TRAINING PACKAGES
BUCK’S VIRGINIA HAS THE RIGHT TRAINING OPTION FOR YOUR DOG
BUCK'S VIRGINIA HAS EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR:
  • Service Dog Training
  • Basic Obedience
  • Anxiety Rehabilitation
  • Therapy Dog or Canine
  • Good Citizen Training

plus..

  • Boarding
  • Recreation
  • Play Days
  • Doggy Sleep-away Camp
  • Special Events
 

Dogs love to run on our 18 landscaped acres!

  • Walking Trails
  • Frisbee Field 
  • Nosework
  • Agility and Games yard
  • and a HUGE saltwater swimming pool!
 
*Our pricing ranges from $350 for private sessions to $8,000 for service dog training*

Buck’s Virginia is located in Newsoms, VA

1-1/2 hours outside of Richmond and Virginia Beach,

2 hours from Raleigh, NC 

 

Questions? Contact us by phone, text or email

(516) 606-4171

Stephanie@BucksDogTraining.com

Board and Trains
Puppy 2-Week Board & Train
Cute as puppies are, they can be challenging! We’ll handle the potty training, teach your puppy manners and impulse control, and socialize him or her with other dogs.
We’ll also provide a great obedience foundation with the 8 basic commands every dog should know: Come, Sit, Down, Heel and Out ( “leave it”), Off and Place.
This 2-week Board & Train package gets you and your puppy off to a great start.
TRANSFORMATIONAL 2-Week Board & Train
Want your dog to be a rock star at obedience? This 2-week Board & Train package teaches the 8 basic commands and more!
Your dog will learn Come, Sit, Down, Heel, Place, Off, Out/Leave it, and Drop It … with extended distance, duration and distraction.
In addition, we’ll teach Off-Leash Heel, Off-Leash Recall, Good Public Behavior, Dog-to-Dog Manners, and any behavior YOU want: ringing a bell to go outside, or sitting pretty when guests come over!
To make sure your dog retains what s/he learns, up to 5 “refreshers” are included after your dog goes home.
FOUNDATIONAL 1-Week Board & Train
Don’t have time to train your dog? We’ll do it for you!  This one-week Board & Train package guarantees your dog will master 8 essential commands: Come, Sit, Down, Heel, Place, Off, Out/Leave it, and Drop it.
To make sure your dog retains what s/he learns, up to 2 “refreshers” are included after your dog goes home.
Aggression / Behavior Modification Separation Anxiety 3-Week Board & Train
This 3-week Board and Train package is  a behavior modification intensive for dogs who are aggressive/reactive to other dogs or humans.
The program starts with the 8 basic obedience skills (Come, Sit, Down, Heel, Off, Out/Leave it, Drop it, and Place). Dogs are closely observed to reveal their individual triggers and patterns. Over the 3-week training period, the dog is guided to exchange his or her negative thinking patterns and behavior to become more cooperative, responsive, gentle and self-controlled.
Using a combination of praise, rewards, correction and practice, dogs are shown that making better decisions leads to a more harmonious relationship with its owner, and a happier life overall. 
Although 3 weeks is the most common length for this program, more time may be required depending on the individual dog’s issues. Each additional week will be priced on a case by case basis.

Service Dog Training

At Bucks Virginia, one of our specialities is Service Dog training! We work with dogs and their humans to develop service packages customized to meet individual needs.
Our trainers have taught dogs to assist veterans, trauma survivors, people with PTSD, kids with special needs, the elderly, physically or mentally disabled people, first responders, and more. 
Per ADA guidelines, once a dog completes the mandatory 4-week Service program, he or she must then pass the Service Dog test. An official Service Dog certificate will be awarded. 
The dog is then free to accompany its owner anywhere, indoors or out, within the U.S. 

 

 
Lesson Packages
Foundational Training at our location
This 5 -lesson package is for dogs of any age. It consists of five private lessons at our facility in Newsoms, VA. We will cover the 8 basic commands (Come, Sit, Down, Heel, Off, Out/Leave it, Drop it and Place).
At the owners’ request we will also familiarize the dog with positive behaviors like taking treats gently and waiting for a command to go through a doorway or get into/out of the car.
Because we want every dog we train to love the experience, each lesson will end with a walk or play session on our grounds.
Puppy FOUNDATIONAL TRAINING,
at our place or yours
This 4-lesson package consists of one-on-one training that includes you, your puppy and one of our trainers for up to one hour per session. We will cover basic commands and answer any questions you may have about potty training, feeding, socialization, breed-specific tendencies and more.
Puppy lessons may take place at our facility in Newsoms, VA or at your home (within a 25-mile radius).
Because we want every dog we train to love the experience, each lesson that takes place at our facility will include a walk or play session on our grounds.
Foundational Training in OWNER'S HOME
This 5 -lesson package is for dogs of any age. It consists of five private lessons  at your home (within a 25-mile radius of Newsoms, VA). 
We will cover the 8 basic commands (Come, Sit, Down, Heel, Off, Out/Leave it, Drop it and Place).
We will also assist the owner with any issues the dog is having in the home — barking at windows, counter-surfing,  jumping on furniture, etc.
Each lesson will end with a play session in your home or a walk around your neighborhood.
TransformatioNal Training In Owner's home
This 10-lesson package is for dogs of any age. It consists of 10 private lessons at the owner’s home.
We start with the 8 basic commands (Come, Sit, Down, Heel, Off, Out/Leave it, Drop it and Place). After the dog masters all skills, we will add what we call “the 3 training D’s”: Distance, Duration and Distraction.
From there we’ll progress to more advanced skills, like off-leash heel and off-leash recall. We can also address issues dogs may be having in the home, such as counter-surfing or excessive barking.
Skills like waiting for a command to go through a doorway, and getting into/out of a car safely, can also be addressed in home-based lessons.
Owners may also request trick training  like bow, speak, sit pretty, center, and more, as well as tasks and behaviors specific to the home. 
Transformational Training at our location
This 10-lesson package is for dogs of any age. It consists of 10 private lessons at our facility in Newsoms, VA.
We start with the 8 basic commands (Come, Sit, Down, Heel, Off, Out/Leave it, Drop it and Place). The dog will master all skills along with the 3 training ‘D’s”: Distance, Duration and Distraction.
From there we’ll progress to advanced skills, like off-leash heel and off-leash recall. At the owner’s request, we will help dogs gain skills like good manners in public settings, waiting to go through a doorway, and getting into/out of a car safely.
Owners may also request trick training  like bow, speak, sit pretty, center, and more.
 
