From Puppies to Great Danes

Whether your dog is a Chihuahua or a Bull Mastiff, confident or fearful, we use positive reinforcement to help your dog navigate the crowded streets, narrow hallways, novel people, dogs and sights of Washington, D.C.

We offer a soup-to-nuts puppy package designed to get your puppy off to a great start in life; we teach polite manners to your newly-adopted dog (or resident pup who has become rusty!); and we help solve behavioral problems that can make aspects of your life stressful.

Our local neighborhood spans Capitol Hill, the H Street Corridor, NavyYard, the Southwest Waterfront and Hill East but we cover Arlington and Alexandria as well! We use positive reinforcement to train your dog so that he or learns to love the process of training. If your dog is fearful or aggressive we use gentle methods with long, scientifically proven records of success to change their emotional response to the thing they find scary.

Private Coaching

Does your dog need training in polite manners?

Busy classes are not for everyone. They are not always for shy or boisterous adult dogs. And they may not be convenient. We offer in-home training and coach you in a wide range of obedience behaviors, including Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Leave-it. Put yourself in the hands of a certified dog and puppy trainer with an in-depth education in the science of animal learning and behavior.

Day Training

Too busy to train?

There's no getting around it, training takes time.  That's something not everyone has. If that's the case, we can come to your home and do the hard work for you while you are at work, at happy hour, at the gym or at the school play. We train your dog and transfer the skills to you at the end of training. Talk to us about how best we can work with your schedule

Obedience

We teach your dog the obedience skills needed for you both to safely enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. We use scientifically proven, force-free techniques that are both effective and efficient

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Fear and Aggression

Fear and aggression are often two sides of the same coin. We can help change your dog's emotional reaction to things that scare him so he no longer feels the need to flee or be aggressive.

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Behavior Solutions

Many of the behaviors we find undesirable in our dogs, such as jumping up, are dogs being, well, dogs!  We can modify unwanted behavior while retaining your dog's joyful "dogginess."

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