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Owned and operated by the founders of The Marvelous Mutts, the Hudson Valley Dog Farm provides private board and train, boarding and training services on a bucolic former horse farm in the Hudson Valley. At the Hudson Valley Dog Farm, Kara and Nadja put decades of experience training superstar dogs to work to help you bring out the best in your best friend.

STAFF: Kara Gilmore and Nadja Palenzuela are the owners of the Hudson Valley Dog Farm. Kara currently manages The Dog Farm and oversees the care of every single dog in our program. Kara has been training dogs for over 20 years. For the past 8 years, she has trained 22 of her own dogs to be performing stars with The Marvelous Mutts. These dogs are trick and sport stars that have been featured on national television and in exciting performances all over the country.  All rescues, Kara's dogs have convinced millions of people that rescue dogs can do amazing things! Kara is now offering her skills to train your dogs at the Hudson Valley Dog Farm, a true paradise for dogs on a bucolic farm in the Hudson Valley.

FACILITY:  The Hudson Valley Dog Farm is an 8-acre former horse farm in Columbia County, NY. When Kara and Nadja first saw the farm, they knew it was meant to be a paradise for dogs, or as they affectionately refer to it . . . Perro Paradiso. The farm is the headquarters to The Marvelous Mutts when they are not traveling the world showing people that Rescue Dogs Rock! The Dog Farm boasts multiple fenced paddocks of rolling fields for dog play and exercise, and clean country air in a peaceful, quiet setting. When training, play and exercise is done for the day, the dogs curl up in a nice cozy spot for a great night’s sleep. The Hudson Valley Dog Farm is the ultimate location for dogs to train, play and stay.

THE MARVELOUS MUTTS: The Marvelous Mutts are the dogs that call the Hudson Valley Dog Farm home. They range in age from 1 year to 15, in size from 14 pounds to 54 and include mutts (of course!), cattle dogs, Labradors, border collies, terriers and even a Dutch Shepherd. They are all adopted from shelters or rescues. They all love to play. Through using the same training techniques we use at the Hudson Valley Dog Farm, this rag tag pack of misfits and former castaways have become some of the world’s most amazing canine athletes. Let your dog train with the trainers of these superstar mutts.




 Phone: 845-233-8345