Trainer Profile: Deborah E. Lankford

Address: 412 Investors Place Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (United States)
Phone Number: 757-469-6282


As a lifelong teacher (40 years as a high-school English teacher), I now teach people how to build a positive relationship with their dogs. For the past five years, my business has allowed me to explain and demonstrate positive reinforcement training to new owners of puppies as well as to veteran owners who previously used compulsion-based training techniques. My special love is my Puppy Manners & Social Skills classe, where I create AKC S.T.A.R. puppies and owners who are now committed to positive reinforcement training. Many continue, through my several Obedience levels and my competition classes in Rally and Agility. My own dog has numerous advanced titles in Obedience, Rally, and Agility. Furthermore, she is a certified Therapy dog and my Service Dog. I also teach a TDI class and host Therapy Dog and Canine Good Citizen evaluations every other month. Ultimately, I would like to be able to add training service dogs to what I do! I am currently a one-person operation, offering private, in-home training, day training, and small (4 or 5) group classes at my climate controlled, rubber-matted facility.