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CDT Services
No two dogs or owners are alike. That's why Carolina Dog Training provides a customized training program to EVERY client we
work with. However, regardless of customization, the factors you'll find in any program we offer include:

  • Use of a calm and assertive approach;
  • Clear and effective instruction;
  • A focus on pack leadership; and
  • Commitment to the goal of achieving a well-behaved, happy dog you can proudly take anywhere--regardless of
    distractions.
Private In-Home Training and Behavior Solutions
For owners who have the time and desire to commit to taking an active role in the dog training process, Carolina Dog Training will
train you and your dog in the familiar environment of your homes. It allows us to see exactly how your dog behaves within his or her
everyday surroundings so that we can address them as they occur.
  • A focus on basic loose-lead walking with no pulling
  • Instruction regarding HEEL with an automatic sit
  • Instruction regarding SIT at your side
  • Correction of unwanted behaviors

Advanced In-Home Training Solutions include the features of the basic course, plus:
  • Instruction regarding DOWN at your side
  • Instruction regarding STAY, COME, PLACE, WAIT, LEAVE IT
  • Training with the Remote Collar Training Collar and a standard leather leash
  • Follow up lessons
7 or 14-Day On & Off Leash Board and Train Residency Program
The residency program is ideal for dogs with particularly challenging behavioral issues. Additionally, it's a favorite solution for owners
who either don't have the time to devote to the dog training process or who would rather have Carolina Dog Training do the "heavy
lifting" regarding establishing a training foundation that subsequently only has to be maintained.
Elaine working with a client's dog
and child during an in-home
training session.
A Pack Walk with CDT Students in
the Residency Program
Features of the 7 or 14-Day On & Off Leash Board and Train Residency Program Include:
  • A training environment that involves living with Elaine and her family in their home
    throughout the entire program
  • Training with the Remote Collar Training Collar (14-day) and a standard leather leash
  • A focus on both on and off leash commands--using both hand and voice signals
  • Instruction regarding HEEL with an automatic sit
  • Instruction regarding SIT at your side
  • Instruction regarding DOWN at your side
  • Instruction regarding STAY, COME, PLACE, WAIT, LEAVE IT
  • Instruction regarding door manners and table manners
  • Daily pack walks
  • Dogs are exposed to a variety of real-life situations with high levels of distraction
  • Activities including swimming, hiking and treadmilling
  • Follow up sessions with you and your family to insure a smooth, confident
    transition back into your care
CDT On Location
Regardless of where you're located in the U.S., Carolina Dog Training will come to
YOU! We travel throughout the country with our canine training partner to conduct 3-
and 4-day private training programs. It's a unique opportunity to transform your life as
you learn about
remote collar training and the benefits of pack leadership
directly from qualified experts.
CDT On Location in Connecticut
Puppy Development Consultations
The best time to introduce new stimuli and unfamiliar objects to puppies is during the
socialization period--which occurs from 7-16 weeks of age. Carolina Dog Training
conducts one-session private training lessons with puppies and their owners during this
precious window of time, focusing on topics including:
  • House training
  • Crate training
  • Play-biting
  • Jumping
  • Leash introduction
  • Socialization exercises
"I had the pleasure
of working with
Elaine for several
days. She is a very
conscientious
trainer.
One who is able
to focus on the details while
still remembering the big
picture. That is a key
element in helping todays
pet owner create a
companion that will be a
welcome member of the
family for years to come.
Her balanced approach and
common sense style make
her a valuable resource to
the canine community. "

Robin MacFarlane
Owner & Training Director
of That's My Dog!
Board & Refresh Graduate Training Camp
As an alternative to a traditional boarding environment, we offer a home-away-from-
home experience for CDT graduates. While with us, they live in our home and follow
the pack in our Board & Refresh Training Camp. So, if you're planning to travel without
your pup or just want him or her to enjoy a day or more with our well-balanced pack
while also brushing up on certain training issues, this is what you've been looking for!

Your
Trained by Elaine pup will enjoy:

  • Refresh and renewal training alongside our pack members
  • Daily pack walks
  • Invigorating treadmilling
  • Excursions around town
  • Plenty of playtime
  • LOTS of love and attention
Delta Society Pet Partner's Therapy Dog Workshops
Become a registered Therapy Animal Team!

Learn the skills needed to visit safely with your animal in hospitals, nursing homes,
classrooms, and other facilities. Successful completion of this course is required for
registration as a Therapy Animal Team.

Our instructor-led Pet Partner Handler Training Course is presented as either an 8- or
12-hour course. Students receive a copy of the Pet Partners Handler Student Guide
and practice visiting skills. Courses are scheduled throughout the year in designated
locations.

Prerequisites for becoming a registered Therapy Animal Team:

  • Step 1: Train the 'Human-End' of the Leash by attending our Pet Partners
    Handler Workshop.
  • Step 2: Have the Health of Your Therapy Animal Screened by a Veterinarian
  • Step 3: Have Your Human-Animal team's Skills & Aptitude Evaluated - Team
    evaluations are performed by our CDT Pet Partners-Licensed Team Evaluator
    with PP Skills Test and a PP Aptitude Test.
  • Step 4: Submit Your Registration Application
"Maggie and I are having the most rewarding
experience over at Wake Med Cary.  So many
people say that we made their day and many
people have their photos taken with her. Thank
you, Elaine"   Susan Hollbrook