Dog Training Camp 2017

This event has already happened! The event information below is still available, however, so you can see what the event was like. Interested in attending Dog Training Camp 2018? Stay tuned!

Dog Training Camp 2017
April 2nd-7th

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Under the direction of Theresa Richmond, enjoy a full week of continuous training in Novice, Open, Utility Obedience, Agility and Rally-Obedience. Using a building block approach, classes will enable the dog-handler team to learn and successfully progress in a positive and enjoyable environment.

Whether you are a dog owner or a dog trainer, camp may be just what you are looking for! Are you a dog trainer looking to be certified in Jack and Wendy Volhard’s Motivational Method? Add these tools to your toolbox to become an even better trainer. Experience the Volhard difference.

For all dogs, as young as 8 weeks old. Camp consists of 5 full days of fun,  14 “training with your dog” sessions,  and much more!

Camp participation fee:
$ 695 payment in full by March 15, 2017

A non-refundable registration fee of $100 secures your spot.

Our instructing team will offer you the tools you need to attain your goals, and the “attention to detail” that has become the signature of the Volhard Motivational Method.

Sample of lectures

Critical periods—how this impacts future students
Problem solving—advice to students and class content inclusion
Puppy testing—why and how
The assistant as an artist—what to demo and how
Communication skills—how it works
The art of teaching—instruction vs assisting
First aid for dogs

View our 2017 camp schedule here!

Get Certified in Volhard’s Motivational Method

Register for camp and follow Instructor Certification Track

Continue your stay, Saturday April 8th, at Graves’ Mountain to complete this certification (additional $100)



We suggest that you take advantage of the convenience and the hospitality of Graves’ Mountain Lodge. They do allow dogs in their motels for participants of our Dog Training Camp. Follow this link to see their choices of rooms. To make your reservation, call Graves’ Mountain Lodge (540-923-4231), ask for Sarah and mention “Dog Training Camp”.

Some rules…
The “first-call, first-choice” rule applies!
Dogs must be crated if left alone in room.
Limited to no cell phone service, WiFi available but not 100% reliable.
No washer and dryer on premisses.
Check-in: Sunday between 3-5 pm, with dinner at 6.00 pm
Check-out: Saturday rooms must be vacated by 11:00am.