The owner of Doggy Do Right, Nancy Dryden, has over 20 years of training experience.

Nancy received her BS in Psychology from McDaniel College in 1993. Shortly after, Nancy decided she wanted to pursue becoming a professional dog trainer and enrolled at West Virginia Canine College in 1996 and became a Certified Professional Dog Trainer from the first accredited canine college in the country! Her instruction at the college included private and group class obedience (on and off-leash), tracking, protection work (including working closely with local K-9 law enforcement), agility work, and kennel management.

Immediately after, Nancy opened Doggy Do Right as a sole proprietor and began obedience training in the Maryland area. Most training was private in-home training for both puppies and adult dogs, but group classes were also offered.

In 2001, Nancy moved to Leesburg, VA and in 2003 opened an obedience school and daycare facility for Doggy Do Right. For the next 10 years, Nancy operated Doggy Do Right in historic downtown Leesburg and provided training, doggy daycare, and retail. During that time, several trainers were also on staff, and Nancy taught a few apprentice trainers who eventually were able to go out on their own.

In 2013 Nancy decided to close the facility and focus on in-home training once again. Now, DDR offers a full range of obedience programs from puppy kindergarten to basic and advanced obedience, problem solving and Service Dog Training.

Nancy’s vast experience includes:

  • Behavioral issues
  • Basic obedience
  • Problem solving with puppies up to adult dogs
  • Aggressive (both dominant and fear-based) behavior towards humans and dogs
  • Shy/fearful dogs
  • Temperament testing in both adult dogs and puppy litters
  • Pack structure
  • Evaluating potential dogs for therapy work and therapy dog re-certification testing
  • Serving as an AKC CGC evaluator
  • Service dog training
  • Puppy selection for service dog training
  • Service dog PAT for certification

Positive training with positive results...

Talk to us about what is going on with your four-legged family member(s), and we'll let you know how we can help!