We understand what it’s like to have to leave your best friend when you need to be away from home. Our goal is to provide you with a place that your dog is happy to come to and you feel confident that s/he’ll be well-cared for. Our household of two humans and four dogs has always been a place where dogs feel so welcome that neighborhood dogs regularly stop by to visit and stay for a treat or ball toss.
Debbie is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) with additional certification in clicker training (CAP). She has volunteered with the Windham County Humane Society, assists with abuse and neglect rescue cases, and has fostered dogs for the shelter. For a number of years she had street dogs from Puerto Rico brought to Vermont for adoption through the shelter. She has trained her dogs in agility and basic obedience.
We do not think of dogs as furry people, but hold a much higher opinion of them. We use positive reinforcement to train and communicate with dogs. We use food treats and play liberally to establish a relationship based on trust and good feelings. We enjoy the energy and playfulness of younger dogs and the companionship of dogs content to snooze by the woodstove. Your dog will be treated like a member of our household. We want your dog to see our home as a ‘home away from home’. If you think that ‘someday’ you might need a place for your dog you are invited to stop by for a ‘meet & greet’ to see if it’s a good match for your pet (there is no charge for this). Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
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