Viva Vienna Sunday and Monday: Please stop by and say hello. We are in our usual spot under the tree at the corner of Center & Church.
Welcome to the website for Rudy’s Friends Dog Training, Inc. We serve Northern Virginia and offer private training as well as small group classes. Please see “Our Services” for details.
Our Philosophy: Make training fun & happy and your dog will learn that responding to commands can be a great experience.
Learn to use “Positive Motivational Training” and teach your puppy some manners.
Small Business Saturday may be over but please continue to support our friends at Pro Feed in Vienna. Learn about healthy foods and treats and have fun with their great toys.
We offer training gift certificates which are always a much appreciated present.
Dog training is an on-going process building manners and a positive relationship with your dog. We try to offer several new classes every month at Pro Feed Vienna so please check “Our Services” for details and reserve a place for your dog now.
Besides having fun we always work on teaching calm behavior and self-control. Small classes with lots of individual attention.
Our Basic Manners Made Easy classes at Pro Feed Vienna are so much more than just teaching commands. It’s important for dogs to be comfortable in new environments so we introduce some agility and have FUN. Also helps to build confidence.
Please click on “Our Services” for class dates.
Do something FUN with your dog. Learn about K9 Detection Work/Find It. We will be happy to schedule a class as soon as there are 4 dogs interested. See class info under “Our Services: Pro Feed Vienna.”
We enjoy working with Canine Companions for Independence, www.cci.org. Arkin is a certified service dog who is a great source of inspiration for our puppy raisers. His mom has MS and he often helps her when shopping. Arkin can carry groceries, give money to the cashier and pick up items that are dropped on the floor including a credit card. This is real self-control! Click on picture to enlarge.
Learn many of the same “positive motivational” techniques that are used to train marine and circus animals. Our approach is very kind and gentle and it’s based in science. It’s all about behavior and consequence, repetition and consistency. Have fun with your dogs as you teach them to walk nicely on a leash or learn to obey the basic commands of sit, down, stay and come. We can help your pups learn to control mouthing and jumping as well as tips for potty and crate training.
Do you chase your dog when he grabs your shoe? Let us show you a better approach for handling this situation. “Off and take it” is a wonderful skill to help with your dog’s manners. Understand the importance of socializing your dogs and learn how to prevent some undesirable behaviors. Are your dogs afraid of storms or perhaps of someone carrying an umbrella? Classical learning is all too often put on the backburner but it can be the root of some severe issues.
We also offer some more advanced training for those owners and dogs who have mastered the basics. Does your dog obey commands when you are not right next to him? Teach your dog to respond when you are across the room or on the other side of the yard. Let us help you work with distractions and other challenges such as taking your dog to a shopping center.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator
Member of IACP (International Assoc. of Canine Professionals)
Member of APDT (Assoc. of Pet Dog Trainers)
Author of “Rudy’s Friends” and “Be Safe With Rudy’s Friends”