Dog Training at Pet Valu Fairfax

We offer Positive Training Classes at all of our locations. The groups are small with just 4 or maybe 5 dogs so everyone gets lots of love and attention. Please let us know if you are interested in a class that’s FULL so perhaps we can schedule another one.

Pan Am Shopping Center: 3069 Nutley St, Fairfax, VA 22031

Training Classes Available

Dogs must be comfortable around people and other dogs.

Puppy Manners

Pups under 5 months of age with little or no training, 5 sessions, $150, 4 pups

  • Potty Training, Puppy Mouthing, Puppy Humpingrestraining a puppy 2
  • Socializing and Play Time
  • Food Bowl Handling, Handling Body Parts, Cradling
  • Name, Focus, Sit, Down, Leash Work

Saturday, 6/17 – 7/22, 10:30. NO session 7/1

Sunday, 7/23 – 8/20, 10:15

Saturday, 8/5 – 9/9, 10:30. NO class Labor Day week-end, 9/2

email rudysfriends@cox.net. and we will send you registration info

Basic Manners Made Easy

Pups over 5 months of age, 6 sessions, $185

  • Basic skills – name, sit, focus, down
  • Manners – stopping jumping, settle command, door greetings, barking, taking a treat gently
  • Walking – loose leash, turns, auto sit                     Luna at Pet Valu
  • Classical – making positive associations with new things to keep your dog from becoming fearful
  • Recall – teaching your dog to come to you when you call him
  • Stays – sit and down
  • Off & Take it – teaching your dog to drop, leave, or not approach something

Let us know if you are available for a week day morning class

  • Mon/Fri, 6/5 – 6/23, 6:30, Complete 6 sessions in 1 month
  • Mon/Fri, 7/10 – 7/28, 6:30, Complete 6 sessions in 1 month
  • Sunday, 7/23 – 8/27, 11:30
  • Mon/Fri, 8/7 – 8/25, 6:30, Complete 6 sessions in 1 month

email rudysfriends@cox.net. and we will send you registration info

Manners Level II

We will focus on walking nicely in public while practicing recalls, stays and distance work.  Includes Canine Good Citizen, EvaluatorLogo_largeCGC, Test: AKC’s program rewarding a dog who has good social skills and their owner who demonstrates proper dog control.

6 Sessions, $210.00 for pups over 6 months of age

Saturday, 6/17 – 7/29, 9:15 (NO class 7/1) (FULL)

Saturday, 8/5 – 9/16, 9:15. NO class Labor Day week-end, 9/2

email rudysfriends@cox.net. and we will send you registration info

Advanced Manners includes AKC Community Canine test:  

AKC has added an advanced level to the CGC program. Class will be a series of field trips so we can practice manners in public.

Lubber Run Park6 Sessions, $215

  • Please let us know if you are interested.

Locations around town to be determined. First meeting will be at Pan Am Shopping Center, Fairfax (Lee Hwy and Nutley Streets)

email rudysfriends@cox.net. and we will send you registration info

K9 Detection Work/Find It Level I:

This class is a lot of fun for both dogs and their owners as it builds on the dog’s natural instinct to hunt. It’s the beginning of detection work, takes little space, no real equipment, and it’s easy to practice at home.  This is a great activity for those bad weather days when you just don’t want to do much outside.  After all what could be better than finding chicken in a box or a treat under a ball? Provides physical and mental stimulation as it builds confidence. In addition to competition we’ve used Find It to help a young dog climb stairs, a resource guarder to feel more comfortable giving up a prized possession and making friends with an aggressive dog.

4 sessions $120

Frolick Dogs Find It

K9 Detection Work/Find It: Level II +

Detecting the Scent of Birch: Dogs must have completed Level I. This class adds the challenge of finding a scent instead of food and using various containers including vehicles.

  •   Please let us know if you are interested and when we have four dogs, we will schedule a class.

Raising Dogs With Babies

Learn how to be more relaxed with your dog and your new baby. Be proactive so your dog will feel comfortable with a young family member. Learn how to make a positive association for your dog with the infant even before the baby is born. We will demonstrate necessary obedience skills as well as helping you with “pre-baby” and “post-baby” exercises.

Your dogs are NOT included in this class

1 session for $25: 1 to 2 hours depending on questions

A class will be scheduled when 4 families are on the waiting list.

Registration / Interest Email

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