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Training and Obedience > Looking for Trainer in Arlington, WV area (6 replies)

by Tambone on 15 May 2011 - 03:05

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I have a client who has a lab/border collie mix.  I have been training the dog for about 3 weeks now.  The owners chief complaint was that the dog was dog aggressive.  I have worked her general obedience, as well as, putting her in situations to work on the dog aggression.  Which, by the way to me was the lack of obedience more than true aggression. 

The client is relocating from Michigan to West Virginia, and I wanted to find her a trainer who she could continue with in a group situation to keep the dog socialized and keep the owner consistant.  This dog and owner need balance.  A trainer who not only uses motivation (the dog has nice, high, food motivation), but is not afraid to have an owner correct the dog either.  I have her using a pinch collar and would like to steer her toward someone who can continue these two on the same path.  Please do not respond if you don't agree with the pinch collar.  I have been professionally training for 25 years, and this is what works for this dog and owner.

If you know of anyone who conducts group classes, please let me know.

by Dog1 on 15 May 2011 - 17:05

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I'm about 1.5 hours away south of Elkins.

by alboe2009 on 15 May 2011 - 18:05

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Is there an Arlington in W. Virginia? Because there's an Arlinton, Virginia near D.C.

by Dog1 on 16 May 2011 - 11:05

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There's an Arlington, WV. Like most towns in WV small and remote.

by Tambone on 16 May 2011 - 12:05

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Ok, so now I screwed up.  It is in fact Arlington, Virginia.  Sorry guys.  I asked her to verify which one. 

by Tambone on 16 May 2011 - 12:05

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Thanks Dog 1 and Alboe2009 for getting me on track.

Tammy

by Dog1 on 16 May 2011 - 19:05

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There's a bunch of trainers in that area. PM me for a list.

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