Our classes are run by one personal trainer and one physically fit dog trainer. Everyone is considered a team; therefore, the class is never divided into levels. Whether it's the actual workout or basic obedience, the Thank Dog! team will always be available to personally help and guide each pair as they need it.
Joining Thank Dog! Boot Camp has been the best thing I've done for my health in years. When I started I couldn't do a single knee bend or jumping-jack without pain and got winded walking up the stairs at home. A few months later and I actually enjoy exercising, and can bound up subway escalators! Janna, our dachshund-mix, looks forward to seeing her human and canine friends at boot camp, and the exercise and stimulation do her a world of good. (Which makes it easier for me to get to class!) It's also a great bonding experience for us. I highly recommend Thank Dog! Boot Camp to anyone who wants to get in shape with the best possible workout partner, their dog! Nathan and Janna
Both dogs and owners must attend a consultation and obedience lesson before entering the program. This is to ensure that dogs and their people are familiar with their basic commands so that the workout will go smoothly (owners will be given homework to maintain training outside of bootcamp) for all participants.
In order to assure the safety of all participants, all dogs are evaluated for temperament to prevent HUMAN aggression within the class (but we do take the most unruly doggies!) If owners wish, we can provide more precise measurements in order to ensure a healthy start while also discussing future goals.
*You and your dog will learn the 9 commands required for the program. Partners receive a packet explaining all of the necessary and relevant information about the bootcamp. At this time all dogs will temperament evaluated.
**We DO evaluate and work with aggressive dogs. We WILL ALLOW them in class IF AND ONLY IF he is obeying and under control at all times (we DO NOT allow dog socialization - only people!). For safety reasons, aggressive dogs must wear a muzzle.
Saturday – 8 - 9 am
1 x week - $80 (4 classes)
2 x week - $139 (8 classes)
3 x week - $169 (12 classes)
Drop in (assuming you've completed the consultation) - $25
1 Consultation - $60
1 Consultation & 1 Class - $75
Bluemont Park (parking lot off of Wilson & Manchester)
601 N Manchester St
Arlington, VA 22203
Quincy St. Park
1021 N Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22201
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