Top Dog Training Classes in Ashburn

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Off-Leash K9 Training
Recent Review: They were fantastic. It's going to be A's all the way across the board. They helped her with basic commands and that was for 1 hour lessons split up over every 2 weeks. They were absolutely nice. They love every dog in there. Their motto is any dog, any breed, any age, they will train and it's fantastic. My dog picked it up within the first 5 minutes. They do everything. They are fantastic trainers. They will do dogs, they will do protection work and they will do basic obedience work. You name it, they can do it with your dog and they're fantastic. The dog actually enjoyed going down there and I'd like to go back. Within 5 minutes, she was doing stuff that I couldn't get her to do. I researched and they are the highest rated one in the area. The price was well worth it. In fact, if I could afford it, I would have done the 2-week boarding training. They're awesome. I will take every dog from here on out there without a doubt. They were really responsive getting back to you on emails and everything. They're really great. They know about all the breeds. Once you're down there, they even offer you discounts if you come back for the next series of lessons. They also do electronic and clicker training. They can even certify your dog in a certain training. They do it all. I get stopped all the time when I walk my dog just because they are blown away and amazed how she listens and how she stays on my side. It's completely fantastic. They train in a warehouse district so they're training with cars driving by and they're not even tempted to run to the street or any of that. It's amazing. They're the best I've ever seen.
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Happy Active Dog
Recent Review: We have two dogs ( mixed terriers) that have taken classes and enjoy going to doggy day care @ Happy Active Dog. We have learned alot and our dogs are very happy. Our dogs are like our children and we trust Happy Active Dog completely and would highly reccommend them.
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Liberty K9 Dog Training
Recent Review: My dogs (doberman, dobie mix and bichon frise) have all spent time at Liberty K9. In addition to training services, Kristina has helped by caring for them during two surgeries and for my vacations. The atmosphere at Liberty K9 is incredible! The past visit Oct 2012, there were 11 dogs from a chihuahua to dogs over 100 lbs. They all have a comfy indoor bed and lots of outdoor time, as well as a pack walk with Kristina calmly walking all eleven at the same time. I think they had a better time than I did on my vacation!
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THE COURTEOUS CANINE
Recent Review: Our dog isn’t very friendly with the other dogs. The guy came out and worked with our dog for several weeks. He worked with her individually and also with us. He took us on long walks with our dog. She is never going to be acclimated to other dogs, but he taught us how to handle her during long walks and get her to eat well. We’ll definitely use him in the future.
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Citizen K9, LLC
Recent Review: Andrew has been great to work with. He is very flexible with working around your schedule, and we were thrilled to find someone to help us with both of our dogs at the same time. Our two dogs have very different personalities, and we have quickly seen results after following training tips from Andrew at Citizen K9 Dog Training. We have gone from being pulled all over the neighborhood to being complemented by passersby on how well-behaved our dogs are! We plan on more lessons with Andrew in the future, and would not hesitate to recommend Citizen K9 to anyone having behavior issues with their dogs. Having done group classes at a pet store before, I think it is much more effective and worth the price to have a professional such as Andrew come out to your home to help with individualized training.
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Anytime K9
Recent Review: I've been using Anytime K9 for daily walks and training classes for about 10 months.  Toni and Avi are wonderful and reliable.  My dog loves them.  The groups training classes are very informative and hands-on.  They are always ready to  offer helpful tips and reinforce the group training lessons in the daily walks.  I highly recommend them.
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RUDY'S FRIENDS DOG TRAINING INC
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Recent Review: Anne Davis with Rudy's Friends is an excellent trainer. She has organized and planned training classes for a large group of volunteers who are raising puppies for Canine Companions for Independence that go on to become service dogs for handicapped people across the country. Her calm demeanor and positive training methods are a perfect match for service dogs or pet dogs. I would highly recommend all the trainers at Rudy's Friends and Anne Davis is the BEST!
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Greenbelt Dog Training
Recent Review: I love going to class. My dog was pretty unmanageable on the leash until we did the basic course with Allie. Now, in a crowded room with other dogs, he can sit, lay down, come, stay, and heel despite the distractions. The class has really improved his behavior at home too. My dog listens more overall and I know how to be the leader for my pet. The class DOESN'T use treats, which I think is the selling point for it. You use touch and praise instead of food rewards to control your dog. Allie's goal is to have all his clients pass the Canine Good Citizen's test, and he works tirelessly to get you there. The agility practice is fun and helps tire my dog out. Always a plus.
