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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

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.

What makes Dancing Creek Farm truly unique is that we are a pack style boarding facility. There are distractions and lots of enrichment. Dogs are never placed in crates for most of the stay. They receive a lot more than just dog training. They enjoy nice climate controlled cabins, their own play area, lots of play and exercise. We believe dogs SHOULD be fully enriched on every level as well as good balanced dog training.

We do not have concrete runs. We do not keep dogs in crates other than to feed them or train them to be comfortable in a crate when needed. This truly is a DIFFERENT style of boarding and training.

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

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-Home Training)
  • Canine Good Citizens Certificates
  • Service Dog Training
  • Training Dogs with Kids!

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.

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

Long Term Board and Train

We offer a big discount for dogs signed up for Long Term Boarding (3 months and longer)

To get these rates they must be in training during the length of their stayor at least for three months. $450.00 for the first dog monthly and $350.00 for additional dogs, same family, same cabin.

Reactive or Special Training during long term please email me for a quote.

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. $950.00 (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.

2- Week Board and Train Private Cabin

If your dog can’t share a cabin with other dogs or is working on any reactive behavioral issues. This program could involve E Collar. The cost of the E Collar (we only use the best!) 200.00 – An additional quick release training collar is required at 35.00. Both of these tools go home with the owner and all training packages include a free one hour consult at pick up to show you how to properly use the commands and tools.  Cost of training, private cabin and food 1650.00 the first dog and 450.00 the same dog in the same 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. $1750.00 (This includes boarding, training and a holistic diet. Owner provides E Collar. This training includes off leash. $950.00 each additional dog, same family, shared cabin.

4 – Week Board and Train Private Cabin- Unsocial Reactive

If your dog can’t share a cabin with other dogs or is working on any reactive behavioral issues. This includes biting, leash aggression, human or dog aggression.  This program could involve E Collar. The cost of the E Collar (we only use the best!) 200.00 – An additional quick release training collar is required at 35.00. Both of these tools go home with the owner and all training packages include a free one hour consult at pick up to show you how to properly use the commands and tools.  Cost of training, private cabin and food 3250.00 the first dog and 550.00 the same dog in the same cabin. In some cases a long term boarding package with dog training might be a more affordable option for you. Contact us to discuss what options are available for your dog.

Special Note: If your dog is human aggressive and has a bite history we might send your dog off location for at least 2 weeks training at our dog trainers house. There is an additional charge of $500.00 per 4 week period.

In some cases if your dog is REALLY human aggressive we might refer you to a local trainer that will work with your dog in their own home.

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.

We highly recommend you use this follow up training after board and train packages. It gives the trainer a chance to work with you in your home and environment with your dog.

 

Highly Recommended!

  • My wife and I were going on a vacation and decided to take the opportunity to have our Goldendoodle, Lumie, trained while she was being boarded. My wife found Dancing Creek Farm, which is 4 HOURS AWAY FROM US, but trust me when I say the 8-hour round trip drive (twice) was worth it. Tamara and Dakota put Lumie on a diet that settled her sensitive stomach better than we’ve been able to in the 7 months she’s been with us. Her kennel and the grounds were clean and very impressive. Sheril was able to do wonders with training Lumie and sent multiple videos to keep us updated on her progression. The staff at DCF is extremely professional and go above and beyond to take care of the dogs they’ve been trusted with. I’ve already recommended them to several friends. You can search #lumiedcf (your pet gets a hashtag!) on Facebook or Instagram to see how much fun Lumie and her kennel mate Marshal were having. Thanks again DCF for taking great care of Lumie while we were away and returning a well-trained puppy to us.

    Andre Jayred

  • Jamie Slug King

    Dancing Creek Farm are amazing! I had a 10 day trip planned and my pet sitter canceled less than a week before the trip, and I have 4 little dogs who most people call misbehave crew. Well Tamara told me that they would be happy to board them for the 10 days. Their reputation doesn’t even do justice in my book. These are my kids, and anyone in my life will tell you, if something happens to one of those dogs under your watch, you best leave town. I could not have ask for a better team to take such good care of my 4. Everytime I text, Dakota was quick to text me right back letting me know they were doing great. When I picked those babies up this morning, I figured they would be climbing the fence to get to me, well I was surprised at how happy they was and my oldest was even asleep paying me no mind. I would recommend them to any and everybody that needs any of the services that they offer. Thank you for helping me out last minute and the wonderful care that you gave to each of my babies.
  • they are amazing people!!

    Samantha Meckes

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