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Northern Virginia Based Dog Trainer Sets Second World Record

  Celebrity dog trainer in Northern Virginia, Nicholas White, who is the owner of globally recognized dog training business, Off Leash K9 Training, set his second world record for the most off leash commands performed in just 5 days of training; during his private 5-day training program in Baton Rouge, LA with Belgian Malinois Molly…

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Northern Virginia Dog Trainer Sets World Record in Obedience

Northern Virginia based Celebrity dog trainer, Nicholas White, who is the owner of globally recognized dog training business, Off Leash K9 Training, set a new world record for the longest documented extended down with voice command only; this record was set after only 5 days of working with Belgian Malinois Molly and her owner Paul Burns…

Non-Visible Underground Dog Fence Installation in Northern Virginia

  On a daily basis, we install underground dog fences all throughout Northern Virginia. We are an official Dog Guard® Installer and Distributor, all of our installs and equipment are backed by a lifetime warranty, as well! An underground fence is an electronic system to stop pets from departing a yard.  A buried wire is energized with coded signals and an…

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My Dog Hates Having His Nails Cut or Collar Touched

On a daily basis we hear stories about dogs who hate having their feet touched or their nails cut, this is generally due to the owners or breeders not doing “body desensitization” with their pups at a young age. If you have a new pup, it’s highly important for you to do body desensitization drills…

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My Dog Is Aggressive Towards People: Trainers Dealing with Aggression in Northern Virginia

At our Northern Virginia dog behavior training facility, we deal with dogs who are aggressive towards people on a regular basis. One thing that everyone asks is, “Can you fix my people aggressive dog?” That’s a very tricky question to answer until we really start working with your dog. First, you must understand WHY your…

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The Difference Between a Service Dog and Therapy Dog in Northern Virginia

At our dog training in Northern Virginia, we always get asked about Service Dog Training or Therapy Dog Training. Many do not realize the difference between these two types of training. Canines might be prepared to perform numerous activities to help handlers or other individuals to handle a few troubles. There are no less than…

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Therapy Dog Training and Certification in Northern Virginia

We work with therapy dogs at our facility in Northern Virginia on a daily basis. Certain dogs have nice characteristics and certain behaviors that creates the perfect well-balanced friendly dog for individuals. In fact, because of this specific disposition, trainers can easily measure or choose the most appropriate coaching system/method. We can decide which profession…

Training Personal Protection Dogs in Northern Virginia and Beyond

We do most of our dog training in Northern Virginia; however, I just got back from spending 5-days working with the police dogs from Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Brevard County. It was an awesome experience being able to help train these amazing dogs and their handlers. We were able to get a lot accomplished with…

Electric Dog Fence Installation in Northern Virginia

At Dog Guard Fence in Northern Virginia, we specialize in giving your pets freedom and keeping them safe! We use state-of-the-art electric underground fencing at all of our jobs in Northern Virginia. We are widely recognized as specialists in the pet containment industry, and we can help you customize your out-of-sight fence to meet all…

Why The “Stay” Command is Completely Unnecessary: Northern Virginia Dog Trainers

Everyday at our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, I find myself saying, “Stay is an amateur dog training command.” As you can see in our 400+ videos on our YouTube Channel, we never use the “stay” command; however, the dogs do not budge despite us running around them, cars driving around them, dogs walking…

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Introducing 2 Dogs On A Leash: Dog Leash Training, Northern Virginia

At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, one of the situations we have to address on a daily basis is dogs properly greeting another dog. In order to do a proper introduction, there are some key elements that should be adhered to: First: Before you let the dogs approach, do NOT assume the other…

Therapy Dog Training in Northern Virginia: Northern Virginia Therapy Dog Training

We can give your dog the tools to pass therapy dog testing at our facility in Northern Virginia. On a monthly basis, our trained dogs pass their therapy dog testing with ease. If you look at our YouTube Channel, you will see all of our trained actually “exceed” the standards laid out for therapy dogs….

