PUPPY CLASS

This fun 6 week class gives your puppy a great start to becoming your best friend: 

  • No More Bite Marks! 
  • No More Destroyed Shoes or Furniture! 
  • No More Potty Accidents! 
  • Prevent Fear, Separation Anxiety, and Aggression 
  • Leash Walking Skills
  • Happy Groomer and Veterinary Visits
  • Have a puppy turn into a well-behaved adult who is polite, makes good decisions, and is a joy to be around 
  • Test for your AKC Puppy STAR certification 

Small in-person classes! Includes monitored one-on-one puppy play and introduces basic obedience skills that makes training FUN! 


What makes our Puppy Class different?

First, puppy class should be fun for both you and your puppy. 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.  If you are looking for experts, who will be there for you every step of the way, then sign up today! Our puppy classes are taught by Certified Professional Dog Behavior Consultant and Trainer, Jennifer Pennington, CDBC, CPDT. Silver Certified in Stress-Free Handling, Fear-Free Certified.


Our training spaces are only accessible to us and our students during class, not in a busy store, daycare, or public space. They are sanitized with Rescue Cleaner before every class (the same stuff your veterinarian uses!)


For Healthy Puppies ages 9-16 Weeks in age at start date. Older puppies sign up for Foundations.
Rolling admission, sign up first available spot. Then, attend for 6 consecutive weeks.
         

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

In-Home Coaching

We travel to these locations in Northern Virginia
Serving Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon, Oakton, Reston, South Riding, Springfield, Vienna, and the Western portion of Fairfax County, west of 395/95.

GROUP CLASSES 

Puppy Primer Class for puppies aged 16 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 - Obedience skills in a game-based class! *Foundations Grad from LWF a Prerequisite

Intermediate Class - More distractions and get ready for your CGC *LWF Basic Manners Grads a Prerequisite

Registration

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!

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Online COURSES

Basic Manners Class (Foundations part 2)

*Foundations class graduation from Lead With Fun is a prerequisite

Basic Manners class is the second part of the Foundations Class. This is where we build on what we learned in Foundations. Our dog learns the skills to be well-behaved and happy in your home and in public. Our in-person group classes are super fun, filled with games, and include access to a full online course with clear instructional videos, so you never fall behind!  


Does your dog:

  • Jump on visitors?
  • Steal food off the counters?
  • Pull on the leash?
  • Run out the front door?
  • Ignores you when you call them?  

This is the class for you!


What you and your dog will learn:

  • Polite Leash Walking
  • Stay
  • Leave-it
  • Come
  • Polite Greetings
  • Do your taxes 
  • Wait at the door
  • and more! 


Our Basic Manners class schedule is only listed in our students-only private online community.  

**Foundations graduation from Lead With Fun is a strict prerequisite:  





LEAD WITH FUN Dog Training

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) 

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 health or a 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!

Foundations

*Foundations fills the Prerequisite for all other courses except puppy
Our Foundations class is where we start all dogs and owners. It's a sort of audition to be sure you and your dog will be comfortable in our other classes. Training techniques are just like learning a sport; timing and mechanics are critical for ensuring our dogs understand what we wish them to do.  Foundations also train you to train around distractions such as other dogs, squeaky toys, people, etc. Consider this class Part 1 of the Basic Manners Course. Our curriculum is unique and not found in other dog schools!


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

Starts 10:30 AM Saturday, March 16th at Weber's Chantilly