Dog Obedience Boot Camps

Dog Obedience Boot Camps located in Carroll County Maryland

Dog Obedience Boot Camps located in Carroll County Maryland

Dog Obedience Boot Camps

Enroll your dog in any one of our Dog Obedience Boot Camps for a better pet in as few as 14 days! If you are planning a vacation, have travel plans or are too busy to be a part of the training, we can help you reach your goals in less time than you think!

With our Boarding and Training programs, your dog’s training will be overseen by our training director, Linda Kaim, and additional work will be conducted by other members of our training staff.

Your dog will be housed securely in our home, under 24/7 supervision. We are appropriately licensed through Carroll County Animal Control, and responsibly insured through The Business Insurers of the Carolinas.

These programs are designed for owners who want their dogs to behave appropriately under any circumstance, including in public, under distraction, or just at your own home, around the kids, guests or service providers that may need to enter your property.

Dogs enrolled in our Boarding and Training programs will learn the following:

  • Walking politely on a leash without pulling, lunging, scavenging, or reacting to dogs, wildlife, people, traffic or other distractions.
  • To return to the handler when called, reliably, even through distractions, even off leash
  • To retreat to a specific location and remain there until released
  • Sit
  • Down
  • To drop objects on command.
  • To ignore objects/distractions, even food, on command.
  • To not jump on things or people
  • To cope with the presence of other dogs without complaint or protest.
  • To remain quiet on command and much, MUCH more!

Each of our Boarding and Training programs include additional private one-on-one instruction. Depending on the length of the program, this instruction includes a minimum of two mid-training sessions (at the end each week of the program), a 90 minute go-home lesson (at the conclusion of the program) and two one-hour follow-up sessions to be scheduled at the owner’s and trainer’s discretion. All private lessons will be conducted at our Finksburg location unless otherwise specified and agreed upon by your dog’s trainer and you.

Scroll down for additional information including starting prices. Program duration can be anywhere from 14 days to 6 weeks, depending on owner goals. 

“Jump Start” Dog Obedience Boot Camps

Our popular 2 week Jump Start Dog Obedience Boot Camp is a great choice for dogs that need a jump-start on solving some annoying habits like jumping, pulling, chewing, begging, nipping, and playing too roughly. This is a great program for folks who need some help with getting their dog under better control. You will be amazed at the difference in your dog after only two weeks! Imagine being able to enjoy more with your dog, instead of dreading having to fight with him on walks, chase him when he runs away, or wrestling your best pair of shoes away from him before they get ruined!

We will teach your dog 8 essential life skills to make him a more cooperative and pleasant companion:

  • walk without pulling on the leash
  • to sit
  • lie down
  • stay
  • to come to you when you call him, in your home or yard
  • “Off!” to keep his paws to himself and not on your counters, yourself, your family or your guests
  • To learn cooperative play and release his toys (or other objects) without having to chase him or struggle with him to get the item back
  • “Leave it!” to ignore things he can’t or shouldn’t have, like the expensive Crown Roast you have planned for your dinner party, or other forbidden objects, even other animals

You and your dog will also receive:

  • Two private sessions during your dogs’ training
  • Unlimited private lessons at no additional charge after training
  • Instructional documentation of our training, including video and written tutorials that cover all of the important things every dog needs to learn, so you can review and maintain your dog’s training effortlessly.
  • Unlimited support and follow up, via email, phone contact or SKYPE for as long as needed
  • Starting at $1795.00

Learn more about the Jump Start Dog Obedience Boot Camp!

“Fresh Start” Dog Obedience Boot Camps

Our 4 week Fresh Start Dog Obedience Boot Camps can teach your dog to be less like “Marley” and more like “Lassie”! Your dog is capable of “model citizen” behavior and just think of how great it would be to have a dog that respects you and responds to you, instead of ignoring you. Rather than having friends and family avoid you, amaze them with how well your dog behaves, even around tempting distractions.

Your dog will be introduced to up to over 10 essential skills! Everything to help your dog become trouble-free!

  • walking politely on leash, and begin the foundation for off leash learning
  • to come when called, even around distractions
  • Sit, lay down and stay until released
  • to stand and stay for bathing, grooming or veterinary examinations
  • retreat on command to a specific location and remain there until released
  • to keep his feet off of your counters, guests, or you! (“Off!”)
  • to drop your shoes, pillows or other objects on command
  • to ignore other dogs, kids on bikes or other distractions (“Leave it!”)
  • to wait politely at doorways (“Wait!”)
  • to stop barking (“Quiet!”)

Some of the many additional bonuses our Fresh Start program offer:

  • Three private instruction sessions during your dogs’ training
  • Unlimited private lessons at no additional charge after training and access to additional features of our DogSpot location at discounted rates
  • Instructional documentation of our training, including tutorials that cover all of the important things every dog needs to learn, so you can review and maintain your dog’s training effortlessly.
  • Unlimited support and follow up, via email, phone contact or SKYPE for as long as needed
  • Starting at $2750.00

Learn more about the Fresh Start Dog Obedience Boot Camps!

“Ultimate Companion” Dog Obedience Boot Camps

Our six week Ultimate Companion program is our flagship training feature, chosen by discriminating owners who want to enjoy an active lifestyle with their dog and experience a lifetime of problem-free dog ownership. If you are looking for your dog to be a problem free, “Perfect Pet”, this program includes off-leash reliability for all of the essential skills every dog should know.

The Ultimate Companion Dog Obedience Boot Camps also addresses permanent solutions for aggravating or at-risk behavior problems like aggression towards other dogs, resource guarding, fearful behavior or anxious behavior. It is the rare dog that cannot be reached through training, and the Ultimate Companion program is highly successful in providing conflict-free, effective and durable results.

If you are looking for the Ultimate Companion that your friends and family will envy, or wish to eliminate some nagging behavior issues once and for all, our Ultimate Companion program is the right choice. Space is limited as we only take one dog at a time for this executive program and pre-paid reservations are required.

Enrollment into the Ultimate Companion program provides for 6 private lessons while your dog is in training, as well as unlimited personal coaching to assure that your dog is responsive to you and your family, once your dog goes home. We work with you until you are confident that you can maintain your dogs’ training effortlessly.

The Ultimate Companion program also includes a customized training tutorial featuring your dog throughout the training process. You will be provided appropriate training equipment as well as our unlimited lifetime support.

  • Six private instruction sessions during your dogs’ training
  • Unlimited private lessons at no additional charge after training.
  • Instructional documentation of our training, including video tutorials that cover the skills your dog has been taught. These video tutorials are brief and easy to follow, so you can review and maintain your dog’s training effortlessly, and they feature YOUR DOG!
  • Unlimited support and follow up, via email, phone contact or SKYPE for as long as needed.
  • AND MUCH MORE
  • $4250.00

The finest training, available anywhere