Welcome to Exploration Dog Camp

**Services offered in Chittenden County and the Mad River Valley**

Services and Rates
Meet Cristina (and Mason)!



  • I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Cristina and the Exploration Dog Camp.

    When I fractured my foot and was told I had to stay off it for 8 weeks, I had no idea what to do with my dog who is use to an hour plus walk/hike every day. Thankfully, I was referred to Cristina’s Dog Camp, and that she had the room to take on Bodie while I healed.

    It is incredible how dedicated she is to her business. She always shows up on time to pick him up, despite the freezing cold, snow, sleet or pouring rain, and ready to go (of course he is always ready to go as well and doesn’t care about the weather). There aren’t many people Bodie is more excited to see than her when she picks him up!

    What I also appreciate about her service is how much Cristina goes above and beyond, as well as giving me pointers on training. I always look forward to seeing the videos and photos from his day with the pack.  It makes me feel very pleased with my decision to enlist her services. I am so happy to have found Cristina and even though my foot is better, I will definitely be calling on her again in the future.  If Bodie could talk, I am sure he would be begging me to go back to camp!”

    Lindzey Chaffin

  • “Nina completed an apprenticeship through Vermont Dog Pack specifically running and operating the Camp service we provide. Nina learned and excelled in pack management and maintaining friendly and appropriate behavior within the pack and over saw their interactions with the public. Nina understands the importance in controlling energy to give each dog the best Camp experience. On top of being a great dog handler and following instructions well she has a friendly personality that we all loved. We miss her and are excited for her to start her own Camp to help more of Vermonter’s and their dogs. We highly recommend Nina of Exploration Dog Camp!”

    Rhonda Bilodeau, owner of Vermont Dog Pack & My Dog Camp