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I couldn’t walk my pointer without her pulling me hard.  She also bolted and wouldn’t come back when I hunted her.  Now she comes out of her crate and walks without pulling and I can hunt her and she comes when called.  What a relief

I wanted a well behaved and good looking German Shepherd and Susan found me the perfect dog.  She is friendly, healthy and well trained thanks to Susan and  her  training

Dog Training Services

Woodside Farms is the home of the KFFC method:
Kindness, Fairness, Firmness and Consistency

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Susan training dogs

Woodside offers both in-house and onsite training. You can bring your dog to us for one to two weeks or more or we come to your home to train your dog. We also offer field trips to train your dog in various situations as he is likely to encounter in his life with you.

We cater to dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes. Our flexible services enable us to work around your schedule. Not only do we offer dog training, we also can teach you how to properly handle your dog. We can also consult you on picking out a dog breed that will perfectly fit your needs and lifestyle. Are you a couch potato? Would shedding bother you? Do you have young children? There is so much to consider when choosing the right dog. Let’s start out right and avoid frustrations down the road.



Our Dog Training Services:

  • In-home training - We come to your home for as long as you need assistance with your dog. After that if you continue to work with your dog there is no charge for tune-ups and phone consults.
  • Dog Boot Camp - Send dog away for one to three weeks on the average. Your dog comes home knowing all his commands – on leash and off leash. You are then instructed how to handle your dog. Once again, if you continue to work with fido there is no further charge for tune-ups and phone consultations.
  • Dog House Training - We help your dog learn where to do his business
  • Dog Behavior Training - Includes pushy to aggressive issues as well as shyness and fears like separation anxiety and destructive behaviors.
  • Sport Dog Training - Evaluating the gun dog, teaching him his field commands such as whoa, come and walking on the leash without pulling, helping him to understand which directions you want him to go.
  • Dog Tricks Training - Whatever is appropriate for your dogs’ body type such as shake, roll over, speak, whisper, play dead, jumping through hoops, etc.
  • Puppy Socialization Class - Puppyhood is a special time but your puppy needs to begin to know what is expected of him to live in harmony with his human family. He needs to s tart his house training, know where in the house he can go, what he can chew, learn not to chew on people or their clothes, recognize his name, and begin to learn basic commands such as sit, down, no, leave it, come. He also needs to learn not to jump up on people and greet people with manners, and perhaps how to act around the other pets in the house.
  • Retrieving - To bring back an object and drop it in your hand on command
  • Dog Show Training - So you think your dog is the most beautiful one of his breed to ever live? Learn how to handle your dog in a dog show
  • Evaluating rescue dogs - Helping your new dog get use to your home
  • Choosing A Dog - Finding the right dog for your lifestyle
  • Dogsitting - Going away for a day or weeks? Your dog can either stay in his own home and be visited and fed and walked or he can come to Woodside Farm to stay
  • Night Pet Sitting - We are now offering over night pet sitting. A qualified adult will stay at your house and take care of your pets there in their own homes. This service is offered in northern Virginia only - please call to see if your area applies.

An Alternative to Boarding Your Dog:

Instead of boarding your dog in a dismal kennel where she comes home all stressed and smelling like disinfectants, consider sending him to Woodside. He will be kept in a home like environment, have his own food, be given treats (with your permission),swim, long walks, play, have training, bathing, or just relax among friendly dogs and dog friendly people and want to come back for another stay. If he needs grooming we can arrange for that to occur before you pick her up.Medication can also be administered. He will sleep in a climate controlled atmosphere and have as much freedom as possible for your dog.




Puppy Training/Socialization:


Puppyhood is a special time but your puppy needs to begin to know what is expected of him to live in harmony with his human family. He needs to start his house training, know where in the house he can be, what he can chew, learn not to chew on people or their clothes, recognize his name, and begin to learn basic commands such as sit, down, no, leave it, come. He also needs to learn not to jump up on people and greet people with manners, and perhaps how to act around the other pets in the house. He should have contact with other dogs so he has social manners when he meets dogs later in life. He needs proper nutrition and veterinary care in order to grow properly and healthily.





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