Ruff House Dog Training

Ruff House Dog Training I am a dog/people trainer. I offer personal, in-home training that will give you a solid foundation for success with your companion. I offer a completely personal training program that will help you engage your dog mentally and physically, boosting the relationship between you and your dog.
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If you are tired of your dog walking you, not allowing people over, not allowing you to eat in peace, etc., it's time to reach out and take your walk back, to take your LIFE back. You should be comfortable in your own home. You should be comfortable walking down the street, or in your building. The dog should not dictate how you live your life. I look forward to helping you on your journey of becoming the leader of your pack. Find out what over 100 people have already found out in the past year, working with me, you achieve results.

Operating as usual

Merry Christmas to you and your family from me and mine! Make sure you secure your pups if there's going to be fireworks...
12/26/2020

Merry Christmas to you and your family from me and mine! Make sure you secure your pups if there's going to be fireworks close by! Stay safe!

10/09/2020

Hey everyone. I am not taking anymore clients. I'll likely resume sometime around Quarter 2 of 2021. Feel free to reach out and ask questions and I'll get to you when I can! Thanks for your support!

10/02/2020
Me Or The Dog

I need my own TV show. If someone is going through this, please let me know and I'd love to help.

'This dog is a ticking time bomb!'

Taking some time to enjoy the wife and Helios I  DC. Both Helios and I celebrated our birthdays the past 2 days. If you ...
10/01/2020

Taking some time to enjoy the wife and Helios I DC. Both Helios and I celebrated our birthdays the past 2 days. If you can see his bowtie, he's helping me announce that he's about to be a big brother. Therefore I'll be shutting down shop for a while. I'll take 2 more weeks of requests, after that, none for a while.
#babygirl #dobermanpinscher #doberman #dogtrainer #offleash #dmvdogs #dogsofinstaworld #dogoftheday #dogsofinstagram

"We dread having people over.." Do you feel anxiety when you have company because of your #dog You aren't alone. This go...
09/21/2020

"We dread having people over.." Do you feel anxiety when you have company because of your #dog You aren't alone. This good looking #germanshepherd barks and jumps when company comes over, making everyone a bit nervous. Sound like you? Reach out for my #90minute session to learn how to better interact with your pup.
Now, this fine family can enjoy walks, company, and each other because they've learned how to communicate and build trust with Olympia.
#dogtrainer #dogtraining #gsd #doganxiety #dmvdogs #dogsofinstaworld #dogoftheday #dogobedience

We've all wanted to do more #telework but now that we do, our #pups are invading our workspace and we're dividing our at...
09/21/2020

We've all wanted to do more #telework but now that we do, our #pups are invading our workspace and we're dividing our attention between work and the dogs. That's the story of Prez and his mom and I'm sure many of you. If this does sound like you, reach out. I'd love to help! From Richmond to Maryland, I come to you and help enjoy your dog again.
#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dmvdogs #dogwalking #dogsofinstaworld #dogoftheday

Can't get much cuter than this #rottiepuppy This 6 month old ball of energy was giving mom a run for her money. 90 minut...
09/13/2020

Can't get much cuter than this #rottiepuppy This 6 month old ball of energy was giving mom a run for her money. 90 minutes can bring much more peace and calm into your home. Give me a shout if you need some help with your #dogs
#dogtrainer #dmvdogs #rottweiler #rottweilersofinstagram #dogsofinstaworld #dogoftheday #dogobedience

"My dog has too much energy!" This young pup was a lot to handle, jumping, nipping, pulling, you name it. After my 90 mi...
09/12/2020

"My dog has too much energy!" This young pup was a lot to handle, jumping, nipping, pulling, you name it. After my 90 minute session, this was the result. Get the balance and a deep understanding of your pup with Ruff House Dog Training.
#tireddogisagooddog #boxerpuppy #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dmvdogs #dog #dogobedience #dogoftheday

08/23/2020

Nervous vs Aggressive ๐Ÿ•

How to tell the difference between nervous behavior and true aggression.

08/23/2020

๐Ÿ• and ๐Ÿˆ claws and prongs. Animal discipline.

08/22/2020

My viewpoint on letting dogs sniff on the walk.

