Welcome to Pinnacle Pets Training!

Our experienced and certified trainer is ready and happy to work with your pup on learning a variety of new commands, tricks, and eliminating any undesirable behaviors such as jumping, pulling on a leash, barking, etc. Our trainer will work with your pup to create a strong bond of trust and respect through positive reinforcement.

Pinnacle Pets offers four main training options for our guests:

  • Daycare/Day Boarding Addons
  • Board and Train Program
  • Private Lessons

Initial Training Evaluation

Owners interested in dog training will start with a 30- minute Training Evaluation with our trainer, to create a program that will work best for you and your dog’s needs.

Pet parents will meet with the trainer to:

  • Discuss training goals
  • Determine the best training route based on training goals
  • Develop a timeline with milestones to mark achievements
  • Discuss the cost of an individualized training program

Training Addon – Small Sessions for Daycare/Day Boarding Reservations

Training addons are a small 30-minute session conducted while your dog is already here for other services like daycare or day boarding. These lessons are quick and easy ways to learn simple behaviors or reinforce good behaviors by keeping up with the training structure

  • Discouraging jumping
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Basic commands: sit, stay, come
  • “Leave it” command
  • Treadmill Training
  • And so much more!

This can be scheduled most days, but for best results, a regular training schedule is recommended.

Board & Train Program

Our Board & Train option provides two 30-minute training sessions per day for a lesser rate than add-on options for daycare/day boarding.

The Board & Train is perfect for dogs already staying with us for six or more days and you, and your dog, will benefit from training this way:

  • Board & Train allows your pup to fully immerse in the training program, providing faster and more effective results.
  • When they are not directly working with the trainer in one of their sessions per day, the staff working with them for regular boarding activities will be part of the training team and help reinforce the desired behaviors.
  • You will receive nightly feedback with pictures/videos from our trainer to discuss each day’s achievements.
  • The Board & Train program will include a 60-minute meeting with you at the end of their stay to go over their learned behaviors and how you can continue reinforcing what they learned, at home.
  • We will continue communication for at least a few weeks to ensure everything is going smoothly and help troubleshoot any hurdles.

Private Lessons

Private Lessons are one-on-one sessions with you, your dog, and our trainer. We can work on a variety of different behaviors in lessons that are tailored specifically to your dog’s needs. Private Lessons are a great way to pinpoint specific areas of focus and help you continue teaching at home. Lessons last for one hour and are held every 1-2 weeks. Discounts on packages are available.

Meet Jessica:

Jessica has been training dogs professionally since 2016. As a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), she specializes in using modern, science-based training methods to achieve results in both obedience and behavior modification. She is an active member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, with a degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University and a certificate in Dog Emotion and Cognition from Duke University. As an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator, Jessica has helped many clients achieve the official title of “Canine Good Citizen,” whether as a goal in itself or as a starting point for dogs who will be working in public.

Jessica is also a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Certified Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach, Animal Actors Certified Evaluator, and Certified Stunt Dog Judge. She loves seeing the amazing bond her students develop with their dogs as they train for trick performances and dog sports. With her wide range of knowledge and experience, Jessica can’t wait to help you achieve your own training goals with your dog!

For more information regarding our training program, see our Frequently Asked Training Questions or contact us today!

What Your Neighbors Are Saying:

``I just wanted to let everyone at Pinnacle Pets know how appreciative I am of their services. They definitely go above & beyond. For my previous fur baby I had a doggy daycare close to home but they moved to another state, so I was in a situation of what do I do for my new puppy. My sister recommended Pinnacle Pets to me. I tried them and have used them ever since.
They are accommodating, excellent communication skills & cleanliness is superb !
Now a couple things I need to let you know, I drive 50 miles each way to take my puppy to them for boarding and training. The trainer at Pinnacle is outstanding. She knows what I expect from my puppy and works very hard to accommodate my needs. Second, I am 72 years old and getting a puppy at this stage of my life has been a blessing not a hindrance thanks to Pinnancle’s help.``

Testimonial Donna and Franki
Donna and Franki

``Dear Pinnacle Stay and Play,
I am writing to tell you how happy we are with your dog training services.
While we were on vacation, and our dog, Joey B., was staying with the super nice people at your kennel, Jessica (the dog trainer) worked with our dog almost every day. When we returned to pick up Joey the results were amazing! Joey had learned sit, down, shake, here, and wait all in that short time period. Jessica also discovered the magic to his training - CHEESE! And that discovery has made life with Joey so much easier. We don’t have a fenced in yard, so Joey was wandering away from us on occasion, but with the cheese and the training he received from Jessica, he comes back without any problems.
Every time we bring Joey to the Pinnacle now, he goes crazy, he is so excited to see Jessica and all his other friends. He feels at home there and so do we. When we leave him to go somewhere we don’t worry any more about how he will be cared for. We love the messages we get at night telling us what he has been doing all day. We have had an overall wonderful experience at the Pinnacle Stay and Play. More importantly, so has Joey!!

