Dog Training

We provide training for dogs of all ages and breeds.

Now Offering Day Training for Your Dog!

The Doggie Depot of Virginia is now offering a new option for busy pet parents – Day Training! What is Day Training? Day Training provides the option for owners to drop off their dog at our facility and allow our trainers to complete focused training with throughout the day. We will create a personalized training plan to target desired behaviors and reduce or eliminate unwanted behaviors. The training plan may be a one-time event but for best results, training plans will evolve throughout your pet’s curriculum.

There is an ongoing partnership between the trainer and pet owner using video demonstrations of your dog’s training, continuous mentoring to reinforce the training at home, as well as a final one-on-one session. Additional one-on-one sessions and mentoring may be scheduled as needed. Dogs participating in Day Training are in a separate area from our daycare dogs during training.

In which areas of training can we help? We can provide training for all ages, from 10 week old puppies to senior dogs, including basic manners such as puppy nipping, sit, down, stay, off, leave it, drop it, loose leash walking and settle in place. We can also work on more advanced behaviors such as walking, settle and leave it with distractions and greeting people. Our Head Trainer’s specialties are working with anxious and leash reactive dogs.

Our training is force-free using positive reinforcement methods such as treats and praise. We won’t use any tools that may injure or harm your pet in any way such as choke, prong or shock (also known as e-) collars. To learn more about how these tools may harm your dog, please read more about force-free training¬†here.

Individual classes with you and your pet are also available. For more information, please contact us.

We will provide a customized plan for you and your dog based upon your goals and your pet’s needs. Please contact us to make an appointment for a consultation.

Stella the Rottie practicing weaving with distractions
Halister the Westie practicing "Stick 'Em Up"

All dogs attending training will be required to provide proof of current vaccinations, and complete the following forms:

We train utilizing force-free methods, such as treats and praise, rewarding the wanted behaviors. We do not utilize or allow any aversives, including leash jerks, martingale, prong, choke or shock collars, also known as e-collars.

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