Group Obedience Classes
Below are our micro-group obedience class descriptions. Registration for group classes is located at the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions about our classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with our training department.
Group Training Class Overview
The Board Hound offers micro-group training classes to accommodate every level of obedience. Our group classes are designed to with a very high trainer to student ratio. This gives the ability for condensed courses and individual attention throughout your training experience. All group classes are held at our Old Town location.
Introduction to clicker training and obedience skills. Curriculum includes sit, down, intro to stay behaviors, and intro to leash manners! These micro-group classes are for puppies and adult dogs 16 weeks and older.
Intermediate level micro-group class focused on advancing knowledge and improving consistency of skills. Curriculum and activities include advancing stay behaviors, advancing leash manners, polite greetings, and outdoor generalizing!
Prerequisite: FO or Head Trainer Approval
Our advanced classes are offered in two different formats. Choose one or take them both! Descriptions for each class are below.
Advanced level micro-group class focused on developing impressive obedience skills for public places. Curriculum includes advancing your dog’s down stay and go-to-place behaviors, developing a strong leave-it behavior, and other key skills necessary to taking your dog into public spaces. This class is primarily held indoors (in our facility) and some of the class may be off-leash. All students must be able to keep their dog’s attention and all dog students must be dog and human friendly.
Advanced level micro-group class focused on perfecting leash manners and obedience skills in downtown Old Town, Alexandria! This class is held all outdoors, and a perfect class option for owners that love to go on outings with their pup! This class is not suitable for clients or dogs with mobility restrictions, or for dogs with leash reactivity or aggression.
Master’s Obedience Workshops
Master’s workshops are offered for further advancing training skills and are currently offered for students that have completed the matching advanced Obedience topic.
Café Manners Workshop
The Café Manners Master’s Workshop are single-session, drop-in style, classes custom to your and your dog’s skill level. This class is designed to troubleshoot training challenges and continued advancement of your dog’s Café Manners skills.
Urban Canine Workshop
The Urban Canine Master’s Workshop are single-session, drop-in style, classes custom to your and your dog’s skill level. This class is designed to troubleshoot training challenges and continued advancement of your dog’s Urban Canine skills.
Register for Group Classes & Workshops
All group classes require a training consultation prior to requesting registration for class. Upper level classes also require completed pre-requisites for registration.
At The Board Hound, our daycare was established to enrich the lives of the dogs in our community through healthy outlets for play and socialization. Our smaller play groups come with individual care and attention, while providing a low-stress, safe, daycare environment at our locations in Arlington and Alexandria. Since safety is our first priority, we start with providing a high staff to dog ratio of about 1 to 10. This personalization ensures that your dog is always closely monitored.