Dan offers private lessons. He specializes in dealing with
all sorts of aggression issues, behavioural issues, such as crazy door
behaviour, jumping up, housebreaking, barking ect., and working with
the special needs of rescue dogs. Dan has over 15 years experience
training, and has spent a substantial part of his life rescuing and
rehabilitating dogs of all kinds with all kinds of issues.
The first lesson is
an hour and a half. The fee for the first lesson is 140$. Each
subsequent lesson lasts an hour to an hour and a half, The fee for
every additional lesson is 100$/lesson. Dan will show you what you need to do, and make
sure you know how to do it. Email or call after the lesson if you have
questions. You would be surprised what you can accomplish in only a
lesson or two, and further consultation is always available if needed.
is offering residency training, boarding, and behavioural consults.
Residency training involves sending the dog to board, and he is trained
while he is there. The owner must work with the dog some to reinforce
what was taught in order for the training to “stick,” but otherwise the
dog comes home better behaved, more obedient, and in better physical
shape. Many issues can be addressed with residency training, including,
but not limited to, obedience, behavioural issues e.g. Jumping,
barking, housebreaking, dog aggression and socialization, and
confidence building. The dog runs and plays with the rest of the pack
on the farm, in addition to receiving concentrated training time and
consistent reinforcement throughout the day.
If you are having a behavioural issue, please email
and Dan will see if he can help by email. Training videos will be
available shortly, as well, in order to provide visual demonstrations
Rates (taxes are included)
Residency Training - $750 for the first week, $1300 for 2 weeks, or $1800 for 3 weeks.
Offered on a regular basis. Includes drop off, a training session at
drop off, and as much email support as you require. Most behavioural
issues can be dealt with in a week or two. Obedience is 1-3 weeks
depending on the requirements. Some dogs will require a week then
require an additional in home lesson a few weeks after to fine tune.
The time put in during residency training really makes a difference with your
Immersion Training - $2500 per month - Immersion
training is a long term training program for dogs that need to be
completely reformed. The dog lives the life of Dan's own dogs and
learns obedience, structure in the house, socialization with dogs,
people and kids. Expect a permanent change of behavior for the
better. Includes drop off, and as many follow up lessons as
required for the life of the dog.
Private in-home lessons
- The first lesson is an hour and a half. The fee for the first
lesson is 140$. Each subsequent lesson lasts an hour to an hour
and a half, The fee for every additional lesson is 100$/lesson.
boarding is offered at Dan and Tia's 100 acre farm, in Annapolis
County, Nova Scotia. The dogs run around, swim in the pond, stare at
the poultry, and lay by the fire at night. The dogs are kept in the
home with the family and have the same freedom as the full-time
resident dogs...and treated the same, too! They receive a lot of
individual attention since the group of dogs is smaller. Only a small
number of dogs are kept at one time. You won't find 35 dogs crammed
into a postage stamp-sized lot like many of the other boarding places
Owners must supply food, blanket that smells like home and a leash/collar.
dog(s) is picked up from your home and returned to you, so you don't
have to make the drive. Our pickup area includes most of HRM(Halifax,
Bedford, Tantallon, Hammonds Plains, Sackville, Hubbards, and Fall
River), Lunenburg County(Hebbville, Bridgewater, New Germany, Mahone
Bay and Lunenburg), Annapolis County(Annapolis Royal, Granville,
Bridgetown, Middleton, and outlying areas), and Kings County(The 101
corridor including outlying areas of Wolfville, New Minas, Kentville,
Coldbrook, Greenwood, and Aylesford).
We send pics and or videos of your dog to your email or mobile device. It is always nice to see your dog enjoying themselves.
Rates (taxes are included)
Boarding - $245 per week, $35 per day, $60 per day for 2 dogs
Pick up & Drop off - $25 each way (some restrictions apply)
Bathing - $30 for most dogs
Nails - $10
Thorough Brushing - $5
love having our rescues come back to us for boarding, so if you have
adopted one of our Paws Across Borders dogs, please ask about our PAB
Health Requirements for Boarding and Residency Training
dogs coming for boarding or residency training are required to be up to
date on vaccinations. All dogs must also be on flea/worming medication
(e.g. Revolution, Bravecto, Sentinel, Advantage etc.).