Dog Training

Sit. Stay. Good Dog!

At OTPR, we offer a variety of dog training programs built to fit our clients’ needs and lifestyles.

Whether you prefer Stay and Train, Private Lessons, or have a specific training need, we can build a training plan that is best for you and your dog.

At OTPR, we believe that dogs (like people) are best able to learn and develop if provided consistent, balanced teaching methods free of fear. With our training approach, dogs develop a love of learning. At all times, your dog’s safety, well-being, and overall happiness are top priority.

Meet Our Trainers

Meagan joins the OTPR team with her dog Bruce after moving here from California. For as long as she can remember, Meagan has been gaining experience caring for injured dogs and neonatal pups with her family. These experiences inspired her to start working professionally in pet care in 2017. After graduating in 2020 with a B.S. in Environmental, Earth and Soil Science, Meagan pursued dog training and behavoir as a full-time career.

With a holistic approach to dog training, Meagan’s goal is to provide your family with enriched bonding, increased happiness and cohesiveness. By focusing on how we communicate with our dogs, Meagan hopes to help you achieve your goals by providing knowledge and support creating a unique and attainable training plan.

While studying Psychology at George Mason University, he pursued a focus on canine behavior, learning, and all forms of reinforcement. Alexander has always had a passion for dogs and learning starting from a young age. Alexander has had the pleasure of learning from three mentors, each with unique styles allowing for him to have a well-rounded approach to any problem with a focus on basic obedience, over-excitement, and leash aggression.
Alexander has worked in both the Springfield and North Bethesda training programs and is a key part of our Olde Towne Pet Resort family. No matter what your pet’s needs may be, Alexander can Taylor-Make specific training best suited for your dog.

Michael is a certified professional dog trainer with extensive experience working with shelter animals and helping to create manageable household behaviors. Michael most recently worked at Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital. While at Greenbriar Michael was able to apprentice under the tutelage of Renee Nappier and Caroline Shedd. He was able to gain expertise with training dogs towards titles in competitive obedience and other dog sports.

Michael and his wife have three dogs, Raja, Maui, and Zulu. Upon adoption Maui was incredibly fearful and under socialized, however Michael was able to work through those hang ups quickly and build his confidence to the point where was able to obtain his first obedience title through the UKC. Raja, an Akita mix, was an incredible escape artist from the beginning. Michael quickly realized through consistent communication and Raja’s love for food they were able to tackle and achieve many things from there.

Private Training

The first step required for all private training programs is to meet with our training specialist to develop an individualized training plan to reach your goals.

Consultations are $30 for 30 minutes.  If you book a service the same day of your consultation, your consultation fee will be applied to your first training service.

This intensive, one-on-one, board and train service with our training specialist produces professional training results with your dog. From arrival to departure, your dog’s entire experience is personalized to fit your dog’s focused training goals. We work with you (and your dog) to design an individual training plan, identifying priorities the canine skills for your dog to acquire.

We provide methodical training to accomplish the desired goals, to build his/her confidence while learning new skills and mastering tasks. We track the learning experience, training and results, developing skills that will set your dog up for continued success. This custom, service includes a Stay-n- Train Review Session and a follow-up consultation to support your dog’s training behaviors at home.

Services Included in Stay & Train Package:

  • Thirty Minute Consultation
  • Daily Training Sessions
  • Departure Session
  • Follow-Up Session

$1000: 1-week stay (plus boarding fees)*

$1750: 2-week stay (plus boarding fees)*

Individual lessons are an excellent choice for pet parents looking for customized instruction with their dog from your training specialist. Individual lessons can benefit every dog! Lessons are especially valuable to prepare a young, timid or reactive dogs with foundational skills to join a group class with less stress and frustration for both the you and our canine partner. Our professional trainers can help you and your dog establish training practices to establish cooperative, canine tasks and reliable results.

Individualized dog training is more than dog obedience, it can also help your dog to live well- we attend to your dog’s well-being! We can help your dog with emotional issues like fear, aggression, frustration and/or
anxiety. If your dog has behaviors that have a significant impact
on his/her daily life and contribute to chronic stress levels in your home life- training may help! Thoughtful, positive, individual training can assist your dog to relax and enjoy more of life!

Ask your OTPR Training Specialist for further information.

Individual lessons – $150 (1 hour)

3 pack – $425 (Save $25)

5 pack – $700 (Save $50)

Contact Our Trainers