Basic training and manners is for teen and adult dogs, 5 months of age and up. Whether you are looking for polite behaviors around guests, nice leash walking, a speedy recall, or anything in between, our trainer can do the job for you!
What is ‘Day Training’? Leave the training to the pros! This is the fastest, most effective path to having a well trained canine companion. We come to you and train your dog in your home, while you are at work, at play, or watching from the sofa. Our Certified Professional Dog Trainer does the training, then meets with you during ‘Transfer Sessions’ to show you how to maintain your dog’s new, polite behaviors for a lifetime. Do owners still need to do some training? Yes, it’s important for you to work with your dog to learn how to communicate with the dog and to maintain the behaviors, but we do the heavy lifting and get all the behaviors on board for you. All packages also include follow up sessions with the trainer to ensure your continued success. Get professional results. Fast.
Walk, Play and Train
Working long hours? We will gladly incorporate a potty break and social time into any of our training sessions. No extra charge! Walk, Play and Train is available Monday – Friday and can be incorporated into any package listed below. Just ask.
How to Schedule a Consultation
The trainer will meet with you for a consultation to go over your goals, assess your dog, and help you chose a package that is right for you. A consultation session is required prior to any training, and the consultation fee is $130. To schedule a consultation, please complete the registration form at the bottom of this page and the trainer will contact you within 1 business day to schedule an appointment. I am not currently taking any new clients while enrolled in The Academy for Dog Trainers. I will be accepting new clients in the winter/spring of 2018. I apologize for any inconvenience.
Brushing up on my manners: This package includes 8 training sessions, 2 transfer sessions and 1 follow up session. This is for dogs who have generally good manners, but just need help with a couple of behaviors*. $990 ($90/hour).
Teach me how to be polite, please: This package includes 14 training sessions, 3 transfer sessions and 1 follow up session. This package is for dogs that need to learn several new skills and behaviors*. $1,620 ($90/hour).
*Just like people, dogs are individuals and learn at different rates. The number of new skills I can teach any particular dog with this training package, depends on the individual dog.
Teach me how to be polite, please+: This package includes 25 training sessions, 5 transfer sessions and 1 follow up session. This is for dogs who have well-practiced undesirable habits that need to be re-trained. $2,635 ($85/hour).
Please note. This training is not for dogs with significant behavior problems. If you need help with behavior modification for fear, aggression, destructive behaviors, or other behavior problems, please visit our ‘behavior problems’ page.
What people are saying….
“Christine is a positive and confident trainer who connects well with dogs. We are first time dog owners and have a year old lab pup who had very little impulse control, and at 85 pounds, he definitely had the upper hand. We enrolled in the Basic Good Manners course and learned along with our dog. Each week the progress was encouraging. Christine provided us with outside resources and articles specific to our needs and desires. Most of all, she believed in us when I didn’t believe change was possible. We now have a happy and polite dog who is eager to train, and we look forward to an ongoing relationship with Christine in advanced obedience classes” – Sharrie, Fairfax VA