Northern Virginia Dog Training

NOVA's #1 Dog Training Experts

Ready To Take Full Control Of Your Dog?

Do you want your dog to be well-behaved and a model 4-legged citizen? If you love your furry friend but you are sick and tired of finding your shoes chewed or your cushions ripped off, bring it to Ridgeside K9 in Northern Virginia. Whatever your requirements may be, we can meet them in a timely manner. From puppy training to top-level competition dogs, we put equal effort, heart, and soul into working with your best friend. 

Our dog training programs help address everything from stubborn puppies with no manners to adult dogs with behavior issues. Take the first step by scheduling a time to talk with us. Together, we will make a plan for the best way to achieve your dog training goals!

Are you a dog owner in the DC Metro Area who could use some pointers when it comes to your canine companion?

Our Dog Training Programs

Whether you have a new puppy or want to teach your adult dog more useful behaviors, our dog training team in Northern Virginia can help. With a variety of programs for dogs of all ages and dispositions, we can help your pet acquire desirable behaviors and let go of undesirable ones. Our training packages include board-and-train basic obedience as well as advanced dog training for both dogs and owners.

Our Mission

At Ridgeside K9, our goal is to give you, the dog owner, the tools that you need to succeed with your unique, individual dog. We do our best to evaluate you and your dog for any communication issues and tailor a training program based on the needs of both you and your dog. We give you strategies to effectively communicate with your dog so you can achieve the desired behavioral results after training is complete.

If you’re ready to have a well-behaved, obedient, and happy dog, call us at 571-271-5595 or follow the link below to fill out our contact form. We’re excited to show you what your dog can achieve!

#1 Dog Training in Northern VA, Washington DC, Alexandria

Unleash Your Dog's Full Potential at Ridgeside K9

Ridgeside K9 brings realism to the pet dog training world that is unmatched in the industry. Prior to coming to Ridgeside K9 as a location owner or trainer, individuals must already be heavily established in the dog training world with hundreds of dogs under their belt. Ridgeside K9 employs numerous active and retired police K9 trainers and military veterans that now specialize in obedience and control on household pets. Ridgeside K9 believes there is no “one size fits all” approach to dog training. Each dog and owner are evaluated for issues and their personal goals. Every training package is customized to meet your goals and your dog’s training threshold. We use a mix of marker training, free shaping, classical, and operant conditioning to establish real-world, measurable and reliable obedience, and control. We always push for clarity of task and understanding, communication is the key to success. Showing both dog and owner a new way!

Ridgeside K9 Dog Training Customer's Love Us ...

Trusted, Professional, 5-Star Rated!

Aaron Assadoghli
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As a new comer to the Morehead/ New Bern area I first adopted my dog without having the slightest clue as to how to train her. I went to several other dog trainers in an attempt to learn how to safely and effectively get her to be calm around other animals and people out in public. But unfortunately their methods were not cutting it. Will, Taylor, and the Ridgeside K9 team has superseded all my expectations when I first entered my dog in for the off leash B&T. Not only Is she calm but she can finally be trusted off leash without strict supervision. The Ridgeside K9 team was very helpful and extremely professional when they were training me. And I will definitely come back for all my dog training needs. I cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work and would highly recommend!!
Sasha Gottlieb
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Sending my dog to Ridgeside K9 was the best decision I made all year! Before the board and train, Walter was a bundle of energy who had no ability to self-calm. Every time we’d leave him, he would work himself up into a panic and bark non-stop. Since his board and train he’s a changed man! Not only is he obedient, but he is noticeably calmer and more relaxed both alone and with us. I can’t speak highly enough about the quality of training we experienced! All of the team was very responsive, supportive, and always willing to answer questions. I will 100% send all of my future dogs their way. Thanks so much!
Elizabeth Pace
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I brought my dog (Apollo) to Ridgeside K9 and it was honestly the best decision I've made. Before Ridgeside Apollo was very disobedient, would only listen on his terms, he would pull on-leash and off-leash he would try to run away. Now he is a totally different dog. Apollo listens when I give a command and he is so well trained he can be off-leash without me worrying he will take off. They also taught me the proper way to handle Apollo. The freedom he and I have now is absolutely amazing and we can go so many more places. Words can not describe how happy I am with Ridgeside K9. I would recommend them to anyone with a dog, they are the best!

Train Dogs, Teach Humans, Build Bonds

We Offer Lifetime support

Here at Ridgeside K9, we help make dogs OBEDIENT, CONFIDENT, and ENJOYABLE to live with. But most importantly, we give YOU as the owner the skills to maintain results and effectively communicate with your dog. Not only will we train your dog, but we will train you too!

Serving All Northern Virginia, and surrounding areas. Including these cities: 

Fairfax – Fairfax City – Arlington – Alexandria – Sterling – Great Falls – McLean – Tyson’s Corner – Bristow – Gainesville – Centreville – Chantilly – Manassas – Manassas Park – Woodbridge – Lorton – Springfield – Burke – Occoquan – Clifton – Fairfax Station – Lake Ridge – Falls Church – Merrifield – Reston – Vienna – Herndon – Oakton – Ashburn – Leesburg – Dale City


If you are located in Northern Virginia and are looking to get your dog professionally trained complete the form below for a free consultation. Serious inquires only please. Due to popular demand our schedule fills fast. 

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