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Downtown St. Petersburg : 727-826-0102
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Downtown St. Pete Dog Training




We now offer Board and Train!


Welcome to our week-long board and train program!  This is the perfect situation for owners who want to focus on training some of the basics without having the time to commit to a five week program.  During your dog’s time here, our Certified Professional Dog Trainer will spend extensive time developing manners and building on skills tailored just for your dog.  At the end of the program, our trainer will meet with you individually for an hour to go over everything from the week so you can continue training at home!

Each week there will be a minimum of three dogs in the program to ensure they all get plenty of play time as well as training.

Program cost is $550 and is all-inclusive.*


Drop off Monday 8:00 am – 11:00 am by appointment only

  • To sign up for an appointment, call 727.826.0102
  • Please allot 15-30 minutes to meet with the trainer to discuss training details

You will have a chance to choose from a list of skills for our trainer to work on while you are away.  Some of the basic skills are as follows:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Wait
  • Come
  • Heel
  • Loose leash walking
  • Leave it
  • Drop it
  • Place

Pick up Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm by appointment only

  • At pick up, you will meet with our trainer again for an hour to review progress!

*Please provide meals and medications that your dog will require for the week.

Any other specialty behavior issues such as aggression, anxiety, fears and phobias, resource guarding and puppy behaviors, such as potty training, are likely to require more time and owner participation.  If you would like to discuss the possibility of training these unwanted behaviors, please contact us for information about setting up a private lesson!


Dog Training Class Information

Love My Dog Resort and Playground is proud to announce we now offer dog training!  Just as our premier day care and boarding facility is one of a kind, so is our training program.  We offer a variety of classes as well as private lessons on site and in home for all of your training needs.  Our puppy classes and basic obedience classes are five weeks long and our trick training classes are four week in length.  All classes are held for one hour each week at Love My Dog Resort Downtown.  The class schedule will change each month so keep a look out for that at the bottom of this page!  Please give us a call at 727-826-0102 to sign up or e-mail Kristina at

Puppy Class

5 weeks – $130.00
Offered for puppies 10 weeks to 6 months old

Having issues with your new pup? Want to learn everything from potty training to stopping that puppy biting and chewing? Then Love My Dog’s Puppy Class is for you!

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Drop it
  • Socialization!

Basic Obedience Class

5 weeks – $130.00
Offered for dogs 6 months and older

Want your dog to come when called? How about walking nicely on a leash? If you answered yes to either of those, our basic obedience is the perfect class for you. We will talk about how to have a well-mannered dog while also making training fun.

  • Come
  • Wait
  • Leave it
  • Heel
  • Loose Leash Walking

Trick Training Class

4 weeks – $100.00

This one is all about FUN!  Ever wonder how they get dogs to do fun things on stage at SeaWorld?  I know how because I’ve done it!  We will learn how to get your dog to do 20+ tricks in just 4 weeks.  Think your dog has the energy and drive to learn?  Come join us for this great trick class.

  • Spin
  • Roll over
  • Play dead
  • Sit pretty
  • High five
  • Bow

And many more!

Private Lessons

On site – $75.00
In home – $100.00

Think you might have an issue with your pet and would like to meet one on one to resolve it? A private lesson might be exactly what you need.

* All private lessons must be scheduled by appointment only by calling 727-826-0102 or e-mailing

Meet Our Trainer!


Kristina Aldrich-Ames

Kristina has a Bachelor’s Degree studying Psychology and Animal Behavior.  In addition to her degree, she is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with experience working in shelters, amusement parks and classrooms.  Although training is her main focus, pet safety and rescue is very important to her which is why she is also Pet First Aid and CPR Certified as well as a first responder for the ASPCA Professional Disaster and Cruelty Team.

“I began training eight years ago by volunteering and interning at my local animal shelter, Lollypop Farm in Rochester, NY. Since then, I have trained many animals for some wonderful companies such as SeaWorld, Orlando and The SPCA of Tampa Bay.  At SeaWorld, I performed and trained for the Pet’s Ahoy! Show with dogs, cats, pot bellied pigs, rats, parrots, pigeons and skunks.  At the SPCA, I was the shelter animal trainer and taught many classes for the public.  Training animals for families has always been close to my heart and I look forward to helping those who want to train with me at Love My Dog!”



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