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Board & Train Instructions

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K9 Nation La Board & Train

We'll cover how to best prepare your dog to be dropped off here at K9 Nation for the Board & Train Immersion program. The instructions outlined here will help to make a seamless transition and promote drive and motivation in your dog to get the best possible outcome. 

On this page we'll cover:

Watch These First!

Dog Food
Feedings
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Tuesday:



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Sunday:

Today you will start feeding  your dog 1/3 the amount of food he normally eats.  If he eats 3 cups of food, today he'll receive a total of  2 cups.  If he only ate one cup of food total, he'll eat 2/3 cup of food today.

Continue feeding your dog 1/3rd less of his daily food.

Continue feeding your dog 1/3rd less of his daily food.

Continue feeding your dog 1/3rd less of his daily food.

Today you will start feeding  your dog 1/2 the amount of food he normally eats.  If he used to eat 2 cups, then today he will receive a total of 1 cup.

Continue feeding your dog 1/2 less of his daily food allotment.

Do not feed your pup!  It is drop off day.  We shall take care of it  for you.

The "WHY"

   Put simply, food is easy to use and lets training progress quickly.  Treats are a positive consequence for doing something right.  When your dog's behavior earns them a positive consequence, they are likely to repeat that behavior.  Food has the power to enhance your dog’s ability to learn, but also to help your dog overcome fear or anxiety by raising the levels of dopamine in the brain and stimulating the desire to seek or move towards the food reward.  A dog's dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a huge role in reward-driven learning and helps regulate movement and emotional responses.

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