There are so many training options in the area. I started out in one of Mount Vernon Dog Training Club's basic obedience classes, with my Golden Retriever, AnnaBelle (left). And like most of us that continued on with our training...I got hooked! Thanks to the terrific trainers, and lots of practice, AnnaBelle earned her Novice Obedience (CD) Title, and her Rally Excellent (RE) Title, in addition to becoming a therapy dog.
Years later, I am now pleased to work with other dog owners to teach the basic commands and to help socialize their dogs.
As a retired AKC Champion and mother of two litters, Honey (right), and I are currently working towards her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title, and plan to continue our training through the many different levels of obedience and rally.
I highly recommend the Canine Good Citizen program for all dogs. I was just able to find a lovely rental in Alexandria that accepted a Rottweiler based upon having this certification along with a letter from her vet. The CGC is also the first step to becoming a therapy dog.
I can't say enough about the value of a well-trained dog when looking to buy, rent or sell your home.