Rescue Dogs Responsibly


A free website to help you choose a safe, enjoyable dog for a family pet.  Includes videos, flow chart, breed information, and more!!  Also good for choosing any dog from a breeder.

Dogs and Children Stop the 77


Website for children to learn proper interaction with dogs.  Prevent dog bites to children here.

House Training Book


The most comprehensive house training book available.  Find it used on Amazon.  House training is usually a consistency problem combined with giving the dog too much free reign in the house.

Finding a Breeder


There is a lot fo info on the internet about puppy breeders and how to gind a good one.  read many articles carefully, and follow the advice given.  We see mnay problem puppies that the client thought were bought from reputable breeders. Don't get duped.  If its too ggod to be true it probably is.  Be especially leery of "designer" dog breeders.  Don't be in a hurry .  It may take a year to find a good breeder with a puppy.  Here is one article of many.  .

Let Dogs Be Dogs


We recommend this book as a general resource for training a dog.  Not everything in the book will apply to your dog, but it is a good general guide to have a happy life with your dog.  By Marc Goldberg and the Monks of New Skete.

International Assoc. Of Canine Professionals


Phyllis is a professional member of the IACP.  This website has links to articles to help you and your dog.  It also allows you to locate trainers in other areas of the country.



We recommend Katie from Katie's Mobil Pet Spaw.  Serving Herndon, Reston, Chantilly, Centreville, South Riding, some of Fairfax, Vienna, and Great Falls. If you don't see your area listed, please contact me and I will see what I can do!


Sometimes Phyllis is too busy to see her prospective clients quickly.  In that case we recommend Ang

If Phyllis is booked too far in advance we recommend our colleague Angela Leuck at



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