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  • Pender Vet

    (6 reviews)

    Pender Vet provides dog training classes to the public in Fairfax, VA near Fair Oaks Mall by West Ox Road and Route 50.

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  • Loudoun K9

    (2 reviews)

    We offer a wide range of dog obedience training with behavior modification. Some examples are- aggression, fear, anxiety, basic obedience, off-leash, tricks, agility, CGC prep, and e-collar.

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  • Michelle Jackson, Dog Trainer

    (2 reviews)

    Every dog has his or her own personality and behaviors. Some are shy, some are full of themselves, some are energetic, some are couch potatoes, some are submissive and afraid, and some are overly dominant and a handful. During the training session, I consider factors such as your dog's temperament, breed, age, sex, general health, history, and drive. This information helps me to customize the session to address your particular dog's behavior concerns. Not only am I helping train your dog; most importantly, I am also training you to train your dog. Proper handling techniques make dog training much easier!

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  • Reston Dog Trainer

    (1 reviews)

    Obedience training is fun and rewarding for you and your dog. It can enrich your relationship and make living together more enjoyable. A well-trained dog is more confident and can more safely be allowed a greater amount of freedom than an untrained one. Basic formal obedience training includes heeling on- and off-leash, sitting, laying down and calling back as well as appropriate reaction to normal situations involving crowds of people, strange noises, joggers, cars, other dogs, etc. I focus on teaching your dog to obey you, walk on a leash without pulling, heel, sit, stay, lay down, and come on "recall" command. I do not use any electronic devices such as electronic collars, e-collars, shock collars or prongs. Dogs are sensitive creatures, and it is very easy to break their spirit through the use of negative correction or improper training tools. I support positive training techniques using treats and praise. I advocate more frequent short trainings in order to accomplish your goals and respect your pet. Dogs I have trained for obedience, tracking and protection have passed exams such as BH, FH1, FH2, SCHH1, and IPO. I have been a member of several European Obedience Clubs and German Shepherd Association including the Czech Rescue Brigade. If you are interested, please send me an email, and I will be happy to answer any of your questions or set up a meeting. Thank you, and I am looking forward to hearing from you.

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  • The Practical Pup LLC

    (4 reviews)

    I provide one-on-one in-home dog obedience training for you and your pup or adult dog in the Reston/Herndon/Great Falls/Ashburn area. I have been competing in dog obedience for over 20 years and I also compete in field (hunting) and agility. Puppies are cute, but they can be trying. Let me help you and your dog get started off on the right paw with basic obedience, learning proper manners, and address some behavioral issues. Crate training, housebreaking, counter surfing, jumping, puppy biting and other behavioral problems will be addressed. Teach your dog good habits from an early age so he can become a welcome member of your family. I specialize in training puppies and have taught dog obedience for Dulles Gateway Dog Training Club as well as Fairfax County Parks and Recreation. I currently do not work with aggressive dogs. Train with a buddy. Lessons can be customized upon request to achieve your personal goals. Check out our website for additional information.

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  • Furever K9, LLC

    (2 reviews)

    Furever K9, LLC trains dogs from a dog psychology point of view. Our goal at Furever K9, LLC is to create healthy relationships between dogs and their owners. If you are looking to have a calm, healthy relationship with your pup, look no further! For more information, please visit our website!

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  • Marian's Dog Training

    I train dogs in obedience and specialize in trick training. I recently taught two group trick classes at Zoom Room and help individuals with dog obedience using positive reinforcement. It brings me great satisfaction to see owners working with their dogs and build a strong bond.

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  • Jessica's Dog Training

    I do private lessons and group classes for anything from socialization to obedience and problem solving.

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  • Isy's Ways

    Isy's Ways is a dog training business in the Northern Virginia area that offers a variety of workouts and training methods specific to dogs and their owners' needs.

