NOVA Canine Academy

Northern Virginia is a busy area central to Washington, D.C.. Many people in the area decide to adopt a dog or purchase a dog from a breeder. Having a furry companion with you is an amazing, life-changing experience that all should have the opportunity to enjoy.

Dogs are smart, complex animals that require mental stimulation, structure and exercise daily. Neglecting your dog with any of these three requirements are the causes of most communication issues between people and their dogs.

A irish doodle and a husky mix crate trained in Northern virginia

The best time to train a dog is when they are young, 2-6 months old (yes, a two month old dog can be trained). That being said, it is never too late to train a dog, and older dogs can be trained almost as well as young puppies. The starting stages of training a dog are often the most difficult for people. They don’t know where to start, and often end up getting frustrated after just barely teaching their dog to sit. Technique and patience are the two biggest factors, and people often don’t have the proper techniques to set their dogs up for success. The more structure you give your dog, the better behaved they will be. Your dog needs to understand their “job.” When your dog has a job, and they are doing it well, they wont have the time to do other things. For example, if your dogs job is to lie down on their place board and stay, they won’t have the time to jump on people at the front door, bark at people walking by, chew up your favorite carpet, etc..

Here at NOVA Canine Academy, we strive to offer the most affordable, effective dog training needs for you and your dog. We look to provide the structure for your dog to set you up for success in your own home. We are experienced in urban and suburban dog training, and are here to help improve the communication between you and your dog.

We offer many programs here in Northern Virginia such as our board & train program, doggy day school, private lessons, and dog walking. We would like to go above and beyond for your family, as we have with hundreds of others in the Northern Virginia area.

In our board and train program in Northern Virginia, we guarantee that your dog will understand the 7 basic commands:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Stay
  • Heel
  • Place
  • Leave it

We also guarantee that your dog will have an understanding of the following manners:

  • Leash walking manners
  • Door manners
  • Eating manners
  • Exposure to household items and grooming

Having trouble with your dog’s obedience in Northern Virginia?

Sign up for the best board and train program for your dog here at NOVA Canine Academy. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Sign up for our 2 or 4 week board and train program in Northern Virginia