopping complex etc.

Leash Reactive Dog Foundations

For puppies & dogs who bark and lunge on the leash

Leash reactivity in dogs is typically triggered by fear, frustration, or overstimulation, often stemming from a lack of positive socialization experiences or underlying anxiety. Working with leash-reactive dogs involves gradual desensitization, positive reinforcement, and consistent training to change their emotional response and behavior towards triggers, while maintaining a safe distance to manage their reactions effectively.

Imagine walks without having to jump behind parked cars to avoid an outburst. Being able to walk past another fellow canine or human in your neighborhood without fireworks. Ah! the peace of mind? 

What Our Clients Say

“I took several classes with D For Dog and loved all of them. I really enjoyed that many of the classes were held in different locations around town so your pup gets to practice the skills in the real world.”

Kelly L, Mom of River & Kaylee, Pitbull puppies

“The one thing that sets Kaajal apart from other trainers is that she uses Positive reinforcement methods and is remarkably good at training humans in how they connect with their puppy as that sets the right foundation.”

Mikkin P, Dad of Munchkin, a Labradoodle Puppy