Board & Train Services

Four Paws Pet Ranch Board & Train programs offer clients the flexibility, convenience, and peace of mind of on-site 24/7 Board care for your precious canine companion, combined with a Training program tailored to meet your specific needs.

Our Training program is overseen and conducted by one of the Bay Area’s top trainer’s, combining 25 years of skilled, professional, Humane training techniques that focuses on using your dog’s natural desires as motivators for learning and retaining desirable behaviors.

Our Force-Free Training focuses on working as a team, to instill respect and a desire to please. We use techniques designed to set you and your dog up for success. Dogs learn by repetition and they do what works! We teach your dog to repeat behaviors, in a step-by-step process, that adds up to eliminating unwanted behaviors and repeating desirable behaviors you have included in your plan.

Our custom designed Training program uses your dog’s natural tendencies by incorporating identified motivators your dog responds to best! They will LOVE learning and you will see the results.

Our Board & Train program includes follow-up sessions for you to learn the skills necessary to maintain the new behaviors. You will see how easy it is to learn from our professional top-notch trainer!

Menu items include:

Beginning Skills-

Sit, Wait, Stay, Down, Leave It, Polite Greetings, , Jumping Up, Loose Leash Walking, Recall.

Advanced Skills-

Sit, Wait, Down, Stay with duration, Recall with distractions, Recall from a distance, Off Leash walking, Trail manners.

Good manners-

Jumping Up, Barking, Polite Dog Greetings, Polite People Greetings

Balanced Life Program-

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Eating, Healthy Chews, Exercise Requirements, Enrichment Tools,

Wellness Training-

Environmental Hazards, Seasonal Matters, Daily Body Scans, Signs your Dog May Be Sick

Professional Behavioral Help-

Our facility offers you one of the Bay Area’s most experienced and successful Canine Behavior Specialists who will assess and recommend a plan to resolve your most troubling Behavioral Issues, which may include:

Leash Aggression, Dog and/or People Aggression, Anxiety, Fear, Impulse Control, Management in and around your home for Destruction, Barking, Anxiety, and Home Alone issues.

In-Home Services-

All of our services are available for you in your home or business. Travel fee applies.


Training is done by Julie Colt, a Professional Dog Trainer