Training You Can Trust

About Us

We are My Dog Listens and we are here to provide quality, safe, and affordable training and boarding services to Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. After realizing that owners are still struggling to find a trainer that achieves exceptional results at an affordable price, we set out to build a company that can help.

What training options do we offer?

Board and Train Diesel

Board & Train Packages

Private Lessons

Boarding Services


Transport Services

Proudly Veteran Owned & Operated

Goal Oriented Training

We can tailor any of our training programs to meet the specific goals you may have for your dog. We are very flexible with training tools and methodologies. Contact us and we will find the perfect program for you and your pup.

Clear Expectations

Training is meant to be fun and exciting. Our goal is to provide clarity of tasks to both dog and owner. We teach owners to properly communicate with their dog. Good communication is vital and gives the dog a clear understanding of what is expected. Owner will also learn to build a strong reward system. This will reinforce compliance and good behaviors, keeping the dog motivated to please and training much more enjoyable.

Lifetime Guarantee

We are truly a 100% satisfaction guaranteed business. After completion of one of our e-collar programs, we offer free refresher training sessions for the life of the dog.

Any Breed, Any Age, Any Size, Any Issue


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100% recommend My Dog Listens dog training services! I came across several training services on google during my search for a trainer, but I really wanted to find someone who I could trust with my puppy child. It's hard and scary to give a stranger your dog for an extended about of time! It's also not cheap to train your dog (anywhere), so I wanted to be sure my money was well spent... I called Sarah, the owner of My Dog Listens, prior to meeting her or using their services to ask a few questions and she dropped everything she was doing (important family obligations) and spoke with me for over 30 minutes about her training process and answered all the questions I had with honesty, patients and kindness. Sarah is a die hard doggy lover and just what I was hoping to find. Thanks so much again, Sarah!

Katie Fischer
Dukes field trip to Washington DC during his 2 week board and train

Sarah is nothing less of amazing. She is patient, kind, caring, and trustworthy. Sarah takes her time to produce noticeable differences that benefit you and your Pup. She’s very efficient with her updates and LOVES to make sure you know your pup is doing well and how he/she is feeling. I brought my dog to her as a puppy and then again at 6 months and it is possibly the best thing I could have done. I would recommend Sarah to anyone and everyone, she is a miracle worker!!!

Shelbyrose Harris

We would be completely lost without Sarah and our dog would not be half the dog she is without her. Zoey was aggressive and very reactive before we hired Sarah to help us. Zoey has learned to calm down and finally knows how to react. Sarah has helped us truly enjoy our dog and make her more of a family pet. Sarah is by far the most intelligent and experienced with dogs and we truly would never go to anyone else. She is always eager to help and follows up with all clients to help in any way she can!

Kels Clay

Sarah is nothing short of amazing. She is truly a talented trainer who has the ability to problem solve and motivate the dog. She has mastered the art of obedience, she has the skill and experience to teach both pet and working dogs. Her heart is completely invested into building the dog/ human relationship. I can’t recommend this trainer enough.

Meghan O'Connor Martin

Sarah is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and FEARLESS! She took on our 2 year old 150lb, stubborn as heck, male Anatolian Shepherd. She devoted so much time and effort towards not only training, but also caring for Diesel that she fell in love with him! I love that about her. She truly loves her job and will treat your dog as if it were her own. The price was fair, our goals were met, and the on going support that you receive afterwards makes for an amazing value. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Carissa Aftab

I had a dog that wouldn't listen. I almost gave up on it, Until I met Sarah. She helped me and my dog. He went from being wild and aggressive to obedient and calm. I was sending so many mix signals and she opened my eyes. A trained dog is a happy do and now MY DOG LISTENS.

Jesse Cortez


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