Overland Animal Hospital & Pet Resort offers a variety of training services ranging from private lessons, group classes to stay and train packages and customized behavior modification programs. Dogs of all ages can learn new tricks, and our training programs are meant to be positive, upbeat experiences for our dog and human clients. Unleash your dog’s true potential with help from Overland Animal Hospital & Pet Resort!
Erica started her professional career as an animal enthusiast and behavioral educator back in 2009, as a Marine Mammal Researcher with the Dolphin Cove Research and Education Center. From there, she has worked her way around the country as youth educator, counselor, and volunteer, teaching America’s children the importance of wildlife conservation and respecting the animal kingdom. Erica holds a substantial amount of knowledge from working with service and guide dogs, where her training skills have opened doors for dogs to become lifelong saviors to individuals in need. She started her work in this field with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an internationally accredited nonprofit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss, (as well as service dogs to children with autism), where she trained guide dogs. Her most recent employment in this realm was with the inspirational rescue group Freedom Service Dogs, where she taught service dogs the skills they would need to be helpful to individuals dealing with a spectrum of physical ailments, in addition to mental illness, (as many of the dogs she trained were to go on to be therapy dogs). She holds a certification for the Canine Good Citizen program, which is directly in line with her innate passion for teaching dogs to be helpers of all kinds. Erica has a strong background in Animal Science and Psychology from the University of Delaware, in addition to leadership skills learned while surviving a 22 day sea kayaking trip. The folks here at Overland feel so lucky to have this adventurous, outdoorsy, knowledgeable and altruistic individual on our team, we know you’re just going to love her!

Training Services and Rates

*Behavioral Assessment
Initial consultation, about 30 minutes long, with our professional dog trainer, Erica, to discuss goals, options, and plans.

  • $35 initial consult and $20 can be applied to any training package

**Private Lessons

One hour long private lesson with Erica to learn handling skills and management techniques to help solve any problem!

  • $67/Private Lesson
  • 3 PKG for $171 = $57/session

*Stay & Train- On Campus Learning

These 30 minute sessions are obedience focused, perfect for dogs looking to build commands, work on leash manners, prevent unruly behavior, and strengthen old skills.

  • $25/individual session
  • 5 PKG + Private Lesson ($67 value) for $132 = $13/session

*Puppy Pre-K – On & Off Campus Learning

Our trainer will be teaching your puppy basic obedience and then practicing in the real world during these 30 minute sesssions! One Study Abroad for every four sessions on campus. Perfect for dogs under 6 months old.

  • $25/individual session
  • 5 PKG + Private Lesson ($67 value) for $132 = $13/session
  • 5 PKG = 4 Stay & Trains + 1 Study Abroad

**Study Abroad- Off Campus Learning

This package is designed for advanced dogs needing real world distractions or for owners who just want their dog to get off site! Our trainer will take your dog to parks, walks around neighborhoods, or dog friendly stores for one hour long sessions.

  • $45/individual session
  • 5 PKG for $199 = $39.80/session
  • 10 PKG for $350 = $35/session

**Doggy University -On & Off Campus Learning

Let our trainer do the hard part building obedience commands that you can take with you. Your dog will receive 8 one-hour- long sessions with a trainer, and you will receive two hour long private lessons with the trainer to transfer those skills.

  • 8 PKG + 2 Private Lessons ($134 value) for $398 = $33/session
  • Bonus: $30 discount off of any reservations longer than 7 days

** Group Classes (Puppy Kindergarten 6 weeks)

Join a group class where a trainer will teach you how to train you dog in obedience as well as work on behavior modification. We offer both 4 and 6 week options for puppies through adults. Group classes are typically offered during the evening.

  • 4 PKG for $112 = $28/session
  • 6 PKG for $168 = $28/session

** Drop-In Group Classes

Come when you can to one of our group classes!

  • $38/Group Class

* – 30 minute session
** – 60 minute session


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

Contact our Trainer