MASON DIXON K9 
2 LOCATIONS
MANCHESTER, MARYLAND & HANOVER, PENNSYLVANIA

SIT & STAY AWHILE!

Welcome to Mason Dixon K9, we’re excited you’re here! We understand finding the right place for your dog may feel overwhelming.  There are a multitude of factors to consider including certification, location, training techniques, comforts (will my dog be taken care of as if they were at home), and so much more.  

What does Mason Dixon K9 offer? Since 2003, Founders Ryan and Sandy Bulson have dedicated their lives to the betterment of all canine companions.  As their journey forges forward from the early beginnings of fostering, so does Mason Dixon K9 and the offerings to loving pet owners.  Now with two locations, Hanover, Pennsylvania, and Manchester, Maryland, Mason Dixon K9 is able to offer more than just skilled training!

MASON DIXON K9          Manchester, MD

MASON DIXON K9 FULL-SERVICE PET RESORT (Starting May 1)                Hanover, PA

 

Is Mason Dixon K9 Experienced? When training and handling dogs, experience matters. Since 2003, Founders Ryan and Sandy Bulson, have been helping families and various organizations to rescue, re-home, track, and train more than 300+ dogs, including litters of puppies, seniors, medically challenged dogs, and dogs with severe behavioral issues. Coupled with a full staff with equally impressive backgrounds in training and caring for various dog breeds, the techniques and knowledge they have cultivated during the 20+ years of experience is unparallelled.  The Mason Dixon K9 team's hands-on experience makes them unequivocally the best at what they do. 

Why is Mason Dixon K9 Different? Mason Dixon K9 certified trainers create a unique 1:1 balanced training regimen to match the responsiveness of your dog.  Because much like humans, no two dogs are alike and respond differently to training. It is with our certified and balanced training philosophy, in addition to decades of experience, that we have found unparalleled success.  

Mason Dixon K9 serves various clients, multiple rescue organizations up and down the East Coast and are located on their 50+ acre farm in Carroll County, Maryland. Mason Dixon K9 offers an array of services to all dog breeds ranging from 2-12 week sessions: 

BENEFITS OF A HAVING A DOG PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED:

  • Decrease and or elimination of behavioral issues
  • Stronger bond
  • Increased Safety for humans and animals including, but not limited to: 
    • Better recall ("come")
    • Ability to maintain neutrality with other dogs
    • Less stress at the groomer
    • Calmness at the vet
  • An elevated level of respect between owner and dog
  • Better control
  • Peace of mind
  • ...and so much more!

***Please note the Pennsylvania Warden will be making random visits to ensure all dogs at the Mason Dixon Pennsylvania facility comply with Pennsylvania State licensing and regulations.  Mason Dixon K9 is NOT responsible for any fines or penalties incurred for unlicensed dogs. ***

WHY MASON DIXON K9 IS DIFFERENT:

  • We treat your dog as if they were our own
  • 1:1 training, no large group training where focus could be drawn away from your dog
  • Enrichment activity participation between training sessions
  • Countless situations for dog training, stimulation
  • Balanced training, using multiple methods
  • Training that is unique to your dog, NO ‘cookie cutter’ approach to training
  • Operates on a privately owned family farm with multiple distractions to enhance training
  • Daily farm walks (50-acre farm)
  • Play yards with monitored strategically focused socialization
  • …and more!

ON-PREMISES CAMERA (AUDIO & VIDEO) USAGE DISCLAIMER:  In an effort to keep all employees, visitors and dogs safe, Mason Dixon K9 has surveillance cameras on the premises at both the Manchester, Maryland and Hanover, Pennsylvania facilities. These devices are used for the limited purpose of monitoring safety for all employees, visitors and dogs while on Mason Dixon K9 premises.

By entering either of the Mason Dixon K9 facilities you acknowledge and consent to the Mason Dixon K9 policies regarding the limited purpose on-premises camera usage.

JOIN OUR PACK - MASON DIXON K9 IS HIRING!

Mason Dixon K9 is a family owned-and-operated training facility that sits on 50+ acres of land just below the Mason Dixon line between Maryland and Pennsylvania. Working here is not a job, it’s a group of humans who have become a tight-knit pack that is based on sharing the same passions: helping rescue animals, pets and their families.  Mason Dixon K9 also works very closely with local rescues and will foster dogs in need.  If you have a deep passion for helping families, their pets, rescue dogs and working hard, then becoming a part of the Mason Dixon K9 pack might be the perfect fit! 

Interested pack-members should email a cover letter, position they're applying for and resume to jobs@masondixonk9.com.

