In the early 2000’s, The Bulson’s began their multi-decade involvement with local dog rescues.  What started as ‘just one dog’, turned into fostering and re-homing more than 150 dogs, including litters of puppies, seniors, medically challenged dogs, and dogs with severe behavioral issues.

Since then, they have opened the doors of Mason Dixon K9 Boarding and Training facility, and continue to pour their passions into assisting rescues.  Their work of training the once unwanted and 'un-adoptable' dogs into becoming irreplaceable family pets, canine companions and Canine Good Citizen ® has saved countless lives.  We invite you to explore the rescues Mason Dixon K9 works closely with, you might find your next canine companion. 


The Adams County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), is an IRC 501 c-3 non-profit organization that provides shelter and care for lost, abandoned and abused animals, investigates cases of cruelty to animals, recommends the prosecution of persons engaging in animal neglect or cruelty, helps control animal overpopulation and educates the community about spay/neuter programs, animal wellness and safety. 


The dogs pulled from shelters by House of Hope are primarily black labs/lab mixes as they have the highest euthanasia rate of any other breed/color combination in the country, but we also extend a helping hand to dogs of many other breeds, dogs that our volunteer network can save and place in good homes.  No dog is too old, too sick, too injured, too untrained, or too “anything” for us to help; we have rescued senior dogs, dogs that have been in car accidents, or shot, or burned, dogs that require hospice fostering due to terminal conditions, feral dogs that have never known human kindness, bonded pairs that need to be adopted together, litters of orphaned puppies, and everything in between.  At House of Hope, we believe there is a perfect home for each and every dog. And we are committed to finding it for them.



K-9 Lifesavers pulls dogs from low-income rural areas, where hundreds of highly-adoptable dogs are euthanized every week due to overpopulation, lack of spay/neuter education, and inadequate funding. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, transporters, shelter partners, and donors, K-9 Lifesavers saves lives “Four Paws at a Time”.


MAGSR is dedicated to rehabilitating and providing a second chance to German shepherds and shepherd mixes that have been abandoned, abused, lost, strayed, or surrendered. Through our community outreach events around the Mid-Atlantic region, we teach and encourage responsible pet ownership and pet population control. Our all-volunteer organization works diligently to locate loving and responsible owners who wish to make their new dog(s) members of their family -- forever. MAGSR remains committed to helping end the needless overpopulation, death, abuse, and neglect of dogs in our area and in improving the lives of the dogs as well as their new owners.


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

At Mason Dixon K9 we pride ourselves on creating a unique 1:1 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 training philosophy, using a mix of balanced certified methods, 14 plus years of experience that we have found unparalleled success.  

We invite you to learn more ABOUT US and understand that when you commit to training your dog with us, we commit to you and your dog just as we would our own dogs.  When we train your K9 companion we break down the communication barrier between you and your dog so you can enjoy the many benefits of owning a Good Canine Citizen ®!


Benefits of Having Your 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!


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!


Mason Dixon K9 is a family-owned and operated facility and we accept new and returning K9 citizens by appointment only. Please fill out our Evaluation Form so we can begin tailoring a 1:1 training program as unique as you and your K9 companion. 


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