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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 Board & Train and Day School.

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.

5 Day Pup Brush-Up

Offered only after the completion of a 10, 15, or 20 Day School package or with the full purchase of classroom training.

Our Trainers

Cynthia Steyer – Trainer

Cynthia brings both a depth and breadth of knowledge to her role as trainer at Pet Suites. . Over the last 20 years she has played roles in the veterinary, animal rescue, animal behavior and pet care fields. She is a professional-level member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Now Pet Suites’ furry family gets the benefit of her skill set as she uses positive reinforcement to solve problems for pets and their families.

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.


Day School

  • 10 Day: $433
  • 15 Day: $627
  • 20 Day: $814

Board & Train

  • 20 Days: $2010

5 Day Pup Brush-Up

  • 5 Days: $240
    Offered only after the completion of a 10, 15, or 20 Day School package or with the full purchase of classroom training.


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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