Dog Training

Dog Training in Charlottesville

The Dogg House and Diligent Dogs are now partnered to offer professional dog training services!

We offer obedience training and behavior consultations to Charlottesville and surrounding areas. Using balanced and humane training techniques, we strive to help you form a close, positive relationship with your dog. Training is the key to communicating with your dog and in return the rebellious behaviors will dwindle.

We adjust our training techniques based on your lifestyle and what you hope to accomplish with your dog. Each dog is different, therefore, the training from dog-to-dog varies. Although, in the relationship with your dog there are 3 key elements that each dog responds to: Praise, Consistency and Fairness. We will help you develop these skills and hone them to your specific dog. Once your dog understands these 3 essential elements, not only will your dog become more confident, but life with your dog will become a lot simpler!

Class Descriptions

Puppy Kindergarten - For puppies 12-20 weeks

Get your puppy off on the right paw and join our puppy class held at The Dogg House! This class is 6 weeks long and begins the foundation of your basic commands such as come when called, sit, place and let's go (or walking on a loose leash). This class will teach you how to communicate with your dog in a positive manner and allows for a lot of socialization opportunities with people and puppies. Email us for exceptions on age requirements. We do accept puppies that are older or younger than the age limit on a case by case basis. Sign your puppy up now!

Puppy Consult

Bringing home a new puppy is always exciting!! If you're a first time dog owner, or have never raised a puppy before then a puppy consult is perfect for you! In this 90 minute session, you will learn the ins and outs of potty training, crate training, play-biting, and socialization. We will also answer any questions you may have about your puppy's behavior and we will even work on teaching your puppy new commands. 

Private Lessons

During private lessons we will work on obedience and/or behavioral issues in the convenience of your home. You will learn how to teach your dog good manners, such as - walking on a loose leash, sit, down, come and go to bed. Behavioral issues such as jumping up, counter-surfing, anxiety, and so on will be worked on as needed. First lesson will always begin with a behavioral evaluation.

Temperament Testing

Are you looking for your new best friend? We will guide you in choosing the right friend for your family, whether it is a rescue dog or puppy.

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Please call the trainer, Jennifer Courtner, directly at 434-260-0641 for more details and class schedule.


434.975.DOGS (3647)
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You are welcome to tour our facilities anytime during business hours. We'd love to show you in person!

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Mary Knauf Amiss

"The Dogg House staff exhibits a loving and caring atmosphere. Now, our chow-mixed dog,named Bear, loves all the attention and special care that he gets every time he visits. He is always welcomed and treated with such good care. The Dogg House is clean and organized and the prices are very reasonable. I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving Bear anywhere else. I would definitely recommend the Dogg House to anyone who loves their pet."

Nancy J.

"I have been very pleased for the last 8 years, they have boarded and cut my cocker spaniel and have groomed my hound dog. I am handicapped and many times they have brought the dogs to my car, instead of me going to the office. They are loving people and they take care to make sure the staff loves animals."

Dolly P.

"The Dogg House staff is professional, organized, caring, careful and friendly. My dogs are not reluctant to go there, and always come home healthy and happy. I could not be more pleased with the service."

Joe Fallica

"We have been taking our dogs Max and Toby to the Dogg House for over 12 years and absolutely love and appreciate the entire staff and are sincerely grateful for the way they take care of us. We have always referred and highly recommended the Dogg House to all of our friends and anyone we know – they’re great!!"

Judy & Tom Rikken

"Our Cocker mix, Ashley, tell us she's been to the spa when we pick her up from being groomed at The Dogg House! She is always so proud of her new 'look' when she comes home. We are, too! The staff is always so friendly and we truly feel they go the "extra" mile for Ashley and for us."

Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm,
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm,
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Saturday 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 am,
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Special Hours Memorial Day 8:00 - 11:00am
July 4th - Closed
Labor Day - 8:00 - 11:00am
Thanksgiving Day- Closed
Christmas Eve - 8:00 - 12:30pm
Christmas Day - Closed
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