We specialize in assisting our military families and their dog training needs. Please contact us for details!
Please note we only accept four (4) dogs at a time in our camp program and spots fill up very quickly. We will do our very best to accommodate your needs but we encourage you to sign up for a camp spot as soon as possible.
What is Board and Train/Camp Works?
Giving Your Dog a Positive Outlook on Obedience
In our Camp Works program (often called Board and Train or In-Kennel training), your dog will learn to sit, down, heel, and come on command. These obedience commands set the foundation for the components of our program: physical conditioning, confidence building, and off-site training.
Our Camp Works participants have every opportunity to run and grow. We create an environment based on values and proper manners and reinforce inherent strengths. During all of our Board and Train programs, participants are taken on nature walks on our trails, work with us with other dogs that come up to our place for privat lessons, socialize and play appropriately with other dogs in camp and learn in a family environment.[Fill out our Camp Works Questionnaire]
Our moto is: We have the best and train the rest! We stand behind this. You will not find a trainer in Alaska that has the knowledge or experience in training your family pet to meet individual goals. We do not offer “cookie cutter” training programs, nor do we use the same approach with every dog. Dogs, like people learn in different ways. Dogs learn through “drives”. These instinctual behaviors are unique to each breed. At Alaska Dog Works we have trained 1000s of dogs over the years and we feel confident that our training will give your dog the best chance of success.
At Alaska Dog Works your dog becomes a member of our family during his stay. He stays in our home and is socialized with our house dogs and everyone here takes part in the daily routine of your dog’s training. This is also unique to many training facilities where your dog will stay in a crate or a fenced in kennel.
What to Expect During a Board and Train
Meet and greet people of all ages without jumping, lunging, barking, or whining for attention. Also as a part of learning manners your dog will learn to wait at thresholds until given a release command to follow.
Dogs learn to work through various conditions that build confidence. Physical touch, games, loading/unloading from vehicles, up and down stairs. Dogs learn to be environmentally stable, to deal with adversity and are exposed to the public in a positive fear-free way.
Physical Conditioning:[Fill out our Camp Works Questionnaire]
Daily cardio and strength training.
Custom tailored drills designed to modify a dog’s aggressive or unwanted behavior (separation anxiety, barking, etc.)
Practical and necessary obedience commands for daily living.
Upon completion of the program there are also two follow up classes. If you’d like the opportunity to learn to handle your dog more effectively check out our Handlers Course.
A Family Environment:
During your dog’s stay at Camp they become part of the family. They are trained every day and take part in daily sessions inside and outside. They go on nature walks on our trail system and play with other campers too!
This program includes: Level 1 Obedience, physical conditioning, confidence building, field trips, and manners.
Ask about our six week and 12 week camps too!
Behavior Modification Assessment and Training Plan
Although behavior modification is included in the Advanced Works Level 3 program, we may charge to do an initial evaluation of any dogs that are especially aggressive, and require special admission into the program. This evaluation is 48 hours and is on-site at Alaska Dog Works.[Fill out our Camp Works Questionnaire]
Camp Works Deposit
We only train four(4) dogs at any given time and our spots fill up quickly. If you would like to secure a spot for your dog we ask for a small deposit. This deposit also includes in-home pick-up for your dog. Please call us at 907-841-1603 and we can arrange to accept your deposit.