Tamara Burton, Founder of DCF has 13 years experience in Canine Holistic Health. In addition to behavior training we also help your dog to feel good and look great.
Here at Dancing Creek Farm we work as a team to lay down a foundation for your dogs to succeed in all aspect of life with consistency, repetition and lots of praise, we have made a substantial difference working with numerous dogs on several behavioral issue, We have the highest standard of care for your beloved pets. We offer Dog training 8weeks and 3 weeks board and train packages, weekly massage, private cabins, holistic health care and a huge fenced in play yard.
We support the emotional and physical wellbeing of your dogs with consistent training, love and a wonderful holistic diet. Training is offered in 3 week sessions, 8 week and ongoing board and training during a long term stay at the farm.
What you can expect form our B/T programs
- You are assigned a primary dog trainer to watch over your dog’s physical and emotional wellbeing during your dog’s stay here.
- All dogs will work with different trainers while here to continue to understand the concept and generalization that they must listen to anybody, not just the trainer
- Once your dog leave DCF we don’t just stop helping you as every dog will go thru many changes in their life. Follow visits are private lessons with a personal trainer.
- Training will happen at least 3 times a week but maintained throughout the week by staff.
- Socialization and manners: dogs will be leashed at all times and get to work on having manners thru out the day and getting used to new people, and their environment.
Example of an 8 Week Board and Train Program
- Getting your dog’s attention/ focus –correct any behavioral issues- leash pulling, jumping etc.
- Begin placing. Emphasizing dog attention alone and with distractions
- Begin the heel command- introducing sit
- Perfecting the placing and heeling and begin a automatic sit whenever owner stops- introducing down
- Continue the place, sit, and down. Leash should be loose or dropped with no hands
- Continue the down and stay and introducing the word COME. The number 1 key command COME when called even with distractions
- Long distance stay 2 to 5 minutes and begin off leash training
- Off leash place, heel, sit, down, stay, and come- graduation!!!!
All dogs are different in their training and after a complete evaluation our head trainer will sit and discuss all option at hand.
In addition to board and train we can also send a trainer to your location. If you are out of town they will stay at a hotel close to your home. Over a weekend the trainer will visit your home twice a day working with you and your dog. Please email for quote firstname.lastname@example.org
Different tools used for training
Flat nylon collars with chain in middle is an effective tool in training as is the E-collar.E-Collars reinforce commands and corrects your dog unwanted behaviors, e-collars use a form of stimulus they provide subtle stimulation that many people equate to a “STIM” pad by a physical therapist. It does not cause harm it is more unpleasant to the dog. As a rule we use very low stimulation levels barely perceivable humans. All training sessions with a e-collar are taught with it on and off and it is used a minimal of 15 minutes from week 1 to week 3 then as training progresses up to an hour.All dogs acquire habits through repetition, not duration.E-collars do not burn your dog some dogs may have an allergy to the metal in which we will exchange metal to brass probes.