Serving D.C, Maryland and Virginia
"Where every dog and owner gets a high five!"
Offering in-home force-free positive dog training from puppy I to adult reactive "aggressive" dogs. I work with ALL ages, sizes and breeds and tailor classes to promote demonstrable learning, real life skills and a happy dog. All classes include a written follow-up report. Scheduling is flexible; No need to "lock-in" a weekly class time, evening and weekend hours are available in addition to regular business hours. Five class packages are discounted off the hourly rate. Further discounts are offered to residents of 20901.
Family Focused. I work with expectant families and their dogs to pro-actively prepare for baby's arrival and beyond, focusing on successful strategies and proofed behaviors for an uneventful and smooth homecoming. Likewise for families with toddlers, that may need coaching and training to maintain and promote a safe and inclusive environment for everyone.
Most dogs are not wild about going to the vet, groomer or having their teeth brushed and their nails trimmed. The Fear Free movement aims to reduce fear, anxiety & stress with husbandry and veterinary procedures, and as a Certified Fear Free Professional, I'm here to help. Let's develop a plan that prepares your dog and encourages both active & passive participation and sets up everyone for success! Training can be geared entirely towards this important goal and it's never too late to start.
Force free. No shock, prong or pinch collars! No leash pops, "alpha rolls" shake cans or spray bottles. Let's work together to teach your dog desirable behaviors and maintain and build a trusting and affectionate relationship.
Motivation is key. What motivates your dog and inspires discretionary effort? Is it food, a game of tug, an opportunity to sniff? Positive reinforcement training rewards the behaviors that are appropriate and increases the likelihood that the behavior will occur in the future.
Each dog is unique. Breed, epigenetics prior training history, and a host of other variables may affect a dog's temperament, ability to focus and train and behavior as a companion animal. Nevertheless, it is vital to work with each dog as an individual and tailor sessions as such.