If your dog has time for school but you don't, we'll do the training for you! Our Boarding School program is a highly effective training program designed to enhance your pet's learning and to cater to your complete convenience. It is extremely popular among individuals who have limited time for training but still wish to have a well trained dog and for people who just want the peace of mind that comes with having an experienced trainer work with their pet.
Your dog will stay in a comfortable, stress-free home enviromnent while we teach him to have good manners and to respond to all the required obedience commands. At the conclusion of the training program, we will have a one-on-one training session with you to transfer the knowledge you'll need to handle your dog at home and to reinforce the behaviors they have been taught. The program also includes complimentary valet service for pickups and drop offs.
If you plan to board your dog over a holiday or while on vacation, consider enrolling your dog in our Boarding School program. We'll get your puppy off on the right foot or fix frustrating behaviors for you and you'll return home to a well mannered dog.
When you enroll your dog in Boarding School, you're placing your best friend in the hands of very experienced dog training professionals. We pride ourselves in our craft, in ensuring the comfort and well-being of your pet, and in giving you the rewarding canine companionship you've always hoped for.
"Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for the excellent work you acheived with Gunner. He is such a changed dog. It is a pleasure to walk him and we can now have people walk through the front door without being afraid of being knocked over. The commands you taught him through words, we are now using mostly hand signals. I cannot thank you enough."
— Geri A., Hoffman Estates, IL
Meet a Few of Our Recent Graduates
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"We were beyond pleased with the work that Monica did with our lab puppy. We assumed so many behaviors he was exhibiting were normal and he would grow out of them such as: chewing on furniture and picking up kids toys/shoes, pulling on leash, teething on our hands, jumping up on anyone approaching him, etc. We have since learned that these are behaviors that only get worse with time. He would have eventually become unmanageable to us and our children without the proper training. When he returned from [boarding school] training with Monica he was able to walk beautifully on leash. The biting and chewing stopped completely, and he was able to sit and wait when people approached him. His sweet, loving personality did not change at all which was one of our fears. We are very grateful for the training he received."
— Julie G., La Grange, IL
"Before The Fine Canine's Boarding School, my 2-year-old corgi mix Scotch was incredibly territorial and head strong. He was housebroken and knew basic commands such as "sit" and "no", but only listened when he wanted to. He rarely laid down, was always watching out the window and barked and was aggressive towards anyone who came to my house. Since arriving home only 2 days ago, I have the dog I always wanted and the changes are permanent. He lays down more and is generally more relaxed than he was before. We work every day on the commands that Monica taught him so he retains what he learned. He now knows he must listen to me the first time I ask him to do something and life in general is easier for both of us because we now have an understanding of what each other expects. We are still working on when people come over but instead of the former 10-15 minute struggle, he usually tries to be aggressive for 1-2 minutes and after that realizes he's not allowed to be and is friendly towards everyone. I am sure that within a week he will no longer even try. With the training and tools Monica teaches along with consistently following up at home, my expectations were met and exceeded. My once headstrong aggressive dog is now the loving, submissive dog I've always wanted, and more importantly, everyone else can enjoy him also. Thank you, Monica!"
— Kelly, Lisle, IL