Horse and Hound Wellness
Dog Obedience Training

DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING


Horse and Hound Wellness offers private dog training sessions in the MD/VA/DC area.    Sessions are customized to meet your needs and are geared toward the dog owner who wants and has time to work closely with his/her dog during the training period.  I will show the dog owner how to build a relationship with their dog and to break the barrier of communication.  My training methods mainly consist of using positive reinforcement and reward based training, however training methods may vary as "one size does not fit all." Rather than follow one specific method or formula, I always try to tailor my approach based on the unique dog I am working with.

There is no greater gift you can offer your dog than to understand her: to walk a mile in her paws.  Though money can buy a lot of dog biscuits and squeak toys, and obedience classes will encourage greater responsiveness to you, a lot more is going on behind the scenes than the simple recognition of the command "Sit." The more we understand the way our dogs think, the more we can learn to fulfill their needs.  Also, dogs are motivated to please people.  They know instinctually that people are of utmost importance to them and that they can get almost any need satisfied if they rely on a human.  As a result, dogs do what they can to please humans and their brains are wired for this impulse.  Dogs are also wonderfully adaptable, but this drive to please is a double-edged sword.  If you want your dog to behave like a needy child, the dog will eventually behave like a needy child, even though his instincts tell him not to.  When dogs try to adapt to human desires that are unnatural for them, they will most likely become unbalanced and behavioral issues will occur.

Understanding how your dog thinks enables you to become the "pack leader", thereby giving your dog what she needs to be happy and balanced.


In home training can include such topics as:
  

     * Puppy training/Housebreaking
     * Crate training
     * Basic obedience
     * Advanced obedience
     * Rules, boundaries and limitations
     * Leash walking
     * Behavior modification
     * Understanding your dog's body language
     * Socialization
     


Private lessons are paid for on an hourly basis.  Payment is accepted at time of service in the form of credit card, check or cash payment.   Contact Horse and Hound Wellness for additional information or to schedule a session.   Refer a friend/client and receive $10.00 off a training session.

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  • Rebecca Nov 14, 2014

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  • Teri Oct 29, 2014

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    My rescue dog, Jasper is extremely hyper and has a bad habit of jumping on people when they come in and excessive whimpering and barking as well. We tried EVERYTHING! I was very skeptical but within one visit JoJo had come into my home and within 5 minutes had Jasper quiet and calm. She told me what I need to continue to do in order for him to maintain this good behavior.. Thanks Jojo! I never would have believed it was possible for him.

  • Chrystine Oct 13, 2014

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    Jojo was wonderful! I had almost lost hope with Artie. Within 1 hour, I was amazed at how he responded. I worked with him the rest of the afternoon and it was a complete change....I needed the basics. Thank you Jojo!

  • Rose Oct 12, 2014

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    As soon as she arrived, our new poodle puppy, Ted, was calm and attentive. She taught him to sit in about 1 min. I named her the dog whisperer. Can't wait to have her again.

  • Leota Oct 10, 2014

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    JoJo did a great job training my dog, Keesha. In just a few sessions she had Keesha following basic commands such as sit, stay and come. By following her directions I am now able to have a much better behaved dog. Kudos to JoJo. I can,t thank you enough !!!!!

  • Lindsey Oct 9, 2014

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    Jo came to my house for some basic training guidance for my dog Olive. She was excellent with Olive! She gave me some really great advice, showed me some of the simple mistakes I had been making, and really helped us to control Olive when people come to the door and also when she is on the leash. I would recommend Jo to anyone looking for some one-to-one training for their dog!


  • 5/5 stars February 14, 2015

    After just one session with Joanne, I can tell a difference with our puppy. We have a way to go, but I am confident the tools I learned will help us be successful. I look forward to our next session.

  • 5/5 stars November 14, 2014

  • 5/5 stars October 28, 2014

    My rescue dog, Jasper is extremely hyper and has a bad habit of jumping on people when they come in and excessive whimpering and barking as well. We tried EVERYTHING! I was very skeptical but within one visit JoJo had come into my home and within 5 minutes had Jasper quiet and calm. She told me what I need to continue to do in order for him to maintain this good behavior.. Thanks Jojo! I never would have believed it was possible for him.

  • 5/5 stars October 13, 2014

    Jojo was wonderful! I had almost lost hope with Artie. Within 1 hour, I was amazed at how he responded. I worked with him the rest of the afternoon and it was a complete change....I needed the basics. Thank you Jojo!

  • 5/5 stars October 12, 2014

    As soon as she arrived, our new poodle puppy, Ted, was calm and attentive. She taught him to sit in about 1 min. I named her the dog whisperer. Can't wait to have her again.

  • 5/5 stars October 10, 2014

    JoJo did a great job training my dog, Keesha. In just a few sessions she had Keesha following basic commands such as sit, stay and come. By following her directions I am now able to have a much better behaved dog. Kudos to JoJo. I can,t thank you enough !!!!!

  • 5/5 stars October 9, 2014

    Jo came to my house for some basic training guidance for my dog Olive. She was excellent with Olive! She gave me some really great advice, showed me some of the simple mistakes I had been making, and really helped us to control Olive when people come to the door and also when she is on the leash. I would recommend Jo to anyone looking for some one-to-one training for their dog!