Cooperative Paws Dog Training and Behavior Consulting

Recognized as one of the Washington DC area's Best Trainers four times in each Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine.
Customized services at convenient Vienna, Virginia location since 2006.

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Puppy training, private dog training and behavior help from a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with over 20 years experience. We train pets, therapy dogs, service dogs, rally obedience and competition obedience in the Washington DC area. We were featured in the Fairfax Times and we are recommended by veterinarians, shelters and rescues.


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Puppy socialization and training for pups as young as 8 weeks at our convenient Vienna, Virginia location.

Therapy Dog Training * Service Dog Training

Puppy Training * Private Dog Training * Behavior Problems

Our Experienced Professional Dog Trainer's Credentials

Masters Degree in Education, Bachelors in Psychology

Certificate in Brain Research in Education

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Certified Dog and Cat Behavior Consultant

AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Veronica Sanchez M.Ed. CPDT-KA, CABC has served as a Vice President of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She was a guest lecturer for the ATF for law enforcement trainers of explosive detection dogs and has spoken at several conferences for professional dog trainers and behavior consultants. Veronica has been featured in Dog Fancy, Northern Virginia Dog Magazine,and books published by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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Best of Washingtonian 2015Washingtonian 2013Best of NOVA 2013Washington DC area Magazine cover - WashingtonianNorthern Virginia Magazine Cover October 08Northern Virginia MagazineNorthern Virginia Magazine 2010Washingtonian2011


Service Area

Our clients come to our convenient, Northern Virginia home office in the Town of Vienna. Our home office is located near Nutley St., just off route 66. We are right outside the City of Fairfax and approximately half an hour from the Capitol Hill area of Washington DC.

On a limited basis, we also offer consultations at clients' homes in Northern Virginia. We cover Arlington, most of Fairfax County including Annandale, Falls Church, Great Falls, McLean, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, parts of Centreville and Alexandria including Old Town Alexandria.

Washington DC and Maryland (Bethesda, Chevy Chase) residents are seen at our Vienna home office.

Not all behavioral cases can be seen at our home office, contact us to learn more.



Puppy training and socialization
Puppy housetraining
Does my dog have a behavior problem or a training problem?
Separation Anxiety
Therapy Dog training
Dog Parks
"Teenage" Dog Training
Not really a toy! Small dog challenges
Littermate Challenges
How to find a dog behavior consultant
Five tips for finding the right dog trainer

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