07/11/2020

Good news! I'm resuming my in-home training. I will come to you in a mask and I ask that you do the same. If you or someone else in your home has been exposed, I'd ask that you wait to schedule the appointment. I look forward to getting back out on the road and helping owners become the leaders of their pack!

I understand that the Coronavirus is closing businesses, leaving us tied up in our homes and making many stressed and de...
03/18/2020

I understand that the Coronavirus is closing businesses, leaving us tied up in our homes and making many stressed and depressed due to the fact that we have less human interaction. But that doesn't mean you have to slow down the interaction with your pup. Go out for a walk, or even give me a call and let's get to that training you've been putting off. I'm taking the necessary precautions to ensure my clients are safe and sound whilst still providing top quality training throughout the DMV. Reach out and let's see what we can do.

Don't take my word for it.
03/02/2020
Google review of Ruff House Dog Training by Patricia Proctor

Don't take my word for it.

โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜… "Best dog trainer ever! It was a real challenge for us to train our newest fur baby Chico, but Ruff House Dog Training made a huge difference and our life has been changed. Chico was wild and difficult to manage but Ryan helped us transform him into a sweet little angel that we adore...

When was the last time that you could take your dog on a walk without them pulling on the leash or trying to chase other...
02/26/2020

When was the last time that you could take your dog on a walk without them pulling on the leash or trying to chase other dogs, cats, and animals? Are you able to truly walk your dog in confidence? Do you have to use a dog boarder when you go on vacation because your Aunt Sally can't stand to be around your misbehaving dog, and your sister Linda's kids just antagonize your pup even more? How about you hire a dog trainer that has a world class reputation for finally fixing that brat of a dog you show off to visitors by starting with "oh, he jumps on everyone its okay". Give yourself some space back. Get your pup off your couch. Bark at me.
https://www.ruffhdt.com/contact/

02/21/2020

It's not about being a "dog whisperer", its about being a people one.

I'm in the running for Favorite Pet Care Provider! PLEASE go vote for me! Voting ends February 23rd!https://www.nextdoor...
02/18/2020
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02/14/2020

Come join us at The Ruff House for community chat about everything dog.

02/07/2020

I can't remember how many times I've been called the "dog whisperer". Let me whisper to your pup and fix that nasty behavior. BOOK NOW!

Sorry ladies, these studs are taken! T'Challa the #canecorso and big brother Helios #doberman doing some off leash obedi...
12/30/2019

Sorry ladies, these studs are taken! T'Challa the #canecorso and big brother Helios #doberman doing some off leash obedience. T'Challa is doing a board and train with us and is a big ball of energy that loves to play and please! Want help with your pup? Reach out!

The struggles of getting a nice family shot with Helios. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!
12/26/2019

The struggles of getting a nice family shot with Helios. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!

๐Ÿ“ท by @arnie_da_boooy: Power clashing so hard since 2016๐Ÿผ.Bandana by jerseypupsco ๐Ÿ˜˜
10/29/2019

๐Ÿ“ท by @arnie_da_boooy: Power clashing so hard since 2016๐Ÿผ
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Bandana by jerseypupsco ๐Ÿ˜˜

09/28/2019
VT

Don't think it can happen to you? I always stress crating the dogs, but if you don't and you leave them in the kitchen, CLEAN YOUR COUNTERS! A small bit of time can save the dogs lives and your home.

This dog is about to deeply regret causing trouble while her owners were out! ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

ViralHog

With proper training, you can accomplish anything. Thereโ€™s no such thing as a dog too big, and itโ€™s rare to find a dog t...
09/24/2019

With proper training, you can accomplish anything. Thereโ€™s no such thing as a dog too big, and itโ€™s rare to find a dog that canโ€™t follow commands once you, and they, know what youโ€™re doing.

"She's following commands and walks are amazing and peaceful!". Who walks who on your walks? Take control and learn to c...
09/21/2019

"She's following commands and walks are amazing and peaceful!". Who walks who on your walks? Take control and learn to communicate properly with your pup and your walks will be a breeze!

"Ryan's method is really quite simple and easy, and makes a great deal of common sense..." Stop barking random commands ...
09/19/2019

"Ryan's method is really quite simple and easy, and makes a great deal of common sense..." Stop barking random commands at your pup and let's talk about how to properly communicate with your pup. How many tricks can your pup do?

