Welcome to Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon was founded to meet the socialization and training needs for the dogs of Northern Virginia. We provide supervised play and quality dog training using balanced behavioral techniques for the special canines in your life. Stop by and browse our boutique that’s overflowing with goodies for dogs and dog lovers. Please feel free to drop in and visit, with or without your dog, at any time.
We don’t pull a training package off the shelf for our group classes and train from the book. Our trainers “read” the class skill level and needs of the owners and their dogs and train the class based on who is in it. We feel this training has a much better end result and produces graduates who are equipped to handle their pets.
Our approach to daycare is much the same. We decide which dog will match up best with another dog or dogs and let them spend the day playing and having fun with other pets like them. They spend the day in small groups, which produces a wonderful experience for the pet.
We offer excellent group class training including puppy kindergarten, basic obedience, intermediate obedience, advanced obedience and canine good citizen prep class. Private lessons offered here at our facility. An intensive two-week drop-off training boot camp is also carried out. Our retail selection is also one that has come from expressed needs from the community. We offer a diverse selection of unique pet items including premium brand dog foods, pet boutique, in-house dog treat bakery and more. We offer several high end dog and cat foods as a result from requests from our customers.
Because we are a small business, we have the flexibility to listen to our customers and respond quickly to their specific needs. We are a one-stop-shop for pet owners. They can come in for a private training session after their dog has been in daycare for the day and after the session, pick up a neat collar and lead, high end nutritional food and a gourmet treat made from our on-site bakery.
We also offer quality training provided by experienced trainers. We are equipped to handle most scenarios that owners throw at us. We can usually offer the owners the skills that they need to have in order to get their dog to do what is needed to be a good family member. If we cannot help (and those incidents are few and far between), we refer the customers out to someone who can deal with that particular behavior.
We serve Loudoun County, Virginia and the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at 703-779-1333.
“One of the best places around. Our dog loves it there.”Chris Jones
“Great staff, great environment! Highly recommend!”Jamie Kash Kohler
“Great place! Love the training instructors!”Joanna Vasconi
“Great group of people and amazing instructors!!!”Claudia Barrio