alpha love

dog training + boarding

ObedienceTraining+ behaviormodification

 

Obedience classes using reward based positive reinforcement techniques teach your dog basic house manners and gets rid of unwanted behaviors like leash pulling and begging for food while behavior modification addresses more serious behavioral issues like aggression, fear and anxiety with classical/counter conditioning and desensitization.

Love

is a well-behaved canine

​Adopting a dog is a life time commitment and training is an essential ingredient to a strong healthy relationship between you and your furry friend. ​Learning proper communication and how to read canine body language is a valuable investment of your time and energy.

 

We prefer to start with reward based methods as it produces more permanent results and a happier dog eager to work for you, however, any other tools or methods will be used at our discretion if necessary for the dogs' success.

 

All Alpha Love programs include $5 off future boarding per night and lifetime phone and email support.

 

We are also pleased to offer a complimentary matchmaking service for anyone looking to add a dog to their pack. We are committed to placing dogs in the right home to reduce shelter surrenders.

 

Fluffy+Me

Group Class

leash reactivity + group relaxation

 

Build a stronger bond with your dog through weekly structured pack walks through the scenic trails at Pole Green Park. Watch your dog's leash manners improve with each walk!

 

Class starts with a 40 minute pack walk on the nature trail and ends with 20 minutes of training/relaxation.

 

We offer guidance on adjusting unwanted leash behaviors and can provide space for your dog to ensure a successful experience.

$55/3 classes

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Obedience Programs

Basic

Obedience

 

Our basic obedience program is perfect for puppies or dogs with no prior training. The skills covered include:

 

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

$390(4 lesson program)

 

Intermediate Obedience

 

Our intermediate obedience program builds on skills learned during our basic training. The skills covered include:

 

  • Adding distraction
  • Recall
  • Place while visitors enter
  • Structured leash walking
  • Relaxation protocol advanced
  • Concentrate on unwanted behaviors
  • Interactive games

$370(4 lesson program)

 

Advanced

Obedience

 

Our advanced obedience program is perfect for dogs that need a challenge! The skills covered include:

 

  • Adding distance and duration
  • Invisible barrier work
  • Place anywhere
  • Body awareness/positioning
  • Advanced tricks (roll over, sit pretty)
  • Off leash Heel
  • Advanced interactive games

$370(4 lesson program)

 

behavior

modification

Programs

fear/anxiety/leashreactivity/   human and dog aggression

 

 

Scared of his shadow?  Barking and lunging on leash?  Fighting with other dogs?  Biting people?  Whining all day and night?  We can help all dogs regardless of breed or bite history!  Behavior modification lessons are custom tailored to you and your dog's needs. 

 

We start with a two hour consultation held in your home so I can evaluate the dog(s) and living situation.  We will discuss the behaviors you have witnessed, the dogs history as you know it and your ultimate goals to determine how much time and commitment may be necessary for success.  After our discussion I will then give you an idea of what is causing the issues and start working right away on changing unwanted behaviors.

 

Follow up sessions are scheduled as needed depending on the severity of the case.  Phone and email support is provided at no extra charge.  We highly encourage video updates of your dog's progress!

 

It's best if everyone in the household and any other parties that handle the dog regularly can attend the consultation and any future lessons, this will help your dog receive consistant messages and provide as much support as possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 $125/HR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board+train

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

$595

Two weeks

 

The skills covered include Week One plus:

 

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

$1190

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

$1785

alpha love

dog training + boarding

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

Copyright © 2019 Alpha Love Dog Training

Obedience

Training

+

behavior

modification

 

Basic obedience classes using reward based positive reinforcement techniques while behavior modification gets rid of unwanted behaviors like leash pulling and begging for food or addresses more serious behavioral issues like aggression, fear, and anxiety.