In Home Dog Training in Northern Virginia : Dog Training At My House

At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, I am a huge advocate AGAINST doing in-home dog training. As I say on a daily basis, “I have never seen a dog that has impressed me in obedience, that did it through in-home training.” I have said this phrase for years, and despite us training 7…

Service Dog Training in Northern Virginia: Therapy Dog Training Northern Virginia

  At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, we have it all when it comes to basic and advanced training for your dog. Whether you’re looking for some basic obedience courses, or you want military grade training, you can schedule just about any training package you’d like. We also offer you and your dog…

How Dog Training Helps Everyone! Dog Trainers in Northern Virginia

If you’ve ever walked down the street and passed someone who’s walking their dog on a leash, you know that apprehension that can be felt by strangers when an unknown dog is nearby. You’re not sure whether “spot” is a friendly, or if he wants to take your leg off. At offleashk9training, we know exactly…

Anytime My Dog Gets Outside He Runs From Me – Dog Training Northern Virginia

At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, we hear many stories of how when untrained dogs get outside, they turn catching them into a game. Meaning, when you get close to them, they will run away; often times, this results in the owner having to “trick” the dog in order to catch them (luring…

Why We Do Not Train Multiple Dogs At Once – Dog Training Northern Virginia

At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, we always get the question, “I have two dogs, can we train both of them together?” Anytime I get this question, I have always told people no that we do not train that way, and explained that the dogs would have to be trained separately. In this…

How To Get Focused Obedience Out Of Your Dog – Dog Training Northern Virginia

At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, on a daily basis we work with getting dog’s behavioral issues fixed and their obedience flawless. Once your dog has a solid foundation on obedience, I always recommend that you start building their focus during their training.  In many of our videos, you will see that the…

How To Stop My Dog From Running Out The Door – Dog Training Northern Virginia

On a daily basis at our dog obedience training facility in Northern Virginia, we work with dogs so they stop running out of the door. This is what we call “door manners.”  In my opinion, teaching your dog door manners is essential for numerous reason, you will see I discuss this in my blog on…

How Long Should I Work My Dog On Obedience Per Day – Dog Training Northern Virginia

A question we get on a daily basis at our dog training facility in Northern Virginia is, “How much time per day should I spend working my dog on obedience training?” When working your dog on obedience, there should be a few elements that you keep in mind: -Incorporate the obedience into play sessions; therefore,…

Should I Allow My Dog To Sniff The Ground During A Walk – Northern Virginia

  During our heel lessons at our facility in Northern Virginia, we always get asked, “Should I allow my dog to sniff the ground while we are walking?” The short answer is, “No.”  While we are working a dog on heel, I want their attention focused on me, my pace, and my direction.  It’s impossible…

How Can I Stop My Dog From Chasing Animals – Northern Virginia

On a daily basis, at our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, we receive emails from dog owners saying, “If you can get my dog to stop chasing the cat, rabbits, squirrels(etc), it will be  a miracle.” Essentially, what they are saying is that they have a high prey drive dog.   Some dogs that…

Is My Dog Too Old To Learn? Does Age Matter With Training Dogs?

At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, we always hear, “Is my dog too old to benefit from your dog training?” This is an old saying that its’ exact origins cannot be traced; however, one of the first time it is noted of being in a print version was in 1534 in The Boke…

Does Your Dog Know Basic Obedience Or Is Your Dog Good At Basic Obedience?

“My dog is pretty good at basic obedience” is something we hear daily at our dog training business in Northern Virginia. As noted on our website, we have a our “Basic Obedience Package” which covers your main six commands: come, sit, down, place, off, and heel.  People see this on a daily basis and they…

Looking For A Certified Dog Trainer – Northern Virginia

  Anytime someone is not located close to our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, we always get asked if we can recommend a good certified dog trainer.   This is something that always amuses me. People do not realize, there is NO “real” dog trainer certification.  Meaning, if you are a licensed plumber, electrician,…

I Want My Dog To Do Personal Protection Training (Bite Trained Dog): Myths and Facts

At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, we do everything from personal protection dogs (bite dogs), drug dogs, basic/advanced obedience, and behavioral issues. So naturally, people see our numerous videos on YouTube of our trained dogs doing bite work and they call us or email us to because they want their dog to do…

My Dog Drags Me On The Leash! How To Get My Dog To Heel?

  Training a dog to heel is one of our most requested and needed commands at our dog training facility in Northern Virginia.  We currently have over 430+ Before/After videos on our Youtube Channel, most of these videos show dogs we have trained off-leash heeling with distractions.  The picture above is me working a Belgian…

Killing Your Dog’s Drive Through Obedience Training

At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, I always ensure I warn people about killing their dog’s drive through obedience training. When many people come through our dog obedience training program in Virginia, they are so excited to have their new, listening, well-behaved, and good mannered dog.   With our training sessions, we tell people…

Importance of Mental and Physical Stimulation For Your Dog

We stress mental and physical stimulation on a daily basis at our dog training facility in Northern Virginia. The importance of physical and mental exercise cannot be stressed enough as to what it takes in order to raise a perfect dog. Dogs are like people—they need stimulation, they need to get out, and they need…