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Dog Training

Let PMC help strengthen the bond that you share with your pet! Scheduling time out of your busy schedule to spend with your pet “one-on-one” to work on training, helps build a more trusting relationship between you and your pet.

Not only is training important for building a respect between you and your pet, it’s important for making your pet a well-mannered part of society and teaching your pet proper socialization techniques.

Before you can have a mannerly dog, he or she needs to be a social dog. Dogs that have been properly socialized early in life usually grow up to be friendly, confident, happy dogs, that get along with everybody and everything. If your dog isn’t socialized properly he or she can become nervous, shy, aggressive and untrustworthy in social situations. Dogs can also learn socialization skills at an older age; it will only help your dog not hurt it.

Training classes at PMC address: Puppy, Adult, Basic Manners, Canine Good Citizen, Problem Behaviors, Refinement of Previously Learned Behaviors, Therapy Pet Preparation Skills

Meet Our Trainer

Our trainer is certified through the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior, the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is also certified through the AKC as Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Ali Imel, RVT, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA – Yosemite Bark

Ali is a resident of Yosemite Lakes Park and employed as a Registered Veterinary Technician at Fresno Veterinary Specialty Emergency Center where she is the behavior coordinator, assistant to Dr. Stepita, DVM (Veterinary Behaviorist).

Ali received her Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009 from San Joaquin Valley College where she graduated with honors.

In 2012, she decided to shift her focus into animal behavior and became a certified dog trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Program. In the spring of 2015 she obtained the Certified Professional Dog Trainer- Knowledge Assessed credential through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

Ali has always had a love for dogs and has spent over a decade participating in and training dogs for competitive performance sports including flyball, dock diving, and most recently barn hunt.

Ali currently has 3 Jack Russell Terriers, 1 Smooth Fox Terrier and a grey tabby cat.

Classes currently enrolling at Pet Medical Center & Spa. Please click on the link for class schedules, times and prices. You may also contact Ali directly at 559-367-5522 or with any questions.

Puppy classes start every week on a rolling basis!

Puppy Start Right Preschool Orientation

Puppy Start Right Preschool – PMC Puppy Preschool Flyer

Clicker 101 “Basic Manners”

Canine Good Citizen Class

Vaccine Requirements

Pets must be current on age appropriate vaccines and puppies must continue on the recommended vaccine schedule of your veterinarian to continue with the class. Pets should also be current on monthly flea preventative.

Dogs: DAPP (Distemper & Parvo), Rabies & Bordetella given within the last 6 months
*For the best protection of your pet and the other pets in class and the facility, proof of veterinary vaccines must be presented at the first night of class to be admitted into the training class.

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