Pasadena based concierge dog training and pet care services with celebrity dog trainer Nicole Ellis

The services Nicole provides include puppy training, obedience training, trick training, production work training, and private in-home boarding. Dog training is a commitment but together we can help you have the dogs of your dreams and ultimately, develop a new shared language with your dog that will allow you to better communicate together and become an integral part of your family.

Specializing in dog training for celebrities and Forbes list families, your privacy is of the utmost importance. A NDA can be signed upon request as your family’s privacy is taken very seriously.  

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Nicole is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Fear Free Certified Professional Dog Trainer, APDT member, IAABC Member, and American Kennel Club CGC-evaluator, fit dog instructor, and trick evaluator. Training services are available at the client’s home. Full bio is available here.

Services include 1-hour sessions for puppy training, obedience training, trick training, and production training. Training sessions are best done in the home where the pet resides so Nicole can take into account the home environment so the training can be most beneficial for you and your pet. After our first visit, Nicole will recommend a training plan of homework to meet your dog’s behavior goals, and share options for achieving success, the first session lasts approximately 60-90 mins.

Training Pricing

  • Web training via Zoom: $125/45mins
  • In person training – Pasadena area: $225/1 hour
  • In person training – Hollywood, Bel Air, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills area, San Fernando Valley: $250/1 hour
  • In person training – Brentwood, Culver City, Santa Monica, Venice areas: $350/1 hour

In home boarding pet care

For families that need dog boarding while traveling, in-home pet care is available with Nicole at a limit of one family’s pet(s) at a time; existing and past clients are given priority. At this time we are only taking small to medium dogs for board and train.    

Only one family’s pet(s) are taken at a time to provide a one-on-one loving home experience with Nicole and her family. Nicole resides in Altadena, CA, just north of Pasadena, CA where the pet(s) will have full access to the house, with plenty of room to run supervised in the fully fenced yard and many outdoor activities nearby from walking and sniffing the local area and hiking our local quiet trails. We do not run a kennel – this is out of our home – and take breaks between dogs to ensure our own dogs get some one-on-one time.

Dog(s) are never taken to a dog park or interact with pets Nicole is not familiar with for the safety of your dog.

Boarding pricing

  • Board and train starts at: $350/night
  • Boarding without training starts at: $200/night. Currently limited to dogs under 20lbs or existing clients. All dogs must be crate trained (or in board and train) and friendly to all dogs.

*An additional charge may apply for puppies and specific cases.

Per the one family at a time limit holidays do book up and it’s best to book in advance. Priority is given to existing and past clients.

If you are in the Los Angeles county area and are interested in dog training or overnight care please send a message to or fill out the form below with a description of your pet(s), any special needs, where you are located, and services you are interested in.  

Servicing areas: Altadena, Bel Air, Beverly Glen, Beverly Hills, Beverly Park, Burbank, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, La Cañada Flintridge, Montrose, Monrovia, West Hollywood, West Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Marino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City. For questions on other locations contact Nicole. *Travel fees vary and may apply outside of the Pasadena area.

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