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In-House training

Professional training, combined with expert advice for you to apply at home. The Pets Hotel Country Club dog trainers can help to solve behavioural problems such as: - barking, fear or aggression problems, jumping or simply bad canine manners.

The Pets Hotel Country Club dog training offers professional training for all needs and dogs at all levels. We offer a 3 week in-house training program which is ideal for busy people or for dogs that require specialist training. At the end of the 3 weeks, owners are given a hand-over lesson to enable them to understand what their dog has learnt and how to ensure that the dog remains obedient at home.

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The Pets Hotel Country Club training program is:
Another lesson at a later date is also available to monitor progress and brush-up on any skills that need further work.

  • Government approved
  • Authorised to evaluate and issue dogs with the Government Dog Obedience Certificate
  • Fully fenced for added security
  • Accredited Members of PIAA (Pet Industry Association of Australia) and AAPDT (Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers)

We can also offer:

  • Day Training. One-on-one sessions. Please call to organise with our friendly staff to have a one-on-one private session with our trainer.

About Us

The Pets Hotel Country Club is situated at Elcho Park and boasts a history that dates back 150 years! The bluestone cottage was originally built in 1867 as the gatehouse to the Elcho Homestead located on the hill on Bacchus Marsh Road and was part of a 4,000 acre estate.

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  • Thank you so much to the staff at Elcho Park Pet Hotel! This was the first time leaving our Mac for more than a night and I was so worried as to how he'd go! Staff were very understanding with this worried mum ringing to check on her puppy! He's come home so relaxed and happy and just want some cuddle time! Highly recommend to anyone needing to leave their pets! Thank you all from the De Marchi's and Mac!

    Jessie Henley April 7th 2015 (Facebook)
  • (5 stars) We have 2 high maintenance rescue dogs that have been institutionalised to stay in our local kennels. Unfortunately they were closed over a period recently and we needed to look elsewhere. Elcho Park was recommended to us by our local kennels and we travelled down from Ballan to do a trial. Jocelyn was exceptional and talked us through a long list of obviously well established and used procedures they have in place for difficult to handle dogs. We then subsequently met Ellen and Marnie at check in and check out who were equally knowledgeable, relaxed with handling the boys and encouraging of us keeping in touch to see how the boys progressed. We rang every day!!! Our littlest initially refused to eat which meant he wasn't getting some medication. The girls were extremely creative about getting him comfortable with lots of different snacks, food choices, hiding v crushing up etc. They also went to great lengths to spend time at the pens so he would be more trusting and relaxed. Perseverance paid off and for that we are so grateful. They also came home relaxed, happy and very vocal ... sadly no bark issues here!!! I will agree with others that the pens were a little on the smelly side and the facility does look quite tired and in need of a little love. That said the pens we had the boys in were spotlessly clean and there was lots of clean fresh water when we arrived unannounced to pick them up just after 8:30am Tuesday. All I can say is the team there really is amazing, the efforts they went to working with us was beyond impressive and their commitment to the animals in their care unquestionable. 5 stars from us ☺

    Michelle Hocking (Google Reviews)
  • (5 stars) Rocky love there service he never says a bad word about them.

    Lara Wreckers (Google Reviews)
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Contact Information

Phone: (03) 5282 1286

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 8.30am to 5.45pm
Wednesday 8:30am to 10:30am
Saturday 8:30am to 12:45pm
Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm
Public Holidays CLOSED


170 Elcho Road
Lara Vic. 3212