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Professional Dog Trainers in Virginia

All ABC Certified Virginia Dog Trainers


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ABC Certified Dog Trainers in Virginia


Dog training isn’t just about teaching your dog how to be obedient. When you train your dog, you gain a better understanding of your dog’s behavior so you can apply the right methods of training for the best response. The more compliant your dog becomes, the better the relationship between you and your pet. You can learn a variety of training techniques by becoming a certified dog trainer through Animal Behavior College.

ABC has an excellent dog obedience training program you can complete in your hometown. The program involves taking online courses and gaining hands-on training with the help of a professional mentor trainer. Once you master the skill of dog training, you can start a dog training business wherever you please.

Resources for Dog Owners in Virginia

Virginia Dog Parks

Socialization is important for dogs just as it is for humans. However, a leash can put a strain on your dog’s ability to play with fellow canines. Fortunately, Virginia has dozens of dog parks that embrace the off-leash policy. Many of these parks feature fences, assuring you your pooch is safe. While your dog socializes, you can sit back and relax with other pet owners. Let your pet free at any of the best dog parks in Virginia.

Canine-Friendly Communities

Living in Virginia is easy for dogs. All over the state, there are dog-friendly cities with numerous amenities for your pooch. There are dozens of pet stores, veterinary clinics, and pet sitters. If you want to take a vacation with your pet, you can find hundreds of hotels and cottages in the state that welcome dogs. Wherever you are in Virginia, you are sure to find yourself in a canine-friendly community.

Richmond, Virginia

Here's a list of the pet-friendliest cities in Virginia:

Alexandria, VA

Just six miles from downtown Washington, D.C. lays the suburb of Alexandria. The independent city includes compact neighborhoods, recreation centers, and sports facilities. Alexandria zip codes include: 22301, 22304, and 22313.

Chesapeake, VA

Named one of the best cities in America by Bloomberg Businessweek in 2011, Chesapeake boasts a large infrastructure. Chesapeake has been the hometown of many famous athletes, such as DeAngelo Hall and B.J. Upton. Chesapeake zip codes include: 23320, 23326, and 23328.

Hampton, VA

Hampton’s beginning dates back to 1607. The city, supported by an extensive transportation system, established the country’s first free public school in 1634. Hampton zip codes include: 23630, 23665, and 23669.

Newport News, VA

Part of Hampton Roads metropolitan area, Newport News features its own sheriff and court systems. Many of the residents are known for their Tidewater accent, which is a variation of the typical Southern accent. Newport News zip codes include: 23601, 23603, and 23607.

Norfolk, VA

Bordering Elizabeth River and Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk is home to the world’s largest naval base. Norfolk is the cultural hub of the Hampton Roads area, hosting a variety of festivals and parades annually. Norfolk zip codes include: 23501, 23504, and 23515.

Portsmouth, VA

Despite its name, the historic and active Norfolk Naval Shipyard is located in Portsmouth. P-Town gave rise to rapper Missy Elliott and fashion designer Perry Ellis. Portsmouth zip codes include: 23701, 23703, and 23708.

Richmond, VA

Richmond is marked by architectural buildings of different styles. Virginia’s state capital offers families plenty of parks, auto racing events, and educational institutions. Richmond zip codes include: 23218, 23222, and 23234.

Roanoke, VA

Residents of Roanoke can enjoy everything from festivals to professional sports games. The more interesting festivals include the Chili Cook-Off and Big Lick Blues Festival. Roanoke zip codes include: 24001, 24009, and 24020.

Suffolk, VA

Suffolk contains a diverse economy with businesses in peanut processing, manufacturing, and farming. Residents have several options when it comes to transportation, including bike trails, waterways, and highways. Suffolk zip codes include: 23432, 23433, and 23436.

Virginia Beach, VA

Known for its gorgeous beachfront, Virginia Beach is touted to have the world's largest pleasure beach. Given the number of outdoor facilities scattered around the resort city, residents have no excuse not to go outside. Virginia Beach zip codes include: 23450, 23460, and 23467.

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