getting started with

virtual group classes

We want you to think of Spot On Training as a partner for life and have created a class structure that creates good habits that last a lifetime through manners, socialization, and fun!

What you can expect:

Our virtual, semi-private environment allows for individual attention and personalized instruction. Class size limited to 6 dogs.

Class sessions run for 1 hour on webcam.

Classes include follow-up materials.

Group Classes Available

(8 weeks - 6 months)
Puppy Manners

Six week class designed to help puppies grow into well adjusted dogs that enjoy life and know your household rules. Young puppies are very impressionable and their experiences can have lasting effects on their behavior. We’ll give you tools you need to create a strong foundation while focusing on socialization skills, good manners, and confidence building.

Class focus: Name recognition/attention skills, the art of saying ‘please’, sit, down, intro to coming when called, intro to walking on a leash, potty/crate training, puppy chewing/mouthing, handling/grooming, jumping up and socialization.

Prerequisite: None

Cost: $225
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(6 months & beyond)
Family Dog Manners I

Six week class designed to help you establish and maintain a happy and healthy relationship between you and your dog. Dogs have special training needs as they hit sexual maturity entering the ‘teenage years’ and then grow up into mature adults. This class provides an opportunity to continue learning basic skills and good habits to help your dog understand your household rules and expectations so you can BOTH enjoy life.

Class focus: Increased attention skills, sit, down, impulse control (the art of saying ‘please’), take it/drop it, leave it, go to mat, stay, leash manners, coming when called, and polite greetings.

Prerequisite: None

Cost: $225

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(6 months & beyond)
Family Dog Manners II

This class is designed to help you continue to maintain a happy and healthy relationship between you and your dog. This class provides an opportunity to not only continue learning basic skills and good habits but to increase distance and duration of cues and work with real life distractions and challenges to help your dog understand your household rules and expectations so you can BOTH enjoy life.

Class focus: Increased attention skills, sit and down at a distance, improving “stay on mat” cues, leash manners, emergency recall, polite greetings, back up, and stand.

Orientation: NO

Prerequisite: Family Manners or similar class. Your dog must know sit, stay, and down.

Cost: $250

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(Coming soon!)
Dog Tricks

A four week class that includes fun and functional tricks as well as foundations for more advanced tricks training. Teaching tricks is a great way to get your pooch some mental exercise while having fun.

Class focus: shake, roll over, take a bow, pick up your leash, sit pretty, and more!

Prerequisite: Prior training is required, dogs must have completed a manners class or equivalent.

Cost: $150

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(Coming soon!)
Nosework

This class is designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. In this 50 min workshop, we will introduce basic concepts and provide instructions on how to gradually increase and challenge your dog at home with a variety of exercises. This workshop will focus on problem solving skills which include games such as “find it” and hide and seek. We will also focus on creating personalized games and toys for your dog to help with impulsivity and distraction. Perfect class for keeping your canine companion mentally stimulated.

Prerequisite: None

Cost: $205

Dear Spot on dog training family,

It is with gratitude for the many years of being able to help dogs in the DMV, but also sadness that we will no longer be able to do so in the same capacity as always, that I write to inform you that on September 1, 2021, Spot on dog training will be closing in Washington, D.C.

Similar to many other businesses, the challenges presented by adapting our training services to COVID-19 has been difficult and after fits and starts of reopening, continuing pandemic related issues have prevented us from finding qualified and highly skilled dog trainers to serve your training needs.

As a result, we will be closing ALL in person dog training including group classes, workshops and private lessons. We will remain open for separation anxiety and isolation disorder training, as well as virtual training option for potty/crate training and emergency recall.

You have my sincere gratitude for your business and for allowing us the opportunity to be a part of your family, and please keep us in mind for future referrals and positive reviews of our services. Please continue to refer us to your friends with dogs in need of help with alone time issues and potty training.

It was our sincere effort to offer excellent customer service to our clients, and we hope we were successful in our endeavors. We thank you for believing in us and sticking with us since 2009.

Sincerely,
Toni Woods, ABCDT, CSAT, CGC Evaluator