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What We Offer

Josie Michael says you'll never get what you want if you don't reach for it! Such a smart girl.
We offer:

Individual, intensive, 3 week in-board training
at "Boot Camp": $1200.

Boarding for Boot Camp alumni to refresh their training and enjoy lots of exercise: $20 per day. That will be raised to $25 per day starting Jan. 2, 2022.

Specialized training:
SAR: scent specific trailing;
land and water cadaver:
Prerequisite evaluation: $125.
(I will not waste my time or your money working with a dog or handler who shows little potential.)
Ongoing training price is $3000, which includes training through certification and in-service training after certification.

I accept cash or Venmo from first time clients.

Returning clients may pay by cash, Venmo, or check.

Veterinarians frequently refer clients' dogs that have aggressive behaviors or excessive shyness, as well as more common issues such as housebreaking, chewing, barking, and "general obnoxiousness".
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SAR dog Wolf Proctor on a trail. Wolf is a scent-specific offlead trailing dog.

Lila Corey and her sardog Tora are members of the R.E.D.S. team.

Tora shows Lila that he found Sean hiding in the old training boat.
"If there are no dogs in heaven, then I want to go where they went!"

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For answers to your dog questions, email

You may call 252-235-2545, but I'm outside all day and it's much harder to reach me by phone.
If you leave a message, I'll call you back.

"Camp Hook" training facility is in a beautiful country setting near Zebulon, NC.
It's 35 minutes east of Raleigh.


Handler Cat Warren and cadaver dog Solo Warren indicating with his "drop" alert that there is training material hidden inside the old vehicle.
Cat has written a fabulous book, "What the Dog Knows: the Science and Wonder of Working Dogs", published by Simon & Schuster.

Solo and Cat working on the water.
Cat and Solo are a very successful team, and are utilized by many law enforcement agencies.


SAR dog Roscoe running in to do a refind, which tells his handler he's found the lost person.
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"My goal in life is to become as wonderful as my dog thinks I am."
Toby Green