Our Training Philosophy

Every dog is unique and has its own personality, learning ability and temperament. Some have a short attention span, are hyper and may seem stubborn whereas others have an easy going, eager to please temperament. Some dogs are fearful or shy and have to build self-confidence, where others need to get a little “attitude” adjustment. We have successfully used training methods that work with a wide variety of dogs and owners. We modify our techniques to suit the individuals needs. All of our trainers have a thorough understanding of all training methods and will be able to teach you with whichever training method you prefer. However, during the Free Training or Behavior Evaluation, we will evaluate which training method is best suited for your dogs temperament, learning ability and current problems.

Our training methods are based on an understanding of how animals learn and how dogs communicate with each other. We teach you how to communicate with your dog so you will have a long lasting and happy relationship with him or her. We strongly encourage voice training, as your voice is the only tool you have with you at all times!   

We believe that a qualified trainer is capable of adjusting training methods to suit the individual dog’s and owner’s needs. It is not possible to fit one training method to all temperaments, breeds and problems dogs are experiencing. Therefore, we prefer to evaluate your dog first to determine which method is best suited to get the results you are looking for. 

Our training programs are recommended by the areas Veterinarians, Breeders, Groomers and Pet Owners. We have clients not only coming from the DC/Metro area but also from North & South Carolina, Pennsylvania,  Mississippi, Connecticut, Texas, New York and other States. Our extensive experience with behavioral cases and very high success rate is worth the travel time!

Shopping around for Classes?

Beware of “free” or very inexpensive dog training – because you get what you pay for. For example, one large pet store chain charges $99 for obedience classes that are held in the aisles of their stores by clerks whose qualifications for teaching are reading a book & watching a video.  Hobby trainers and clubs also offer classes at lower fees, taught by volunteers with little to limited formal training. 

More often than not, you will get poor quality instruction along with wrong advice, in out-of-control classes, taught by “trainers” with very little hands on dog training experience. 

When shopping around, ask about their background and experience. Observe a class in progress to get a feeling for the class environment, the instructors expertise and teaching skills. Are the people enjoying the class? Are the dogs under control? Does the instructor have a dog available for demonstration purposes? Does the class seem well organized? Ask if references are available per request to find out how past or current clients liked the training and what kind of results they achieved.

At CES Dog Training, Inc. we are dedicated to make the relationship with your dog a better one, so you can enjoy your canine companion for years to come. A well trained and well behaved dog is a much better dog and we can help you turn your puppy or older dog into the well behaved dog you’d like him to be!

Call us right now to speak with one of our trainers or our behaviorist (703) 369-9912 and make your dog the well behaved pet you’d like him to be!

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