Dog Training Camp

Dog Training Camps “Board and Train”

Board and Train
Our “Dog Training Camp” Program

Our “Dog Boarding Resort” is located just west of Chicago in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Are you looking for a jump-start or faster track for your dog’s training progress? Are you busy with life and trying to juggle everyone’s needs? We have the solution! When you let your dog stay and learn with Kristy and Ian in their home, your dog will be mentally & physically stimulated while getting lots of love and snuggles. The focus will be on your top training priorities. Your dog will enjoy training sessions, walks, socialization with people and dogs, and participation in field trip opportunities.

We are dedicated to the entire process. After your dog’s stay with us, we ensure that everything learned transfers back into your home and that you know exactly what to do. We teach you everything you need to know.

The Board & Train program at Smart Dogs is an immersion training program in our loving home environment. It is the most efficient and effective way to get things under control quickly. You will see an amazing difference in your dog’s self-control, confidence and obedience.

We teach your dog appropriate reactions to situations that arise in your everyday life. For the safety, pleasure, and comfort of our Board & Train canine guests, we only take 3-4 dogs at a time. This allows us to spend the maximum amount of quality time with your dog. They will be taught manners, skills, obedience and good behavior appropriate for both indoor and outdoor settings.

Here are the most common Board and Train options:

  • 5 day express
  • 8 day express
  • 10 days
  • 15 days
  • 30 days




  • 5 Acres of Private Woodland Prairie Paths with Pond
  • 6500 sq/ft. Outside Play Area
  • Pet Safe Grass Turf
  • Agility Course
  • Private Courtyards with Canopies
  • Waterfall
  • Ball Pit
  • In-ground Dog Pool
  • Balance Equipment


Inside Training Room

  • 1500 sq/ft Training Room
  • Heated Floors
  • Treadmill
  • Small and Large Treadwheel
  • Plenty of Toys
  • Walking Path
Inside Dog Training Room

Village Dog Suites

  • Large Luxury Themed Suites
  • Private TV’s for Bedtime Movies
  • Private Entrance to their own Courtyard
  • Deluxe Comfy Dog Beds
  • Heated Floors
  • Concierge Services
  • Luxury Spa Bath and Blow Dry
  • Nail Clip
  • Special Requests
  • Holiday Theme Parties

Luxury Dog Boarding

Luxury Dog Boarding

Agility Course

Dog Agility Course

Waterfall, Pool and Play Area

Waterfall Play Area for the Dogs

One-to-One Attention

One-to-One Attention for your Dog
Dog Training Graduate

Kristy and Ian worked wonders on our little man, Blake. We brought Blake home to our other furry baby, Bella who is 7. They were not getting along at all. Bella was agitated by Blake’s “puppy” behavior and Blake was ill mannered.

Blake spent 5 days at Kristy and Ian’s home. We CANNOT believe the amazing change in him! Blake has settled down considerably. He listens to commands, he does not bother Bella like he used to, he FINALLY sleeps through the night…but most importantly, Blake’s screaming and howling when we are not in the room with him has stopped.

We are absolutely amazed at the work Kristy and Ian have done with Blake! We went from frustrated puppy parents to happy puppy parents. I will recommend Smart Dogs Training to anyone who will listen!”

–  Sheri Tuell O’Brien

Smart Dogs - Training and Boarding

Bulldog at Dog Training

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Dog Lounging on Bed in Lodging

Board and Train

Luxury Dog Boarding

Chicago's #1 Luxury Dog Boarding B&B

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