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Jump Start Training Camp


7 Calendar Days

For PUPPIES and DOGS 4 months and older. This camp is 7 calendar days and is designed to kick start your dog’s training from the moment that you get them, whether an older puppy, or a rescue dog.

Covered under this camp are the following topics:

  • Sit 
  • Down
  • Wait 
  • Leave-It
  • Come when called
  • Break
  • Leash Manners
  • Greeting people/dogs
  • Mouthing
  • Allowing you to hold/handle your dog
  • Attention on Command
  • The Name Game & Responding to their name
  • Drop-It
  • Crate Training/Manners
  • House manners

What happens during training camp?

Your puppy/dog will receive (5) 1 hour formal training sessions over the course of the 7 days your puppy/dog stays with us. The formal training sessions are to introduce your puppy/dog to new commands or to meet any formal training needs your puppy/dog may have. The rest of the time your puppy/dog is with us, we will work on general training throughout the day. Including manners, walking, house manners and general behaviors listed above.

When we return your dog to you, you will have the first of your 2 home follow-up appointments. You should plan on this first appointment being 2 hours. We will go over the report with you, demonstrate, teach you, and answer all of your questions. The second appointment will be scheduled for 7-10 days later. We are on call 24 hours for all your questions via phone or email.

What do I need to provide for training camp? 

  • If your puppy/dog is due for flea/tick or heartworm preventative, you will be required to provide at your cost. 
  • A Copy of your vaccine records from your veterinarian. First 2 sets of puppy shots are required before training camp can begin. Distemper, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Hepetitis, and Kennel Cough (Bortadella) is REQUIRED for all ages, no exceptions! Rabies required for dogs over 5 months. 
  • Ample food for your puppy/dog. Please include written instructions as to what kind of food you feed your puppy/dog, how much, and how often you feed your puppy.
  • Enrollment fee is due the day training camp starts. Check, money order, cash, and credit cards* are accepted. *When paying by credit, a processing fee will be applied.
  • Do not worry about crate, blankets, or toys for your puppy. Those things will be provided.

When is this camp NOT appropriate?

  • If your dog has been showing signs of aggression. 
  • If your dog has bit someone or yourself (not mouthing or nipping but a bite to injure).
  • If your dog needs behavior modification for behaviors well past normal puppy behaviors.
  • If you are in doubt of what is driving your dog’s behaviors.

       If your dog fits into any of these categories, call Shari for a consultation: 508-414-7017.

How do I sign my puppy/dog up for training camp?

Call Shari at 508-414-7017, or email her at to discuss specifics and book your week with her. These camps are a first-come-first-serve basis. Shari only takes ONE training camp dog at a time. Consider the training camp when you are going on vacation but there is no limit as to when the camp will be scheduled. Contact Shari right away!