With Over 10+ Years Experience in Dog Training, Ridgeside K9 Has Become The Leading Dog Training Experts in Northern Virginia. Over 3,700+ Dogs Trained! We Can Train Any Dog, Any Breed, Any Age and Any Behavior. 

Northern Virginia Dog Training

Ridgeside K9, Northern Virginia's Leading Dog Training Expert. Our Trainers Specialize In Dog Obedience, Puppy Training, Aggression, (Behavior Modification).


Rated 5 Stars.


3000+ Dogs Trained!


10+ Years Experience.


Life-Lasting Results.


Dog Obedience, Puppy Training, Aggression, (Behavior Modification), Emotional Support, Group Classes, Doggie Day Care, Deaf Training, Weekend Training, Therapy, Search & Rescue, Service Training.


Our World Famous

Our most popular program, our Board and Train package is the most popular, efficient and effective way to obtain world class control and obedience on your house pet.

Have A special dog? We are a special place!


Ridgeside K9, LLC is the headquarters location for Ridgeside K9. Located in Western Loudoun County and serving the dog training needs of all Northern Virginia (NOVA and the DMV). From Winchester to Washington DC. and beyond. We have trained in excess of 3,700+ dogs in the Northern Virginia, DMV area. The avarage dog trainer for Ridgeside K9, LLC (Northern Virginia) has over 10 years experience each training dogs. House pets to working dogs, obedience to protection we train them all. Have a special dog, we are special place.


Ridgeside K9 believes there is no “one size fits all” approach to dog training. Each dog is and owner are evaluated for issues, goals and wants. We customize each training package using a mix of marker training, free shaping, classical and operant conditioning to establish real world, measurable and reliable obedience and control. We always push for the dog to achieve clarity of task. Showing a dog, a new way of “being” and the owners a new way of communicating.


We offer professional dog training in the following areas

We Offer Dog Training In The Following Areas. Northern Virginia, Fairfax County VA, Loudoun County VA, Prince William County VA, Arlington County VA, Alexandria City VA, Washington DC, Montgomery County MD, Prince Georges County MD

1000'S of happy satisfied customers..(and Dogs)!

Over 100+ 5-Star Reviews from Customers on Google.

Nathan F.
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This was an excellent investment into our German Shepherd. We were worried sending him to another home would break our bond or be betraying our duty as new dog owners. In this time of quarantine, we also knew he was not being socialized, and isolation might be a issue with his future behavior. Ridgeside K9 got us Nicole as a trainer for our puppy. She contacted us fast, reassured us and answered any concerns we had before deciding. Our German Shepherd bonded with her immediately. She kept us updated with photos and videos and his progress the whole time. My family was so amazed when we got our dog back, he is a complete gentleman dog, and he is so happy. At 3 months old, he knows sit, stay, heel on leash, place, potty trained and she fixed his behavior issues with being very mouthy and biting as a puppy. She delivered what she said she would, and was patient at training my whole family (of four kids) on how to keep up the training. In this time of isolation, Ridgeside K9 and Nicole provided my family a great companion. We are sending him back for adult training and more socializing when he is ready. Highly recommend, happiness is delivered with this service.
Madison F.
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Ridgeside K9 and Brandi are one hell of a team. Our dog, Picasso, was a somewhat out of control 60lb puppy when he arrived at Brandi's, but by the time we got him back it was like a completely different dog. Definitely still tests the boundaries as all puppies do, but I can't speak highly enough of Brandi and Ridgeside K9. (The daily pics and updates were also extremely cute and reassuring.) Super responsive and knowledgable. Another great thing about Ridgeside is that they are super down to earth and kind and polite! You can't go wrong if you go with any trainer on their crew (especially Brandi).
Benjamin J.
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Absolutely 5 stars! Nicole and Ridgeside K9 were awesome through the entire training. From the moment our 16 week puppy entered Nicole's home, he new she was in charge and instantly loved her. 3 weeks later, he was calmer, listened better, had great leash control, and new who was the leader. Nicole treated him like family and was incredibly helpful in giving us tip and techniques to continue training. I look forward to sending him back to Nicole and would recommend her whole heartedly!
Greg S.
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Can't say enough about Ridgeside K-9 and the job they did with my dog (85 pounds male lab mix). I was nervous about some behavior issues he was having (resource guarding) and also wanted to get more control/confidence with him off leash. Aaron Jeter was a fantastic trainer who formed a strong bond with my dog and completely delivered on the goals we had set out. Open communication and feedback throughout the process. The customer service was great, and the handoff/knowledge transfer when I got my dog back reassured that they invested a lot of time and care with my dog. My dog previously would not listen off leash and wouldn't let strangers near his food is now disciplined, comfortable, and always around me when off leash. The 3-week board and train is worth the investment!