Dog Training

Pet Medical Center Classes

Strengthen the bond with your dog.


Beginner - 6 weeks / $135

AKC star puppy

Help get your pup off on the right paw. In this 6 week class, we will focus on "Sit, Down, Come, Leave It, and Wait". We will also discuss common puppy problems like potty training, crate training, socialization with dogs and humans, and biting/nipping. Upon completion, you will receive your AKC STAR Puppy Certificate.


Basics - 6 weeks / $135

next level dog training

Bring your skills to the real world. For dogs 6 months and older. We will focus on executing the cues your dog knows well at home and bring them out to the real world. Working with distractions and solidifying the basics around other people and dogs.


Mid-Level - 6 weeks / $135

Stepping Stones

In our mid-level 6 week course, we will begin proofing our cues and working on more complex behaviors such as Heel, Stay, and Go to Bed.


finisher - 6 weeks / $135

Canine Good Citizen

We will give a final polish to all of our skills in this class, and start bringing our behaviors into real-world situations. Upon completion, you may receive your AKC CGC Certificate.

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Private Lessons

Private lessons offer flexibility for scheduling. During these lessons, we can focus on any specific behaviors that are needed either at home or in public places.

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6 Weeks / $135

AKC Trick Class

Have some fun and learn some new tricks! We will spend 6 weeks working on expanding your dog’s behavior vocabulary. Dogs need new mental stimulation as the “same old same old” behaviors can lose appeal. Teaching tricks will expand their horizons and give them a new level of confidence in the way to interact with everyday objects and face everyday situations. This process can also rejuvenate the appeal of working with your dog, strengthening the bond by allowing you have fun and enjoy training sessions with your pet.


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Ame Parton, CPDT-KA

Dog Trainer

I am so passionate about the relationship you have with your pets and how that relationship evolves!  I started in the Pet Industry over 15 years ago and specialized and focused my time on Dog Training. I am a Nationally Certified Professional Dog Trainer- KA and am an approved AKC evaluator, which enables me to administer Canine Good Citizen and AKC Star Puppy programs and testing.
.  My focus on the education of pet owners helps to strengthen the relationship you and your family have with your pets and helps create clear communication both to and from your pet.
Dog training has become my way of life. The first class I taught was in Yakima WA 2006, and since that day my goal has been to utilize my skills in teaching the human half of the equation how to better understand and work with their pets.  Throughout my years of training, I have found by applying positive reinforcement training philosophies I can help create more trust and loving bonds between pets and their family.  Many of the clients I have worked with over the years have helped shape me into the dog trainer that I am today.
My own pet Captain and I have bonded more every day while working on growing and developing our skills together. Starting as a rescue puppy, we have come a long way in our journey together. We have overcome obstacles of every kind including social skills, obedience, and mastering 3 levels of AKC Trick Titles.
I can’t wait to work with you and your pet!  No matter the length of time in your relationship, I specialize in strengthening your bond.  Whether you have a brand new puppy or have recently adopted an older pup from one of our local adoption agencies, I’m here to help through positive reinforcement training techniques!

Elisha Silva

Dog Trainer


8 years ago, I began working with and training dogs when I started puppy raising with Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) as a volunteer. I received my first guide dog puppy in 2014 and have since then raised 5 successful puppies that are now working guide dogs for the blind. My 6th puppy was career changed and is now a classroom pet, providing encouragement for the young kids in his class to pursue literacy. In 2018, I started a volunteer puppy raising club for GDB to not only create a group which provided trained dogs for GDB but to also give people in the Tri Cities a chance to make a difference in another person’s life. Our club, based in Kennewick, created the opportunity to educate club members on how to effectively work with their puppies to create a solid training foundation using positive reinforcement.
I started working at Pet Medical Center in their daycare and boarding facility towards the end of 2019 to give myself the opportunity to work with different dog breeds and to grow as a trainer. 2021 brought my work with Guide Dogs for the Blind to a close for now and has shifted my focus and love for working with dogs and their parents into teaching training classes here at PMC for our clients.  In 2022, I became an approved AKC evaluator, enabling me to administer Canine Good Citizen and AKC Star Puppy programs and testing.
My own dog Eugene, a Great Pyrenees mix, has been with me since he was a puppy in 2016. For as much as I have taught Eugene, he has taught me even more on how to not only train other dogs but how to slow down and take time for the little things in life. Eugene loves going to work with me everyday to socialize with both his friends in daycare, and throughout the rest of PMC. He is also well educated and has achieved his CGC title and 2 trick titles since we have joined the PMC family.
I am excited to continue expanding my skill set to benefit my future as a dog trainer and the clients I work with daily. Giving clients the ability to strengthen the bond between themselves and their dogs by creating clear communication with their dogs is important to me. I look forward to sharing my training experience from GDB and PMC to create a positive impact in your own training journey.