Looking for the best dog training in the King of Prussia and Main Line area?
We believe that good dogs aren’t born, they’re trained. At Playtime Pet Resort, we use positive reinforcement-based methods with an emphasis on clear expectations and motivation that promotes longer-lasting results. Our trainers, who are experts in dog behavior, can help you build a better understanding of your dog and foster positive communication between you and your furry friend. Sarah, and her team, will get your dog working with you in no time!
Meet Our Trainer
Sarah Shelanski is currently completing her certification at CATCH Canine Trainers Academy, and is an Evaluator for the American Kennel Club. Previously, she completed a 2-month internship and a 3-week mentorship under the guidance of local certified professional dog trainers. Sarah’s training is based on utilizing positive reinforcement methods of dog training to prioritize clear communication through the leash.
Previously, Sarah worked as a counselor for the Penn Vet Working Dog Center’s Canine Handler Academy during the summer months. Her focus was primarily in two areas:
Handling of working dogs
Teaching campers about the selection, training, and care of working dogs.
She is also experienced in the raising and training of service dogs through her volunteer activities with local organizations.
Sarah currently volunteers as a K9 search & rescue handler and trains for competitive canine sports in her downtime.
Ryan is thrilled to be joining the Playtime Pet Resort team. He started his own dog training business in 2022 and specialized in dog reactivity, service dogs, basic and advanced obedience.
Ryan believes in building the relationship between a dog and it’s owner. Dogs don’t just need walks, they need mental enrichment and emotional engagement. Leaning on the teachings of Nina Ottossson that “the dog has four legs and one head, and all five need activity in different ways – both physical and mental.” If you are seeing any unwanted behaviors at home it could be due to your pup needing some extra enrichment.