Private Dog Training Lessons

Basic / Advanced Obedience • Behavioral Modification

Elevate Your Dog Training Experience with Our Private Lessons

Welcome to a world where dog training goes beyond the ordinary, right here at our state-of-the-art facility in Manassas Park, VA. Our private dog training lessons are more than just instruction; they’re a journey into the heart of a unique bond between you and your furry companion.

Why Choose Our Private Training Lessons?

Join us for an enriching experience where training transcends mere obedience. It’s not just about commands and cues; it’s about fostering a deeper, more harmonious relationship with your beloved dog. Welcome to our world, where every lesson is a step towards a lifetime of mutual understanding and respect.


Basic / Advanced Obedience

Basic / Advanced Obedience - Northern VA


Dog Behavioral Modification - Northern VA

Puppy Consultation

One (1-Hour) Puppy Consultation | $150

Welcome to the exciting journey of puppy parenting! Our One (1-Hour) Puppy Consultation, priced at $150, is the perfect starting point for new puppy owners with furry friends under 5 months old. This consultation is tailored to help you lay a solid foundation for your puppy as they grow and develop.

What Does the Consultation Cover?

  1. Introduction to Basic Obedience Training: Learn the fundamentals of teaching your puppy essential commands. This foundational training sets the stage for a well-behaved dog.
  2. Socialization Techniques: We guide you on how to properly socialize your puppy with other dogs, people, and various environments. Proper socialization is crucial for your puppy’s emotional development and behavior.
  3. Desensitization Strategies: Discover methods to help your puppy become comfortable with different stimuli, reducing anxiety or fear in new situations.
  4. Potty Training Guidance: Potty training can be challenging for new owners. We provide effective strategies to make this process smoother for both you and your puppy.
  5. Crate Training Basics: Learn the ins and outs of crate training, a valuable tool for creating a safe space for your puppy and aiding in house training.
  6. Grooming Tips: We offer advice on basic grooming practices, helping your puppy get accustomed to regular grooming routines.

Included Tools to Get You Started

  • 15ft Leash: You will receive a 15ft leash, ideal for training and giving your puppy a bit more freedom while still under control.
  • Clicker: A clicker is an excellent tool for positive reinforcement training. We will show you how to use it effectively to shape your puppy’s behavior.

Why This Consultation?

  • Tailored for Puppies: Specifically designed for younger dogs, this consultation addresses the unique challenges and needs of puppies.
  • Set the Right Foundation: Early training and proper guidance are crucial for a puppy’s development. This consultation sets you and your puppy up for a successful, happy relationship.
  • Expert Advice: Our experienced trainers provide insights and answer your specific questions, ensuring you feel confident and prepared in your new role as a puppy owner.

Embark on your puppy parenting journey with confidence and the right tools. Our One (1-Hour) Puppy Consultation is not just a training session; it’s the beginning of a beautiful, lifelong bond with your new furry family member.

Basic/Advanced Obedience

Four (1-Hour) Sessions | $500

Embark on a transformative journey for you and your beloved dog with our Basic/Advanced Obedience package. Priced at an affordable $500, this package includes four comprehensive one-hour sessions, tailored to cater to the unique needs of your furry companion.

Why Choose the Basic/Advanced Obedience package?

  1. Cost-Effective & Versatile: Our program is designed to provide maximum value, offering versatile training approaches within a budget-friendly package.
  2. Customized Training Techniques: Whether your preference leans towards positive reinforcement strategies or balanced training methods incorporating e-collar techniques, our program is adaptable to suit various styles.
  3. Initial Consultation and Goal Setting: The journey begins with an in-depth first session where we meet with you and your dog. This is a critical step where we discuss and understand the goals you aspire to achieve through our training program.
  4. Personalized Tool Recommendations: Based on our initial assessment, we will advise on the most effective training tools to facilitate your dog’s learning process. This personalized approach ensures that the training is as efficient and enjoyable as possible for both you and your dog.
  5. Note on Training Tools: Please be aware that the cost of any training tools recommended during our sessions is not covered in the Basic Private Lessons package but can be purchased directly from My Dog Listens LLC.

What Can You Expect?

  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced trainers will guide you through each step, ensuring both you and your dog are comfortable and confident in the training process.
  • Progressive Learning: Each session builds upon the last, promoting steady and sustainable progress.
  • Support and Feedback: Receive constructive feedback and support throughout your training journey, helping you to effectively address any challenges that arise.
  • Flexible Scheduling: We understand that life can be busy. Our sessions are scheduled at your convenience, offering flexibility to accommodate your lifestyle.

Invest in the Basic/Advanced Obedience package today and take the first step towards nurturing a deeper, more harmonious relationship with your dog. Together, let’s unlock the full potential of your canine companion!

Behavioral Modification

Four (1-Hour) Private Lessons | $1,000

Introducing our Behavioral Modification Program, now priced at $1,000, which includes the cost of an e-collar, a critical tool in this comprehensive training approach. This program is specifically tailored for dogs exhibiting behaviors such as aggression, reactivity, fearfulness, or anxiety, and is focused on effective behavioral modification.

Program Details

Inclusive E-Collar Training: As part of this program, we include an e-collar, which is a valuable tool in reinforcing commands and managing behavior. The use of the e-collar will be thoroughly explained, and training will include how to use it effectively and humanely.

Initial Training Focus:

  1. Basic Obedience Commands: The foundation of the program is to teach your dog essential obedience commands such as ‘come,’ ‘sit,’ ‘heel,’ ‘place,’ and ‘down.’
  2. Understanding and Conditioning: We ensure that your dog not only learns these commands but also gains a clear understanding of them. This stage is crucial for successfully integrating the e-collar into the training routine.

Advanced Behavioral Modification:

  1. Tailored Real-Life Scenarios: After establishing a basic obedience framework, we introduce customized scenarios that mirror real-life situations. This step is essential for addressing specific behavioral issues.
  2. Reading Social Cues and Body Language: An integral part of our program is teaching you to read and understand your dog’s social cues and body language. This knowledge is vital for managing their behavior in different environments.
  3. Control in Challenging Situations: We focus on techniques that help you maintain control over your dog in various, potentially uncomfortable situations.

Owner Participation and Practice:

A key component of this program’s success is the active involvement of the dog owner. Regular practice and reinforcement of the learned commands are crucial for effective and lasting behavioral modification.

Why Choose Our Behavioral Modification Program?

  • Comprehensive Approach: Including an e-collar in our program offers a modern and efficient way to address and manage complex behaviors.
  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced trainers provide professional and compassionate training, ensuring both you and your dog are comfortable with the process.
  • Tailored to Your Dog’s Needs: We recognize the uniqueness of each dog and adapt our training to meet those specific needs.
  • Long-term Behavioral Solutions: Our program is designed for lasting behavioral changes, providing you with the tools and knowledge for ongoing management and improvement.

Embark on this transformative journey with our Behavioral Modification Program. With our expert guidance and the included e-collar training, discover a new path to harmony and understanding with your canine companion.

My Dog Listens provides premium dog training at an affordable price. We offer a wide range of training services to meet every owner’s needs; from Board & Train programs to private dog training lessons, and even Behavioral Modification programs for dogs that exhibit aggression, reactivity, anxiety or fearfulness. We are also pleased to offer Dog Boarding services! Our private training lessons are conducted at our Manassas Park, VA facility.