Help your pet stay on their best behavior.


Overland Animal Hospital & Pet Resort offers a variety of training services, including private lessons for owners and packages where your pup trains while staying at our daycare or resort. Dogs of all ages can learn new tricks at Overland, and our training programs are positive, upbeat experiences for our dog and human clients alike. Unleash your dog’s true potential with help from Overland Animal Hospital & Pet Resort!

Training Services and Rates

Behavioral Assessment
In your initial 30-minute consultation with Erica, Overland’s Certified Dog Trainer, you’ll discuss goals, options and plans for training.

Cost: $40 per 30-minute consultation. Half of this cost can be applied to any training package!

Private Lesson: On Campus

Receive a 60-minute private lesson with Overland’s Certified Dog Trainer to learn handling skills like walking on a leash, dealing with leash reactivity (barking at people or other dogs while leashed), handling prey drive and minimizing aggressive behaviors. We’ll also help you with management techniques, including adjusting your environment to make your dog more successful. The specific handling skills and management techniques we teach will depend on your dog’s behavioral needs and other at-home factors.

Cost: $75 per 60-minute private lesson

Three 60-minute sessions for $195 ($65 per session)

Six 60-minute sessions for $342 ($57 per session)

Doggy University: On & Off Campus Learning

Let our trainer do the hard part building obedience commands that you can take home with you! The most common commands we teach during basic obedience training include: name response, sit, down, sit from down, sit and stay, down and stay, come and wait. However, what we teach will vary depending on what you and your specific dog need.

Your dog will receive eight hour-long sessions with a trainer, and afterward, you will receive two private lessons with the trainer and your dog to transfer those skills.

Cost: Eight 60-minute sessions + two private lessons for $446 ($37 per session)

Stay and Train: On-Campus Learning

Stay and Train sessions are 30-minutes long and are focused on obedience. These sessions are perfect for building commands, working on leash manners, preventing unruly behavior and strengthening old skills. We’ll develop a training program that best suits your dog’s particular behavioral needs. We can work on anything from impulse control and leash reactivity to simple obedience.

Cost: $25 per 30-minute session

Five 30-minute sessions + one private lesson for $175 ($20 per session)

Puppy Pre-K: On & Off Campus Learning

In Puppy Pre-K, our trainer will teach your puppy basic obedience and then will help them practice in the real world! Your dog receives one Study Abroad for every four sessions on campus. This program is perfect for dogs under eight months old.

Cost: $25 per 30-minute session

Five sessions + one private lesson for $175 ($20 per session)

Study Abroad: Off-Campus Learning

This package is designed for advanced dogs needing real-world distractions for practice and for owners who just want their dogs to get offsite! Our trainer will take your dog to parks, on walks around neighborhoods or to dog-friendly stores during these 60-minute sessions.

Cost: $47 per 60-minute session

Five 60-minute sessions for $210 ($42 per session)

Ten 60-minute sessions for $370 ($37 per session)

Group Puppy Classes

Join a group puppy class! A trainer will teach you how to train your dog in obedience, and your puppy will benefit from socializing with other pets and people, too. Classes are six weeks long and are generally offered on weekday evenings.

Cost: Six-session class for $168 ($28 per session)

$38 per drop-in session

Please contact our hospital for a schedule of current and upcoming group classes.

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Think your dog is ready for a Canine Good Citizen test? The CGC is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the ten-step test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Cost: $40 per session

Continuing Education

Keep your pups mentally enriched with continued training throughout their lives! This package is for dogs that have already completed training.

Five 30-minute sessions for $100 ($20 per session)

Ten 30-minute sessions for $190 ($19 per session)

Before scheduling any dog training sessions, please schedule a consultation with Erica. To schedule a consultation, please contact Overland Animal Hospital & Pet Resort by calling 303-922-5500.

About Our Trainer

EricaErica started her professional career as a marine mammal researcher at the Dolphin Cove Research and Education Center. From there, she worked her way around the country as a youth educator, counselor and volunteer, teaching America’s children the importance of wildlife conservation and respecting the animal kingdom. She has also worked with service and guide dogs, where her training skills have helped dogs become lifelong friends to individuals in need. She started her work in this field as a trainer with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an internationally accredited nonprofit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss and service dogs to children with autism. She also previously worked with the rescue group Freedom Service Dogs, where she taught service dogs the skills they need to be helpful to individuals dealing with a spectrum of physical and mental ailments.

She studied animal science and psychology at the University of Delaware and holds a certification from the Canine Good Citizen program, which is directly in line with her innate passion for teaching dogs to be helpers of all kinds. She is also certified through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

For more information, please call 303-547-1670.

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