An out-of-control pooch is no fun to walk, and constantly cleaning up after your destructive four-legged roommate is getting tiresome.

Fortunately for the dogs in the Potomac, Bethesda, Washington DC, Arlington, Alexandria, and surrounding areas, our two convenient locations offer a variety of training options to turn your pup into a well-behaved companion.

At Life of Riley, we only employ the most talented dog trainers who solely use positive reinforcement methods to encourage your pup to work with us, rather than cooperate out of fear. Please call us to discuss your dog’s unique training needs and to schedule an initial consultation.
dog looking at the camera on asphalt

Our Dog Training

Services and Rates

Our main training location is at our Rockville facility, but we also offer video calls for one-on-one training in other areas. Please call us to schedule a free consultation with our trainer to design a customized training program, or take advantage of one of our training packages.

Private 1-Hour Lessons

For one-on-one lessons, you can participate in a Zoom call from the comfort of your own home through both our Rockville and Adams Morgan locations, or enjoy an in-person training session at our facility in Rockville. Our private lesson rates are as follows:
One Private Lesson$70.00
Which provides a foundation for a basic behavior or obedience command.
Four Private Lessons$260.00
Which teach basic manners and limited basic obedience commands (puppy imprinting).
smiling shiba inu dog on the grass looking at his trainer in dog training at life of riley pet hotel and spa

Daycare and Train

Our Daycare and Train program lasts for five weeks, with one 4-hour session per week. The cost of the entire program is $450, and you can purchase an additional daycare package to round out your pup’s stay to a full day.

The goal of our 5-week program is to make sure your pooch is well-equipped to handle all of life’s challenges. Our program is catered to each puppy’s individual needs and will focus on a combination of supervised daycare and training sessions.

This program is available by appointment only at both our Rockville and Adams Morgan locations. The Daycare and Train program is available at Adams Morgan on Mondays and Wednesdays, while Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays cover the Rockville appointments.
Daycare and Train Package$450.00
smiling shiba inu dog on the grass looking at his trainer in dog training at life of riley pet hotel and spa
little black dog licking his face sitting on grass at life of riley hotel and spa

Scheduled Times

This program is designed for 4-hour sessions, so you would ideally drop off your puppy at a scheduled time between 8 am and 11 am and come back 4 hours later. Each 4-hour session will consist of:

1 hour of individual training.

1 hour of socialization.

1 hour of group time (provided your puppy is comfortable in a group).

30 minutes of leash training.

30 minutes of break time.

Please allow 15 to 30 minutes at pickup for our trainer to demonstrate training techniques and go over any homework assignments. A follow-up Zoom meeting can be arranged instead if your schedule does not allow for a face-to-face meeting at pickup.

The pricing does not include regular daycare, which can be added at a discounted price of $20 per day if you'd like your dog to be with us for longer than the designated 4-hour training session.

Our Daycare and Train program emphasizes socialization and obedience for dogs six months and younger. We strictly adhere to positive reinforcement methods and this program is not designed for behavior modification, such as aggression or anxiety.

For your pet to be part of our Daycare and Train program, they must be current on Rabies, Bordetella, and Distemper vaccines.

Our socialization topics include confidence building, introduction to the grooming salon, impulse control, introductions to new people and dogs, and desensitization to scary things like vacuum cleaners.

Our obedience topics include sit, stay, lay down, heel, leave it, loose-leash walking, place or mat training, crate training, and more.

Dog Training

in Rockville and Adams Morgan

If your furry pal needs a training tune-up or an obedience overhaul, our Rockville and Adams Morgan locations can help you brush up on your canine training skills. For the most talented pup in the Potomac, Bethesda, Washington DC, Arlington, Alexandria, and surrounding areas, trust in the training team at Life of Riley. Give us a call to schedule your dog’s initial training consultation.
white labrador puppy with a green collar sitting on the ground with a blurred background at life of riley hotel and spa