Fear & Separation Anxiety
We are a private dog training company based on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., specializing in fear and separation anxiety. As folks return to work in offices and businesses following the pandemic, many of our dogs are struggling to adapt. Others come may have separation-related behavior issues that are unrelated to the pandemic. No matter the cause of the fear, with patient, skilled training our dogs can learn to be comfortable and relaxed around the thing they fear, and we no longer need to experience the distress and heartache we so often feel when leaving them alone. There is a path forward!
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What People Say About Us
Toni has been a real godsend helping me with my dog’s separation anxiety. She has been so supportive and reassuring, and with her wonderful, kind nature and expertise, along with her dedication we achieved some really great results, and more importantly she made me feel much calmer to be able to cope with this and a few other challenges I am facing with my dog. She went the extra mile to help me so I cannot thank her enough!
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!