Dogworks: Where Pets Become Partners
357 Smyre Place Lane, Zirconia, NC 28790
                                        CAMP DOG WORKS
DOGWORKS
Serving the Carolinas since 1992
(828) 697-2604
General info about our classes.   Be sure to check out the drop down menu for complete information.
Laurie Buckley, B.A., CPDT-K.A. is an accomplished dog trainer from Florida, and has moved to Saluda. Laurie will be offering classes mid July at Camp Dog Works.





Laurie's classes offered at Camp Dog Works
The cost for the classes is $125. Checks made out to Laurie and mailed to her: Laurie Buckley, 188 Sienna Road, Saluda, NC 28773 828-233-5489


Classes will cover basic cues of sit, stay, down, come and “leave it,” and leash walking using positive methods. Class will also offer solutions for basic problem behaviors such as jumping and barking. Puppy classes will have a particular focus on socialization and play. Basic manners/obedience is the essential foundation by which all well-mannered pups are built. Knowledge of basic obedience cues creates a dog that is enjoyable to be with and keeps them safe and happy in their homes. Class size will be small and FUN!,

Call Laurie 828-233-5489 for more information and to register. 
Email: awellmanneredpup@gmail.com. 
Website: wellmanneredpup.com

A Well-Mannered Pup, LLC is dedicated to strengthening the understanding and bond between people and dogs through positive training. Our methods are based on the best that science and research have to tell us about how dogs (and people!) learn. Our training plans are individually tailored to address both the strengths and challenges in a dog and their human. We offer in-home training and problem-solving and small community-based classes for all breeds. We are also passionate about assisting homeless dogs find homes and preventing dogs from being surrendered to shelters.

Laurie Buckley holds a B.A. in Psychology from Rutgers University. She is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CDPT-KA) and has more than twenty years of experience working with dogs. The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) serves to establish and maintain recognized standards of competence for animal training and behavior professionals through criteria based on experience, standardized testing, skills and continuing education, and identifies those individuals to the public.. 

The 5-week long classes will begin on Thursday, July 11 and run to Thursday, August 8. A fall session will start the end of August. Email Maureen or Laurie for a copy of the new class application.  
Basic Dog Manners/Obedience will be held from 6-7 p.m.
Puppy Class from 7:15 to 8:15. 



Sadly I can only do private lessons until a speech problem fixed.  Talking for a long time in front of a group is not possible right now. I do feel like it is possible and I look forward to doing private lessons.  I will post when the neurological issue is under control and group classes can be offered again.  

Privates are $75 for an hour one on one lesson.  Private days and times can be arranged preferably by email, or calling 828 329 6084.


A June session will be offered on June 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, & 25.

Our Puppy classes are designed for pups ages 2-5 months old. Topics covered are housebreaking, controlled holds, mouthing, crate training, clicker conditioning, sit, down, and walk on a leash. Go directly to our Puppy page to find out more.


Our Obedience classes are designed for all dogs ages 5 months and up. This class focuses on everyday problems that many owners face with their pets. Specific behaviors such as sit, down, stay, come, are covered in a positive teaching environment. Teaching your dog how to walk nicely on a leash and the benefits of clicker behavior are also discussed. Go directly to our Obedience page to find out more.


Our Advanced Training Class is a great way to continue your training once you have completed an Obedience class at DogWorks.  This class is designed to build enthusiasm, focus, motivation in your dog, and sharpen your training skills (reward timing, criteria selection, proofing, etc.) Go directly to the Advanced Training Class page on our website to find out more.


April 2018
We have been highly successful offering "Gentle Leader" training for those dogs that need anti leash pulling help as well as other problems.  They are not a class requirement unless you have a reactionary dog that needs added control.

Link to "Gentle Leader" video

We also enjoy using clickers as an aid in dog training.  Their use is encouraged but not required.