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No Time To Train The Dog?  We”ll Do All The Work, You Enjoy The Results

Do you want a well-trained dog, but work long hours or have too many family commitments? Between work, family, home, and hobbies, few people have the time to train their dogs. And yet all dogs need training to learn how we humans would like them to behave.

Say Goodbye to Doggy Boot Camps

Most Dog Trainers with Board and Train programs call them “boot camps.” But your dog is not a marine and we don’t treat them like they are. They are you’re beloved pet and we prefer to think of it as Charm School.

Why Choose Charm School?

Family Dog Training’s Charm School is an excellent choice for people who don’t have the time, interest or ability to train their pet. Better than doggy boot camps, it’s the “cadillac” of dog training programs because it’s done by a professional trainer, correctly from the start.

Charm School addresses any number of canine training issues including, basic obedience, advanced off leash obedience, leash pulling, jumping on strangers, charging the door, not coming when called, fear based issues,, dog reactivity, not listening, destructive behavior, counter surfing, digging in the yard, obsessive and neurotic behaviors and much much more.

A Tailored Program for You and Your Furry Friend

Dog Training begins with a free temperament test and evaluation in your home. Together, we will assess your needs and your dog’s needs and we’ll work closely with you to clearly outline realistic expectations for your pet during their stay.

The duration of the program varies according to needs of the pet and family.

Every owner and every dog is different and training is adapted to suit your needs and your dog’s needs. Problem behaviors are addressed alongside the obedience training.

A Smooth Transition Back Home

Once your pet is ready to come home this is where we really shine, we spend as long as is needed on the day of return with you and your pet to ensure the smoothness or the transition and make sure you feel 100% comfortable with the training and how to continue your beloved fur baby’s progress. We then return in two weeks for another session just to make sure everything is rocking along as smoothly as possible. And, of course, Charm School is covered by our training guarantee.

Charm School Graduates are able to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test for free.

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This program is effective because I’m able to teach the dog how to live in a home and act appropriately. Living in my house is meant to be as close to living in your home as possible. It doesn’t make sense to send a family pet to a boarding kennel for training. He needs to learn how to behave in normal, every day situations and that’s exactly how I will train him.

Separation anxiety is real, and making the decision to send your dog away for training can be as difficult for you as it is for your dog.  Unlike other board and train programs or boot camps, I don’t have rows and rows of kennels–your dog is trained in the environment it must perform…a loving home. I bring dogs right into my home to make certain they learn important lessons in natural settings. Your dog will be under the supervision of a trainer so good behaviors can be reinforced and unwanted behaviors can be corrected.


In addition to training, your dog will enjoy interactive play times and/or walks. There are play groups for the social dog in my spacious, shady. fully fenced yard. Your dog will have me for company for several hours each day, and of course, through the night.


Every Charm School dog begins by learning basic obedience commands. Then we take it “on the road.” We take dogs in the car, through drive-through windows, into shops and cafes that accept dogs, to dog training clubs, and to the park in order to provide critical social training where they learn how to interact around the distractions of other people and dogs.