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My In-Home, Boarding School Program

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The Bingo! Dog Training boarding school is located in the beautiful rolling hills of the Royal Oaks community in Watsonville. A short drive from Hwy 101 and Hwy 1, our Boarding School is an easy drive from surrounding areas. 

As our clients know, this is not your typical boarding environment. Your dog will love staying, playing and learning here!

Many people are uncomfortable by the thought of their dog staying in a kennel environment. We feel the same way. That's why our boarding school is so special. Your dog will be living in our home and be treated like one of the family.  Free to enjoy our large, fully fenced and secure yards with plenty of room to play or just layout in the sun. And, the number of guests is limited to ensure everyone gets plenty of love, training and play time. 

Training is typically accomplished during a 2 -4 week stay at my home and is specifically tailored to meet your needs. Your written input on my contract coupled with a talk on the phone will help me understand your needs and allow me to make recommendations if need be. 

My immersion training technique coupled with field trips speeds learning & retention. Similar to living with a Spanish speaking family vs. taking Spanish lessons once a week, immersion speeds learning and retention because situations are real and repeated frequently. I will work with your dog on my property and off my property; both on-leash and off-leash. Training in a variety of environments and situations will help your dog become 'fluent' with the verbal cues and hand signals introduced. 

Why choose a Boarding School Program

Teaching new skills and/or changing undesirable behaviors requires a lot of repetition and consistency along with a good understanding of how dogs learn. Many pet owners are unable to meet that requirement. Boarding School provides a solution to this training dilemma. Over the years, I have had great success in helping people with their dogs’ education. The training techniques used are gentle, respectful and work on all breeds and all types of dogs, primarily because they are well grounded in the science of how animals learn. Clients often watch in awe as their dogs demonstrate a clear understanding of what is being asked of them after a Boarding School course has been completed. 

I'll Be Training You Too

At the end of your dogs visit, I will spend 1 – 2 hours explaining my findings regarding your dogs’ temperament, motivators and learning style as I demonstrate how to best communicate with your dog and coach you on how to do the same. You will be welcome to video our session together and will be sent home with detailed written materials to reference. You may also be encouraged to take one or more group classes, free of charge.  

It will be important for everyone in the household to practice once you get home and gradually integrate the skills into daily life.  Just 20-minutes/day can make a world of difference!  

Criteria for Stays

For your dog's safety and enjoyment and the safety and enjoyment of other guests, dogs are accepted for boarding and boarding school on a case by case basis. Certain criteria apply. 

Below is a list of some of the criteria for stays.
Dog must be at least 4-months of age and have all their vaccinations completed
Dogs over the age of 9 months must be spayed or neutered
Dog must be tolerant of other dogs and people
Dog must be healthy, parasite and flea free and current with vaccinations

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"Our 100lb., 8-month-old golden retriever was simply undisciplined and out of control.  "Big Ben" just could not be left alone with any kind of food on the kitchen counter, or he would simply help himself.  He was unable to greet visitors without a jumping body slam and taking him for a walk was like having your arm yanked out of the socket.  We knew that as our "puppy" continued to grow, our situation would only get worse and without the time and skills to properly train "Benny", we knew we needed a professional.

Cynthia Edgerly's boarding school was like sending Benny to charm school. I could not believe the make-over she did after only 10 days.  My husband and I hardly recognized our little buddy who had acquired manners that we had only dreamed of him having before and we could not stop smiling or laughing with delight  It worked!  And beyond that, Cynthia took extra special care and patience to make sure that after she trained Benny that she trained us too.  What a wonderful experience for us all."

Cynthia, we are forever grateful to you.  Thank you-thank you-thank you!
Best Regards,
Kate Moore

Hi Cynthia, 

" Thanks for following up on Jack.  Jack is doing exceptionally well.  He has been with us in the house since his return from your lovely Boarding School.  All five of our family members are using the same language with him, and he is just pleased as punch to be “on his bed” in the midst of our family activities. 

He does his “waiting” at doorways when we leave the house, and he hasn’t run through the house like a madman at all.  

It’s so great to have him in the house.  He gets so much more love and attention just being among us, and he’s far less anxious. "


Sincerely, Renee Curry 

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Pics of Our Property & Guests

That's me working with a few students in the back yard.
View from my home office. 
Everybody Loves the Goats!
2400sf of synthetic turf in the back yard + several out buildings = race track extraordinaire.

Mac & Murphy would know...just look at those legs!

Tres Amigas

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