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I recently had my dog participate in the basic obedience class. Bijou is a rhodesian ridgeback and I adopted her 3 months ago and she was 1 year old. I quickly learned that Bijou was extremely smart but very stubborn. She would only listen to my commands if I had a treat and would basically pull my arm off on walks. Bijou was also house trained but because of her stubbornness she would have "accidents" in the house every single day not matter how often we took her out to go to the bathroom. In addition, Bijou got attacked by 3 dogs at a dog park and it changed her personality from playful to scared and she would get nasty every time she saw another dog out of her fear of being attacked. After day 1 of training Bijou was completely different. She was listening to all of my commands and it was obvious her confidence was coming back. After the 2nd training session Bijou stopped having "accidents" in the house and started going to the bathroom on command outside when I asked her to. Using the instructors approach to training we've been able to teach Bijou endless tricks and quickly. It's been a pleasure being able to take her on runs in the city off leash (and she'll stay right next to me even with other dogs around) and eat at resturants outside and not have her freak out. The best part is she plays so nicely with dogs again, and we were able to take her back to "A Dogs Day Out" because she plays so well again and it's due to having her confidence back. My sister stayed with me the past weekend and brought her dog Huck, a golden doodle, and everything was so peaceful in the house and they played so nicely outside together. One of the biggest compliments is when we are eating outside in the city and people stop in Aw of Bijous obedience and we get asked by complete strangers where she was trained and wish their dog was as well behaved. I think Nick's training is so effective because he discovered a way to communicate to dogs that fills that gap and better connects dogs with their owners. My sister was so impressed by Bijous improvement in obedience when she visited with her dog that she is now driving all the way from North Carolina to get Nicks training. My sister has completed 3 other dog training courses with little results. The best part is Nick guarantees results, and it's because he has a 100% success rate. Because Bijou is so obedient Im excited to take her to more places and on more adventures like camping in the Boundary Waters, I know shell stay where I tell her to in the canoe and will stay close to me on the trails. Its so great being able to take my dog out with me vs. leaving her at home because I know shell behave. Thank you for all of your help Nick, you've truely improved Bijou and my quality of life!
A dog can be a great experience or a dog can be a disaster. As an owner, you must be willing to invest the time and resources your dog wants and needs in order to communicate your expectations. With that said, I want to take time to let you know how exceptional Mr. Haywood Perry's Academy Dog Training is. When we brought home our Rottweiler, my wife and I knew that we had our hands full. From the beginning, Haywood understood what I was looking for both in a dog and a trainer and he did not disappoint. What I like best about Academy Dog Training is Haywood's knowledge and tailored service. Not only did he have answers to our problems and suggestions for our issues, but he also was able to provide custom solutions that fit our home. We opted to do the day-care training and it was really the best thing for our family. My wife can now walk my growing puppy without me and the dog weighs more than she does! He is calm, patient, and attentive to us (his handlers). There are plenty of options for dog training in the area, but DO NOT BE FOOLED. Every dog is different and you NEED to take a tailored approach. Without question, I would recommend you invest in your dog and that you do so with Academy Dog Training. I would be more than happy to recommend Haywood's service and can be reached at (313) 528-9443 if you have any questions. ~Sherman Taylor
We scheduled a consultation with Cecilia to help us with our adopted dog that was pulling on the leash and showing leash aggression toward other dogs. It was so helpful having Cecilia come with us on a walk. She saw the leash issues we are having and was able to give us immediate feedback on how to address the issues. She taught us how to begin clicker training and introduced a new snack (cheese sticks!!) that he loves. Whenever we discussed an issue or concern, Cecilia would offer advice, a technique to try and a demonstration, if needed. We received so much useful information at our consultation that we have been implementing with our dog. We are seeing improvement after two days! Cecilia was professional in all her emails to me. She is a sweet person and easy to talk with. It is obvious that she loves animals and loves dog training. We enjoyed meeting Cecilia and we will definitely contact her when we need further training for our dog.
Jennifer was absolutely phenomenal! She showed up a little early and was very energetic and very eager to share the experience of training our dog!! At first my girlfriend and I were a little nervous about our Pitbull and his food guarding and aggression towards resource guarding! Jennifer discussed many things with my via Phone and in person and even demonstrated immediate obedience changes to our dog in just under 20 minutes!! We were blown away at how easy it is to train dogs, she went over lots of techniques and training tips with us and had our dog staying, walking, coming and touching on command in just under 30 minutes of being in our home!! HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend her for any home visit or any dog training needs! - Billy Campbell
We offer top quality, professional, and private in-home dog training services at reasonable prices. Take advantage of our free, private, and in-home evaluation and consultation. Terrific Dogs, LLC provides a large variety of dog training and behavioral services: all levels of obedience training (beginner, intermediate, advanced - K-9 Good Citizen); Puppy Pre-K and K; problem behaviors (pulling, barking, aggression, socialization, separation anxiety, fear-based problems, and other problematic behaviors); We also offer service, therapy, and emotional support dog training, crate training, housebreaking, and more. Terrific Dogs, LLC uses positive training methods, and believes there is no such thing as an "un-trainable dog." Sarah is a certified dog trainer through CCPDT (CPDT-KA) and is a Professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, AKC STAR Puppy trainer, and a certified C.L.A.S.S. evaluator.
