703-554-2384

Group Classes

Milli sporting TTouch® wraps!
FAIRFAX, VA
AUTUMN 2019

TTOUCH CONFIDENCE-BUILDING

At Animal Behavior Wellness Center.
Maximum 5 dogs. 4 hour-long sessions. $130.

Wednesday, Oct. 9–30, 4:15–5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6–Dec. 4 (no class Nov. 27), 7:15–8:15 p.m.

At the heart of TTouch groundwork is the labyrinth—a structured path that helps dogs and handlers to find their rhythm for working together. Gentle challenges such as varieties of surfaces and heights, as well as the opportunity to walk the labyrinth around other dogs (where appropriate) help cautious dogs become more confident.

INTRO TO TTOUCH

At Animal Behavior Wellness Center.
Maximum 5 dogs. 4 hour-long sessions. $130.

Wednesday, Oct. 9–30, 5:45–6:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6–Dec. 4 (no class Nov. 27), 5:45–6:45 p.m.

In this hands-on overview participants will use the basics of ttouches, bodywraps, and movement to enhance your connection and communication with your dog. Touches help dogs learn to focus and calm, while the swaddling effect of wraps supports calming and body awareness. Movement in TTouch patterns builds balance and confidence.

TTOUCH: WALK IN BALANCE

At Animal Behavior Wellness Center.
Maximum 5 dogs. 4 hour-long sessions. $130.

Wednesday, Oct. 9–30, 7:15–8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 6–Dec. 4 (no class Nov. 27), 4:15–5:15 p.m.

The ways that we handle our dogs’ leashes support or hinder their positive response in challenging situations. Participants in this class will learn techniques for harmonious walking, building skills for sensitive leash communication. Harness and leash configurations will be explored.
GREAT FALLS, VA
AUTUMN 2019

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

At Seneca Hill, ongoing. Maximum 5 puppies. $180 for 6 weeks.
Rolling Registration.
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Saturdays, 11:00 a.m.–noon beginning September 14 – October 26. (Temporary additional section.)

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…

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

FIDO'S LEVEL 1

At Seneca Hill. Saturday, November 9 – December 14, 2019, 11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Maximum 5 dogs. 6 hour-long sessions. $195.

Have fun building basic manners with your adolescent or adult dog. Develop your training skills while she learns focus, creativity, and self-control. Behaviors covered over six weeks will include: sit, stay, walking nicely by your side, come when called, leave it, hand targeting, and a trick!

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

REAL LIFE CONNECTION COOPERATION & CONTROL

At Seneca Hill. Saturday, November 9 – December 14, 2019, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Taught as a training pair. 6 hour-long sessions. $270 for this semi-private class.

Real Life CCC takes the skills learned in Connection, Cooperation, and Control Level 1 and higher, and applies them to everyday challenges. The class agenda changes from week to week, depending on the challenges that you are facing!

Weather-permitting we’ll do some classes out and about.

LOOKING AHEAD

CONNECTION COOPERATION & CONTROL

Level 1; Level 2; Level 3: 2020 Schedule TBA

  • 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).

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

INTRODUCTION TO TTOUCH®

At Seneca Hill. Maximum 3 dogs. 2 hour-and-a-half sessions. $97.50. 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!

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

MY DOG HAS SKILLS!

At Seneca Hill. Maximum 5 dogs. 6 hour-long sessions. $195.
Saturday morning. Schedule TBA.

For adolescent and older dogs, the learning never stops! Help them perfect the skills you’d like them to have, to negotiate the sometimes challenging world of humans.

  • Would you like your dog to rest at your feet at the vet’s waiting room?
  • Does a squirrel cause your dog to “check out” instead of checking in?
  • Are you able to let your dog know when he can and cannot greet people and other dogs?

Over the six weeks in My Dog Has Skills, you and your dog will build good manners for the situations and distractions you experience every day.  We’ll also show you games and enrichment activities to stretch your dog’s brain!

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

HAMILTON, VA
AUTUMN 2019

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

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

FIDO'S FIRST GRADE

In Hamilton, VA, 9:30–10:30 a.m..
Maximum 4 puppies. $180 for this 6 week class. Dates TBA

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.