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  • Right on Cue Training and Behavior

    (3 reviews)

    We offer basic through advanced positive reinforcement training, as well as behavior modification for specific behavioral concerns. At Right on Cue Training and Behavior, we are not limited to working with dogs, but we are equipped to work with any type of pet that is in need of training and/or behavior modification for behavioral concerns.

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  • dOgBEDIENCE

    dOgBEDIENCE offers fun, positive, and personalized dog obedience training taught by a former police K-9 handler. We treat your dog like he or she is our own. We are committed to providing a positive, high-quality private dog obedience training for all types of breeds and sizes. dOgBEDIENCE will ensure that you learn to reinforce behavior in a positive manner. You will learn hand signals that open up new horizons in dog training, as well as off-lead obedience and distance control by voice and hand. It's one thing to lead your dog in obedience training, but it's another to do it right, bringing better, and quicker results! Posture, positioning, voice inflection, praise and reward -- all and more -- will be taught at dOgBEDIENCE. Our former professional K-9 handler will help you understand and implement professional techniques that will greatly improve dog obedience skills. What to expect when you sign up with us? - We treat your dogs like family! We ensure that we establish rapport crucial to our client-dog trainer relationship. - We make careful assessment of your dog's needs, from the initial inquiry and first meeting prior to establishing the right approach to personalize your dog training. - We provide our clients with a written review after each and every dog training session. This written feedback (via email) includes/facilitates recommended dog obedience practices while at home. By continuing to reinforce lessons learned, our client's dog obedience skills are retained better, consequently saving customers time and money. - We conduct a "positive training approach" when working with our dogs, and shape their behavior in a manner in which it becomes second nature to them. - We are also available 24/7 to answer any dog training inquiry our customers might have concerning their dog via telephone or email. - We travel in and around the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan area and try to accommodate our client's choice of place to train, whether it is at client's home or at a local park mutually. - We offer competitive pricing and offer various discounts/coupons, which can be found on our website and online.

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  • Anna's Pet Care

    I'm a young, professional female who already works at a boarding kennel, so taking care of dogs is sort of my thing. I have two dogs of my own and have owned dogs my entire life. I just can't get enough of them. I'm looking to earn some extra income while working at the kennel and also putting myself through school, so every little bit helps. I am open to dog sitting in your own house, doing mid-day walks, and also some light training, if you'd like.

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  • Part-Time Pet Sitter & Dog Trainer - Fairfax, VA

    I provide professional dog training and pet care services. I can help you train your dog to be a happy, polite, and well-socialized dog that you can take anywhere! My positive training methods are humane, science based, and effective. I am also available for any pet-sitting or pet care services you may need. I own two semi-famous dogs and participate in many competitive sports (rally-o, obedience, agility, flyball, and canine freestyle). My dogs have been in many large media productions, including the following: * Commercials * Talk shows (David Letterman, Jeff Probst) * National magazine photo shoots The list continues to grow! Check out our YouTube channel! I have had many years of experience caring for pets. I worked as a vet assistant for three years at Companion Animal Clinic in Fairfax Station. I helped walk, feed and administer oral medication to dogs that were being boarded. I assisted veterinarians and vet techs with minor procedures. I also worked at Petco for many years. I have a lot of general knowledge about pets (small animals, birds, aquatics too) and I am very passionate about animals.

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  • All American Dog School

    All American Dog School provides private training and behavioral modification for owners and their dogs in the DC metropolitan area. We also provide board-and-train services for a limited number of puppies and dogs in a home environment. Whether you need to work on house-training, getting your dog to come when called, or improving your dog's social skills, we can help. Your dog will love you even more, once he or she can join you everywhere as a perfectly obedient companion.

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  • Raquel's Dog Sitting

    I will come to you to watch your dogs while you're away. I will care for your home as well. I will make sure your dogs are being fed, going out to use the bathroom and are happy. I can train as well but I work for PetSmart so I can only train at a PetSmart in Fair City. I will spoil your babies to no end with lots of love, toys and treats.

