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Have a dog that's a joy to live with!


       Make life with your puppy or dog easier and more fun

       Knowledgeable, professional, and certified instructors

       Science based, positive reinforcement training




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Puppy Classes

Along with the big eyes and puppy breath comes housetraining, crate training, socialization, and typical puppy behaviors like chewing, biting, and jumping. And it’s all up to you to make sure they get started on the right paw.

Adult Dog Classes

Good manners and basic life skills make living with our dogs easier, safer, and much more fun. Whether your dog is new to training, needs some refreshing, or you have a new dog, this class teaches you how to train the basics that all dogs need
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Private Lessons

Do you want more personalized attention than a group class can provide? Do you need a flexible training program that works around your busy schedule? Is your dog more comfortable training in his own home? If any of these are familiar, private lessons right in the comfort and convenience of your own home or at our Academy may be just what you need. 
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Agility Classes

Agility is an ultimate team sport and athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training and teamwork. The obstacle course includes of jumps, weaves, poles and other fun objects. It provides fun and exercise for both the dog and handler.
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Nosework Classes

Nose work is perfect for dogs of any size, age and personality.  Nose work is a fun-filled sport and training activity that was created by drug and explosives detection professionals.  It is based on our dogs' amazing sense of smell and their love of searching and hunting.
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Specialty Classes

Throughout the year the Academy offers a number of specialty classes and workshops.  These include everything from behavior and life skills to canine fitness and conditioning and educational seminars for expectant parents and families with young children.  
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To schedule an appointment, please call 703-962-6335 or email

Academy Office Hours
Monday through Friday
11:00am to 7:00pm

Academy Address:

18 Roth Street

Alexandria, Virginia

Phone: (703) 962-6335


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