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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.
Boot campers come in for many different reasons. Some come to learn basic manners and obedience, some have more complicated issues.

Boarding for Boot Camp alumni to refresh their training and enjoy lots of exercise: $25 per day. Boarding is charged from the drop off day and includes the pick up day.

Vacation boarding for non-alumni with manners lessons: $25 per day

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 $3500, 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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"My goal in life is to be as wonderful as my dog thinks I am."
Toby Green

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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.
Email is more reliable.

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


Handler Levi Manning and sardog Tate.
Recently certified, this team has already had finds.


Tate on a trail.
Tate is a very enthusiastic trailing dog, but the joy explodes when he finds his subject.


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 back to do a refind, which tells his handler he's found the lost person.
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The old thought was that a dog had to be a German Shepherd or some working breed to make a good sardog. I don't find that to be true at all. Most herding and hunting breeds do well, and some breeds you might not think of have been very successful.