Wonder if we really can help your dog become the dog you’ve always wanted? Read this:
Need directions to our facility? There’s a map on the home page, and here are the directions to our Virginia Beach location:
404 Investors Place, (once there, go to Suite 103)Coming from 264, take EXIT 17 A, the Independence/Princess Anne exit going toward Princess Anne. If the traffic is exceptionally light, you may be able to cut across the lanes in time to turn left at the Starbucks; otherwise, go past and make a U-turn. Then, you’ll be on Independence Boulevard, going toward Town Center, and you’ll turn right onto Investors Place, at the Starbucks (there’s a Golden Corral nearby as well). Then drive toward the big IBC sign (which also has a map) and, as you are facing it, make a right turn. Immediately turn left, into the parking lot for a strip of offices: ours is 404, at the end on the right. P.A.W.S. (Pet Alternative Wellness Solutions) occupies suites 101 and 102; Playful Pups is in suite 103, so enter through that door.
For a list of prices and start dates, download this page:
August SCHEDULE OF UPCOMING CLASSES
If you would like to ENROLL in a class, send your request to
You will be told immediately if there is space available, in which case you will be enrolled. Then, right before the class is set to start, you will be contacted again with instructions to bring three things with you the first night of your class; a copy of your dog’s shot records, a filled out Playful Pups class registration form, and your class fee.
You may download a registration form here:
2018 Agility, Obedience, Rally and Barn Hunt Trials and Run-Throughs:
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These are all being held at Merrimac Dog Training facility, in Hampton…just five minutes from the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.
Helpful Dog Training Information
Click here to see learn about clicker training and how to use a variety of rewards
To understand why we use the “problem solving” method to train your dog, click here.
Wondering why we do not want you to be the “alpha” with your dog? Click here.
Additional useful links…
Planning a trip with your pet this summer? Here are some helpful tips and more links about traveling with your dog: https://www.titleproloans.com/resources/pets-and-car-travel-safety/
Confused about the “front-clip harness” we urge you to use when training loose-leash walking? Go to this site for a comparison of allthe different types of “no-pull” equipment. http://www.petexpertise.com/dog-training-article-comparison-of-no-pull-dog-training-aids.html
Need a great place to board your dog? Or just need to let him enjoy to company of other compatible dogs and well-qualified humans, who will oversee their playtime romps? Then contact Fur’st Choice Doggy Day Care, in Virginia Beach! www.furstchoicedoggydaycare.com
Did your dog pull a muscle? Is he feeling the stiffening effects of old age? Is he recovering from surgery? Then consider finding out what the veterinary professionals at P.A.W.S (Pet Alternative Wellness Solutions) can do for you! www.pawsforrehab.com
Okay, you don’t need any help with YOUR dog. Then how about helping some of the hundreds of abandoned and abused dogs being housed at Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center? Friends of VBAC&AC is a volunteer organization which can use your help, either in the kennel working directly with the cats and dogs, or as a fundraiser. www.beachpetpals.org