Learn all about canine nutrition
and how to implement raw into your
dog's diet!

Follow along with Chesnee & Settler
and their dog training

Is the Dog Ranch a Good Fit for Your Dog?

fill out the required application and submit your vet records to info@dogranchnaples.com

get your assessment scheduled.
complimentary two hour assessment OR upgrade to a half or full day of daycare

finalize your dates and services. once accepted, use the online reservation request to submit your dates

The Assessment Process

- complimentary two-hour assessment OR upgrade to a half or full day of daycare (daycare rates apply)
- dog attends assessment WITHOUT owner present to see how dog will react and function in a new setting

- initial greetings & reactions
- familiarization indoors & out
- introduction to a neutral dog
- evaluation of behavior, personality, demeanor
- evaluation of stress/anxiety
- house manners
- overall comfortability to exist in a new environment

- owner punctuality is just as important as your dog's behavior. be on time.
- please no retractable leashes
- food, toys, or treats are not necessary for the assessment
- please check your dog to ensure they are flea & tick free
- please inquire about breed and size restrictions and requirements
- dogs that are human aggressive or dog aggressive are not tolerated (may also include severe reactivity)


*All dogs are held to a high standard. If dominance, aggression, lack of control, excessive barking/whining or the inability to get along with others is observed once under care at the Dog Ranch, alternate arrangements will be recommended. The Dog Ranch is never willing to compromise the safety of any humans or dogs.

*The Dog Ranch does have breed and size restrictions.

It's Not Just a House, It's a Home.

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- 2.5 acre fully fenced private residence
- licensed and insured
- annual property inspections

- nearly 24/7 supervision
- clean & well-maintained
- stress free with lots of love and personalized attention
- dogs are a part of the family

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- dog training experience
- AKC CGC evaluator

- pet first aid & cpr certified

- low volume of dogs
- neutral & social dogs all who have successfully completed an assessment
- crates, bowls, beds..it's provided
- crate-free experience available


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- surveillance cameras
- security system
- monitored fire alarms

- adequate rest & relaxation
- adequate mental & physical stimulation
- Board & Train options available


Settler taking a dive to retrieve his tennis ball. 

Settler taking a dive to retrieve his tennis ball. 

A Business Built on Integrity.

One of the best things about the Dog Ranch is the overnight private boarding accommodations inside of a comfortable and loving home. You can now have peace of mind when you leave your four-legged companion behind knowing he or she is just as much a part of the family here as they are at home. Please contact me for private boarding rates.

- part of the family accommodations
- replicate a similar schedule & environment

- socialization & fun
- an environment & business catered to your dog

- mental and physical stimulation
- Board & Train available
- limited number of dogs in a controlled environment


- the dog ranch supplies bowls, beds, toys, & a crate (if needed)
- just bring your dog!
- please pre-measure out your dog's meals or bring a 25lb bag or less to be scooped from
- please bring any treats (especially for Board & Train stays), vitamins, supplements or medications
- raw diets available (additional fee applies) per meal or in bulk (remainders taken home)

- multiple family member discounts available
- save $10.00 per dog

- long term stay discounts
- frequent traveller packages

- 10-19 days save 10%
- 20+ days save 15%


keep connected while you are away with texts, pictures, or calls!

follow dog ranch naples on facebook to stay in touch with more updates and happenings at the ranch!


Take advantage of spa services, dog treats and chews, and even different training options for your dog during their overnight stay!

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The Dog Ranch is closed for arrivals/departures on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Every Dog Has Its Day.

When you can't be there, the Dog Ranch can. Allow your dog this unique and incredible opportunity to roam and run on 2.5 fully fenced acres as part of the dog daycare program.

- daycare provides socialization & fun
- outlet for excess energy, both physical and mental
- an opportunity for familiarization of the dog ranch
- an opportunity to take advantage of having your dog trained during the day

- a safe and reasonable adult to dog ratio
- there should never be more than 10-15 in any individual group no matter where you go
- yearly inspections completed to qualify the dog ranch as safe, well-maintained, and prepared in the event of an emergency

- safe, secure, proper supervision
- dogs can enjoy themselves with plenty of time & space to run and rest
- positive reinforcement and force-free


- day-training program available
- it's my job to educate dog owners on proper training techniques and to provide education and developmental stimulation
- exercise your dog physically, mentally, & and emotionally

- experience and able to act upon dog communication
- dogs should have a positive and stress-free experience being around or with dogs of similar size and temperament




- consistent schedule and activities each day
- organized play, education, feeding, cleaning, rest, etc.

- stays true to the philosophy of care
- having integrity and educating and clearly communicating with dog owners 

- behaviorally sound temperament evaluations
- no rushed interactions or meetings with existing dogs
- clear understanding of appropriate and inappropriate behavior
- open communication if the dog is not having fun, is overwhelmed, stressed or unhappy

Upcoming Daycare Days:

Please contact for upcoming daycare days. 

***Reservations required for daycare. Half Day rate equates to 4 hours or less.

*Dogs who have not attended the dog ranch in 365 days or more may be required to complete another assessment. Unused daycare sessions result in a dog ranch credit for overnights or future Daycare days. No refunds will be issued for unused days. 

Harvey and Max during daycare!

Harvey and Max during daycare!

Pamper Your Pet.

The Dog Ranch is happy to provide your dog with different spa services during their daycare or overnight stay!

Bath & Blow Dry

*additional fees may apply for coat condition and coat length
*great option to get your dog cleaned up before pick-up

Nail Dremel

*it is recommended to have your dog's nails done frequently so they do not get too long

Daily Maintenance Brushing

Recommended for dogs that need brushing or combing due to matting fur. 

Ear Cleaning

*with essential oil ear solution

When Will My Dog Be Trained to Be Perfect?

