CJ has been teaching puppies and adult dogs obedience and good manners for 5 years. In 2017, she earned a degree in Psychology at George Mason University. She applies this knowledge in her training, relying on positive reinforcement to help dogs become well-behaved companions under a variety of circumstances. She has experience teaching puppy kindergarten, pet obedience group and private lessons, and service dog training. Puppy socialization and trick training are her favorite!
CJ's best friend is her service dog in training, Pluto, a 1.5 year old Golden Retriever. Pluto is trained in advanced obedience, is a certified trick dog, and is currently working towards off-leash obedience and finishing his service dog training.
Wyatt has been training dogs for 14 years now. Last year, he attended the esteemed Pat Miller's Canine Behavior and Training Academy and graduated with the highest scores in his class. He is a certified CGC and trick dog evaluator, a member of the PPG, the APDT, and MAAPPPT, and has experience training pet, therapy, and service dogs. He now specializes in behavior counseling for anxious and aggressive dogs.
Wyatt has a 4.5 year old Australian Kelpie/Border Collie mix named Noél. Noél is a certified trick dog and is trained in basic, advanced, and off-leash obedience. They also dabble in agility, rally obedience, and dog parkour. Wyatt also has a 2 year old Golden Retriever named Benny. Benny is currently finishing his advanced obedience and learning to focus under heavy distraction. Wyatt has big plans for Benny!
we put our obedience to the test
BRAVE Dog Training believes in setting achievable goals. We offer a variety of testing and certifications which serve as milestones throughout the training process.
WHAT'S ALL THE HYPE
about brave dog training
At B.R.A.V.E. Dog Training, positive reinforcement is the backbone of our program. Through reward based training, we shape dogs that perform with precision. It is by fostering their love for work and building the bond between handler and dog that we are able to ultimately train dogs to perform at such high levels of obedience without any special equipment.
That's right! No prong collars, no choke chains, no e-collars needed.
This is TRUE off-leash training.
We work to create real-world results, which is why our training sessions occur in a variety of locations around Leesburg, Virginia, from open fields to the Outlet Mall. Our classes focus heavily on shaping a well-adjusted, well-mannered, easy-going dog that knows how to behave in a variety of situations