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Canine Dimensions Dog Training
Recent Review: We could not be more pleased.  We have seen so much progress with our dog.  Our dog seems much more relaxed around strangers. We now feel like we are in control of our dog and, as an added bonus, our dog seems happier!  Our work and our dog"s work is a work in progress and we now have the tools to effectively direct our dog toward great behavior.  For those of you, who have been on the fence about contacting someone to help you with your dog--my recommendation is to not wait and hire "Canine Dimensions".  You will not be disappointed.  I can't say enough positive things about our experience.  Mike is fantastic, patient and very knowledgable.  A++++++++ for Canine Dimensions team!
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Bully Brigade & ALL Training
Recent Review: I have both a pet and a working dog, and they are capable of helping with both animals.  Outstanding service and results.

Reviews of Dog Trainers & Classes Near You

AHappy Active Dog
We have two dogs ( mixed terriers) that have taken classes and enjoy going to doggy day care @ Happy Active Dog. We have learned alot and our dogs are very happy. Our dogs are like our children and we trust Happy Active Dog completely and would highly reccommend them.
- Todd G....
ALiberty K9 Dog Training
My dogs (doberman, dobie mix and bichon frise) have all spent time at Liberty K9. In addition to training services, Kristina has helped by caring for them during two surgeries and for my vacations. The atmosphere at Liberty K9 is incredible! The past visit Oct 2012, there were 11 dogs from a chihuahua to dogs over 100 lbs. They all have a comfy indoor bed and lots of outdoor time, as well as a pack walk with Kristina calmly walking all eleven at the same time. I think they had a better time than I did on my vacation!
- Bonita B....
AOff-Leash K9 Training
They were fantastic. It's going to be A's all the way across the board. They helped her with basic commands and that was for 1 hour lessons split up over every 2 weeks. They were absolutely nice. They love every dog in there. Their motto is any dog, any breed, any age, they will train and it's fantastic. My dog picked it up within the first 5 minutes. They do everything. They are fantastic trainers. They will do dogs, they will do protection work and they will do basic obedience work. You name it, they can do it with your dog and they're fantastic. The dog actually enjoyed going down there and I'd like to go back. Within 5 minutes, she was doing stuff that I couldn't get her to do. I researched and they are the highest rated one in the area. The price was well worth it. In fact, if I could afford it, I would have done the 2-week boarding training. They're awesome. I will take every dog from here on out there without a doubt. They were really responsive getting back to you on emails and everything. They're really great. They know about all the breeds. Once you're down there, they even offer you discounts if you come back for the next series of lessons. They also do electronic and clicker training. They can even certify your dog in a certain training. They do it all. I get stopped all the time when I walk my dog just because they are blown away and amazed how she listens and how she stays on my side. It's completely fantastic. They train in a warehouse district so they're training with cars driving by and they're not even tempted to run to the street or any of that. It's amazing. They're the best I've ever seen.
- J P....
ALiberty K9 Dog Training
It was good service. They delivered what they advertised and what they promised and we got good results.
- David G....
ATHE COURTEOUS CANINE
Our dog isn’t very friendly with the other dogs. The guy came out and worked with our dog for several weeks. He worked with her individually and also with us. He took us on long walks with our dog. She is never going to be acclimated to other dogs, but he taught us how to handle her during long walks and get her to eat well. We’ll definitely use him in the future.
- Shannon H....
ACitizen K9, LLC
Andrew has been great to work with. He is very flexible with working around your schedule, and we were thrilled to find someone to help us with both of our dogs at the same time. Our two dogs have very different personalities, and we have quickly seen results after following training tips from Andrew at Citizen K9 Dog Training. We have gone from being pulled all over the neighborhood to being complemented by passersby on how well-behaved our dogs are! We plan on more lessons with Andrew in the future, and would not hesitate to recommend Citizen K9 to anyone having behavior issues with their dogs. Having done group classes at a pet store before, I think it is much more effective and worth the price to have a professional such as Andrew come out to your home to help with individualized training.
