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 on October 10, 2016.
For this session we’re offering
- Foundation Agility – Mondays
- Family Dog on Tuesdays
- Canine Parkour on Tuesdays
- Super Puppy! – Wednesdays
- TRICKS – Wednesdays
- two levels of Rally – Thursday mornings
- a CGC/Therapy Dog class on Thursday afternoon
- Competitive Obedience (two levels) – Thursdays
- Nose Work classes on Saturdays
- Puppy Kindergarten on Sundays
Do check out our new Canine Parkour class on Tuesdays! — lots of fun and exercise for your dog and you.
See Class Schedule for list of classes and to register for them.
Classes in Amissville (outdoors)
- Wednesday morning Competition Agility drop-in: 9:30 AM
- Sunday evening pre-Novice Handling drop-in: 5:30 PM
- Sunday evening Novice/Open level drop-in: 6:30 PM
Email us at email@example.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 next set of classes will begin the week of December 5, continue until December 22; break for the holidays and pick up January 6 – February 5, 2017. Then classes will follow this schedule:
- 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 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.
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!
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!