Humane Rescue Alliance

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Private Sessions

Working one-on-one with one of the HRA’s trainers will allow you and your dog or cat to accomplish your goals more quickly because the session is custom-designed to fit your individual needs. Private sessions are also a good starting place when dealing with any type of aggression.

Private Sessions at the Training Center

HRA trainers are highly experienced, skilled, and educated in working with dogs and cats from a variety of breed and behavioral backgrounds.  We also understand that training is as much about the person as the animal. We can help you address any of the following issues including:

  • Obedience and tricks training
  • House training, litterbox issues, and good manners inside and outside the home
  • Preparation for a new baby or other life change
  • Unpleasant or unmanageable behavior toward other animals in specific situations
  • Unpleasant or unmanageable behavior toward people in specific situations
  • Dog-to-dog play problems (candidacy to be determined by the trainer)
  • Fear and shyness

Canine sessions take place at the Humane Rescue Alliance Training Center, located at 15 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC. Feline sessions are offered remotely via your computer. Sessions are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. based on trainer availability.

Discounts are available for active duty military, first responders and income qualified clients.

For more information, contact the Behavior and Training Office at [email protected] or  202-375-7744.

In-Home Private Sessions

Sometimes training works best in the comfort of your own home. Looking for the right trainer is an important decision. If you need help finding a quality trainer, HRA has partnered with several of the area's most trusted and experienced trainers. These individuals have a track record of success, using humane techniques. By registering through HRA a portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting our programs and services. 

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