Z Pet Hotel & Spa is Santa Fe's favorite pet boarding, grooming, and training destination.

Mark Edwards with one of his pupils

With over 40 years of experience training dogs professionally, Z Pet Hotel's owner Mark Edwards has developed a highly effective program for training dogs to be the best companions they can be.


We have training opportunities to suit the needs of many of our clients:


Doggie Boot Camp


Going out of town? Take advantage of our Doggie Boot Camp, which includes 10 days of boarding with group dog training every day, along with 2 private sessions with the owners - all for $700! All dogs that complete our training program are eligible for academic daycare/boarding when they visit us in the future. Note: only dogs that complete our Doggie Boot Camp or private training sessions are eligible for academic daycare/boarding - ask us for details.


Private Training Sessions


Private training sessions for owners and their dog with Mark Edwards are available for $50 per session. 5 sessions are needed to complete training, with a commitment from owners to practice in between sessions. Training covered will include heel, sit, stay, come, and down.

Academic Daycare and Boarding


Consider Academic Daycare or Academic Boarding - Get a 25 to 45 minute training tune-up with one of our skilled trainers while your pup stays with us!


Academic Daycare: $20 for daycare + $25.00 for training 

Academic Boarding: standard boarding fee, based on weight + $25.00 per session

Schedule multiple training sessions while your dog stays with us, for only $25 per session!  


Note: Dogs must first complete the 10-day Doggie Boot Camp or private training package before having this service available to them.  




Learn More About Mark's Dog Training Background


Z Pet Hotel & Spa owner Mark Edwards has been around dogs his entire life and has used his extensive knowledge of dog behavior to develop an extremely effective training program. After many years of dog training, he is thoroughly adept at training dogs from basic to advanced obedience in a way that owners can easily maintain. He enjoys teaching owners to train their dogs to develop new techniques based on positive and negative reinforcements. 

Prior to establishing himself in Santa Fe in 2001, Mark owned and operated a security company that specialized in training, renting, and selling personal protection dogs and guard dogs for commercial security. He was able to retrain shelter dogs that were deemed too dangerous, abused, and misunderstood to be in a domestic environment. When working with these types of dogs, he found it very satisfying to train them as effective security dogs as well as teach them basic obedience and healthy social skills so they could be placed back into loving homes.


With his past experience working with all the different levels of dog training, he has a deep understanding of the drives that dogs have. Mark has an finely honed sense of how to handle all breeds of dogs through formatting and typing of personality traits, dispositions, temperaments, and characteristics of their breed.  

Call 505-438-7777 for more information on having your dog enrolled in one of our training programs.

Train your dog to be its best at Z Pet Hotel & Spa!