Top-Rated Dog Training In Pittsburgh, PA

Board and Train

Immersive Dog Board & Training Focusing On Obedience

Puts your dog’s obedience in the express lane under the care of our abled and qualified pet trainers.

Our trainers have worked with thousands of dogs of various breeds. With that experience, we understand how to customize training programs for the needs of you and your dog. We take the time to get to know your dog and what training style works best for them. Just like with people, every dog learns differently and we adjust to your dog. No cookie-cutter training programs. Our trainers truly bond with your dog and care about its success.

What is included in this training?
  • Clean, monitored, and climate-controlled living space for your dog
  • One-on-one training sessions with our experienced trainers
  • Field trips to work in real-world environments
  • Daily updates photos & videos on your dog’s progress
  • Easy access to your trainer via email, phone, and text
  • An extensive go-home session to teach you how to work with your dog and to show you all their new found training

Board and Train Packages / Pricing

Two & Three-Week Adult Board and Train Packages (5 months and over)

We focus on – leash obedience, place work, off-leash recall, and cover all aspects of livability, control, and environmental neutrality. Often behavioral issues all come down to confusion and the dog having no idea what the desired behavior is. Teaching the dog impulse control and self-capping drive and teaching the dog how to communicate is critical for long-term success.

Our consultations are free, so let’s discuss the best outcome for your four-legged buddy. Dog aggression is a difficult problem, but most certainly can be solved!

This package is perfect for dogs 6 months and older with little to mild behavioral issues. During this time, your dog will work with our 4 on-sight trainers throughout the day and spend the night at our daycare with our other overnighters. There are usually only a few dogs. It’s quiet and calm throughout the night with potty breaks from a daycare employee throughout.  This provides a lot of extra training time, exposure to new people, places & things (field trips to stores, parks etc), distraction training and socialization.We train at our main facility, our large K9 facility, out in the nearby neighborhoods and out in public, pet  friendly stores. Your dog will also be able to learn proper socialization skills at our doggie daycare. We teach your dog on and off leash obedience and reliability through e collar training (come, sit, down, place command, heel, off leash recall) and cover all aspects of livability, control and environmental neutrality. This means your dog will have in-home manners (barking, counter surfing, jumping on guests) but also focus and listen to you outside, inside, with or without distractions. This is an e collar training course. You and your dog will be fully educated on the e collar before returning home.

Two weeks are a good start to fundamentals, but for rehabilitation most dogs need 3-4 weeks depending on the severity of issues.This package is for dogs that have aggression, reactivity, and severe anxiety issues.  The same obedience commands in package A are included in this package, as well as training to manage anxiety and/or aggression issues. It’s important to note that not all dogs have the ability to be socially sound, and may need consistent management in order to successfully navigate life. Any additional time needed to accomplish our goals is included in the price. We are available for follow up as needed. This is an E collar training course. You will receive progress updates every 2-3 days directly from your trainer so you are in the know at all times. At the end of the training you will have an official “go home” lesson. This is around 2-3 hours spent with your dog and trainer to  train you to work effectively and efficiently with your dog post training to ensure your best results. 

*The price includes all training, care, training equipment, and lifetime support for you and the dog.

What's Included In Training?

Board and Train Programs are the base of our dog training business at Ridgeside K9. We offer multiple board and train programs depending on your dog training needs, goals, and issues you may have.

Dog training is about creating habits, we create those with consistency and repetition. Dogs are constantly learning through every interaction, whether you’re training or not. The Board and Train program submerges your dog into a controlled environment to ensure they are learning the behaviors we want them to learn. Not only correcting issues, but providing a good foundation to prevent issues from arising.

Board and train programs provide your dog a clean, and clear training plan. In this program your dog is receiving clear and consistent training and communication. Dog training is nothing more than creating habits. We do that through consistency and repetition. A board and train ensures that consistency with our experienced trainers.

We start out by just getting your dog settled in. During this time we open up a line of communication with your dog and ultimately start to bond with it. Without a bond we have nothing. Once we have a line of communication and understand what motivates your dog, we begin to tackle your dog’s individual needs for training. Throughout the process we slowly challenge your dog by introducing heavier distractions and triggers for your dog.

During training, you can call or text your trainer at any time for any reason. Ridgeside K9 is 100% open and transparent to their clients while their dogs are in our custody. 


UPON COMPLETION OF ANY TRAINING PACKAGE: We will have a 2-3-hour lesson with you, this will include: Learning how and when to use your e-collar. Learning about motivations and rewards, learning and giving new commands and communicating with clarity, correcting unwanted behaviors, reinforcing and rewarding desired behaviors and learning how to stay in control. 


In addition to your one-on-one “go-home” lesson, each listed training package is backed by our refresher guarantee. Should any issues arise after training, you can request a refresher lesson, free of charge. A trainer can come to you and work through the issue in a 1-hour session. We also have monthly group refresher classes (check our socials for dates and times) that are also free to attend. 

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