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Basic Manners

This 7 week class is suitable for dogs and puppies of all ages who have not has previous training or who need to refresh their skills. Basic skills will include sit, down, come, off, stay and loose leash walking. Classes will also include problem solving for unwanted behaviors such as jumping up on guests and excessive barking. The first class is an orientation without your dog.

Cost: $175.00


  • Tuesday, May 1st 7:15pm (Chantilly)
  • (No class on May 29th or June 5th)

Advanced Manners

This 7 week class builds on the behaviors learned in the Basic Manners class. Focus will be on reliable behaviors in a variety of situations. Exercises will include greeting people politely, leash walking, stay and off. Students will have an opportunity to take the AKC Canine Good Citizenís test at the last class.

Prerequisite: Basic Manners class or prior approval.

Cost: $175.00


  • Monday, February 26th 7:15pm (Chantilly)

Great Outdoors

This 7 week class is suitable for dogs who have completed the Basic Manners class or its equivalent. We will meet at a different outdoor location each week to reinforce and build on your dog's basic skills out in the real world. This class focuses on coping with distractions and polite behavior in public places.

Cost: $175.00


  • Monday, April 23rd (Chantilly)
  • (No class on May 28th or June 4th)

Day Training

Day Training is available exclusively for clients of Dogtopia of Manassas and Dogtopia of Chantilly. This customized 10 day program focuses on basic good manners and specific behavior issues. Your dog will receive individual training each day while at daycare. The program also includes two private consults and written handouts to ensure successful training at home. Discounts are available for students of the Basic Manners class.

Cost: $600.00

Training Tune-Up

Training Tune-Ups are available for customers of Dogtopia. Tune-ups are ideal for dogs who need a refresher or want to improve current skills. Your dog will receive a one hour individual training session while they are playing at Dogtopia. Daily written reports will keep you informed of your dogís progress. Tune-up sessions with owners are also available.

Cost: $75.00

Training Field Trips

Sign your dog up for a training field trip. Your dog will practice important social behaviors while exploring new environments. One hour training sessions will focus on walking politely on leash, staying calm around people and other dogs, socialization and maintaining good manners around distractions. Your dog will be picked up and returned directly to your home for optimal convenience. Initial consultation required for new clients.

Cost: $80.00

Please inquire about discounts for multiple sessions.

Private Lessons

Private lessons provide a tailored training program for your dog at a time that is best for you. Whether you want to brush up on basic manners or work on a specific behavior, private training can work for you. Private lessons are also a good alternative for dogs who may not do well in a group setting or who need help with challenging behaviors such as anxiety, fearfulness or aggression.

Cost: $150.00 per hour session, or 4 sessions for $500.00. Travel charges may apply. Truly Dog Friendly