The Dog Therapist Is In
You just picked up a new puppy, or perhaps you have rescued an older dog. In either case you know your new family member needs obedience training and you know you need help from a professional dog trainer.
What now? Call Margaret Belfield at PuppyDogManners for your dog training Consultation.
WHY CALL PuppyDogManners?
Puppy Dog Manners is ready to help by providing affordable in home behavioral dog training. Your first visit will be a free consultation, with no obligation to sign up for services. At this session there will be an assessment of the dogs’ current understanding of commands identifying the skill set the dog already has and those that need work or to be taught. Puppy Dog Manners serves the Northern Virginia area including Reston, Herndon, Dulles, Centreville, Sterling, Great Falls, Ashburn, and Loudoun County.
Puppy Dog Manners takes a positive behavioral approach to obedience training to resolve problems and help you train your dog to understand clear rules and expectations with consistency and reward. It is essential that everyone in the household be on board and agrees to consistently follow the training plan.
Have you ever heard about the dog that is an angel with one person, and not so much with someone else? Your dog is smart and will quickly learn if he/she can get away with less than desirable behavior. If you want positive puppy training results that last, call PuppyDogManners today!
We offer discounted rates for in home individual canine training to resolve problem behaviors. We work with all breeds and ages of canines and cater to family pets, rescues, and puppies. We will work with individuals, couples, and families and strongly encourage the obedience training effort to include everyone in the household.
- Behavioral Modification training
- Crate Training
- House Manners Training
- Anxiety or fearfulness
- Basic command training (Verbal, hand signal, sound cues)
- Mouthing Behavior
- Destructive Chewing Behavior
- Dog Reactivity
- Nuisance Barking
- Jumping on People, Furniture, Fences
- Pulls when on leash
- Does Not Recall
- Inappropriate/Excessive Barking/Whining
- Excessive Pawing for Attention
- Food Aggression
- Toy Aggression
- Dog Distractions
Our trainer's strengths include a solid knowledge and ability to perform an assessment of your pets’ skills and behaviors. Through a positive training relationship, she is able to identify family matters that may be contributing to the dogs’ problem areas.
- Effectively teach and model canine training and handling techniques.
- Explain the reasoning behind methods, strategies and commands.
- Address any negative behaviors and develop strategies for resolution.
- Effectively train the owner so when the professional process is over, training will be maintained.
- Focus on nonverbal behavior which is important in working with animals.
- Be patient, hardworking and intuitive.
- Commit to using positive reinforcement in training and never use shock or other harmful techniques for any purpose.