Dog Training: Positive and Personalized

Our certified training expert, Alex Bonilla, excels at helping you with your specific goals. He tailors humane training techniques, scientific training methods, or operant and classical conditioning tactics that work toward dog obedience and behavioral goals for dogs of all ages and temperaments.

After understanding and applying the fundamentals we teach, you’ll be well-equipped to maintain progress and to have the confidence to be your dog’s guide for life.  Read more about Alex

Become your dog’s guide and trainer for life.

 

You work best when you’re in a good mood, your efforts are appreciated, and results are rewarded, right?  Your dog is no different!

Reach your goals with our expert training, whether you have a puppy, or a new rescue entering your family, or an adult with less-than-polite behavior issues to work through, or need to work on any aspect of socialization, home rules, leash walking, or behaviors. Get started today.

Get help with in-your-home puppy training, adult dog obedience, or behavior modification.

We work with you and your dog together as you communicate, gain confidence, and reach your goals for a happy life with your pup.

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Share the training experience and terrific dog socialization in group training classes with other dog owners.

We help reach your goals through positive training and fun practice games.

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Simply need advice or observation?

You can request a starter one-hour consultation & assessment visit at your home as a stand alone session with no further work, or you can then apply that cost toward an in-home training package.

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MEET THE TRAINER

Come join us for a social hour to have a quick chat with our trainer Alex, and to learn more about Alexandria Pet Care with no charge, no hassle, no obligation.   We look forward to meeting you!

PRIVATE TRAINING PACKAGES

 Get help with in-your-home puppy training, dog obedience, and behavioral consulting. We work on positive and holistic techniques in private lessons with you and your dog together as you communicate, gain confidence, and reach your goals for a happy life with your pup.

Puppy Packages

Adult Dog Packages

Request private dog training or sign up for a package today

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BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING CONSULTING

Simply need some advice or observation? You can request a starter one-hour consultation & assessment visit for $130.00.  Our consultation can be a stand alone session with no further work, or you can then apply that cost toward one of the packages shown above.    Following a package, additional single sessions or refresher sessions up to 12 months later, are $120 each.  Following a consultation, single sessions are $160 each.

Request private behavior modification or a starting single consultation

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GROUP TRAINING CLASSES

 Share the training experience and terrific dog socialization in group training classes with other dog owners. We help reach your goals through positive training and fun practice games. Prepare for a happy life with your dog!

Request group class registration information

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Alex, Our Trainer and Behaviorist

We’d love for you to meet Alex Bonilla, our dog trainer and behaviorist here at Alexandria Pet Care.  He has two important industry certifications:  he’s a CPDT-KA certified dog trainer and is also an AKC-certified trainer and evaluator for their puppy and dog training programs.

Alex works with you and your dog together toward your goals for a happy life with your pup.  He uses a variety of training methods customized to fit many different kinds of dogs (and owners).  Whether you have a new puppy ready for a foundation of good habits, or a rescue new to your family, we’ll help you meet your goals for a happy life with your dog.

Alex’s training methods draw from many operant conditioning techniques to teach dogs how to handle the domestication process, to behave, and to obey — including the Humane Hierarchy model pioneered by Dr Susan Friedman, the Premack Principle, clicker techniques advanced by Karen Pryor, and Sirius Dog Training created by Dr Ian Dunbar. Drawing from all of those resources and his certification training, Alex will customize the best training techniques to suit both the owner’s and dog’s needs, strengths and training preferences.

Our approach is personalized to help you, your pet, and your household work together in harmony.  Alex works to understand your issues and wishes, then works with you on specific goals, identifies areas of miscommunication between you and your dog, and comes up with a tailored plan.

Typical work sessions include opening new lines of communication so your dog understands what is expected of them behaviorally, and so you understand precisely how to teach them those expectations in a practical and consistent way.

Certifications:

AKC: STAR/CGC/UCGC
AKC-Certified Canine Good Citizen/Urban Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
CPDT-KA
​Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed  (includes 300 hours of training experience and professional certification exam. )