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Welcome to PackFit!

Primates and Canines. Humans and Dogs. Two species of animal. Two entirely different languages and methods of communication. Dogs are constantly communicating with us, only most of what they’re saying often gets misread, misinterpreted and maybe even missed completely. Sadly, more often than not, it’s Dog who usually suffers and pays the consequence for this.

Book Your AppointmentPack Fit is a unique dog training and behavior company dedicated to serving both ends of the leash. Through empowering the human end, we enable them to become the leaders their dogs absolutely need them to be. This inevitably and directly affects the canine end as Dog looks to us for their cues, guidance and direction. Teaching and empowering the human, training and guiding Dog. Vastly improving quality of life and peace of mind for both.

Pack Fit takes a very holistic approach to training and behavior, acknowledging that every dog, every human with the dog, and every living scenario is quite different. No area is left unexplored, for there are several variables factoring into any one given behavior; each influencing and impacting the other. Everything is connected. We teach the human end of the leash how to meet and fulfill their dog’s needs as a member of the canine species, as well as how to help them reach and maintain a balanced state of mind. We work to uncover the root cause of behavior before addressing the symptoms. Like with us humans, “behavior” is simply an expression, and is reflective of a driving force underlying it.

Much of our work is centered around:

  • building the trust and respect factor in order to create a solid foundation (the basis of any sound relationship, regardless of species) and rapport,
  • teaching Dog how to practice polite, respectful behavior in any given scenario,
  • fostering a deeper understanding within the human-canine dynamic,
  • teaching the human how to meet and fulfill Dog’s instinctual needs as a canine species,
  • de-programming and re-programming behaviors, responses and reactions to stimuli,
  • the fine art of timing, consistency and clarity when it comes to reinforcement, praise and discipline,
  • creating a functional, mutually beneficial language,
  • refining the walk,
  • teaching basic obedience,
  • teaching how to create calm and balance,
  • species-appropriate human and canine nutrition,
  • life coaching and personal empowerment work for the human end of the leash, and more.

 

The principles taught ripples out into all other aspects of life. Not only do we teach people how to show up as better versions of themselves, but how to become the leader Dog absolutely needs them to be. Dogs look to us for their cues, guidance and direction; their quality of lives solely dependent upon the choices and decisions we make. When we’re able to make decisions from a calmer, more grounded, confident and empowered head-space, everyone benefits. Especially Dog.

PackFit. Training dogs. Empowering people. Changing lives. 

***PackFit is thrilled and honored to have been named as one Thumbtack’s Best of 2015 in the “Aggressive Dog Trainers”!***

https://www.thumbtack.com/va/alexandria/aggressive-dog-trainers/

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