My In-Home, Boarding
Boarding School Rates and Contract
Bingo! Dog Training & Boarding School is located in the beautiful
rolling hills of the Royal Oaks community in Watsonville. A convenient
5-minute 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 Dog Boarding environment.
Your dog will love staying and learning with us!
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. Your companion will enjoy learning and playing in a
large fully fenced, secure, private area on the property.
If your dog needs a nap or just needs to relax, he or she will have the
opportunity to do so in peace. If your dog likes to be active there is
no better environment. The number of guests is limited to ensure
everyone gets plenty of love, personal attention, training and play
My Boarding School program is designed to address your individual needs.
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.
Immersion training technique coupled with field trips speeds learning &
retention. Similar to learning Italian in class once a week vs living in
Italy with an Italian family, 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
Why choose a Boarding School Program - Teaching new skills and/or
changing undesirable behaviors requires lot of repetition and
consistency in the early stages 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 dog's
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 such 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 train
you with your dog. Training is an ongoing process that requires regular
involvement by those handling the dog on a day-to-day basis. It is my
goal to take your dog as far as I can in the time allotted. I will then
provide you with the knowledge and skills that will allow you to
continue training your dog in an effective, efficient manner. Knowledge
transfer normally takes place upon pick-up and may take up to 2-hours.
Boarding School clients are welcome to take 1-series of group classes
(6-weeks in duration) free of charge (a $185 value) for every 2-weeks of
Boarding School completed.
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. If you are accepted
as our guest, you will receive other information, a questionnaire to
complete, and a contract to review prior to dropping off your dog.
Dogs are at least 4-months of age
Dogs over the age of 6 months must be spayed or neutered
(exceptions apply on a case by case basis, i.e. show/breeding dogs)
Dog does not jump over or climb under fences
Dog must be healthy, parasite and flea free and current with
"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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