Puppy board & train for busy families in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Quebec and abroad.

Skip the sleepless nights, potty training and crazy puppy behaviour! Your puppy lives with a certified trainer and is treated like one of the family.

We spend the dedicated time with your puppy to get you the training results and potty training established in a fraction of the time.

Make the most of their critical development periods and get the support you need to raise a puppy you can be proud of. 

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In-Home VIP Puppy Board and Train

Your puppy lives with a certified trainer who spends dedicated time on their training, and treats them like one of the family. Exclusively for puppies 2 – 4 months, and limited to 3 puppies at a time.

With multiple daily training sessions and age appropriate socialization, you get all the benefits of training in less time, stress and hassle than doing it yourself over weeks or months. At night, your puppy sleeps in our home, with their trainer just steps away ready to take care of potty training!

If you are looking for someone to help you show your dog who is the “alpha” or  “the boss”, at the cost of their welfare; then I’m likely not the right trainer for you.  But if you want to explore how your dog’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing comes together with humane and effective training that you and your dog will enjoy, then I can’t wait to work with you!

How Puppy Board & Train Works

The Initial Consult

During our consultation, we’ll learn about your puppy, discuss training goals, and get you started with essential information for living with a puppy. Together we’ll determine whether your puppy is well suited for board and train and if so, schedule their stay. 

Getting to Work

We’ll get them started building confidence and trust on their very first day. You get videos and reports cards for your pup’s day at school, so you’ll know exactly how they are progressing each day. 

Maintaining Your Puppy's Behaviour

Most importantly, we’ll make sure you’re able to maintain your puppy’s good behaviour as soon as they get home. We work with you to ensure you have the necessary knowledge and skills to transfer what they’ve learned to your home and lifestyle. BONUS: With access to our library of tutorials and lifetime access to classes and workshops, we’ll be with you every step of the way as you’re raising your puppy.

What You Get

VIP Board & Train

Your puppy is a Very Important Pup, and is treated like one of the family. They spend their entire day and night with a certified trainer dedicated to their learning, development and well-being. 

Daily Training

Multiple daily training sessions that focus on the skills your puppy needs to become a model canine citizen. We’ll customize a training plan that reflects your lifestyle and goals for your puppy.

Proper Socialization

Puppies go through a critical socialization window that can determine the rest of their lives. We’ll ensure your puppy receives the proper exposure to their surroundings to help them become a confident adult dog.

Coaching for You

You receive an orientation to master all the information and super human skills needed for life with a puppy; and training classes to keep your puppy on track once they go home.

A Training Partner for Life

There’s a lot of bad information out there about how to raise your dog. Eliminate the googling and guesswork, we give you everything you need to know with access to age appropriate classes and resources. Questions? We’re just a text away. 

Humane, Positive Reinforcement Methods

Effective training with your puppy’s emotional and physical well-being in mind. Your puppy will behave because they want tonot out of fear of punishment.

What makes our Puppy Board and Train different?
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We are one of the only puppy board and train programs in Ontario offering:

    • An exclusive & dedicated program: we only accept no more than 3 puppies at a time to ensure they get the attention and training they need
    • A training partner for the lifetime of your dog: with our ultimate board and train programs you receive access to several training classes a month, our full education library, and registration in age appropriate classes
    • Our program and approach is based on the Puppy Start Right program by board certified veterinary behaviourist Dr. Kenneth Martin
    • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Trainer, adhering to a code of ethics and conduct on humane training. 100% force free, positive reinforcement training methods only. No shock, prong or e-collars ever.

Our VIP Puppy Board and Train program consists of

Training
Multiple training sessions a day
Socialization
Carefully planned exposure to new experiences
Supervised Play
Appropriate play opportunities
Rest and Sleep
Puppies need sleep to develop properly

The foundation to a well mannered puppy

 Your pup will receive multiple training sessions with a certified trainer each day. Skills your puppy will learn will go beyond the usual puppy class. We include a variety of training appropriate to the age of your puppy, which may include some of the following:

Foundation behaviours (focus, sits, down, stays, leave it, go to your mat, settle etc);

Loose leash walking and recall;

Polite manners and greeetings with people, and other dogs; 

Safety behaviours: crate training, settling in the car;

Handling and exposure for grooming, teeth brushing and vet visits

Planned Socialization

Your puppy is learning all about the world around them including what’s safe and what’s dangerous. During this critical development window, we ensure that your dog  gets to explore and have opportunities for positive and safe socialization through exploration, field trips, in-home activities, and as appropriate, interaction with other dogs.

Supervised Play

Puppies love to play, and it’s tempting to take them to the dog park. But very few people at a dog park are trained to recognize signs of in appropriate play, poor play skills or stress in groups of dogs. Puppies that feel overwhelmed or puppies that are constantly dominating the play may have challenges when they become adults.

During Puppy Day School and Board and Train, your puppy will have  learn how to play safely and politely with other pups. We’ll also equip you with the knowledge to recognize when your pup is having a good time, and when they might need a break, for their benefit or the benefit of their doggie friends.

Rest & Sleep

A critical part of your puppy’s development and temperament is getting enough sleep. During their day with us, puppies get all the rest and sleep they need, so that they don’t experience overtired  excitement, excessive nipping  or other problem behaviours.

