Our Certified Professional Dog Trainer offers private dog obedience training and behavior consultations at our convenient Northern Virginia home office in the Town of Vienna. We also offer some sessions at clients' homes in our service area.
While our trainer works with clients' pups and dogs directly in training sessions, our focus is on teaching owners how to train their own dogs and puppies. We work directly with both the dog and the owner in all lessons.
Uniquely, our private puppy training includes practice teaching your pup to pay attention to you around other dogs, exposure to safe, low height agility obstacles and other confidence building socialization experiences. See additional details on our puppy training services.
Dog Obedience Training
Dogs of any age can learn new behaviors, our canine students have been as old as 13 years old.
Have just a few questions about your dog's behavior? Want some guidance on choosing the right dog for your family? Are you out of our service area or need some information quickly? A phone consultation might be the perfect match.
Our trainer uses contemporary, science based techniques that are adapted to each pet and owner's needs. She shows dog owners how to train new behaviors using positive reinforcement by using treats, toys and other things the dog enjoys. These are the same techniques recommended by the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior.
Veronica also emphasizes educating owners on non-confrontational ways to establish a healthy, leadership relationship with their pet and how to create a home environment that is conducive to a calm, happy pet.
Most training services are provided at our home office, conveniently located in the Town of Vienna, in Northern Virginia. We are close to the Nutley Street, Route 66 exit and the Vienna metro (just outside the City of Fairfax).
We also offer consultations at client's homes on a limited basis.
Northern Virginia - we offer in-home consults in Arlington, most of Fairfax County including Annandale, Chantilly, Falls Church, Great Falls, McLean, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, parts of Centreville and Alexandria including Old Town Alexandria.
Washington DC - Maryland (Bethesda, Chevy Chase) - we see DC and Maryland residents at our Vienna home office. In many cases, appointments at our home office offer unique advantages including the opportunity for client's dogs to practice around other dogs.