Well Done Charlie Dog Training

About Us

We are a private dog training company based on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., providing specialist training for dogs with separation anxiety and generalized fear. Since the gold standard for alleviating separation anxiety is to work remotely, we can help you no matter where you live.


Dog training is an unregulated profession. Anyone can do anything to your dog in the name of training and it is all legal. So, choose your trainer carefully.

At Well Done Charlie we use positive reinforcement to teach new skills and modify unwanted behaviors, and we use the principals of classical conditioning to alleviate fear and associated aggression. These techniques are grounded in modern science and have a solid track record of success.


Toni Clarke

Toni received her Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC) from the elite Academy for Dog Trainers. She graduated with honors following two years of rigorous academic study and practical hands-on training.

She is also a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) and a Certified SA Pro Trainer (Cert. SAPro) which means she has completed two advanced courses of study in this specialized field. 

Toni is also a graduate of the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior, a member of the Pet Professional Guildand the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.



Toni was born in Armidale, Australia, and grew up on the East coast of England. She graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and earned a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University in New York. She worked as a journalist for more than two decades before switching to dog training.

Toni lives on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and can frequently be seen at Eastern Market and surrounding neighborhoods training your dogs and and socializing your puppies. 

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The techniques we use are safe, humane, force-free. They are supported by the latest scientific research and endorsed by the country’s leading animal welfare organizations.