Camryn Holtzen has been training since 2010 and has worked with several well-known trainers in Lincoln and the surrounding areas.  She also has worked with dogs in other disciplines such as veterinary work, boarding and daycare, and grooming which has allowed her to expand her knowledge of dogs and practice her techniques.  She is also a graduate of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, where she studied animal science with a focus in companion animals.

She trains using balanced training methods that involve both rewarding the dogs for completing things that are asked of them, and also using corrections to remind them that they need to listen, even in the presence of distractions.  The goal of her training method is to produce dogs that will listen to commands anywhere that you might be and in the presence of distractions.  In order to achieve this, she teaches the fundamentals of dog behavior, which allows the owner to train their dog in a way that they can clearly understand.

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Private Sessions

Private sessions are one-on-one with you, your dog, and Camryn! This is a great option if your pet is struggling with some unwanted behaviors such as jumping up, mouthing, chewing, or any number of those bad habits our dogs like to pick up.  These private sessions will cover everything in the "Intro to Obedience" group class plus the extra focus on the unwanted behaviors you might need help with!  If you would like to sign up or get more information fill out the "contact our trainer" form at the top of the page or give us a call!

Board and Train

A board and train is a great way to train your dog if you don't have the time or the means to commit to the training at home.  You will leave your dog with us here at Driftwood for boarding, anywhere from 1-4 weeks, and they will receive 15 hours of personalized training every week they are here.  Some dogs may require more time here with us than others, however, we will discuss training goals during the free consult before the board and train would begin.  At the end of the session, Camryn will work with you and teach you how to work with your dog and transition the training into your home.  If you would like to find out more about this type of training fill out the "contact our trainer" form at the top of the page or give us a call here at the clinic!

Daycare Training

Daycare training is just like a board and train, except your pet gets to go home in the evenings!  You can drop your puppy off on your way to work and them pick them up trained in the evening! This type of training isn't an option for all behavior problems since we only have the dog just a few hours a day, but there are many things that we can work on!  Even if your pet just needs a refresher on a command or two after taking another class with us, this is a great option.  If you want to learn more fill out the "contact our trainer" form at the top of the page or give us a call!

Group Classes

Here at Driftwood, we want to help you reach your goals with your pets.  If you are having any behavioral issues or simply want your dog to have some manners, we are here to help.

Group classes are a great way to work with a trainer on basic obedience skills, socialization, or bad habits you and your dog need help with. The classes will have a maximum of 10 dogs in a group, so you will have the dedicated attention of our trainer. We currently offer Intro to Obedience and Intermediate Obedience classes and there are more classes coming to you in 2021! You can sign up for those online by filling out our form.

Upcoming Classes:
Intro to Obedience (September 16 - November 4) -- Last class this year! - FULL
Intro to Obedience (January 19, 2021 - March 9, 2021)

There are always more classes being scheduled! Contact Camryn through the form at the top of the page or give us a call if you have any questions or want more information!

Intro to Obedience

Intro to Obedience is an 8-week course for dogs of all ages and abilities, and makes for a great foundation for any dog or puppy.   This class covers all of those basic obedience commands that dogs should know!  These courses do fill quickly!

Attention  -  Sit  -  Down  -  Walking on a loose leash

Stay  -  Come  -  Leave it  -  Place  -  Tricks

Intermediate Obedience

This class is an extension of the “Intro to Obedience” class. In this class, we will be working on combining the commands you learned in the first class to allow you to use them in a more practical manner. This class also focuses on keeping your dog’s attention on you and helping your dog work in the presence of distractions.  This class is also combined with the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program which how they recognize good dog owners who have put the time and dedication to training their dogs!

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Watch to see what your dog can learn in our obedience classes!

Intro to Rally

This is a fun class to get you out and enjoying time with your dog! It also has its practical benefits of a very attentive dog with a great heel as well as working on the teamwork between you and your pet!  Rally is a dog sport where you navigate 10-20 signs on a designated course where you must perform a certain command at each sign.  This is a great way to practice the obedience commands your dog already knows plus it’s a ton of fun for owner and pet.

Trick Dog!

This is a super fun 4-week class that is just to learn tricks! Tricks are a great way to work your dog’s mind as well as teaching them how to learn better and it teaches body awareness and how to better use parts of their body!  Body awareness is very important for dogs to learn because believe it or not, most dogs don’t just know where their rump is, it just aimlessly follows them around!

Intro to Agility

This is a great class to get active with your dog! If you have a high energy dog that loves to run this is going to be a great class for you.  You and your dog will work as a team to complete obstacles such as jumps, tunnels, teeter-totters, and much more!  If you want to get out and have fun with your pet but also get a little exercise this class is going to be for you!

Training Events

October 2020

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  • Intro to Obedience (Sept. 16 - Nov. 4)
  • Intro to Obedience (Sept. 16 - Nov. 4)
  • Intro to Obedience (Sept. 16 - Nov. 4)
  • Intro to Obedience (Sept. 16 - Nov. 4)


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