Joyful Dog celebrates its third year of Great Country Fidos classes at Great Country Farms in 2017! New and exciting opportunities for you and your dog to play and work together include nosework, canine parkour, and farm-friendly manners. Joyful Dog also offers private lessons, Training Pairs, and special events at the Farm during the harvest season.
Great Country Farms is located at:
18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA 20135
Joyful Dog uses only force-free techniques, so Reward Based Methods, and Generally Acting Silly are strongly encouraged. We don’t use choke, prong, shock, or other force and pain-based gear.
Learn Life Skills while Playing Games!
The same skills that you and your dog use for fetch, freestyle, and agility help you navigate everyday life challenges and situations. We’ll mix it up, while you and Fido work and play in the rich farm setting. Our workshops include:
- Confidence Games (TTouch and Parkour) – June 17
- Nose Work – August 12
- Canine Parkour – August 13
- Love the Leash – August 19
- Love the Leash – September 3
- Silly Games – September 9
Each workshop runs from 4 – 6 p.m., with a mid-class break. If you buy a 3, 4, or 5 session punch card before your first class, the cost per session is $50. Alternatively, you may purchase individual sessions for $60.
Would you and a friend like to train your dogs together? Do you have training goals and interests that don’t fit a regular class? Perhaps you’d like a little extra help while you train, but aren’t ready to invest in private lessons. Creating a Training Pair could be the perfect solution! For just a little more than the cost of a group class you and a friend can have a training session customized to your needs.
Email or phone 703-554-2384, to discuss creating a Training Pair at Great Country Farms in Bluemont, at Hearts in Harmony in Hamilton, or in your own home or neighborhood!
Connection, Cooperation & Control™
Is your dog’s behavior great at home, but he’s a punk in the park?
Do you wish your dog would listen, even in distracting situations?
Spent a lot on training classes, but still have an out of control dog?
The Connection, Cooperation & Control (CCC)™ training system can help you create the kind of connection and cooperation you want with your dog. Firmly founded on the principles of Suzanne Clothier’s Relationship Centered Training™, CCC helps you create mutual connection with your dog, while you also develop cheerful cooperation. (www.theconnectionpuzzle.net).
Joyful Dog offers CCC classes in Great Falls and Hamilton, VA, as well as offering the six-week curriculum one-on-one in private training sessions at Great Country Farms, or in your home.
Joyful Dog uses only force-free techniques, so Reward Based Methods, and Generally Acting Silly are strongly encouraged.
Join us for fun, exploration, and confidence-building with your best friend. Special workshops every few weeks, and private training and training pairs in Loudoun’s rolling hills. Pick some peaches at the farm, then stay for class! Train with Fido, then enjoy a glass of wine across the street at Bluemont Vineyard!