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 location close to Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Great Falls, McLean, Reston, Annandale and Fairfax..
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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 many times and featured in the Fairfax Times. Our private dog obedience training and behavior services are recommended by area veterinarians, shelters and rescue groups.


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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.


Training Demo Videos

Puppy Training * Private Dog Training * Behavior Problems


Our Professional Dog Trainer's Credentials

Masters Degree in Education, Bachelors Degree 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 over 20 years professional experience in dog and puppy training and behavior problem help. She also has hands on experience in competition obedience training, dog sports, service and therapy work. Veronica 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.


National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors LogoCertified Professional Dog TrainerInternational Association of Animal Behavior ConsultantsAKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) LogoAssociation of Professional Dog Trainers LogoOperation Socialization Trainer Member

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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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