Our Mission & What We Offer


All classes are held at our
Dog Training School
4120 S. Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington VA 22206

Call the Dog Training School at 703-229-4960
or email our Training Director trainer@furgetmenot.com


Our specialty is getting adopted rescues off to a good start and developing well-mannered family dogs.

Fur-Get Me Not is committed to teaching people how to train their dogs using positive training methods based in science, with a focus on learning theory and animal behavior.

We are on the forefront of the latest information pertaining to positive dog training. Our goal is to teach people in a fun and inspiring way how to motivate their dogs to perform wanted behaviors. Our teaching involves no force or coercion. All lead trainers are Certified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDT). This is to ensure students are guided by committed and skilled professionals that have been independently tested on their knowledge and skills through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, the first independent certification program. Learn more on why you should choose a CPDT-KA or CPDT-KSA when seeking professional training advice.

While classes are always led by Certified trainers, we also have aspiring positive dog trainers in the role of assistants and apprentices contributing to student support in the classroom. We are mentors for aspiring dog trainers and have an active Fur-Get Me Not apprentice program.

Many Training Options

We offer puppy and group classes via a teaching structure called Levels Training. This allows each student to attend class at an individual pace as the same classes are offered a couple of times a week and gives ultimate flexibility to attend at different days or multiple times each week if so desired. We also offer a 6 week Basic Manners class on Friday mornings if you are unable to attend group classes at night or on weekends.

We offer Puppy Socials for dogs less than 6 months old. Socials provide an opportunity for dogs to play and socialize in a positive learning environment.

We offer Canine Good Citizen tests several times a year.

We offer workshops. These are one or two sessions that are ideal for the student that has one particular behavior they want to focus on and/or gain more knowledge about a specific topic.  These workshops are designed for you to bring your dogs so we may provide hands-on assistance during the exercises.

We offer specialty classes. Our specialty classes are designed for dog owners that are looking for something different to do with their dogs, or have a particular training need they seek to address.  These classes assume your dog is already demonstrating basic obedience.

We offer private training options in your home or at our facility at a reduced rate. We can assist you with anything from general obedience training sessions to targeting specific behavior problems. Please see our website for package options and more information. We will be happy to work with clients who have specific requests as well.

We get involved in community events to promote positive dog training and responsible ownership.  Our events also help raise money for rescue groups dedicated to helping dogs in need as we strive to see all dogs thrive in our community.