Adventure Day camp & Training
About venture doggie
Adventure Day Camp:
Venture Doggie is dedicated to dogs and people living their best lives in harmony, and showing people what their dogs are capable of!
This all starts with reaching animals at the thought and emotional level.
To find true balance we need to balance mental and physical health first and then we can address behavior. At day camp structured outdoor adventures are provided to encourage appropriate play, and teach dogs self control in a natural environment. Your dog will learn to calm down more easily, listen better, and experience the health and behavioral benefits camp provides-
all while playing with doggie friends and enjoying nature!
Venture Doggie follows the Training Between the Ears (TBTE) System developed by Mark McCabe. This system incorporates behavior and perception modification to teach your dog to enjoy life in a more relaxed way by choice. Dog's are given more resourceful coping mechanisms to deal with stress and frustration and learn to enjoy relaxing in the presence of triggers that would typically cause them to react in a distressed or hyperactive way. This positive, gentle training system is powerful and provides dogs and their humans with information and a language system that strengthens your relationship to create lasting change. No more micro-managing your dog, enjoy a dog who can make the right decisions on their own!
Put simply, animals fascinate me! I am the owner of Venture Doggie LLC, a professional dog trainer, veterinary assistant, and life long student! I have lived all over the world perfecting my craft in the training of dogs and horses, and live to learn more about these amazing animals!I always thought I would be a veterinarian, and pursued an M.S In Molecular Biology to fulfill that path, but once I got deeply into animal behavior I knew I had found my true calling.
Meet Val & Lewen
I have apprenticed with Rhonda Bilodeau of Vermont Dog Pack for several years and follow Mark McCabe's Training Between the Ears (TBTE) System. My passions are dogs and horses and understanding everything about them! I love snowboarding, hiking, cooking, beer and adventures- all of which go better if Lewen is with me! Connecting with animals, nature, and people is what keeps me learning and always striving to do better.
Valerie Naegele & Lewen
Owners of Venture Doggie LLC
Lewen "wild man"
Now for the real star of the show...
Lewen is an Australian Cattle Dog and was most likely born in October of 2013. I discovered him on a highway while living in Colorado, and it was love at first sight. He did not appear to have ever lived in a house when I first took him home, and let's just say he was a bit rough around the edges!
It is an understatement to say that this dog has taught me something.
With dedication and consistent, patient training he has become a stellar camp leader, my best friend, and the world's best teacher. There is not a day that I don't thank the universe for bringing him into my life. He continues to teach me how to improve in day to day life, and professionally. He enjoys herding, biking, agility, running, and fetching frisbees. He's up for all of it if you are and always tries his very best!
Benjamin & Luna
TIRED & HAPPY
"Val has an amazing connection with animals. Seeing the difference in my very excitable golden when she calmly takes him out the door was more than enough for me but then I heard my water averse chihuahua mix voluntarily went in the water?! Incredible! They are tired and happy when they come back and I am happy they had a good time. Val is amazing and trustworthy and we are excited
to go to camp every week!"
-Anna, Ben & Luna
What people are Saying....
"I was looking for a better alternative to doggie daycare for my 3 yr old Cattle Dog and came across Venture Doggie. Sure glad I did! Valerie is knowledge, personable and definitely cares for my girl. Muncie comes home exhausted from her hike as well as the training she is receiving in Valerie's care. And not to mention it takes very little effort from me because Valerie comes right to my home! I highly recommend Valerie and Venture Doggie and am looking forward to what's to come!"
-Lauren Carpenter & Muncie