I started training dogs professionally in the 1990’s, before it was “cool.” I have degrees in education, psychology as well as dog trainer certifications. My experience ranges from training pets, competition, service and therapy dogs to speaking to explosive detection dog trainers. I love helping dogs and people learn together.
Professional Dog Training
Custom puppy training and socialization. Work towards the AKC Puppy STAR.
Basic training, good manners, AKC Canine Good Citizen, advanced and competition obedience.
Evaluation and training for therapy work. Teach skills to therapy dogs.
Problem behaviors such as separation anxiety, fearful behavior, house soiling.
Unique distance consultation services for selecting, evaluating and training.
Expert advice on choosing a dog, training, behavior problems and more!
We are honored to have been recognized in Washingtonian Magazine’s “Best of” issues since 2008. We are referred to by veterinarians, shelters, rescues and colleagues as well as by our happy clients. While demand for our services have grown, we’ve decided to stay small and focus on giving each client personalized service.
Training should be fun for both you and your dog! I use effective and humane positive dog training methods consistent with recommendations by the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior and Animal Assisted Intervention International. I never use behaviorally risky tools like e-collars – it’s simply not necessary. You can get great results without them!
Our Canine Academic Staff are AKC Canine Good Citizens, have titles in Rally Obedience and been trained as service dogs. They assist in puppy socialization, demonstrate obedience training skills and help dogs work around distractions.
Dr. Katie Parker DVM and Sage
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