- Katherine B....
ACitizen K9, LLC
It went fantastic. Very thorough, thoughtful and professional. I would highly recommend Andrew/Citizen K9 to anyone. He delivers on everything he says he's going to do. Thanks Andrew!
- Laurel P....
AAnytime K9
I've been using Anytime K9 for daily walks and training classes for about 10 months.  Toni and Avi are wonderful and reliable.  My dog loves them.  The groups training classes are very informative and hands-on.  They are always ready to  offer helpful tips and reinforce the group training lessons in the daily walks.  I highly recommend them.
- Catherine O....
ATHE COURTEOUS CANINE
I have worked with Brandon numerous times in the last three years (so I'm no longer sure exactly what I've spent on hiring him to work with me). I had never owned a dog before, and my dog came to me with a few problems. Leash aggression and running off were the two at the top of my list. With his help, my dog is now reliable off-leash and meets other dogs without lunging and snarling. My neighbors often comment on what a different dog she is today from when I first got her. With Brandon's expert advice and infinite patience, he worked with both me and my dog to help me understand what I needed to do in order to train her. I purchased a couple of his training packages to start, and since then have called him back to the house a couple of times just for one-offs, if I'm trying something new with the dog. He's worked with me in my home, my neighborhood, and in nearby parks and streets- wherever it is that I think would help my dog, and help me with her training. Additionally, Brandon has been wonderful about answering questions over e-mail and by phone. One of the best things about Brandon is that he really listens when you talk to him about your dog. He listened to my descriptions of her behavior, and asks questions to make sure he understands. He is upbeat and positive, and really cares that I have the skills and tools I need to work effectively with my dog. As for his way with dogs, mine loves him. From the minute he walks in the door until the minute he leaves, he has her attention and I can tell that she thinks Brandon is the bees' knees. Brandon is consistent, fair, and smart about the way he works with dogs. I've recommended him to several neighbors and friends, and always felt completely confident that he would live up to my hype.
- Allison E....
ARUDY'S FRIENDS DOG TRAINING INC
Anne Davis with Rudy's Friends is an excellent trainer. She has organized and planned training classes for a large group of volunteers who are raising puppies for Canine Companions for Independence that go on to become service dogs for handicapped people across the country. Her calm demeanor and positive training methods are a perfect match for service dogs or pet dogs. I would highly recommend all the trainers at Rudy's Friends and Anne Davis is the BEST!
- Jacqueline C....
AGreenbelt Dog Training
I love going to class. My dog was pretty unmanageable on the leash until we did the basic course with Allie. Now, in a crowded room with other dogs, he can sit, lay down, come, stay, and heel despite the distractions. The class has really improved his behavior at home too. My dog listens more overall and I know how to be the leader for my pet. The class DOESN'T use treats, which I think is the selling point for it. You use touch and praise instead of food rewards to control your dog. Allie's goal is to have all his clients pass the Canine Good Citizen's test, and he works tirelessly to get you there. The agility practice is fun and helps tire my dog out. Always a plus.
- Laura H....
ACanine Dimensions Dog Training
We could not be more pleased.  We have seen so much progress with our dog.  Our dog seems much more relaxed around strangers. We now feel like we are in control of our dog and, as an added bonus, our dog seems happier!  Our work and our dog"s work is a work in progress and we now have the tools to effectively direct our dog toward great behavior.  For those of you, who have been on the fence about contacting someone to help you with your dog--my recommendation is to not wait and hire "Canine Dimensions".  You will not be disappointed.  I can't say enough positive things about our experience.  Mike is fantastic, patient and very knowledgable.  A++++++++ for Canine Dimensions team!
- Janna J....
AOff-Leash K9 Training
The dog came back a lot better than when he went in. The Doberman I have was rescued. They didn't train him do anything than run around the ring. I couldn't even walk him on a leash. They were highly in demand. It takes a long time to get into their program.
- John D....
AOff-Leash K9 Training
Maximus had his final lesson of basic training today. Only good things to say about Off-Leash K9. I took my pet to two other trainers who were good; but Off-Leash K9 is off the charts. The handler knew how to handle my dog and provide the one-on-one training needed to make a real impact. I can't emphasize enough that a safe pet is a well trained pet and a well trained pet is a happy pet. The trainers I met are former military/secret service dog handles who have a genuine compassion and connection with these animals. I trust my pooch with them 100% and that pooch to me is like family.
