Board and Train, Private Training and Group Classes
Along with your little bundle of joy comes a long list of training tasks that need to be done to ensure your puppy grows into a beloved – and well mannered – family member! Think house training, curbing inappropriate chewing and nipping, teaching polite greetings and leash manners. Oh, and don’t forget socialization to other people, animals, and environments. The list goes on and on.
Let us tackle the training tasks, so you can focus on the rest of your busy life!
- Our Puppy Primer Package is a private puppy board and train program offered in the home of a Certified Professional Dog Trainer.
- For puppies up to 6 months of age.
- We focus on early puppy training and problem prevention. Because we specialize in training puppies, we are able to provide training that is fast, effective and produces long lasting result, so you can enjoy your new canine companion for a lifetime.
Our Puppy Primer Package gives your puppy the best start in life, receiving the same love and care you would provide in your home, coupled with on-going training and socialization throughout each day. Your puppy learns manners and skills applicable to everyday life at home, and out and about in the community. All training uses your puppy’s meals, toys, play and praise to teach your puppy how we would like for him or her to behave.
Your puppy is only young once, and you want to make sure the training he experiences sets the stage for a lifetime of happiness and love of learning. Invest in your puppy now, for a lifetime of enjoyment!
Puppy Primer Packages include:
House Training to teach puppy good potty habits, right from the start!
Crate Training to give your puppy a safe place to go for rest and relaxation when you can’t supervise (so you can rest and relax)
Chew Training to prevent destructive chewing habits from forming
Aggression prevention training to prevent aggression around food, toys and bones, strangers and other dogs
*Socialization Training to prepare your puppy for all that lies ahead
Basic Obedience Skills and good manners including:
- Greeting manners (not jumping)
- How to walk nicely on leash
- Come when called
- Wait politely for doors, toy tosses and meals
- Go to your place
- Down and down stay
- Sit and sit stay
- “Leave it”
The first three months of your puppy’s life are the most crucial time for socialization to occur. Failure to provide your puppy with proper exposure to a great variety of other people, animals, places and situations could result in future behavioral issues such as fearful or aggressive behavior.
In our Board and Train Puppy Primer Packages we provide focused, positive socialization to ensure your puppy is prepared to confidently handles sights, sounds, and distractions he or she is sure to encounter in daily life.
We recommend you enroll your puppy in our Board and Train Puppy Primer Package as early as possible. This ensures that your puppy receives proper socialization during this critical developmental period. Click the link below to read what veterinarians recommend, regarding early training and socialization.
Here’s what our clients say:
“We HIGHLY recommend Christine, especially if you are having difficulty with a new pup. We found ourselves with a significantly fearful puppy, with no idea how to handle it, and came close to giving our sweet girl up. Christine brought our family through some very difficult times with training (our dog and us), incredible patience and a real understanding of the situation to our current, happy, peaceful and and loving state with our dog.“ ~ Amy F., Fairfax Station
“Christine trained our Westie Lucy when she was a puppy. This is our second Westie so we know that they are more likely to train their owners than the other way around and that’s exactly what our first Westie did. Christine came in and very efficientl
Puppy Primer Packages – How it works
We begin with a Pre-Boarding Private Consultation in your home. During the 60 minute consultation, we’ll talk about your goals and any problems you are experiencing.
We offer 2, 3 and 4 week Puppy Primer Packages, based on your goals and desires for training. During your Pre-Boarding Private Consultation, the trainer will make a recommendation as to the ideal length program for you and your puppy.
The longer your pup stays with us, the more thorough the training, the less work for you when puppy goes home!
Ready to get started?
Use the “Contact the Trainer” form on the right hand side of this page to schedule your Pre-Boarding Private Consultation with the trainer. The consultation is $225 and will be rolled into the cost of any Puppy Primer Package of 2 weeks or more.
What to expect
During the training process, your puppy lives with our Certified Professional Dog Trainer, so your puppy learns manners and skills applicable to every day life at home, and out and about in the community. All training uses your puppy’s meals, toys, play and praise to teach your puppy good behavior and create positive associations during socialization.
Your Puppy Primer Package includes:
- A Pre-Boarding Private Consultation
- Overnight Board and Train for the duration of the package (either 2, 3 or 4 weeks)
- Progress updates, including video of your puppy’s days and training time
- One private transfer session in your home at the conclusion of training
- One follow up session in your home within 2 months of training
- Lots of love and personal attention, just like you would give your puppy at home!
Puppy Primer Packages Pricing
2 week package is $2,400
3 week package is $3,300
4 week package is $4,000
For puppies enrolled in 3 or 4 week training packages, we invite you to schedule a time for you and your family to visit your puppy at the mid-point of his training. This is a great opportunity to play and bond with your puppy.
Conveniently located in Fairfax Station, VA. Servicing Fairfax and surrounding areas.
Private One-on-one Training in your home:
A consultation is required for all private, in-home training. The initial consultation and training session is 90 minutes, $225. Coaching sessions can be purchased for $125/session (60 minutes) or 5 sessions for $600. Please complete the “Contact The Trainer” form to set up a short phone consultation to determine if this training is right for you and your puppy.
Group Puppy Classes – Coming soon
If you have a new puppy, or are getting a new puppy, and would like to learn about our group classes, please complete the “Contact the Trainer” form on the right hand side of this page. All group classes will be held in West Springfield, VA, and will include off leash puppy play, socialization, and basic obedience skills and manners. Group class packages will include one private in-home session with the trainer, and trainer access via e-mail and phone support for questions or concerns with your new puppy for the duration of the course.
Please note: Due to the many variables and unpredictability of animal behavior, I do not guarantee results and believe it would be inappropriate and unprofessional to do so. However, I will back up my services with a satisfaction guarantee.
Please note that premises are protected by 24 hour video surveillance.