Training

Seneca Hill Dog Training in Great Falls, VA

Helping Your Dog Be Their Best

Training classes at Seneca Hill are conducted by Marnie Montgomery of Joyful Dog LLC. Marnie focuses on making it fun for both you and your dog to build the behavior you want. Her good manners training and behavior modification techniques develop better communication and compassion between you and your dog. This positive reinforcement-based training program uses toys, treats, and scientifically-based techniques—never fear, pain, or intimidation.

Schedule your training appointment by calling (703) 420-7083 now.

Training Classes Designed to Build Confidence, Calm & Focus

Marnie is also available for individual sessions to address problem behaviors and for Tellington TTouch® sessions, a method that uses bodywork and movement to promote physical and behavioral balance in your dog while also enhancing your relationship with them.

The training program includes a variety of classes for dogs and their people, including:

  • Puppy Kindergarten: Teaches puppies that the world is fun while also teaching them basic behavior like sit, come, loose-leash walking, wait, leave it, attention, and settle.
  • Fido’s First Grade: Develops and improves basic skills while helping you build your connection with your dog. For adolescent, adult, and senior dogs (8 months or older).
  • Clicks for Tricks – Fun and Games with Fido: All training should be a game, and this class helps you use “clicker training” to teach your dog new tricks.

Time-Tested Training Approaches

Marnie’s training approach is based on more than two decades of experience in adult education and, more recently, her intensive study of Tellington TTouch® techniques and rewards-based methods of dog training and behavior modification.

She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and George Mason University, a Pat Miller Certified Trainer, a Peaceable Paws affiliate, a member of the Tellington TTouch® Practitioner Guild, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Association of Positive Professional Pet Trainers, and a full member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Do Over Dogs

Have you recently adopted a pet? This program combines basic manner training with gentle behavior modification skills to help them settle in to their new family. The curriculum is tailored to your concerns, and class size is limited to four students to provide for the extra attention our Do Over Dogs usually need.

For additional information about the training program, including class schedule and admission requirements, please contact Joyful Dog LLC. You can also click here for more information.

Schedule your training session by calling (703) 420-7083 today.

Real Stories

From Real Owners
  • “Love this place, and so do my little guys!”

    - Christine Isakson
  • “I have complete confidence in them.”

    - Mickie Stalcup
  • “Dr. Welsh is AWESOME”

    - Lisa Toohey

What Makes Us the Right Choice for Your Pet?

Striving to keep your beloved pets healthy and happy
  • Wide Variety of Services

    Seneca Hill is a family-owned, state-of-the-art pet care facility where veterinarians, technicians, resort hosts, and doggie daycare specialists, grooming stylists, swim instructors and trainers are all committed to excellence in pet care and client service.

  • Award Winning

    Our veterinary hospital consistently won the highest rating from WASHINGTON CONSUMERS’ CHECKBOOK and has repeatedly been voted one of the “BEST” veterinary hospitals in the WASHINGTONIAN magazine.

  • AAHA- Accredited

    Our AAHA-accredited hospital is ranked among the best veterinary hospitals in the nation. This accreditation is an honor that only 5 percent of veterinarian hospitals around the nation receive. 

Come Visit Us

We look forward to working with you to keep your pets healthy and happy!