getting started with

in-home training

Work with one of our trainers, in the comfort of your own home, to develop obedience skills and manners

What you can expect:

*In-home training packages include TWO 60 minute sessions.*
The first session is virtual and will help you and your trainer establish training goals and an initial training plan. During the first session, the trainer will:
  • go over equipment use and recommendations
  • observe your dog to develop a training plan
  • provide you with foundation skills to get you immediately working towards your training goals
The second session will be in person, and you will receive hands on help with training cues, which will allow you to determine if further in-person sessions will be helpful.
You will receive follow up training support documents and videos after both sessions.

What's included:

Private sessions include a personalized training goal for you, continued email support, and Spot On Training articles and handouts.

How much does it cost?

  • In-home training package $200-255

    Price varies by location. Package includes 1 virtual initial session and an in-home followup.

  • In-home behavior assessment package $255-310

    Price varies by location. Package includes 1 virtual initial session and an in-home followup.

  • Booking is based on trainers available in your zip code. See below for our list of in-home trainers.

Our in-home trainers

In-home training is currently limited to clients residing in the zip codes shown below. If you happen to live beyond our service area, we will happily arrange to meet in a public park. Contact us to learn more.

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.

Toni Woods, ABCDT, CSAT, CGC Evaluator