Our Foundational Obedience Class focuses on strengthening your relationship with your dog, as well as your handling skills. We put the rubber to the road by using the second half of obedience classes to test out your dog’s new skills out in public! Our approach is balanced and realistic, working around your life and schedule!

We also offer training while your dog is in daycare or boarding with us, and will send follow-up homework, so we can ensure everything is translating to the home!

Emilie and Jamie will meet in-home, off-site, and at Pet Rendezvous, and will build a training plan for your dog as each session passes, so we can highlight the specific challenges you’re having with your dog, and start to strengthen their abilities to fit your lifestyle. 

Pet Rendezvous will work with reactive dogs, pet dogs, and anything in between! We do everything from behavior modification, e-collar introduction, to basic leash skills and manners. 

All for the love of dogs!

Please note: Current vaccines are required. Emilie or Jamie may require a consultation to go over a training plan. Consultations range in price from $65/hr – $100 for anything over, or for an off-site/in-home consultation.

We offer: Private Lessons, Group Lessons, Board and Train, and Training Day Camps.

We have a variety of packages available, please see below.

Fill out our Training Questionnaire.

Educating Both Dogs and Their Owners Leads to Success!

Long line work to integrate into the pack
Place Training
Conquering fears & increasing confidence


Not sure where to start? Emilie can help figure out what your dog needs! Consults can take place at Pet Rendezvous, in a public setting, or in a client home. Emilie can take your dog into a pack setting to figure out what behaviors may need some work, and will discuss issues with clients in-depth so she can figure out what package will work best for you and your dog!


$ 65 per hour

Off-site/Long Consultation

$ 100 Over 1 hour

Private Sessions

We provide 1/2-1 hour long private dog training lessons with you and your dog. Our lessons are taught on our premises and will address any current issue you are having with your dog.

Private lesson with client & dog

$ 55 per hour

Private lession WITHOUT client

$ 50 per hour

6 session pack with client

$ 320 6 sessions

Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification is a more intense training process used to refine problem behaviors that have become ingrained in a dog. These issues include: reactivity, extreme fear, aggression (towards humans or dogs) and any other behavior that would require a more consistent training schedule and help from an experienced trainer.

Emilie will work on general obedience skills, self-soothing, proper use of correctional tools (e-collar, prong collar, muzzle training), and help teach your dog coping skills to move through life in a better mindset.

A consultation will help our trainer understand the extent of your dog’s issues, and will help determine the amount of time needed to adjust the behavior. Behavior modification is set at an hourly rate, and is with owners so that they can learn the skills necessary to handle their dog in any situation.

Behavior modification with client

$ 75 per hour

Without client

$ 70 per hour

5 Sessions Behavior Mod

$ 450 5 1-hour long sessions

Board & Train

This is an intensive behavior modification program tailored to individual dogs needs and the owner’s training goals. Designed for dogs with behavior issues including reactivity, fear/insecurity, aggression (including dogs with a bite history), and other extreme behaviors that need extra time and support to accomplish training goals.

Sometimes this approach works better, as owners can be a source of reactivity for some dogs. Emilie can condition strong obedience and help dogs work through these issues and then transfer those handling skills to owners.

Emilie will do an hour long follow-up with owners, as well as text updates throughout the boarding.

Under 7 Days

$ 150 a day
  • Board & Train

7 to 13 Days

$ 135 a day
  • Board & Train

14+ Days

$ 125 a day
  • Board & Train

Puppy Start/Foundational Board and Train: $1450

Can’t make it to 6 weeks of obedience training? We can teach all the basics to your dog in this 2 week board and train! This option is meant for dogs under 6 months of age. We will go over leash skills, begin to establish engagement, and introduce some main basic skills such as: sit, down, name recognition, and waiting at thresholds.


Plan for some homework, and for trainers to send you home with new and improved gear, so everything can translate to the home!

Specialized Training

E-collar Training

E-collars allow owners to have contact with their dog from far away. We use Dogtra e-collars, which can be bought at our facility. E-collars are great for owners looking to advance their dog’s training to the next step, and can help with reactivity, anxiety, recall, and much more. Emilie will introduce the collar to your dog at a low stim level, with vibrate as a correction. She will help owners learn how to properly use the e-collar to help guide dogs through life and introduce more freedom to their lives.

Sometimes this approach works better, as owners can be a source of reactivity for some dogs. Emilie can condition strong obedience and help dogs work through these issues and then transfer those handling skills to owners.

Emilie will do an hour long follow-up with owners, as well as text updates throughout the boarding.

Session with client

$ 65

Session without client

$ 60

5 Session Package

$ 285

Structured Daycare Introduction & Assisted Daycare

Some dogs struggle to get into our busy packs, and we understand that and want to help them through it. These options allow a single handler to be hands-on with your dog and only your dog to ensure they get the very best out of their day with us, as our pack leaders are busy managing a group of 30+ dogs and can’t always give a single dog all the attention they may need.

For dogs that need a “tune up” when they arrive for daycare, we offer a structured intro, where Emilie will work with the dog on their basic commands to get them into a calmer and more prepared mindset before they enter the pack.

Assisted Daycare

If your dog is receiving frequent breaks during their day of daycare, struggling to understand other dog’s communications, or having a hard time settling in to the pack, reactive, or only capable of managing themselves in a smaller pack setting, we offer assisted daycare. Emilie will be the only one handling your dog. Assisted daycare may include long line work, e-collar work, or whatever our trainer thinks will best benefit your dog. She will work with your dog in a smaller, slower, steady pack, adding dogs one by one while working on your dog’s general obedience in a pack setting.

