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Dairydell's Doggie Dude Ranch & Training Center

On a historic dairy farm in California's Sonoma County, Kurt and Camilla Gray/Nelson have transformed their working ranch into a dog-lover's dreamland. Dairydell, as the ranch is called, has been noted as a premier dog training establishment since 1989, featuring Camilla's unique style of natural dog training under her familiar motto: "Wild to Wonderful." The cows are still there, but now canines rule!

Clients at Dairydell can choose from a bonanza of services – from boarding and daycareobedience trainingherding & activities grooming and educational seminars to membership in Dairydell's own private dog park.

Boarding - Doggie Daycare - Board and Train

Treat your dog to a day or a stay on the farm. From ranch dogs to city lickers, our doggie dude ranch has everything a canine could want.More on Board and Train...More about Boarding.... More about Daycare....

Obedience Training

For your dog's happiness and his safety, obedience training is a must. Let our professional staff help develop your dog's full potential and transform him into the dog of your dreams.Your choice of:

1. Board and Train Finishing School, or

2. Group Classes

Puppy Consultations

Providing a good foundation for your new puppy is essential. In fact, learning to choose the right puppy from the get-go is even more important!

Dairydell offers Puppy "Good Start" Consultations as well as "Matchmaker" Advice and "Baby-Ready" Training for puppies or older dogs of families expecting a new "addition" into their household. See classes here....

Whine Country Tour & Train Services

Bring your dog to the wine country! Have him trained at Dairydell while you travel and tour Northern California. We can customize a program around your travel plans. Or check out this Sonoma Guide for your Wine Country Travels.

Dog Grooming

Undercoat removal, bathing, brushing, and our special "Hair-Less" program, to reduce shedding in your home by up to 80%. More here....


We offer periodic seminars and workshops in a wide variety of topics – from Canine Massage to First Aid and CPR for Dogs. Watch for postings.

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