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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Hired 23 times

Serves Purcellville, VA

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1 year in business

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Andrew j.
3 weeks ago
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I couldn't believe how fast my dog changed... this man had my dog under control and listening in less than 5 minutes, honestly kind of made me mad at both him and the dog lol. I can't praise this service enough as he came out and taught us how to manage her as well as how to train her further with easy to follow guidance. If you need you pup or doggo to behave and want to learn how to lead them to be behaved, than this is the one to hire.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Medium (26 - 40 lbs) • I'm flexible • General obedience training • Leash pulling • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Denise v.
May 1, 2024
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Didn’t have much hope for my reactive dogs(4 total,jack Russell’s) But on the first session both myself and my dogs were on there way to a much more functional home life. They all responded very well. I was able to to continue with the training by myself to reinforce the easy routine and training I was shown to help my dogs respond in a much needed way .well worth it.excellent experience.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Karen k.
Mar 7, 2024
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Gabriel established a fine working relationship with me & my dog! He was able to train her to modify some negative behaviors. He boarded my dog for five days and seemed to have taken great care of her. Gabriel is becoming an excellent trainer, whom I would recommend without reservation.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • I'm flexible • Aggressive behavior modification • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Kate N.
Feb 29, 2024
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As much as training our deaf dog to properly walk on a leash, reduce her separation anxiety, be responsive to instruction, and ask how to go outside was important, it is the knowledge that Gabriel imparted to me that was most important. I came to understand Delilah's needs, her personality, and how to lead her instead of letting her take charge. She will have a happier and more active life due to her training. Gabriel took time with us when he brought her home to make sure that I understood the training methods, and let me know that he was available for follow-up questions. Gabriel clearly understands dogs and their personalities, and how to adapt to each. We are grateful for having found Dotson Canine Training (and Delilah loves Gabriel!)

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Leash pulling • House training • My home, venue, etc.

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Autumn B.
Feb 16, 2024
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I had a really good experience! I have a mini dachshund, which that breed can be hard to potty train I’ve heard but my dog is doing pretty well and getting the hang of ringing the bell to potty outside.

Details: 0 - 6 months old • Extra Small (1 - 15 lbs) • Private lessons • Puppy training • House training • Digging • Biting • Chewing • Crate training • My home, venue, etc.

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Gabriel Dotson

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  • 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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