Creating a happy life with your best friend

Join us in celebrating a No Fear New Year! Over the course of 2018 we offer training and events that focus on keeping fear out of relationships and interactions with our dogs as we build confidence and collaboration at both ends of the leash. Our first special event is a Fear Free Handling Seminar offering tools and techniques for supporting your dog at the vet and the groomer, as well as easing caretaking tasks in the home. Read about it on our Upcoming Events page.

Joyful Dog works one-on-one and in group classes with people and their dogs, teaching fun ways to live together with force-free tools and techniques for creative communication. We provide training in basic manners, behavioral problem-solving, puppy socialization, and a variety of special interests.

Our positive approach includes Connection, Cooperation, and Control™, a curriculum founded on Suzanne Clothier’s Relationship Centered Training techniques, and Tellington TTouch® methods of body work and movement, to help dogs achieve physical and behavioral balance.

We teach Group Classes for puppies and dogs on Saturday and Sunday mornings at Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, Resort & Spa in Great Falls, Virginia, and on Thursdays in Hamilton, Virginia. In addition we offer private training and Training Pairs in Hamilton, Bluemont, and in your home.

Our 2018 Great Country Fidosfarm training season opens at Great Country Farms during the Dog Days festival, April 28 and 29, and we offer a variety of specialty classes in all locations throughout the year.

Joyful Dog Tellington TTouch and Training serves Leesburg, Loudoun and western Fairfax counties in VA, and Montgomery County, MD.