Happy Tails Dog Training

IronWolf Training is now offering dog training in addition to fitness training! All methods used are to build a better relationship and bond with your pup, while having fun together!

Specializing in:

1) Teaching behavior concepts through games and positive reinforcement! Some of the concepts I focus on are:

  • calmness
  • self control
  • fitness/flexibility
  • proximity
  • tolerance of frustration
  • optimism
  • disengagement
  • focus
  • arousal up/down

2) Basic Obedience commands:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Loose leash walking
  • Down
  • Place
  • Come/Here
  • Off
  • Watch/Focus
  • Leave it

3) Addressing Problem Behaviors:

  • Potty training
  • Barking
  • Not coming when called
  • Jumping
  • Pulling on lead

4) Trick Training:

  • Middle
  • Paws Up
  • Roll over
  • Shake/High 5
  • Sit Pretty
  • Crawl
  • Under/Over
  • Jumping through hoop
  • Spin/Twirl
  • Find it
  • Hide and seek
  • Figure 8
  • Plus more!

To get more information and schedule first consultation, please call (434) 987-9653 or email ironwolftraining@gmail.com

All training includes a free initial consultation, followed by half hour private sessions ($45 each or $215 for 5). Training sessions will be held at a specified location. At home training available for an additional fee.

We adopted our pug mix puppy, Nelson, at 5 months, which meant an energetic dog that needed training. Nelson needed coaching, in particular, with unwanted jumping issues and Laura did it! Nelson’s behavior is so much better, and he loves the fun tricks Laura taught him.
-Cindy P.

Working with Laura training my Bichon Frise’ pup, Stella, was such a great experience for us! Laura has a positive and successful regime. I especially appreciated the one on one training tailored to Stella’s needs.
-Wanda S.

After just one session with my Great Dane puppy and I, Laura was able to help me take control and help me strategize how to incorporate my high-energy pup into my everyday routine and household activities. Each session provided me with next level skills to improve my ability to get the best behavior out of my sweet pup.
-Amy J.

My husband and I have 7 dogs, but two are young Border Terriers that had an issue with returning to us. I engaged Laura and she tailored the training to match each dog’s personality. She made it fun for them and easy for their handler (me) to replicate at home. Both dogs are now quick to respond and come back to us when called. If there were 5 star ratings, she would garner a 6!!
-Carolyn B.

I have worked with Laura for my own personal training for over 10 years. I have a young Jack Russell Terrier that Laura is working with. The training sessions are always positive and rewarding. My dog comes away feeling confident and empowered. Kind of like how I feel after my workouts with Laura! Laura is an animal lover and works with positive reinforcement. The sessions are also tailored to the dog’s particular mood and temperament at the time of training. If we are making progress, great! If it’s enough and my dog is mentally finished, we stop. I think it’s so important to have a trainer that is sensitive and understanding of the dog’s ability to learn.
-Lucia E.

We are here

IronWolf Training
700 Harris Street
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 987-9653

Come on by

We open every weekday at 6am.
Locker rooms and showers are available at the gym.
Stop by and experience the challenge.

Current Class Schedule

request by email