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Board & Trains: Full Immersion

improvements on specific issues as well as overall obedience conditioning.

Our Board and Train program is our best program for getting results quickly. You drop off your dog, and we do the work for you! Your dog will come to the FPK9 home away from home environment for 3 to 5 weeks and stay with us for a minimum of 21 days of multiple sessions.

We put in hundreds of repetitions, and that’s what it takes to teach all the behaviors the correct way. We have programs specifically for puppies, for friendly but untrained dogs, for service dogs, and for behavioral cases such as aggressive and fearful dogs. Board and Train includes reliable on-and-off leash obedience, behavior modification, development of proper socializing skills, and much more. Our goal is to develop a dog who is obedient, confident, and can happily perform the instilled training with anyone and anywhere, at any time.

At the end of board and train, your dog will be better equipped to adapt and socialize with new dogs, people, and other environmental factors. Owners will see improvements on specific issues as well as overall obedience conditioning.
We begin with the same personalized engagement to develop further into disciplined obedience. Following extensive proofing, you are then brought into the last week of training to transfer over the knowledge and skill sets needed to maintain your dog at home.

Shaping attention, positioning, and other obedience commands is the platform and stamp for further training. All exercises are conducted within a leash distance on leash. Commands are conditioned in most environments. This is not accomplished with long monotonous sessions where your dog is numbed by repetitive boredom, but through high-powered short sessions.

This allows intensity and absorption of learning to merge. Commands we work on are a reliable recall such as Here, Down/down-stay, Attentive heeling/loose leash walking, Sit stay, and Place Command.

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Each puppy comes to us with different personalities and at various stages in training. For this reason, we feel that a one-size-fits-all approach to puppy training is not effective. This is why we offer our customized Puppy Head Start program.


At the end of the board and train program, your dog will be better equipped to adapt and socialize with new dogs, people, and environments. Owners will also see improvements on specific issues and overall general obedience.

Behavior Modification

Whether it is be fear, anxiety, leash reactivity, or aggression, our goal is to change the way your dog reacts to what is the triggering unwanted behaviors. Carefully controlling your dog's environment, we can help reintroduce these triggers in a less stressful way.

Gun Dog Training

During the Basics program, your dog will learn the necessities to be a good hunting companion. Your dog will learn how to deliver bird to hand, retrieve long land and water marks, and be steady to the shot. Your dog will also be introduced to any hunt scenario you wish.

"Dillion is one heck of a trainer. He is professional and the quality of his work is top notch. Our American Bulldog YaYa went to him at 8weeks old and did the 6 week boarding program. He also trained us on how to maintain her work. She came back to us a brand new dog, which was amazing. I never thought it would be possible, but Full Potential proved me wrong. They are extremely good and I highly recommend their services!!!!"

Latoya J
Why do I need to schedule an evaluation?

An evaluation is important for our professional trainers to observe any inappropriate or unwanted habits, and to gather a baseline of your dog’s behavior, especially in public (we recommend doing evaluations here at our location). This also gives us a chance to discuss training goals, while creating realistic expectations for our students and clients.

Once the evaluation is complete, Dillon will be able to recommend an appropriate training program/package.

An evaluation enables us to make sure that the dog coming in to train with us will not pose a risk to any of our staff or students during their stay. If your dog is a behavioral case, we want to experience firsthand exactly what it is that we need to be prepared for. All breeds, issues, and sizes are welcome. We typically operate on a 2-week lead time.

How do I get started with Training at Full Potential K9?

The first step to enroll in any one of our Board and Train programs or private lessons is to schedule a complete behavioral assessment and temperament test. This allows us to observe your dog’s behavior, discuss your goals for them, and briefly work with your dog so that we can recommend the best course of action. Contact us now to schedule this.

What should I pack for my dog?

Food, feeding instructions, as well as a paper copy of your dog’s vaccination records.

What is the best age to do the Puppy Head Start program? 

The best age to start the training is between 8 to 12 weeks of age because that’s the puppy’s critical socialization window. It’s when puppies are super impressionable, therefore socialization, exposure, and confidence building are very important. That said, if you do early socialization yourself, then anytime in the two-to-six-month age range is great. Puppy training makes a huge difference so the more you do, the better!

Can you accommodate my dog’s special diet?

Yes. We are happy to accommodate any special diet requests, raw food diets, medication needs etc.

Do you guarantee your training?

We guarantee we’ll do our job, and we guarantee your dog will be trained, but we can’t control you and we can’t make you follow-through once the dog is home. Ninety-nine percent of our clients do an amazing job with their dogs once their dogs are home. They follow-through, they ask questions if they have them, and they see great success.

Occasionally, we have clients who think their dog is a robot and will obey commands regardless of inconsistency or lack of follow-through on their part. Dogs aren’t robots and they aren’t perfect. We are doing the hard work. All we ask is that you maintain it.We give you specific, customized, written and verbal instructions to help you do so! Listen to your trainer, and your dog will do great

What about follow-up training?

Some other trainers seemingly disappear after the dog has gone home. They don’t return your calls or follow-up with you. We’re not them! We care about you and your dog. We put a lot of hard work into your dog’s training and want to make sure we’ve done and continue doing everything possible to help you succeed. Follow-up lessons are included in most of our board & train programs, and after that we are always available by phone or email to answer any questions you might have.

