A Relational Approach to dog training
When Daniel McLaughlin founded Loudoun K9 more than 7 years ago, he wanted to create a unique and personal dog training experience. His mission is still our mission today – to foster a healthy, respectful relationship that leads to freedom for both owners and their dogs.
Watch this short video to learn more about the Loudoun K9 story.
At Loudoun K9, we have the experience to help with any training or behavior problem, from puppy training to obedience, stress and anxiety to aggression — and everything in between.
No matter which program you choose
All of Our Clients Receive
How We Train
What Our Clients Are Saying
"I was a struggling with Ollie, my 2.5 year-old Border Collie/German Shepherd rescue. He suffered with anxiety, fear aggression, and horrible on the leash manners. I couldn’t trust Ollie around other dogs and although he was never human aggressive, his outbursts made me nervous to have him around children. After meeting Daniel for an in-home assessment, we ultimately went with the 3-week Board & Train program, followed by six in home visits I say we, because Daniel and his team worked hard to not only support my baby, but Daniel was also super supportive of me. He made it a team effort. It was not easy to give up Ollie for three weeks, but Daniel allowed for me to check in whenever I wanted and I'd often get pictures or progress videos. Daniel taught me and Ollie how to regain our confidence and taught me how to get back in control, which is what Ollie needed from me, as his owner. I now get compliments on Ollies behavior from my closest friends who have seen Ollie grow. It’s pretty awesome.”NicoleAshburn, VA
"Within a few weeks of getting our golden retriever puppy, Willow, we knew we needed help. She is a bit of a “spit-fire” and didn’t know how to relax, walk on leash, and not bite. We just didn’t know how to train her. Daniel to the rescue! He not only taught Willow, but he has showed us how to teach her. His no non-sense approach and sense of humor made each session a fun, eye opening experience. We now understand so much more about what Willow needs from us in the form of boundaries and leadership. We are able to take things he has modeled and transfer them to other areas of her training with success. Now that we have completed the first phase of her in-home training, we are practicing every day-and having fun with it! While we still have progress to make, she is well on her way to being a great dog! We can’t thank Daniel enough for guiding us on this journey!KarenSouth Riding, VA
"Buckley was a fun dog to begin with, but a few bad habits took some of that joy away! Daniel and Christina have renewed that joy in and with my dog! His obedience is trustworthy now, and I’ve learned skills to carry through with him to keep our life together calm, joyful, and FUN!! The trust that’s built through obedience is unmatched. Daniel has been fantastic with communication and answering all of my questions through this process. (There have been many!!) Thanks, Loudoun K9! Your TRAINING AND SUPPORT is exactly what Buckley and I needed!!!MicheleLeesburg,VA