NoMa | Washington, DC

Training

Our Award-Winning Training Team is Here to Help Starting at 6 Weeks

Baloo, Puppy Foundations Graduate

Professional Dog Training in Washington, DC

Proven and positive reinforcement-based dog training is often the key to the best possible relationship with your pup! Our wide range of training options is designed to suit even the busiest pup parent’s schedule.

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Meet Our Head Trainer, Liana

Our traing team uses positive reinforcement to shape confidence, health, and harmony between dog and handler. This style of training is effective and fun, giving you and your pet a stronger bond and a happier life together.

Voted SniffSpot Best Dog Trainer in Washington, DC for 2023

Watch Liana on WUSA9

Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
AKC CGC® Approved Evaluator
DC's only Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT)
Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach (CCFC)
NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NASM-CPT)

Puppy Training Classes

For puppies 6-weeks to 6-months. All puppy training classes have capped enrollment to ensure personalized care and understanding.

Puppy Playdates

Sundays at 1 PM

30-minute drop-in playdates (no reservation required; please arrive 15 minutes early on your first visit to complete registration, or click here)

Playdates may include:

  • Safe off-leash puppy play
  • Advice on puppy body language
  • How to encourage polite play
  • Adorable moments
  • New puppy & human friends

Meet your neighbors and learn about puppy body language as you enjoy the perfect mocktail. Let your puppy play with their peers while our certified trainers supervise and provide insight into your dog’s play style.

Puppy Foundations

Sundays at 12 PM

This 6- or 12-week course is designed to teach your pup essential commands, laying the foundations for your puppy to thrive. The investment in early training pays off with a well-behaved and confident adult dog, enhancing your overall relationship and quality of life.

Topics may include:

  • Sit, down & stay
  • Come when called
  • Loose leash walking
  • Anti-jump
  • Puppy need-to-know 
  • Advice on house training
  • Combatting puppy biting
  • Preventing resource guarding, leash reactivity & separation anxiety
  • Games

Puppies who are enrolled in Puppy Foundations are able to attend Daycare when they reach three months—a full month ahead of everyone else!

Adult Training Classes

Dog training for 6 months and beyond. All puppy training classes have capped enrollment to ensure personalized care and understanding.

Basic Manners

Continue your hard work developing fundamental skills from puppy-hood. Learn the techniques necessary to grow the bond with your dog and communicate effectively. Also perfect for recent adult dog rescues!

  • Sit, down, stay & wait
  • Come when called
  • Loose leash walking
  • Anti-jump
  • Leave it & drop it
  • Adding distraction & duration to commands

Intermediate Manners

Now that your dog has learned the basics, let’s take it to the next level by proofing behaviors using increased distractions, distance, and duration.

  • Stay & wait
  • Recall
  • Impluse control
  • Perfecting loose leash walking with heel
  • Polite greetings with pups & people
  • Simple tricks

Canine CrossFit 

Whether your dog is a couch potato, professional dog park romper, or dabbles in dog sports, this circuit-style fitness class can help transform your dog’s body and mind. Each station is easily modified to adapt to your individual dog, creating a safe space for fun at all fitness levels.

  • Injury prevention
  • Confidence building
  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Cardio
  • Flexibility
  • Coordination

One-on-One Training

Have your pup work one-on-one with our head trainer during their Daycare or Sleepover stay.

Day Training at Colby's

Have your pup train one-on-one with LianaFit™ during any Daycare or Sleepover at Colby's.

What to expect:

  • Customized and tailored training to the needs of your pup
  • Video recording of training, tips, and/or explanations
  • Training report card with photo, comments, and homework
  • Force-free and positive reinforcement methods only, from a certified professional
  • May include canine fitness and other enrichment activities with DC’s only Certified Canine Fitness Trainer

Mental stimulation can exert the same amount of energy as playtime, and oftentimes more! Consistent and customized training can transform your dog’s mind and body, nurture growth and development, and shape a well-behaved dog at home.

Training Walks at Colby's

30-minute walk sessions

One-on-one leash training on a structured outdoor walk during your pup's time at Daycare or during a Sleepover.

What to expect:

  • Customized and tailored to the needs of your pup
  • Video recording of training, tips, and/or explanations
  • Force-free and positive reinforcement methods only
  • Includes a potty break and outdoor time
  • May include canine fitness and other enrichment activities with DC’s only Certified Canine Fitness Trainer

Training Graduates

Contact Us

Serving NoMa, H St Corridor, Northeast, Capitol Hill, Mount Vernon Triangle, and surrounding neighborhoods.

 

Address:
200 K Street NE, Unit 2
Washington, DC 20002
(on the corner of 2nd & L St NE)

 

Hours:
7 AM - 7 PM
(with early drop-off starting at 6:30 AM and late pick-up until 10 PM)

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