Dog Training at Great Valley Pet Hotel
Great Valley Pet Hotel’s Training Program is dedicated to enhancing the relationship between you and your pet.
We can help improve your furry family member’s manners, strengthen your bond, provide a healthy outlet both mentally and physically, and help you achieve your training goals.
In a fun and positive environment, our training program will help you and your dog better understand and communicate with each other, ultimately leading to a harmonious lifelong relationship.
Our Training Programs
Want to teach your pup the basics? Want to work directly with a trainer, but with one-on-one attention? Prefer to drop your dog off and pick them up with better behavior? Have a smarty pup who can’t wait to learn the next new thing? Great Valley Pet Hotel’s Training Program has something for almost every situation!
Board-n-Train & Camp-n-Train
Whether your canine companion is boarding with us while you are away or is here for the day, our trainers can work with your dog and then transfer the skills needed so you can reinforce the behavior at home.
Either at Great Valley Pet Hotel or in the comfort of your own home, work with a trainer on a specialized behavior without your dog getting distracted by the rest of the class. Schedule a one-on-one coaching session and learn the how to get your dog on the road to success.
Have a high-energy dog who likes challenges and enjoys learning new tasks? Our Enrichment Sessions are a great way for your dog to expend physical and mental energy while with us. Your dog will receive gentle one-on-one guidance from a trainer in a variety of activities that will appeal to dogs of any age, breed or skill level. An excellent way to entertain dogs with limited physical abilities as well as brainiac dogs.
Great Valley Pet Hotel is thrilled to be offering group training classes at our sister facility, Wagsworth Manor Pet Resort, taught by our very talented and experienced training staff. The classes are designed for FUN first and foremost. Whether you are looking to start your puppy off right or teach your old dog new tricks, our weekday, evening, and weekend classes will help you learn the basics or fine tune more advanced skills. With the help of our trainers, you too can have that well-behaved pooch you have always dreamed of and in the process, strengthen the bond you have with your favorite canine companion!
Group classes at Wagsworth Manor Training will resume after the first of the year. Watch the Group Class listings for updated schedules. In the meantime, call Wagsworth Manor with any training-related questions.
A recent California transplant, Kou Nelson arrived at Great Valley Pet Hotel as a self-proclaimed “Training Geek” with a true passion for training. Her extensive background in education, learning theory, and science of canine behavior has taught her how to better understand “dog” and how to improve communication between humans and their furry companions. Kou enjoys training as a way to help bridge the gap so dogs can understand people and their people can better understand them—leading to a more harmonious relationship for all!
She has worked with a variety of dogs, both with rescue organizations and furkids in their furever home, focusing on behavior issues, and including basic manners, AKC Canine Good Citizen (as a certified evaluator), and group classes.
Kou’s own dogs have participated in a variety of dog sports and three have been therapy dogs. Recently, she has expanded her skills by training and providing enrichment for guinea pigs, goats, and sundry other farm animals. Kou is currently “critterless” for the first time in 30 years, but looks forward to finding her forever home where she can re-establish her menagerie. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild which promotes a positive, non-invasive fear-free and pain-free training for all animals.