Dog training for Northern Virginia and Washington DC. Gentle, effective relationship-centered approach.

Puppy Training

Socialize and train your puppy according to your pup's unique needs.

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Dog Training

Private dog training for basic to advanced obedience, AKC Canine Good Citizen and much more!

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Therapy and Service

Prepare your dog to work as a therapy or service dog.

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Behavior Consultations

Better understand your dog and learn how to address behavior problems with our practical and humane approach.

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Dog Training for Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland.

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  • Masters Degree in Education and Bachelors in Psychology – George Mason University
  • Certificate in Brain Research in Education – University of Washington
  • Certified Dog Trainer – CCPDT and NADOI
  • Certified Dog and Cat Behavior Consulting – IAABC

Veronica Sanchez M.Ed. CPDT-KA, CABC has over 20 years of dog and puppy training experience. She has served as a Vice President of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and has experience training pets, therapy dogs, service dogs and rally and competition obedience in the Washington DC area. She was a guest lecturer for the ATF for law enforcement trainers of explosive detection dogs and has spoken at several conferences for professional dog trainers and behavior consultants. Veronica has been featured in Dog Fancy, Northern Virginia Dog Magazine and books published by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers

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“Veronica Sanchez combines safe, dog-friendly training techniques with knowledge, warmth, care, patience and professionalism. A Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant, she helps solidify the human-animal bond between dog and owner. The DC and Northern Virginia area is lucky to have her.”


Darlene Arden, CABC
Author, Journalist, Speaker
Small Dogs Big Hearts,Rover, Get Off Her Leg!

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