Our highly reknowned Canine Manners Camp is the most socially-enriching Dog Training Program available anywhere!

Canine Manners Camp

An All-Natural, Socially-Facilitated Board & Train Program

Offering 2 Distinct Camp Levels - BASIC Manners Camp & ADVANCED Manners Camp.

Using Positive-Based, Force Free Methods

The Canine Manners Camp is a unique, all-natural, socially facilitated Behavioral Board & Train Program focused on creating a natural environment where your dog will learn to choose the proper behavior on his or her own, without the need for constant verbal commands and ineffective “corrections”!

During every Manners Camp stay, your dog will live alongside our own expert working Pack of 14 well-balanced and experienced dogs in our clean and modern kennel with our owner living on property. 

When not working towards positive behavioral progress, or socializing and playing with the other dogs, your dog will be resting calmly in an appropriately sized orthopedic-pad lined  dog crate in a strictly climate-controlled room with security cameras, soft music and lavender scented air-diffusers.

Important Training Program Details

Here are just a few of the daily progressive training topics we work on.  For more specific details on these items, please scroll down below.

  • Impulse Control & Manners Training – the root of many unwanted behavioral issues
  • Obedience Compliance – gentle, persistent & ALWAYS with Positive Reinforcement
  • Canine Social Skills & Communication – with our expert team of humans & canines

Your dog stays with us for natural behavioral training at our home location

    • followed by Human Training Sessions at your home

  • BASIC Camp: 2 Weeks of Board & Train plus 1 At-Home Session
  • ADVANCED Camp: 4 Weeks of Board & Train plus 2 At-Home Sessions

There is absolutely NO Aggression accepted in the Canine Manners Camp

  • This includes ANY Leash Reactivity with ANY Level of Aggression
  • We do offer a proven successful Program that does treat Aggression

    • For info on our In-Patient Training Program – Click Here

Each Camp Level includes Training Session(s) at home or chosen location

  • An expert Trainer will bring your dog home for a 2-3 hour Session
  • We STRONGLY urge ALL direct family members to attend this Session
  • Sessions are VITAL to the long-term success of Board & Train Programs

Camp does NOT accept cases with Fear/Anxiety Based Behavior Issues

  • Fear-Based Reactivity: On or Off-Leash / with or without Aggression
  • ANY Level of Fear-Based Aggression  (Stranger/Dog Aggression)
  • Separation-Related Behaviors (including Separation Anxiety)
  • For Fear/Anxiety we recommend our In-Patient Program: Click Here

Program Rates for your Service Area found under Exact Rates tab below

Which Service Level is right for your case?

BASIC Manners Camp

Does your dog qualify for this level?

Does this describe your dog?

BASIC Camp is great for young dogs and puppies over the age of 5 months, but under 2 years, who are at ease around unknown dogs and just need a little positive foundation building in their behavioral repertoire.

Also for dogs exhibiting up to MILD Behavioral Issues**.  

Some positive results you can expect include but are not limited to:

  • Auto-Sit for Attention (no command required!)
  • Improved Loose-Leash Walking with mild distractions
  • Positive-based Recall; your dog will eagerly Recall every time
  • Improved Greetings – calmer, more polite at the door & on-leash
  • Greatly improved Canine Social Skills (courtesy of the Pack)

 

See below for more specific details about what results to expect from time spent in BASIC Manners Camp**

Program Details (how does it work?)

  • Training is conducted on our 5-acre modern facility in Hope Valley, RI
  • Using ONLY all-natural, positive-based methods
  • NO Pinch or Shock Collars needed…ever!
  • Daily Social Learning courtesy of the Pack
  • Space is limited. Advanced Scheduling is recommended
  • 1 comprehensive Private Session to train you and your family
  • Conducted at your home or choice location at the end of board & train
  • We STRONGLY recommend that ALL family members be present
  • Weekend Session availability is limited – Advanced scheduling required
  • Social Boarding to ensure progress remains solid & reliable
  • This allows us to further help prevent regression and facilitate progress
  • 3 Day / 2 Night minimum scheduled within 1 month following training
  • SleepOver Reservation will be made at Program Scheduling time

** More specifics on our BASIC Camp training results

  • The Auto-Sit is EXACTLY what it sounds like. Your dog will be planting his or her butt on the ground, automatically, without the need for ANY annoying verbal commands. 
    • Think of it like this…your dog will dog will eagerly & consistently offering you Sit in order to achieve ANY attention. 
    • This can be considered a Replacement Behavior instead of what dogs normally unintentionally learn can readily achieve the dogs goal of receiving attention, like Jumping Up, Barking, Pawing at you or just being a general nuisance.
  • Imagine that!  Your dog will “sit down and quietly raise his hand” (metaphor) to get ANYTHING her or she wants!  It’s so valuable!
  • Impulsive Behavior – Spontaneous reactions done without forethought or consideration of the consequences.

  • This is one of the most common issues we are presented with in young dogs.  Nobody wants their dog jumping all over Grandma when she arrives with presents for the kids or on your when you arrive home with your arms full with groceries from the market.

