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Pet Parent Support

Hound University
Welcome to Boise’s premier choice in dog training—right here at Downtown Hound! Our approach to behavior modification uses positive reinforcement, which is based on the science of learning.

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Here at Downtown Hound in Boise, Idaho, we love meeting local pups and their parents too!
We require all dogs to participate in an initial evaluation where your dog will be tested for temperament and basic handling (paws, ears, mouth, and handling of body). Every dog must pass the evaluation to assure that they are dog and people friendly!

What is positive reinforcement?

Positive reinforcement is a training technique that rewards the behaviors you, the pet parent, like and ignores the behaviors you don’t like. To reward, you can use praise, life rewards (such as games, car rides, and walks), or treats.

Our trainers use positive reinforcement techniques to foster relationships between you and your dog that are built upon trust and understanding of one another. While you work with our trainers, you’ll learn to read your pet, gain a better understanding of the how and why of their behavior, how to modify their behavior, and how to solve problem behaviors that arise in the future. You and your dog will learn to work together as a team!

Private Consultations

We offer one-on-one meetings for educating both you and your dog about shaping the behaviors you want to see more of! You’ll learn the techniques used by professionals to make your dog exceptionally well-behaved.

First, we complete a thorough in-home consultation and behavioral evaluation. This allows us to see your dog’s daily routine and lifestyle. Once we identify the root of the problem, we’re able to create a customized training program that is designed around your dog’s needs, giving you the best possible results in the least amount of time. We aim to make our program effective and efficient.

Board & Train

This program is unique in the fact that it is completely immersive! We board and train your dog, using only positive reinforcement techniques.

Puppy Play Sessions

Our Puppy Play Sessions are a great way for puppies to play and exercise with each other while pet parents learn about canine body language, how dogs communicate, and different play styles. This program is designed to allow puppies to learn how to play and socialize appropriately in a clean, safe environment.
"We have noticed a huge improvement in socialization skills, and our dogs come home happy and exhausted! It is so much nicer to go out of town and know that our dogs are having a fantastic time while we're away."

- The Lamsons
Boise, Idaho

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