Training Services

Find the training option that's right for you and your dog!

Local In-home training

In-home training sessions designed specifically to meet yours and your dog's specific training goals. Ideal for those that are beginning with the basics, and those looking for behavior modification.  Location for local pricing must be within 24 miles of zip code 23024.


In-Home Training

Designed the same way as local in-home training.  For locations 25-50 miles outside of zip code 23024.


***training is available 50+ miles outside zip code 23024, please contact for pricing***

Pet-Friendly Public Training

Training in public places that are dog friendly is offered. This option is ideal for anyone training for Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, Urban Canine Good Citizen, or therapy dog testing.

Contact for pricing.

AKC Testing

Looking to test your dog for the Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, or Urban Canine Good Citizen test?  Each test has 10 steps to prove your dog's manners when out and about.  Want to earn the AKC trick dog titles? That's offered as well.  Travel fees may apply. For more information, visit

$15 plus travel fees for locations more than 10 miles outside of zip code 23024

Do More with Your Dog! Trick Evaluations . If you'd like instruction for  tricks and activities before testing for your title, schedule an in-home or pet-friendly public training session.

$10 plus travel fees for locations 10 miles or more outside of zip code 23024


Therapy Dog Training

Therapy dogs visit hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other places to bring joy to the people there. The Alliance of Therapy Dogs is an organization that offers testing and insurance for therapy dog teams. While we do not evaluate for registration/certification, we can help train for the testing and observation process. This requires the skills for the CGC test and pet-friendly public training.

Pet-Friendly Public training required

Canine Good Citizen testing highly recommended

Pet Dog Ambassador Assessments

The Pet Dog Ambassador (PDA) is a program for dog guardians to test their knowledge, skills and

ability to manage their canine companion in real life settings, with levels 1-5. It is similar to the Canine Good Citizen program, but requires force-free training and handling skills.  Schedule an in-home or pet-friendly public training session to practice before testing! For more information on the steps to becoming a PDA and to take the short guardian quiz required for testing, visit and click on the guardian tab.
$10 plus travel fees for locations more than 10 miles outside of zip code 23024

Be a Tree presentations

The Be a Tree program is a dog bite prevention seminar program for school-age children. This program focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around both their own dog and strange dogs. Half of all kids are bitten by a dog by the time they are 12 years old. A good percentage of these bites are from a dog the child knows. Education is the key to preventing bad interactions between dogs and children. Want to have the presentation delivered to your daycare, school, girl or boy scout troop, or church group? Send an email or call to set up a day.

Fee is not charged for presentation, however small compensation may be requested when travel time exceeds 30 minutes