Dog DayCare, Boarding and Training


Come Visit us at our  Dog DayCare, Boarding  and Training Facility just west of Blacksburg on Route 460 (8889 Virginia Avenue, Newport)

540 544 WOOF (9663)

BASIC MANNERS 1 -- Open to dogs and puppies 11 weeks and older at the start of class (puppies must have had their second round of Distemper (DHP) vaccinations by the start of class).

The owners will learn:

  • clicker training basics
  • management techniques
  • tools to build a strong relationship of mutual respect with our canine companions
  • important socialization information

Together we will teach the dogs:

  • hand targeting
  • "sit," "down," "stay"
  • techniques to establish a reliable "come" command
  • "leave it," “drop it”
  • stop jumping on people
  • loose leash walking

7 Weeks -- $80 payable the first night of class to the instructor, Stephanie Wilcke.  Classes will be held on Monday nights at 6:15PM and/or Sunday evenings at 5PM at Flying Fur.

Monday classes will begin March 26th, and Sunday  March 25th. Summer classes will begin June 10th and June 11th.


BASIC MANNERS 2 -- Open to dogs and puppies 16 weeks and older at the start of class.  This class is intended for those dog/owner teams that have already mastered “sit,” “down,” “stay” for short durations and short distances and have moderate leash control.  This class does not address socialization for the dogs.  We will build on the skills you and your dog learned in Basic Manners 1 and begin to add more distractions.

In this class, we will focus on:

  • improving leash walking
  • increasing distractions during “stay”
  • building a reliable “come” in different environments
  • strengthening various aspects of our friendly greetings

7 Weeks -- $80 payable the first night of class to the instructor, Stephanie Wilcke.  This class will be held on Monday nights at 7:30PM, at Flying Fur, beginning  March 26th.  Summer class will start June 11th.

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PRIVATE TRAINING – Do neither of those options fit your needs?  Our trainer, Stephanie O’Connell Wilcke, offers private, in-home training for just $50 per hour-long session (student discount and packages for multiple sessions are available).  These sessions can address any training issues or behavioral concerns including problems such as leash reactivity, separation anxiety, fearfulness, etc.  Stephanie teaches clicker training and uses the latest science of positive reinforcement. We will never use choke chains, prong collars, shock collars, electronic collars and other devices that may hurt your dog.  Stephanie is independently insured and CPDT-KA certified.  CCPDT is the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession worldwide.

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