KPA Client Endorsed Certified Training Partner Specializing in Personalized In-Home Training for Dogs & their People
Dr. Caryn works with pet dogs, companion dogs, therapy dogs, and service dogs from puppyhood to old age. Her focus is on building lifelong bonds between dogs and their people based on good communication and trust. Her training programs include Obedience & Good Manners, Behavior Modification for Ordinary & Serious Problems, Basic Puppy Socialization & Training, Training for Therapy or Service Work, and Calming your Reactive Dog. Every program is personalized to meet the needs of both dog and owner.
Whether you have a new puppy, an adolescent dog, or an older dog, Caryn can help you train obedience & good manners, specialized behaviors, change those unwanted behaviors, and have fun doing it! Her service areas include a 30 mile radius around both Fredericksburg and Colonial Beach, enabling her to serve clients in Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, Orange, Culpeper, King George, Westmoreland. Extended service is available for Prince William, Lancaster, Essex, Green, and Albermarle County residents.
In addition to her Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) certification, Caryn Self-Sullivan is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), an Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT), an Association of Pet Dog Trainers Professional Member, a K9 to 5 Therapy Dog Evaluator, a Therapy Pets Unlimited Evaluator, a Puppy Raiser for Service Dogs of Virginia, an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC CGC), a Doggone Safe Be A Tree Licensed Presenter, a Certified TAGteacher, and a member of the Animal Behavior Society, the International Marine Animal Trainers Association, and the American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior.
Caryn works with pet owners, parents, children, shelter staff and volunteers, veterinary staff, groomers, trainers, coaches, camp counselors, teachers, and business managers—anyone who needs or wants to train specific skills, to modify behaviors, and to build long-term trusting relationships with learners.
Her training philosophy is based in the science of how animals learn with a focus on positive reinforcement. Learn more about Dr. Caryn's methods for training at http://clickertraining.com and http://tagteach.com.