“Having high powered working Labs in our family as a child, I know how rambunctious, and at times stubborn headed they can be. So when I got George, I knew we needed a place where both of us could be trained. I was told about Vacay 9 and went to their open house. Immediately after seeing the facility and talking with existing clients, I knew this was the right fit for us.
While working full time, finding the proper amount of time to train a dog can be quite tricky. I was quite reluctant to leave George for his initial training, because I would miss him. Vacay 9 made me feel comfortable by saying I could come and see him when I wanted. This initial stage of training gave George the proper time to learn the commands, and when I picked him up I was amazed at all he could do at just 12 weeks old. We went home with all the commands and how to work with George. Other places would wish you luck and that would be it. At Vacay 9 Dog Training Academy, that is only the beginning. We then started individual 1 on 1 classes. The team at Vacay 9 always takes the time to ask what problems or concerns you might have and gives suggestions on how to fix them.
Just when you think you and your dog have it all down, we were invited to Group Night. I was a little embarrassed the first time, because at home George was doing great. When he first joined the other dogs at Vacay 9, he was very distracted and not listening to me. Now as the weeks have gone by, he is getting much better at following the commands even when there is a lot to distract the puppy mind. Group has been a wonderful experience while training George. I really enjoy meeting the other members of Vacay 9. The whole culture is amazing, and I have met some wonderful people who share their trials and tribulations of dog training. One of the most astounding exercises we did one night, was we all only used our hand signals, no verbal commands. All the dogs responded so well; it was just wonderful to be a part of this amazing moment.
If you’re thinking about getting a puppy, or even an older dog, you must come and experience the amazing culture at Vacay 9!”
University of North Carolina