Ridgeside K9 Central FL offers board and train in Ocala, FL, and surrounding areas – from beginner basic puppy training to full advanced off-leash training. Our world-class board and training program will help set up your dog for success.
Each board and training program is customized for the individual dog. During our board and train programs, your dog is glued to their assigned trainer. Dogs live with and train with the trainer 24/7 for a set amount of training days based on the board and train selected. During training, trainers will send you daily progress reports and numerous photos so you can follow along and always stay in the loop on how your dog is doing.
Puppy B/T (12 weeks and 4 months) | Adult Dog B/T (5 months and over)
We focus on – leash obedience, place work, off-leash recall, and cover all aspects of livability, control, and environmental neutrality. Often behavioral issues all come down to confusion and the dog having no idea what the desired behavior is. Teaching the dog impulse control and self-capping drive and teaching the dog how to communicate is critical for long-term success.
This program is for the owner who wants their dog to learn the basics and foundation of dog training. For the owner who wants to be able to walk their dog without being dragged around the neighborhood. For the owner that wants to take their dog on trips, parks, stores and have a well behaved dog.
Our two week Board and Train is an advanced On-Leash program. We will teach a communication system to your dog and a solid foundation. This program will focus on loose leash heeling, impulse control, and the basic commands. In this program we will take your dog to stores, parks, public places that allow dogs.
We will work your dog in high distraction environments to build a stronger obedience dog. We will also introduce the E-collar and work on eliminating common problem behaviors such as jumping, counter surfing, digging, jumping on the couch, etc.
This program is for you if you want to be able to walk your dog and have control. This program takes it a step further than our one week board and train. In this program we want the dog to perform at home and out in public! We want you to be able to enjoy life with your dog. We want you to bring your dog to places and have a companion!
Our 4-week world-famous dog training board and train program focus on obedience both on-leash and off-leash, from inside the home to higher distraction areas, such as parks, department stores, beaches, etc. Our Dog trainers focus on real-world dog obedience at all times.
We will give your dog a 100% reliable recall regardless of the environmental distractions. While obedience behavior and tricks are fun, what sets us apart from other trainers is our focus on house manners and everyday lifestyle. Remember that your dog will spend most of its time with you at home. Therefore, we want to make your overall experience with your dog more enjoyable.
We are balanced trainers and utilize all four quadrants of operant conditioning as needed by each individual dog. We start our training in our home, in a very low distraction setting, so that we can build a bond and earn your dog’s trust. After your dog has learned all the commands, we will work on duration, distance and distraction.
From then on we will proof your dog’s training in high distraction settings in order to set them up for success in the real world! This program includes a prong collar and an E collar (Garmin, educator technologies or sport dog). Dogs are conditioned and trained with these tools.
Puts your dog’s obedience in the express lane under the care of our abled and qualified pet trainers.
During training, you can call or text your trainer at any time for any reason. Ridgeside K9 is 100% open and transparent to their clients while their dogs are in our custody. Our trainers will come to your house, pick up your dog, train your dog, and then deliver the dog BACK TO YOUR HOUSE after training. This is very unique to Ridgeside K9 as most training companies prefer to do turn-overs after training in common and public areas, or at their facility. Think about this logic for a minute, where are 99% of your dog relationship problems occurring?
At your house of course! Counter surfing, trash can robbing, couch-jumping, window slamming, front door escaping, possessive resource guarding issues, etc, etc, etc – all occur at your house. Doing turn-overs in public settings may look “cool”, but have no transferable relationship to what happens when you bring the dog home and old undesirable behaviors come back the moment you walk through the door.
Ridgeside K9 will always do board and train turn-overs at your house. We will train you on our training system, role-play, and ensure you are 100% comfortable and clear about how to communicate and handle your dog.
We will then bring your dog back inside your home and go over the training with your dog in real time. There is no time limit to turn-overs, often they take 4 hours as we do not leave until you are comfortable, educated, and crystal clear on everything.
Plan for anywhere between 3-4 hours spent with us going over the last 2-4 weeks. Once training Is done we will have what we call a “turnover” at the end of the program. This will include:
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