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We work with you and your dog to improve the relationship you have with each other.  Much of the "training" we do is with you so you can reproduce our results at home.  We offer individual sessions at Camp, in your home, or in other locations

(trails, stores, etc.).   

Have a new puppy? Bring them to Puppy Camp!  Puppy Camp is a 3 day a week program where puppies get safe socialization, basic obedience and desensitization. Start your puppy off right, from the first day you bring them home.   





Some 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 play with each other, communicating, correcting, and learning appropriate canine etiquette.

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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.  

We can help you understand how to improve your communication with your dog so you get the results you want and your dog is happier with clear boundaries and expectations.

Need help specifically with leash walking and socialization on trails?  We offer one-hour training at the Blue Ridge Rail Trail in Piney River.  Safely expose your dog to trail stimuli like bicycles, joggers, other dogs, strollers, and on occasion horses and riders.  Your will learn how to help your dog walk calmly and not react poorly to trail distractions.

Board and train programs are available. For more information and training rates contact us via our web form below.


We offer a 6-week class twice a year here at Camp. The class is designed to give you the tools to teach basic skills and manners, better communicate with your dog, and understand why they behave the way they do, and teach them the requirements to be certified as a Canine Good Citizen.  

The sixth week is the AKC Canine Good Citizenship qualification test.​

  • Where:  Camp Merricks. 1180 Tye Brook Highway, Piney River.

  • When: Spring 2023 - TBD.

  • Class cost: $175 per student, prepaid, nonrefundable.

  • Training leash and long line provided.

  • Required: Current vaccinations including DHLPP, rabies, Bordetella and a clean fecal test.​ 

You must have a Camper Account to sign up.  Use the "New Client Registration" button below to register yourself and your dog(s) and request the class. If you already have an account, use your "Happy Camper Login" to request your spot.

Individual Training Request Form:

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Thank you for your interest. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

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