Recently we had our two dogs (Dachsund & Corgi) participate in Wolf Lair's Lodge & Learn program. Before we sent them off to 'camp' Owner-Trainers, Carlos and Elly, came to our house for several preliminary lessons which were really helpful and provided guidance.
Our Dachshund is actually pretty good, but we thought having him join his brother for the training might provide them with a bonding experience. We received photos of them and progress reports throughout their stay, and when they were dropped off at our house at the end of their training, they were happy to see us, and it was obvious they had been well cared for, and enjoyed their temporary caregivers.
Aside from family members in the past who have taken care of our pups while we're out of town, I've never felt as comfortable leaving them with anyone as I have with Carlos and Elly. They love dogs, and dogs love them - it's pretty apparent their business isn't just a business, it's a passion.
In a nutshell - I would highly recommend Wolf's Lair. I'm finally able to walk our Corgi without a complete melt-down scene every time a car goes by, a squirrel makes eye contact, or a bird chirps at him the wrong way...AND he doesn't pull on the leash (if you own a Corgi, you KNOW how stubborn and head strong they can be!)
Now, when I see other dog walker's coming down the path, I don't feel the need to suddenly dart behind a bush, or slink into a side street to avoid further embarrassing bad behavior - what a relief! It's actually a pleasure to walk him.
Our Corgi continues to become a much improved, and well mannered family member as we continue to implement the training Carols and Elly provided for us, and even our little Dachshund has improved upon his almost perfect self.