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Camp MerryWoof
MAY 29 - 31, 2015

Join us for an all inclusive weekend of learning and laughter for you and your dog! Take part in training classes, workshops, lectures, and fun matches. Try a new dog sport!

2015 Classes and Events

10 Fabulous Activities to choose from!
Agility 1 & 2
Dock Jumping
Musical Freestyle
Rally Obedience - Novice to Advanced/Excellent
Scent Detection
Preparing to be a Visiting Therapy Team
Attention & Heeling/Recall Riot


Instructor's Challenge
Ask the Expert Panel
Enter the "Iron Dog" Competition
Exciting Demos
Play a fun game of Doggie Baseball on Sunday afternoon
Lectures and Workshops on up-to-date topics

Top Instructors from all over Ontario!

Top Dog K9 Services


Best Friends Dog Training

Holistic Canine Training

Please review class descriptions below for further information.

Attention and Heeling

This class teaches you how to get and keep your dog's attention, no matter what is going on. If you wish to participate in dog sport of any type (Agility, Rally, Obedience etc.), or would like for your dog to pay better attention, this class is for you. As an added bonus this class will also focus on how to get a really amazing heel using good body communication and handling skills. Sign up quickly this class filled up very fast last year!

Pet Photography

Bring your dog, your digital camera (a DSLR is best so you can change lenses) and laptop with photo editing software such as Photoshop or iPhoto. Learn tips and tricks to capture your dog's unique personality. Class participants may enter their best photo in the Camp MerryWoof Top Shot Contest.

Rally-O Novice - Excellent

Rally Obedience is geared for dogs that have mastered Novice obedience level exercises. Your dog should know sit / down / stay / front / return. The Advanced rally class is more complex and will prepare you and your dog for trial. In Rally, the handlers are encouraged to praise and motivate the dog as they work from station to station within a time limit. Rally puts the fun back in obedience for you and your dog.

Tricks and Games

Improve the bond between you and your dog by doing something that is fun for both of you. Try some tricks to break up the more serious obedience exercises. Teaching tricks is a great way to get the whole family involved in training and interacting with the dog. Kids are far more impressed with a dog that rolls over or gives a high five, than one who heels well. This class will also be great for dogs who do therapy visitation and are looking to entertain people of all ages. Come and play games that will help keep you and your dog enthusiastic about learning and working together.

Agility I & II

Camp MerryWoof offers two levels of Agility training. A basic introduction to obstacles for the beginner dog, as well as, a more challenging advanced course for those with experience. Agility is a great way to boost your dog's confidence while learning to work on A frames, tunnels, weaves, teeter-totters and more

Dock Diving

This exciting sport is for dogs that love the water. Dock Diving Competitions are becoming more popular in the hot months of summer. Camp Merrywoof is the perfect place to take this wonderful class. The camp has three large docks to jump from.


This is Canada's newest dog sport. Whether you have a large dog, or a small dog, they love to play Trieball. At the beginners level, dogs are taught to go to a target and push a large (size appropriate) ball towards the handler. The handler is in a large net, and the dog actually pushes the ball to score. Easy to teach and fun for all dogs!

Professional Photography

John A. Butler Professional Photography ( will be on site to capture those phenomenal action shots of your dog working the agility equipment or splashing in the water. Haven't you always wanted a picture perfect photo of you and your dog? Give some thought to that perfect Christmas post card. Book your appointment early! Marty's photos are spectacular.

T-Touch for the Family Pet

The T-Touch method of training can influence your pet's health and behaviour. With the application of T-Touch you can improve your pet's mobility, enhance recovery from physical exertion/stress and improve the bond with your pet. T-Touch can also help dogs that are fearful or shy, and dogs that pull on the leash, bark, chew, get car sick and have grooming concerns. T-Touch can help calm and manage your over-exuberant pet. Join us for two Interactive T-Touch Workshops on Saturday at 11:00am and 7:00pm.

Dog First Aid

Friday Night at 8:00pm, Guest Speaker: LInda Cooney MacWilliams

Agility and obedience classes for all dogs
Zoom on one of the Camp MerryWoof docks.


Registration Information

Reserve a single room or come with a friend and share a double room or bring a group to fill a quad room. Each building offers showers and flush toilets.

Resident Participant - $265 pp
3 or more per room (all-inclusive)

Resident Participant - $265 pp
Double occupancy (all-inclusive)

Resident Participant - $333 pp
Single Room (all-inclusive)

Resident Non-Participant - $275 pp
(incl. accommodations, meals, audit activities)

Commuter - $250 pp
(meals, classes, lectures, no accommodation)

2nd working dog in same class - $50 additional

Returning Camper Discount of 10$
Bring a NEW Camper and receive a 10%

Extra night - $20

Includes two nights and two and a half days, seven delicious meals, accommodations, lectures, six sequential training classes. Plus you may participate in the obedience, agility and rally fun matches.

Also enjoy the Instructors Challenge |
and Ask the Expert Panel.

For your convenience, Camp MerryWoof offers a variety of packages. Choose the right package for your needs. Train in your choice of class or just sit back, relax and watch at ring-side. You decide - it's your vacation!


Register today!!!

To register, download the following registration form and mail with deposit to:

Cricket's Canine Country Club
3405 McLaughlin Road
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W3

Register early as class size is limited!


Camp Location

Camp Merrywoof is located on a beautiful peninsula stretching out into Big Rideau Lake. The camp sits on 30 acres of land between Smiths Falls and Perth in Eastern Ontario.
Click here for directions.


What to Bring

Click the image below to view a printable checklist of things to bring to Camp.

Canine Accommodations

Your dog can be with you at all times except in the dining hall. For your dog's safety you must crate your dog when he is left alone. Please bring your own crate. Dog owners not crating their dogs are responsible for any / all damages to camp property. Dogs are not allowed off-leash, unless in the training areas and must be supervised. Please note that handlers allowing their dog to run loose will be asked to leave the campgrounds. If you leave the campgrounds to run an errand and your dog is left in his crate, please advise a staff member.

Campground Policies

A copy of vaccination / certificate of health will be required. Dogs without current proof of vaccination or certificate of health will not be admitted on the grounds.

Poop/Scoop strictly enforced!

For everyone's comfort, smoking is permitted only in outside area.