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

Essential Manners

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!

16 + weeks

Essentials Jumpstart

During your dog’s stay, we'll work on basic commands to help build the foundation for a long-lasting, loving relationship.

10+ weeks

Prep for Life

Designed for dogs of all ages and busy owners who need a little help, our daytime training teaches the basics and beyond. Each program includes private lessons to be completed weekly to promote continued success at home.

10+ weeks

Prep for Life Premium

Designed for dogs of all ages and busy owners who need a bit more help with our extended program, including additional private lessons and ongoing support for the best success!

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.

Essential Manners

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 were calmer, waited at doors, didn’t jump on you or pull you with their leash?  

Life with a dog is so much easier when they have the essentials!

This program is also right for families with dogs that overreact to people and or are not comfortable being left at home alone.

Essential Manners is typically completed in about two months with private weekly lessons at PLD, giving you one-on-one attention with a professional Trainer, while teaching you how to teach your dog.

At completion, become eligible for exclusive PLD Alumni perks, such as Canine Academy and Lodging (based on availability).

 


Essentials Jumpstart

age

16 + weeks

class length

14 Days

During your dog’s stay with us, we’ll work on basic commands to build the foundation for a long-lasting, loving relationship.

Are you experiencing some chaos and frustration with your pet?! Jumpstart your dog’s house manners at home so you can start enjoying having a dog, the way you imagined when they first came home! and move closer towards the desired training goals with your dog. 

Your dog comes to stay with us for 2 weeks to get a jumpstart on a few common obedience skills, such as sit, down, waiting at doors and leash skills. In a short time, your pup will build a good foundation and be ready to learn more. Your dog also enjoys socialization with other dogs in a safe, supervised environment! 

This program can save you time and effort up front. We’ll work together before and after your dog’s stay to make sure you know how to continue and maintain your dog’s training.

Essentials Jumpstart is a perfect starting point to prepare for one of our other programs in the future for more advanced training and reliability.  

This program is typically completed in about a month, including the 2 week stay for your dog and private lessons with you and your dog together.

At completion, become eligible for exclusive PLD Alumni perks, such as Canine Academy and Lodging (based on availability).


Prep for Life

age

10+ weeks

class length

6 Weeks

Our most popular program is the best of both worlds! Prep for Life is perfect for pet owners who want to be involved in training and have personal help to get there faster. We save you tons of time and effort with the initial training, while also training you (the humans!) along the way.

Prep for Life is designed so that your dog is spending more time directly with a 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 is Prepped for Life!

This program is typically completed in about 2 months and includes:

  • Day training, M-F (drop off in the AM and go home in the PM)
  • Training lessons before, during and after program
  • The skills included in Prep for Life, plus additional skills such as introducing them to working off-leash or on a long leash, excessive chewing, barking and more
  • Exclusive PLD Alumni perks such as Canine Academy and Lodging (as available)

Prep for Life Premium

age

10+ weeks

class length

10 Weeks

This program is perfect for pet owners who would love to have the results of the Prep for Life program, plus the benefit of advanced training with more polished results. This is perfect for 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!

This program is typically completed in about 2½ months and includes:

  • Day training, M-F (drop-off in AM and pick-up in PM)
  • Training lessons before, during and after program
  • The skills included in Prep for Life, plus additional skills such as introducing them to working off-leash or on a long leash, excessive chewing, barking and more
  • LONG-TERM SUPPORT!
  • 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