Frequently Asked Questions

Everything You Need to Know

Board and Train Options

Three Week Board and Train On Leash: Dog will learn come, sit, down, place, leave it, off, and loose leash walking, along with a release command. Stationary commands will be taught with an implied stay.  Dog will be exposed to different scenarios in public and private. 

  • Payment is required when the dog is dropped off for training.

  • Dog is required to be up to date on vaccinations. Proof of vaccinations is required.

What to bring: Enough dog food for two weeks and proof of vaccinations (Distemper/Parvo, Rabies, Bordetella).


Please don’t bring toys, bowls, or beds. I have equipment the dog will use will they are with me.


During the two weeks, the dog will be living in my house and be treated as part of my family. The dog will get plenty of play time and the option to socialize with my dogs.

Lessons for Dogs

Each lesson is 30 minutes to 45 minutes long, depending on the dog’s physical and mental stamina. Price will be determined on how long the dog is able to work.

Lessons purchased on a one-at-a-time basis will cover anything the owner wants to go over.

Depending on the dog, lessons may take place in the dog’s home or at a park or dog friendly store.

Training for Other Pets

The owner of the pet will most likely be doing most of the work with the pet as many birds, cats, and some reptiles can be mistrusting of strangers.

If the pet is more outgoing, I will work with it until it understands the concept then have the owner start training with it.

High value treats need to be used with this type of training and there needs to be a level of trust between the pet and its owner.

Tools Used in Training

For other pets such as birds, reptiles, rabbits, etc., a clicker will be used for training. 

While many trainers tell dog owners not to use a harness for their dog, there is a time and a place for them. I love harnesses for especially for small breeds, but they may be used with larger breeds. Whatever tool you decide to use, you still have to teach the dog.

I may use a Halti to better communicate with the dog. I do prefer Haltis over Gentle Leaders because there is no bottom clip that can be tightened too much.

4-foot, 6-foot, 15-foot, or 30-foot leash to practice loose leash walking, heel, recall, distance work with commands.

Boarding

“Do I need to bring a crate for my dog?” No, I have different sized crates the dog(s) will use while staying with me.

“Can I bring my dog’s bed?” As long as I don’t have to worry about the dog ripping it up while crated, they may have a bed and/or a blanket.

“Should I bring my dog’s toys?” Please don’t. I have TONS of different toys for the dogs to play with and I don’t have to worry about forgetting yours.

“Do I need to bring my dog’s food?” Yes, this is preferable. If a dog switches food too quickly, they can get an upset stomach and have diarrhea. This can make the dog more stressed.

For boarding, I require the dog to be up to date on Bordetella, rabies, distemper/parvo, and would also like them to be vaccinated against leptospirosis. Please send vaccination records to sprypets@gmail.com or text to 402-968-2706.


If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me anytime!