This six-week Fido’s First grade class builds on skills taught in Puppy Kindergarten, as well as teaching those skills to adolescent and older dogs who are in class for the first time:

Come when called
Sit and Stay
Lie down
Targeting
Go to bed
Leave it
Walking nicely on leash
Tricks

We’ll increase the difficulty level little by little in ways that are fun and creative, and we’ll introduce challenges that you might encounter in everyday life.

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

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

REACTIVE DOG CLASS: LEVEL 1

In Hamilton, VA, 2:00-3:30 pm or 4:00-5:30 Sunday afternoon, October 6-December 1 (No class November 3). Maximum 2 dogs. $375 for this eight week class.

Join us for Loudoun County’s only force-free class for reactive dogs. Marnie Montgomery of Joyful Dog, and Kim Miller of Hearts in Harmony, are joining forces on this class designed to give you the techniques and tools to help your dog successfully navigate encounters with other dogs.

In this eight week class, you and your dog will practice skills for managing challenging situations, while at the same time we will work to change your dog’s opinion of other dogs. We will guide you in fun new ways to engage with your dog as you teach him new skills for interacting with his environment.

Because of the nature of reactive behavior, we may request more specific information about your dog’s reactivity before class, and may ask to meet with you and your dog.

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

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

BY REQUEST

CONNECTION, COOPERATION, AND CONTROL (CCC)

In Hamilton, VA. Maximum 3 dogs. 6 hour-long sessions. $180.

Level 1; Level 2; Level 3: Scheduled by request.

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

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

SMALL WONDERS

In Hamilton, VA, 1:00–2:00 p.m., call 703-554-2384 for dates.
Maximum 6 dogs. $180 for this 6 week class.

Do your little dogs want a class of their own? Join us for six weeks of fun, games and training for little ones!

Explore obstacle courses, play hide and seek, learn a trick, and brush up basic skills, all while building great communication between you and your diminutive best friend.

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

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

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! Use our online form to register.

HILLSBORO/PURCELLVILLE, VA
AUTUMN 2019

3 DOG FARM DOGS

In Hillsboro/Purcellville, VA,
Sunday October 6-27, 10:30 a.m. – noon.
Drop-in Class pass: $45. Four session set: $180. Maximum 8 dogs.

Can your dog do a trick in the woods?
What about coming when called, past a lake?
Could Fido find hidden “treasure” on a trail?

Beginning October 6 Farm Dogs moves to 3 Dog Farm for our Autumn season. With fenced paddocks, a canopy of shade trees, and a walking trail along a pond, you and your best friend will have new sights, sounds, and scents to explore. Experience the farm as an environmental agility field, and practice good manners with fun distractions in these Sunday morning classes. Discover your dog’s brilliance with games and puzzles, or learn to follow your dog as she learns to follow her nose.

Dogs should be comfortable working around other dogs and people.

Class Location:
3 Dog Farm
15268 Shannondale Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132

Email info@joyfuldogllc.com for more information. Use our online form to register.

ROCKVILLE, MD
AUTUMN 2019

CONNECTION, COOPERATION & CONTROL LEVEL 1


Level 1:

Monday afternoons and Saturday evenings at Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville
For more info and to register!

Maximum 5 dogs. Six 1 hour and 15 minute sessions. $180.

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

CONNECTION, COOPERATION & CONTROL LEVEL 2

Level 2:

Monday afternoons and Saturday evenings at Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville
For more info and to register!

Maximum 5 dogs. Six 1 hour and 15 minute sessions. $180.

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

CONNECTION, COOPERATION & CONTROL LEVEL 3

Level 3:

Monday afternoons and Saturday evenings at Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville
For more info and to register!

Maximum 5 dogs. Six 1 hour and 15 minute sessions. $180.

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 exciting new group classes, along with traditional favorites. Train with us in five locations.

Animal Behavior Wellness CenterClasses meet on Wednesday at:
Animal Behavior Wellness Center
11230 Waples Mill Rd.
Suite 125A
Fairfax, VA 22030

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

THURSDAY 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.

3 Dog FarmFarm Dogs meet on Sundays at
3 Dog Farm
15268 Shannondale Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132

Teaching Monday and Saturday at
Your Dog’s Friend
12221 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852

Great Country Farms LogoReturn to the Farm in April 2020
for Dog Days 2020, and
Great Country Fidos!
18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA 20135

What is Rolling Registration?

Learn more about our puppy class schedule here.