Creekside Pet Boarding’s
Family Dog Training Center
Is Now Open!

Featuring:

  • Daycare School
  • Play and Train
  • Board and Train
  • Private Consultations
  • Friday Puppy Playschool
  • Ongoing Obedience Classes!

Entirely Positive, Realistic Obedience Training!

Our training mission at Creekside Pet Boarding is to help you communicate effectively with your dog to create a harmonious relationship. We will teach you to teach your dog, or we can do the training and teach you how to reinforce it. There is no one method that fits all and our goal is to find what works for you and the type of training your dog needs!

Introducing Creekside Pet Boarding's
New Training Director

Natalie Marx, CPDT-KA®, AKC/CGC Certified

As a lifelong animal lover, Natalie has always known she would build a career devoted to their welfare. She has training in veterinary services and apprenticed as a dog trainer with some of the top professionals in the industry. Focusing on understanding dog body language, dog play styles, and using positive reinforcement, Natalie has a proven program of obedience training techniques and behavior modification philosophies to fit everyone.
 

In Natalie’s free time, you can find her at the beach playing volleyball or on the sidelines coaching the Cal Poly Men’s volleyball team. Natalie has two dogs of her own, Strider, an Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, and Maisie, an Australian Shepherd.

Training Options

Daycare School: $40

  • One 30-minute lesson for daycare or boarded dogs, focusing on what the owner requests.
  • Basic obedience tune-ups.
  • Work on specific problem behaviors.
  • Beginning or remedial socialization with our gentle “teachers”.
  • All other special requests.
  • Report cards and feedback daily.
  • Daycare or boarding fees are separate.

Play and Train: $1,200

  • A four-week program for dogs of all ages, all levels of previous training.
  • Three days per week, two lessons per day, Monday – Friday.
  • Twenty-four 30-minute training lessons included!
  • Report cards and feedback.
  • Weekly 30-minute lessons with the owner.
  • Daycare fees are included.

Board and Train: $ 1,400

  • Two-week program.
  • Thirty-minute training lessons twice per day, five days per week!
  • Weekly updates from the trainer.
  • One hour “Go Home” lesson with owner(s).
  • Boarding fees are included.

Private Consultations by Appointment: $40 per hour

  • Discuss personalized plans & information sources for puppies, potty training, barking, biting, jumping up, or other puppy issues.
  • Behavior modification techniques.

Friday Puppy Playschool: $25 for each puppy, minimum of 3 puppies per class.

  • Safely introducing your fully vaccinated puppy to group play.
  • One hour of supervised play with other puppies or gentle “teachers”.
  • No daycare fee unless staying longer than the one-hour class.

Obedience Classes: $150 for five weeks

Held every Saturday morning for a five-week period, we offer ongoing Basic Obedience and other levels of obedience classes throughout the year. Your dog will learn to sit, down, stay, off, come, leash training, leave it, and will be introduced to various stimuli. This is the foundation class for all other training and public manners. Email to join our waiting list for the next class.

To Inquire about the start of the next class:

AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program

Creekside Pet Boarding proudly incorporates the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program goals in all our foundational classes. CGC is a ten-skill training program that focuses on teaching the basics of good manners, obedience, and how to behave appropriately in the community. By instilling the values of responsible ownership, CGC strengthens the bond between you and your dog in the home and the community. Over one million dogs and their owners have participated in CGC training, and it lays the foundation for more advanced obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events.

The Practical Benefits of the Canine Good Citizen Program

The time it takes to train establishes a meaningful way to communicate with your dog and is the very best way to solidify a lifelong bond. Beyond the bonding, CGC helps you master cues such as the sit, down, stay, and more. The goals include good behavior with crowds, the veterinarian, a groomer, strangers, and other dogs. The CGC title is often a prerequisite for many therapy dog certifications and people are finding that it is easier to get into rental properties with a CGC title. Recently some homeowners’ and other insurance programs offer discounts for “Canine Good Citizen” dogs.

Creekside joins AKC in making “Canine Good Citizens” for life!

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DIRECTIONS:
Oak Park Exit from the 101 Freeway North, Oak Park becomes Noyes Road.

Arroyo Grande is located on California’s Central Coast next to Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County. Serving the resort cities of San Luis Obispo, Avila Beach, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Oceano, Grover Beach, & Cambria.

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