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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!

  • We boarded our very large Anatolian shepherd mix for 3 months and got training for anxiety and aggression. It's often difficult to find boarding for dogs of his size (110lbs, very tall, very muscular), and research of the market makes me feel like a lot of trainers would attempt to remove his guarding instinct, or that I'd be priced out of anything I was looking for. Dancing Creek was such an amazing find, and worth driving 6hrs for the stay. They worked with us on pricing and were excited to get a big boy like Gus, and immediately had a training plan in mind to curve his instincts to make them easier to control without diminishing them. Even more, we were so happy to hey were super health conscious and had a plan in mind to help his joints that often get minor strains (normal for big active dogs). We got regular pictures and video training updates throughout his stay. His coat looked so much healthier and fluffier, and he looked so happy performing behaviors in videos. He even made some doggy friends, which he is picky about so we were stoked to see him loosening up. I loved that the staff gave him nick-names "Gus the Bus" which made me feel he was truly loved for his 3 month stay. When I came to pick him up all the staff stopped to tell me how much they loved Gus and that they were sad to see him go. Sheril got to know Gus so well and had his place so advanced that he would even wait for a tennis ball (his life's purpose), and especially strangers he was unsure of. He learned leashless walking, so his recall was super disciplined. But he was still the same goofball who doesn't know his size. His joints were so improved he was galloping after tennis balls like his life depended on it all over again. When had to drive him all the way to California, and his having been trained to relax in "place" eased his anxiety throughout the ride. I'm not sure we would have made it otherwise. It also helped him adjust and relax in hotels and eventually his new home. Learning "Heel" on walks made bringing him around strangers, even confined places like stairs, easy and no longer embarrassing for having a great big loud bark boy. Gus knew to focus on me and ignore anyone he might be afraid of. It's not even been a week since getting him back, and we'll be following up with Sheril for some skype training sessions to make sure we behave around Gus the way we need to for his training to really shine. To keep my gushing on planet Earth, if there was one thing to complain about, its that communication on incidental costs throughout his stay could have been better. I knew to assume things like him needing training tools like an e-collar could come up, but the possibility of purchasing one could have been discussed at price quoting. Tamara is always available by text, anytime, so a single communication mix-up over a 3-month stay is nothing to discount the amazing quality of love and care my dog got at such reasonable prices. 5-stars isn't enough, Dancing Creek is such an amazing gem. I wish Gus was still on the East coast so he could come back!

    Nick Walenga

  • Kristin Geraghty Sanders

    We cannot say enough positive comments about DCF! We needed to be out of the country for work but we’re besides ourselves about how we would care for our pups (sadly due to circumstances taking them wouldn’t have been an option for them due to the distance/their ages/personalities (can get stressed)). We found DCF! The staff is amazing! They provide love, attention, exercise and a personal healthy diet for your pup. We were able to take them out for a few weeks during the holidays on a trip back to the US. Our pups were so happy, healthy and well adjusted:-). When we do get back permanently I know they were love to have periodic stays to enjoy all the farm has to offer and visit with their mates🐶❤️. We love DCF😊
  • Just picked up my pup from 2 months on the farm!she came home happy, healthy, and 10lbs lighter!! I can’t recommend DCF enough! I know she had an amazing time there. Best place (for an incredible price) for long term boarding!

    Maggie Snyder

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