703-554-2384

Group Classes

Milli sporting TTouch® wraps!

BLUEMONT, VA
SPRING – SUMMER 2018

FIDOS ON THE FARM

Sunday July 8 – August 11, 10:30 -11:30 am.

Join us on Sunday mornings for an hour exploring Great Country Farms with your dog! Spruce up basic manners, and try out new behaviors and tricks, all while enjoying the beauty and the challenges around the farm. Fun parkour exercises — aka “environmental agility” — improve your dog’s confidence and fitness, and we’ll mix it up with nose games and puzzles.

Dogs should be comfortable working around other dogs and people.

Buy a four-session pass for vacation-friendly flexibility, or take all six sessions for a discounted per-session price!

Four-session pass: $140. All six sessions: $180. Maximum 6 dogs. Tuition includes all-day farm admission for one person on class day. Admission for leashed dogs is free!

Great Country Farms members receive discounts on tuition. Email info@joyfuldogllc.com or visit our Great Country Farm Dogs page for more information.
Register here.

CONNECTION, COOPERATION AND CONTROL ON THE FARM

Sunday July 8 – August 11, 9:00 – 10:15 am.

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).

CCC on the Farm offers the delights and distractions of training in a rich environment!

New to CCC?
Begin your journey in the great outdoors!

Have you already completed CCC Level 1?
Take this opportunity to strengthen your great connection in a new setting.

Tuition for six sessions is $180. Maximum 6 dogs. Tuition includes all-day farm admission for one person on class day. Admission for leashed dogs is free!

Great Country Farms members receive discounts on tuition. Email info@joyfuldogllc.com or visit our Great Country Farm Dogs page for more information.
Register here.

 

PLAY WITH YOUR DOG, at Great Country Farms!

Joyful Dog celebrated its third year of classes at Great Country Farms in 2017, with new and exciting opportunities for you and your dog to play and work together including. We’ll be back in 2018 with client favorites, and new offerings. Some 2017 workshops included:

  • 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

The same skills that you and your dog use for fetch, freestyle, and agility help you navigate everyday life challenges and situations. We mix it up, while you and Fido work and play in the rich farm setting. 

Joyful Dog also offers private lessons, Training Pairs, and special events at the farm during the May through October 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.

TRAINING PAIRS

At Great Country Farms. Email or phone 703-554-2384 for more information.


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, in Hamilton, or in your own home or neighborhood!

FREDRICKSBURG, VA
COMING IN 2018

TTOUCH SEMINAR: All-Day Workshop

Pup ‘N Iron Canine Fitness & Learning Center Fredericksburg, VA. Dates TBD.

Deepen your understanding of TTouch in an all-day session of bodywork, wraps, and movement with your dog.

For more information, or to be notified when workshop details have been set, email info@joyfuldogllc.com.

GREAT FALLS, VA
SUMMER 2018

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

At Seneca Hill, ongoing. Maximum 5 puppies. $180 for 6 weeks.
Rolling Registration. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. (No Class July 14.)

Teach your puppy that the world is fun, and that you are her favorite trainer, while she begins learning basic behavior! Puppies must be between the ages of 7 weeks and 5 months at the time of registration, have had their first round of shots, and remain current on vaccinations over the course of the class. more…

CONNECTION, COOPERATION, AND CONTROL (CCC)

At Seneca Hill. Maximum 3 dogs. 6 hour-long sessions. $180.

Level 2:
Spring term Saturday May 19–June 30 (no class June 16), 12:30-1:30 p.m.

  • 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).

REAL LIFE SKILLS

At Seneca Hill. Maximum 5 dogs. 6 hour-long sessions. $180.
Saturday July 28–Sept 1, 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

For adolescent and older dogs, the learning never stops! Help them perfect the skills you’d like them to have as we build on their experience as puppies.

  • Will your dog sit in the kitchen, but not at the café?
  • Does a neighborhood bunny turn your walk into a run?
  • Would you like your dog to rest at your feet at the vet’s waiting room?

In Real Life Skills you and your dog will build good manners skills for the situations you experience every day. Wonder if this class is a good fit for your dog? Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information.

INTRODUCTION TO TTOUCH®

At Seneca Hill. Maximum 3 dogs. 2 hour-and-a-half sessions. $90.
Schedule TBA.

Whether you want to:

  • help your challenging dog improve behavioral balance through improved physical balance
  • help your athletic canine build body awareness for enhanced sports performance
  • help your elderly dog become more at home in an aging body
  • sooth your storm-sensitive companion
  • strengthen your connection with your best friend

the TTouch approach to bodywork and movement is a powerful set of tools for building a happy relationship with your dog. Led by certified practitioner Marnie Montgomery, TTouch workshops are fast becoming a Seneca Hill favorite!

HAMILTON, VA
SPRING 2018

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

In Hamilton, VA, ongoing. Rolling Registration, Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. – noon. Maximum 4 puppies. $180 for 6 weeks.
Teach your puppy that the world is fun, and that you are her favorite trainer, while she begins learning basic behavior! Puppies must be between the ages of 7 weeks and 5 months at the time of registration, have had their first round of shots, and remain current on vaccinations over the course of the class. more…

Class Location:
17008 Hamilton Station Rd.
Hamilton, VA 20158

PUPPY FIRST GRADE

In Hamilton, VA, ongoing. Rolling Registration, Thursdays, 1:00–2:00 p.m. Maximum 4 puppies, 5 – 7 months of age at registration. $180 for 6 weeks.

Is your puppy a Kindergarten graduate? This class picks up where Puppy Kindergarten left off, strengthening focus and impulse control while building behaviors such as polite leash walking, come when called, go to place, relaxation, polite greetings, and targeting.

Class Location:
17008 Hamilton Station Rd.
Hamilton, VA 20158

CONNECTION, COOPERATION, AND CONTROL (CCC)

In Hamilton, VA. Maximum 3 dogs. 6 hour-long sessions. $180.
Level 1:
Schedule TBD.

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).

Class Location:
17008 Hamilton Station Rd.
Hamilton, VA 20158

TRAINING PAIRS

In Hamilton, VA. Email or phone 703-554-2384 for more information.

Cookie and Zamboni Training Pairs for Dogs
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 in Hamilton, at Great Country Farms in Bluemont, or in your own home or neighborhood!

ROCKVILLE, MD

CONNECTION, COOPERATION & CONTROL LEVEL 2


Saturday June 23 – August 4, 6:45- 8:00 p.m.

Teach your dog how to solve a new food puzzle and continue his eagerness to work with you using CCC’s puzzle reward system. Give your dog practice balancing his arousal in new ways to keep him thoughtful, productive and aware of you. Sustain your connection on a loose leash. Discover how to use visual, auditory and olfactory distractions productively while keeping your dog thoughtful and compliant. Learn a fun hunting game you can play with your dog to engage him when he’s got other ideas, and how to use it as an alternative reward.

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).

Class Location:
Your Dog’s Friend
12221 Parklawn Dr,
Rockville, MD 20852

Joyful Dog presents several exciting new group classes, along with traditional favorites. Train with us in 2017 in three locations.

Seneca-Hill-300x194Classes meet on Saturdays at:
Seneca Hill Animal Hospital,
Resort & Spa
11415 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066
703-450-6760

Great Country Farms LogoReturn to the Farm in April 2018 for
Great Country Fidos!
18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA 20135
540-554-2073

Now Training in Hamilton!
Schedule your private session
or Training Pairs with
Joyful Dog at
17008 Hamilton Station Rd.
Hamilton, VA 20158
703-554-2384
for more information.

What is Rolling Registration?

Learn more about our puppy class schedule here.