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  • Andrew's Dog Walking

    Growing up, I had a Labrador Retriever that I personally trained, groomed, and looked after. As time went by, I got another dog, a miniature Schnauzer Chihuahua, whom I also cared for. My experiences with my own pets led me to being able to care for others pets. I am a trusted pet care provider because I am able to work with many breeds, and I care for others' pets like I would care for my own. I understand the importance of a pet in an individual's or a family's life and respect the bond between the pet and the owner. The care I provide allows for the pets to maintain their health (or aid in the increase of their health) and be taken care of. I love playing, walking, training, and grooming dogs, and I hope to work with you and your pet!

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  • Tessa Rinn, ABCDT

    Do you need a dog trainer? Are you looking for a trustworthy person to care for your pets? Contact me today for a free consultation! I am a certified dog trainer who offers in home private lessons. No worries about trying to get your dog to training class on time or getting your car dirty because it's raining outside. Why? I will come to you! Training in your own home can be more effective, especially if you're having problems with your pup in your home, such as jumping on guests and furniture, digging through the trash, and the like. I also teach basic obedience cues such as sit, stay, down, focus, come and much more. Contact me today for a free consultation. I also offer pet sitting/walking services in the Gaithersburg area. For private lessons, we meet once a week for about an hour at $60.00 per private lesson. I recommend 6 classes for puppies. Pet Walking: $20 per 30-minute walk Pet Sitting: $75 per day (includes 3 walks per day, attention to the pets, feedings, etc.) Please contact me today for a free consultation! I can't wait to hear from you. Happy tails!

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  • Shadow's Retreat

    Shadow's Retreat provides personal care to 20 lucky dogs at a time. We give your dog all the tender loving care he can handle. We walk 5 times a day and have a playtime 1 time a day. We also offer daycare, training and grooming. This will be your dogs’ home away from home. He will enjoy his vacation as much as you enjoy yours. Please give us a call to come by for a visit or to arrange service.

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  • The Run Around Hound, LLC

    The Run Around Hound is a full-service dog walking and pet sitting company, dedicated to your pets’ individual needs. We cater to all types of pets: all breeds, all species. We offer a wide range of services, from daily dog walks, to trips to the groomer or pick up of prescriptions and everything in between. The Run Around Hound is licensed, bonded and insured so you can be confident that not only is your pet protected and covered, but so is your home and belongings. All of our staff members have been carefully chosen, trained, and are qualified to best suit you and your family's pet. Let us be the one to be there for your best friend.

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  • WyattPaws Therapy LLC

    WyattPaws Therapy is a place where we care about the whole pet - mind, body, and soul. We believe in treating the whole pet: emotional, mental, behavioral, nutritional, and physical. We are certified to recognize and remedy energetic imbalances within an animal's electromagnetic field and how to use these techniques to promote relaxation and balance. My services specifically target the emotional and physical challenges of pets. Energy work on yourself and your pet can significantly improve training techniques and the healing process. We are certified Animal Behavior College Dog Obedience Trainer (ABCDT), certified Usui Reiki practitioner, Integrated Energy Therapy advanced practitioner, and trained in Young Living essential oils.

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Thumbtack Spotlight

THE MEMPHIS DOG TRAINER

(4 reviews)

Ami Moore of The Chicago Dog Coach was floundering in a male-dominated profession. She found her knights in shining armor in the mentors who helped her learn the nuances of the business.

Most of my clients are people who have large hearts and really love their dogs but find themselves overwhelmed by the behavior of their dog. The majority of my clients are women with children who desire the dog to be a part of their family but are having difficulty integrating the dogs and the children into a harmonious whole.

She decided to share her dog psychology expertise with others through her book, The Alphatude Attitude. She believes that listening to clients with an open mind and heart have brought her this far.

I can help take the bite out of bad dog relationships. It is my goal to make your bad dog good and your good dog GREAT!

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Joliet, IL

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1-2 years
Dog size
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julie is going to be 2 yrs in march, she is a full blooded german shepard with aprox. 8 months of training already.
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