Dog Training

Reserved Barking in Alexandria VA

Reserved Barking offers customized options such as puppy training, basic obedience, behavior modification, and advanced off-leash training, Location is flexible.

Stay & Learn™ Intensive

  • Each day your dog stays (boards) at Reserved Barking they will spend a minimum of two hours working one-on-one with our trainers (more time provided when necessary). They will be provided an opportunity for play and exercise by enjoying the remainder of their day in supervised, open-play daycare environments socializing with other dogs. The night will be spent curling up for rest and peace.
  • A review session will be held with you, your family and your dog to explain and demonstrate all training techniques and behaviors learned.
  • Stay & Learn™ is a 5-day or 10-day program.
  • Prerequisites: initial meeting, a daycare/boarding evaluation, and up-to-date vaccinations.
  • *(This program may be customized to suit your dogs needs.)

Play & Learn™ Daycare Training

  • Your dog will receive one-on-one instruction from our trainer during regular daycare visits.
  • A review session will be held with you, your family and your dog to explain and demonstrate all training techniques and behaviors learned.
  • Starting at one-hour sessions.
  • Prerequisites: initial meeting, a daycare/boarding evaluation, and up-to-date vaccinations.
  • *(This program can be customized to suit your dogs needs.)

Intermediate Training

  • Designed to expand upon basic training skills adding the “3 Ds”:
  1. distance
  2. duration
  3. distraction
  • Program will consist of 5 or 10 one-hour in-home or on site sessions.
  • Behavior modification issues will be addressed.
  • Dogs must be 6 month of age or older.
  • *(This program can be customized to suit your dogs needs.)

Advanced Training

  • Designed to expand upon intermediate training skills adding off-leash control.
  • Program will consist of 5 or 10 one-hour in-home or on site sessions.
  • Behavior modification issues will be addressed.
  • Dogs must be 6 month of age or older.
  • Areas covered include such things as accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting, appearance and grooming, loose leash walking, walking through a crowd, sit and down on command and staying in place, coming when called, reaction to another dog and reaction to distractions.
  • Prerequisites: Intermediate training or equivalent.
  • *(This program can be customized to suit your dogs needs.)

“Reserved Barking’s trainer worked with us and our dog to teach her to be off-leash, be a fantastic running partner, and have manners in a multitude of situations. He noticed our dogs inability to focus on training past 20 min and added in mini-play sessions to break things up. We’re able to take her to unfenced dog parks and trust she will stay within bounds using commands. She learned both verbal and hand commands that have come in handy. Happy puppy, happy owners! When we get our next dog, we will contact them again!”

— Jessica McHie

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— M.K. Clinton

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