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is a well-behaved canine

​Adopting a dog is a lifetime commitment and training is an essential ingredient to a strong healthy relationship between an owner and their beloved pet. ​Learning proper communication and how to read canine body language is a valuable investment of your time and energy. Obtaining these skills may prevent future behavioral issues and help owners understand the source and solution to unwanted behavior.

 

Obedience classes use positive reinforcement for basic commands, general house manners, and loose leash walking while behavior modification addresses more serious issues like aggression, reactivity, fear, and anxiety with counter conditioning and desensitization. Reward-based methods are backed by science to produce permanent results and a happier dog eager to work for you. We are proud to say we train without pain, fear, or force! 

Contact us to set up a FREE 30-minute phone consultation. All training programs include $5 off future boarding per night and lifetime phone and email support. 

It's best if everyone in the household and any other parties that handle the dog regularly can attend lessons, this will help your dog receive consistent messages and provide as much support as possible. We highly encourage video updates of your dogs progress.

We are also pleased to offer a complimentary matchmaking service for anyone looking to add a dog to their pack. We are committed to placing dogs in the right home to reduce shelter surrenders. 

OBEDIENCE TRAINING

4 Private lessons, 45 minutes, once per week $290

We teach you how to train your dog! Private lessons are held at our home and we are taking every precaution to keep all areas. tools. and equipment sanitized. We will respect the current CDC social distancing guidelines by remaining 6ft apart, Clients are encouraged to wear a mask but it is not required.  

BASIC OBEDIENCE

Our Basic Obedience program is perfect for puppies or dogs with no prior training. The skills covered include:

  • Marker training

  • Basic commands

  • Name recognition

  • Potty training plan

  • Crate training

  • Hand targeting

  • Body handling

  • Beginner loose leash walking

  • Basic house manners

  • Food delivery routine

  • Step 1 impulse control

  • Confidence building games

  • Create relaxation zone (Place)

INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE

Our Intermediate Obedience program builds on skills learned during basic training. The skills covered include:

  • Adding minor distractions to commands

  • Recall 

  • Place while visitors enter

  • Structured loose leash walking

  • Relaxation protocol

  • Interactive games 

  • Concentrate on specific behaviors 

ADVANCED OBEDIENCE

Our Advanced Obedience program is great for dogs that need a challenge! The skills covered include:

  • Adding distance, duration, and major distractions

  • Invisible barrier work

  • Place anywhere

  • Body awareness

  • Advanced tricks (back up, army crawl)

  • Heel position 

  • Public socialization 

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

1 Private lesson, 90 minutes $125

FEAR/ANXIETY/LEASH REACTIVITY/BOUNDARY FRUSTRATION/ HUMAN AND DOG AGGRESSION

Scared of his shadow?  Barking and lunging on leash?  Fighting with other dogs?  Biting people?  Whining all day and night?  We can help all dogs regardless of breed or bite history!  Behavior modification lessons are custom-tailored to you and your dog's needs. 

 

We start with a FREE 30 minute phone consultation to discuss the behaviors you have witnessed, the dog's history as you know it and your ultimate goals to determine how much time and commitment may be necessary for success.  After our discussion we will create a training plan for our first private lesson. Follow up sessions are scheduled as needed depending on the severity of the case.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

BOARD + TRAIN

7 DAY 6 NIGHT WEEK $595

Maximum 2 students per week

Your dog boards with us as we work with them multiple times per day, then transition the skills to you. This program is available for obedience training and behavior modification. We recommend 1-3 weeks depending on the dog's current skill set and the owner's goals. Potty training requires a 3 week minimum and medical clearance from the vet. CLICK HERE to contact us today and get a head start!

SOCIAL RETREATS

1 DAY FIELD TRIP $70

Alpha Love students get $10 off

We pick up your dog(s) and take them to a public location for socialization, leash walking, and adding distractions to commands. We work at the dog's pace according to their skill and comfort level. This service is especially helpful for reactive dogs. We work for two hours then bring your dog(s) home exhausted and full of confidence!

REMOTE CONSULTATIONS

45 MINUTE LESSON $60

Live video sessions via Zoom/Skype/Facetime bring the fun straight to your living room! This option is available for obedience lessons and behavior modification.

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) CERTIFICATION

EACH TEST $45

Free for Alpha Love students

As evaluators for AKC we can test your dog for the CGC certification. This title is the first step to getting your dog certified as a therapy, emotional support, or service dog.

FLUFFY AND ME

$15 PER CLASS

12 dog limit

Build a stronger bond with your dog during a structured pack walk through the scenic trails on our property and nearby parks. Watch as your dog's leash manners improve after just one lesson. We are providing a class for dogs having trouble walking with a loose leash and a separate class for dogs that are specifically triggered by other people and dogs. Leash reactive dogs must attend at least one private lesson with us before joining Fluffy and Me. Contact us or watch for events on our facebook page for dates, times, and locations.

Area of Service

Ashland   Aylett   Hanover   Henrico   King & Queen   

King William   Mechanicsville   Short Pump  Tappahannock

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