About Us

Wonderful Friends Dog Training &

Dog Walking

of Northern VA

Good Manners are a learned behavior

Wonderful Friends offers Dog Training and Mid Day Walking services. 

 

A little about myself

 

My name is Lynne Dunham and I have been training dogs for 30 years, from puppy classes to agility and  all level of obedience.

 

Although I have competed in dog obedience and agility trials at a national level with my own dogs, my classes are geared to the Pet Owner.  

At the present some of my dogs are learning Freestyle Dancing with your dogs, and Rally O Obedience.

I provide instruction in each class to show you how to gently and effectively teach your Friend how to perform the exercises.  Using Positive Reinforcement techniques to reshape your dogs behaviors enriches their lives.  Most dogs can learn up to over 90 words using positive training approach, where the old traditional methods of forced training will discourage some dogs and cause them to want to stop learning new things after a few command words are learned. 

 

Seminars attended

Ian Dunbar— Author and one the beginner Positive Reinforcement developers—2010

Dr. Karen Overall

           Pharmacological (Drug) Treatment for Troubled Canines"—2009

Dr. Patricia McConnell — Author; trainer.

            "For the Love of a Dog" and "The Other End of the Leash"  2008

Patti Russo  - Working the Individual Dog

 Leslie Nelson

 Julie Daniels

 Linda Tellington-Jones  “TTouch”

Terri Arnold  - private lessons with Terry

Susan Clothier

 

Mentor and friend;  Ellen DeWolf; Merryfields Farms

 

Member of APDT—  Association of Dog Trainers 

 

 Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator   -    American Kennel Club (AKC)

 

 A. C. E. Agility Club, founding member 

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Sneak; CGC

Training for Fly Ball, and Freestyle

I have 2 dogs at the present

Patches; CGC

In training for Freestyle, and Agility.

Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge (https://www.rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm )

Little Gal; CGC, AAD, Obedience (up to the utility level), Agility, Tracking, & herding trials.

Jetta; MAD, CGC - Herding, obedience, agility trials.

Du; AD,CGC - Agility, Obedience, Herding