Virtual Dog Training and Behavior Modification

When you need it! Where you need it!

Professional and Certified Trainers at a very affordable price

Private Virtual Dog Training and Weekly Classes

One on one dog training

One-on-One Dog Training

Virtual Training / Behavior Modification
online dog training

Online Training Classes

Weekly online classes for Puppy Skills, Basic Obedience, Tricks for Treats
behavior presentations

Behavior Presentations

Online Behavior Presentation now Streaming via Screencast.

Thunder Stress to Thunder YES

You will learn why, how to access your dogs level of anxiety, and appropriate intervention. From the convenience of your computer, phone or smart TV, you will see the class presentation as if you were there in person.

Online Booking for all of Our Services

For your convenience, all of our services can be booked online via our ProPet Software! Jump right to booking, or browse the website for detailed information about our Thunderhawk Family and the Services we offer. Booking links are available on each page!

Ensuring Harmony

Ensuring Harmony has been an integral part of pre-natal education programs since 2004. From the convenience of your computer, phone or smart TV, you will see the class presentation as if you were there in person.

Why Choose Virtual Dog Training?

Our Certified Trainers have adapted their communication and use of technology to bring their expertise to you, wherever you need it. Whether it is a basic obedience issue, or a severe behavior problem, we can help!

Certified Trainers

Seniors Trainers have passed certification exams offered by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers® (CCPDT®)


AKC Evalutators

Onsite evaluators authorized to oversee the AKC STAR Puppy, AKC CGC, AKC Tricks Titles……and more

Red Cross Pet First Aid and CPR Certified

Trained and certified staff in pet first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) through the American Red Cross

Online Registration and Payment Options

All of our programs can be booked online, with links found in each section of our website.

Meet Christie, Our Head Dog Trainer

Christie Faccinto, BS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA.

Christie graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Natural Science with a Bachelor’s in Zoology and a Concentration in Animal Behavior and Neurobiology in December 1998. After graduating, Christie attended North State Canine Academy in Sanford, North Carolina (February 1999) where she received her Master Trainer’s Certification in Professional Pet Obedience and Behavior Modification. Her first National Certification occurred via the Association of Professional Dog Trainers in 2005, when she passed her CPDT for the first time. Most recently, Christie passed the standardized exams to earn the titles Certified Professional Dog Trainer (for the second time) and Certified Behavior Consultant Canine.

Christie worked with Kern Road Veterinary Clinic in Fowlerville, MI from May of 1997 to March 2008 where she created the behavior programs that led to clinical referrals from other Mid-Michigan Veterinarians. During the summer of 2002, she ran an obedience and Police K9 kennel in Maryland where she was the primary handler for pet dogs and imported police dogs.

Since acquiring her first competition dog in 1999, Christie has titled in Obedience, Protection, and agility. Her diversified training experience, coupled with a strong veterinary technical assistance background, makes her well suited to address your pet’s every need. Christie also owns Thunderhawk Canine Dog Training in Middle Tennessee.

We’re so grateful for our Thunderhawk Canine family.

Since opening our doors in 2006, we have made some incredible relationships.

“Look at Gryphon rocking his place in the midst of dinner prep and Christmas decorating!! ….”

Amy Howell

“And this is one of the many reasons we are happy we choose Thunderhawk! Thank you guys for all your hard work”

Samantha Duke

“This ….. this is why we will always send our dogs to you. Have people over and the dogs are in place while we eat.”

Nick Barry

“We are so grateful to Thunderhawk Canine that we have even labeled Matt and Christie as Titan’s “stepparents!” “

Matt and Kelly Swallows