Training

Each dog is different.
So our pack adjusts to yours.

Based on your schedule, your dog’s behavior, and your preferred training, we’ll work with you to find a program that’s the best fit!

Explore All Classes

Training

Each dog is different.
So our pack adjusts to yours.

Based on your schedule, your dog’s behavior, and your preferred training, we’ll work with you to find a program that’s the best fit!

Explore All Classes

Dedicated Trainers.
Big Differences.

Each trainer focuses their effort on 5-6 dogs on average, developing a bond and relationship that will help each dog achieve success.

Relationship-Based
Training

Our goals go beyond obedience. We train with patience, presence, and love, then share our knowledge with your family and each other.

Expertise for
Every Dog

In encouraging and supporting our team's continued education, we help train our trainers and ensure your dog gets the latest learnings.

Training Goals

Training Goals

All

Puppy

Adult

Alumni

Potty Training

Leash Manners

Jumping Up

Barking at Other Dogs or People

Therapy Dog Certification

Coming When Called

Destructive Behavior

Puppy Socialization

Basic Cues

Separation Anxiety

Grooming and Handling

10+ weeks

Private Lessons

Looking for one-on-one lessons? Come to our beautiful training resort and our professional Trainers will help customize private lessons that help you and your dog's specific situation!

8-16 weeks old

Puppy Preschool

Designed for puppies 8-16 weeks old - our Puppy Preschool program provides your new furry one the chance to start learning early about good puppy behavior, getting on a successful potty schedule, crate training, gaining independence, and becoming confident in new environments and with other pups---all while in a safe environment and with the expertise of a professional Trainer.

10+ weeks

Prep School

Designed for dogs of all ages and busy owners who need a little help, our Prep School program provides your dog with training for the basics and beyond. Each program includes weekly private lessons with you to support continued success at home. This program is also ideal for younger puppies who graduate from our Puppy Preschool!

10+ weeks

Prep School Premium

Designed for dogs of all ages and busy owners who need a bit more help through our extended program, including additional private lessons and long-term support for the best success! This program is also a great option for younger puppies who have completed our Puppy Preschool or any dog that has completed Private Lessons and is ready for the next step!

6 months+

Canine
Academy

Think of it as school for your dog. You drop them off and they spend the day learning and socializing with fellow PLD pups.

Private Lessons

age

10+ weeks

class length

1-hour Lessons

Do you wish your dog would listen better or have better manners around the house?  Wouldn’t it be great if they waited at doors, didn’t jump on you and your friends or pull you with their leash?  

Life with a dog is so much easier when they have the basic manners! Private lessons are perfect for dog owners and families who want to focus on specific training goals and learn along side their dogs! These lessons can help you address skills ranging from basic obedience, to well-mannered on and off-leash skills, having a companion that you can take to public places and more!  

Private lessons are offered in two packages:

  • 3-Lesson Package – enjoy private lessons at our facility, tailored for your dog’s needs and your lifestyle
  • 8-Lesson Package – enjoy the same private lessons at our facility with an option of having up to 2 of the lessons in your home (within a certain radius of PLD) 

 

Private lessons are held weekly at PLD or in your home (when applicable), giving you one-on-one attention with a professional Senior Trainer, while teaching you how to teach your dog! 

At completion, you and your furry family member become eligible for exclusive PLD Alumni perks, such as Canine Academy and Lodging.

 


Puppy Preschool

age

8-16 weeks old

class length

5 Weeks

Congrats – you have a new puppy! Have you caught yourself asking “now what?” or “why do they DO that?!” Sometimes puppies can be quite a handful for busy owners and families, between the potty-training woes, play biting, chewing on anything but their own toys and other behaviors you HOPE they outgrow!

The first 16 weeks of a puppy’s life are the most important period for their socialization. This is when they learn how to relate to other dogs, people, and their environment(s). Our Puppy Preschool is designed to help you work hands-on with your new puppy, as well as let us take them off your hands for a couple of days of training and socialization with other pups – an ideal blend of training!

You and your new pup can build a great foundation for their training and your relationship, a potty schedule, crate training tips, how to handle play biting, socialization with other pups and recommendations on how to continue introducing your new puppy to new skills and situations.

Preschool Includes

  • 5-week program
  • 4 one-hour, private lessons at PLD with a Senior Trainer who specializes in puppy development
  • 2 days of puppy preschool, where your pup stays with us during the day for training and socialization (drop off in the AM and go home in the PM)
  • Free Spa bath and training tool
  • Exclusive Alumni perks include eligibility for Canine Academy and Lodging
  • This program is a great stepping stone to our Prep School and other programs!

Prep School

age

10+ weeks

class length

6 Weeks

Our most popular program is the best of both worlds! Prep School is perfect for pet owners who want to be involved in training and have professional help to achieve their goals more quickly. We will partner with you to help you save time and effort with your dog’s initial training, while showing you the training techniques along the way! 

Prep School is our day training program designed so that your dog is spending more one-on-one time with a Professional Trainer, so it is less work for you in the beginning. As your dog progresses, we teach you how to continue and maintain your dog’s training.

This program helps you get the freedom to do what you love, while your dog is with you. For starters, have people over with your dog out, go to the park with your dog or take calm, enjoyable walks. It’s so much easier to enjoy life with a dog that has benefited from school!

Program Includes

  • 30 days of “day school”, Monday through Friday (drop off in the AM and go home in the PM)
  • Weekly training lessons with your dog and their Trainer, so you can learn the techniques and tips to practice at home
  • Exclusive PLD Alumni perks such as Canine Academy and Lodging (as available)

Prep School Premium

age

10+ weeks

class length

10 Weeks

This program is perfect for pet owners who would love to have the results of our Prep School program, plus the benefit of advanced training with more polished results. This is perfect way to blend your dog’s training needs with your busy life, without worrying about the hardest part – the initial training. 

 

During this extended training program, your dog will come stay with us throughout the day for a few additional weeks (think training + resort combo!) so our professional Trainers do the heavy lifting for you!

Program Includes

  • 10 weeks (or 50 days) of “day school”, Monday through Friday (drop-off in AM and pick-up in PM)
  • Weekly training lessons with you and your dog, so that you can learn the techniques and tips to to practice at home
  • Skills included in Prep School, plus additional training in areas such as working with your dog on advanced recall and leash or off-lash skills, building more confidence, leash reactivity, continued socialization and more
  • The luxury of long-term support, with 4 additional lessons that can be scheduled for up to 1 year after completion of program
  • Exclusive PLD Alumni perks such as Canine Academy and Lodging (as available)

Canine
Academy

age

6 months+

class length

All Day!

tuition

To ensure your pet gets the most out of  Canine Academy, we start by making small groups based on size and/or temperament. Each day, we work on basic obedience and a special activity that keeps them mentally and physically engaged! Consider this our answer to traditional dog daycare, but rooted in training.


We’ll work on:

  • Sit and wait at doors and gates
  • Potty and mark outside only
  • Quiet (No excessive barking)
  • Down (No jumping up on people)
  • Settle down
  • Impulse control

requirements

PLD Alumni status

To enroll in Canine Academy, dogs must have completed one of our Training Programs: Essential Manners, Essentials Jumpstart, Prep for Life or Prep for Life Premium. Dogs must be spayed or neutered. Prior to enrollment, dogs must register for a New Student Orientation Day, during which time our Canine Academy Counselors introduce them to their fellow pet students to ensure your pet is comfortable, friendly, and can safely socialize and learn in school. Upon successful completion, you can enroll your pet up to 3 times per week, based on availability.

Orientation Day : $70

vaccinations