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
Online Training Classes
Online Behavior Presentation now Streaming via Screencast.
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!
Why Choose Virtual Dog Training?
Seniors Trainers have passed certification exams offered by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT)
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 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!! ….”
“And this is one of the many reasons we are happy we choose Thunderhawk! Thank you guys for all your hard work”
“This ….. this is why we will always send our dogs to you. Have people over and the dogs are in place while we eat.”
“We are so grateful to Thunderhawk Canine that we have even labeled Matt and Christie as Titan’s “stepparents!” “
Matt and Kelly Swallows