Smoky Mountain K-9 Cottages

Dog Boarding & Day Care in Sevierville

I'm Marni Sotomayor and I am not just a certified dog trainer, but I am a dog lover. I have completed an intense dog training program and I am certified in pet CPR and First Aid. I was fortunate to be paired with a mentor who is a local K-9 officer, with 10 years of training experience, to sharpen my training techniques. I will not only work with your dog, but your family as well. We will be using a combination of training methods to give you and your dog every chance to be successful in your training. A balance of positive reinforcement, motivation and correction will be incorporated into classes. The training begins at Smoky Mountain K-9 Cottages, but your dogs success will be a result of consistent work at home. 

Why Should I Train My Dog ?

Resident Training - 

Resident training will involve your dog staying with us at K-9 Cottages for a two week intense training program. The work will include all of the commands in the day residence plus long distance, on leash Sit/Sit stay and Down/Down stay.

       Resident Training 2 week course - $400

  • Recall
  • Sit
  • Sit-Stay
  • Down
  • Down-Stay

Dogs have a natural pack mentality and they recognize the importance of a leader. It is extremely stressful to most dogs to be without a leader. When a dog looks to his family and sees no leader, he figures he needs to step in and fill that role. By training our dog and showing them that we are the leader in our family, it relieves the responsibility from the dog and allows then to develop a more relaxed and confident demeanor. Dogs have a strong desire and get great satisfaction out of pleasing their owner. By assuming the leadership role, you will be doing your dog a great service. But don't be surprised when you arrive at class, your dog will not be the only one learning. What you learn will be just as important to your success as what your dog learns.

Basic Training 7 week course - $120

Training Options

Training isn't always easy, but it is always worth it !

As owners, it is important that we learn what our dogs are trying to communicate to us through their body language. We are also responsible for teaching our dogs how to understand "Our Language" by using verbal commands and visual signals. We can accomplish this through obedience training. By using motivation and reinforcement we will teach our dog wanted behaviors that can be maintained throughout their lifetime.

We usually decide to get a dog in hopes of bringing happiness into our life only to discover our bundle of joy is often a pain in the butt. Joy, happiness, love, companionship & respect are all possible, but not without a lot of

work from both the owners & the dog.

Training isn't always easy, but it is always worth it !

As puppies are developing, they learn to communicate through body language, facial expression and vocalization. They will practice various body postures to see what reactions they will get from their littermates and their mom. This is what we call "Dog Language"

What are the benefits of dog training ?

What language are you speaking ?

Group Training of Basic Obedience​ -

In our basic obedience class we will meet one day a week for 7 weeks. In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn how to train your dog to obey basic commands. These commands will include :

​Meet your Trainer

Day Resident Training - 

Day training will involve your dog spending 3 days a week with me over the course of four weeks. They will be learning all of the commands in the basic obedience class plus we will add a 'Go to your place' command. This will require you to bring their bed for each training session. This will make the 'Place' command easier to transition to home.

       Day Resident Training 4 week course - $300

  • Release
  • Focus
  • Heel
  • Loose Leash Walking

Is your precious angel sometimes

a little Devil  to handle ?

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Training will:

  • help you understand your dog,
  • help you teach your dog the basic good manners we all want,
  • allow you to take your dog to more places with you,
  • help you and your dog develop a stronger bond,
  • enable both owner and dog to relax and enjoy each other,
  • ensure your dog will have a happy, forever home; and, most important,
  • allows your dog to become a fully participating member of your family ~ What a wonderful gift for all of you!


865-428-7311 ~ Call Us !