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Basic Obedience

Our Basic Obedience Program is a 4-week Board and Train program. This program covers the following commands: Come, Sit, Extended Sit, Down, Heel, Place and more. We accept dogs as young as 6 months and up to 1 years old. This program allows peace of mind when traveling or at home with your dog. 

Disclaimer: This is a Basic Obedience Program and not a Behavior program. Behaviors such as aggression and barking/whining are not part of this program. 

What to Know:

During your dog's stay they will be kept inside a crate inside our kennel. We see the crate as something that should be considered as a dog's "happy place." There is a common misconception that the crate is used for disciplinary action. That is simply not the case. We provide your dog with positive association with the crate early on during their stay. This will allow for easier traveling and peace of mind for you and your dog in the future. 

It is no secret that dogs are creatures of habit. Dogs can establish bad habits as quickly as good habits. "Remodeling" a dog can prove to be very difficult as they get older. This also means a longer timeframe to break those bad habits. That is why we will not take any dogs for our basic obedience program that are over the age of two. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Vaccinations: We require that all dogs enrolled in basic obedience have the following up to date vaccinations: DHLPP, Rabies, and Bordatella (Kennel Cough). DHLPP is a combination vaccine of Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospriosis, Parainfluenza, and Parvo. 

The Process:

The process of teaching and training your dog is something we will approach in a meticulous manner. We introduce your dog to commands through treats and positive association. Once we have shaped the dog's behavior through positive measures, we will then apply reinforcement techniques. We encourage all owners to visit during the training process.  This allows the owner to learn and continue the training once they return home. We will lay the foundation for your dog, but it's equally important for you to continue to the training at home to keep the desired result. 

During your dog's stay, we will provide you with weekly goals and updates through their training. We commonly use treats, clickers, leashes, and prong collars.  We also believe that E-collars are a beneficial tool when used appropriately. The use of an e collar is recommended but not required. We believe an E-collar provides a better end result for dogs when properly used.  We use them on our personal dogs and would be glad to demonstrate what positive association with the collar looks like. Ultimately, we will work with you to determine what method will be best for you and your dog. 


Starts at $1,200

Please call 540-244-7802 (Abe) as rates will vary and spots are limited.

*Deposits are due upon confirmation of training date. The remaining balance is due upon dropoff.*

Discounts are available to 1st Responders, active military, and medical personnel

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