Testimonials

Clover enjoying a swim at Camp!

“Camp is the highlight of Clover’s week! She literally shakes with excitement when Cristina arrives to pick her up. We love seeing their adventures in the pictures Cristina posts on Facebook. We can’t recommend Exploration Dog Camp enough!” – Kristie and David Grover, owners of Clover

 

Samson working on “place”

“It had been almost fifteen years since my husband and I had a puppy in the house so when we brought Sam home from the breeder, we were amazed at his high energy level!  While we tried to work through some training strategies on our own it soon became evident that we needed help with the training process.  Finding Cristina from the Exploration Dog Camp was a blessing.  She is personable with people and dogs and Sam quickly warmed up to her.  She gave us valuable strategies to channel his energy and before long with her guidance he has become an exemplary puppy that is adorable and sweet and lovable!  She worked with us at our home and gave us just enough homework to have success each week without feeling overwhelmed.  Plus, Cristina is available by phone, text or email if I have any questions or concerns.  I would highly recommend Cristina and her training program!!  Sam would recommend her as well!” – Jane Kaufman, owner of Samson

 

“Cristina completed an apprenticeship through Vermont Dog Pack specifically running and operating the Camp service we provide. Cristina learned and excelled in pack management and maintaining friendly and appropriate behavior within the pack and over saw their interactions with the public. She 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 Cristina of Exploration Dog Camp!” – Rhonda Bilodeau, owner of Vermont Dog Pack & My Dog Camp

 

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!

Lindzey’s dog Bodie is laying down.

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, owner of Bodie

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