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Transform your furry friend into a well-behaved companion with Spanish Springs Pet Resort's certified trainer’s dog obedience program. Our professional trainers use relationship building methods to help your pet learn essential skills and build a strong bond with you. Whether you're looking to resolve specific behavior issues or simply want to reinforce good habits, our training program will provide you and your pet with the tools needed for success. Invest in your pet's future and see the results for yourself with our personalized dog obedience training.

Get the individualized attention your dog deserves with our mandatory 1 on 1 training session. This session is a pre-requisite for all further training programs offered at Spanish Springs Pet Resort. Simply reach out to our lead trainer, Kayla, via text at (775)741-7033 and include your preferred training schedule and any specific behavior issues you want to be addressed. Start your pet on the path to success today with our customer-focused training program.

  1. Your first and last name

  2. Your dog's name/age 

  3. The issues you are having with your dog

  4. What equipment you are currently using (i.e. flat buckle collar and clip leash, martingale, harness, pinch collar, etc.)


Next Step: Creating an online profile with Spanish Springs Pet Resort is a requirement before scheduling any services offered. Start your pet's training journey today and give them the tools they need to thrive.

If you do not currently have an online profile with Spanish Springs Pet Resort, you will need to set one up before the 1 on 1 training session.

Click HERE to create an online profile

Available Training

Currently Available Training Options

Reno Dayce/Board and train

Daycare/Board and Train

Training during boarding or daycare stay. A trainer will work 1 on 1 with your dog during their stay-

$35/session or $130 for a package of four sessions.

Private Dog Training in reno area

On-Site Private Session

Obedience training 1 on 1 with client, dog, and trainer at SSPR. If you are requesting obedience training for the first time, you will be required to start with a 1 on 1 session with a trainer and then the trainer can work with your dog individually for reoccurring sessions-

$70/hour or $270 for a package of four sessions.

Pet sitting for Reno/Tahoe area

In-Home/Public Training

Are private customized sessions with owner one one in your own home. $100/hour or $390 for a package of four sessions.

(Classes Currently Unavailable) 

Puppy Classes Level I and Level II 

1 hour a week for 6 weeks + at home exercises for puppies who have all of their shots. Please see in-home training for puppies too young for all shots. Includes, Handling & desensitization, puppy socialization, sit-stay, down-stay, stand, drop it, take it, leave it, loose leash walking, focus, recall, and release. 

Adult Dog Obedience Level I level II 

1 hour a week for 6 weeks + at home exercises

Sit-stay, down-stay, recall, heel, loose leash walking, accepting of grooming. 

Real World Training Class (Public Training)  

1 hour for 6 weeks in a public setting. Must have completed level I and Level II classes or pass Evaluation. 

Train your dog in a real world setting testing the skills your dog already knows to advance them to the next level.


In-home Training 

Services vary, must come for consultation first. 

Board & Train

Length and Time Vary. Must complete evaluation first and have a consultation. Must have end consultation. 

STAR Puppy Class & Test 

1 hour a week for 7weeks + certificate if puppy passesFor dogs up to one year of age. Dogs can test as soon as they are old enough for required vaccines. 

Items on test and trained in class: 

Owner Behaviors 

1. Show Proof of vaccines 

2. Puppy appears happy and active for breed. 

3. Owner describes exercise plan 

4. Owner brings bags to class for clean up 

5. Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy 

Puppy Behaviors 

1. Free of aggression toward people 

2. Free of aggression toward other puppies 

3. Tolerates collar, harness, etc. owner choice. 

4. Owner can hug or hold puppy 

5. Puppy allows owner to take away treat or toy 

6. Allows petting by someone other than the owner 

7. Grooming (owner handles ears, feet, mouth, etc.) 

8. Walks on leash, follows owner in a straight line 

9. Walks by other people 

10. Sits on command with food 

11. Down on command with food

12. Comes to owner from 5ft 

13. Reaction to distractions 

14. Stays on leash with another person 

Canine Good Citizen Class (CGC) and Test

1 hour a week for 7 weeks + AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate if passed Dogs of all ages can take the Canine Good Citizen Test. STAR Puppy is not required to take CGC. 

Items trained in class and on CGC test: 

1. Accepting of a friendly stranger 

2. Sitting politely for petting 

3. Appearance and grooming 

4. Out for a walk 

5. Walking through a crowd 

6. Sit and down staying in place 

7. Come when called 

8. Reaction to another dog 

9. Reaction to distractions 

10. Supervised separation 

AKC Community Canine (CGCA) 

Advanced Level of AKC Canine Good Citizen 

Given in a real world setting 

No age limit but dog must have required vaccines 

Must have passed the Canine Good Citizen test and have it on record at the AKC. Test items include: 

1. Dog stand, sits, or lies down and waits under control with owner 

2. Dog walks on a loose leash in a natural situation and does not pull 

3. Dog walks on loose leash through a crowd 

4. Dog walks past distractions and does not pull 

5. Sit-stay in a small group (two other people with dogs total of 3 people and dogs each) 6. Dogs allows person who is carrying something like a backpack or large purse to approach it 

7. Dog walks by food and follows instructions for leave it 

8. Down or sit stay at a distance about 20 ft 

9. Recall 20 ft with distraction present 

10. Dog will sit or stand while the owner exits or enters a passageway. Owner may choose to send the dog through first and have the dog wait for the owner or the owner may have the dog sit and wait for the owner. The dog must not pull and must be under good control. 

AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU)

No age requirement but must have required vaccines and must have CGC title on file with the AKC. CGCA is not required for CGCU. 

Will be given in a city setting. 

1. Enter/exit doorways with no pulling in dog friendly building 

2. Walk through a crowd on a busy urban sidewalk 

3. Appropriate reaction to city distractions, including movement, noises, and walking on a variety of surfaces 

4. Cross the street- stop at a corner, stand or sit to wait and cross. No pulling on leash 5. Ignore food on sidewalk 

6. Person walks up and pets my dog may be carrying an item 

7. Dog friendly building down stay for 3min in the lobby or outdoor area. 8. Stairs and steps or elevator under control. No pulling 

9. House trained for city living 

10. Transportation owner choice depending on needs, waits to enter/exit vehicles. Small dogs secured appropriately 

Meet The Trainer

        Kayla Mollat, ABCDT, attended Animal Behavior College in 2016, where she became a professional certified dog trainer. She completed her externship under Pamela Wagsness. Kayla is also an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC CGC). Given this credential, she is able to administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program, CGC, AKC Community Canine, and AKC Urban CGC tests. Kayla avidly pursues ongoing education and professional development by attending the International Association of Canine Professionals annual conferences. She has spent most of her time training family pets, diabetic alert dogs, and works with rescue dogs of all sizes. In addition, she has devoted five years to rescuing and rehabilitating dogs who are considered bully breeds. Kayla uses relationship based dog training methods which build a trusting, cooperative relationship with your dog. You will have your dog's respect, and your dog will be eager to work with you. Kayla believes all dogs are individuals who all have a different way of learning. She takes a customized approach to each dog and training situation. Kayla has always had a passion for dogs for as long as she can remember. When Kayla was in the 2nd grade, she saved all the money she earned from training family pets and used her earnings to adopt a dog at the local pet shelter. There she found “Luckydog.”When Kayla was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Luckydog would later save Kayla’s life by waking her up before she had a diabetic seizure whilst sleeping. Luckydog was a natural alerting diabetic alert dog who continued to save Kayla’s life multiple times and inspired Kayla’s career path. She dedicates her passion for dogs to Luckydog. 


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