Alden's Kennels Inc. mission is to instruct each owner and family member on how to develop and maintain a positive and trusting relationship with their dog through obedience training. Positive, reinforcing, individual, and motivational methods are used to teach every dog new skills and maintain a successful, healthy, happy, and life-long relationship.

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Going out of town? Not enough free time for an obedience classes or commitment to training? Are you overwhelmed with your dog’s behavior? Let us do the training for you! Through our board and train program, your dog will board in our spacious accommodations and receive daily training sessions. Your pet will be trained for a minimum of an hour per day in a variety of settings. Throughout the board and train program, your dog will learn all of the basic obedience skills and we will be sure to address any behavioral issues. The training in this program can also be specialized, just let us know. Upon completion of training, your dog will be returned you. A 60 minute “go-home” lesson is mandatory at this time. You will be shown your dog’s finished obedience and taught the respective handling skills needed to maintain your dog’s training. You will be given one additional “follow-up” lesson, which is scheduled about one week after your dog goes home with you. Daily updates are happily reported to you. We also make a video after one week’s training so you can see your dog’s progress.

The charge for our two-week board and train program (including the “go-home” and “follow up” lessons) is $1050.00
Additional weeks can be added to the board and train program to advance your dog’s level of training. Each additional week is $525. and includes a lesson.

                                                                Holistic Board and Train Program – NEW!

Our newest board and train program is the most comprehensive training program. Take our regular board and train program and add a holistic veterinary exam and diet modifications. This cutting edge program proves best results for misbehaved dogs. The holistic veterinary exam is completed to prescribe the most effective nature diet for your dog. Herbal supplements may also be used to help with the inner stresses that may contribute to your dog’s hyperactivity or aggression. We have worked jointly with a local veterinarian and dietary specialist on the concept of food, behavior, and training for the best possible results. 
Holistic exam similar to a physical is $59.00 The most comprehensive IHT test is $260.00 added to training cost. Plan the test two weeks before your training begins to allow for test results to be complete and food recommendation can be made or any holistic herbs added to your pets program while training.
This video contains a clip of a boy getting instrustions from a trainer, after his six month old puppy did the two week board and train program at Alden's Kennels.