Susan G``

Testimonial Susan and Joey
Susan and Joey

``I adopted Walker about a year ago and quickly realized I needed help with his dog / leash reactivity. As a first time dog owner, I didn’t know what to do to help him and was struggling taking him out on walks. He also didn’t know commands other than sit, which compounded the issue. Jessica was and is a HUGE help - he now knows obedience commands as well as fun tricks, and is always so excited to come to his lessons, see Jessica, and build his skills! He’s also made amazing progress with his reactivity - walks are no longer the struggle they used to be, but are instead enjoyable as we can walk and see other dogs on their walks without a meltdown. He is calmer and works to think things through instead of just reacting. It’s been great working with Jessica and really building a bond and connection with Walker. We both look forward to growing and progressing even more at Pinnacle Pets! - Elizabeth L``

Testimonial Elizabeth and Walker
Elizabeth and Walker

``Our new Golden Retriever Puppy (7 months), Penny was trained by Jessica at Pinnacle Pets and we are so pleased!
Jessica is so caring about each “student” and has the ability to have great relationship with each dog while training. Penny accomplished so much in such a short period of time.
Jessica talks through all of the parts of the training and explains how the dog is receiving these messages to be the most polite, responsive and productive.
We have utilized and practiced her techniques at home and Penny has benefitted from this instruction as she matures.
We are so grateful that we started her on training early and know this will allow for our dog to be most happy and well- adjusted to any environment.
Thank you, Jessica!``

Testimonial Elizabeth and Penny
Elizabeth and Penny

``Going to training sessions with your dog is one of the best ways to bond and establish trust. While there are many benefits to training in a group setting, we noticed progress much more quickly in private lessons. Having one-on-one attention from an expert trainer eliminates the frustration that can happen during group training when distractions break the communication between you and your dog. It also means that each session is tailored to your dog's specific needs. In our first meeting with Jessica, we discussed our overall goals and concerns, and we were able to create a plan that focused on the skills that were important to us. She not only guided us through fundamental obedience, but offered practical advice on how to help our dog through scenarios that are not conducive to training, such as around guests or kids. Jessica was also very good at explaining the psychology behind dog training, which really helped us understand how our dog learns! Moreover, Jessica was always genuinely happy to see us and our pup, which created a relaxed and comfortable environment for training, but also allowed us to have fun! We are very pleased with the services provided and the culture at Pinnacle Pets, and we feel like our dogs are happy and safe whether they are training or staying overnight!

Testimonial Victoria and Masha
Victoria and Masha

``Jess at Pinnacle Pets has done an amazing job working with my dog, Izzy. She is a yellow lab/hound mix that we got from a rescue and is roughly 90 pounds. Prior to bringing Izzy to training with Jess, I couldn’t even take her for a walk due to her poor leash behavior. Now, Izzy is very well behaved on a leash and we can go for pleasant walks in the neighborhood. We have been working on her reactivity with other dogs, too. There have been several staff members at Pinnacle who know Izzy and have commented on how improved her behavior has become since working with Jess.
Jess is very patient, kind, and loveable with Izzy. It’s very clear that she has a true passion for what she does. She is also very flexible with her training style and does essentially what is going to be most helpful for your pup that day. Whenever I hear someone ask for training recommendations, I always mention Jess. I appreciate her hard work, and Izzy just loves her!
-Kristen G., Izzy``

Testimonial Kristen and Izzy
Kristen and Izzy

``Jessica, the trainer at Pinnacle Pets brings her wealth of education and hands on experience to her training sessions. My dog benefitted from her training as a puppy and again as a two year old dog as he completed the Canine Good Citizen program. She uses a positive training method and truly cares about each and every dog she helps. She makes it easy to translate the training to use at home and also works so well with the pet parents. I highly recommend Jessica to help make your relationship with your pet the best it can be! My dog Charlie loves her too!
-Shannon J., Charlie``

Testimonial Shannon and Charlie
Shannon and Charlie

``The staff at Pinnacle Pets treated our frightened little rescue pup like a sweet baby. They are a patient and compassionate crew. Every time we bring her back they are so excited to see her!The best part of our experience is the relationship the trainer, Jess, formed with our pup. She worked with positive reinforcement, and was able to establish trust in a short time. Our little girl can now respond to really important safety commands, and is eager to learn more. We are definitely going to keep up her lessons.
-Judy B., Georgie``

Testimonial Judith and Georgie
Judith and Georgie