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About Dr. Caryn Self Sullivan

Certified Animal Behaviorist & Dog Trainer - Recommended by Local Veterinarians

Dr. Caryn provides personalized, private 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 your home, at your veterinarian's office, and in dog friendly public venues such as parks and trails.




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.

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