  • While here in BASIC Camp, your dog will learn the value of calm confident behavior in any context or situation at home.

    • He or she will learn to control their own Impulses and actually choose, on their own without the need for ANY commands, to “ask” permission to greet a guest, to go through an open door or even to take a treat!
  • Your dog will have unlimited, but controlled, access to our greatest asset…the Pack, from which to learn acceptable and safe Canine Social Skills & Communication – all while having great fun at the same time.

    • NO HUMAN can teach a dog how to have better Social Balance & Behavior than another well-behaved dog!
  • No more Pulling on Leash!  This has to be one of the more troublesome foundational behavior that can lead to so many unfortunate or undesirable outcomes.
    • Properly fit Training Collar will be provided at no charge.
  • While in BASIC Camp, we won’t likely have enough time to say honestly that your dog will ALWAYS walk Loose-Leash (thus the qualifying word: “Near”), however, we can definitely set your dog up for you to take over the training when we teach you how to be a great Loose-Leash Walking Leader!
  • A properly fit secure Martingale Collar
  • Safe & custom-fit Volhard Training Collar
  • Six-foot Training Leash

ADVANCED Manners Camp

Does your dog qualify for this level?

Does this describe your dog?

ADVANCED Camp is indicated for dogs, over the age of 6 months, who may have been through previous training yet some behaviors have still become unmanageable. Your dog may also have some trouble getting along with unknown dogs but would never become Aggressive during social interactions. Also indicated for a recently rescued dog with an unknown behavioral history.

Also for dogs exhibiting up to MODERATE Behavior Issues**

ADVANCED Camp achieves same positive results as BASIC plus;

  • Several PET Sessions (Public Exposure Training)
    • Valuable, enriching training in real-life situations
    • Greater reliability with more distractions & stimulus
  • Vastly improved Impulse Control – the root of most bad behavior

     

See below for more specific details about what results to expect from time spent in ADVANCED Manners Camp**

Program Details (how does it work?)

  • Training is conducted on our 5-acre modern facility in Hope Valley, RI
  • Several PET Sessions (Public Exposure Training) are included
  • Using ONLY all-natural, positive-based methods
  • NO Pinch or Shock Collars needed…ever!
  • Daily Social Learning courtesy of the Pack
  • Space is limited. Advanced Scheduling is recommended
  • 1 comprehensive Re-Home Session to train you &  your family (2-3 hrs)
    • ALL family members MUST be present fo the Re-Home Session
  • 1 Follow-Up Session to mitigate regression & ensure forward progress
  • Conducted at your home or choice location at the end of board & train
  • Weekend Session availability is limited – Advanced scheduling required
  • Social Boarding to ensure progress remains solid & reliable
  • This allows us to further help prevent regression and facilitate progress
  • 3 Day / 2 Night minimum scheduled within 1 month following training
  • SleepOver Reservation will be made at Program Scheduling time

** More specifics on our ADVANCED Camp training results

  • Auto-Sit:  your dog won’t know how to get your attention without sitting!
  • Impulse Control & Manners: so nice to have a well-behaved dog!
  • Positive Socialization: not only friends…but nice friends to boot!
  • NO Leash Pulling: it’s your dog’s responsibility to maintain a loose-leash
  • Consistent Recall: your dog will eagerly come when called every time!
  • NO Jumping Up or any other nuisance attention-seeking behavior
  • Crate Training & Basic Obedience Compliance
  • ANY & ALL up to Moderate Behavioral Issues.
  • This unique training service is only offered in the ADVANCED Camp

  • An expert Trainer will transport your dog to a public space for training
    • Local park, dog park, pet store, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, etc.
    • Working to create calm balanced behavior in real-life situations
  • An extra In-Home Session helps to ensure more forward progress
    • must be scheduled within 90 days or previous Session

  • This extra In-Home Session will work to mitigate any regression
  • The additional SleepOver is the best way to help maintain sociability
  • Your dog will be SO happy to see his or her friends again!
  • A properly fit secure Martingale Collar
  • Safe & custom-sized Volhard Training Collar
  • Six-foot Training Leash

More about our Canine Manners Camp

Let’s face it, if love and desire were all that was needed to “train” a dog to be well-mannered and behaved – then ALL dogs would be obeying their owners at ALL times and we’d be out of a job (thankfully!).  

The truth is, this is simply not the case.

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place because in 2 or 4 short weeks, we can naturally help your dog, and you, achieve a level of positive behavioral change that could take an average owner months to years of constant “training” efforts to establish…if at all.  

With our highly successful Canine Manners Camp, now offering 2 distinct Camp Levels, we readily set the owner and dog team up for years of an incredibly rewarding relationship based on love, mutual respect and that wonderful Leader-Follower Bond.

Sometimes, well-meaning dog owners simply don’t have the time, resources or even ability to train their dog to be a well-behaved, balanced member of their Pack (both human & canine). Our incredibly enriching Canine Manners Camp is just the answer that so many committed owners have been looking for! This highly specialized Board & Train Program has the ability to successfully address any and all mild problem areas experienced by even the most loving and committed dog owner.