Dog Board and Train Camp


Struggling to get your dog to listen?  

Let us give your dog the skills to understand and respond to your training.  Camp style learning at our over 6 acre farm in Perkasie jump-starts your dog’s training and listening with plenty of distractions.  Daily videos help you follow along your dog’s training journey and learn how to reinforce training at home. 

Board and Train programs are great for:

  • Puppy socialization 
  • Leash manners (not pulling)
  • Impulse control (around toys, people and other animals)
  • Polite manners for greetings
  • Settling in the house
  • Coming when called
  • Reactivity on leash
  • Responsiveness around distractions
  • and so much more… 

*Please note that board and train programs are not suitable for separation anxiety or human aggression.  Please contact us about private lessons to deal with those behaviors. *

How Board and Train works:

Our training camp is the only of its kind in Pennsylvania.  Your dog stays on our 6+ acre farm Monday through Friday for a fun but intensive learning experience

Our team of certified dog trainers will work with your dog each day to teach important skills and manners focused on improving their behavior at home and in public. The dogs in our program receive the most one on one instruction of any board and train program out there with a minimum of 5 training sessions each day.  This means that they have more successful repetitions of good behavior creating more muscle memory and better transfer of good behaviors to the home environment. 

Our typical day starts at 7am with potty time and feeding breakfast to the dogs who stay overnight. Our team gets right to work on training sessions for your dog which run from 8am – 4pm daily.  During this time your dog will receive 5+ training sessions that typically range from 10-20 minutes each.  After 4pm, the boarding dogs get walked and fed before having some down time between 530pm and 830pm. Final potty and play time starts at 830pm for a good night’s rest before the next day.  The owners live on property so there is 24/7 care and monitoring to keep the dogs safe and happy.  Weekend boarding is available most weekends for an additional fee if planning your dog’s training around travel. 

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During Training Camp:

  • Our trainers complete a weekly intake assessment to determine your dog’s baseline behavior and plan for the week’s training
  • Your dog will receive a minimum of five training sessions per day with multiple trainers to instill and proof their new skills
  • Trainers will track behavior & training progress, adjusting as needed throughout the program
  • Provide daily instructional videos in our private online group to share insights about your dog’s training, explain what they’ve learned and instruct you on how to implement their new training
  • We include you in the learning process with weekly video reviews and personalized go home instructions
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When your dog comes home:

  • You’ll continue where training left off with our support
  • Follow up private lessons are included at your home, our facility or virtually to make sure you understand and successfully implement training at home
  • Lifetime support is always just an email away for a little reassurance or guidance
  • Alumni support sessions are included with your program and held at least twice a month at our facility for extra practice and guidance from our trainers

While board and train jump-starts the training process making it much easier for busy families to implement new behaviors at home.  Board and train is just the beginning!  You’ll receive instructions on how to use your dog’s new skills at home and have access to follow up support should you need it. 

Client Reviews

Kim Martin
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I have a German Shepherd puppy that was really hard for me to handle. Our first trainer got only so far and then we didn’t agree. I realized we needed someone new. I contacted the GSD Rescue and Mike and Jamie came highly recommended. My pup needed there away training (home on the weekends). The difference was instant and amazing. Mike is great and very personable. Rory just loves him. That’s the other thing - they respond to you quickly on any questions. They have all kinds of classes available. I just can’t say enough. This is the place for you. ❤️
Jessica McKenna
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We were seeking guidance in training our 4 year old corgi and were feeling very frustrated before getting in contact with Best Paw Forward. We had done puppy classes, adolescent classes and even expensive individual training with other trainers and programs and NONE even come close to the amount of guidance and help we received. My only regret with this training program is that we didn't find them sooner! I cannot recommend Best Paw Forward enough. They care about the quality of the service you experience, your pet, and your overall understanding of the training process. With other trainers after our last paid session was over we couldn't even get an email back about next steps. They truly are exceptional and it was a smart investment for our future with our dog.
Brianna Elizabeth
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We can’t thank Best Paw Forward enough. We sent our 1 year old Bernedoodle, Myko, to board and train and my goodness how things have changed in our house! We went from having an high energy and excitible dog who barked almost 24/7 to a dog who is happy, mentally stimulated, and calm. Their passion for dog training is so evident in everything they do. The lessons we learned from Best Paw Forward have truly brought so much more joy and less stress into our lives! We cannot recommend Best Paw Forward enough!!!
Lindsay Keegan
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I had my puppy stay with Best Paw Forward for 3 weeks for the Board and Train program. It was so hard to leave her and I was worried what her behavior would be like when she came home. Since returning home, she is a completely different dog. She is calm, responds to commands, and is such a joy to be around. I am so pleased with the results of her training and thank Michael, Jamie, and Torri for taking such great care of my baby and training her to be the best she can be.

Interested in our board and train program ?  Great!  The first step is a conversation with one of our trainers to determine if our stay and train program is a good fit for your dog. 

 Schedule a phone consultation now to start the conversation.