I cannot say enough good about Kindred dog and all who work there! It was worth every penny to be able to live happily with all of my dogs again.
— Sue K.
This training was so worth it, and I would highly recommend Kindred Dog PDX to anyone considering training for their doggo.
— Daniel K

This is our most popular training program.

Kindred Dog PDX's board and learn is designed for families looking to immerse their dog into a 24/7 intensive training program which teaches your dog structure, rules, and boundaries.

This program is designed for owners who are looking to deal with their dog's behavior issues, dial in their dog's obedience, and build that internal bond with their dog. 

Your dog will leave here with a solid foundation and a calm state of mind, which will allow for an easy transition for you to continue your training with your dog at home. By building off of this foundation, you will see your relationship and bond grow like never before between you and your dog!

Click here to see some before and after videos of dogs that have graduated from the board and Learn program!

All of our Board and Learn programs include teaching your dog the following obedience, skills, and commands:

  • Walk politely with you (we will eliminate pulling, barking, and excitable behavior)

  • Sit/stay

  • Down/stay

  • Place command

  • Recall/here

  • Crate training

  • Remote collar/off-leash training

  • Waiting for food

  • Waiting at thresholds (doors, car, crate, etc.) 

  We will also focus on addressing behavior issues, such as:

  • Jumping, nipping, mouthing

  • Excessive barking

  • Counter-surfing

  • Our 5 and 8 week programs focus on behavior issues such as anxiety, fear aggression, dog or human aggression, nervousness, possessiveness, leash reactivity, and excessive barking.

Our focus is calm on command training, which includes duration work with high distractions, and having your dog be calm in all situations, even when they are not tired. 

All Board and Learn Programs include:

  • A 30-minute consultation the day you drop your dog off

  • 2 to 4 hour follow-up when your dog completes the program. This where we will transfer all of the information, techniques, and strategies to you to insure continued success.

  • 2 complementary in-home follow-up sessions.

  • Unlimited after care via email, phone, or Skype.

  • All the tools you need to be successful on day one: a long line training leash, a 4legs4pets place cot, herm sprenger prong collar, and leather leash.

This was the PERFECT way to establish my relationship with Enzo (who I have only had for less than 4 months), as he is a rescue and needs training and structure.
— Molly E.
Ruben is the best out there! If you get a chance to work with him do it!
— Stephanie R.

5 week Board and Learn program $3,999*

This is our most popular Board and Learn program. The time frame allows us to work through your dog's behavior problems at their pace. We think that taking the time to master the basics gives us the ability to successfully work your dog through areas they previously struggled with.

This program allows us to jump start the rehabilitation process of dogs with severe behavior issues (such as anxiety, fear aggression, dog or human aggression, nervousness, possessiveness, leash reactivity, excessive barking) and get a great handle on their basic obedience and overall manners.

3 week Board and Learn program - $2,749*

The 3 week program is geared towards puppies and dogs who do not have any significant behavior issues. Essentially a "goofy" dog who just needs some direction. We will cover foundation material to get them started on the right foot. Depending on the needs of your dog we may suggest more time.


8 week Board and Learn program - $5999*


This is our preferred program. However, we understand that leaving your dog for 8 weeks is a lot to ask. The truth is, the more time we have to work with your dog, the more they will be set up for success. 8 weeks would give us ample time to create good habits in your dog. This program is suitable for any dog, any size, and any problem.

2 week Refresher program - $2000


We all understand that life can throw obstacles at us and it is easy to get side tracked. When this happens, sometimes training takes a back seat. Since the foundation work is already in place from the first board and learn a refresher course can be the perfect option to help you and your dog get right back on track!

**(Price does not include remote collar. Remote collar ranges from $179.99 to $280.00 depending on the size of your dog.)