Got a dog with quirks? You’ve come to the right place.

or TEXT 571-982-0343. Serving Alexandria, Arlington and surrounding areas

Friction between dogs and babies, toddler, little kids? Dogs with anxiety, fear, leash reactivity, high arousal, low impulse control? Let me help.

Dogs & Kids

Is your dog overwhelmed by baby noises, toddler energy, little kid action?  I love teaching practical ways for busy moms & dads to keep everyone safe. I’m a parent, too; I’ve been in your shoes. And I’m a licensed educator with Family Paws Parent Education.

Leash Reactive

Does your dog bark and lunge at people or other dogs on walks?  They’re stressed, you’re stressed, and walks are a minefield of triggers. It’s a common problem; I’ll show you a straightforward fix.


Is your dog fearful in new settings, easily spooked, anxious, wary of people? They need confidence, coping skills, and comforting routines to venture out of their shell and bravely take on their world.

Here’s how it works

  • I come to you.
  • I explain what’s behind your dog’s behavior issues and pragmatic ways to resolve them.
  • I help you decode canine body language so you can “read” your dog’s stress or comfort level.
  • I give you quick, fun training games & tasks that fit your hectic schedule.

I donate 25% of all earnings to shelters and rescues.

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