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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 Academy offers three in-house trading options: Puppy Day Academy, Boarding and Training, 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 5 months. Curriculum includes: Good manners (house training, crate training, impulse control, etc); basic behaviors (leash walking, sit, down, stay, come, leave it, and more) and 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, 5 days a week Monday – Friday, from 8am-5pm. Drop offs from 8-8:30am and pickups between 4-5 pm.

Skills are taught using gentle, effective positive reinforcement.

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

Orientation September 20th at 7 pm
Session starts September 25th

Call for more details.
(949)425-0700

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.

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.

Pet Suites is also pleased to offer group training classes, such as Puppy Class and Beginners Class, at all our facilities. All classes are taught by experienced trainers who are professional members of the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers).

Our Trainers

Shandell Quibell

Professional Level Member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Shani grew up loving animals. She wanted to work with them ever since she met her first love, a rescue terrier, named Lucy. Throughout her childhood and early adulthood, she volunteered at shelters and training facilities. She was a go to dog sitter for family and friends. She even judged her hometown’s annual pet show.

After graduating from Cal State Fullerton, she began working at an animal hospital, then, after taking her own dog to a puppy class, Shani became very interested in animal behavior. She spent the next year studying and shadowing a professional trainer. She is now a proud member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and is so excited to get puppies and their parents started off on the right paw.

When Shani is not at work, she spends her free time with her energetic Boston terrier, Tuxie, who is currently training to be the ring bearer at Shani’s upcoming wedding.

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

  • $1,500

Board and Train

  • 20 Days: $1,500

Day School

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

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