Smart Training for City Dogs
Life in Washington, DC can be hard on our pups. It's noisy and crowded, and there are not many opportunities for off-leash play. So it's not surprising that some dogs become bored, fearful or frustrated, which in turn can lead to a host of behavior problems.
But how do you know where to turn for help? Dog training is an unregulated profession, with no minimum ethical or educational standards. I am here to answer every question you may have about my credentials and how I work.
I use modern, force-free techniques to teach new skills, modify unwanted behavior and alleviate fear and aggression. And I take new puppies on joy-filled journeys of discovery designed to set them up to be happy, confident adults.
Meet Our Trainer
What People Say About Us
We rescued a dog from Korea with a very difficult personality, including severe resource-guarding. He had bitten a number of people including myself and had been relinquished twice to our organization. Under Toni’s guidance he’s completely turned himself around. I recommend her to our adopters who need help with their dogs and they have all told me they are extremely happy.
After a horrific experience with an uncertified trainer we engaged Toni and are over the moon with the growth we have seen in Habibi, our 3-year-old maltipoo. Toni is compassionate, loving, reliable, punctual, professional, patient, and seemingly a miracle worker. Words can not adequately express how happy we are that Habibi is now expressing his calm, playful and loving nature with us.
When I first started looking for a fur-baby I was extremely uncertain. Enter Toni, who listened to my concerns and guided me to the perfect dog. Toni quickly taught Maple the basics and to come when called and helped us tame her chewing habits. Throughout our work, Toni demonstrated an immense amount of patience for Maple and for us! We can’t thank her enough for the joy she has brought us.
Toni is absolutely brilliant! She has developed such and amazing connection with our dog, Wallace, and with us as a family. Our five- year old rescue mutt needed training with basic commands as well as not begging for food. Toni’s sessions were extremely effective and she gave us the tools to continue training by ourselves. She showed that we us we can raise our pup in a home with no scolding or guilt.
When I adopted Tilly I was overwhelmed and had no idea how to deal with a dog that was fearful. Toni came to our rescue! She was professional and patient with both of us. She helped Tilly learn to overcome her fears and Tilly grew to love her training sessions! Toni miraculously helped Tilly and I strengthen our bond and got us off on the right footing toward a happy life together. Thank you, Toni!
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