We Are Ruff House Dog Training

Over 200+ 5 Star Reviews From Satisfied Clients
My husband and I had a wonderful experience with Ryan and Ruff House Dog Training. We recently adopted an adult dog and learned very quickly that although she was sweet, she had no prior training and we really struggled with control during walks. We worked with Ryan for 6 weeks and within the first session we were comfortable with and felt in charge of our walks. Ryan kept things simple and clear and did not overload us with too much information which allowed us to build our training techniques over the 6 weeks. We love the results of our time with Ryan and how well we can communicate with our dog. We highly recommend Ruff House!
Lindsey Mitchell
Lindsey Mitchell
17:47 11 Mar 18
So happy that we found Ryan! We did a one time session with him for training for our 1 year old dog. We are extremely happy with the service that we received and most of all the changed behavior in our dog. Ryan truly loves and understands dogs and the way they think and act. He was very personable and explained the WHY behind everything that we were doing during training. He taught us how to set boundaries and be in control as well as prevent fights between our 2 dogs. After a 90 minute session, it was as if we had a brand new pup! Highly recommend his services to everyone!
S N
S N
17:50 02 Feb 18
Ryan sat and LISTENED to me and my concerns with my Molly. He didn't try to sell me something I wasn't interested in but focused on MY concerns. We discussed his training technique and off we went. He reinforced process and was clear with his direction. He spoke with confidence but still had a sense of humor. Very patient with Me and with Molly. I totally feel that I can continue with what I was taught. If your on the fence, take the leap, Ryan and his training technique is worth ever penny. Thank you Ryan!!!!
Pamela Maurer
Pamela Maurer
14:37 25 Mar 18
Ryan is a very competent dog trainer. His calm demeanor and innovative style help the sessions be engaging and very useful. When you present him with an issue or concern he immediately addresses it. For example our son described how he wanted to control his interactions with our 7 month old big, energetic lab puppy when he was sitting on the floor with her. Ryan immediately sat on the floor and showed us what he would do.He is firm, consistent, playful and kind with the dogs he is training he utilizes humor with the people he is training. He is a very good listener. I have been a dog owner( this is my 5th dog) for over 41 years. I know dogs. But I was challenged by the behaviors of our new puppy. He built on things I already knew but also added insight and different approaches that we have found very helpful. I would highly recommend him and am available as a reference. Joan Fraser, Alexandria, VA.
loran fraser
loran fraser
01:21 13 Feb 18
I used to get embarrassed whenever someone would knock on the door or when I would take Luke for walks. I wanted to enjoy my walks without having to constantly change my path, and be able to answer the door for company or pizza without Luke charging at the door. Everything that Ryan taught me was broken down and explained simply, he encouraged me to ask questions before and during the exercises. Ryan gave me the knowledge and proper tools to get the job done and taught me to remain persistent, confident and calm. Luke is a great dog and now that I have the proper tools to do the job, he is now on his way to excellence. Ryan is extremely professional and knowledgeable, I would highly recommend him.
Matthew Roulo
Matthew Roulo
00:58 27 Feb 18
Ryan was wonderful with Slurpee. I have a 5.5 year old lab-mix rescue. I learned a lot of new strategies about how to work with Slurpee both inside the home and on the leash that will help me be a better pack leader for Slurpee, many of which I had never heard of. I have already implemented some of the techniques and she is responding very well to the new training and I am seeing great improvements already. I am very pleased with what Ryan had to show me and very happy that I got in contact with Ruff House. I would highly recommend Ryan.
liz glanz
liz glanz
15:14 08 Apr 18
Ryan was great with our rescue pup. He took the time to not only work with our dog but to work with us as well. He explained not only why she was being aggressive but how to stop it. I've been using his techniques for less than a week, and I can already see a HUGE change in Sadie's behavior. People can't believe the difference in her. I'm so pleased with the results. Highly recommend.
Dorian Leaman
Dorian Leaman
23:38 17 Apr 18

Welcome To Ruff House Dog Training!

Board & Train

Program

A 2 week program where Ryan will spend everyday working with your dog to ensure happiness and structure once returned.

Aggression

Training

Let Ruff House Dog Training come out and give you a hand and teach you some tools and techniques to improve that behavior.

Obedience

Training

Our fix for when your dog is using the bathroom in the house, chewing shoes, nipping with those sharp puppy teeth, and barking.

Ruff Around

The Edges

Allow Ruff House Dog Training to expand on and refine the obedience your dog already knows, boosting the feeling of effective communication and self-worth to the dog.

One of the best investments you can make, is that between you and your dog.

At Ruff House Dog Training, we know dog training is more than walking your dog. It’s about restoring families and lives. Reclaiming the way you used to live before your dog forced you to change. Obedience through communication is the key to success! When one of your dogs attacks the other and prevents him from coming into the family room; When your neighbor is afraid of your dog attacking their dog; When you just can’t get through to your dog and it’s forcing you to make a decision to get rid of the dog or end your relationship; That’s when we step in. Learn through comedy, fun, and easy to understand methods to take back control of your home. Not only do we train dogs to be obedient, we are problem solvers. We are not a franchise nor are we a big business. We offer unlimited access for you to call with issues that occur after the session. We travel all around the DC and Virginia area helping people with situations described above and many others, along with obedience and walking.

What Are You Waiting For?

Get in gear, and provide your pup with the training they truly need!