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Lodge and Learn

For years, our sister facility, Urban Pooch Canine Life Center has offered industry excellent, cage-free dog boarding services. Now, the Training and Fitness Center offers boarding services, too.  Plus, at UPTFC you can schedule your pooch to be worked each day by one of our trainers while your dog boards! Request your FREE assessment during which we’ll discuss your training goals.

Urban Pooch Training & Fitness Lodge and Learn program replaces the old Board and Train concept. The Lodge and Learn program is designed for pooch parents who need to board their pooches and need some extra help to get started with their pup’s training. Your pooch will be staying overnight in a clean, cage-free environment, interacting with their dog friends between each 30-minute training session. 

Each day during the boarding session, a certified trainer will work with your pooch teaching them to learn useful and desirable behaviors like sit, down, stay, wait, and coming when called.  Other behaviors might be how to properly greet a friendly stranger, how to walk politely on leash, or maybe just some fun tricks to grow your dog’s brain. Your pooch will be learning good behaviors in both the classroom setting and in real-life settings.



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