Thank you for your interest in Charlie’s K-9 Camp. Below is a brief summary of the activities your pet will enjoy at camp.
BASIC OBEDIENCE TRAINING:
During the two weeks of camp Charlie will teach the camper the basic commands of heel, sit, down, stay, come and most importantly of all "no". S/he will be introduced to other dogs, joggers, bicyclist, horseback riders, etc. Charlie does not train using treats, shock collars, etc. He trains strictly with repetition, praise and correction.
The training of the basic obedience commands is guaranteed. If Charlie can't train your dog the basic on leash commands of heel, sit, down, stay and come there is no charge. He will demonstrate that the dog has mastered the commands and show you how to work with your pet. We do work with any behavioral issues your pet may have. We will do our best to modify any unacceptable behavior. We have a good success rate but cannot guarantee to modify any unwanted behavior. Once your pet is home you will need to work with him/her to reinforce what s/he has been taught. We recommend dogs be at least 8 to 9 months old to attend camp. We have trained 5 or 6 month old pups successfully but prefer for them to be a little older if possible. Our fee for basic obedience training is $650. If you check around I think you will find our fees are very reasonable. Many (I should say most) trainers charge $1,000 to $1800+ for two weeks training at their home/facility. This fee does not include pet food; we ask that you provide the food for your pet's stay while here for training.
Once a dog learns the basic obedience commands on leash it is a natural progression into more advanced training. As noted above the basic commands of heel, sit, down, stay and come on leash are guaranteed. Many dogs, once they have been taught the basic obedience commands will move right to off leash obedience with a little effort by the owner and no additional training is needed. Others require more structured training to work off leash. We do offer advanced obedience training of the commands off leash. We have to have sufficient time with your dog to reinforce the commands and let them know the same behavior on leash is expected when they are off leash. Your pet would need to spend a minimum of one week up to two weeks in addition to the two week of on leash training. The cost of advanced training is an additional $400 per dog.
While at camp, whether for basic obedience training or for advanced training, we take pictures of the dogs two or three times during their stay. We send the pictures using Snapfish so that you can see the progress made, and be assured of their well being while in our care. There is no charge to view the pictures using Snapfish; you do have to set up an account but there is no obligation to purchase any of the prints, etc. Most everyone who has used our services have been very pleased with the pictures taken and enjoy watching as their pet progresses from one level of training to the next.
We board dogs while people are away for business or pleasure. Our fee is $16.50 per night. This fee is for all sizes/breeds. This is a straight per night fee with no additional charges. If your dog enjoys playing with other dogs, with your permission they can play in outdoor kennels during the day at no extra charge. We limit the number of dogs to no more than four and make sure they are compatible in size, temperament, etc. This fee does not include pet food; we ask that you provide the food for your pet's stay if being boarded.
We offer play dates at a rate of $12 per day or $6 for a half day. Full day 6 to 12 hours/half day is 6 hours or less. The day/half day begins when your dog is dropped off and ends at 6 p.m. each day.
Whether your dog is here for training, boarding, play date or grooming we must have a copy of your dog’s vaccination records showing that all vaccinations are up to date. We require the Rabies, Parvo/Distemper and Bordetello (Kennel Cough) vaccinations. We are licensed by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Animal Welfare Department; they routinely check our records to ensure they are up-to-date. It is your responsibility to make sure we have current vaccination records. Dogs will not be allowed to camp with us without proper documentation that all vaccinations are up to date.
We offer full service grooming by appointment. You can speak with our groomer, Brittany Ziglar by calling 336.701.7099.
Now that our new facility is open, most of our indoor runs have guillotine doors which allow your pet to go outside into a covered eight foot long private run. For dogs kenneled in interior runs we have covered 10x10x6 or 10x8x6 runs where they can enjoy being outdoors and play time with other dogs. Our goal is to provide a safe, dog friendly place for our campers to play together. Our pets Sniper and Bader enjoy spending time in their outdoor runs and we want to offer your pet the same opportunity.
We can provide references if you like or feel free to check the testimonials on our website. We are a small family owned business. Charlie has trained dogs for over forty years but we just started the actual business in 2008. Now that Charlie and I have retired (If you can call it that) someone will be here for your pet basically 24/7 unlike many kennels who only go in to feed/walk the boarders over the weekends and holidays and are otherwise off premises. During the week there are times when Charlie has appointments to meet someone to evaluate or work with a dog other than at our site. On weekends, like you, we enjoy spending time with our family. There will be occasions we are away from home for short periods of time. While we are away we make sure your pet is kenneled with plenty of water for the short time we may be away. I think I have covered the basics. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you need additional information.
SUNDAY: 4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.
MON – SAT: 6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.