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Camilla Gray-Nelson

Camilla has over 50 years experience with animals (she grew up on the farm!). She has trained, bred and shown dogs since 1989 and brings this broad background and knowledge of dog behavior to her clients and her business. Her life-long understanding of the animal mind helped her develop what has become her signature style of natural dog training and voice control, now simply referred to as the “Dairydell Method”. Camilla and her Dairydell Method have been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles, as well as on San Francisco TV’s Evening Magazine and View From the Bay. Camilla loves teaching – whether it’s dogs, their owners, or the horses you see her riding in Dairydell’s beautiful arena. When she’s not training, teaching or riding, Camilla is writing about her favorite subject: dogs and their people! Camilla holds professional memberships in both the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI) and the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP).
Dog Training

Dog Training Styles — Making Sense of Them

Dog trainers tend to fall into two camps: those that Train with positive reinforcement only and those that use a balance of reward and consequence to achieve Obedience. Read on about Treat-Based & Purely Positive Training versus Nature-Based Obedience….

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Dog Training

BORDER PATROL: Teaching Dog Boundaries

With a long line attached to your dog via his collar, you can teach your dog to respect virtually any boundary – whether it is the edge of the lawn, the threshold of your front door, or the doorway of the room

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Dog in training
Dog Products

7 Dog Products Professionals Swear By

As a kennel owner and professional dog trainer for over 24 years, I have dog products coming out my ears. The latest supplement, gizmo, training tool – you name it, I’ve tried it. From this plethoric pile of products, however, I find myself reaching for just a few on a regular basis. It’s like my closet, which is crammed with slacks, blouses, dresses, jackets and jewelry

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Dog Behavior

INNER BEAUTY: Lessons From An Ugly Dog

Sophie, you are my HERO.  Though the bloom is off your rose, your true beauty blossoms. Some would call you “old”, but I find you inspiringly unapologetic, confident and strong.

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Camilla Gray-Nelson, the Dog Talk Diva
In the Media

Camilla Gray-Nelson on This Week In America

Camilla Gray-Nelson, author of Lipstick and the Leash, discusses the four myths of dog training (and more):
1. Dogs are born with a desire to please their masters. 2. A dog will protect his family because he loves them. 3. A dog will not hurt someone he loves. 4. Puppies eventually grow out of bad behavior or you just love them through it.

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Monthly Maintenance Classes

For Board & Train Grads & Their Dogs

To better serve our Dream Dog™ Board & Train graduates, our monthly maintenance classes have had a Total Makeover! Now each month will have its own theme, and each class within that month will be geared for either on-leash OR off-leash grads and include Holiday preparedness exercises when appropriate. We will even be including special HOLIDAY training exercises for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and 4th of July!

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