Apparently we are still working on the bed thing. Yoha doesn’t quite get it. 😂
Dog Training services in Loudoun County. Our services include- puppy/basic obedience to extreme behavior such as aggression, fear, and anxiety.
I've been enamored with dogs since I was a young boy. The pictures on this page show many of the dogs I've rescued or raised since the age of 7. There is nothing more rewarding to me than taking a dog that has either been surrendered or abandoned, training it, and finding a forever home! I currently live in western Loudoun County, and have 2 children ages 10 and 9. People often ask how I got started training dogs and developed a full-time business out of what started as a hobby. The answer is rather simple - I adopted the belief that if you want to be "something" you find people who are that "something" and spend every ounce of energy and time shadowing them and learning everything you can! So that's what I did and here I am! I've been training dogs "professionally" for about 6 years and I can honestly say I don't feel like I "work" a day in my life. I love people and using my skills to help build a healthy bond between owners and their beloved K9's. I have personally experienced the power of a four-legged companion (Ruger) who helped me survive depression, PTS, and severe anxiety attacks. I have devoted my life and company vision to helping others and their beloved pets. Daniel Mclaughlin (Owner and Lead Trainer)
Loudoun K9's training philosophy was born from the belief that there is no "one size fits all" approach to learning in terms of human or K9. Therefore, to be an elite trainer, neither the methods or programs can be the same. This core belief is what sets Loudoun K9 apart in both efforts and results! We offer custom training programs that involve as much, or as little, of your personal time as you want to invest. Through our love for dogs, from puppy and pet to companion and K9, we discovered a better way to train dogs and relate to clientele that the current market didn't offer. Our 5-year plan is to build a training facility where pets can be boarded, cared for, and dogs can be trained as family pets and companions as well as single- and dual-purpose working dogs.
Apparently we are still working on the bed thing. Yoha doesn’t quite get it. 😂
We have cuteness overload in our Board and Train program. A slew of puppies currently coming through.
From sunshine to muggy and foggy. Looking forward to real fall weather, the best dog training weather!
Up and working dogs well before the sunrise. Dedication to the system is the only way. The reward is great when each individual dog starts to turn the first corner in engagement and training. Trust the system. Work the system. Results will come with time.
Welcome 6 month old Siberian Husky Yoha, to our Board and Train program! Huskies are notorious for being stubborn and head strong. He’s no exception. Working to motivate Yoha will take some time. Look forward to his off leash freedom coming soon!
This is often my happy place. I love to spend time with dogs here just letting them be dogs and soaking up the quiet evening. Great time to do some thinking.
Ruger loves his brushing
Welcome Roxie to our board and train program. No major issues with this pup but owners are being proactive and getting her started on the right path early! Structure, clarity, and teaching her how to learn will be the beginning stages here.
This is a little better. One more scar to add to the list! Now I have 2.5 fingers free to work dogs. 😆
Hoping tomorrow I’ll be able to exchange this ridiculous contraption for something a little easier to navigate in! Still trying to crank out the work but it’s not easy when this looks like a miniature bite sleeve!
I’d be in a much harder place right now if it weren’t for this amazing employee. Christina has handled most of the training this last week due to my injured hand and surgery. I’m very thankful for all the time she has invested in these dogs and keeping the reps going day after day. We haven’t lost one bit of momentum on our board and trains thanks to her. Piper is doing amazingly well.
Happy to see the sun for a bit this morning! #loudounk9 #boardandtrain #kennel #fall #workingdog #offleash #dogslife #loudouncounty
Very Last 9/11 Rescue Dog Passes Away At 16 Years Old
While dogs make the best friends you could ever hope for, there’s one thing about them that everyone hates more than anything in the world. These four-legged angels will respect you no matter who you are, they’ll give you total companionship, respect, loyalty, and love; but we all have to live w...
The “B” team is quickly becoming the “A” team with all this practice! Family business in the making! ☺️
Called in the reinforcements this weekend. Daddy needs help and they are some of the most willing kids I’ve ever met. 😁
Mistakes can happen. 10 years I’ve been working with dogs on a professional level and fortunately this is my first somewhat serious accident. Stay sharp, don’t let your guard down, and watch your grip. Ring finger broken in 3 places. Off to see orthopedic surgeon tomorrow. Doc says I will likely need pins.
Abraham #boardandtrain #loudounk9 #offleashtraining #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #mixbreed #offleash #offleashlife
Balance is key. What do we mean by that? Too much of one thing is never good. Too much work, too much free attention, too much emotional human love, too much structure, too much free play. All of these things (and more) create an imbalance in your relationship with your dog. Koda, (pictured below) is enjoying just being a dog this morning. Each day in our board and train program we spend time just letting the dog be a dog. Turn off the training and let the dog decide what it wants to do. Yes, we still correct bad behaviors we don’t want the dog to practice. We may add some fun recalls or do some light training reps. This may look a little different depending on certain situations, but for the most part we are hands off in this time. It works wonders for when we come back to the training a little bit later in the day.
Rain or shine we get the reps in. Piper came to us afraid of most human interaction except her owner. She had snapped at several people when she “feels” afraid. She is working on the very beginning stages of e collar conditioning. All we are working on here is getting Piper to pay attention when she feels the stimulation. Feel the stim, pay attention, get paid. This combination creates a very strong foundation to everything else we will do with her and a positive association with the collar and human interaction. She’s catching on very quickly and confidence is slowly being built! We are showing Piper human interaction isn’t so scary.
