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Caryn Self Sullivan, Ph.D.

Passionate.  Patient.  Persistent.

Dr. Caryn offers personalized training and behavior modification for dogs and their people in the Greater Fredericksburg and Northern Neck Areas of Virginia. Private, personalized training is scheduled by appointment and conducted where you need it most...in your home, at your veterinarian's office, and in dog friendly public venues such as parks and trails.

 

PERSONALIZED DOG TRAINING IS DESIGNED TO MEET YOUR GOALS

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Using ONLY non-aversive, force-free methods based in the science of how animals learn, Dr. Caryn's methods and protocols are designed to build a strong and trusting bond between you and your dog. Her education, experience, and expertise include Puppy Socialization, Good Manners, Basic Obedience, Dog Behavior Modification for Fear - Anxiety - Aggression, Service Dog Training, Emotional Support Dog Training, Therapy Dog Training.  Workshops and Seminars include Clicker Training, Polite Leash Walking, Behavior Modification for Reactive Dogs, Be A Tree Bite Prevention, Dogs & Storks, Dogs and Babies, and TAGteach.

 

In addition to her PhD in Animal Behavior, she is a Certified Animal Behaviorist and Trainer with memberships in multiple professional organizations including: Karen Pryor Academy, Pet Professional Guild, Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and International Association for Animal Behavior Consultants.

Testimonials

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Dr. Caryn's methods perfectly fit our personal attitude toward humane animal treatment. After just her first visit she assured us that the goals we have for our six dogs were attainable and she provided clear training guidance that we could practice ourselves. She was just the professional we were looking for.

Millard & Mary
Spotsylvania County

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Caryn came to us within the first 2 weeks of our family getting a new pet. She gave us advice on selecting a dog and then engaged the entire family in training. We were impressed with her knowledge and different techniques she would suggest to reach our training goals!

Cara & Stephen
Caroline County

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Dr. Caryn has helped many of my patients and their owners work out their problems. She has helped owners work on aggression issues to fear issues with positive reinforcement and compassion. She is an excellent teacher and trainer and I recommend her highly. 

Dr. Deborah Grissom
Grissom Mobile Veterinary Service

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