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Our 5 y/o female Border Collie had shown aggression on several occasions (particularly toward two friends of ours, joggers, and cyclists). One evening in our home she bit one of our guests. Besides were worried sick about our friend, we also feared the city we reside in would label our dog a "dangerous breed". At best she would have been quarantined at our cost for weeks with no human contact. At worst the city could have destroyed her.
I started researching dog behaviorists without much luck. I checked on Angie’s List and there were several listed. However, one I spoke with didn’t address the aggressive behavior to my satisfaction. Another never returned my call. I saw
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’s listing and based on his great reviews I contacted him.
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spent quite a bit of time on the phone with me as I explained our situation. Immediately he was confident he could correct the behavior. I asked about his fee and when he told me my jaw hit the floor! Without missing a beat
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said “I charge this because I’m that good. You’ll notice a change in your dog after one session”. When my husband and I put the fee into perspective it was far less expensive than being sued by someone she may bite and having our baby put down. Also, as
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pointed out our dog was not happy.
At our first session
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established with her who was really the Alpha. She lost her mind trying to tell him “I’M the Alpha here”. She was growling, biting the chain link training collar, trying to bite
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(which she didn’t come close to being able to.). This dog was even doing Alligator “death rolls” trying to get away from him! After about 10 minutes she’d finally had enough and submitted. By the end of the session he had her sitting and heeling without a verbal command. The training is also for us. Behaviors we did thinking we were calming her were actually telling her “You’re a good doggie for acting this way”. We are only four sessions into the training and our ‘baby’ is already a different dog. When we’re out for a walk we no longer have cross the street whenever someone walks toward us. Nor do we need to brace ourselves whenever she sees a cyclist coming. On our third session
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told me our dog was one of the toughest cases he’s ever had. Further confirmation of his expertise as a dog trainer.
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is the real deal.
- Lisa H.

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came to our home and also met us at a park near to us to train our dog (and us) in non-aggressive leash-walking.
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taught us how to have clear communication with our dog, thus to alleviate her(and our) anxiety about what to do when other (scary,sometimes) dogs/situations may approach as we go for our daily walks. He told us and showed us the very specific moves and commands to use when training and walking our dog.
We feel very fortunate that
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was the person selected to be our trainer , because he is the consummate maestro at his work.
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, our dog is a happy pup now, and we are happy dog-folks.
- Anne B.

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was excellent, and it is a big help for her to come to your house.
She asks a lot of questions about the dogs temprement and behavior to get an understanding.first.
She showed us how to control our dog's barking, and to learn to "come" when called. She makes a lot of sense, and it is more training the owners to do things properly.
Money well spent.
- Tom T.

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is just terrific. Gives extra details on how to train better. Our puppies are well manners -- but wanted to firm up training - and the ideas
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has were very helpful. Highly recommend!
- Brenda T.

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came and in several meetings showed us how to establish dominance, leash walk, and trouble shoot any manor issues we had with the dogs. The dogs are almost 7 months old now and they are great. We get regular compliments on how our dogs are so relaxed and well behaved in public. We always let people know about
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. A great experience and worth every penny.
- Derek S.

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in Woburn is defintely a bargain compared to other daycare/boarding facilities and I'm pretty sure my dog is well taken care of when I've dropped her off for the day or night. She seems happy to have all the attention she gets there and they have reported that they all love her there. However, I do have a few concerns which will probably prevent from taking her back there again. In the two times I've recently boarded her there, the overwhelming odor of pet urine had completely inundated me when I went to drop her off. I've boarded at other PetSmarts before and this is the first location that has ever had any sort of odor, which tells me this particular location isn't clean. In addition, after one of my dog's stays she developed a skin infection and although in no way do I know that it is related to her stay at this location, she never had any problems prior and with the cleanliness issue it makes me wonder. Some draws back, due to the breed of dog I have (pitbull terrier)
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's policy is not to let my dog into play group with other dogs while I know of many other daycare/boarding facilities that have no such policy. Also the dogs do not go outside to do their business but are taken to a "potty" room. Although I know both of these policies are to cover them for liability, there are better options to this. I'm kind of glad my dog isn't allowed to go into the play groups as I have observed these dogs seem completely bored. Despite packing 10-15 dogs into a tiny room, they barely play with each and simply are laying around the room. The attendant also only watches them and doesn't attempt to interact with the dogs at all. One last thing that is more of an inconvenience more than anything, on weekday mornings it is extremely busy dropping off first thing in the morning. I waited 25 minutes to check in one morning despite having a reservation due to them only having one associate working the hotel check in.
- Courtney K.

