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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. 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. 

For more information email info@campmerricks.com

Group Training Classes:  Basic commands and communication.

In partnership with the Humane Society of Amherst County, 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:  Monroe Community Center, 29 Francis Ave, Monroe, VA 24574

When: Classes will be held once a week for six weeks from  2:00 to 3:00 pm.

Class start date: Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Class cost: $100 per student, prepaid before January 31st. Cost  includes a collar and                                leash to be used during classes. 

Required: Up to date vaccination records including DHLPP, rabies, and bordatella vaccinations.

Additional classes will be scheduled in 2020.  If you have questions, contact us at info@campmerricks.com

Basic Training Class (February 8, 2020) Request Form:

Please fill out all fields below to be considered for our class. 

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