Want an awesome, well-behaved pet?

Too busy or can't make it to a class or have a trainer over?

​Have a dog who cannot attend classes due to behavior issues?

Do you have trouble remembering to train your dog?


We have the solution for you!


Sign up for our amazing Online Coaching Course

Digital Dream Dog

  • No thinking, planning, or scheduling required!  We have done everything for you.

  • Self-paced course with videos and instructions for every step! Over 100 videos!
  • Learn all of the basics and more. Sit, Down, Polite Greetings Stay, Come, Leave-it, Leash Walking, quiet and calm behaviors in the home.
  • Access to one-on-one coaching from our instructors. We analyze your videos to perfect your training!
  • A supportive private online community of like-minded dog training students!


$1800 Value for only $595. That's a year's worth of training classes for less than $50 a month!

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Located in Northern Virginia


Serving Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon, Oakton, Reston, South Riding, Springfield, Vienna, and the Western portion of Fairfax County.

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IN HOMES MANNERS TRAINING

​​Got a new puppy or a dog who needs help being polite?  Have our puppy and dog training expert help you with your dog in your own home.  We can get you started on the right paw with an Introductory Manners Consultation. Then, continue with follow-up sessions to help guide your progress. We want what's best for your pup so we use only positive force-free modern methods of training. If your dog is reactive such as lunging and barking, growling, or snapping, shows aggressive behaviors, separation anxiety, or fear issues you need to book a behavioral consultation instead!

We are offering our services with Current CDC coronavirus precautions and guidelines.

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Online COURSES

GROUP CLASSES 

Puppy Primer 1 Classes for puppies age 14 weeks and younger. Rolling Admission  

*Foundations - A 4-week class to give you and your dog the skills for our group classes (Required as a prerequisite for all other classes except Puppy Primer) 

Basic Manners for dogs of any age  *Foundations a Prerequisite

Intermediate - Dogs who passed Basic

Behavior Consultation

Does your dog show fear or aggressive behaviors? Does your dog become uncontrollable on leash or when he sees people or dogs? Have our certified dog behavior consultant come to your own home and help you train your dog. First, start with a 90-minute consultation so we may discover your challenges, do an assessment, set up a management plan so you can be successful, and begin training. Future sessions can be scheduled after the initial consultation appointment is completed.  

(Due to high demand, we may be booked out 4-6 weeks in advance)

Family Dog Training

Got kids AND a puppy?  You need FAMILY TRAINING!


Ready to turn your dream picture of the perfect family dog into a reality?  

We have ALL the tools and support you’ll need to make it happen.  
Check out the video to find out about our specialized fun, effective and 100% positive family training package.


Available in a package of 6 In-Home Sessions​ (For puppies under 7 months of age) 

PUPPY CLASS

Small in-person classes! Including Puppy Socials (one-on-one puppy play). 


For Healthy Puppies ages 9-14 Weeks in age at start date. Older puppies sign up for Foundations
         
Saturday Morning Chantilly​
Saturdays @ 9 AM - Rolling Admission
Weber's Pet Supermarket In Chantilly 


Tuesday Evenings Herndon​
Tuesdays @ 7 PM - Rolling Admission
Franklin Farm Vet Clinic - Herndon


Taking puppy socialization classes is like “vaccinating” against serious behavior problems.  The primary focus of this class is socialization.  In addition, our experts will be there to answer your puppy-related questions and guide you through this important phase of puppy development.


We have rolling admissions so you can start as soon as your puppy has been examined by a veterinarian and has at least one distemper-parvo vaccine.  Puppies must be up to date on all vaccinations based on their age when starting class and throughout the course.  Puppies can start class up until 14 weeks of age. All puppies older than 14 weeks of age at start date - please sign up for Foundations.

Experts agree puppy socialization is THE most important thing you can do for your new puppy to give them the best start in life!

Click this link to see what veterinarians say about early socialization for puppies:

American Society Veterinary Animal Behaviorists Position on Socialization

What makes our Puppy Socialization Class different?


Our puppy classes are led by a team of highly trained experts consisting of our Certified Professional Dog Behavior Consultant and Trainer, Jennifer Pennington, CDBC, CPDT. Silver Certified in Stress-Free Handling.   


We believe puppy class should be led by the most experienced and educated professionals, given what’s at stake during this critical period of development that sets the stage for your puppy’s entire life.  If you are looking for experts, who will be there for you, every step of the way, who maintain the highest level of professional standards and ethics, are committed to using only the most up-to-date, scientifically sound methods of training, information and advice, then sign up today!


We are a Force-Free/ Fear-Free dog training company; we use only positive training methods.


Foundations

*Prerequisite for all other courses except puppy
Our Foundations class is where we start all dogs and owners.  Training techniques are just like learning a sport. Timing and mechanics are critical for making sure our dogs understand our cues or if they are following a treat or lure.  Foundations also provide you with the skills to train around distractions such as other dogs, squeaky toys, people, etc.
So, this class does not look normal, sit, stay, down, come sort of class. 
What you will learn:

  • Release from a stay 
  • Techniques to make for an efficient training session, so your dog learns faster 
  • How to set training up so your dog can listen in real-life situations outside of the living room
  • Relax on a mat - automatically without being asked.
  • Silent leave it
  • Paying attention to you around distractions
  • Foot targeting - so in later classes, you can direct your dog to a location from a distance
  • Beginning stay
  • Beginning Polite Greetings


START DATES


Thursdays Starting September 29th at 6:45 PM at the Animal Behavior Wellness Center 

Saturdays Starting October 15th at 10:30 AM at Weber's in Chantilly