Peggy Dobbins teaches AKC STAR puppy, Kindergarten, and basic obedience at Waggin' Tails Junction. She has been teaching dog obedience since 1983 affiliated originally with Northern Virginia Community College, and then working at the Lake Jackson Kennels, and now with Waggin' Tails Junction. During these years the training methods have changed and in order to keep abreast of different tools she has attended several seminars and clinics presented by Max Parris, Linda Tellington Jones, Ian Dunbar, Pat Miller, and others.
Peggy taught First Grade for 25 years in Prince William County. In order to survive first grade one must have lots of patience, a good sense of humor, and a love of children. All these skills apply to teaching dogs.
Peggy has competed in obedience, tracking, field, agility, and conformation. She is an AKC evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen Test and a Therapy Dog International Evaluator. Peggy currently shares her home with Ritz and Roo. Ritz is an active Therapy Dog who has worked at Central Library for the past five years during the Summer Quest Program. During the school year Ritz attended Cougar Elementary School and Signal Hill Elementary School to have children read to her. She is registered with Therapy Dogs International. Roo is the official greeter to everyone who comes to visit. Using his active sense of humor he continues to entertain and train his human family.
To reach Peggy: Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and the home phone number is 703-368-1994. Please mention dog obedience in your message or in the subject line. Private lessons, to address specific problems, can be arranged.Type your paragraph here.
How to be positive about jumping up.
Your dog is so excited to see you , he leaps into the air for a kiss or 2 or 3.
You...turn away. Say nothing. Do not touch your dog. All of these things are rewards for jumping up. When your dog stops jumping and finally sits (and you are so dizzy you can't see) Now reward him with your voice, hands, treats, or toys. Reward him for not jumping and sitting. Try it.
Being consistent is the key. Everyone in the household must practice the same routine.
To reach Peggy: Her email is email@example.com and the home phone number is 703-368-1994. Please mention dog obedience in your message or in the subject line. Private lessons, to address specific problems, can be arranged.
All training is positive.
Reward success, Ignore the rest.
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