Nora Stotz and her trainers are all great! We get so many compliments on how well behaved our two dogs are. It is so worth the investment and time involved to have such well trained dogs. We highly recommend Nora's Dog Training Company!
My experience with dogs spans more than 25 years. Since I own large-breed dogs, I am comfortable walking large dogs. Small dogs are just as much fun and seem to enjoy their walks with me, too. I own and train my own dogs for obedience competition. My services include dog walking, feeding, administering medication, poop scooping, and basic-manners training. I use positive reinforcement methods, and I'm comfortable with both large and small dogs.
Pender Vet provides dog training classes to the public in Fairfax, VA near Fair Oaks Mall by West Ox Road and Route 50.
She really knows how to train a dog. She is very polite and calm with them. I've seen a few of her trained dogs and they are extremely well trained.
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.
In search of a loving, neighborhood, friendly, independent dog walker or trainer? We walk dogs for 30 minutes increments and we also offer obedience training courses. Contact us for more details and to receive a free in home evaluation!
Become the pack leader! I offer standard six-week training classes for $109.95 in puppy, basic, intermediate and advanced. I also offer behavioral therapy including agression therapy. I am certified to conduct American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Testing. Rates for private lessons is $69.95 per hour, $199.95 for four hours, $279.95 for six hours and free 30-minute evaluations. We offer services through PETCO in Tysons, Burke and for a limited time in Annandale.
We offer doggy day care, dog boarding, dog behavioral training and all-breed dog grooming. At The Playful Pup, we let our canine friends determine their daily activities. Each dog has its own idea of a good time, so we help them do what they do best. At The Playful Pup, your dog will get the perfect mix of play, naps, walks and of course, lots of love while you are at work, running errands or away. We are the happy place to bring your best friend.
Welcome to Kore K9! Kore K9 has been working with and along side leading pest control companies for the last seven years. Our Head trainer was honored with the invitation back in 2008 to have the opportunity to train our first bed bug detection dog and work with a well known government scientist to study the accuracy of bed bug detection canines. From that time we have been hooked with the challenge of producing some of the best bed bug detection canines to step foot into the pest control industry. Our canines are trained much differently than the majority of the canines you'll see working in this industry. We train all of our canines to work off leash and with toy reward. Essentially it's a game of hide and seek for the dog everytime they search. The dog works completely off leash from the handler allowing the canine to source the odor of bed bugs on their own. Often times we see canines who are worked on leash either miss the odor of bed bug because they were not able to get within a proper distance of the odor due to being on leash, or simply missing the odor because they were given hand targets of areas to inspect by the handler and will not work independently to detect odors on their own. We DO NOT use food reward canines or on leash...why? Because, they are simply not as accurate and have a very high false alert rate. With 15 years of experience in K9 detection alone, we have the experience, knowledge, and understanding how to effectively train, maintain, and give the absolute best services to our clients. Bed bugs are thee hardest odor to train because it's the ONLY odor that moves! Our dogs are trained so specifically that they are able to detect one single egg! Our K9s are also only going to alert to viable activity, meaning live bed bugs, unhatched eggs. Our K9s will NOT alert to exos, dead bed bugs, feces, spent eggs. We imprint all of our dogs the same way, to detect viable activity ONLY! This is key for following a heat or chemical treatments for bed bugs so we are able to say yes or no if the treatment was successful. We would love to chat with you regarding any questions or concerns that you may have. Allow our 15 years of experience to prove why we are set apart from the other companies. This isn't a hobby, this isn't something we just fell into, this is our career and we work hard to provide the absolute best services to our customers.
Dog Walking - Available at all hours and short notice. Minimum walk of 15 minutes. No limit on amount of dogs. Overnight Pet Sitting - Service provided at clients home. Mail pick up, plant watering, will care for all pets, pictures provided upon request, feeding/watering and medicine if needed. Minimum of two, 15-20 minute walks. Doggie Day Care - 6 hours of socialization, exercise, playtime and training. Overnight Boarding - Same services as Overnight Pet Sitting but provided at Pooch Pals LLC designated location. Behavioral Training - Training provided for all issues and breeds. Some examples: Barking, Chewing, Digging, Separation Anxiety, Begging, Chasing, Jumping, Biting, Aggression.
About us: I am following the training and correction techniques of the original "Dog Whisperer", Cesar Milan. These methods are gentle and most importantly effective and long lasting. Since 2004, we have been servicing the Washington DC metro area. My work is guaranteed. If your dog does not respond satisfactorily, we'll return for another session at no charge. Call today! All you have to lose are your canine frustrations.
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