Our Services



We have been operating a boarding service since 2013, and purchased this new location in early 2018. This new location enables us to be able to offer more services for the dogs that stay with us. Each dog will get a long walk in the woods daily and several let outs during the day.

Primitive Dog is located on 21 acres in Charlton, NY. This property has 3 acres of mowed yard and 17 plus acres of wooded trails. These trails enable your dog to forget about city life and get back to nature. We have the option of your dog being boarded in our home, or in one of our indoor/outdoor kennels. Problem dogs are not an issue for our facility because of the indoor/outdoor kennels, and we also specialize in Rehabilitation.

Private Walk

Private walks are a nice way for your pup to get exercise and well just get back to being a dog. These are stress free walks on a long lead, so that your dog can experience all that nature has to offer. These private walks are done one at a time so your dog has the full experience of having 21 acres all to their self.

Puppy Training

Puppies learn very quickly. All family members must agree upon responsibility and rules for the new pup.

It's normal for a young puppy to be a little 'input-output' machine. Since puppies are growing and developing rapidly, they eat food often, burn up lots of energy and seem to need to eliminate constantly! They also have not yet developed bowel and bladder control, so they can't 'hold it'.

Crate training is an effective way to house train a puppy. Puppies do not like to soil their resting/sleeping quarters if given adequate opportunity to eliminate elsewhere. Temporarily confining your puppy to a small area strongly inhibits the tendency to urinate and defecate, this also keeps them safe so they are not getting into things they shouldn't.

I have been using The Primitive Dog since they trained my husky, Cyrus, as a pup. Cyrus is now two years old. The faces sometimes change, but each dog walker has been consistently compassionate and diligent.
— Corinne