62 Virginia Dog Trainers

Dog training is a process used to teach new skills and behaviors to a Dog, regardless of age. Whether you are intentionally teaching your Dog, they are always learning and they will invent their own rules if you don't set them. A good Virginia Dog trainer can help set the appropriate boundaries and shape a healthy relationship between you and your beloved Dog.

There are numerous Dog training methods including basic obedience training to specialized training areas including law enforcement, search and rescue, hunting, working with livestock, and protection or guarding. Training may involve teaching a Dog to actively respond to commands or it may involve helping the Dog to better cope with stressful environments.

Donna  Proffitt
540-586-5920
Forest, Virginia
Rhonda Carvell
703-909-4891
Manassas, Virginia
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Donna  Proffitt
Donna Proffitt
(0 Ratings)
Forest, VA / 540-586-5920

I teach positive reinforcement method of group basic obedience classes, also private , raise bichon frises with bloodline kin to only winning bichon in history to win westminster dog show in 2001 j.r. or just r... Read More

Rhonda Carvell
Rhonda Carvell
(0 Ratings)
Manassas, VA / 703-909-4891

My name is Rhonda Carvell I have a passion for working with animals.It is such a pleasure to help dogs and their owners build a strong relationship with positive obedience training.I am employed part ti... Read More

Chantropo Tanuwidjaja
Chantropo Tanuwidjaja
(0 Ratings)
Nokesville, VA / 646-262-9292

www.sunsetmutts.comPlease call or e-mail me for more information. Read More

Lori Treadway
Lori Treadway
(0 Ratings)
Aylett, VA / 804-769-7787

Specializing in Northern Breed dogs.Working with rescue dogs and adoptive owners for over 5 years. Read More

Cj Cook
Cj Cook
(0 Ratings)
Stephens City, VA / 540-333-1401

I love to work with dogs of all breeds and helping them to become balanced!"Im also a certified vet assistant." I offer boarding with obedience training,and or solving behavioral problems,such as aggres... Read More

Heather Rittiner
Heather Rittiner
(0 Ratings)
Fairfax, VA / 724-601-6882

My passion is assisting people keep the pets they have when their circumstances change. Behavior modification is my goal, helping families stay together is my reward. Read More

Jessica Dodt-Escobar
Jessica Dodt-Escobar
(0 Ratings)
Richmond, VA / 804-370-9771

Working to better the lives of dogs and their owners by teaching puppy obedience and care, basic and advance obedience, tricks, as well as, treating minor to moderate behavioral issues. Read More

Terri Moore
Terri Moore
(0 Ratings)
Orlean, VA / 540-364-3808

I have been teaching dog owners on how to train their puppies/dogs since 2003. It is amazing to watch the dogs come thru class not knowing even how to sit and within five weeks - knows basic obedience. I give... Read More

Edie Larson
Edie Larson
(0 Ratings)
Maidens, VA / 804-539-7534

As a dedicated dog rescuer, I have worked with many different types of dogs for over 20 years. I am an honor graduate of the Animal Behavior College Obedience Instructor Training Program. My "pack" of seven d... Read More

Michele Sherman
Michele Sherman
(0 Ratings)
Virginia Beach, VA / 612-516-9153

I have worked at two different veterinary clinics as a veterinary technician assistant and veterinary technician. Now as an ABC graduate I have expanded my knowledge of not only dog health but behavior as well... Read More

Michael  Fawcett
Michael Fawcett
(0 Ratings)
Drakes Branch, VA / 434-547-0699

Working hard to educate the public and rehabilitate dogs to place them in forever homes. Forever continuing to further educate myself with the most efficient and up to date techniques in positive dog training m... Read More

Nikole Brock-Huber
Nikole Brock-Huber
(0 Ratings)
Poquoson, VA / 814-289-3644

I am an energetic animal lover.Although working with rescued dogs are my passion, I have two myself, any four legged friend grabs my heart. Email or call for details on training,sitting and walking. Read More

Lulu Clarke
Lulu Clarke
(0 Ratings)
Blacksburg, VA / 804-317-1364

Yellow Brick Dogs is a one woman operation serving Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Radford, and surrounding areas. Lulu, the owner, currently offers private lessons in puppy & adult dog training, behavioral issues,... Read More

Roseann Easterbrooks
Roseann Easterbrooks
(0 Ratings)
Chesapeake, VA / 757-676-6703

Owner of two Great Pyrenees and I have a big heart for large breeds. I am specializing in teaching canine carting (dogs pulling a cart or wagon) and the sport of rally. I will train dogs privately or in a clie... Read More

Becca Ratcliff
Becca Ratcliff
(0 Ratings)
Pembroke, VA / 540-320-1825

Hi! I'm Becca and a graduate of Animal Behavior College. I am a positive reinforcement trainer that specializes in in-home training of problem behaviors and good manners. I work with everything from unruly ... Read More

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Virginia Dog Training Prices

The cost to train a Dog in your area of Virginia can vary based on factors like the type of training, location, the type of Dog, and age. Private lessons are typically priced per session with group lessons priced differently. Below are some typical costs that you can use a rough guide:

  • Group classes can range from $50 to $100 for multi-week sessions
  • Private classes can range from $50 to $100 per session
  • Boarding schools can range from $1,000 to $3,000 for multi-week sessions

Group Training Tips

If you're considering group training for your Dog ask the potential trainer the following questions:

  • How many Dogs per class?
  • Are Puppies and older Dogs in separate classes?
  • Are there different levels based on experience?
  • What training methods do you use?
  • Is proof of vaccination required?
  • Does the trainer give praise frequently?
  • Are commands given in friendly tones?
  • Are owners allowed to observe during the training sessions?