Cooperative Paws Dog Training and Behavior Consulting
Private dog obedience training, puppy training and behavior consultations for Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. Convenient Vienna home office. In home appointments for Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Great Falls, McLean, Reston, Annandale and Fairfax also occasionally available.
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Our Certified Professional Dog Trainer offers puppy training and private training and behavior help. We have been recognized as one of the Washington DC area's best dog trainers in Washingtonian and Northern Virginia Magazine and featured in the Fairfax Times. Our private dog obedience training and behavior services are veterinarian recommended.

Our dog trainer and her mixed breed dog.Video demonstrations of our training.

Collie puppy

Puppy training is available for dogs as young as 8 weeks. Veronica is on the faculty of Operation Socialization, an organization that focuses on the needs of young puppies.

smooth collie with an obedience dumbbell jumping

We have owned dogs from various backgrounds, including dogs adopted from rescue groups and Washington DC area shelters. We offer advanced dog obedience training and address behavior problems.

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Operation Socialization Trainer Member

Puppy Training * Private Dog Training * Behavior Problems * Distance Consults

Our Professional Dog Trainer's Credentials Include

  • Masters Degree in Education, Bachelors Degree in Psychology
  • Certificate in Brain Research in Education
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • Certified Dog and Cat Behavior Consultant
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Veronica Sanchez M.Ed. CPDT-KA, CABC has over 19 years experience in dog and puppy training, dog behavior problem help, competition obedience training, dog sports, service and therapy work. She has served as a Vice President of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Veronica has been featured in Dog Fancy, Northern Virginia Dog Magazine,and several books published by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She has been a speaker at several national conferences for dog trainers and behavior consultants and was a guest lecturer for the ATF for law enforcement trainers of explosive detection dogs.

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    Service Area

    Sessions are offered at our convenient, Northern Virginia home office in the Town of Vienna. Our home office is located near Nutley St., convenient from route 66. We are just 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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