Dog Training

Dog Training Classes and Events

Just Fur Pets has partnered with a local certified dog trainer to provide group and private puppy and dog training services to dog parents in the Springfield and Burke area.

We are pleased to work with Sundogs Canine Consultation and Training to help you help your furkid navigate the human world.

Watch your email inbox, our Facebook page (JustFurPetsVA) and this webpage for announcements for dog training classes,  special events for pet parents, movie nights and workshops.

Sundogs Canine Consulting and Training offers positive ‘Force Free’ training to people and their canine pals.  Sundogs works to teach owners how to use behavior science to effectively acquire and prevent behaviors. Printable training class descriptions and fees are available on the trainer's website.

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Upcoming Training Classes

Semi-private classes are available; space is limited:

K9 Nosework
Mondays at 6:15-7:30pm; October 23-November 27

The sport of K9 Nose Work® was developed to give our companion and sporting dogs an outlet for their natural hunting and scenting abilities. No special training is needed making nose work perfectly suited to any age and breed of dog from Shih-tzu’s to Saint Bernards. All dogs have a fantastic olfactory organ and the capacity to sniff out hidden rewards. The focus of nose work is to be fun both for the dog and for his handler. While it is based on the foundational techniques of detection, this program is strictly about fun and games!

Register at: K9 Nosework; $215

About the Trainers

Peggy Bowers, PMCT-2 , CPDT-KASundogs Consultation and Training logo
Sundogs Canine Consultation and Training

Peggy Bowers, a life long animal lover, is passionate about behavior science and force-free rewards-based training. Peggy understands that by using the fundamentals of learning and positive reinforcement we can achieve desired behaviors without resorting to pain, fear or force which have no place in the canine-human relationship.

Peggy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and a Pat Miller Certified Trainer - Level 2 (PMCT-2). Peggy has studied extensively with the renowned trainer and behaviorist, Pat Miller, at Peaceable Paws, LLC, having completed four training academies including Advanced Behavior Studies and Canine Aggression as well as attending workshops and assisting in new trainer academies. Peggy also studied behavior at the renowned Chicken Camp Workshop taught by Applied Behavior Analyst Parvene Farhoody. Peggy’s education and certifications are an ongoing quest in the interest of a acquiring a better understanding and keeping up with the latest studies, research and techniques.

Renée Amodeo, PMCT, CPDT-KA, ANWIDRD Heart
Do Rite Doggie Training, LLC

Renée Amodeo came into the world of dog training while working with her rescue dog from a hoarding situation, her other rescue who was reactive, and her latest rescue who showed signs of resource guarding and fear toward strangers.

Renée is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) and a Pat Miller Certified Trainer (PMCT).  She has completed three academies and numerous workshops with the renowned trainer and behaviorist, Pat Miller, of Peaceable Paws, LLC, - to include training academies Canine Behavior & Training, Behavior Modification and  Canine Cognition (Canine Aggression Academy Nov ’17).  Renée has also studied with Applied Behavior Analyst, Dr. Susan Friedman, in the Living & Learning with Animals program as well as with Suzanne Clothier’s Relationship Centered Training.  She is a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and a professional member of the Pet Professional Guild which promotes force free training.

Renée attends as many seminars and workshop as she can to stay on top of the science-based positive reinforcement reward training methods.  She has over 200 hours volunteering as a trainer with the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, where she brought K9 Nose Work to the shelter dogs as an enrichment project.  K9 Nose Work is her passion!  She has attended the GA & PA K9 Nose Work Training Camps and continues to introduce the sport to her private clients. 

For more information on Dog Training or our upcoming Events, call us at (703) 455-3333 or send us an email.