Class Location


Veterinary Holistic Care
7950-1 Woodruff Court
Springfield, VA 22151

Group Classes

During group class I will show you how to use positive only training to teach your dog to be a great member of your family and society. All dogs must be up to date on their shots and have no prior expression of aggression. My class sizes are kept small, no more than 10 dogs, in order for me to give each person some one on one assistance when needed. 

Puppy Socialization 3 FREE Classes

Age: 8 weeks-5 months

During these classes we will focus on people, dog, and handling socialization. Your pups will learn to become more comfortable around different types of people and dogs. We will discuss the types of appropriate and inappropriate play and how to interrupt inappropriate play. We will also be teaching your pup to be comfortable being handled and groomed. 


Puppy Obedience $210
Age: 8 weeks-5 months
6 week course
Puppy Obedience not only goes over basic obedience (sit, down, stay, come, leave it, drop it, focus, and Loose Leash Walking), but we also go over all the typical puppy issues (house training, crate training, how to discipline, mouthing, destructive chewing, jumping...etc). Socialization is also a large part of the class. We teach most of the class off-leash to not only teach your pup to listen to you whether there is a leash on or not, but also to give the puppies time to play. During play we will be talking about body language, appropriate and inappropriate play, and how to interrupt inappropriate play. 

AKC STAR Puppy Option $10

Basic Obedience $210
Age: 6 months and up
6 week course
Basic Obedience not only goes over common commands (such as; sit, down, stay, come, leave it, drop it, focus, and loose leash walking), but we also go over all the typical doggie issues (such as; house training, crate training, how to discipline, mouthing, destructive chewing, jumping...etc). Socialization is also a large part of the class. I teach most of the class off-leash to not only teach your pup to listen to you whether there is a leash on or not, but also to give the dogs time to play. During play we will be talking about body language, appropriate and inappropriate play, and how to interrupt inappropriate play. ​

Intermediate Obedience I $210
Prerequisite: Puppy or Basic Obedience
6 week course
During this class we will introduce new commands, such as; emergency recall and "go to your place". We will increase the response time on all known commands. Additionally we will begin walking in the heel position, controlling excitement, and ignoring toy distractions. 


Intermediate Obedience II $210
Prerequisite: Intermediate Obedience I
6 week course
During this class we will introduce new commands; like back up. We will increase the reliability on all known commands.  We will also continue walking in heel position, controlling excitement and ignoring dog (classmates) distractions.

Advance Obedience  $210
Prerequisite: intermediate Obedience II
6 week course
During this class we will continue to expand on all known commands resulting in an increase reliability as well as response time, but all will be done off-leash. We continue working on walking in heel position, controlling excitement and ignoring food distractions. Several of our activities will be similar to test items on the AKC CGC Exam.​ 

AKC CGC Prep $210

Prerequisite: Advance Obedience
6 week course

During this class we will be practicing all of the AKC CGC test items. During the last class we will be taking the AKC CGC Exam.


*NEW*Canine Sport Classes: 

Obedience and sport training provide opportunities to not only exercise your dog and fulfill their mental and physical needs, but these classes are also a great way to increase the bond between you and your dog.  Agility and Rally-O present a wonderful occasion to help fearful and anxious dogs learn to be more comfortable and confident in general, but especially around other dogs and people. Your dog will learn new skills (builds confidence) and will learn to focus on tasks they enjoy (prevents focusing on fear). There is nothing better than increasing your dogs quality of life while you and your dog have fun together!


Agility $280

Age: 18 months - Up

Prerequisite: Intermediate Obedience I 
Each Level is a 8 week course

In agility the owner directs their dog through an obstacle course, which is essentially like a doggie playground. These classes are for fun and not competition style courses.  


Rally-O $210

Age: Any
Prerequisite: Intermediate Obedience I 
Each Level is a 6 week course

Rally-O is a sport based on obedience. It promotes fun and enjoyment for dogs of all levels and ages. 


Treibball $210

Age: Any
Prerequisite: Intermediate Obedience I 
Each Level is a 6 week course

Treibball is a great new way to play with your dog. It is also knows as Urban Herding. These classes will promotes better teamwork and communication between a dog and his handler. 


Class Schedule Start Dates:


Puppy Socialization

 Saturday's @ 5:30pm


Puppy Obedience

​May 18th @ 6pm


Basic Obedience

​May 18th @ 7:15pm


Intermediate Obedience I

May 19th @ 7:15pm


Intermediate Obedience II

​May 20th @ 4:15pm

Advance Obedience

May 10th @ 6pm


AKC CGC Prep
TBD


Agility

Level 1: May 22nd @ 6pm

Rally-O

TBD


Treibball

TBD​