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Interesting article! Do you have insurance for your dog? Let’s discuss!
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Tonight I had the amazing first time experience of watching a dog give birth to her puppies. In all the years I’ve been training I’ve never had this opportunity up close and personal. I can honestly say I was missing out on something incredible. It was well worth the late night. I was gifted with a fresh perspective on the intricacies of nature and value of every single life. Truly grateful for what I get to be a part of every single day of my life. If anyone is specifically looking to add a wonderfully bred Labrador to their family please let us know. We have puppies!
Great advice from Leesburg Veterinary Hospital. Use these next couple of days to get prepared for Hurricane Florence.
We don't quite know what will happen with Hurricane Florence this weekend, but it is always good for you and your family to be prepared including your pets...
We are excited to announce a new marketing and boarding partnership with “All of Creation Pet Care” in Chantilly! Our Board and Train program has reached capacity for the last 8 months and we now have expanded space to Board and Train through “All of Creation Pet Care.” What does this mean for our clients? Same great care, attention to detail, and customized training programs with reduced wait times to enroll! In addition, we can now serve Board and Train clients at greater distances from this second location. Call us today to book a FREE assessment and hear what Loudoun K9 can do for you and your dog!
Rain, rain go away, I’ve got dogs to work today!
Hot day but still getting the reps in. Koda is being conditioned to e collar. This is a fantastic tool if used properly. She has learned to associate the collar sensation on low level with reward rather than punishment. Notice her posture throughout. Happy and motivated. You can see there are moments of stubbornness that we are still working through with her. This is not perfect. It’s a progression and takes time. Please do not attempt to use an e collar without help from a professional. The beauty of the e collar is that you can assign whatever meaning you want to it, if conditioned properly. Timing is crucial.
We received this message from a current client who had adopted a very tough dog from a local rescue. They have put in the tough work and stayed the course when most probably would’ve given up. These messages make it all worth it! Thank you for the kind words and support!
“She is a good girl. I am grateful that you took the call when the volunteer called you at 5:30 in the morning. I am grateful that you make an exception and come out to us. I am grateful that you were patient and direct and really focus on what is important for the dog. Every day I thank God for the people he puts in my path, and surrounds me with. And you are one of those people.”
Gorgeous foggy morning #loudounk9 #loudouncounty #kennel #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogtrainers #dogtrainerslife #fog #boardandtrain #workingdogsofig #workingdog #pet
All of us at Loudoun K9 wish you a safe and relaxing Labor Day Weekend!
Very grateful to see our clients recommending us! This makes our day!
To bring an animal into our culture, society, or home and expect it to thrive without ever putting in the hard work of learning to speak it’s language or teach it in an effective manner, is both selfish and doing an injustice to what could be one of the most unique relationships we ever encounter.
4 of our Board and Train dogs. All stubborn in different ways and present very different challenges. We love working with the diversity. All need very clear direction, motivation, and understanding of boundaries.
Happy National Dog Day from all of us at Loudoun K9. Post a pic of your dog in the comments! #nationaldogday #dogdaysmile
Drone pics of our training field. Lexi is working with Carly, one of our board and train dogs.
Have a Beagle with an insane amount of pent up energy and 2 kids who have been sitting in school all day? Problem solved! Adapt and overcome! 😁
This is always a fun event!
Registration is currently available online through WebTrac or by visiting the front desk at Ida Lee Recreation Center. Walk-up registration on the day of the event is welcome as well.
Molly is new to our board and train program. Her Beagle nose is strong but soon she will be running with off leash freedom and reliability!
Wishing everyone in Loudoun County a safe and successful first day of school! Share your first day of school pics with us!
We have some pretty awesome stuff in the works! Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
4 month old sheepadoodle, Jax, has started puppy training with us. How adorable is this little pup?!
Dewey and Winnie enjoying farm life for a few days while their owner is on vacation #boarding #loudounk9 #kennel #kennellife #jackrussellterrier #jrt #terrier #terriersofinstagram #dogtrainer #dogtraining #loudouncounty
If you are considering adding a furry family member, don’t forget that tomorrow is #cleartheshelters! Free adoptions!!
See all available pets online at http://bit.ly/2Mjef4d
Here we go, folks!
Big ears. Little ears. Floppy ears. Grey ears. Our adoption floor hasn't been this full in a long time!
Since yesterday, nearly 30 pets have become available for adoption including new kittens back from foster care, dogs transferred in from an overcrowded shelter, and other pets in need of new homes.
Avoid the lines, adopt today and Friday! Or come out Saturday for FREE adoptions during the #ClearTheShelters event.
See all available pets online at http://bit.ly/2Mjef4d
This little girl took a lot of work. No food or toy drive and very stubborn. Aloof to people (especially men.) She wanted absolutely nothing to do with me when she first arrived. We were able to finally break through and teach her how to be a dog again. She learned all basic obedience commands as well off leash recall and how to heel nicely without pulling or lunging at people. Strong leadership, clear boundaries, and clear communication is helping to set Carly in a new direction. This picture makes me happy!
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