You’re busy.

We can help.

Class just isn’t going to cut it.

There’s not enough time. The schedule doesn’t fit. You have bigger fish to fry than basic manners.

We can help.

We’ll customize a training program to fit your goals and the reality of your already burgeoning schedule.

How Private Training works

A training program designed just for you

We work one-on-one with you, your dog, and your family to address your individual needs.

Our initial 90 minute session includes:

Management strategies for immediate relief
Training activities to begin long-term behavior change
Custom recommendations for a plan to reach your training goals

Continuing training includes:

Step-by-step coaching through a program designed specifically around your goals and for your lifestyle

Training TypeSession lengthPrice
Your home (Arlington, northern Alexandria)Initial session - 90 minutes$225
— In home training is temporarily suspendedContinuing sesssions - 60 minutes$150/hr
Our campus (Ballson or Shirlington)Initial session - 90 minutes$187.50
Continuing sesssions - 60 minutes$125/hr
Virtual / remote training (Zoom)Initial session - 90 minutes$187.50
Continuing sessions - 30 or 60 minutes$125/hr
Sport training (Nosework, Rally, Agility, Stunt Dog)30 or 60 minutes$100/hr
— Sport training can be done via Zoom

We offer a 10% discount when you schedule 3 or more continuing sessions.
Discount does not apply to the initial 90 minute session.
Sport privates are not eligible for the additional 10% discount.

Ready for relief?

What private training can do for you

Relief from troubling behavior

From barking, jumping, chewing, and housetraining to anxiety, shyness, and aggression, we’ll help you achieve real change

Help with basic manners

Whether it’s a zippy recall you’re after, a dog who walks politely on leash, or one who sits and stays when you ask, we’ll help you get there

A convenient solution

Training on your schedule, at your home or our facility, makes private training a perfect fit for busy dog parents

Real results

With a dozen experienced, professional dog trainers on staff there isn’t a dog problem we haven’t encountered

Peace of mind

We use only scientifically-sound positive training methods so you can enjoy your training results guilt- and worry-free

Get relief from

Aggression Challenges

Aggression toward family members, visitors, or strangers

Aggression toward other dogs on or off leash

Serious Behavior Issues

Fear, anxiety, or shyness around people, other dogs, sounds, or situations

Separation anxiety, or an inability to be left alone

Pesky Behavior Issues

Ongoing house soiling

“Friendly” jumping

Chewing and digging and other destruction

Excessive barking

Over-excitement or excess energy

Basic Manners

Not coming when called

Pulling on leash

Not responding to cues like sit, down, and stay

General distractedness

Meet our trainers

Our certified, experienced professional dog trainers pride themselves on going the extra mile to create training programs personalized to each client’s dogs, goals, and lifestyle constraints.

We aim for real relief so you can fully enjoy life with your dog.