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Pet Training

Problems? Let us help solve them! We offer training that is gentle, effective and fast! All of our trainers are professional level members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Pet Suites currently offers Puppy Day Academy, Board & Train and Day School.

Puppy Day Academy

Are you a hard working pet parent? Have a rambunctious new puppy? No time to potty train her or teach her manners? We can help!

Our Puppy Day Academy is a combination of training with supervised play, perfect for puppies from 9 weeks to 6 months.

Pet Parent Orientation: July 21, 1-2 pm
Session Begins: July 23, 2018

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Curriculum includes:

  • Good manners and problem solving – play-biting, house training, crate training, impulse control, etc
  • Basic behaviors – leash walking, sit, down, stay, come, leave it, and more
  • Real-life skills – socialization with dogs and people, body handling and grooming, food bowl exercises

Coaching for the pet parent is included so you can keep up with your talented pup!

Puppy Day Academy is 4 weeks long, with a choice of  attending 3 or 5 days a week Monday through Friday, from 8am-5pm. Drop offs from 8-8:30am and pickups between 4-5 pm.

Skills are taught using gentle, effective positive reinforcement.

Designing and supervising the Academy is our head trainer, Penelope Milne. See below for more information about our trainers.

Call Pet Suites at (949) 425-0700 for more information.

Day School

Drop your dog off in the morning, and he goes home with you that night, just a little wiser! An especially nice choice if your dog is already coming to Pet Suites  for Camp or Daycare.

Day School is available in packages of 10, 15 or 20 lessons. Fill out the Training Intake Interview Form, and schedule a meeting with the training staff, and we will individualize a program for you and your dog.

You will get periodic report cards about our dog’s progress, and you will meet with your trainer weekly (or as scheduled) for a Transfer of Skills session.

Board & Train

Combines Comfy Boarding and Training

Your dog stays with us for 20 days, enjoying the excellent care we are famous for, while your trainer, a professional level member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, works with him using modern, gentle and effective training methods.

The trainer will teach your dog all the basic skills: Loose leash walking, Sit and Down on word and signal, Sit-Stay, Down Stay, Come when Called, and Leave It, working with your dog in a variety of environments, to proof the behaviors against distraction.

When it is time for your dog to go home, you will meet with your trainer, so he or she can demonstrate the skills your dog has learned, and coach you as you take over the reins. You will also go home with a training handbook and DVD of the skills and tools necessary to maintain the training – courtesy of Pet Suites Academy.

Our Trainers

Kat Ellerd

Kat has a degree in business management, but her passion has always been the Human Animal Bond, and that has guided her path as she has worked in kennel settings, certified in dog first aid and CPR, volunteered in Animal Assisted Therapy, managed and led large dog playgroups, and pursued an apprenticeship in Canine Behavior and membership in The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Now in Puppy Day Academy Kat brings that skill set and passion to setting puppies and their people on the path to success.

Kat has 3 pets, Bella the cockatoo, Pepper a rescue Doxie mix, and Mungie, a rescue kitty.

Penelope Milne – CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA

Charter Member Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Penelope has been training dogs and coaching their people for more than 30 years. She is a charter member of the APDT, and has earned the CPDT-KSA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills Assessed) and CBCC-KA (Certified Behavior Consultant Canine) from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is the author of: “Puppies!  Why Do They Do What They Do?” and “Kittens!  Why Do They Do What They Do?” from BowTie Press, and “Is your Dog Bored?” in the 2012 Dogs USA, amongst other works.

Penny was elected to the Board of Directors of the CCPDT in 2014. She is the Chair of the CBCC Exam Committee.

Penny is the Executive Trainer for the Animal Keeper /Pet Suites, responsible for coaching staff on animal behavior, body language and more, and creating and implementing training and enrichment programs to enhance the quality of life for pets and people.

For more information regarding pet training, please contact Pet Suites.

Rates

Puppy Day Academy

  • 4 Weeks / 8+ hours a day
  • 3 Days a week: $955
  • 5 Days a week: $1,500

Day School

  • 10 Day: $394
  • 15 Day: $570
  • 20 Day: $740

Board & Train

  • 20 Days: $1,500

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