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Mountain View Dog Training in Amissville, Virginia, has helped hundreds of people train their dogs to be the wonderful companions that only dogs can be. Our approach is positive, supportive, and fun for both the canine and the human members of each team.

News Flash! Mountain View Dog Training will participate in Dog Days of September in Warrenton on September 4th! Visit our table, which will be nested with that of Hungry Like the Woof! Good info and handouts! Always something yummy and healthy for your dog!

Big news! Our obedience classes are moving to Warrenton. Target date is Tuesday, September 8, with our Family Dog class being the first class held there, followed by a Wag-It Games class. Check our Class Schedule page for information on our classes.

We will be using the training space at Hungry Like the Woof at 147 Alexandria Pike, Warrenton, VA 20186. There could be a problem with our opening date, since the space is presently being fitted out for us, and we all know how construction products can be stalled. We’re certainly looking forward to it happening on schedule! If it does not, we will hold the first class (or classes) at our outdoor site in Amissville.

Our agility classes will continue to be held outdoors at our Amissville, VA site.

For class descriptions and registration information, please see our Class Schedule page.

Our Instructors

Our instructors have scores of years of experience training both dogs and humans, and continue their education by attending other classes and seminars on operant conditioning (“clicker training”), behavioral issues, problem solving, canine agility training and handling, in addition to reading books and watching DVDs on these and other subjects. In this way we remain on the cutting edge of behavioral learning and training, as well as the latest trends in agility training and handling, and our doggy students and their handlers reap the benefits from this.

Our Methods

We’re fortunate to live in an enlightened era vis a vis dog training – a happy farewell to the methods of years past, with force training, jerking and “correcting” dogs for not doing things for which they weren’t yet trained. Rewarding a dog for desirable behavior and ignoring undesirable/incorrect responses (or “bad” behavior) is so much healthier for both our dogs and us!

Agility

At Mountain View we love agility. It’s more fun than a barrel of puppies! We’re also serious about agility competition (with quite a few grains of sensitivity and sensibility) and strive to teach our human students to respect their canine athlete partners, to give them tasks they can understand and achieve, and to have fun while playing the agility game. And that spells Capital F-U-N for both dog and handler!