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The Palms Academy

Puppy in Training


The Palms Pet Resort & Spa offers a wide variety of training classes for every age and experience level. Our training goal is to enhance your dog’s quality of life and strengthen the relationship you have with your dog. From our puppy classes that make training fun and introduce social skills to our basic manners classes, obedience training, scent work, tricks, leash training, and more. There’s a class for every canine!

Also available is our Board & Train option, which is personalized completely around your dog. While boarding, your dog gets multiple sessions a day with our trainer to kick start their skills or even work on some behavioral issues. At pickup, you will meet one on one with the trainer to go over what they have learned and to teach you how to practice these skills.

Upcoming Classes
Training Class

Our Trainers

Our trainers, Irma Bice (CPDT-KA), and Colleen Smith, have a vast knowledge of canine behavior and training. Each of our trainers has participated in various areas of Conformation, AKC Competitive Obedience, AKC Canine Good Citizen, CGC Evaluators, National Association of Treibball Enthusiast, and AKC Rally. Our training methods are fun, simple, and easy to understand. They are based on positive reinforcement, repetition, consistency, and reward. Our classes are small to give you and your dog the personal attention you deserve.

Behavior Modification

We also offer behavior modification and aggression consultations. We are members of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and have served on the staff for the annual APDT conference. We understand the importance of continuing education.

Our trainers are always adding new and exciting classes. Refer to our complete, updated list of classes with descriptions, prices, and schedules.

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Upcoming Classes

A more detailed description, class schedule, and pricing information are available under each listed class.


The objective of this 6-week class is to introduce obstacles and build agility skills through a variety of fun motivating interactive games using equipment:  Dog Walk, tunnel, cones, wobble boards, tables, hoops, and jumps.

March 4 - Read More

Shaping your Puppy

The perfect class to establish a foundation for shaping your puppy's behavior. For puppies ages 12 weeks to 6 months.

Saturday, March 2 - Read More

Tuesday, April 2 - Read More

Pet Manners

This basic companionship class provides you with skills to work and communicate. For dogs over 6 months and older with no prior formal training.

Saturday, March 2 - Read More

Tuesday, April 2 - Read More

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

CGC is an American Kennel Club® sponsored program designed to recognize and award the CGC title to dogs that have good manners at home and in the community.

April 4 - Read More


Rally is a new dog sport in which the dog and handler complete a course designed by the Rally judge.

Date TBD - Read More

Scent Work

Scent Work (commonly called Nose Work) is a great way to develop your dog’s natural scenting ability. Dogs are individually challenged to use their nose to discover hidden treats.

Intro to Nose Work - March 4 - Read More

Intermediate Nose Work - Jan 8 - Read More

Advanced Nose Work - Date TBD - Read More


A new, competitive sport for dogs of all ages and sizes who love to play chase games or who just love to herd. The game emphasizes positive reinforcement.

Jan 5 - Read More

Board and Train

In-house training program where dogs work one-on-one with our trainer with a customizable plan to each individual dog.

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Day Training

Day board and train is available Monday through Friday for teaching basic obedience and leash walking skills. Your dog will stay in a cabana or doggie PlayCare (if applicable) and will have two lessons with a trainer each day. At the conclusion of the week, the trainer will work with you on the skills your dog has learned, and help you understand what you need to do to keep up with the skills.

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