Maura Gost

Certified K9 Trainer

Maura moved to South Carolina from Maryland in 2013 and joined our staff in January 2014. On any given day you can find her behind the desk assisting customers, on the floor caring for our furry guests, or in one of our play rooms providing individualized training for a canine client. Maura’s lifelong love and respect for dogs has turned into a passion for working with them. Over the last 2 decades, she has dedicated countless hours to rescuing, fostering and training dogs who have fallen into the rescue system. She feels great personal satisfaction when she’s helped a lost, medically compromised or behaviorally challenged dog become a loving, well-mannered member of a family – and then helping to find that family.
Whenever possible, Maura loves traveling to visit her children & grandchildren, increasing her knowledge & skills by attending rescue and training conferences and workshops, or volunteering at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah.

Timothy Culver

Certified K9 Trainer

Tim started his dog training career straight out of high school when he joined the U.S. Marines as a Military Working Dog handler. After completing the patrol and explosive detection course he was selected to attend the Specialized Search Dog Trainers Course. After 3 deployments he left the U.S. Marines for a position with the U.S. State Department leading the K9 Diplomatic Protection Services in Kabul Afghanistan. Tim has excelled in the most high threat areas training dogs to complete extraordinary tasks. A decade after starting his career Tim is here to serve all of your dog training needs; from controlled aggression to puppy potty training, bird dog trials, or Schutzhund tracking, Tim has you covered.

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Proof of vaccinations are required in advance.

Rabies, Distemper/Parvo & Bordetella*

Please fax shot records to 1.866.431.9545


30 minutes of individualized basic training or refresher training at the K9 Cabana facility. Sessions are divided into three 10 minute sessions or two 15 minute sessions. The trainer will determine the option depending upon observed attention span of the individual dog.


Skill Options: recall (come), sit, lie down, stay, leave it, loose lead walking, waiting at doorways, use of treadmill for physical exercise and mental focus.

Pre-registration and purchase of training package is required. Dogs can be enrolled as an Add-On to existing daycare or register as a stand-alone training.

Add-On clients will be given a brief rest after morning playgroup and then brought to the training room for their individual session.

Stand-Alone clients must be dropped off at K9 Cabana 11:30a-12:00p and picked up 3:00p-3:30p. Dropoffs or pickups outside of these windows is subject to a half-day daycare charge of $18.

Add-On to Daycare or Boarding:

$65 -Pkg of 3 sessions

Stand-Alone A la Carte:

$89 -Pkg of 3 sessions



Basic training can be accommodated in these sessions, but are most appropriate for dogs with significant emotional issues (fear, aggression) or unique behavioral issues (jumping on/lunging at visitors, counter surfing, re-activity toward other family pets, etc) that appear only in the home environment.

Initial In-Home evaluation (60-90 minutes) Trainer will take a complete history of the the pet and home environment and conduct an evaluation of the pets behavior and needs. After the initial visit, a training plan will be developed. If owner registers for the developed plan, $20 of the initial evaluation fee will be applied as credit toward the plan.


Basic Command Training – recall, sit, lie down, stay, leave it, loose lead walking, waiting at doorways.
45 minute session. 10% discount applied for pre-purchase of 5 or more sessions.


Behavioral/Emotional Rehabilitation – fear, aggression, jumping/lunging, re-activity to other pets/family members.
45 minute session (work focus will be outlined in customized training plan).


10% discount applied for pre-purchase of 5 or more sessions.  *Training packages are non-refundable.



Our group class program is still in development. Group classes would occur 1 evening per week at an off-site location and run for 6-8 consecutive weeks.


Check back for updates. If you are interested in attending a group class, focused on basic skills & manners, please let us know and we’ll put you on a list to be contacted as soon as plans are finalized.



7:30AM - 6:00PM

Weekends / Holidays

8:00AM - 5:00PM




for Naptime


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