Dog Training

We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Sanford, FL. Our veterinarians offer traditional, holistic, and alternative therapies, emphasizing the treatments that facilitate the best results for your pet.  Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suites, dental suites, pharmacy and integrative medicine including physical rehabilitation. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet's life. From routine preventive care to early detection and treatment of a wide range of conditions and diseases, we have the expertise to provide the highest standard of care for your pet. We also serve the communities of Central Florida and the Greater Orlando Area.

Meet Lisa, our newest trainer and canine coach!


Creating harmony between pets and their people since 1993

Pet Academy is a local, professional, A+-rated, woman-owned, veteran-owned business–and we are also life-long pet parents!

We provide professional dog training and behavior modification solutions through private and in-home as well as semi-private & group sessions – delivered through positive reinforcement and reward-based, force-free training methodsWe do not utilize nor recommend training tools or methods that intimidate, frighten, punish, or inflict pain or physical discomfort.

We welcome dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds (purebred and mixed) in our training programs. We specialize in new puppy good manners, obedience and socialization through our Start Right PuppySM foundation program following the American Kennel Club® AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy® and AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program curricula and testing criteria. The CGC program has no age limit; however, we do recommend puppies up to 1 year old – especially those with no prior training – start right with the S.T.A.R. Puppy® program.

We facilitate life-long learning and fitness opportunities for dogs and their people through a suite of training and enrichment programs offered under the AKC® Family Dog umbrella and the Operation Socialization Puppy Passport program.

We also provide (in-home) cat and small animal training, wellness and behavior solutions. And we offer a unique New Pet home consultation (pre- and post-adoption) to address the basic care, environmental, enrichment and training needs of your new pet, including potty/litter box and crate training methods for success, and habitat placement, introduction and acclimation. The consultation is especially important when introducing new pets into multi-pet households, homes with children, or when the new pet has “known” special needs and/or limitations.


Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT): Professional level

AKC®-approved Evaluator: S.T.A.R. Puppy® and Canine Good Citizen (CGC) programs

AKC® Family Dog™ Program

AKC® Fit Dog Club™ local club facilitator

Operation Socialization Puppy Passport program

The Pet Professional Guild: Force-free Training Professional

Audubon Park Covenant Church (Group training venue)

Pet Sitters International (PSI)

American Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR certified

Pet Rescue by Judy

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Please contact us to schedule: a complimentary in-home/private training consultation; New Pet consultation; or to reserve space for Fall 2020 Group AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy or CGC classes (beginning in September). Classes will be held in the newly renovated Audubon Park Covenant Church fellowship hall. Class sizes are currently limited to twenty (20) “pet & handler” teams (per class) to comply with current Covid-19 distancing guidelines.(*Website under reconstruction. Mid-August launch date).

Phone: (321) 396-7900

Email: [email protected]


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