Family & Pets

Best Dog Obedience Schools in Washington, D.C.

July 11, 2014 8:00 AM

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The number of dogs in the District seems to be gradually getting larger than the number of people. There are dog parks, dog groomers, doggy brunches and more for dog lovers to pamper their furry friends with. But sometimes your special family member isn’t the most well behaved. These dog obedience schools should be on your list if your dog needs a little training.

Anytime K9
900 M St. S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 236-0783
www.anytimecanine.com

Anytime K9 is one of the top-rated companies in Washington, D.C., and not just for pet care companies. Pet owners visit the organization for pet sitting, walking and training. This local business takes caring for your pets seriously, with certified trainers. Trainers at Anytime K9 are Animal Behavior College certified. They not only love dogs, but they are qualified to train them, so you do not have to worry about how your pet is being treated. Take your pet to Anytime K9 so they can become a well-behaved member of the community.

Old Towne School For Dogs
529 Oronoco St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-7643
www.otsfd.com

For nearly 40 years, the Old Towne School For Dogs has been offering a place for pet owners to get what they need for their furry family members. Over the years, the school has grown in actual size and in loyal customers. The family owned and operated school is a full-service center that includes retail, training and grooming. And with decades of experience and learning, Old Towne has developed a training philosophy that works well for both the owner and pet. Learn what you and your pet need to know and do to keep a happy family.

Fur Get Me Not
4120 S. 4 Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA 22206
(703) 933-1935
www.furgetmenot.com

While you can see two corgis on the street who look identical, they can behave completely different. Fur Get Me Not understands that dogs have different types of behavioral issues. Some of its training workshops include Leash Manner Games, Distracted Dog and Recall Games. From private training to puppy socials, Fur Get Me Not has training for your dog’s age and level of training. And you can even administer the Canine Good Citizen test so your dog can be certified.

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City Dogs
1832 18th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 234-9247
www.city-dogs.com

With daycare, boarding, grooming and training, City Dogs offers it all. This is not just another pet store that offers training. At City Dogs, there are guidelines and rules that are clearly defined and must be followed. This level of commitment to the training of your dog is what sets City Dogs apart from other schools. And for the best success, you must be committed as well. From puppies to adults, your dog will be the best behaved dog on the block.

Sidewalk Dog Training

4424 Windom Place N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 276-5100
www.sidewalkdogtraining.com

You can tell when someone loves what they do. David Schmuker of Sidewalk Dog Training clearly loves what he does. Past and current clients rave about his methods, advice and above-and-beyond customer service. Schmuker follows the dog training techniques of Caesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer, but it is his caring nature and respectful approach that allows his clients to revel in their obedient dogs. Whether your dog is aggressive, has leash issues, doesn’t listen or anything else, he can correct the problem.

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Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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