Specialty Training

Change can be stressful—not just for us, but also for our dogs who will sense that something is happening in the household. These Specialty Trainings are designed to help you give your dog the stability and consistency necessary to help him feel secure—even during the most tumultuous times.


Introduction to Dog Ownership in DC

Just moved to DC or a new neighborhood in DC? Not quite sure where you can or cannot take your dog in DC or where to find supplies and services for your dog? This course will help you and your dog settle in more easily and become more familiar with all that DC has to offer from a canine perspective. You will be provided with a personalized list of everything dog in your DC neighborhood plus three hands-on training sessions specifically covering:

  • Heel and sit for city walking  
  • Place and leadership practices for establishing structure in your new home
 

Course details:

• 3 sessions
• Initial session is 2 hours
• 4 hours of training total
Price: $500
Ready to get started? Tell me about you and your dog and I will contact you to discuss how we can work together!

Transition Management

Prepare your dog for and ensure his safety during the anxious, stressful times that a major life transition can bring. Whether it is a domestic or international move, bringing home a baby, adding another dog to the household or any other life event,  you can help your dog feel more secure with predictable constants that will help you and your dog adapt more easily. This course specifically covers:

  • Providing a safe haven with the crate and/or place command
  • Preparing your dog for travel in the crate
  • Maintaining routines and schedules
  • Resources for international moves 
 

Course details:

• 3 sessions
• Initial session is 2 hours
• 4 hours of training total
Price: $500
Ready to get started? Tell me about you and yourdog and I will contact you to discuss how we can work together!

Etiquette School for Apartment Dogs

Apartment buildings, elevators, common areas and even your own apartment can be unsettling places for dogs, but that doesn't mean they cannot live there happily. If you have just moved into or have been living in one of DC's many pet-friendly apartment buildings in DC, you can make life easier and more predictable for your dog with this package that specifically covers:

  • Protocols for common areas and elevators
  • Teaching your dog to relax/settle
  • Addressing barking and/or whining
  • Apartment adjustments for housebreaking and confinement
 

Course details:

• 3 sessions
• Initial session is 2 hours 
• 4 hours of training total

Price: $500

Ready to get started? Tell me about you and your dog and I will contact you to discuss how we can work together!

 
Katya & Lucas

Katya & Lucas

Kathleen trained both of my Siberian Huskies and they have been a joy to own since the training. I now have two well trained dogs who I enjoy walking in the Dupont and Logan Circle neighborhood and to the local dog parks where I know they’ll obey me. I can’t recommend Kathleen more highly.
— Lance S.