Excellent Dog Training
Walking with a Friend, LLC in Gainesville, VA offers pain and force-free training methods to help you bond with your dog. We can teach your dog to do what you want them to do without damaging their spirit and playful nature. Our staff will help you improve and maintain your trusting bonded relationship with your four-legged friend.
Training is OPEN to all fully vaccinated Pet Parents
For Virtual Private Training via ZOOM meetings
Please ask for more information using our Contact Form
Post Pandemic Puppy Socialization Program
for 10 to 16 Week Old Puppies
Our program offered in Four and Six-week options and are divided into
"Out and about Town", Training Room Manners Education, Puppy Socialization with several playtime breaks in our large fenced yard occasionally they might meet our 2 resident Momma dogs
Polite manners and foundation behaviors are taught using games, puzzles, and fun. Additionally, we offer a mid-week check-in phone call for coaching with you and your puppy to ensure we are all on the same track. Written step-by-step instructions are given for all behaviors trained.
We will coach and support you through all phases of your puppy's training.
All Puppy and Adult Dog Programs
include: Help with
Leash manners, ending and understanding excessive barking, teaching polite greetings
Living with Kids and Dogs
Family Pet Dog Training
Service Dog Coaching and Tune-ups
Always Fear-Free, Force-Free, Pain-Free
We Build Relationships and Trust
by Using Positive Reinforcement & Bond Based Scientifically Proven Teaching Methods
Reinforcement Rewards include:
Praise, Toys, Food, Life Rewards, and anything else that your dog likes
All Programs are Custom Designed for your Desired Outcomes.
Your Puppy or Adult dog will learn:
Watch (Focus, Attention), Touch (Nose Target) Sit, Down, Stay, Stand, Wait, Come, Leave it, Trade,
Take, Give and Drop it, Go to their Place, Bed & Crate, Loose Leash Walking, Long Line Walking, Go Sniff,
with distractions, distance, and duration as well as
Find it (Search) and Polite Greetings.
We will work together to maintain their healthy curiosity and the amazement and joy you share with them.
Board and Train for Busy Pet Parents
We train your dog and then teach you to continue training your dog at home. We teach your dog what you want them
There is a 90-minute in-person evaluation Meet & Greet get aquatinted session after your dog's history has been submitted.
This meeting is to make certain that we are a good match for your family
and to discuss your goals.
This program is limited to one dog per 12 sessions with 2 in-home transfer sessions. 14 sessions total - cost - $2800
Many pet parents choose this program when they need vacation boarding for their dog and want their pup to sharpen his skills or learn new ones.
Home-Style Boarding for Your Puppy or Adult or Senior Dog
For established client pet-parents only, as may be needed boarding for vacations, special events, etc.