Humane Rescue Alliance

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Private Sessions

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.

In-Home Private Sessions

HRA has partnered with several of the area’s most trusted and highly skilled trainers to provide in-home training sessions. 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, and our trainers provide excellent instruction and support. We can help you address any of the following issues including:

  • Obedience and tricks training
  • House training, litter box 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
  • Fear and shyness

By registering through HRA a portion of the proceeds will go towards supporting our programs and services. 

Click links below for more information and to register.


Some trainers may offer discounts 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.

Humane Rescue Alliance Adopter's Only Free Complimentary Session

The HRA Behavior and Training department provides support for Humane Rescue Alliance adopters by providing one complimentary on-site training session to adopters who are experiencing unmanageable or unpleasant behaviors. Canine sessions take place at the HRA Training center located at 15 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC, and are available Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., based on trainer availability. Feline sessions take place remotely via Skype. Please contact Behavior and Training Office at [email protected] or 202-375-7744 to obtain the discount code prior to registering.



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