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Seminars and Workshops for Dog People

Ask us about bringing a seminar or class to your organization.

Learn ways to help your dog (and you!) become more comfortable with veterinary handling and grooming, as we introduce techniques to help your dog become a willing participant in his own care. We’ll explore:

  • Mani-Pedi Time: Help for those pesky nail trims.
  • Weight Watchers: Getting Fido onto the scale.
  • A Visit to the “Spa”: Washing, clipping, and brushing your dog’s coat.
  • Alternatives to Biting: Teach your dog a new way to say “no, thank you” when he needs a break from a procedure.
  • … and much, much more!

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Busy days and a bored dog?

Joyful Dog trainers can work directly with Leesburg, Virginia dogs, and introduce you to the force-free, fear-free, techniques we use to communicate with and train your canine best friend! Working in your yard, on a walk, or in local parks your dog will learn new skills while she exercises her brain.

Learn to sit at doors? Refrain from jumping?
Your pup will learn that keeping four paws on the ground, and waiting to go through doors and gates are strategies that pay off.

New games and play to stimulate the brain?
Nobody loves play more than we do! We can introduce your dog to foundational skills for sports or obedience, and create mental challenges that use your dog’s natural instincts.

A little extra lovin’ for a nervous dog?
Tellington TTouch® techniques can help to soothe and calm.

Get in touch with us to discuss your dog’s needs.

For more info phone 703-554-2384, or email us.

Fear Free Certification
We’re proud that Joyful Dog lead trainer Marnie Montgomery is a Fear Free certified professional.

Contact us to ask about how we can help you and your pet become more comfortable with vet visits and grooming.

Let’s keep this year free of fear!

Reactive Rovers
Does your sweet dog turn into a lunatic at the sight of dogs, skateboards, or delivery vehicles?

We can help! Joyful Dog offers private training and workshops for reactive dogs and their people throughout the year. Contact us for more information.

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