NEW!  Wholistic Hound Day Academy

To schedule an appointment, please call 703-962-6335 or email


Day School is a 5 hour weekday drop-off program at our training center designed to instill and maintain basic manners and leash training while you’re at work.


Wholistic Hound Day Academy is Alexandria’s one of-a-kind innovative training program. This five-hour program is currently offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, with limited spaces to provide the optimal training experience for your dog.


The Day Academy is ideal for families who want a well-trained companion (of any age) but have time limitations or physical limitations that makes it difficult to teach their canine companions by themselves. It is also ideal for families who are currently participating in Wholistic Hound Academy training classes but would like additional help and reinforcement of behaviors they have already learned or training new behaviors. The Day Academy is also a good fit for dogs who have completed classes but need help with a specific challenge.

What will my dog learn?

  • Basic Manner Training
  • Socialization and Play
  • Self Control
  • Urban Leash Training
  • Polite Greetings
  • Reliable Recalls
  • Attention During Distractions
  • Impulse Control
  • Polite Walking on Leash and Off Leash Connection
  • Address Resource Guarding
  • Address Reactivity
  • Address Fear Concerns and much more!

At the Day Academy, our certified instructors will teach your dog in three to four private sessions during each day they are in attendance. The skills they are learning with us will be practiced and reinforced while here. During their time at the Academy, they may have one-on-one structured socialization and play if appropriate. Teaching sessions with take place inside and outside around the Academy.


The Day Academy will teach your puppy or dog a core curriculum including polite greetings, reliable recall and stays, attention during distractions, impulse control, polite walking on leash and off leash connection. We will also address resource guarding, reactivity, fear concerns and much more. You have the choice of a general program or we can tailor make your program to address you and your pet's specific needs.


Pricing: The cost for each session, per dog is $135. We offer an eight-session package for $1040. The package is good for 60 days from purchase. We also require a one-hour private lesson with you and your dog after each four sessions so that we can transfer the lessons your dog is learning to you. The cost for the transfer session is $125 and is held at the Academy. Transfer sessions can be arranged to be held in-home for an additional fee depending on location