Core Canine

Core Canine

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Knowledge of commands, good behavior, obedience are welcome characteristics of domestic dogs that require skill and dedication to achieve. Core Canine has a staff consisting of professional dog trainers. They’d help you understand your pet better, establish a relationship of respect, take on the challenges of instructing new commands and give general advice about dog health.

Core Canine has a user rating of 5. You can read reviews to learn what people think about this place and write down your own thoughts.

You can find Core Canine at: Alexandria, VA 22305, 3301 Mt Vernon Ave ste 100. You can call this place by dialing (571) 488—9004. For more, there is an official website:

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Reviews about Core Canine

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  • October 12, 2022, 4:11 am
    There are not enough wonderful things to say about Olivia and April at Core Canine. I completed puppy kindergarden with Olivia and was amazed at how thorough, patient, knowledgable, and dedicated she was to teaching us how to raise well behaved dogs.These ladies have infinite knowledge and go above and beyond to make each class special and impactful. The class sizes are small the we were provided with lots of equipment (ex. long leash, a bed, toys, etc.) to use during class to make the training – show
  • August 30, 2022, 7:50 pm
    My poodle did the puppy play classes for a month, which were FREE. Now she is over 4 months so we have graduated. It was a great experience with a great pet trainer — the least I could do is leave this review. Thanks Core Canine!
    • August 30, 2022, 8:02 pm
      Thank you, Charles! It was wonderful having you and Krumpet join the play dates. You’re doing a great job with her.
  • March 19, 2022, 9:40 pm
    Amazing! Great price. Great lessons. Perfect for entry puppy training or more advance work.
  • March 18, 2022, 9:00 pm
    Love Core Canine! I’m a new puppy owner and have gone to core Canine for middle school classes and puppy socials with April and signed up for at home training with Olivia and it’s been amazing! They taught Ollie how to settle, greet humans, tips on when guests come over, how to not resource guard, and so much more! I had a bad experience with another dog daycare/training facility. April and Olivia were awesome and wiped away all the fear I had. Ollie loves all the classes and the individual trai – show
  • March 16, 2022, 11:31 pm
    Olivia was amazing! Exceeded expectations in every way possible. Our dog is a high energy 1.5 year old recent rescue and we saw a major improvement in his overall obedience level.

    One of the things we loved about her class was how she goes around the room giving each dog and owner personalized feedback and attention to match their dogs unique needs. We highly recommend going to Core Canine!
  • February 22, 2022, 11:25 pm
    I highly recommend Olivia, who helped with our puppy. We are experienced dog owners but this was next level stuff she went over with me and I feel slightly guilty because our dog learned more with her in an hour and a half than we taught him since he was adopted. Great experience!
  • December 30, 2021, 7:38 pm
    April did a phenomenal job with our golden retriever! She helped us with leash training and after just one session, it completely changed how our dog walked on a leash. She was wonderful and gave us lots of helpful tips. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
  • October 2, 2021, 6:33 pm
    We really like April's classes and after graduating 'puppy kindergarten', are now in 'middle school'. While some behaviors we don't intend to use, it's still useful to learn new teaching techniques and “touch” alone was worth the relatively low cost of class.
  • July 28, 2021, 7:27 pm
    I initially reviewed Core Canine poorly because of a communication issue -- but April reached out to me and swiftly fixed the issue! She was able to fit me in her busy schedule within days of us connecting, and our first at-home visit for my 4-year-old dog, Bowser, was wonderful. I tried a lot of training on my own with internet tips, and it helped develop some skills in my pup…but nothing compares to having a trainer THERE to meet your animal, see your interactions and offer specific feedback – show
    • August 28, 2021, 8:00 am
      Hi Elora. Thank you so much for your great review! Please let me know if I can help with adorable Bowser in the future. Hope you’re well.
  • July 13, 2021, 1:37 pm
    Core Canine and April, who specifically worked with my dog, were great! I booked a few months in advance because April books up quickly. She was easy to communicate with via email and text messaging. I believe the prices are very reasonable for the area. My dog, Pepper, is leash reactive so I booked a private training session. April came to our house for the afternoon and worked with us outside around the neighborhood. She modeled for me and let me practice the training techniques so I felt comf – show
    • July 13, 2021, 1:59 pm
      Thank you so much for your kind words, Taylor! So happy to hear Pepper is improving. Keep up the great work!
  • June 15, 2021, 8:35 pm
    Highly recommend Core Canine for all of your dog training needs! Just got finished with their adult dog obedience class taught by Olivia who is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. Prices are very fair, especially for the region.
  • May 4, 2021, 5:57 pm
    We just finished the Puppy Kindergarten with our Corgi and definitely see results. Our trainer was Olivia — she is very kind, knowledgeable, and takes the time to explain things further if needed. Highly recommend getting your dog trained with Core Canine.
  • April 17, 2021, 5:42 pm
    Very good place to take dog for training
  • March 17, 2021, 3:10 am
    April is the best! My puppy and I have just completed her preschool and middle school classes and it was the best experience! You can tell right away that she takes COVID very seriously, with her super clean room and small class sizes. She was also super knowledgeable and kind. My puppy and I both learned a lot from her and throughly enjoyed going to class. I highly recommend going to Core Canine for dog training.
  • February 10, 2021, 2:03 am
    Absolutely best dog trainer around. Class sizes felt safe during COVID and everyone kept their distance and masks on. April is kind and effective. Best value for money out there. Enrolled my 4 month old in puppy kindergarten and am already keen to sign her up for the next level. Well worth your time and money.
  • December 3, 2020, 4:39 am
    Olivia (no relation to me) was incredible. She introduced a very excitable dog to down, place, touch, stay, and drop-it in a single session and had him doing all of those by the end of our time together. More importantly: she understood what our dog needed in ways that we didn't and was able to clearly communicate what we needed to do in our time together. We definitely feel like we understand him so much better now, and he's making great progress. Can't recommend her enough.
    • December 3, 2020, 5:10 am
      Thank you so much for your glowing review of Olivia! She is an amazing trainer and an asset to Core Canine.
  • November 2, 2020, 1:33 am
    My husband and I just completed the group training course with our dog and we couldn't be more thrilled! April is a fantastic trainer that equipped us with effective and useful strategies to teach our dog all the basic commands. He's learned a ton! She provides us with helpful handouts of everything learned in class and is responsive to any questions you may have. Best yet, April respects and works with each dog's comfort zone and unique personality. Our dog thoroughly enjoyed each session. Her – show
  • October 11, 2020, 4:48 am
    We just finished our first private session with April, and we couldn't be happier! Our 5 month old puppy has previously been uncomfortable with visitors in his space. Since the session was in our home, April was able to show us first hand some great strategies to help him settle down. She listened to all of our rambling about behaviors we've noticed in our puppy and agreed with what we wanted to prioritize in terms of his training; she was even able to quickly identify and work towards resolving – show
  • September 25, 2020, 2:57 am
    April is the best! We attended the 5 week puppy kindergarten class which was great for socialization and puppy manners. We have a private session scheduled in a few weeks to continue training. Would definitely recommend!
  • August 31, 2020, 7:49 pm
    My wife and I brought our puppy here and the training has gone very well, we are already planning on going to the intermediate classes.
Average rating - 5.0 based on 29 reviews and 48 ratings