training services

one-on-one sessions

one-on-one session options include:

Work virtually with a trainer one-on-one to develop a customized training program for you and your dog. Upon completion you will receive a written training plan, video links, and Spot on Dog training handouts.

In select locations, we offer in-person one-on-one training services. While we require a virtual initial session, all follow-up appointments meet in-person. To see if we are serving your area, click the button above and visit our in-person private training page to find out how to book.

These specialized, virtual sessions are geared towards behavior issues such as aggression, resource guarding, and leash reactivity. Upon completion you will receive a written training plan, video links, Spot on Dog training handouts and instructions on behavior modification techniques.

Talk to a trainer for guidance on what training options are best for you.

Still not sure what you need?

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