Puppy School and Training

District Dogs is excited to partner with a pair of premier training companies, District Canine and Spot On Dog Training Through this partnership, we will provide puppy school classes, other group training classes, and private sessions and board and train programs.

We stand positive-based training with evidence-based outcomes, for dogs who thrive and are happy and healthy. Our core model focuses on:

  • positive motivation to encourage behaviors (positive is not permissive)
  • training protocols based on science-based learning theory
  • replacing undesirable behaviors with more appropriate responses
  • management for success; eliminate the practice of unwanted behaviors
  • a fair leadership strategy
  • clear communication system
  • a holistic approach where nutrition, exercise, and enrichment complement training
  • having fun and building a relationship

Available Classes

Puppy Manners (8 weeks – 6 months) – Wednesday, August 21 @ 6:30pm

Puppy Manners (8 weeks – 6 months) – Wednesday, August 21 @ 7:45pm

Six-week class designed to help puppies grow into well-adjusted dogs that enjoy life and know your household rules. Young puppies are very impressionable and their experiences can have lasting effects on their behavior. We’ll give you the tools you need to create a strong foundation while focusing on socialization skills, good manners, and confidence-building.

Class focus: name recognition/attention skills, the art of saying ‘please’, sit, down, intro to coming when called, intro to walking on a leash, potty/crate training, puppy chewing/mouthing, handling/grooming, jumping up, socialization, and off-leash puppy play.

Orientation: YES, first class is orientation WITHOUT dogs.

Prerequisite: None

Cost: $225, register here

Board and Train Programs

Signing up your dog for a training program during a boarding stay is a great way to improve your dog’s basic obedience. Our board and train packages allow your dog to learn important commands and behaviors with our partners, while simultaneously giving them important socialization time with other dogs.  Please contact us at training@districtdogs.com to enroll!

7-LESSON BOARD AND TRAIN (LEVEL 1) $950

Includes:

– One 1-hour orientation with pet parent
– Five 45 minute training sessions with the dog
– One 1-hour final follow up session with pet parent
– 5 overnight Private Suite stays at District Dogs – Navy Yard (discounted $15 a night)
– Daily complimentary outdoor walks

Commands Taught:

– Sit, down, name recognition, leave-it, and drop-it

Behaviors:

– Appropriate interactions with people (no jumping, mouthing)
– Loose leash walking (no pulling)

14-LESSON BOARD AND TRAIN (LEVEL 2) $2000

Includes:

– One 1-hour orientation with pet parent
– Twelve 45 minute training sessions with the dog
– One 1-hour final follow up session with pet parent
– 12 overnight Private Suite stays at District Dogs – Navy Yard (discounted $15 a night)
– Daily complimentary outdoor walks

Commands Taught:

– Sit, down, name recognition, leave-it, and drop-it (all level-1 commands)
– Recall, stay, go to place

Behaviors:

– Appropriate interactions with people (no jumping, mouthing)
– Loose leash walking (no pulling)
– Desensitization work on any application fears/phobias (loud noises, large cars, etc)