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The Dogborhood offers curated playgroups for dogs!    Playgroups are weekday mornings from 9-12 AM and are drop-off!  Dogs enjoy playtime with toys and treats in a fenced in yard!  Play is guided to improve behavior and obedience skills.  Groups are created based on a combination of age, size and confidence!  Each group of dogs meet weekly.

More than six years ago, I began facilitating puppy play groups at my home.  In 2018, I became a certified trainer through Animal Behavioral College.  I also passed the national CPDT-KA dog training exam in 2021.  I have spent numerous hours with expert trainers in group classes and behaviorists at the shelter.  Puppy socialization is my passion, and fortunately my 3 kids and two dogs are great assistants!

Puppy Play School
Intro Package

Daily curated playgroups based on age, size and play style.  Playgroups are 9-12 on weekday mornings.  

During the first few months at The Dogborhood, pups receive more focused attention on behavioral and obedience challenges.  Includes two consults outside of playgroup hours!

$500 (includes 10 play groups, and 2 (10 minute) behavioral or obedience consults)

Puppy Playgroup

Puppies need socialization!  Playgroups are designed to allow puppies to play and explore the world while learning its okay to be without their owner.

Owners are always given updates, photos and advice when needed!

9-12- $40 a session

Open to puppies having completed the intro package.

Behavior/Obedience Booster

As pups grow up, new challenges may arise.  

30 minutes- $50 per class

Available directly after playgroups

Private Consult

Don't know where to start with your new pup?  I can help with all the basics including crate training and biting!

Free initial phone consult

45 min in person- $150, weekdays in-person, weekends and evenings on zoom.

(Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountainview only)


Current Clients


CONTACT- Virginia (the trainer)

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