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Since 2005 Dancing Creek Farm has provided the highest standard of care in the dog industry.  Our 32 acres have been designed to provide long­term care, short­term dog boarding, grooming, dog training, dog retirement and holistic dog nutrition.  Our goal is clear – To provide love and support for families and their dogs.  

Dog Training



For 16 years we have earned a worldwide reputation in long term dog boarding and holistic canine health. People from all over the world trust our style of boarding. We now offer a beautiful combination of canine enrichment, holistic diet program and balanced dog training. This combination when used in board and train has been transformative for many dogs and families. We began offering dog training to help diversify revenue to continue our discounted long-term program for military deployed and families in transition. Over the past year and half, we’ve developed into a full-service board and train facility.


We offer dog training for dogs of all ages- young and old, however we recommend dogs 5 months and older.

Be sure to LIKE our Facebook page for specials and discounts. We post some amazing training specials and discounts for rescues.

Ask about our payment plans for dog training


We have several types of programs:


  • Basic Obedience
  • Off Leash
  • People and Dog Socialization (Board and Train only 8 weeks)
  • Reactive and Fear Aggression (Board and Train only 8-12 weeks)
  • Noise and Motion Phobias (Thunder, Objects, Fireworks)
  • Separation Anxiety


In addition to board and train we offer in-home training packages ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! Our trainers work with dogs, kids and entire families to insure a beautiful connection and bond.

Most of our videos are posted to Instagram and Facebook, however you can see some great training videos with our head dog trainer Sheril on our YouTube channel. It will open a new page.


So, what IS Balanced Dog Training?

In its simplest form, Balanced Dog Training refers to any approach to dog training or behavior modification which involves the use of both reward-based techniques, and aversive consequences. In other words, the trainer shows the dog that their choices and behaviors can result in either pleasant or unpleasant results.

Not all dogs need E-Collar training. Some respond to simple motivation while others are more difficult. The goal is to keep your dog safe and to create a loving bond with YOU.

Does an E Collar Hurt the Dog?

Actually, ecollars are much the same as a tens unit that us humans use frequently for physical therapy. There is no harm done to your dog. Every owner we train with has to first put the collar on themselves to feel what it’s like. E-Collars should be used by a professional FIRST and then the trainer can effectively and safely train the owner on the proper use of E-Collar.


Our Programs


8-week – At the Farm Once a Week

This is by appointment where you come once a week to the farm to work with the trainer. Sessions are an hour long with you and your dog. Basics- sit, stay, rest, down, place, housebreaking guidance, socialization, jumping, barking, nipping. $800.00 (owner provides E-Collar)



2 – Week Board and Train

Your dog stays in one of our cabins. The trainer works with your dog 4 days a week & has assistant handlers do enrichment, assigned task and routines.  Basics- sit, stay, rest, down, place, housebreaking guidance, socialization, jumping, barking, nipping. $850.00 (This includes boarding, training and a holistic diet. This training is on leash only. Off leash programs are 4 weeks and longer. $450.00 each additional dog, same family in a shared cabin.


4 – Week Board and Train

Your dog stays in one of our cabins. The trainer works with your dog 4 days a week & has assistant handlers do enrichment, assigned task and routines.  Basics- sit, stay, rest, down, place, housebreaking guidance, socialization, jumping, barking, nipping. $1650.00 (This includes boarding, training and a holistic diet. Owner provides E Collar. This training includes off leash. $650.00 each additional dog, same family, shared cabin.


Private Cabin – Unsocial or Reactive Dogs


This program can range anywhere from 2-4 months depending on the level of training needed. Highly reactive dogs must have a private cabin. Please email for a quote. We need details about your dog and level of reactiveness or aggression.


Weekend Training Program – Your Home Town

Our trainer flies or drives to your location, checks into a nearby hotel and works with you, your dog and your family. You cover transportation, hotel and per session fees. This could range from 200.00- 400.00 per day depending on the time and type of training you need. Some people want to strictly train in home while others want to go to a park or other public places. This training is very good for expecting or new mothers wanting to teach their dogs boundaries around children.

Many people start with a board and train package then follow up with a home visit.



 Nationwide transport available! Email us for a quote!



Highly Recommended!

  • We needed a place to board our dog for a month and knew that he would suffer in a traditional boarding facility. The cabin like setting with opportunities for him to make dog friends is what drew us to DCF and gave us the peace of mind to travel for an extended holiday. We opted for the 4 week board and train. Brody has always been reactive to strangers and somewhat aloof. He came back to us more relaxed and affectionate. Sheril was fantastic at getting him to focus and follow commands without being distracted. He is now a pleasure to walk and is happy when kids and neighbors come to the house. Overall a fantastic experience!

  • DCF was a godsend as I had to find a place for my dog rather quickly. The process was smooth and I knew that my dog was getting excellent care. Knowing that he was at DCF alleviated so much worry and I’ll be forever grateful for their excellent attention and care to my fur baby.
  • We live near Washington DC and wanted a good place for our three dogs to stay for several months while we are in the process of moving. We feel so lucky to have found Dancing Creek. Jackie in the transportation group picked our dogs up from our house. She was very sensitive to the fact that we were sad to be apart from them, and allowed us all the time we needed to say goodbye to our pups. She made sure that they were transported safely to the farm. We could tell immediately how well cared for our dogs would be. DCF has so much to offer - from the frequent pictures and videos, the unique cabins, large fenced field to run in and the great staff. Though we miss our dogs I feel comforted in knowing that they are safe and happy. We highly recommend Dancing Creek.

Our Blog

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Working at Dancing Creek Farm

  • Author : Tamara Burton
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  • Thank you for your interest in working at Dancing Creek Farm! We are a long term dog boarding facility providing discounted boarding services for military deployed families, students, charity workers and families in transition. The work we do here is very important and we have the highest standard of care Read More....

Aromatherapy for Dogs

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  •  In the winter months or during a lot of rain we give the dogs hot lavender towel treatments. We have a special cooler that also gets warm. Towels are placed in a sink of hot water and essential oil to soak. The towels are then stored to keep hot in Read More....

Enhanced Services

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  • Enhanced Services We provide the highest level of care in the industry. Every dog gets to play, gets teeth, nails and bath along with lots of attention. Our enhanced services are simple the “extra’s” and it helps us raise money to continue offering long term boarding at such a great Read More....
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Dogs Love & Devotion

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  • Bringing a dog into your home is a huge commitment.  The love and devotion a dog can give is unlike any other relationship. A dog is capable of unconditional love. Even dogs that are treated poorly will continue to offer loyalty. I often hear people say “I just don’t have Read More....