Training Dogs, Coaching People
IN-HOME DOG TRAINING
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
$280 for 1.50 hours (1 dog)
$400 for 2 hours (2 dogs)
Training your dog starts at your home and this is why I'd recommend for you to try my 1.50 Hr In-Home Training where I come to your home and work with everyone in your family including children (if any).
My In-Home Training includes loose leash walking where I will take you and your dog around your neighborhood and address your dog's leash pulling, grabbing of the leash and jumping on other people. We'll also go through various training exercises in your home focusing on your dog's specific behavior and obedience concerns; such as, mouthing, jumping, barking, potty issues, crate training and more!
We Specialize In Improving Reactivity.
We specialize at improving and countering dog reactivity towards other dogs, people, and things. Everyday we work with dogs who suffer from the same discomfort. Their fears make walks difficult for the both of you and it’s not as uncommon as you think. We’ve worked with hundreds of dog families just like yours to make dog walks more manageable and fun. Don’t give up! There is work to be done! Let dOgBEDIENCE personally coach you along the way.
Is my dog Reactive or Aggressive?
Not likely Reactive or Aggressive
If your dog is not aggressive or reactive you need our standard Obedience & Behavior Training
If your dog demonstrates any of the above examples you need our Aggression Training
WHAT IS DOG REACTIVITY?
When owners see their dog pulling, lunging, and barking towards other dogs they often label them as aggressive. Some may in fact be aggressive in combination, but many won’t resort to any truly aggressive behaviors. These dogs are afraid or stressed and they’re making it known the best way they know how. We coin these barky-pully friends as reactive. Think of yourself when you see a spider on the wall next to you, or a snake on a gravel path. Simply put, a reactive dog is a dog who displays disorderly symptoms caused by a negative emotional response to another dog, person, bike, child, or other stimulus. Walking your frightened friend can be difficult, frustrating, and isolating. Everyday we see dogs passing by so calmly, meanwhile your dog "Courage" is being a cowardly dog.
WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP
Improving reactivity is our specialty! Our method offers a positive approach to a negative situation; makes sense right? You’ll learn how to set your dog up for success with safe handling techniques, proper positioning, timing, and threshold management. In doing so, you’ll create opportunities to counter your dog's negative response and begin to replace it with a positive one. Through repetition--we’ll begin to address underlying symptoms that traditional dog training (shock, prong, or chain collars) cannot address; and by the way, we do not use these aversive collars. We strive to serve you and your dog's reactivity conundrum with whatever unique support and information you require.
HOW LONG DOES TRAINING TAKE?
Alas, reactivity can be time consuming and there is no clear answer to how long it can take. The amount of time and effort you invest combined with your dogs age, motivation, and level of stress can effect recovery duration. Some dogs speed through recovery while others are the slower tortoise in the race. With this in mind, when you work with dOgBEDIENCE, you do everything we do, training is our shared responsibility. You’ll learn the figurative tools necessary to improve Scooby’s aversion to ghosts and ghouls. When we say goodbye you feel confident in your ability to continue to improve old and new behavior.
Training Good Dogs To Be Great Dogs &
Coaching People To Be Great Dog Owners
My name is Michael Peer, a Former Police K9 Officer turned Dog Trainer & Behaviorist. I have over 18 years of professional experience working with over 3,000 dogs and their people. Helping people and dogs are my passion in life.
I can help you train your dog using Positive Reinforcement Methods. As a dog lover, I train dogs without using harsh tools---NO E-COLLAR, NO SHOCK COLLAR, NO PRONG COLLAR & NO CHOKE COLLAR.
99% SUCCESS RATE--
I have a 99% Success Rate in improving/modifying unwanted behavior using Positive Dog Training Reinforcement Methods.
In 2009, I adopted a 4 month old Rottie who became my inspiration in training dogs. My then newly adopted pup was born with a chronic auto immune disease (Addison's) and a challenging behavior. It wasn't easy for my family in the beginning but I could not and would not give up on him. He lived for 7 years and he paid me back a thousandfold. ...
It's like a miracle! Two days later, he's still like a whole new dog!
Jennifer, Reston VA
We loved working with Michael. He was funny, considerate,
and always looking for ways to make our lives better.
He was great with our dog, and always very supportive.
The lessons he taught us will help us with every dog we adopt from here on out.
Michael V, Sterling VA
Thanks again for coming by and coaching us yesterday. Just one session really helped me change my mindset and understand the purpose of walks and the right way to walk Mipha. I was able to have the most relaxing and enjoyable walk with her this morning! Super excited to apply your teachings in the coming weeks, and am definitely going to book a package in the near future (probably when she's a little older 😄)!
Zophie, Great Falls VA
Michael is awesome! He trained us how to be good dog owners and how to train with her and not against her! Luna was all over the place at first but now she has more self control and listens to commands and has more focus! Loved it!
Giselle, Reston VA
After 90 minutes with Mike I feel comfortable with what I need to do to control my dogs leash pulling, jumping and how to prompt her to come. In person is key! You Tube and google don’t match because he is a dog whisperer and gets to know your dog within the first 20 min.
Amy, Reston VA
Michael was so patient, kind and honest with our whole family. He spoke to us and taught us how to deal with our 7 mo cavapoo. He was able to not only read our dog but each human family member. He was clear, easy to understand and professional. I wish I had started with him from the beginning. I have wasted so much money on expensive trainers who have used and recommend harsh techniques.
If you ever consider having a dog or have one now, stop your research and make your appointment with Dogbedience.
Paulette, Falls Church VA
Mike was really amazing with our newly adopted puppy Bumi.
While his prices is a bit more expensive than other trainer it was well worth it.
He taught our puppy in one what other trainers promised to teach him in four sessions.
You're saving money in the long run when you get yourself a good trainer.
Mike walked us through the steps of what to do and offered free post-training guidance via text.
Well worth it.
I worked with Michael on training our enthusiastic, large, young dog. We were having trouble with some dominant behavior, pulling on the leash and barking. He helped give me the tools I needed to be able to take my dog to the dog park, into public places and on crowded sidewalks, even through a festival at Reston!
We concentrated on social behavior, such as walking on a leash, meeting other dogs and using correct techniques, so I would be in charge instead of our dog. Walks are now much more enjoyable, and our dog is happier because we will take him to play with other dogs now. Totally worth it!!!
Lynn, Great Falls VA
We had a two hour session with Mike for our small rescue hound, Eddy.
It was time and money well spent. Eddy was a different dog as soon as Mike was out the door because we were different owners.
He gets right to work and his knowledge is extensive. I can't recommend this trainer highly enough!
Lois, Herndon VA
I'm so impressed by how much my dog has improved with just one in-home session! Michael was great to work with, he gave us some really valuable advice.
It’s been just about a week since our appointment and my dog has more direction around the house and it’s better behaved, he seems to follow well to the leadership we even thought him some tricks at 5 years old! We are working on the leash reactivity, which was the main problem but Michael gave is the right steps to correct it and it really seems to be working !
I feel more confident because now I know how to handle it and he knows what I’m asking, our walks have been more enjoyable ! It was all thanks to Michael he is very knowledgeable about any type of dog behavior would highly recommend !
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