alpha love

dog training + boarding


Give your dog the luxury of a home away from home experience! We proudly offer minimal crate time, fenced in play areas and hands on play time.


is a happy canine

​My husband, Garrett, and I along with our three dogs live on 10 acres with two large fenced areas. We bought this home with the intentions of expanding our business. Garrett will be home all day with the dogs while I leave for training lessons. We will spend our time walking the trails through the woods and playing off leash in the large fenced areas. Your dog will have a very stimulating experience and leave with better manners.

No dog is crated unless they need to be when we leave the house. We are diligent about sending daily pictures and videos of them enjoying their vacation as well! This is a HOME AWAY FROM HOME, your pet will be part of the family here, free to roam and sleep where they like.

Contact us to set up a meet and greet so we can make sure your dog(s) will be comfortable here. Don't forget to bring rover, along with current vaccination papers from the vet.

  • Experience monitoring medicine + administering fluids/vaccinations
  • ​​Pet CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Licensed and Insured



Dogs over 18 months


Dogs under 18 months


Additional dogs


student discount


Holiday Rate


Pick Up/Drop Off

$25/one way up to 40 miles

Bath (Ears, Nails, Teeth)


Board +


one week

The skills covered include:

  • Clicker training basics
  • Potty training
  • Sit, Down, Stay, Leave it, Focus
  • Hand targeting
  • Place
  • Door manners
  • Set basic house rules
  • Food delivery
  • Impulse control
  • Crate training


Two weeks

The skills covered include Week One plus:

  • Loose Leash walking
  • Focus with distractions
  • Recall
  • Place for visitors
  • Stay with distractions and distance


Three weeks

The skills covered include Week One and Two plus:

  • Heel position leash walking
  • Proofing with Distance and Duration
  • Recall with minor distractions
  • Place anywhere with distractions
  • Body awareness
  • Public socialization


alpha love

dog training + boarding

Serving  Ashland, Aylett, Hanover, Henrico, King & Queen,
King William, Mechanicsville, Short Pump, Tappahanock

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