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Force-free, functional dog training

Our Philosophy

We believe in a fear-free approach to dog training that builds confidence and strengthens the bond between you and your pets.

A dog heeling on a walk with a loose leash.

Learn practical skills for every day.

Whether it's loose-leash walking, or a basic down-stay, we believe your dog's training should enhance your life.

Achieve reliable behavior.

Set your dog up for success, and feel secure that they can be relied upon.

young girl and her dog on a bed smiling
trusting dog looks up at groomer while getting nails trimmed

Build a bond based on trust.

Learn to understand what your dog is communicating so they can trust you always have their best interests at heart.


Our Happy Clients

Some of the best boys and girls we've had the pleasure to work with!


"Barky was a rescue that had a lot of anxiety triggers, and was reactive to other dogs. Through working with Courtney and Austin, Barky has become a confident, happy, and social dog that we can bring along everywhere."

- Barky’s Parents

"We were most impressed with how Courtney and Austin always put our dogs' comfort levels first with any training session- they are really able to read dogs' cues and nonverbal behavior to help bring out the best in them."

- Mack & Willie's Mom

"Max had started displaying sudden aggression towards car rides and grooming. Through Courtney and Austin's guidance, Max is learning cooperative care and how to consent to things he doesn't find all that fun."

- Max's Mom

woman training a vizla dog with a lifted paw and sitting

Training Hours

Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 4pm
Sun: Closed

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We serve the southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, and western North Carolina areas.

Tell us a bit more about your goals and needs, and we'll get back to you shortly!

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