Dog Training

Learn how to communicate with your pup!

Whether you've got a pup that is working on learning the basics or an older dog that's a seasoned pro, our dog training services at American Pet Spa & Resort can have many great benefits! Not only will they become a better listener, but even the simplest tools can help a dog succeed and feel confident in varying situations. And you’ll be amazed at how your bond with your furry family member strengthens when you speak each other’s language. With several convenient training options and packages that can be customized to meet your needs, our trainer is here to help you and your pup!

Our pet training programs are designed to address a variety of needs, from basic obedience to specialized skills. Our trainer creates a supportive environment that encourages learning and fosters a strong bond between pets and their owners. We believe training benefits pets of all ages, so we tailor our approach to the unique personality and behavior of each one. This way, they receive the individualized attention they deserve and produce the best results.

Meet Our Trainer

My name is Yana, and I have always had a deep love and respect for animals and nature. When I was blessed with my Great Pyrenees, Coco, I was dedicated to learning everything I could about canines. I learned about canine nutrition, vaccinations, training, grooming, mental and physical enrichment, requirements, canine etiquette, and so much more. After hours of research, I knew my calling in life was to be a Professional Dog Trainer.

My dog is my world, and continuing a partnership and a strong bond between the two of us is so important to me. I strive to do the same for other pet parents and their dogs. The true human-canine bond is something not many people have the privilege of experiencing and it is the reason why my training philosophy and techniques are what they are today!

I use LIMA (least intrusive minimally aversive) and balanced training techniques. I train using canine body language to communicate and persuade them to let us lead them to the safety of our arms and the love in our hearts while upholding those boundaries and providing a life-long parent to dog bond and relationship. My goal is to teach the canine and their parent to work as a team to communicate and solve problems cooperatively. I approach each case individually and use the most positive proven methods to tailor training to each specific canine and parent team to help set you and your canine companion up for a successful functional life together!

Training Individual

  • 4 | Private Lessons | At Center:


  • 8 | Private Lessons | At Center:


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German shepherds training

Training with Boarding

  • Board & Train | 2 Week Program:


  • Board & Train | 3 Week Program:


  • Board & Train | 4 Week Program:


  • 10 | Day Board & Train :


  • 20 | Day Board & Train :


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Daycare & Train

  • 5 | Daycare and Train:


  • 10 | Daycare and Train :


Happy puppy sitting in grass lawn

Dog Training Approach and Philosophy

A balanced traininer recognizes that there is no one method or tool that works to help every dog. Just like humans, each dog is an individual. We like to have every option in the tool kit available to help dogs be the best they can be. We often rely on our most universal and adaptable tools like the slip collar and e-collar as it allows effective and clear communication. These tools give the owner the power to feel confident and in control. We also often use the help from our own pack of dogs (and extended pack of past clients that frequently visit) with the belief that there is no easier way for a dog to learn than learning by example. With that help, we can show that there is a leader of the pack which all the other balanced dogs follow--the human. We are very transparent about our work. We document and show everything that we do through photos and videos that get posted up on primarily our Instagram. We also post on our Facebook and YouTube. We want people to not only see what we are doing along with how and why it works, but to also take this content and learn how to help their own dogs succeed! Balanced home, balanced owners.

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Dog Training in Argyle

If you’re looking for the best dog training in Argyle, you’ve come to the right place. To find out more or book your pet’s stay, please contact us today!