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James C.

24 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

James's Resident Pets

Mater
Male
3 yr 10 mo old

James's House

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Outdoor area

About James

Have your puppy or dog board with one of Long Island's Professional, Premier dog trainers: James Colella, Founder and Head Dog Trainer of Dedicated Dog Training.

Tender, Love and Care is our number one priority; just ask our dogs!

Plenty of mental & physical stimulation for our boarding members:

1. At least three (3) walks a day;
2. Playtime in the backyard;
3. Canine socialization (with trained dogs)
4. Human socialization with the family;
5. Treats and inside games with the children.

How many dogs can you expect your dog or puppy to be around when boarding with us?

Including our (German Shepherd & Labrador, Mater and Niko, respectively) you can expect your puppy or dog to have plenty of play time with an average of five (5) dogs.

A great percentage of our dogs are members that completed one of our dog training programs; all dogs and puppies require an evaluation before being accepted into our boarding program. This evaluation is done to maintain the Integrity, Safety, and Trust that our members place in Dedicated Dog Training's Services.

We are sure that you share the same values as we do, that said, you can feel confident and at ease that you are boarding your dog with Dedicated Dog Training.
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James C.

24 Reviews
12 Repeat Guests
$45/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Responds within 55 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated August 3, 2016

Credentials

Course 101 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
Course 102 Graduate
By completing courses at DogVacay University, hosts learn about best practices to help them provide the highest quality care for your dog.
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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At James's Home
$45 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
Training
$100 /hour
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$5 each way
  • Willing to travel 30 miles
24 Reviews
This is our second time using James and he and his family are wonderful. He answered all my emails everytime I checked in and Bentley seems to really love being with them. Will definitely be using him again.
We love having James take care of Kona and hope she will be able to visit with them again soon.
Lucy had a great time staying here. It almost seemed like she didn't want to leave. Lucy takes medication for seizures and we had no worries about her getting the medication at the proper time and dosage.

Lucy also seemed to love playing with the kids and other dog in this house.
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Nothing better than enjoying our time away knowing that Kona is happy and well cared for. Thanks to James and his family for another great vacation.
James and his family are the best! We love leaving Periwinkle in a family setting. James is very flexible with our sporadic schedule and super easy going. Thanks!!!!
James and his family were great. We needed someone at the last minute to watch our pup and thankfully we found James. He was quick to respond and very kind and understanding. He was kind enough to send us a video update showing us how Ruby was doing, which really made our day. I highly recommend James and his family. He exceeded our expectations.
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Another successful vacation for Kona! Thanks James and we will see you again soon.
Another great stay with James and family, Joe our dog came back happy and full of energy. My brother in law had picked up Joe and left his bed, and they were kind enough to bring the bed to our home.
This was Periwinkle's 2nd time staying with James and his family while we were out of town. I don't think I can ever leave her with anyone but James and his family now. James and his wife are awesome. I loved seeing pics of Periwinkle playing with new friends on the dedicated dog facebook group, particularly when we started missing her. Very personable and friendly, and will continue to use James' service again! You guys are the best!
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What can I say except Excellent! James and his family were very warm and welcoming to Luca. James took the time to answer all my questions patiently. Even before the meet-n- greet I felt comfortable leaving my Luca with James. His response to emails were almost immediate.
While we were away I received updates on Luca and a video of him playing with the other dogs. He was having a great time. Luca was well taken care of. We will book again with James the next time we need to board Luca!!!!!!!
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James home was very welcoming to dogs, you could tell that his family truly loved have multiple dogs around. It was comforting to know that Prima would be staying at a loving home while we were away. James sent us a couple of messages and posted a video of Prima while we were away.
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This was the first I've we left Kona with James and his family. She came home home happy and exhausted from being well cared for. The fact that there were other dogs for her to play with was so important as GSPs have boundless energy.

I can now feel comfortable planning another vacation knowing that James is there to take care of our girl! Thank you James. Michelle, Peter & Kona
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My husband and I felt very comfortable leaving our beloved Jake with James for two weeks!

He kept us up-to-date on how Jake was doing and posted pictures/videos (very important to us) every couple of days. Jake looked happy, well taken care of and loved.

Next time we go away and can't take Jake with us, he's definitely going to stay with James!
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I cant begin to express how happy I was that James was able to accommodate having Bentley with him and his family on a holiday weekend. They were great with him and kept me updated whenever I would contact them.
Thank you so much for taking care of Bentley. I know he had a blast. Definitely having him stay with you again.
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James and his family were great with watching Chance. James answered all of my pre-reservation questions and addressed all of my concerns. I had never left Chance with anyone who wasn't family and it was harder still because I was going to be out of the country and difficult to contact for the duration of my trip, so I needed someone with experience with handling big, energetic dogs. James was that person. He posted two video slideshows on Facebook of Chance interacting with the family and other boarding dogs and learning how to place. Chance was quite tired out when I came to pick him up and brought him home. I highly recommend James and plan on using him in the future!
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James did a great job with Joe.

Dropoff was easy. They were very accommodating on time. James, his wife, and child were all very good with Joe. There is a fenced in backyard for Joe to play with Nico, one of James' dogs.

James also give us some good tips like our collar being loose and reminding us to stop and sit before going out the door.

James now is our goto for dog sitting.
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James was a great guy to watch my baby! I was super impressed and alleviated to leave periwinkle with James and his family. He was super easy going with our drop off and early pickup times. Definitely comforting to have found a reliable and trustworthy family setting to take care of periwinkle when we're out of town.
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James was amazing with our three dogs. From the first meet and greet our dogs took to him right away. James made sure we were comfortable before we left our dogs for our trip and kept us up-to-date on how they were doing. Everytime I send an email, I get a response back super quick! My dogs can be rowdy and a handful, so we are so glad that we found James. Our dogs had a better time on vacation than we did! We will definitely be using James for our future trips! Highly recommend!
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James was very welcoming and took great care of my puppy. Roxy seemed to have a great time.
James always makes me feel confident that my dog is being well cared for and given love and attention.
I'll start at the end and work backwards...My dog had such a great time he was almost disappointed when he came home. James and his wife took such terrific care of Shadeaux, understanding his energy level, love of companionship and including him as part of the home, the opposite of being in a confining kennel. James patiently answered all of my pre-meeting questions and took plenty of time at the meet and greet to make sure me and my dog were comfortable and interacted well with the other dogs. His experience and knowledge of dogs was evident and put me at ease. We were finally able to have a family vacation without having to worry about the canine part of the family! We will absolutely be a returning guest now that we can think about where we want to go instead of "will the dog be ok". Thank you James and family, we will see you again!!!
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James exudes confidence with all types of dogs and has a real understanding of how to be a loving "leader of the pack." My small pup (a shih tzu mix) was right at home with his larger dogs and James' sweet family. This was my dog's first experience away from home and James made it a truly positive one!
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Dear James and Family,
thank you for welcoming our 19 week old puppy into your home during our 5 day vacation. After a few quickly answered emails followed by a meet and greet, we knew your loving home was the right fit for our dog. Our dog thrives on socialization and exercise. He got both with the friendly dogs you and your wonderful family watch. Great communication throughout the process and emailed video clips of our pups "vacation" helped make our 1st boarding with you a reassuring experience. We greatly appreciate your capable, caring and professional service and we look forward to boarding with you again.
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James and family welcomed Lucy into their home, great environment I was very comfortable leaving her there. They clearly love and understand dogs. I already booked the next vacay
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