Simply put Camp is a place where dogs can be dogs. All dogs are off leash at all times and get to enjoy all the benefits of socializing in a pack setting. On top of socialization they get time to sniff, explore, run, jump, play, swim and learn.
Because camp has no more than 10 dogs in each pack the dogs get to form stronger bonds with their pack mates who they get to see every week. Camp is different than a traditional doggie daycare in that
each dog is learning how to handle themselves in the real world with other dogs. Exploration Dog Camp also teaches each dog basic obedience such as sit stays, recall, calm play with people and dogs, leaving the house and entering the car calmly, and pack walking. All of this helps build their self control and can be transferred back to the owner.
At camp every dog is selected and integrated into each pack with care. Only good dogs get to enjoy the benefits of camp. Exploration Dog Camp screens each dog before they are allowed to come to their first day. Dogs who have solid recall (come when called), are friendly to all people, are good in the car, are friendly towards other dogs and most importantly love to have fun are the only dogs that are allowed to come to camp. Your dog will only be interacting with other friendly dogs so they won’t come home with any bad manners.
Pick-ups start at 8-9:30 we then transport all the dogs in the camp car to an off leash friendly location where we walk for 3 hours. We then drop all the dogs back off at the home where they can sleep the day away.
“Our dogs Tryfan and Wyatt have been in Cristina’s pack for the past 3 years and we have had nothing but positive experiences. She never misses a camp day and gives plenty of notice if she has to cancel for any reason. She is very responsible, trustworthy, friendly, and is great with dogs and people. Our dogs go to camp 2 days a week and she has even watched them for us while we were on vacation. Wyatt has been with Cristina since he was a puppy and she was a huge part of his off leash and recall training which has helped make walks and hikes essentially stress free. We can say without any doubt that there is no single person we would trust more than Cristina to take our dogs on adventures or watch them if we are away.
I have been lucky enough to be home a few times when Cristina has picked up the pups and they go absolutely nuts with excitement the second they hear her car pull up. It is clear that they love spending time with her and their dog pack friends. One of the best parts about dog camp are the great pictures Cristina takes and posts to her social media. It’s great to see a picture of your little fur baby having a case of the zoomies with one of their friends in hot pursuit! My wife and I truly love camp day evenings since our dogs are exhausted from all the fun they had at camp and we get to enjoy some quiet time after a long work day.
But don’t just take my word for it, here’s what Tryfan and Wyatt have to say:
“I have so much fun with Cristina! I get to go on a car ride with all my bestest friends and then I get to go run and swim and sometimes I find a nice rock to carry around!! I like to show Cristina my favorite toy when she picks me and my little brother up and she always smiles and gives me pets!!” –Tryfan
“Cristina gives me lots of love and attention and sometimes if I act really cute I get treats!! I love playing with all my friends at camp and one time I almost caught a chipmunk but it got away!!! Camp days are the best days!” –Wyatt
In conclusion, Cristina helps keep our dogs happy, healthy and exercised and we have no clue what we would do without Exploration Dog Camp!! HIGHLY RECCOMENDED!!!!!” Jeff and Emma, Owners of Tryfan, and Wyatt