Trainer Profile
APDT Member Since 2011


I am a former Police K9 Handler & Retired, 31 yr Federal Law Enforcement Officer. I train using Positive Reinforcement and will teach you to handle your dog in all situations, to communicate more effectively, and to solve problems. House Manners-Behavioral Modification-Expert Obedience. United States Police Canine Association-Certified March 1998.
Designations: BA
Job Title: Owner/Trainer
Training Equipment: Treats. Treat pouch. Leather and nylon leads. Tug toys. Agility equipment. Cones. Clicker (if necessary).
Training Philosophy: Positive reinforcement. Setting dogs and their owners up for successful challenges, and helping them to get there. Teaching owners to communicate more effectively with their dogs by creating a benevolent and rewarding relationship.
Locations Served: I always conduct an initial, 2 hour, in-home training visit (with evaluation) in Fairfax County, N. Arlington & Eastern Loudoun counties of Virginia. Follow-up training (if needed) is conducted at various public venues in the Reston, VA area to include: obedience location, behavior modification programs at the Reston Town Center, and residential (dog walker frequented) neighborhoods in Reston, & at the Reston Dog Park.
I specialize in relieving anxiety/aggression issues, reactivity & problem solving for families. I'm a Dog Park behavior specialist. I offer dog walking services to my clients and overnight pet sitting as well. Bonded and insured. Please check us out on
Services Offered
AKC Canine Partner
AKC Obedience
Assistance Service Dog
Behavioral Consultation
CGC Training
Clicker Training
Fun Games
In-Home Training
Nose Work
Private Lessons
Private Training