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NOVADog Guest Blog!

We are thrilled to have been invited to be a guest blogger for NOVADog Magazine’s “See Spot Race” series. Check out our first blog on Tellington TTouch® helping your canine athlete to build body awareness at NOVADog Magazine’s website.

Spring 2015 Classes!

Join us at our Catoctin and Seneca Hill locations for classes for puppies, adolescents, and older dogs. Use fun techniques to teach the skills you’d like your dog to have, and watch this space for announcements about upcoming special workshops in leash walking, and “Taking it on the Road”. Download our printable pdf flyers below: Seneca […]

Discover Training Treasure This Saturday!

Joyful Dog will be joining Catoctin Pet Eats and Treats in celebrating their one-year anniversary this coming Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 9 to 2! Bring your dog-and-people-friendly dogs to play in the Puppy Playground, learn a clicker trick (or two), search for hidden treasure, and register to win prizes.  

Don’t Jump on Grandma! The Sequel.

With the excitement of holiday festivities you’ll have many opportunities to help your dog keep his wits about him! Jumping is a particularly challenging behavior, but one that’s easy to address. The best time to train a dog not to do something is before he has a chance to start the undesirable behavior. With Joyful Dog’s […]

Join the Fun in 2015!

Joyful Dog classes and locations have grown! In addition to our popular Puppy Kindergarten and Fido’s First Grade classes, we are offering a sampler of sports activities you can share with your dog, specialty classes for small dogs, tricks classes, and an introduction to Tellington TTouch®. Read more about it on our Group Classes page, […]

Don’t Jump on Grandma!

Join us for our holiday-themed open houses! Festive refreshments and holiday tips and tricks! Information on training, Tellington TTouch®, and common holiday behavioral challenges. Catoctin Pet Eats and Treats 108 Dry Mill Road, SW, Leesburg, VA 20175 Saturday, November 29, from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m. Seneca Hill Animal Hospital, Resort & Spa 11415 Georgetown Pike, […]

Cookies with Cookie!

Celebrate how much fun training can be at both ends of the leash. Come to Catoctin Pet Eats and Treats between 11 and 1 any day this week, September 29-October 3, to join Cookie Cocker as she learns new tricks! Bring your questions about how we train, and see how much a dog can learn when training is a game. […]

Announcing Group Classes!

What happens when an animal hospital, resort & spa teams up with a Tellington TTouch® and training practitioner? Classes for your puppies and dogs! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll begin our first Autumn session of group classes at Seneca Hill on Saturday, November 9, 2013. With something for puppies, adolescents and older dogs, and […]

TTouch Methods, October 26

Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville, MD is offering a three-hour Tellington TTouch® workshop Saturday, October 26, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. I’ll assist level 3 TTouch practitioner Pam Wanveer in introducing students to the basics of “bodywork and movement exercises that can influence a dog’s behavior by helping him keep a calm and attentive frame […]

Shane and Gypsy Shine

Sweet Shane (above) seems eager for his walk, while pretty puppy Gypsy (right) poses for her picture. It’s been a rainy week at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter but the dogs and cats haven’t let that dampen their spirits. This week I had the pleasure of taking Redtick Coonhound Shane on a sniffy walk through many of the shelter’s […]

Bring Joy to a Dog … or Cat

It’s my privilege to volunteer at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter spending time with the dogs and cats in their care. I’ve met some wonderful animals in search of their forever families. Yesterday I consorted with cats! Some were intrepid climbers, hanging out at the top of a massive “tree”, while others simply wanted to […]

Joyful Dog Days Drawing Winner

Congratulations to Joey Darley of Joey Smiles who won our drawing for a harness, leash, and training pouch package at Great Country Farms’ Dog Days and Peach Festival in August. Joey chose a red combination of Freedom Harness, Freedom Euro Lead, and Rapid Rewards Training Pouch. The package is on its way! Of course I […]

“Ask the Trainer!”

I was delighted to be invited to field questions, and offer tips and tricks, at the recent “2013 Capitol Bichon Bash” at Bull Run Park. The Bash supports the Maryland Bichon Frise Rescue. The wonderful event had a small agility field presented by E Erin Foley and her nimble cocker spaniel assistant. Your Dog’s Friend […]