We Are Ruff House Dog Training

Over 200+ 5 Star Reviews From Satisfied Clients

At Ruff House Dog Training, we know that different clients have different needs. This is why we have developed a group of programs that fit those needs.

All pricing shown is the starting price. Please note that travel distance and your unique situation may effect pricing.

What My Clients Say About Me!

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
Ryan was great with my new puppy! We did the 6 week program, and my boy learned so quickly and really took to Ryan’s methods. Ryan was excellent at explaining how to continue training after each session and made sure I understood each technique before he left. Ryan was smart and thoughtful and really considered my goals for my pup, as well as my pups areas of need when developing a program for my pup that beat targeted his needs. Thanks Ryan for everything
Sami Albert
Sami Albert
18:08 05 Jun 18
Ryan came to our house just yesterday and we are already using the tools and techniques he taught us to work with our dog Max. Max is an almost two-year German Shepherd with a great personality, very affectionate and loves to play. However, he would routinely jump and bark at our guests, pull on his leash on walks and jump and bark at strangers and other dogs in the street. Max is 80 lbs and has a great bark so he would routinely frighten people and we needed to curb that behavior. Ruff House was recommended to us by a dog owner in our neighborhood. After just 1 1/2 hours, Ryan went over the basics of Max's behavior and what WE were doing wrong. He left us with tools and tips that are simple, and easy to follow. We have taken Max on three walks since Ryan's visit and the change is remarkable. Ryan's teaching taught us to show who is in charge and how to show our pup what is and more importantly - what is not acceptable behavior. We can't recommend highly enough. We plan on using him for future training. However, if you have a pup with problem behaviors, don't walk - RUN to make an appointment with Ruff House.
Dianne Chambers
Dianne Chambers
17:07 25 Jun 18
Ryan was great with our 6 month old pup Astro, who we adopted from a shelter. We had decided to get a second dog not long after and I was at my wit's end because things weren't going as smoothly as I unrealistically expected they should. Ryan's techniques worked immediately and I have every confidence that Astro's behavior will improve (it already has, my husband noticed) over time as I continue to work on implementing them consistently. And as Ryan likes to say, clarity is important! 🙂
Helen Scache
Helen Scache
19:42 11 Jul 18
We used Ryan from Ruff House Dog Training for 6 lessons for our 3 yr old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Hound mix. She had some basic training but we needed to work on leash reactive training, come, place, recall and staying in place with distractions. The overall training was excellent and Penny is much more enjoyable on walks (now that we are finally trained 🙂 ). We are still working on a few things with her but by and large, we saw a huge improvement in her behavior. Ryan is wonderful, very personable and does a great job explaining things. We couldn't have asked for a better trainer. We have used Pet store trainers and other trainers before and Ryan is the best trainer we have had, especially due to his customized training and the fact that he comes to you and trains in the dogs day to day environment. Thank you so much for giving us the tools to be better dog parents!
Rachel Tenpenny-Chigas
Rachel Tenpenny-Chigas
23:32 19 Jul 18
Last week our dogs broke away while on a walk and ran off. This was our worst nightmare. Thankfully My Husband was able to catch up with them and they weren’t injured. We knew that was the last straw and we needed help, for our safety and our dogs. Ryan was very responsive to our request for assistance. He was a friendly, calming and confident presence in the midst of the excitement of our 2 Huskies, Luna and Dakota (1 1/2 and 2 1/2 years old). We also have a 12 year old German Shepherd, Timber. With our Huskies, we had been struggling for a while with, excitement, jumping and pulling on walks. Ryan was very clear and patient with us and our dogs; explaining things, answering our many questions, working with our dogs and allowing us to practice these new skills and providing feedback and suggestions. When it came to the excitement of preparing for the walk, leaving the house and walking we were Amazed at the almost immediate change in our dogs. Again, Ryan demonstrated and allowed us to practice before, during and after the walk. We had our very first calm, relaxed, safe walk with our dogs. It Was Wonderful and each walk has been every since. We’ve been applying the knowledge and skills we learned and our dogs are sooo much better and improving every day. This was after just one 90 minute session!! We’re so Thankful to Have Found Ruff House Dog Training and Ryan. And we take Great comfort in knowing we can call on Him and He’ll be available to assist us with any future, potential training assistance with our pups. We highly recommend Ruff House Dog Training and Ryan for responsive, reasonably priced, knowledgeable, effective dog training. Thanks Again, Pam & Keith Henson
Pam Henson
Pam Henson
00:23 03 Aug 18
Ryan was great with my new puppy! We did the 6 week program, and my boy learned so quickly and really took to Ryan’s methods. Ryan was excellent at explaining how to continue training after each session and made sure I understood each technique before he left. Ryan was smart and thoughtful and really considered my goals for my pup, as well as my pups areas of need when developing a program for my pup that best targeted his needs. Thanks Ryan for everything
Sami Albert
Sami Albert
18:50 05 Jun 18
Ryan is a genius! I have a 165# mastiff who was having fear based agression and his behavior changed within an hour as well as zero reactions on our walk with Ryan. I highly recommend working with him for any behavior issues. This literally has changed my life.
Bradley Deboy
Bradley Deboy
22:08 16 Jul 18
Teach Your Dog to Nose-Balance a Beach Ball in 6 Easy Sessions!Just kidding. However, if you want to teach Fluffy to make you her #1 when you’re out walking, or if you need Mr. Pickles to come to you the first time you call him, look no further. RuffHDT is the spot to make your dog pop with discipline. It’s an all eyes on you approach for your 4-legged friend to learn direction without distraction. You’ll gain extra love from your furry pal once he understands what you expect. Mr. Ryan Morris helps your dog, through training you, the human. He facilitates mental stimulation for your best friend to think through problems, and respond with the right answer through practice; practice equals lots of delicious treats. Books may be able to get you part of the way, but think back to your classroom days. Sometimes the literature made a lot more sense when the instructor walked you through it. Ryan is your in-person canine professor. He’s patient, asks pertinent questions, gives clear directions, and gets right to the point - getting your Fluffy to understand what you want from her. No more tugging, jumping, barking, gambling, etc., once Mr. Pickles learns your negative reinforcers. More doing the good things once he correlates your commands with positive attention. So, stop shopping around for a professional dog trainer. Hurry up and book RuffHDT; their schedule fills up fast! You and your dog will exclaim “yes!” once you do. Our Luci and Howie did. The End.
Old Fuk
Old Fuk
02:59 04 Nov 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!