- Jennifer S....
ACanine Dimensions Dog Training
We highly recommend working with Mike and Jerri, as they arrange sessions at your home to best tailor the training program based on the dog's environment and specific needs of both the owner and dog. My husband and I reached out to Canine Dimensions to work with our adult/senior rescue, who has shown increased pulling and barking at other dogs during daily walks. We previously contacted local dog training schools, but none of these felt like the right match for us, as our dog is shy when in a new environment and group setting, but acts confident at home or on neighborhood walks. Mike provided us with an initial phone consultation to understand our dog's history, traits, and what we were looking to work on. Mike and Jerri are extremely personable, and this, together with their professionalism and training philosophy made working with Canine Dimensions a great experience. Mike set up a training plan specific to our dog and worked with us on techniques both inside our home, around our neighborhood and at neutral site to work on our dog's interaction with unfamiliar dogs (Mike and Jerri's dogs). Through each step, we built confidence as owners, and also connected more with our dog in understanding her different behaviors. Mike worked with us to teach our dog to focus on our cues and ignore distractions, rather than pulling/barking. He provided easy to follow explanations along with the training techniques to help us understand our dog's behavior, positive and negative cues to look for in other dogs, and what cues our body language sends to our dog. We will continue to recommend Mike and Jerri at Canine Dimensions, Northern VA/DC, and look forward to working with them in the future!
- Craig J....
ABully Brigade & ALL Training
I have both a pet and a working dog, and they are capable of helping with both animals.  Outstanding service and results.
- Scott P....
AK-9 DIVINE
We hired Rachel after we adopted a mixed breed 5 month old puppy through a rescue group. The puppy didn't have any behavioral problems per se but we wanted to start learning how to work with him on basic puppy training (sit, stay, down, loose-leash walking). We did 4 private sessions with Rachel for basic training ($80/lesson - she comes to your home to work with you) -- after which she suggested that we could stop at that point and just keep practicing. When she mentioned that she would be offering a Canine Good Citizen class, we jumped at the chance to keep working with her and with our pup in the presence of other dogs, which is a huge distraction for him. We have also boarded him with her during a 10-day trip, early in his training -- and it was a huge relief for us to know that he would be getting consistent, trustworthy care (including regular off-leash dog park visits), as well as alot of canine companionship.
- Linda B....
ARUDY'S FRIENDS DOG TRAINING INC
Anne Davis and her co-trainers do an excellent job in providing classes for the CCI puppies.  The lessons are designed to help the puppies develop the skills they will need. The trainers are also very helpful in fielding questions from puppy raisers on how to work with their dogs outside of class.
- Kathleen L....
ACanine Obedience Unlimited
Great! Dog is continuing to attend unlimited group classes a year later. Trainers are very nice and easy to work with. Whenever there is a concern regarding the dog's behavior, the trainers address it.
- Ashley H....
AOff-Leash K9 Training
The training is amazing. I had a rowdy 2 year old Great Dane that would bolt out of the house every chance he would get (even went through the open windows one time) and run off. My dog (Artie) was not food or praise motivated, and as soon as he got free it would at least take 30 min to catch him. After trying dozen of trainers and various unsuccessful training methods what did I had to loose. One lesson with Nick White at Off-Leash K9 and I had new dog. Nick took all the time in the world to go over the e-collar with me and answered all my questions, as I was initially very concerned about and quot;shockingand quot; and hurting my dog, but he calmed all those worries. Thirty minutes into the first training lesson and my dog would sit on command and looking forward for the next command. I could not believe it - one lesson with Nick White at Off-Leash K9 and I had a new dog. Four lessons down the road - I am the happiest I can get. My dog does not only heals on leash, but also off-leash and comes back on command. He also has become more confident - Artie is such a joy. Now I am finally able going on hikes with my dog without a leash and know he will come back every time I call him. I can not thank Nick enough for turning my rowdy rascal in one of the most well behaved dogs I have ever meet (I might be a little bias *wink*). Check out Artie's video on YouTube.com to see it with your own eyes - http://youtu.be/KyG7qHhOEdA
- Coline S....