Dotson Canine Training
Dotson Canine Training

Dotson Canine Training

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Introduction: At Dotson Canine training we aim to empower the relationship between an owner and their canine companion. We help solve behavioral issues to create a happy life for both the owner and the dog through calm, consistent, leadership. I completed my WA canine training and behaviorist certification in January of 2023 where I completed training to help dogs in all stages of life and will all types of problems. I shadowed my instructor with countless dog training cases before training dogs myself. It is my goal to keep dogs out of shelters and off the euthanasia table. I strive to help dog owners to lead their dogs and be able to solve the issues their dogs may present. I am trained to provide: Puppy training Structured walks Board and trains Adult dog training Bite behavior modification Anxiety behavior modification And many other issues that may be presented.

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Serves Madison Heights, VA

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Philip P.
Aug 25, 2023
Working with Dotson Canine Training was a great experience. Mr. Dotson provided excellent services to me in not only how to properly train my dog but also in how to find breeds that best fit my lifestyle. His knowledge of dogs is very apparent and he is very professional. He values the health of both the dog and owner, which was clear in his training methods. With a puppy of my own on the way, I plan to use Dotson Canine Training for my new pup.
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Keka D.
2 weeks ago

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He was great with my dogs and learned a lott of new tricks! Definitely recommend!!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • I'm flexible • Leash pulling • House training • Barking • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Gabriel Dotson


  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I trained under the WA Training program taught by Will Atherton, a highly successful and informative dog trainer from England. I shadowed Will Atherton for many dog training. I am certified under him to do the training I do and I continue his mission to keep dogs out of shelters and off the euthanasia table.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    When I adopted my dog Pippin he was extremely reactive, pulled terribly, and nibbles on people constantly. I worked hard to train him and through all of my studying I grew a love for training dogs. I then studied more and entered into a certification program where my love grew even more.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Bite cases, puppy selection, leash pulling, jumping, potty training, anxiety, reactivity, and more.

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