If your dog is staying with us for the VIP Board and Train program, they sleep the night away cozy in an in-home environment with their trainer just a few steps away for potty breaks and comfort if needed.

Choose from a little boost or the ultimate lifetime package. 

The Ultimate Puppy Board and Train

Skip the sleepless nights, potty training hurdles and the stress of common puppy pitfalls with our exclusive program.

21 days living with a trainer PLUS 4 private lessons for you

AND – because animals grow up and change, we partner with you for training support for the lifetime of your dog.

 

  • 90 minute consultation to equip you with the knowledge for living with and preparing for your puppy.
  • 3 weeks (21 Days)  living with a certified trainer with multiple training sessions per day, and field trips for socialization and confidence building
  • 4 private weekly lessons and coaching so you can maintain your puppy’s new behaviours
  • Daily updates & videos during their stay, plus written summary progress report
  • Visits may be arranged to bond with your puppy 

PLUS! We are with you every step of the way, throughout the lifetime of your dog with:

  • Lifetime acesss to our complete on demand courses: Puppy to Adult Dog life skills, Leash Walking Pro & Reliable Recall, to support you as your puppy grows ($900 value)
  • Trainer in your pocket – support via text for 6 months
  • Additional days/lessons may be requested at additional cost.

Price: $4453

The Puppy Boost – Board and Train

A jump start for your puppy to establish good patterns and introduction to training from the beginning. Plus, weekly lessons to keep you both on track during this critical time.

14 days living with a trainer PLUS 4 private lessons for you.

 

  • 1 x 90 minute consultation to equip you with the essential knowledge for living and preparing for your puppy
  • 14 days living with a certified trainer
  • We establish potty training routines, commence handling and foundation behaviours.
  • Critical socialization and exposure field trips
  • Daily updates and videos during your puppy’s stay. 

You and your pup will continue your training success with

  • 4 weekly lessons
  • Access to a complete on demand puppy program to keep your training on track
  • Additional days or private lessons may be added (not included in package cost).

Price: $2100 – 2600 + HST

Instead of thinking… 

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“The biting! My puppy is a shark! Our hands, our clothing, the kids! When will it end?”

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“My puppy is scared and nervous, I don’t know how to help them be more confident.”

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“My puppy pulls so hard on their leash when we go out that they’re choking, but they won’t stop. Going for a walk is super frustrating!”

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“Why won’t my puppy do their business outside? We go outside and nothing happens, we go back inside and they pee!”

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“My puppy gets so excited to see other people and other dogs, barking loudly and jumping, it’s embarrassing.”

What if you could…

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Show off the way your well mannered puppy greets people and other dogs?

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Feel comfortable leaving your puppy without worrying about separation anxiety or destructive behaviours?

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Enjoy leash walks with your puppy no matter the setting or level of distraction?

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Feel confident about your puppy’s experience at the vet or groomers?

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Build a relationship with your puppy that helps them choose you over distractions in the environment?

Give your puppy the solid foundation they need to grow up into a confident resilient dog – without any stress for you. 

“We started working with Tasha when our British Bulldog, Miss Mable, was about 5 months old. Within a session we were working on basic commands and addressing pressing issues (potty training!). As COVID lifted and we started to go out more, alone time and separation anxiety also became a concern. With Tasha’s support and her compassionate, methodical systems, it was a straightforward process to ensure she was calm when we left. Mable is now a happy, confident teenager who loves to walk, cuddle and play with respect. We will continue to work with Tasha throughout Mable’s life to ensure ongoing progress and fun. Thank you Fearless Tails!”

Franco C. 

We were looking for a trainer that we could work with over multiple sessions to help with our Bernedoodle pup Seba’s adolescent phase. We wanted to focus on leash walking (our pup was pulling the leash A LOT), how to greet visitors (especially since we haven’t had many because of COVID) and recall. The meet & greet with Tasha was super helpful – I immediately felt comfortable that we would be working with her and felt confident that we would make progress on our areas of focus. Tasha provided useful tips and tricks for us to use as a family and was willing to answer questions throughout and adjust the training plan as needed. In addition, working with Tasha over the course of a few months enabled us to see Seba’s progress and prioritize what we wanted to work on for our final sessions. Would highly recommend working with Tasha and Fearless Tails for your training needs!

Serra S. 

Working with Tasha was such a wonderful experience. She is very positive, organized, caring, truly knowledgeable and understands dogs’ behaviours and everything. She taught and provided my family lots of information and techniques which really helped us understand our pup.( From puppy to adolescent phase) We are looking forward to work with her more in the future.
Thank you, Tasha.

Joseph H. 

From helping us work on loose leash walking, training to accept ear drops, guidance with picky eating and absolutely everything in between, Tasha’s knowledge and endless patience has been the key to our successful training with Piper so far. To say we are grateful is an understatement.

Lucia & Josh 

Even though we’ve adopted many adult dogs, we needed help with our new rescue puppy. Tasha gave us the knowledge and guidance we needed to improve Rufus’ recall, leash manners on busy roads and to reduce his separation anxiety as he got used to his new home.

Rob & Laura