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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.

We hold classes in two locations:

  • indoors at Hungry Like the Woof, at Hungry Like the Woof, 147 Alexandria Pike, Warrenton, VA 20186
  • outdoors at Mountain View Dog Training, 766 Viewtown Road, Amissville. VA 20106

Classes at Hungry Like the Woof (see our Schedule page). Our next block of classes will begin the week of December 5, 2016. We will take a break for the holidays, resuming January 7, and will complete the session by February 5.

Yes, we have Nose Work! Classes will commence January 7 and go for six weeks. See our Class Schedule page for info and registration.

Information on our next session of obedience classes at Hungry Like te Woof will be posted during the week of December 26. Our next session will begin the week of February 13; see below for our dates for 2017.

Agility Classes in Amissville (outdoors)

  • Wednesday morning Competition Agility drop-in: 10 AM
  • Sunday evening pre-Novice Handling drop-in: 4:30 PM
  • Sunday evening Novice/Open level drop-in: 5:30 PM

Email us at train@mountainviewdogtraining.com if you’re interested in any of these agility classes.

The Rest of the Year

Our classes at Hungry Like the Woof run on an eight-week rotation. Our schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:

  • Feb 13 – Mar 26
  • Apr 3 – May 14
  • May 22 – Jul 2
  • Jul 10 – Aug 20
  • Aug 28 – Oct 8
  • Oct 16 – Nov 26
  • Dec 4 – 17; Jan 8 – Feb 4

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!