Many of our clients continue sending us updates and happy stories months and years after their dog has graduated. We’re in this for the long haul and want you to know you can always count on us. We’re here for you!

Do you ever come to my house?

Yes! This helps us to further generalize the dog’s training and allows us to answer specific questions clients have in regards to their home set-up and environment. In everything we do, we strive to set dogs and their owners up for success.

Will my dog listen to me or just the trainer? 

Both. We generalize our training, meaning once we’ve taught the dog the commands he or she needs to learn, we have him or her work for multiple handlers in multiple locations around a myriad of distractions. Generalization is a key aspect to training that many other trainers don’t do. Our handover process is very smooth. We ensure that the training transfers so everyone is happy, and the dog can be successful at home

Will my dog forget me? 

No. In all our years of training, no dog has ever forgotten his owners. They may not realize their owners are in the room right away, during midway lessons for example, but once they see/smell them they are always happy to see them.

Will my dog only be training? Or will he get to have fun too? 

The way we train is fun for dogs, so in their minds their whole day is fun! Depending on the dog’s specific training goals and needs, we will do a combination of obedience, agility, urban agility, treadmill training, clicker training, and more. Many owners see how much fun their dog is having and wonder, “Will he want to come home?!”

How much will my dog be worked with? 

As much as he/she needs! We work with dogs often throughout the day. For example, a puppy might receive 15 short training sessions in one day plus a field trip and play time with other dogs! A rehab dog may do longer sessions to work through behavioral issues but will still be worked with often throughout the day. On average, board & trains do multiple sessions per day for a total of 1.5 to 3 hours of training (sometimes more).

Will my dog lose weight?

That depends! If your dog is overweight then yes, we will put your dog on a diet. If your dog is underweight then no, we will increase your dog’s food intake to help your dog gain weight. If your dog is a good weight, we will maintain your dog’s weight. Our in-home board & train is different from a stressful kennel atmosphere. Dogs aren’t surrounded by loud, barking dogs and overworked/underpaid kennel workers. They are part of our packs and have a great time visiting us for training!

What happens if my dog gets sick or injured?

In the rare case that something happens to your dog, we take care of your dog like one of our own! We contact you so that you can take your dog to the vet, or we get your permission to take your dog to the vet ourselves.  We’ve trained hundreds of dogs in board & train, and we’ve had zero accidents ever happen. We would like to keep it that way, which is why we are selective as to what dogs we take on for training. Since we are selective, are able to keep a close eye on dogs. This is how we keep dogs safe and healthy! We always know where they are, what they’re doing, what their stool looks like, if they’re eating and drinking enough, etc.

Will I receive updates while my dog is in training?

Absolutely! We send post to social media and, in some cases, we text photos and videos to our clients. We want you to always know how your dog is doing. That said, we do ask that you don’t ask for daily, detailed updates. We are busy training and want to use our time wisely. You can always ask for a quick update, but lengthy updates are usually sent weekly.

Can I come visit my dog?

Yes! Any programs longer than two weeks offer midway lessons. This is an opportunity for you to visit your dog, spend time with, and learn from the trainer. For programs shorter than two weeks, we do not offer midway lessons, but if you really need to see your dog we can make it happen!

Where does my dog stay in the program? 

In our program, your dog stays at our licensed facility attached to our vet, where our staff is able to attend to him/her. We’ve found this is the best way for dogs to get around-the-clock care and individual attention, as a trusted individual is with your dog 24/7.

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A FREE phone consultation is available for all dogs.

We do appointments by scheduling only as we are not open to the public. No dog is permitted on our property without undergoing a complete behavior assessment and temperament test.

Full Potential K9 Inc
901 N Federal Hwy,
Boca Raton, FL  33432

Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
Please note absolutely no business of any kind will be conducted on Sunday.

T: 561 289 1713
E: dillon@fullpotentialk9.com
Reviews From Our Wonderful Customers

Dillon is not only an amazing doggy trainer, but a really really awesome person. You can see his true passion and care for all of the animals he sees and takes care of, just as he would his own. Going into seeking boarding training for our 5 year old staffardshire terrier as we have a baby on the way, and her excitement and energy was becoming impossible for us to manage. I was so nervous and anxious about if it was the right thing for her and who could we trust. Dillon did not disappoint in anyway shape or form, and the entire 7 weeks our babe girl Bailey was with him I felt so at ease. She was truly living her best life and looked so happy anytime I saw a picture or video of her. She not only came back as the same happy, cuddly, and loving pup she was before but we instantly saw such a difference in her discipline. She actually listens now, with all the commands Dillon taught her and taking her for walks is actually enjoyable and manageable now. She is a very very high energy dog and Dillion really brought us to the reality of what Bailey truly needs to live her best life while being able to control her excitement and have extreme discipline. My husband and I have never been more committed to stay consistent with all the training Bailey was taught, and without Dillon it wouldn’t have be possible. I so wish we meet Dillon years ago, and I have already referred him to so many friends. If you have any doubts…. I can put you are ease, as he is the BEST out there without a doubt!

Gina Ludovico