The first visit was great! The Trainer is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. Later we had a training (walking) session hoping that at least two of the dogs would get along. That was the last of the training sessions. I heard back from the trainer a few months later and she was to get back to me in setting up another training session. I have not heard from the trainer since. The cost was very high. Unfortunately, the problem still exists. I would say the Trainer spent approximately five (maybe six) hours total with us and the dogs. Very disappointed!

In just one week I have seen a dramatic turnaround in their behavior. I went to the trainer with specific problems and she was able to help me work on basic commands as well as the specific problem I was having. I am thrilled with the service and the program.

We're extremely happy that we chose
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as a trainer. Before the session he questioned us in detail about our home situation, our dog, and her problem behaviors. His policy is to work in our house, which was exactly what we wanted. The session was scheduled for 90 minutes but he voluntarily stayed for an additional 30 minutes. He encouraged us to contact him with followup questions, which were necessary because he gives a lot of information very quickly, and he spent as much time on the phone as we needed. Our dog is a rescue and was very aggressive to any other men who entered the house or even passed by her on a walk. She also barked nonstop when someone came to the door.
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calmed her down within a few minutes, and by the end of the session she was cuddling in his arms and licking his face! He told us how to deal with each of these issues and had us practice them, and we've continued to practice on our own. He provided a citronella spray, which is very effective to stop barking; now just the sight of the can stops her from barking. Two male family members have visited since
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was here, and his methods work very well. When guests come in, the dog is able to calm down. Then, instead of barking and snapping at the guests, she wags her tail and wants to lick them, and is comfortable sitting next to them. This reduces stress for both the guests and the dog. The cost for the session was $250; the total amount we paid included the cost of the citronella spray, a more effective collar for walking the dog, and a homeopathic solution to reduce the dog's stress.

- Nathaniel G.

Two weeks of no baby (dog) in the house was hard but our dog came home calmer and well behaved. Three moves in five years was h****** him and some redirection was just what we all needed.
- Patricia V.
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A Dog's World

