THE BEST DOG TRAINING Scottsdale Has to Offer

We are the largest and highest rated dog training facility in the Southwest. Whether you want to stop problem behaviors, improve your dog’s manners, take a few classes, socialize your dog in daycare, or just get a bit of exercise in agility; we have a number of programs to suit all of your interests and goals.

If you don’t know where to start, we highly recommend you schedule a call. That way we can find the best program for you! Until then, take a tour of your dog’s favorite place in the world.

Scottsdale, AZ

Office Hours:

m-f: 8am-5pm | sat: 8am-2pm | sunday: closed

Daycare Hours:
m-f: 7am-6pm | sat: 8am-4pm | sunday: closed
8642 E Shea Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260

located in the pima crossings center off of shea and the 101, across from the PGA superstore


Why are we the best: Keys to Success

Keys to Success

Don’t know what to do next? We do. Whatever your problem, we know what it takes to solve it. It works in three parts. First, we assess your goals for your dog and design a plan to reach them. Second, we establish a relationship, build strong foundational obedience and correct any unwanted behaviors. Lastly, we teach you to build on that foundation, instill accountability into your dog’s life, and maintain those positive behaviors long into the future.

Set the Bar Higher

First and foremost, WE LOVE DOGS! We want to see your dog succeed just as much as you do. Our team is here to help YOU achieve the goals you’ve set for your dog. We will do whatever it takes to meet those expectations. When you work with us, you won’t find someone looking to take your money and run. Your success is our success, so let’s succeed, as Partners.

Why are we the best: Set the Bar Higher
Why are we the best: Our Mission and Philosophy

Our Mission and Philosophy

Our mission is to give you and your dog an extraordinary education and a life-long, delightful relationship with your dog. We are what’s known as balanced trainers. Meaning we lean heavily to reward based training, but we also believe in telling a dog “No!” Our staff attend conferences and constantly refine their ongoing education as they strive to improve techniques and training methods. We strive to take our extensive knowledge base and pass that experience onto you and your dog.

We are Here for You

At Partners Dog Training, we are with you every step of the way. Too many trainers “fix” your dog and take off. At Partners, we are devoted to communicating, educating and following up. With comprehensive online lessons, one-on-one private lessons, and Pet Parenting Classes. Our training system is designed to help you and your dog find success!

Why are we the best: We are Here for You
scottsdale dog training

What do you want to work on?

No matter the dog problem, we can help. With over 100 years of combined dog training experience, and 40,000 dogs trained, we have seen it all. Want a well-mannered dog? Need to correct dog problem behaviors? Stop Dog Aggression? Train a new puppy? Whatever your needs, let Partners Dog Training School join you on the journey to a delightful relationship with your dog.


Not sure what program is best?
We Can help!

Meet Our Expert Dog and Puppy Trainers in Scottsdale

Hannah Kochman

Head Trainer

Hello! My name is Hannah and I am the Head Trainer at Partners Shea/101. I consider myself to be “born and raised” at Partners. I began working here in 2017, first as an Animal Care Tech and Snake Avoidance Handler. Throughout the years, I have instructed Puppy and Me, level 1 – 3 group classes, as well as trained thousands of dogs ranging from household puppies to behavior modification cases.

Dakota Johnson

Boarding Manager

Hello, I’m Dakota! I am the Boarding Manager and Instructor at the Partners Shea/101 location. I’ve worked with dogs and horses most of my life, and I have trained well over a thousand dogs since starting with Partners in 2021. My job is my passion and I love providing a stellar experience for our guests while their parents are out of town. My goal is to teach Pet Parents how to have a happy life with their dogs.

Nicole Colasacco

DaySchool Manager

Hi there! My name is Nicole and I am the Daycare Manager and Trainer at Partners Shea/101. I have been working with Partners since 2021 and quickly progressed from a Daycare attendant to a Daycare Manager. I absolutely love seeing our guests learn great habits, play appropriately, and enjoy their time with our team. I am also an Instructor for Puppy & Me, Level 1 Obedience, and assist in our Canine Good Citizen tests.


What can be addressed in Camp?

These commands and manners are addressed in Training Camp!

Heel Sit Down Free
Stay Come Place Watch

In addition to the commands covered in Training Camp, these behaviors are best addressed in Behavior Camp:

Mouthing Digging Lunging
Reactivity Anxiety Insecurity
Marking Destructive Prey Drive
Barking Bolting Possessive

In addition to any of the commands or behaviors that are addressed in our other two camps, these behaviors are best addressed in our Transformation Camp program.

Severe Reactivity Multiple Bites Child Reactivity
Are there any breed/age restrictions?

There is a minimum age restriction of about six months which allows time to get all of their vaccinations done. However, there is no maximum age restriction because, despite the saying, you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Why should I choose you?

With over 25 years of experience, we have an extensive track record of success. Our trainers receive the best education in the industry. Your questions are answered with kindness and compassion. We consistently push ourselves to exceed your expectations!

Is the cost worth it?

In the same way one would send their child to school, where professional educators are entrusted with their care, dog owners enroll their pups in school, where professional trainers achieve the best results. Is it an investment? Of course! As long as you are a part of the process and maintain the training at home.

When can I get started?

Once you have selected your program, our team is happy to schedule your check-in with your instructor. We then collect a non-refundable deposit, verify vaccinations, and invite you to complete your Pet Parent Portal information.

Where does my dog sleep?

We have raised Kuranda cots in either our luxury suites or standard chain-link enclosures. We have the options of 6x4ft enclosures for large dogs and 4x4ft for smaller dogs. Dogs always have access to clean water and are rotated frequently throughout the day.

Is there someone there overnight?

Our Scottsdale location does have staff overnight in case of emergency. We don't have staff overnight at our Cave Creek facility, but one of the owners does live on the same property.

What should I bring to Check-In?

Some parents will bring in special diet food or medications for their dogs. Any bedding, toys, etc. can be left at home during boarding and training unless otherwise specified.

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