If you're on our website, you love your dog and you're looking for a place they will thrive!
Maybe you're in need of help with obedience or behavior. Either way, you just found the best place to help.
We help nearly 400 families and dogs every year and we take that trust very seriously.

Camp Mutt is revered as the professional and trusted local dog training facility.
Our Camp Mutt owners are Josh Forester, Master Dog Trainer and USMC veteran -
and Kandi Burkhardt, Master Dog Trainer and spouse of a retired USMC veteran.
Both, Kandi & Josh, are NC State 
certified and met through dog training.
After working together on over 200 severe 
behavior modification cases,
they decided to join forces and create Camp Mutt. 

They have been voted #1 again and again - and continue to strive to be the best!


We offer your dogs the atmosphere we would want and expect for our own beloved dogs.
In fact, our personal dogs are here with us all day, as well!


With several programs to choose from, we offer all levels of obedience (basic to advanced), service dog,
therapy dog, and behavior modification. As the go-to facility for training, in addition to all AKC title programs
and certification tests, Camp Mutt offers educational classes to their clients, as well as to the public.

Some of these additional classes include: 

  • Dog Psychology - Why Dogs Do What They Do

  • Service Dog Legalities for Dog Handlers

  • Service Dog Legalities for Business Owners/Managers

  • Dogs, Babies, & Toddlers - New Family Dynamics


In addition to dog training, Camp Mutt also offers all-inclusive boarding with engaging,
active staff - and the largest indoor play area in several counties!

Here at Camp Mutt, we pride ourselves on having the most well-trained and caring staff in the area!
To accomplish this, we have developed a methodical, 12-module employee training system. This mandatory,
in-depth staff training begins with
canine body language and behavior, our proprietary Dog Psychology class,
disease, safety and sanitation, canine first-aid - and much more. 
This ensures that Camp Mutt personnel handle our guests in a calm, relaxing, safe,
and healthy manner. Employee training also covers, not only their specific job duties, but everything from
superior guest service to Mutt Fun, involvement in dog training, and more!

Give us a call to schedule a visit or free evaluation 910-548-3257