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Private Training at District Dogs

Enrolling your dog in a training program during a daycare or boarding stay is a great way to develop and improve basic obedience. Our training packages allow your dog to learn important commands and behaviors with our professional trainer partners, while simultaneously providing important socialization time with other dogs.

Daycare Private Training Sessions

Conducted while your dog is with us for a full or half day of daycare, this training package includes:

  • One 30-minute training session;
  • Complimentary outdoor walks;
  • Email communication with your trainer.

    During their session, your trainer will cover:
  • Basic commands like sit, down, leave it, drop it, and name recognition*;
  • Appropriate interactions with people (i.e., no jumping or mouthing);
  • Loose leash walking (no pulling);
  • Other training requests as needed.


*Please note that commands are not covered in any particular order during training sessions and multiple sessions are needed for any dog to completely master commands.

Board and Train Level One

7 Sessions

Conducted during your dog’s boarding stay with us, this training package includes:

  • A one-hour orientation for the pet parent;
  • Five 45-minute training sessions with your dog;
  • A one-hour final follow-up session for the pet parent;
  • Five discounted nights in a private suite at our Navy Yard location;
  • Complimentary daily outdoor walks.

    During the sessions, your trainer will cover:

  • Basic commands like sit, down, leave it, drop it, and name recognition;
  • Appropriate interactions with people (i.e., no jumping or mouthing);
  • Loose leash walking (no pulling).

Board and Train Level Two

14 Sessions

Conducted during your dog’s boarding stay with us, this training package includes:

  • A one-hour orientation for the pet parent;
  • Twelve 45-minute training sessions with your dog;
  • A one-hour final follow-up session for the pet parent;
  • Twelve discounted nights in a private suite at our Navy Yard location;
  • Complimentary daily outdoor walks.

    During the sessions, your trainer will cover:

  • Basic commands like sit, down, leave it, drop it, and name recognition;
  • Intermediate commands such as recall, stay, go to place;
  • Appropriate interactions with people (i.e., no jumping or mouthing);
  • Loose leash walking (no pulling);
  • Desensitization work on any fears or phobias (e.g., loud noises, large cars/trucks, etc.).

Customized, Tailored Behavior Solutions

Does your dog struggle to focus in group classes, or are there specific behavior concerns you’re hoping to address? Our in-home training service offers a private training solution that’s tailor-made to your dog’s individual needs. Let our staff trainer provide your dog with one-on-one attention and a training regimen built just for them. You’ll love the benefits of this custom approach too, as our trainer gives you the confidence, knowledge, and tools to keep reinforcing good behaviors long after the last session.

Sessions may take place in your home, at a park or outdoor space, or at one of our District Dogs’ locations depending on the specific manners and behaviors being taught. We offer these custom classes in packages of 5, 8, or 10 sessions at a discounted rate.

Contact Us and enroll today!