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In-House training

The Pets Hotel Country Club offers you and your dog the benefits of obedience training while you are away on business or holidays.

Our Obedience Training Programs are conducted by one of the best Victorian professional dog trainers. With over 30 years’ experience training many different breeds of dogs to the highest levels of competition across a number of disciplines; our trainer has the experience and qualifications behind her to get the best out of your dog.

The program is best suited for a three-week stay; however, if timing is tight a 2-week modified program can be also be provided. They both include the following:

  • Introductory interview with staff to ascertain the problems or areas which you would like to concentrate on during the program,
  • 21 days of boarding in any Suite of your choice (including all the regular The Pets Hotel Country Club luxuries),
  • 15 one-on-one obedience training sessions for your dog in our unique and varied environments,
  • 6 Super Yappy Sessions on ‘training days off’ to let your dog unwind and just have fun,
  • The Pets Hotel Country Club Doggy Day Spa Bath prior to check-out,
  • Personalised hand-over lesson on completion to teach the commands, hand signals, 'do's' and 'don'ts' and to maintain the level of obedience once the dog is back home,
  • One complimentary ‘brush-up’ lesson valid for 3-months after program is completed, if you need any further assistance.

Topics can include walking on a lead, sit, stay, recall, drop, socialisation etc., and problem solving such as stopping jumping up on people. Course notes are also included for you to keep.

The Training Program can be added to any of our accommodation types and is less than $35 per day plus the boarding cost.

If you would like any more information on our Training Program or to book please feel free to call our friendly staff on (03) 5282 1286 or email reception at 

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The Pets Hotel Country Club training program is:

  • 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 and Private Lessons with our trainer.

    Please call our friendly staff to discus all of our training options available.

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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Phone: (03) 5282 1286

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170 Elcho Road
Lara Vic. 3212