Dogs have amazing cognitive capacities that are often untapped. You can combine training services at the Dog Ranch for your dog as part of the daycare and overnight program. You may also set up at 1v1 appointment if you are in need of specific instruction or would like to train in your home environment.

  • The foundation to your training should be engagement and relationship. 
  • Keep your expectations fair and realistic
  • If you expect something, then expect it every time you ask for it
  • Think about treats in terms of ‘units of a reward’ for effort
  • Remember repetition, NOT duration. Five 1-minutes sessions can be better than one 5-minute session
  • Mark for action, feed for position
  • Name a perfect behavior, not an imperfect behavior. Get the quality you want before you tell the dog what it is called
  • Work on generalization to work on getting the behavior to happen in a variety of environments and situations
  • The challenge level should always be that in which your dog can succeed
  • Ask your dog what they are capable of doing. Do not over-face your dog

Puppy Training & Dog Training

  • Types/hierarchy of rewards
  • Adding distance, duration, distraction
  • Nutritional needs
  • Surface exposure
  • Marker words/Clicker training
  • Learning their name/focus/engagement
  • Impulse control/Leave It
  • Jumping
  • Sits & Downs
  • Hand touches & Heeling 
  • Recall
  • Touch sensitivity
  • Mouthing
  • Shaping (sending your dog to its bed or crate)
  • Staying
  • Resource guarding
  • Socialization
  • Independence & Confidence 
  • Release Cues


If you're feeling like your dog needs more mental and physical stimulation...a little bit of increased fitness may be just what your dog needs! In addition to walking, how about teaching front and rear end awareness? How about utilizing agility equipment for confidence building and overall health and wellness?


In Your Home Training

If you are needing 1v1 instruction in your home environment and time to ask questions and work with your dog for immediate feedback, in your home training may be the best option for you. Cover specific skills relating to your dog and go over the necessities to achieve those results. 

In home training sessions also include a personalized webpage for your dog with follow up information relating to your lesson so you can check on it any time and also submit questions or feedback. 

Lessons are formatted in a 60 minute time block.

  • $100/hour

  • Includes work time, Q&A and a follow-up webpage of the session with videos, descriptions, and a recap

  • Packages are available 10-19 lessons = 10% off. 20 or more = 15% off

Private Board & Train

Send your dog to the Dog Ranch and include training during your daycare session or overnight stay!

Just like the in-your-home lessons, Board & Train stays will include a personalized webpage for you and your dog to enable you to view information, pictures and videos on the skills and drills completed during the Board & Train.

Board & Train Rates begin at $90/per day per dog and will cover a variety of skills including specific skills discussed before the Board & Train begins.  

The Dog Ranch also has wonderful recommendations for dog agility training as well as group classes with local dog trainers. Depending on the wants and needs for your dog(s) it is important to find the right fit, 

Give Your Dog a Bone.

One of my passions is canine health and wellness. I enjoy educating about home-cooked and raw diets (do it yourself, or commercial). I am happy to offer guidance to those who are wanting to transition or implement fresh, whole foods into their dog's diet. You can take advantage of these products during your dog's stay, or order for your home.

If you need help beginning your raw feeding journey, I encourage you to follow Settler the Dalmatian and his feeding blog.

Ready to Do It Yourself?

Receive a discount on your first order through Raw Feeding Miami! If you cannot find what you need locally, Raw Feeding Miami will have what you need and then some!

*****Click on products below and hover over image for details and pricing information*****

Fish Stock, Goat Milk & Raw Diets

Raw Diets, Raw Meaty Bones, & Freeze Dried Treats

Freeze Dried Treats & Snacks

Safe & Healthy Chews (NOT rawhide)


Send me a message with your order! You will receive an email confirmation and total.

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Meet Nicole 

I am so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to open my home to care for so many puppies and dogs over the years. There is no better feeling than allowing a dog to thrive in a home environment while their owner is away. 

While dogs are my livelihood and way of life, dogs have also been my way of giving back through therapy work. I am truly blessed for the amazing relationships I have built through this dog-sitting dream. While I completely and entirely love what I do, I am also super passionate about canine nutrition, canine conditioning, and overall health and wellness. My love for health and wellness is what led me to begin the Dog Ranch store in hopes to help educate dog owners about proper diets, nutritional needs and supplements.


Home state: Wisconsin (go Badgers! go Pack!)
Degree: Sports Marketing & Business
Why Florida: I ventured down to Florida in 2008 my senior year of college to complete an internship in sports event planning. By the end of the internship I had met so many people and was working so many odd part-time jobs I didn't want to go back. This is when I realized no one shows up on time for work (confusing concept for us punctual midwest folk). 
The dog-sitting dream: I guess you could say it was a fortunate accident. I was expanding my knowledge in dog training and it made me miss the days when I was the neighborhood pet-sitter as a child. I was working in the fitness field and started watching member's dogs on the side when they went on vacation. The service was in such high demand I started a business. When I had to make a choice between my life in the "real" work world and my heart...I went with my heart. I never imagined the Dog Ranch would end up what it is today. I guess that's why they say follow your dreams!

If you didn't dog-sit: If dogs were not an option, without a shadow of a doubt, I love event planning and would seriously consider going back into the sports marketing world. 
Hobbies: Dog agility, dog therapy work, dog training, horses, road trips, sports (of course anything Wisconsin), grilling, friends, nutrition
Previous "real" jobs: Sports marketing in Collier County, marketing at Harley-Davidson, administrative/accounting at Real Fitness Naples
Dogs: Currently a kind and loving mixed breed (approx 30lb) involved in therapy work & an obnoxious high-drive liver spotted LUA Dalmatian involved in agility and attempting therapy work