 

BALANCED TRAINER (FULL-TIME & PART-TIME):

We are looking for someone who is dependable and preferably experienced with training dogs using the balanced training method, however, we are willing to train the right person.  Everyone at Mason Dixon K9 becomes a pack member that plays a critical role in the successful training of various dogs, family pets and rescue pups. As a pack member and brand ambassador, it’s important to be the embodiment of the Mason Dixon K9 brand with pride and consistency, including sharing the core values: Integrity, Quality, Dependability, Adaptability, and Compassion.  While working as a balanced trainer with Mason Dixon K9, you’ll be hands-on with dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes, and through a broad range of tasks, you will:

  • Train - (If you don’t have experience, we will train the right person);
  • Execute general pet care and maintenance related to dogs including, but not limited to:
    • Exercising,
    • Bathing,
    • Cleaning,
  • Show patience to dogs and pet parents when training,
  • Have a lot of fun while building bonds with all two legged and four legged clients!

     

THE WARM AND FUZZIES:

Working at Mason Dixon K9 is not a job, rather, you are a member of the pack who will work together for the betterment of pets. We’ve highlighted job responsibilities as best as we could, but the best parts of working at Mason Dixon K9 can’t be fully described in the job description - unconditional affection from our furry clients and rescue pups! Compensation is based on experience, 1 week vacation time will accrue from start date, as well as 1 week of sick time. Must be 18 years of age or older.  The MDK9 pack needs a dependable person who is:

  • Flexible
  • Able to do rotating weekend shifts (a must)
  • Self-starter
  • Dependable, team player
  • Balanced Trainer (will train the right person)

 

 

KENNEL TECHNICIAN (PART-TIME):

We are looking for someone who is dependable and preferably experienced with duties as it relates to general kennel technician duties, which is, but not limited to, working around various dogs and caring for them.  Everyone at Mason Dixon K9 becomes a pack member that plays a critical role in the successful training of various dogs, family pets and rescue pups. As a pack member and brand ambassador, it’s important to be the embodiment of the Mason Dixon K9 brand with pride and consistency, including sharing the core values: Integrity, Quality, Dependability, Adaptability, and Compassion.  While working as a balanced trainer with Mason Dixon K9, you’ll be hands-on with dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes, and through a broad range of tasks, you will:

  • Execute general pet care and maintenance related to dogs including, but not limited to:
    • Exercising,
    • Bathing,
    • Cleaning,
    • Cleaning common areas,
  • Show patience to dogs and pet parents when training,
  • Have a lot of fun while building bonds with all two legged and four legged clients!

THE WARM AND FUZZIES:

Working at Mason Dixon K9 is not a job, rather, you are a member of the pack who will work together for the betterment of pets. We’ve highlighted job responsibilities as best as we could, but the best parts of working at Mason Dixon K9 can’t be fully described in the job description - unconditional affection from our furry clients and rescue pups! Compensation is based on experience, and you must be 18 years of age or older.  The MDK9 pack needs a dependable person who is:

  • Flexible
  • Able to do rotating weekend shifts (a must)
  • Self-starter
  • Dependable, team player
  • Compassionate

 

Job summaries are intended to describe the general nature and level of work assigned to open positions. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, as well as any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial or local law. Applicants must be over the age of 18. Mason Dixon K9 is a drug-free zone and zero tolerance for misbehaviors relating to bullying, intimidation and or substance abuse.

MASON DIXON K9 IS GROWING!

Mason Dixon K9 Expands, Full-Service Resort of Hanover, PA
Opening Soon!

Friday, February 16, 2024

As we make progress on the renovation of the resort to Pennsylvania and Maryland inspection certification code and licensing requirement standards, unforeseen circumstances have forced us to open the doors slightly later than originally projected.  

Just like you, we are beyond eager to open this new, fully renovated, full-service facility, and are now aiming to open around May 1.  As with any renovation to this magnitude, certain issues presented themselves that provided no other option than to address the issues properly. Mason Dixon K9 (MDK9) has high expectations and standards that are not only in-line with, but also exceed Pennsylvania and Maryland inspection certification code and licensing requirements, therefore in order to meet and or exceed those standards, we are not taking any short-cuts, or speeding through a renovation of this magnitude which could jeopardize the health and safety of any staff or animal at the facility. Unfortunately, taking the right approach comes with the cost of delays. 

We are doing everything we humanly can to get there, but doing it right is most important and we greatly appreciate your patience and understanding.  We will be opening a separate Facebook Page with updates and information and look forward to sharing photos of the progress soon!

 

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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

There is much work to be done, and we know the transition period might present some challenges to current Paws Pet Resort customers, however, Mason Dixon K9 Crew and Family will work with you to ensure as little disruption as possible during this transition.

Effective immediately, Mason Dixon K9 Management will be assuming full responsibility of the resort and assessing what needs to be done in order to re-open with Mason Dixon K9 facility management, standards, protocols and more.  Mason Dixon K9 prides itself on the level of care and high standards that we have established, and we need to ensure that the new facility adheres to those expectations.

We are asking for current Paws Pet Resort clients to kindly work with us during this transition.  Once the facility is up and running, the services will remain the same, thus expanding Mason Dixon K9 current services to include those previously offered by Paws Pet Resort.

Once again, the Mason Dixon K9 Family is wagging their tails in anticipation of what’s to come…and there’s a lot more to come!


 

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