Green Mountain Dog Camp employs only positive reinforcement training techniques which are scientifically proven to change behavior while building trust, strengthening relationship and improving confidence.
Small classes are offered year-round in our indoor/outdoor training facility. All winter classes incorporate fitness activities for muscle strengthening and injury prevention.
A variety of classes to meet your needs:
All classes are instructed by an AKC Certified Evaluator:
Welcoming your dog to our facility for exercise, mental stimulation and safe socialization with other dogs. Our doggie daycare is available Tuesday through Thursday, year-round, and in all kinds of weather.
We are excited to now offer 24-hour dog boarding services for established clients only. Please call for availability and scheduling. Dogs MUST be well socialized and able to participate in doggie daycare.
As a Certified Training Partner (CTP) and graduate of the Professional Dog Trainer course from Karen Pryor Academy (KPA), I practice only force-free positive reinforcement training methods which are scientifically proven to improve confidence, build relationship, and to learn behaviors faster and with less stress than other correction-based methods. Prior to moving to Roxbury in 2019, I was a teaching assistant for several professional dog trainers at the Port Chester Obedience Training Club in White Plains NY for several years. My current dogs have training and some have titles and certifications in the following: rally, therapy dog, tricks, obedience, and nose work.
In addition to being a nationally certified dog trainer, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has deemed me as a official Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator. As an AKC CGC Evaluator, Green Mountain Dog Camp may now administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program, Canine Good Citizen (CGC), AKC Community Canine (the advanced level of CGC), Urban CGC, and Trick Dog tests. When you take a class and pass a test at GMDC, in addition to having a certified well-trained and well-behaved dog, you may be eligible for a discount on your homeowners insurance policy. Of course, being the owner of 2+ pit bulls, I had to shop around a bit to find a company that does not discriminate against certain breeds, but I definitely got a discount for my dogs being certified.
One of my goals of opening Green Mountain Dog Camp is to create a community of dog lovers and learners. I am a teacher by trade and I like to create highly effective learning environments where I act more as a facilitator of learning rather than an authority figure. We together have a wealth of information and experience that can be drawn upon and shared in hopes of benefiting us all. I strive to help people develop deep trusting relationships with their pets through well-designed meaningful training sessions.
The GMDC property includes an indoor training center and a fenced in dog park and outdoor training area with an agility course.
For more information about dog training or dog daycare, please call (802) 485-4585 or email email@example.com.
Growing up in Northfield Vermont, I have always been surrounded by a house full of animals. In 2020, I adopted my own dog Charlie, a mostly Australian Cattle Dog mutt. I knew I needed to train him and my first thought was bringing him to Green Mountain Dog Camp. After taking a few classes and passing the Canine Good Citizen test with Charlie, I fell in love with training dogs and seeing all of the amazing things dogs can do! I have the incredibly honor of assisting Janine in weekend dog training classes. I can’t wait to keep learning different ways to help you train your dogs! It’s incredible to see the bond dogs and their owners create through training, so thank you for trusting me and Janine with that!
My name is Kiera and of course, I have always loved doggies! I worked with many dogs over the years and have learned how to listen and communicate in order to make the happiest pups possible. I currently opened an art studio called 888 Art Studios with our first collection is dog tags handmade with jewelry and metal techniques! I am so excited to join Green Mountain Dog Camp and meet more furry friends!
I have always felt a huge connection to animals, in fact they’re easier to get along with than most humans! When I was 10 years old I convinced my parents to get a dog, and I have been obsessed ever since. I just graduated from Skidmore College, and figured it was time to get my very own dog. I got my Dalmatian, Squid, in August and have enjoyed every second with him so far. Squid has one older sister, who is a very big dog aka horse, named Flower. I work alongside Kiera at 888 Art Studios, creating personalized dog tags with traditional silversmithing techniques. I look forward to expanding my knowledge on dogs, and continuing to further Squid’s training with Janine.
Hi, My name is Fletcher and I live in Northfield with my Wife Heather and our yellow Labrador Retriever Bruce. I’ve always had a love for animals and have grown up helping to raise my family's labs. I’m an avid skier and enjoy taking Bruce kayaking with my wife and me. I’m excited to be part of such an amazing team here at Green Mountain Dog Camp!
2545 Winch Hill Road, Roxbury, Vermont 05669, United States
10:30 am – 02:30 pm
Tuesday through Friday: 10:30am-2:30pm
(group classes and individual lessons may run later)
Saturday: 10am - 5pm (group classes only)
Closed Sundays & Mondays