What is Rally?
A fun and exciting team sport. Navigate a course at a brisk, continuous pace, with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform such as Sit, Down, Right Turn, Left Turn, and more. It's a fun test of skills and promotes a positive relationship and trust between you and your dog.
Sign up now for our upcoming Beginner Novice Rally Class with FitPaws Master Trainer and Certified Professional Dog Trainer Kathryn Kuhlen, CPDT-KSA, KPA CTP
New Puppy and Good Dog 101 classes posted soon! A few spaces left in our 1 session-2 hour manners workshops.
Do you have a new Puppy? Sign up for our new Jump Start Puppy Drop-in Enrollment classes! Start right away!
Rally Classes Starting Soon!
Have you signed up for our Nose Work classes yet?
With Certified Nose Work Instructors and Certified Professional Dog Trainers
Peggy Bowers, CPDT-KA, ANWI
and Renee Amodeo, CPDT-KA, ANWI
Tuesday, March 27th is
New 2-hour March 27 and April 24 workshops are posted!
Amazing and enthusiastic U.S. World Agility instructor Tracy Hirsch will be at the Academy cooking up a fabulous advanced handing and skills workshop you won't want to miss.
Only a few slots open for Novice/Open and Masters/Excellent. These workshops are for teams who are preparing to trial or are already trialing! Private agility lessons available too!
Tracy is back to share her knowledge and teach you skills to improve performance and teamwork on the course.
Do you want a dog that's a joy
to live with?
Wholistic Hound Academy can help you get there!
Washington Area's Premier Canine
Training and Learning Center for
People and Their Dogs
Welcome to Alexandria’s premiere, state-of-the-art canine
training and learning academy! Clean and bright, with professional, highly
trained, certified and experienced instructors who are passionate about
teaching people how to communicate effectively with their puppies and dogs, prevent
and solve behavior problems, and build a lifelong relationship and stronger
bond with their dog. We use the most up to date, science based positive
reinforcement methods and techniques that are extremely effective and get
Wholistic Hound Academy provides a wide variety of services,
so whether you need assistance with pet selection, pre-pet planning, puppy foundation
training, problem solving and socialization, basic manners and life skills,
advanced training, behavioral issues, we will help. We offer private in-home
and in-facility lessons and group classes, workshops, and seminars for all
skill levels, along with training in a number of dog sports, including agility,
nose work, rally, musical freestyle, and prep classes for competition.
Academy comes recommended by several area veterinarians, pet care service
companies, and we are always highly recommended on the neighborhood list serves.
Whether you’re just starting out with a new puppy, or ready for advanced work
in competition dog sports and higher level learning, you’ll find just what you need
to live a happy and better life with your canine companion. We take puppies 8
weeks and older into our classes.
Serving Alexandria, Virginia and surrounding areas in the Washington, D.C. region.
Wholistic Hound Academy
18 Roth Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
To stop by and see our facility or to obtain more information, please call us at 703-962-6335 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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