 

Anxiety Rehabilitation & Socialization

Anxiety rehabilitation is another of our staff specialities at Buck’s Virginia. We have successfully trained dogs who exhibit debilitating fear due to prior abuse or trauma, or simply free-floating anxiety without a known cause.
Basic obedience training (or a refresher, if training has been completed), helps dogs know exactly what is expected of them. Strong leadership is a major factor in helping dogs become less afraid or anxious.
Fearful dogs also thrive when presented with challenges they learn to succeed at. Whatever your dog’s specific triggers — men, other dogs, going into a crate, being harshly corrected, etc. — they will be calmly and compassionately addressed by our training staff.
Guiding a dog through the process of overcoming its fears helps them become more secure, happier and more confident throughout their lives.  
Transformational Training in Trainer's location
10 private one-on-one training sessions in our facility or location of our choosing. Commands learned will be come, sit, place, down, heel, and help to stop unwanted behavior like jumping, counter surfing, nipping, etc. We will also work on getting obedience from a distance, trying to get your dog off-leash if safe and even some trick training or other advanced commands like through, touch, focus, bow, weave, crawl, play dead, sit pretty, etc.
Basic In-Home Lessons
Five (5) customized individual lessons utilizing a balance of positive and aversive reinforcement. We train the obedience in the commands: “Come,” “Sit,” “Down,” “Heel,” “Stand,” “Place,” “Off,” “Leave it,” “Drop it,” Distance “Sit” and “Down” as well as hand signals and some tricks. If safe, we work towards off-leash training as well. This is all done in the comfort of your home and allows the trainer to address any behavioral issues experienced in the home.

Dog-to-Dog Socialization Sessions

Many dogs express fear or aggression in the company (or even just the vicinity) of other dogs. This may be because dogs have had negative experiences in the past with other dogs, like fighting. It may have to do with protecting a person or territory. Sometimes it goes all the way back to puppyhood, especially if a dog was the runt in its litter.
Whatever the cause, dogs can be trained to get along with other dogs, either by following a command or by choice. Dogs are pack animals who, with rare exceptions, need the company of other dogs. Dogs who exhibit aggression toward other dogs may actually be expressing loneliness!
We bring dogs together safely and help them learn, or remember, how much fun dogs can have with other dogs. We utilize all the recreational advantages of our 18-acre property so dogs can romp and play together.
Under our supervision, dogs make friends, gain confidence and ultimately overcome their fear or aversion to other dogs. 

 

MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR DOG through Buck's Virginia
AKC Canine Good Citizen Training and Certification at our place or yours
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) training is a nationally-recognized program that teaches dogs excellent manners and public conduct. Completion of your dog’s 5-lesson training course is rewarded with an official AKC certification.
Find out more about the CGC program
Canine Wellness
Massage Therapy & Reiki
Give your dog the gift of tranquility and healing with our on-site Canine Wellness program.
We offer massage therapy, specialized for canine anatomy, to soothe muscles, alleviate stress, and promote overall well-being.
Reiki, an ancient Japanese healing treatment, enhances your dog’s physical and emotional balance through calming energy work.
Our certified Massage Therapist and Reiki master offers gentle and rejuvination to dogs who train hard and play hard at Buck’s Virginia.
Consultation Bookings
15 Minute Phone Call
An experienced trainer can learn a lot about you and your dog in just 15 minutes. This free phone consultation helps us learn what your dog needs, and the goals you’d like see him or her reach with our help. 
Invest a few minutes with us … it’s free! 
Free
In-Person EVALUATION
This is your opportunity to meet in person with one of our top-notch trainers, and get insight into just what’s going on with your dog. 
Our personalized approach to training starts with this one-on-one meeting, at our place or yours. We want to hear what’s happening with your dog and you.
In this free 1/2 hour consultation, we’ll demonstrate techniques that have worked with other dogs, describe our strategies and share our stories with you. Whatever’s happening with your dog, we’ve seen it before!
Buck’s unique balanced approach to training may be just what you’ve been looking for.
Free