Our Southeastern VA branch serves Charlottesville, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Richmond, Staunton, Williamsburg, and surrounding areas
CPDT-KA, SDC, AKC CGC Evaluator, and Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach
A Bit About Wyatt
Wyatt has been training dogs and horses all his life and began his professional career as a dog trainer in 2017. He developed a dog training, pet sitting, and dog walking business in the Richmond, VA area that focuses on spreading positive reinforcement training to as many pet owners as possible. Wyatt specialized in behavior modification for anxiety and aggression cases for two years. Because of this background, Wyatt brings a unique perspective to service dog training, taking a highly proactive approach to the prevention of behavioral issues.
Wyatt shows a strong dedication to life-long learning, constantly striving to improve his skills as a trainer. He studied under the esteemed positive reinforcement trainer and author, Pat Miller, attending her Canine Behavior and Training Academy in 2019. There, he graduated with the highest scores in his class. He later became a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) as well as a Canine Good Citizen and trick dog evaluator. In 2022, he earned his Cooperative Paws Service Dog Coach certification under the supervision of service dog expert Veronica Sanchez.
Wyatt is known for being a charismatic, compassionate, and thoughtful trainer. As a service dog handler himself, Wyatt has a deep passion for working with individuals with disabilities and their service dogs. He truly enjoys problem-solving alongside each client to find creative solutions that meet their needs.
At home, Wyatt has a retired service dog, a Golden Retriever named Benny. Benny loves to swim and play frisbee. Additionally, Wyatt has a Labrador Retriever named Zeppelin who will hopefully fill Benny's shoes as Wyatt’s next service dog. Zeppelin loves to play tug and go on hikes.