Services

UPDATE 11/1/20I have hired a trainer to join my team, Olivia Jacquemin. She is wonderful and brings a lot to Core Canine. She will be holding group classes and doing in-person training, both in-home and at Core Canine's facility. I will continue to offer virtual training through Zoom, by request only, for those who aren't comfortable with in-person training. Group classes will be small with a max of 4 dogs per class. Due to physical distancing guidelines, I'm requesting no more than 2 people per dog in class. Governor Northam has issued an executive order requiring we wear masks. I will also be wearing a mask. I will also follow the enhanced cleaning guidelines issued by OSHA and the CDC. 
Virtual Training Details: (At this time, virtual sessions are only offered by request only. Please email me.)
  • Sessions are 1.5 hours for $75
  • We can work on all basic obedience cues, puppy basics (potty training, crate training, chewing, nipping, jumping, etc.), leash walking, and most problem behaviors. At this time, it's not possible to work on leash aggression virtually. 
Private, In-Home Dog Training

We offer private in-home classes in the following Northern Virginia locations: Alexandria, Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Falls Church, Ft. Belvoir, Lorton, Springfield. Private sessions are customized to your needs and can cover a variety of issues such as:

 

  • Basic Obedience: Sit, stay, down, come, focus, touch, leash walking, and more

  • Problem Behaviors: Jumping, house/potty training, nipping, chewing, lunging, leash aggression, resource guarding

  • If your dog has aggression toward humans or dogs, please contact me prior to booking a session.

 

The initial session is 1.5 hours long and includes a consultation. Each addition session is 1 hour. We’ve found that some dogs only need one session, while others may need more. Because of this, we offer pay-as-you-go sessions. There’s no need to pay for more than what you and your dog need. The fees are based on our time, not the number of dogs we're training in your home. 

 

Initial Session 1.5 hours: $120

Follow-up Session 1 hour: $100

 

Private Dog Training at Core Canine's Facility

If you live outside of our service area, we are happy to meet you at our facility for a private session. Private sessions are customized to your needs and can cover a variety of issues such as:

 

  • Basic Obedience: Sit, stay, down, come, focus, touch, leash walking, and more

  • Problem Behaviors: Jumping, house/potty training, nipping, chewing, lunging, leash aggression, resource guarding

  • If your dog has aggression toward humans or dogs, please contact me prior to booking a session.

 

The initial session is 1.5 hours long and includes a consultation. Each addition session is 1 hour. We’ve found that some dogs only need one session, while others may need more. Because of this, we offer pay-as-you-go sessions. There’s no need to pay for more than what you and your dog need. The fees are based on our time, not the number of dogs we're training in your home. 

 

Initial Session 1.5 hours: $115

Follow-up Session 1 hours: $95

 

 
Puppy Play Date (for puppies 10 weeks to 4 months)

We are now offering FREE puppy play dates on Sunday mornings at 9am, for 30 minutes. Registration is required. 

  • No more than 4 dogs per class. 

  • No more than 2 people per dog. 

  • Puppies must be up to date on all age appropriate vaccines. 

  • Bring treats with you. 

  • Masks required. 

 

 
Group Training Classes

We offer small group training classes at our new training facility, located at 3301 Mt. Vernon Ave in Alexandria. Group training classes will meet 1 hour a week for 5 weeks. During the last session, we'll have a small graduation ceremony to celebrate how much you and your pup have accomplished. 

 

  • Puppy Kindergarten (ages 12 weeks - 11 months)

    • $180 for a 5-week course (1 hour per week)

    • Puppies must be up to date on bordetella, parvo, and distemper vaccines. 

    • Covers basic obedience cues such as sit, stay, down, come, focus, leave it, drop it, place, and loose-leash walking.

 

  • Middle School (ages 4 - 24 months)

    • $180 for a 5-week course (1 hour per week)
    • Dogs must have completed Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Obedience 
    • Dogs must be up to date on bordetella, parvo, rabies, and distemper
    • Covers strengthening the cues we learned in Puppy Kindergarten and Adult Obedience by working from a distance and around distractions. We'll also focus on leash greetings and manners.  

 

  • Adult Obedience (12 months and up) 

    • $180 for a 5-week course (1 hour per week)

    • Dogs must be up to date on rabies, parvo, distemper and bordetella vaccines. 

    • Covers basic obedience cues such as sit, stay, down, come, focus, leave it, drop it, place, and loose-leash walking. 

 

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Phone: 571-488-9004