We are thrilled to introduce our new trainer, Andrea Singer of Doggy Decorum! Andrea has been training dogs and educating parents for over a decade in California and Virginia. She describes herself as a “lifestyle trainer,” and works with the whole family to help your 4-legged member fit into your desired lifestyle, recognizing that everyone has different expectations for their pups. Her training philosophy is force-free, strictly positive reinforcement, ensuring both human and canine feel comfortable learning new tricks and behaviors. Andrea will be offering group classes, day training (with optional follow up in-home visits), and lots of other fun classes like “Puppy Preschool,” “Therapy Dog Training,” “Canine Good Citizen Certification,” “Urban Herding” (using soccer balls and yoga balls!), and Dogga (dog yoga).
Basic Obedience (Level 1): This is a basic dog obedience class for dogs 4 months or older. This class introduces how you and your dog can become a team on the road of life.
Basic Obedience (Level 2): Open to any dog that has completed Level 1. Dogs with prior obedience training are able to test into this class. This level strengthens specific behaviors taught during Level 1 using longer/heavier duration, distance and distraction.
Both Basic Obedience courses are held on Tuesdays and are 6 weeks in duration.
Each course block is $150 regardless of level.
Register and view class dates via the customer portal or give us a call for the latest
Puppy Pre-School: Open to puppies 2-4 months old, this is a drop-in class designed to
allow puppies to play with pups their own age. Dogs will learn bite inhibition and
proper play etiquette while owners will be free to ask puppy related questions while
receiving professional advice and guidance. We request you register before attending.
Specific topics include
· Safely leave puppy home alone (crating/confinement/duration)
· Puppy-Proofing your home to prevent destruction
· Exposure/desensitization to environment
· How to play with toys alone and with humans (biting/nipping inhibition)
· Greeting humans and canines and other species
· Introduction to collars/harnesses/leashes
· Nutrition and natural remedies as needed
· Common poisons and toxins to avoid
Puppy Pre-School is held every Saturday from 10am to 11am. Cost is $25.
Register online through the client portal or give us a call at 757-499-7697!
Day Training Package
Base Rate: $30 per day+ boarding fee. Exact price dependent on training needs and objectives.