are the only Agriturismo in Italy that offers special
services for travelers with dogs. Ther trainer Breon
O'Farrell helps with matters like dog sitting and dog
twenty years of training dogs in America, BREON
O'FARRELL, author of the book "Philosophy
Dog. The art of living with man's best friend"
in New York City-USA, has brought his gentle
and effective methods of training to Italy .
Various levels of obedience, puppy socialization and
habituation, and behavioral problem solving are among
the many ways in which you and your dog can benefit
from visiting “Il Cucciolo”.
If you are traveling to Italy and would like to bring
the entire family (dogs included) then there is only
one place to consider staying: “Il Cucciolo”.
The single most attractive service we offer
travelers with dogs is our ‘Dog Sitting'
during the hours you are out touring the remarkable
medieval and ancient attractions of the area. You will
never be turned away from a church, restaurant, museum
or shop because the dog isn't welcome. You will not
have to split up with your partner, one of you staying
outside with the dog on a leash, while the other visits
the treasures of the Etruscans.
We know what a joy it is to have our dogs with us, but we also know that touring with them can be stressful. You will have the best of both worlds. Your dogs will be at “Il Cucciolo” in your care when you are here, and when you are off touring we will take great care of them for you. When you return from the days excursion you will find your dogs well exercised, well fed, well trained and happy. This is a much better arrangement than paying a fortune to leave the dogs behind at a kennel of some sort in your home country.
Our Dog Sitting includes one supervised play session
with other dogs in A.M. (if appropriate). An exercise
period with ball and human throwing it (after lunch).
A third exercise period swimming in the pond (weather
permitting) (in late afternoon). Rest and private time
are also provided in their private ex-pen. Brush outs
after pond swim.
When you are not out touring, you will provide for all of your dog's needs, and you are welcome to use the fenced in area when you wish at no cost.
DOG SITTING COST: 20 EURO/DAY. No
more than you would pay for kenneling your dog and leaving
it behind in a much less desirable situation. We offer
a fifteen percent discount for stays of fourteen or
Dog Training at “Il Cucciolo” is managed by
Breon O'Farrell. After twenty years of training dogs
in the Big Apple, Breon is now having all kinds of new
and interesting experiences. He is training Truffle
dogs (and finding truffles).
Your dogs can be taught any level of obedience including brushing up on old tricks. You can have problem behaviors resolved, puppies house trained, agility training and suspicion training.
DOG TRAINING COST : 40 euros an hour.
For folks who can manage it we have The Weekend
Intensive Training. This is usually designed for people
with new puppies who want a good overview for how to
communicate with the pup, and of course housetraining.
We also focus The Weekend Intensive on resolving Behavioral
Problems of every sort. It is a package that includes
staying at Il Cucciolo and working for about six hours
in two or three days with the trainer on your relationship
with your dog. The package can be applied during the
week also, please enquire about prices.