In your homeIn your home training is ideal for an owner who is capable of being an active participant in the dog’s training, or for dogs with environment-specific behaviors that need to be addressed. In-home training can also be carried out wherever a problem is occuring- on car rides, at the park, or on walks.
The downside of in your home training is that between sessions, if the dog is not receiving consistent feedback, she will regress. For this reason, I recommend the board-and-train option for most dogs who exhibit general out-of-control behaviors, or specific behaviors not caused by specific environments, such as nuisence barking at the doorbell ringing.
Board and trainWith the board-and-train option, your dog receives training during every interaction with a person. Undesirable behaviors are never unintentionally rewarded and there is never a time when the task (getting out the door without the dog) takes priority over training (asking the dog to step back and wait politely). Board-and-train is like doggy boot camp, with a lot of fun included, too.
I have a securely fenced acre around my house, another 39 acres mostly fenced for supervised runs (and lessons on coming when called). There are also three well-behaved dogs here to help model proper manners to trainees as well as to assist with socializing aggressive or fearful dogs.
Board-and-train generally results in a dog going home with a solid set of manners and behaviors which the owner can then keep up with minimal effort compared to in-home training. I am always available for follow-up questions by email or phone, and we can always set up in-home lessons if needed.