What to Expect

At Loudoun K9, we make your training experience as seamless as possible, from start to finish.

Step 1: Intake Call

Before we begin, we’ll schedule an initial call to collect some basic information about your dog and your training needs.

Step 2: In-Home Assessment

One of our trainers will visit your home for a free in-person assessment (a virtual meeting is also an option, depending on your comfort level and location). This step is important so we can get to know you, your family, and your dog. That initial interaction will actually help us to observe your dog and earn some trust before deciding which program is best suited to your specific situation.

Step 3: Develop a Training Plan

With your input, we’ll determine the training program that will work best for you and your dog. We’ll schedule your upcoming sessions and provide you with the direct contact information for the trainer your dog will be working with. We encourage regular communication during the training period — and beyond!

Step 4: Collect Paperwork & Confirm Vaccinations

Before we can begin training, there will be paperwork for you to fill out, and you’ll also need to submit proof of a Rabies vaccination for your dog. If your dog is staying with us as part of our Board & Train program, we also require proof of the 6 month Bordetella vaccination.

Step 5: Get Started!

No matter the training program you choose, we focus on 3 important steps for success: