Board & Train

full on and off leash obedience program for dogs over 6 months old

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Off Leash

low level E-collar training included in board & train packages

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On Leash Basics

private training sessions and walk only lessons available now

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Meet Katie

Dog Training & Rehabilitation: Serving Upstate NY/ Capital Region/ Adirondacks

Helping owners stop problem behaviors, eliminate chaos, and create calm!

Do you have an out of control dog? Does he knock people over, get on kitchen counters, eat your trash? Does he ignore you when you call his name? Is he barking out your windows and chewing up your shoes? Do you feel like you're in over your head? Well, you've come to the right place!  

My Clients are busy people. 

I can help you figure out a plan so that you can better manage life with your dog, in this busy world. I will help you to better understand your dog and fulfill his needs. Whether your dog has behavior problems, you're looking for off leash reliability, or just want to get training started off on the right foot; we have custom training packages to meet your needs.

Happy, less stressed clients, create happier lives for their dogs! 

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Katie was awesome to work with and it was easy trusting her to take care of my fur-baby for two weeks. She always posted pictures and videos of her training with my dog through the 2wk training. I was really impressed with how responsive my dog became after her training while still being my dog's self, just more obedient. She's not afraid to tell you what needs to be done in order for the training to stick (yes, you have to keep up with the correct training) and why it needs to be done. She was very easy to talk to and I know I can always text or call her with any question at any time. I highly recommend Katie for training your dog. ~Ainsley MacAlpine

To be open to learning a new way to train a "rescue puppy/dog" is what my mind, heart and soul needed! For anyone out there who is having a hard time connecting with their 4 legged friend, please call Begging 4 Balance! For the last 22 years, I have raised Rotties and Pits, STUBBORN BREEDS! That said, this new rescue pup I have, I connected with her so much quicker than my other dogs as far as trusting her and her trusting me and it is all because of Katie and Begging 4 Balance Dog Training and Rehabilitation! A HUGE DEBT of GRATITUDE to you! ~Jesse F.

"He's never been this CALM! "~ Blake
"He's definitely never been this calm, he'd be jumping on me by now!" ~Darlene Ipock

This is our one year old Bernese Mountain Dog, Samson. He recently attended a board and train program with Katie at Begging 4 Balance. He returned home this past Friday and we are so pleased with all that he learned while away. We know he will still slip up from time to time because he is just a puppy, but Katie gave us a great foundation with all of her training. She was patient with not only Samson, but us as well...she is amazing. If you are on the fence about sending your dog for a board and train- do it. It's so worth it and will make your life, and your dogs that much better! Thank you Katie!!!

~Heather Whitford

Katie from Begging 4 Balance is amazing! Leaving our dog, Rosie for two whole weeks was hard, but we knew she was in excellent hands. And Katie made it easier by posting videos of her progress every day! We've rewatched Rosie's videos on Facebook, as well as the videos in the homework for pointers and reminders. Katie had so much patience with Rosie AND our family. She is a fantastic trainer who has a tremendous amount of knowledge to share! The guidance she gave Rosie, as well as the leadership she taught us will help keep our whole family, canine and otherwise, happy and balanced!

~Heather Merolle

IACP associate

I'm here to help!  I truly care about your family and your dog. 

Begging 4 Balance services:

Upstate NY including, Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs, Albany, Queensbury, Schuylervile, Wilton, Fort Ann, Fort Edward, South Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Ballston Spa, Hartford, Granville, Corinth, Greenfield Center, and surrounding areas. Board and train clients from outside the area are always welcome.