My In-Home, Boarding
Boarding School Rates and Contract
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
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
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
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
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
Dog must be tolerant of other dogs and people
Dog must be healthy, parasite and flea free and
current with vaccinations
"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!
" 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.
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. "
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