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Wholistic Hound Academy is Alexandria’s first and only canine training and learning center! At our state-of-the-art facility, we offer a wide variety of services for people and their dogs, including:
  • Pre-pet planning
  • Pet selection
  • Puppy foundation training
  • Problem solving and socialization
  • Basic manners and life skills
  • Advanced training
  • Dog sports (agility, nose work, rally and musical freestyle)
  • Prep classes for dog sports competition
  • Behavioral issues
  • …and more
No matter what your needs are, you can trust that you and your dog are in good hands. We use the most up-to-date, science-based positive reinforcement methods and techniques that are extremely effective and get results. Our certified, highly-trained instructors are passionate about helping people learn how to communicate effectively with their puppies and dogs, prevent and solve behavior problems, and build a lifelong relationship and stronger bond with their canine companions.
The Academy has a reputation for excellence within the community, receiving high rankings on neighborhood list serves as well as being recommended by other positive trainers, several area veterinarians and pet care service companies.

Our Mission and Philosophy

Wholistic Hound Academy strives to make a difference in the lives of our human and canine clients and in our community through thoughtful interactions, learning and education using science based and modern positive methods. We provide professional, personalized services designed to enrich and enhance the lives of dogs and their owners and ensure that customers experience a lifetime of reward and mutual enjoyment with their beloved canine companions.
Wholistic Hound teaches you how to help your dog make incredibly brilliant behavior choices so that you can live an easier and happier life together. We focus on life skills along with basic skills. We empower you and we empower your dog.
Whether you want to train your family dog or your competition dog, the formula is simple: set your dog up for success, build a relationship based on trust and cooperation, think in terms of what you want your dog to do not what you don’t want them to do, and reinforce what your dog is doing right. We make training fun and the results are amazing!
True to our name, we take a holistic approach to dog training and consider the whole dog. Behavior can be affected by a dog’s level of mental and physical stimulation, nutrition, medical circumstances, and more. We take these factors into account to ensure that we provide the highest level of training and learning possible.
We’d love to help you make life with your dog easier and more fun. Contact us to learn more!

Our Certifications and Affiliations


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