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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.

Classes are taught outdoors, in a spacious training yard, which allows pet students more space to learn and focus.

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.

Puppy Day Academy has two Options

4 Weeks
4 weeks long, with a choice of  attending 3 or 5 days a week Monday through Friday, from 8am-5pm.

2 Weeks
2 weeks long, 5 days a week Monday through Friday, from 8am-5pm.

Drop offs from 8-8:30am and pickups between 4-5 pm.

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!

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.

Agility For Fun

6-week Group Classes, Includes Pet Parents

Have your dog become more confident, increase exercise and enrichment, practice off leash control and increase your bond with your dog, all while having fun doing tunnels and jumps and weave poles and more.

First meeting for each class is an orientation for pet parents only (without dogs).

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Start Date: 4/8 (First class an orientation without dogs.)
Last Class: 5/13
Classes: Wednesdays, 6-7 pm

Instructor: Bennett Sharp

Call 760 941-3221 for more information.

Day School

Cost of private daycare included.

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

James Nashar – Puppy Day Academy Instructor

James has had a special bond with animals ever since he was a kid — he started his own dog walking business when he was just 13! He acquired 11 years of animal care experience- including training and certification in canine and feline CPR, completion of the Animal Keeper behavior program, and professional level membership in the Association of Professional Dog Trainers – prior to becoming the Puppy Day Academy instructor at Pet Suites.

Clients especially comment that James really listens and tunes into the individual needs of each pet and family team. James notes, “I am proud I’ve been able to help families have a happy household with their puppy.”

James always goes the extra mile – and his clients and pets love him for it!

Mackenzie Hedges – Trainer Pet Suites

Mackenzie has been with Pet Suites since 2018, graduating from The Animal Keeper Academy and becoming a skilled dog trainer and professional level member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). She has been passionate about dogs all her life, growing up with Golden Retrievers and helping train them. She refined her knowledge and animal handling skills with 5yrs of volunteering at her local animal shelter. While attending college (working on her criminal justice degree) she adopted her first dog, Chloë, who came with many challenges! Mackenzie dug in and worked with her, creating an incredible bond and a well-behaved pup.

Mackenzie’s goal is to help you experience a similar bond and love with your trained, happy pup.

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 (Association of Professional Dog Trainers), an AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator and has earned the CPDT-KSA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills Assessed) and CBCC-KA (Certified Behavior Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed) from the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). Penny served two terms on the Board of Directors of the CCPDT, acting as Exam Chair. 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 is the Training Director 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.


Puppy Day Academy

  • 4 Weeks / 8+ hours a day
  • 3 Days a week: $955
  • 5 Days a week: $1,500
  • 2 Weeks / 8+ hours a day
  • 5 Days a week: $775

Day School

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

Board & Train

  • 20 Days: $1,500


Susan J Rated 5/5 Stars

Pet Suites is great. My puppy loved puppy day academy with Shani. He learned a lot and I would highly recommend it. Max also loves spending the day at doggie daycare. He comes home very happy and tired after spending time playing with friends. I haven’t boarded here yet but I have heard good things. The staff are all very nice and caring!

Review 7/18/18 – 5 Stars

Pet Suites in Aliso Viejo is a very attractive and always immaculate place to send your pet for daycare, training or boarding. There are so many attentive and very professional people on staff, and my puppy Hubble loves all of them. He gets so excited as soon as we get near the place and everyone greets him by his name the moment he comes through the doors. I enrolled him in training with Kat, a wonderful and loving trainer, who helped me solve several puppy issues, including crate training and not being able to leave him alone at home. I really recommend Pet Suites in Aliso Viejo. I send Hubble several times a week so he can have a great time playing with all his puppy and human friends.

– Chris W

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