Group Class

Private Lessons


  • 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)

behavioral cases

NICELY TRAINED CANINES

meet linnea, the trainer

my programs

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.

Due to my Husband transfering to Wyoming, Nov 2017, I am no longer Training in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Previous clients can still reach me on Nicely Trained Canines Facebook page or on my cell phone.

Over 24 Years Experience in Tidewater Area

Board & Train


Distraction class


akc - canine good citizen Test



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. 

A FEW credentials

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.