Behavior Assessments & Individual Training.
Understanding your dog's behavior and reactions to stimuli, as well as your role in that behavior are essential to understanding what type of training will help the most. I observe your dog in their own environment.
Improving your relationship with your dog is often linked to better communication. I can help you understand how to better communicate with your dog so you get the results you want and your dog gets clear boundaries and expectations.
Many issues with dogs are the result of not enough exercise or not enough social time with other canines. We provide a safe space for dogs to run and work with each other, communicating, correcting, and learning appropriate canine etiquette.
In my experience, many behavior issues with dogs are rooted in poor communication and misunderstanding your dog's behaviors. I conduct behavior assessments in your home and devise individual training plans for you and your pet(s).
Rate: $50 per hour, 1 hour minimum. Additional $25 if you live more than 40 miles from Camp Merricks.
Group Training Classes: Basic commands and communication.
Camp Merricks is offering a six-week basic training class for owners and their dogs. This class is designed to teach you how to better communicate with your dog, understand why they behave the way they do and teach basic skills and manners. At the end of the class you should have some tools to improve your dog's behavior and your relationship.
The class will be limited to a maximum of 12 owner & dog teams. Selection of students will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, taking into account class diversity (age and size of dogs).
This is NOT a puppy class. This is designed for dogs 6 months of age and older. A puppy class will be offered in the spring if there is demand for one.
Where: Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton, VA 22920
When: Classes will be held once a week for six weeks from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.
Class start date: DELAYED DUE TO COVID-19
Class cost: $90 per student, prepaid, nonrefundable.
Required: Up to date vaccination records including DHLPP, rabies, and bordatella vaccinations.