Assisted daycare is $50/hr.


5 Session Package for Established Clients (also available as an add-on for boarding/daycare

$ 225

5 Session OFF-SITE Package for Established Clients (also available as an add-on for boarding/daycare

$ 285

Group Classes

All group classes are six weeks long, with one training session a week.

Foundations Obedience Class: $200

Your dog will learn:

  • Recall: come when called
  • Proper leash etiquette: walk on a leash without pulling
  • Leave it
  • Proper greeting etiquette: greeting guests politely without jumping up on them
  • Handling skills
  • Place

Foundations is designed to teach your dog how to live in a human world! We cover common behavior challenges and the basics of being a polite, respectful member of a household. We will discuss the proper and responsible use of various training tools and use the methods and equipment that are the most effective and safest for each individual dog. We will build a relationship between dog and handler that fosters a positive learning environment while setting healthy boundaries and creating a strong bond. The result is a cooperative educational partnership that lasts throughout your dog’s life. First 3 sessions are controlled, and the second half of classes will be off-site, in the real world, to test your dog’s knowledge, and your handling skills!

Some of our Graduates

Daily Drop-off Training Programs

Puppy Training Day Camp: $999.00

This training camp is for puppies that are 10 weeks old up to 6 months old. This is a 10 Day Training Day Camp Program that covers all the basics, including: housebreaking, socialization, manners, and introductory obedience exercises. Puppies will learn to respect a leash, what appropriate behavior looks like in regards to other people & dogs (i.e. sitting when being approached, not jumping, and beginning to handle troublesome behaviors like severe anxiety or demand barking), as well as how to relax even in busy situations. Emilie will instill an “on/off” switch in your puppy, so they know when it’s time to play and when it’s time to be settled. This will set you up for success when you bring your puppy home!

Day Camp is run Monday-Friday for two weeks with weekends off. There is a 1 hour training session with owner on pick-up day to discuss commands and address any questions.

Dog Training Day Camp: $1,100.00 (For dogs over 6 months old)

Beginning with a free evaluation, and after acceptance, our program is designed as follows: Day school is 9AM – 4PM (flexible hours also apply). We work with each dog in 30-minute segments four times per day, for five consecutive days per week for two weeks (weekends off).

What They Learn:

They are taught the basics of ‘heel, ’sit, ’sit stay,’ ‘down,’ ‘down stay,’ and ‘come when called.’ We will work with each dog to provide a strong foundation for owners to continue to build upon throughout the dog’s life. Owners MUST continue the practices at home for muscle memory in order to have a lifelong obedient pet. Two one-hour private lessons with owner are included with the class; one at pick up on day 10, and one scheduled a week after the conclusion of the camp to address any questions or follow-up to solidify commands.

Behavior Modification Day Camp:  $1,100.00

For dogs over 6 months old. This customized program  focuses on eradicating unwanted behaviors, instilling great leash manners, and teaching your dog to be attentive and responsive through training that’s firm, fair and fun. Eliminate frustration and enjoy a closer bond with your dog. Training is focused to meet your individual goals and designed to fit your dog’s individual history and temperament.

Boot Camp: $115/day

Boot camp is designed for our Rendezvous Regular clients. It provides training during days your dog is already scheduled for daycare, and includes the price of daycare in its total cost. This helps dogs work through basic obedience, socialization challenges, self-soothing, listening skills, and whatever else a client brings up to Emilie.

This training includes 4 1/2 hour sessions during a single day of daycare, so is a bit more intense than most of the other drop-off programs, highlighting more specific or troublesome issues.

Meet Our Trainers

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Emilie Swett


Please email: [email protected] or emilie@thepetrendezvous with any questions/inquiries 

With almost 18 years of experience in dog training, Emilie has a passion for finding the right tools to help your dog become a successful member of your home. She is all about practical training and getting your pet settled in the real world.

She raised and trained her own medical alert service dog and specialized in behavior modification before joining us at Pet Rendezvous. She has worked with dogs in their own homes, helped foster dogs adjust to pack life, and has created strong bonds with dogs that have few human friends. Her first professional training job was saving dogs destined to be put down unless their behavior improved quickly. When introducing new dogs, she is an integral part in reading dog body language and assessing behavior.

Because training takes place at Pet Rendezvous, a building full of dogs and experienced staff, dogs training in-house will have access to two full-sized yards, crates, other dogs of various shapes, sizes, and temperaments. Dogs have the option to play in daycare during the day, where Emilie can help work on behaviors outdoors in an enclosed area, as well as proper socialization, leash behavior, and interaction with both humans and dogs.

Emilie is a balanced trainer, ready to use all the resources and tactics available to her to challenge your pet and fix any issue you are facing at home. She loves a challenge and fears nothing, willing to take on any dog.

Jamie has been at Pet Rendezvous, in various roles, for 7 years, and has been apprenticing with Emilie for just over 3. She has taken on the role of balanced trainer, as well, using tools to ensure the best options for each and every dog! She’s been working with her own clients for around 2 years, on top of her regular days at Pet Rendezvous. Her pack experience has given her so much experience in dog handling and behavior, and she is excited to pass that knowledge onto anyone she can help!