Boot Camp


This training takes place at the trainer’s residence – no kennels for your baby! You bring your wish list of behaviors you wish to eliminate or behaviors you want the dog to have. The dog normally stays 7 days. At the conclusion of boot camp, the trainer meets with you and does an exit interview, which normally lasts one hour. You are given a customized, written training plan you can take home, along with detailed handouts.  During boot camps, the dog literally lives with us and is trained on an almost continual basis. We emulate your home situation as much as possible when assessing which trainer’s home is right for you.

Cost for boot camps start at $1000.  Extra charges will be assessed and quoted for fears, phobias and aggression.  Dogs with severe separation anxiety require a $500 refundable damage deposit.  We discount additional dogs from the same family 10%.

As part of the fee, you may call or email and ask as many questions as you wish.

Our boot camps are successful because they are in our home. There is food on our counters, the doorbell ringing, food on the table, etc. The knowledge does transfer from our home to yours. This is not to say that you will not have to do any training once the dog is home. You must do the things we have asked you to do, be consistent, and continue what we have begun. The reason our boot camp lasts 7 days is that we find that is the toughest portion of training.

Give us a call today to discuss boot camp for your dog! Vacations or holidays are great times to schedule boot camp. Why board your dog when you can do a boot camp? And, make sure to discuss our Board and Train option. Available only to clients of ours!


What do clients say?

“My wife and I have two dogs; a dalmatian and a boxer-pit mix. Before working with Jemi and her trainers, they fought pretty frequently, and each fight seemed worse than the last. After a few thousand dollars in vet bills and trying several remedies ourselves, we called Jemi for help. Our guys spent a week in Jemi’s boot camp, and the change was unbelievable! By the time we took them home, Jemi and her trainers had adjusted our dogs’ attitudes and educated us on the techniques to continue their training. It’s been almost three years since our dogs completed Jemi’s boot camp, and we have had almost no incidents. No more vet bills, bandages, stitches, etc. We couldn’t be happier!” from Nicholas White

“WOW! We rescued a 3yo Catahoula mix 9 mos ago who had slowly taken over our home. After various avenues of training, I called Jemi Hodge and Assoc and WOW, they were the right gals for us! Our girl Shadow is a different dog after a boot camp with Terri. Much less reactive, much calmer, and the issues that were about to put me over the edge have greatly decreased, if not altogether resolved. I cannot recommend this group enough! They listen, they care, and they are very responsive to you and your dog’s needs. If you are having problems/issues with your dog, call them NOW!” from Kristen Scoby