Training creates a connection between you and your dog

My Second Home Pet Resort now offers private one-on-one dog training, available during daycare, boarding, or by walk-in appointment. Or, you can join your pup in a Saturday group training class, and improve communication between you and your dog. Whether it’s private or class training, our full-time professional trainer will give your dog (and you) the skills for mastering everything from basic manners to obedience.

Training opens up a line of communication between you and your dog, which is why our trainer keeps you, the pet parent, actively involved in the training and progress. Successful training does not end with the trainer, but instead, is reliant on consistency and repetition at home. Our trainer will provide you with guidance and resources on how to reiterate your dogs learning in their own home environment, therefore creating a safer, more enjoyable home life for your whole family.

Meet Alissa, our full-time trainer

Alissa is a United States Navy Veteran. She offers different techniques of training that best fit your dog and family’s lifestyle. Alissa’s main priority of training is giving your family the best tools to communicate with your furry, four-legged friend. She truly develops long-lasting connections with your dog to help break down communication barriers and refocus your dog’s attention. She offers many different options as to what training would best suit your family. Her motto is “reinforcement with positive outcomes”

Doggie Day School: 

30 Minute session: $34.95 

Includes- Two 15 minute sessions and a report card.  

1-hour session: $60.00 

Includes- Four 15 minute sessions, a photo, and a report card.  

Add an activity package to your dog’s training session, and save $10! 

Private Lessons: 

We offer private lessons which allow us to customize the training to the specific needs of you and your pup. One-on-one lessons give you the opportunity to learn the process of how to communicate with your K-9 companion during and after the training. We always start with basic obedience which is the core of almost all behavioral problems. However, we can also address all bad behaviors and help you successfully communicate to your pups that these behaviors are not okay.  

60 minutes session with your pup, trainer, and YOU!: $80 

Puppy Kindergarten Class: 3-week course for $180.00  

Age Requirement: 6 months of age or younger 

Includes but not limited to: 

  • Potty training 
  • Crate training 
  • Creating behaviors (sit, down, place, heel, let’s go, leave  it, recall)
  • Behavioral issues such as jumping, chewing, nipping, and digging 
  • Controlled behavior and socialization 
  • Polite manners 

Basic Obedience Class: 4-week course for $220 

Age Requirement: 6 months or older (older dogs can learn new tricks) 

Includes but not limited to: 

  • Manners (jumping, chewing, digging barking, etc) 
  • On leash commands (sit, down, place, heel, come, let’s go, waiting at doorways) 
  • 3 D’s with all commands (distance, distraction, duration)
  • Customized training requests 

Train and Board Package 

5 days of training with overnight boarding, Tuesday through Saturday: Introductory rate of $549*


  • Four 15-minute private training sessions per day
  • A report card to take home
  • 1 photo per stay emailed to you
  • A 30-minute private lesson with you, your dog, and the trainer during the stay or at pick-up time
  • PLUS the luxury overnight accommodation of your choice (subject to availability)
  • A bronze play session every day before training
  • Feeding, relief breaks, and wellness monitoring

*limited time introductory rate. Other fees may apply. Call for details.

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Woman leash training a dogTraining is about more than just manners!

Dog training is more than just SIT and STAY. Our trainer can work with your dog on leash walking, coming to you when called, active listening, and even HEEL commands. Whether you have a puppy that needs basic obedience training, or a more mature dog that needs some refresher courses, the My Second Home trainer will customize a training plan based on the needs of you and your dog. Call us today to find out how we can help your dog become a calmer, more confident, obedient member of society, and the peace of mind it can give YOU.

I can not say enough about the training program and Alissa. We are working with Alissa on building his confidence so he is not terrified of every movement we make. Within 5 sessions he learned sit and down, and instead of cowering when we go to pet him he actually wags his tail [and] lets us pick him up. Most importantly we can't even remember the last time he hid under the bed! We are looking forward to his continued progress and can't wait to participate in Alissa'a group training classes.

Pamela H for Finnie-Bean
Franklin, Tn