Class Descriptions & Fees

Puppy Kindergarten & Puppy Kindergarten II

For Puppies 8 to 18 weeks old.  Puppy Kindergarten II for puppies 18 to 26 weeks old who missed the time frame for Puppy Kindergarten or are graduates and want to continue on for more practice and socializing with other puppies their age.  Puppies primary socialization period is from 3 weeks to 13 weeks of age; so starting your puppy early will give him/her the best advantage to grow in to a social and loving member of the family.  Socialization is the most important part of puppy training to get them use to all the things in the world you don't want them to fear in the future like people, dogs and any kind of social setting they will be exposed to in life.  We will discuss potty training, crate training, and nipping in class. This class is open enrollment, so you can start as soon as you sign up. The class is for 6 weeks and you have 7 weeks to complete it.

Cost $250.00
You and your puppy will learn:
  • Safe play & social skills with other puppies
  • Polite people greetings
  • Sit & down
  • Leave it
  • Walking loosely on a leash
  • Name recognition

Elementary Manners

For puppies/dogs 18 weeks or older. This class is for puppy kindergarten graduates, and/or dogs that have not taken any training classes yet. This class is 5 weeks with one orientation; first class you don’t bring your dog. Class maximum is 4 to ensure individual time with each student.

Cost $300.00
You and your puppy/dog will learn:
  • Polite people greetings
  • Sit, Down & Settle
  • Leave it
  • Walking loosely on a leash
  • Coming when called
  • Touch
  • Stay

Intermediate Manners

For graduates of Elementary Manners. This class will cover fine-tuning your skills learned in elementary manners and add more advance training for you and your dog. This class is 5 weeks, maximum of 6 to ensure individual time with each student.

Cost $250.00
You and your dog will learn:
  • Sit, Down & Settle with the added three D’s - distractions, duration, and distance
  • Stay with the added three D’s
  • Recalls with more distractions and distance
  • Passing another dog on leash
  • Polite people greetings
  • More challenging Leave it

AKC Canine Good Citizen Class & Certification

For graduates of Intermediate Manners. The AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program. Started in 1989, the CGC Program is designed to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs that pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. This class will teach you the 10 steps required for the CGC test. The class is 5 weeks and at the end of the classes you will take the CGC test. Maximum 6 in the class to endure individual time with each student.

Cost $300.00 (includes test)

Out On The Town/Walk With Your Trainer (summer)

For graduates of Intermediate Manners. This class is for dog owners who like to take their dogs out in public with them to dog friendly towns, out door restaurants, walks in the neighborhood, parks and walking malls. We will work on polite people greetings, passing other dogs who might not be so friendly, children running up to pet your dog, passing strollers, passing bicyclist, passing skate boarders, joggers and ect. You will encounter real life situations and learn how to best deal with them while keeping you and your dog safe. You will learn how to deal with the public with things like kids running up and not asking to pet your dog and how best to get out of that situation safely. We will meet in different public places each week during this class. This class is not for dog aggressive or people aggressive dogs. Prior trainer approval required for this class. This class is 5 weeks, maximum 8 in the class.

Cost $300.00/(summer is drop in for $25.00 per session)

K-9 Scent Work

This class is for most any dog; young, old, disabilities, blind, deaf, three legged, temperament, size and breed. The newest training activity that develops your dog’s natural scenting abilities through fun and games. The sport leverages every dog’s amazing sense of smell and their love of performing a task. Geared for dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages K9 Scent Work has found enthusiastic participants seeking a lower impact canine activity that offers great rewards for both handlers and their dogs. By utilizing basic search dog skills, the sport builds confidence, burns off mental and physical energy, and reinforces the bond between dog and owner. You will learn to do similar searches like a bomb or drug dog would do on vehicles, containers ie luggage, exterior and interiors. Beginner through advanced offered. Class is 5 weeks with maximum 6 per class.

Cost $250.00

*Once you go through the initial classes then it is $25.00 a session and we will meet in different locations each week to do searches at various locations in the area.

Private Training

In home training at your home, or at locations such as parks.

$110.00 per hour for private sessions

Initial Behavior Consults – 2 hours $220.00

Private Individual Package - 5 one hour sessions $525.00

Private Individual Package - 7 one hour sessions $700.00

Private Individual Package - 10 one hour sessions $950.00

All packages must be paid in full at the end of the first session.

Outside of Purcellville, VA an extra travel fee per session depending on location

 An extra fee $25.00 will be added for Saturday & Sunday sessions