AMENITIES

- 5 x 10 foot  enclosed kennel that is  located in climate controlled  area.  There is plenty of room for crate/bed, chews, and toys. Large screen TV (for  training and playing calming music), treat dispenser camera  (dogs are  monitored via treat camera and baby monitor).

- 24 x 48 x 8 foot high fenced outdoor

off leash play/exercise area  in addition to six acres of open space for daily on leash walks/training.

- Evening grooming - brushing and calming lavender wipes.

- Daily medication administered (if applicable).

- Fire evacuation plan in place.  Red Mountain  is located in the lower  Sierra Foothills in Calaveras County and there is a risk for wildfires.  The property  has a large defensive space cleared and has back up generators in case of loss of power.  In the event of a wildfire owners will be notified and the dogs will be evacuated immediately to a safe area and picked up by owner or emergency contact person.

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OWNER AND TRAINER

Judith Porter is a KPA-CTP (Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner).  Her KPA-CTP number is 77155 and while dog training is not regulated in many places, the CTP number provides a “similar kind of assurance to the public as a tradesperson’s listing of publicly verifiable license number” (KPA website-Advantages of a CTP certification number).   Judith also holds a certificate in Applied Animal Behavior from the University of Washington, a certificate in Animal Shelter Management from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, a B.S. in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University, and a M.S. in Instruction Science Technology from California State University at Monterey Bay.  In addition to Judith’s degrees and certificates she has years of hands-on experience training and handling a variety of animals in addition to dogs.  As a KPA-CTP Judith is required to take a minimum of 36 CEU (Continuing Education Units) every three years.  Judith lives in Rail Road Flat with her husband, dogs, cats, chickens, geese, guinea hens, and ducks.

The dog training industry is currently unregulated.  People with no education or experience can call themselves trainers or behaviorists.  There are certifications available in the field of dog training and canine behavior, but none are required to provide these services.  Unsuspecting people hire these types of trainers which can and do result in dogs being harmed or far worse.  

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