Welcome to Exploration Dog Camp

**Services offered in Chittenden and Windham County, VT and the Mad River Valley**

Services and Rates
Meet Cristina (and Mason)!

Testimonials

  • Adopting a puppy, let alone two(!) represents a significant learning curve when the last time you had a pet was 35 years ago. We relied on Cristina to help us navigate those initial months to learn how to be an effective dog parent. She was available to us morning, noon and night and we called at all of these times! We can’t thank her enough and highly recommend her services

    Gary Margolis, owner of Juno and Olive

  • We called on Cristina to help get us over the hump of “recall” with our 9 month Vizsla, Otto. Before Cristina, Otto was choosing when he wanted to come back and when he decided to take a different path.  We wanted to be able to take Otto off leash and feel confident that he would come back when we called.  We also wanted to solidify with us and Otto basic puppy training in the house, including knowing his place and when he needs to be in his place.  Our time with Cristina was awesome.  She was able to figure out where Otto was at, what he needed, what we needed, and what direction we needed to take in order to get him listening with every command.  She trained us and showed us how to work with Otto in a positive and respectful manner, and in turn, we have taken her techniques and have been training and working with Otto regularly.

    We would 100% recommend Cristina to anyone looking for training.  We are now waiting for Dog Camp to be offered in our area, as I would 100% trust Cristina with Otto out on the trails.

    Jeff and Tiffany, owners of Otto

  • It is hard to know where to begin when choosing among the multitude of positive things I can say about Cristina and Dog Camp!  First, Cristina is a delightful young woman who is intelligent, trustworthy, punctual, honest, organized and an absolute pleasure to work with.  I have entrusted her with Roxy since she first started her business,  and Roxy has thrived and blossomed under her care.  Not only does she get tremendous exercise with her canine friends, but Cristina has also enhanced her obedience in every way.  Roxy literally knows, and anticipates, when Cristina is coming to get her.  She meets her with such unbridled enthusiasm that you would think Cristina carried steak in her pockets…she jumps for joy.  I have been a dog owner for 40 years and Cristina has surpassed anyone I have ever employed to care for my dogs.  As a working professional, I never have to be concerned about Roxy during my working day.  Cristina is awesome.

    Wendy Everhart, owner of Roxy