Rochelle is a Eugene resident who had a dog training quandary. To resolve her predicament of not having the time to adequately train her 3-month old Labradoodle, Keeper, Rochelle contacted CPT about our board train program.
We began by discussing Rochelle’s overall short-term and long-term goals and the specific housebreaking, household manners, obedience, and socialization behaviors that she wished us to address. The conversation enabled CPT to design a customized lesson plan that provided the highest probability of expeditiously accomplishing Rochelle’s short-term goals and optimally establishing a foundation to ultimately achieve her long-term goals.
Rochelle’s Board Train Goals
Rochelle’s primary short-term goal was to obtain more immediate joy from Keeper’s company via superior housebreaking, manners, and obedience capabilities. Consequently, her lesson plan included furthering Keeper’s housebreaking program; preventing chewing, barking, jumping, digging, trash raiding, object stealing, food stealing, mouthing, and bolting problems from developing; improving leash walking; and training reliable and responsive obedience performance (sit, down, come, stay, stand, finish).
Her primary long-term goal was to prepare Keeper to become an ideal therapy animal. Therefore, concurrent with the above lesson plan we provided plentiful, productive interspecies, intraspecies, and environmental socialization exposure.
Keeper practicing sits in the training room soon after his arrival.
Keeper learning to rest calmly on his dog bed. Because CPT board trains occur in a trainer's home, they are more real-life and effective. In addition, the environment is less stressful for the dog in comparison to a kennel environment.
Keeper learning to share the bed with one of the trainer's dogs, Prim. Although a CPT board train includes crate training, there is ample free supervised time both indoors and outdoors for the dogs to learn manners, play, exercise, and socialize.
Keeper meeting Rocky, an 8-month Australian Labradoodle that was simultaneously participating in the CPT board train program. Rocky was initially anxious amidst new people, places, and objects (neophobia), but improved tremendously during his board train. He obviously was very pleased to meet Keeper.
Keeper and Rocky relaxing together after a play session- because all work and no play makes for a dull dog.
Keeper meeting Milo, one of the Trainer's dogs. Trainer dogs provide excellent role models that expedite board train progress.
Keeper, Milo, and Prim practicing a 5-minute indoor down-stay.
Now that Keeper has mastered his down-stay indoors in a low-distraction environment it is time to challenge him outdoors at Alton Baker Park in Eugene.
A group down-stay at Alton Baker Park in Eugene. The Trainer dogs provide excellent leadership and modeling that expedites Keeper's training.
An example of environmental socialization. Keeper was initially anxious approaching the open ground substrate. However, after engaging in systematic desensitization training, Keeper now walks over the grate comfortably and confidently.
Practicing sit-stay while at Crater Lake Park in Oregon. Board training with CPT is an exciting adventure, with plenty of learning, too.
Practicing sit-stay at Crater Lake Park in Oregon. What other dog training company in Eugene would provide a similar adventure for your dog? The answer is none.
Keeper practicing a pedestal sit-stay at Crater Lake Park in Oregon. CPT uses positive, motivational methods. Therefore, young pups and adult dogs learn quickly and enthusiastically.
Keeper enjoying the scenery while performing another pedestal sit-stay at Crater Lake Park in Oregon.
Keeper has excellent impulse control and concentration for a puppy.
Keeper performing a down-stay while at beautiful Crater Lake Park in Oregon. The CPT board train teaches dogs initially in pristine low-distraction environments and then challenges them in progressively more challenging environments that the owner may visit during family excursions.
Keeper and Rocky are exhausted after a hard day training and learning.
Outings at Home Depot in Eugene taught Keeper to walk on a loose leash amidst distractions, pay attention (rather than sniff) in busy places, remain calm in public, come when called any time/any place, and to become accustomed to a variety of environments, ground/floor surfaces, sounds, and objects, both moving and stationary.
Another photo of Keeper training at Home Depot in Eugene, Oregon during his CPT board train. CPT confidently offers the best board train and in-home private dog training services in Eugene.
Keeper visiting the Swan Island Dahlia Festival in Canby, Oregon. Indoors, outdoors, all around the town, and state CPT's board train program provides incomparable dog training accomplishments in a short period of time- while you vacation or stay home doing what you do best.
Nevertheless, despite our talents as trainers and handlers, the key to a board train's success is how the dog behaves once returning home. Here, Keeper is sitting calmly for his owner while on a public sidewalk in Sunriver, Oregon.
Keeper's owner is an outdoors enthusiast, which is why CPT's customized board train was superb. Per her requests, we took Keeper many places, whereas most competitors would have kept him exclusively in a kennel environment. Here, Keeper has returned home and is performing a sit-stay for his owner while visiting Smith Rock State Park.
The Advantages of CPT
Moreover, because CPT hires highly educated, experienced, and accomplished staff and uses the most advanced, scientific dog training methodologies, Keeper’s board train was able to satisfy Rochelle’s objectives. Furthermore, since CPT’s board train program occurs at a trainer home, not a kennel, we can more realistically and effectively teach housebreaking, household manners, and applied obedience behaviors.
Every Picture Tells a Story
The above photos and the videos below provide a pictorial story of Keeper’s board train progress. We believe you will be impressed with Keeper’s dog training proficiency, especially given his youthful age.
CPT is dedicated to providing the best dog training services in the Eugene area. We hope that you enjoy viewing Keeper’s story and are compelled to contact CPT to discuss how we can help you to obtain more enjoyment from your canine companion.
Keeper demonstrating his off-leash recall at Amazon Park in Eugene, Oregon. CPT’s dog training methods create a reliable and responsive recall, even when off-leash at a distance amidst distractions.
Keeper, a young Labradoodle in CPT’s board train program, improving his off-leash heeling skills while training at Amazon Park. Notice how attentive Keeper remains despite the outdoor distractions of the Park. Moreover, notice his enthusiastic attitude while working for CPT-EugeneTrainer Chrissy Mattucci.
Keeper, a Labradoodle puppy in CPT-Eugene’s board train program improves his off-leash come, distance-down, and down-stay behaviors while working with CPT-Eugene Trainer Chrissy Mattucci at Amazon Park. Despite his youthful age, Keeper works attentively, capably, and enthusiastically amidst the bicyclists and other distractions present at the Park.
In this video we allow Keeper free play, then call him. We also call him at other times from a distance, practice his down and down-stay, work on general impulse control, and improve his off-leash heeling. By integrating play training and games within Keeper’s formal training exercises he maintains a wonderful attitude, whereby even with picnickers eating, joggers, and bicyclists Keeper remains enthusiastic and focused on task. If you live in Eugene, Oregon and don’t have the time to train your dog, wish your dog trained concurrent with a family vacation, or desire that your dog achieve accelerated goals via training from an elite professional, we encourage you to enroll your dog in CPT-Eugene’s board train program.