meet linnea, the trainer

my programs

Distraction class

Next class is April 22nd 2017 at 9am at Bayville Farms.

akc - canine good citizen Test

Once a month on a


Group Class

Private Lessons

Private lessons for 2017 are currently on Tuesdays.
  • Two Master Trainer & Behavioral Specialist Certifications -- National K9 Training Center, Columbus, OH & North Star K-9 Academy in Sanford, NC
  • Delta Society Pet Therapy Certified, Handler & Canine (1998, 2005, 2008)
  • Head Master Trainer at Kabler School for Dogs 
  • Search & Rescue dog teams/ground pounders--Greater Atlantic Rescue Dogs and VaBch-EMS SAR Team (1998-2003)
  • "Aggression in Dogs" and "The Art of Teaching People" -- Association of Pet Dog Trainers National Conference in San Diego, CA 
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator & Instructor  
  • K9 Strike Team, a division of the Virginia Task Force (2002-2008)

A FEW credentials

behavioral cases

Hi, my name is Linnea Nicely-Dix. I have over 23 years of experience in training dogs of all kinds in Virginia Beach and the surrounding communities. I look forward to working with you and your best friend in the near future.
I offer classes from puppy to basic and advance off-leash obedience in group, private, and boarding programs. I also do AKC Canine Good Citizen testing, dog training for kids, and distraction classes. Whatever your need, I can help you with it.

current classes:

Dog Training in Virginia Beach

Over 20 Years Experience in Tidewater Area

Board & Train

Call for availability. Space is very limited.

THIS IS WHERE  it all started FOR ME...

I have always enjoyed the challenge of handling the "impossible" people-aggressive or dog-aggressive dogs. My goal is not to make your dog "like" the other dogs or people he/she will enounter, but rather to enable your dog to "co-exist" peaceably so the two of you can go for a walk or to the vet.