NOVA Canine Academy

The Most Efficient Board and Train Program For Dogs in Northern Virginia

At NOVA Canine Academy, we strive offer the best board and train program for your dog in Northern Virginia. As a small business in Northern Virginia, we give the extra care and attention your dog needs.

Dog training is difficult, and needs to be done the proper way. What makes this especially hard is that every dog is different, and needs different motivation and stimulation, which is one of the hardest things for inexperienced dog owners to learn. There are many methods to dog training. 100% positive only training, Koehler Method (90-95% positive training), Electronic Training, Relationship based training, and many others. Our board and train program in Northern Virginia is one of the best ways your dog can learn. A board and train program is simply where you drop off your dog at a training facility or home of a trainer, and the trainer works with your dog for anywhere between 1 and 5 weeks. Most board and train programs are between 2-4 weeks.

Board and train programs are one of the most effective ways to teach your dog, with immersive, daily training. A trainer having your dog with them at all times can be even more effective than other programs, for your professional dog trainer can use almost every moment as a training opportunity.

Here at NOVA Canine Academy, we offer one of the area’s best board and train program for your canine. We focus on quality over quantity and only allow a few dogs to be trained at a time. This gives your dog the utmost attention throughout their board and train program. Before training starts, we have a conversation with you about your dogs poor habits and what you would like our goals to be in the board and train program. Generally, the first day or two of training consists of building a relationship with your dog and starting to build a solid foundation. We then build off of that foundation using communication that your dog understands.

In all board and train programs here, no matter the length, your dog will know the seven basic commands and general manners, transforming your dog into your new companion. By the end of the training program, your dog will know the following commands and manners with or without distractions:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Stay
  • Heel
  • Place
  • Leave it
  • Leash walking manners
  • Door manners
  • Eating manners
  • Exposure to household items and grooming

In the 3 and 4 week board and train programs, your dog will learn all of these commands, plus some more advanced commands and manners. Free in every board and train program we offer, you’ll receive a place board, high quality leash, and an e-collar (if you want your dog off-leash).

Once your dogs training is completed, you’ll understand how to communicate with your dog. We will complete a 2-3 hour walk through course with your dog after completion, giving you all of the resources you need to be successful with your newly trained dog.

Our board and train programs are perfect for people who need an extra bit of help raising their perfect companion. Communication is so important in a dog-owner relationship, and having the ability to communicate with your dog at any moment completely transforms your relationship with your dog.

One quick tid bit… our program is highly effective. However, every dog is different, and there is no guarantee that the program will fix every single one of your dogs behavioral issues. That being said, we will give you the resources and communication with your dog to be able to manage any issues and nip any bad habits in the bud.

Are you ready for your dog’s transformation? Click here to enroll in our 2, 3 or 4 week board and train program today.