Professional Dog Training

The dog training professionals at Alpha Pet Resort can’t wait to help you and your dog find greater bonds and understanding than ever. We do this with customized training programs built on positive, proven techniques that appeal to your dog’s natural motivations and make training a fun, meaningful experience for everyone involved.

FREE Training Evaluation! ($79 Value!)

Get to know us and find out how we can help your dog. Meet with a member of our team for FREE!

Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers.

Professional Dog Training in Culpeper, VA

Some pet parents feel like they can only dream of a dog who doesn’t jump on guests, pull on the leash, or run away when they’re called. At Alpha Pet Resort, these dreams are reality. We train our four-legged students with proven, positive-based methods. Our team of experts use dog-friendly techniques perfected by years of experience and understanding of canine behavior. Because every dog is different, we develop custom programs based on your dog’s breed and specific goals.

Dog Training Programs

Every dog has unique needs and desires—there is no effective “one size fits all” approach to training. All of our programs are based on results-driven techniques, and we offer a variety of options to suit your preferences.

Stay & Train

Let our training experts help your dog learn importance obedience skills and good manners while he or she enjoys a stay with us! This is the perfect option if you’re going out of town or on a business trip and want to return to a well-behaved pup.

  • Multiple daily training sessions customized for your pet
  • Comfortable private room with bedding and soft music
  • Daily activities and playtime with the group or with one-on-one with a staff member
  • Take-home resources and exercises, reference materials, and ongoing coaching
  • Private departure lessons with you and your family



Puppy Training

Dogs are most impressionable in the first several months of their life. This is the ideal time to begin training and developing the skills your dog needs to flourish in their adulthood. Alpha Pet Resort’s puppy training curriculum is designed to create a strong foundation for your puppy.

  • Introduction to important obedience cues
  • Development of a healthy routine including potty breaks and playtimes
  • Focus on social skills with people and other puppies
  • Take-home materials for pet parents specific to puppy training

Dog Training FAQs

What vaccinations are required for training?

To keep our guests safe and healthy, we require all dogs to be up to date on their vaccinations for rabies, distemper combo, and Bordetella. The Canine Influenza vaccination is strongly recommended.

How do I book my training evaluation?

Call us at (540) 825-1247 to speak with one of our team members and get your training evaluation booked.

What happens during the training evaluation?

You’ll meet one-on-one with a member of our professional training team to discuss your goals, challenges, and experiences. We’ll explain our processes, tell you about our programs and facility, and help determine the best training approach for your situation. This meeting is also the first step in developing your pet’s customized training program.

What can you teach my dog?

Our trainers specialize in helping your dog become the best family member possible. We do this by training the most important obedience cues, such as sit, stay, come when called, and leave it, among others. We also work on leash skills, social skills, and home manners.

Can you work on a specific goal with my dog?

We’ve worked with dogs of all breeds, ages, and challenges, so we may be able to help with a particular challenge. When you come in for your free training evaluation, we’ll discuss how we can help.

What will my dog learn at Alpha Pet Resort?

Our training team specializes in turning your family pet into the best member of the household they can be. Obedience training, home manners, social skills, and behavior modification are part of any of our training programs. We’re happy to work on other or more specific goals you may have, which we can discuss further with you during your training evaluation.

How many days of Stay & Train should I book?

Stay & Train and Play & Train are most beneficial when your dog is able to attend for multiple consecutive days. For this reason, we offer 5-, 10-, and 15-day packages, but you can add or subtract any number of days you like. Ultimately, the more time your pup has with our trainers, the better the results.

Is my dog too old to benefit from training?

No! The “can’t teach an old dog” concept is a myth. Dogs of any age can pick up new skills with the right combination of patience and consistency. While it’s much easier to establish skills and habits in puppies, dogs of any age are capable of being trained.

FREE Training Evaluation! ($79 Value!)

Get to know us and find out how we can help your dog. Meet with a member of our team for FREE!

Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers.