We have a reputation of being able to handle, train and rehabilitate dogs that other trainers will refuse. We are often called upon by other dog trainers and behaviorists to consult with their clients when they are having difficulty. We train both large breeds and small, fearful and aggressive dogs as well as well-adjusted pets who just need brushing up on their “mutt manners.”
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Dog Training in Arlington, Alexandria, and All Northern Virginia
We are currently offering Board & Train and Distance Learning Programs during the Covid-19 outbreak. We're proud to service to the Northern Virginia area, servicing clients and their pets in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, and all surrounding areas!
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Best Friend's Dog Training of Northern Virginia
4201 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (571) 485-9292 call or text
Best Friend's Dog Training Board and Train!
Best Friends Dog Training offers clients a Board and Train dog training program that is convenient and beneficial for both dog and owner. Some places call it a Boot Camp and others call it a Train and Stay. In a board and train program your dog stays with us for two weeks while our dog trainers teach them how to be well mannered and obedient with distractions present. After our trainers finish this initial training, we need to work with both you and your dog through private follow-up lessons to make sure you are comfortable maintaining your dog’s new training and improved behavior. Once the private lessons are completed, you will be invited to participate in our Group Meetup classes for no additional cost. These classes ensure a very high level of success with your dog’s new training in heavy distractions!
During your dog’s time with Best Friend's Dog Training he or she will learn:
- To come when called (recall command)
- The heel command (walk next to you)
- To walk politely on a leash (casual walks)
- To not jump on people
- To be quiet when told
- To wait while doors are opened
- To stay off furniture (if desired) and countertops
- To leave or release items from their mouth
- To down and stay on command
- To remain on a place (board, bed, natural objects) and stay there
- We will also work on housebreaking skills as needed and interrupt inappropriate marking behavior as needed
During our Board and Train dog training program, dogs are kept in a home environment, which is climate controlled and kept extremely clean. Dogs are worked with daily and go on “field trips” as part of their stay so that the training and new behaviors can be generalized around lots of distractions before returning home to you. It is common for us to train dogs in public places and are presented with distractions at other private lessons.
If your dog has fear, anxiety or aggression issues, board and train dog training with Best Friend's Dog Training can be a wonderful way to jump start down the path of helping your dog become a much better version of their true self. Frank and his staff have helped rehabilitate hundreds of dogs that other trainers had deemed hopeless and recommended euthanasia. We've literally given people hope and dogs their lives back.
Message from Frank Bonomo, BFDT's President
When I founded Best Friend's Dog Training in 1999, I started with the belief that anyone who is willing to invest in training deserves the best, most personalized training available. Over the past 22 years, Best Friend's has adapted and changed the way we train to keep our dog trainers up to date with the best training methods available. We are not interested in the latest fads, toys, or TV show trainers. We look only for highly reliable, fast, training methods that people can learn. In fact, Best Friend's Dog Training requires their trainers to understand, train and teach ALL major methods of training including clicker training, leash-based training, and modern remote collar training. If you need to be enrolled in a School for Professional Dog Trainers or have a PhD in Psychology to make something work, it's useless to you and never makes our program.
Since our company has grown in both size and locations, we also have the unique distinction of having trained most of the trainers offering off leash, or lifetime obedience programs in our area. We often get referrals from other professional trainers for difficult dogs or unusual cases. We have found through the past 22 years that training with multiple methods isn't enough. There must be a team of trainers available to help you and your family when you need it. Best Friend's is one of the few companies that can say "Our team of trainers is here for you."
We want to make sure you have a happy, well-mannered dog no matter where you are visiting or where you live. If you are by the quiet woods and waters of northern NY, the crowded streets and parks of Manhattan, or the busy lifestyle of suburban Long Island and Westchester, we have a program for you. If you don't see what you are looking for, call or email and ask for it. We'll try to find a solution.
Our programs do not stop at obedience training - they promote greater understanding, health, safety and socialization of your dog. Any worries about taking a walk in a crowded public place, or running out of an open door will become a thing of the past. You can go on vacation, walk on the beach, or visit a busy street fair with your dog, off leash. Our dedication to our customers can be seen before you ever invest in training. Please consider this your personal invitation to watch any of our weekly group classes, meet our trainers, our clients, and our clients' dogs. After you have watched us, whether you choose Private Lessons in your home, or the Board and Train (some call it Train & Stay), I believe you will see dogs that meet or surpass your expectations.
I'm telling you this because I don't want you to think we're like any other dog trainers. Not only does our program surpass any other dog training program around, but our clients are welcome and encouraged to train with us for the lifetime of their dog. If you keep coming, we'll keep teaching. At no additional cost! Over the years, we have helped thousands of people with their family pets, therapy dogs, hunting dogs, personal protection dogs, police dogs, narcotics detection dogs, and service dogs for people with special needs. If you have any questions, please watch our training videos, feel free to call, send an e-mail, or stop by a group class. The training staff and I look forward to meeting you.
One Price For-The-Life of Your Dog Packages
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- Free Evaluations
- Private Lessons
- In-Home Training
- Home-Based Boarding
- Professional Facilities
- Certified Staff
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