Freedom Dog Board & Train Program

Our Freedom Dog Board & Train Program is a full immersion program where your dog lives in our house with us and our dogs on our beautiful 1.7 acres in Minooka, IL.  Your dog will also take field trips to do training in new locations such as going on hikes, walks in the park, our friends and/or family houses and pet friendly stores. This is our most popular board and train program!

Our Freedom Dog Board and Train will focus on and further develop the skills from the Foundation Program:

*Building a positive and respectful relationship with your dog

**Physical, mental and confidence-building exercises

*Teaching your dog to have an optimistic state of mind.

*How to politely greet people (no more jumping on guests and embarrassing you!)

*Enjoy a dog that walks nicely on a leash (no more dragging you around the neighborhood!)

*How to relax and have a calmer demeanor – relaxed dogs are happier and make better decisions because they’re not going a mile a minute

*Teaching your dog to wait for permission to go out a door (no more running out of the crate or house!)

*Learning to correct your dog for behaviors you don’t want in a way that won’t shut them down and actually gets them more enthusiastic about what they should be doing

*A dog that can make better choices on their own so they need less micromanaging and are more fun to live with!

Furthermore, the Freedom Dog Board and Train Program will work on additional skills to take your dog to the next level.

*Teaching your dog to ride politely in the car, no more barking out the window or running around which can distract you from safe driving.

*Your dog will wait respectfully to get in and out of the car so no more dragging you to the car or jumping out as soon as the door opens.

*Have a dog that chills on their own and does nothing when you’re doing nothing versus whining, pulling, barking or jumping.

*Field trips to pet friendly locations such as parks, neighborhoods, off leash hikes, stores and others to take your dog’s training on the road away from home.

*Off leash training: learn to communicate with your dog off leash whether in your house, backyard or hiking on the trails enjoy a dog who is confident and fun.

*Ideal for dogs with no to mild behavior issues such as mild reactivity or anxiety.  No intense reactivity, anxiety or aggression.  Dogs with more intense behavior issues are better helped in our Dream Dog Board & Train Program or Private Lessons.

Wrigley used to pull and couldn’t calm down in places.  Here he is relaxing in a store on his own.  What a good boy!

Miss Rio took a field trip riding in the car from my house to my parents.  We took a stroll to the car to look for something and the she did door trick going back into the house.  Good job Miss Rio!


“I did a board and train with Nicole: I took a crazy, active and not well behaved little boxer. I got back a well mannered and well behaved boxer. My grandson could hardly take Brandi on walks or out for bathroom time because of the pulling and jumping. Now he is the first to jump up and off to take her out.

I read on Nicole’s website that she also did off leash training. I thought that would be great but never dreamed it could happen. Brandi always played catch me if you can when an opening was there. Now we can go on walks, play ball and go to a friend’s house with no leash.

Amazing is not a big enough word to describe what Nicole did with my baby. From first visit till now Nicole is ready to help. Five star plus is what I would rate Nicole and her training”

Diane P with Brandi (Freedom Dog Board & Train Program)

What’s Included?

*6 weeks Board & Train in our Home – your dog doesn’t stay in a noisy kennel but the comfort of our own home during training.

*4 Private Lessons – be confident in your dog’s training when they come home!

*Access to our Exclusive Client Support Group Membership at 25% off for ongoing support.  We want you to be successful with your dog!


*Your dog will learn manners and be polite to family members and guests – no more jumping, barking or mouthing!

*TBTE Relaxation Triad – 3 core relaxation activities that will help any dog with their hyperactivity, lack of focus and manners.

*Loose Leash Walking – no more pulling, dragging and/or barking on walks!

*Wait at thresholds – no more running out the door, the crate or the car

*Socialization with our stable, personal dogs and other clients dogs.

*Socials and hikes in our 1/2 acre field, woods out back and field trips to practice off leash recall in various parks and our family farm 8 acre pasture.  Have a dog that you’re confident in taking places and enjoying off leash walks and hikes!

*Training Investment: $4200

Not sure which training option is best? Don’t stress; we got you!  Fill out our Contact Form and we’ll help guide you.