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PUPPY sleepaway camp
Eating Puppy

Who is this package for? 

  • Camp will not be open until at least August 2022 because Laurie is on maternity leave

  • Puppies 10 weeks to 6 months old who are comfortable with confinement in a crate and/or kennel. You will start with an intro call to discuss options with Laurie prior to booking.


What do I get? 

  • Meet & greet for about 20 minutes to check out the facility in Hydes, MD, meet Laurie, and review goals

  • 14 consecutive days of sleepaway camp for your puppy to work on training goals and jumpstart your training with (2) hour-long training transfer sessions after camp ends

    • Drop off midday to early afternoon / Pick up prior to 6pm​

  • Personalized attention including individual training time, alone time, and play time daily - 3 pup maximum

  • No shock or other painful collars used, ever, unlike many board & train programs- use of training collars can increase fearful and aggressive behavior and it is very difficult to undo the harm cause by these collars

  • Daily access to a large, fenced yard 

  • Kennels are heated and cooled and monitored by Laurie via video when she isn't with your puppy

  • The program is designed to include:

    • socialization outings to experience different surfaces, sights, sounds, and people at places like Lowe’s, coffee shops, parks, craft stores, and grocery store parking lots

    • playdates with other puppies and appropriate adult dogs

    • confidence building through safe exploring of different surfaces (wobble board, balancing on a short ledge, paws up, etc)

    • behaviors like name response, coming when called, leave it, drop it, impulse control work with toys, leash skills, sit for greetings, practiced in new places

    • option to add a third week for an additional fee with a focus on leash-walking and greetings


How do I pay? 
You will get an invoice to place a 50% nonrefundable deposit to hold your dates and this is due within 48 hours of holding the dates. The remaining balance is due prior to your pup's visit.


If you need to cancel for some reason 8+ days prior to your visit, the amount is held for use on rescheduled dates within 1 year but is not refundable. If you cancel within 7 days of your visit, we will attempt to refill your pup's spot.

  • If we can refill the spot, you may use your deposit on rescheduled dates.

  • If we can't refill the spot, you will lose your deposit and may not use it on rescheduled dates. Please contact us early if you need to cancel. 

Appropriate for:

  • Socialization

  • Beginning manners work

  • Continuation of training while you are traveling or indisposed

Not useful for:

  • Older puppies and dogs

  • Housetraining

  • Stranger danger

  • Most aggressive and anxious behavior



per session

Weeks are scheduled and paid in advance via invoice and must be used within 6 months following purchase. If puppy will age out of the program, we will need to discuss options to use your credit. Cancellation policy may require longer advance notice at busy times of year; check your invoice for details.

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