On Command Dog Training is about building 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 you and your dog 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.
About the Trainers
Rebecca (Becky) Hendrickson 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 Professional Dog Trainer.
She has certifications through the American Society of Canine Trainers (ASCT), and is certified in K-9 CPR, Public Arena Obedience, Behavior Modification, and is a Trainer/Evaluator for Therapy Dogs, AKC Star Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, and AKC Community Canine.
She has been training for 12 years. Her husband, Tom, has been training dogs for over 25 years, and recently became a Master Dog Trainer through ASCT, are the happy owners of their working dog partners, "Dixie" (a Rottweiler), and "Diesel" (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.
Katie Eaton grew up in Sterling, Virginia and lived there until she graduated Northern Virginia Community College. She graduated with an Associates of Science degree with honors, Summa Cum Laude. During her time at Northern Virginia Community College she worked at a Doggy Daycare called A Dog’s Day Out. There, she truly found her passion and gift for working with dogs.
After acquiring her Associates Degree, she transferred to Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia and pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Organismal Biology. During her time at CNU she worked at Happy Dog Daycare in Newport News, Virginia where she continued her observation of dog behavior in a pack environment.
She began working at On Command Dog Training in the last few months of 2017 and quickly fell in love with dog training. In the summer of 2018, she graduated Magna Cum Laude at Christopher Newport with her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Organismal Biology along with a minor in Psychology.
Nowadays, In her free time, she goes on hikes and beach trips with her three dogs, Athena, Aurora and Clementine. As she grows as a trainer, she solely focuses on honing on and improving her training skills with the help of her insightful mentor, Becky. Her favorite part about dog training is watching the bond between owner and dog strengthen as they train together and improve!
"My rottie Alexis has only been to 2 training sessions so far, and boy what a difference! Alexis is doing very well, and I'm so proud of what she's accomplished thus far. Both her and I enjoy our training session each week and work further on it throughout the week. If you need help training, or just a refresher course; I would HIGHLY recommend On Command Dog Training." - L. D.
"I have a 7 month old Morkie who is a bundle of energy 24/7! Becky's classes have helped immensely with some of the typical discliplinary issues you have with a puppy. She teaches in a way that is fun for you and your dog. I would recommend On Command Dog Training to anyone...anytime. You and your dog will benefit greatly from her kind, fun, compassionate method of training. Go For It!" - L. M.
"The best training around! Becky is wonderful to work with! Very professional, kind, and great with dogs. Highly recommend On Command Dog Training." - S.T.