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.
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 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 recently became a Master Dog Trainer through ASCT, 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.
Amber Eaves 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 Lumanog grew up in the Newport News community and has had 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.
Now she has joined our team here at On Command Dog Training in late months of 2020 and loves sharpening her skills and learning from her mentor, Becky.
With any given opportunity she loves to travel and hike with her red Doberman Pincher, Phoenix. Also, within her free time she continues to volunteer, grow in photography and is aspiring to become certified through ASCT.
Danielle Toms 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.
Feel free to contact us with questions regarding upcoming classes or training needs. We respond quickest to emails and text messages.
"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.