On Command Dog Training is an Educational Center for K9's and their humans! We believe in helping you build a trusting and loving relationship with your dog. As training progresses, you and your dog become more in tune with one another. Training is more than just the typical commands such as sit, down, stay, and come. With the proper training, behavioral issues improve and both of you will feel more confident and comfortable with each other.
The most successful training begins early on in a puppies life...the earlier the better!
On Command Dog Training uses positive training methods. This is a proven training methodology and provides for a simple and fun experience for everyone involved. We offer a variety of classes sure to fit your needs. Take a look at the list of upcoming classes. Our dedicated staff are happy to help you find the best fit for your pup. We look forward to meeting and working with you and your K9 soon!
Owner and Certified Master Trainer
Becky is the owner and operator of On Command Dog Training. She is a friendly, open-hearted person who is, above all else, a dog lover! Dogs have been a part of her life since childhood. At the early age of 14, she began training and working with dogs, which led her to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming a full-time dog trainer. Through hard work and determination, she is now the proud owner of On Command Dog Training, LLC., and is a Certified Master Dog Trainer.
She has earned the following certifications through the American Society of Canine Trainers (ASCT) as a: Master Trainer and Evaluator (Public Arena Obedience), Master Trainer Therapy K-9, Exceptional Mentoring, and Master Trainer Service K-9 (Service Dog), and is certified in K-9 CPR, Behavior Modification, AKC Star Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, and AKC Community Canine.
She has been training for over 27 years. Her husband, Tom, has been training dogs for over 30 years and is a Certified Master Dog Trainer through ASCT. They are the happy owners of their working dog partners, "Dixie" and "Diesel" (Rottweilers), and "Buckshot" (a Bloodhound).
She believes training should be a fun experience for you and your dog. She is dedicated to helping you achieve this through positive reward based training.
Certified Master Trainer
Tom has dedicated his life to dog training and the training of their human partners. He has worked for one of our local police departments for over 34 years and worked and trained dogs for the department for 30 years. Over the years Tom has had five different K-9 partners that were credited with numerous criminal apprehensions, detection of illegal narcotics and confiscation of monies and property as a result of criminal activities. With Tom being as proud as he is of his partners for the above achievements he will say that his last two partners gave him his greatest reward by each saving a life.
Tom has been a Master Trainer certified through American Society of Canine Trainers International for over fifteen years and has the ability to certify all Law Enforcement dogs, Patrol & Bloodhounds. His certifications also allow him to train, certify and evaluate therapy dogs, public arena obedience and mentor up and coming Trainers. Tom has a extensive background in K-9 medical first aid, trauma care and CPR. Every year he travels to Farmington, Connecticut to instruct and train Police K-9 Handlers from all over the country at the K-9 event put on by the Hometown Foundation. The event is satisfying work for Tom and his work partner K-9 Buckshot (certified Tracking Dog / Therapy Dog) who spends part of their time spreading love and joy to the Special Olympian’s that also attend the event.
Tom looks forward to working side by side with his best friend and wife Becky providing you with top notch innovative ways to train your dog and build a strong bond that will last a lifetime. Tom and Becky share a passion to provide for those that can’t control situations that they have been thrust into - children. On Command Dog Training has partnered with The Kennek Foundation to provide Trouble the Dog to first responders to have on hand to give to children that are victims of crimes, injured or put into situations that they cannot help. Please feel free to ask us about “Trouble” and how you can make a donation to this wonderful organization. Click here for more information.
Amber grew up in Bristow, VA. Her love for dogs came at a very young age. She started dog sitting around the age of 8 and still does to this day. Then she would start walking dogs for friends and neighbors and made her more interested in having a career working with dogs.
After graduating high school she attended Virginia Tech, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Animal and Poultry Sciences, along with a minor in Psychology. During her time at Virginia Tech she studied everything from animal anatomy and physiology to animal behavior. This is where her interest in dog training sparked.
After graduating from Virginia Tech, Amber moved to Chesapeake, VA. She started working at On Command Dog Training in September 2019. With the help of her mentor Becky, she is currently working her way to being certified through American Society of Canine Trainers (ASCT). While training, she is also working towards a Masters Degree in Canine Behavior Studies and a Bachelors Degree in Canine Developmental Studies to further her education in canines.
When Amber is not working, you can always find her out and about with her husband and Lab Dixie. Going on hikes, beach trips, and even Starbucks runs to get Dixie a pup cup are just a few of her favorite things to do. As Amber grows as a trainer, she hopes to improve her skills and knowledge with the help of Becky. Her favorite thing about training is to see the progress each dog and their owner has throughout each class. Getting to watch their bond grow stronger as a team!!
Aubry grew up in the Newport News community and has continued to make it her home. As a young person, she would read up on every dog book she could find at the library and would help owners with their dogs even though she didn’t have one of her own. Finally, they day came where she was allowed to adopt, Parker, a spunky dachshund. Training him wasn’t just a pastime it was a passion.
Throughout her enrollment in Theocratic Ministry School, her work as a volunteer for Bible studies and part-time jobs, she continued to help family and friends with their loved canines. After marrying her childhood sweetheart, she realized her passion for dogs and helping people could turn into her career. With the support of her husband she promptly started classes through the CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. A year later she happily received her certification as a dog trainer.
Immediately following her graduation, her local school mentor hired her as a class trainer. Within two years of experience she learned how to work with all sorts of breeds, people and has become a certified trainer through AKC.
Danielle grew up in Port Orchard, Washington. She pursued a career in the United States Army and retired in 2011. Once retiring, she went to work for the Federal Government and in 2018, upon leaving the Federal Government for the second time, she decided that she wanted to do more to help her fellow Veterans. Danielle has seen with her own eyes, how a Service Dog can make a difference for someone suffering from PTSD and knew that is what she wanted to do.
She was not sure how to get started, so she began taking classes with On Command Dog Training and that opened her eyes to a whole new world. While training with her own dog, it increased her desire to learn more so she started volunteering and formed a mentorship with Becky. While continuing to volunteer, she enrolled in the Master Trainers Course through Canine Trainers Academy (CATCH). This will help broaden her knowledge, as well as, deepen her understanding and relationship with all dog types.
When not training, Danielle enjoys taking on new adventures like exploring and going on hikes with her husband and their two German Shepherds; Norman and Stella.
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