Sierra Dogs

Because your dog is family.


Sierra Dogs

Because your dog is family.

Award-winning, customized

Dog Boarding

Going on a trip? Enjoy peace of mind by boarding your dog at Sierra Dogs – a home environment, not a kennel.  Dog boarding should be a fun experience, not a stressful one. Here they’ll play with small groups of friendly dogs, sleep in a soft bed indoors, and enjoy a one-acre play area – while an experienced dog trainer and caregiver lovingly provides for their every need.

  • A quiet, cozy, cage-free home environment
  • Personal attention for each dog
  • Outdoor play and exercise in a fenced one-acre play area
  • Fully licensed & insured; located in Placerville since 2007
golden retriever puppy and husky puppy sitting side by side and smiling upward during puppy training camp

Puppy Board & Train

For a lifetime of great behavior. Frustrated by your puppy's mouthing, jumping, potty accidents, and lack of basic training cues? Do you want a friendly dog who will be a polite member of the family, but you aren't sure how to get there? Sierra Dogs creates a solid foundation of training and socialization for your puppy with Puppy Training Camp, a board & train program in the home of professional dog trainer and puppy expert Eden Halbert.

  • Manners & training foundation
  • Puppy socialization
  • Reward-based, force-free training methods
  • In-home training, not in a kennel

Workshops & Mentoring

For dog trainers, veterinarians, and pet-related businesses.

Sierra Dogs teaches custom workshops for dog trainers, veterinary offices, and other pet-related businesses to build or improve your business. Topics include behavior knowledge, handling skills, and business & marketing. Dog trainers can also sign up for customized one-on-one mentoring sessions covering those topics and more

chocolate lab puppy lying down chewing on a white shoe

Managing puppy behavior

Puppies are hard. They require constant supervision. They have needle-sharp teeth and think it’s great fun to chew on your hands or clothes. They pee and poo and chew and jump and bite and bark and eat inappropriate/unsafe things.  It is normal to feel frustration when raising a puppy.  It is normal to need a…

Spotlight: SMART x50 Dog Training Concept

This month’s spotlight is on the training approach of SMART x50 which is from the book “Plenty in Life Is Free” by Kathy Sdao.  This concept is a key component of my own training approach, and is one that I discuss with nearly all my clients.  Read on for more about this helpful guiding principle…

Goals & Achievements

Today as I launch my new and improved website, it seems fitting to reflect briefly on the past, present, and future of Sierra Dogs.  Almost 20 years have passed since I began working professionally with dogs, and in that time I have relocated the business (2007 from SF to Placerville), honed in ever further on…

Happy Dogs, Happy People

“Eden is the best. Milo has been going since he was six months old, and he always comes back fitter, and better behaved, than when he left. And it makes us feel good to know that he is being so well cared for and is hanging out with buddies.“

—Sarah G., Milo’s mom