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Learn About Us

Meet Our Founder

Walking with a Friend, LLC in Gainesville, VA, was founded by Roni Campbell. She is a professional dog trainer who has more than eight years of experience in teaching pet owners how to communicate effectively with their four-legged best friends. For the past ten years, she has been actively pursuing professional dog training certifications. Roni has been studying and learning the best and most modern, and science-based methods of dog training from many of the most respected professionals in the nation and around the world.

Her approach to dog training is always friendly and will never harm the playful psyche of your beloved pet. Roni uses positive reinforcement and avoids using any form of force or pain. You can just read on to learn more about her credentials.

Dog Training Credentials

  • Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, Knowledge Assessed - CPDT-KA
  • Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Behavior Graduate and Certified Training Partner - KPA-CTP
  • Pet Professional Guild, Full Professional Membership - PPG
  • IAABC - International Association of Animal Behavior Counsultants - Suporting Member
  • SDC - Service Dog Coach - Cooperative Paws Certified
  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Professional Member APDT
  • Bond Based Choice Teacher - Certified
  • AKC-CGC - Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
  • Trust Centered Training - Certified
  • C.L.A.S.S instructor through APDT - Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • Fear Free Certified Animal Trainer - Veterinarian and Pet Parent Training Partner
  • Certified in American Red Cross Canine First Aid

Contact Us Today

   Ask about the best possible training approach for you and your pet.

  • We offer all new clients a no charge phone consultation to see

    if we are a match for you and your pup.

Our Services