Long and linky legs like this are fun to watch learn new tricks!
09/19/2019

Long and linky legs like this are fun to watch learn new tricks!

Leash aggression is a real thing, but I have proven again and again that I can help teach you to fix that in my 90 Minut...
09/17/2019

Leash aggression is a real thing, but I have proven again and again that I can help teach you to fix that in my 90 Minute Miracle. See what people say about, Google Me, then let's get your training started!

"Ryan taught us how to...make Roscoe realize he isn't the boss..." - Sometimes this is the most important first step to ...
09/15/2019

"Ryan taught us how to...make Roscoe realize he isn't the boss..." - Sometimes this is the most important first step to getting your dog to act right. You are the boss, and they need to know that - but shown that properly. It's all about communication and that's exactly what you are going to learn! Book today!

09/15/2019

Get out and enjoy this weather!

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Nico, our 3 year old rescue tripawed dog, has been training with Ryan Morris from Ruff House Dog Training. He had lots of confidence issues around other dogs and rough terrain. Since our training, Nico has gained so much confidence balancing on rocks, going down and up hill and getting into the water. We found the "place" exercises on top of benches at the park helped tremendously. He is also now completely off leash and ignores other dogs unless he is given permission to greet (which he now does in a gentle friendly manner). Nico is a much happier dog now that he can enjoy his walks and not stress about other dogs. #ProudMom #RescuePup #Tripawed
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Gaining more and more confidence doing obstacles! Ruff House Dog Training #TripodDog #Nico #AdoptDontBuy
Miss todays Congressional Hearing of Ruff House Dog Training talking in front of Congress?! Watch the replay!
Ryan was so helpful working with Duke on obedience training. He was hard to control, but Ryan work with us and now Duke is behaving and walking on the leash very well. Thank you, Ryan
Positive marker training! Yes!
Go to your place... This is still one of the most useful things Harper learned from Ryan!
****ADMIN APPROVED **** Good evening all, I am a board member for a German Shepherd Rescue. We are in desperate need of fosters. We have 3+ GSDs that we have been asked to rescue and we have no where to put them as we are full. If you are interested in fostering for us or have any questions regarding fostering, please let me know. You can check us out on FB at: https://www.facebook.com/ShepherdsBeyondBorders/
I just wanted to give you an update on Sadie. We took her to the Graves Mountain Apple Festival last weekend and she was perfect! People were coming up to her to say hi and she would sit and let them pet her. No rushing at people at all. It was a great day out with our well behaved polite dog. Thank you!
update on Heidi and Kaiser. They are now walking so nicely that I am getting several compliments on how very well behaved they are. I have them sitting quietly - believe it or not - to watch the neighborhood deer in the evenings when they are around, or a fox. They sit quietly when people are around although Heidi gives a woof every now and again. Also, when one poops I have the other sit, and they both sit when I do the pick up. Makes it much easier than when they would both pull to get going when I would do the picking up. Have not started the platform work yet but in the next couple of days that will start. Also working on Heidi's door behavior in particular so she doesn't attack the door any time someone rings the bell. She's at the point where she no longer gets on the windows. Much progress over the summer!
Hi Ryan, question here. Is there any way I can cure Heidi of her prey drive? She kills small animals and birds. She doesn't mangle them but - she brought a baby rabbit in and up to the bedroom last week and then a few days ago brought in a fledgling crow. She sat with it between her paws on the sofa. She sneaks this stuff in before I see it. Now the local crows are ticked off and they scream at her if they see her outside. Kind of funny but I feel sad for them. Do you know of any way we can get Heidi to cut this out? I swear I think she thinks they are her stuffed animals or something, the way she treats them. She was licking the rabbit as if taking care of it. She has a TON of stuffies BTW.
German Shepherd Cross Pups, 12 weeks old. Super sweet, super smart and want their own person/family! Please contact me with any questions. Thank you, Ryan, for allowing me to post them to your wall. They are very special puppies that are going to be phenomenal dogs! Greta Garbo (black female with white on chest) and Tyler (brown male with white on belly, darker shading over back and tail). Please contact me for more information!