PO Box 220113
Chantilly, VA

Aberdeen Acres Pet Resort & Spa

Stephenson, VA


3851 Pickett rd
Fairfax, VA


3608 Ridge Way Terr
Falls Church, VA

Andre's Technology Empire

1200 Delaware Avenue SW Suite 303
Washington, DC

Ashburn Village Animal Hospital

44110 Ashburn Shopping Plz
Ashburn, VA

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

7964 Manada View Dr
Harrisburg, PA

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

3645 13th St NW
Washington, DC

Bark Busters Home Dog Training

3430 Reedy Dr
Annandale, VA

Barkley Square Professional Pet Services

311 N Washington St
Alexandria, VA

Calvert Animal Welfare League

1040 Prince Frederick Blvd
Prince Frederick, MD

Campbell's Canine Camp

1874 Koontztown Road
Falling Waters, WV

Canine Dimensions Dog Training

12021 Aden Rd
Nokesville, VA

Canine Obedience Unlimited

3051 Thurston Rd
Frederick, MD

Charles County Veterinary Hospital

11759 Central Avenue
Waldorf, MD

Cherrydale Veterinary Clinic

4038 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA

Cindy's Cute Kittens

5702 Fern Hill Run
Mc Lean, VA

Citizen K9, LLC

8245 Katie Lynn Ct
Gainesville, VA

Clark Associates Invisible Fence

14018 Sullyfield Cir
Chantilly, VA


110 15TH ST NE
Washington, DC

Companions Dog Training LLC

26201 Johnson Dr
Damascus, MD

Country Club Kennels & Training

10739 Bristersburg Road
Catlett, VA

Creekside Kennels Inc

5566 Balls Mill Rd
Midland, VA

Dog Day Afternoons Inc

PO Box 206
Alexandria, VA


601 - 10 DOVER RD
Rockville, MD

Dogtopia of Manassas

10352 Balls Ford Rd.
Manassas, VA

Dogtopia of Woodbridge

14885 Persistence Dr
Woodbridge, VA


44931 LANE CT
Sterling, VA

Dulles Gateway Pet Retreat / Pender Pet Retreat

4508 Upper Cub Run Dr
Chantilly, VA

Edible Birdhouses

125 Spring Street
Gaithersburg, MD


Leesburg, VA

Excellent Dog Inc

5-4 Metropolitan Ct
Gaithersburg, MD


Chantilly, VA

Forecast Farms Inc

2497 Atoka Rd
Marshall, VA

Germantown Veterinary Clinic

19911 Father Hurley Blvd
Germantown, MD

Good Dog Workshop

8377 Beech Lane
Warrenton, VA

Great Falls/Reston Dog Training

702 Walker Rd
Great Falls, VA

Greenbelt Dog Training

Crescent Rd
Greenbelt, MD

Greenbriar Animal Hospital

13035-C Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, VA

Happy Active Dog

9375 Chesapeake St
La Plata, MD

Hidden Fence, Inc.

332 W Lee Hwy
Warrenton, VA

Holistic Methods Dog Training

14111 Seneca Rd
Germantown, MD


Fort Washington, MD

K9 Solutions

5904 Hampton Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC

Kingstowne Pet Services LLC

8301 Bark Tree Court
Springfield, VA

Lab Corp

1005 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA

Lewie's Professional Grooming

7000 Floyd Ave
Springfield, VA

Liberty Hill Pet Resort Inc

10401 Green Rd
Bealeton, VA

Liberty K9 Dog Training

15730 McKendree Rd
Brandywine, MD

Little Jodies Playhouse

1225 Emerson St
Washington, DC

Lord Charlton Kennel & Pet Spa

17723 Mine Rd
Dumfries, VA

Love The Dog LLC

6293 Beach Rd
Midland, VA


Gaithersburg, MD

New Baltimore Animal Hospital Inc

5296 Lee Hwy
Warrenton, VA

No Bite

PO Box 65
West Point, CA

Off-Leash K9 Training

2627 Hanco Center Drive
Woodbridge, VA


Mc Lean, VA

Old Mill Pet Care

91 Lawson Rd SE
Leesburg, VA


Springfield, VA

Pawfect Pups

1418 N Rhodes St
Arlington, VA


PO BOX 841
Annandale, VA


Warrenton, VA

Paws Purrs & Exotics Animal Hospital

133 S Peyton St
Alexandria, VA


Washington Dc, dc

Pender Veterinary Centre

4001 Legato Rd
Fairfax, VA

Pet Playgroundz - West Haven

48 Myrtle Ave
West Haven, CT


Vienna, VA

Petco - Warrenton

251 W Lee Hwy
Warrenton, VA

PetSmart Store Support Group Inc

46220 Potomac Run Plz
Sterling, VA

Pond View Stables

9529 Lees Mill Rd
Warrenton, VA

Pork Chop's Way, LLC

11512 Mapleview Dr
Silver Spring, MD

Reserved Barking Daycare Boarding & Grooming

6404 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria, VA


Brookeville, MD

Sergeants Time Dog Training & Boarding

4339 RockCreek Road
Alexandria, VA

SideWalk Dog Training

4424 Windom Pl NW
Washington, DC

Sit Means Sit Dog Training

3601 Pickett Rd
Fairfax, VA

Sniffers Doggie Depot

7300-1 Wesrmore Rd
Rockville, MD

Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital

42902 Waxpool Rd
Ashburn, VA


Poolesville, MD

The Canine Training Center

13785 Burntwoods
Columbia, MD


4817 Godfrey Ave
Alexandria, VA

The Dog Stay

8122 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD

The Playful Pup

10525 Theodore Green Blvd
White Plains, MD


Bethesda, MD

Von Haus Hans German Shepherds

11250 Industrial Rd
Manassas, VA

Wag More Dogs of Arlington

2606 S Oxford St
Arlington, VA

Waggin's Tails Junction

10035 Dean Dr
Manassas, VA

Woodlawn Kennel Inc

8340 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA

Woofs Dog Training Center LLC

4160 S 4 Mile Run Dr
Arlington, VA

Yellow Springs Veterinary Clinic

25 Thomas Johnson Dr
Frederick, MD
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