David Greenberg, Founder and Head Dog Trainer
Hello everyone! My name is David Greenberg, and I found my passion of dog training when I rescued my first dog, Sadie. When I rescued Sadie, I realized she had anxiety problems, and she was extremely fearful of people. Through intensive rehabilitation and training, I was able to rehabilitate Sadie's anxious behaviors and find a new passion in dog training. I founded Calm K9 Training because I wanted to develop a unique real world dog training program that brings out each dog's full potential. At Calm K9 Training, we are not just focused on teaching your dog obedience commands; more importantly, we train your dog to make good choices on their own and access a calm, relaxed state of mind.
When all of these things are in place, you will see a significant transformation in your dog and your relationship with your dog. Your dog's behavior will be improved, and you and your dog will have a type of bond you may have never imagined possible. Our philosophy at Calm K9 Training is that any dog, no matter their breed, size, or history of behavior/aggression can be trained and rehabilitated. There is no dog we cannot help.
Ashley Parker, Trainer
Hello everyone, I am Ashley an employee at Calm K9 Training! I worked several years as a Veterinary Technician as well as for the Richmond SPCA. During my time at the SPCA I would evaluate animals medically and behaviorally and would then transfer them from municipal shelters so they could find their adoptive homes. While performing these duties, it occurred to me there is a lack of behavior modification training available, and the result was that many of the animals I was attempting to rescue would ultimately be relinquished or euthanized. That realization (as well as my own rescue Phoenix) inspired me to join Calm K9 in order to provide solutions for owners that were looking to make a difference in their pet’s life. Phoenix and I encountered our fair share of struggles post-adoption, where we tried every method and several trainers to no avail. I learned the importance of structure, leadership, and balance – and the impact it can have on animals that may be hyper, destructive, anxious, fearful, or aggressive. After experiencing a drastically improved lifestyle due to balanced training; my goal became to assist people who were struggling to simply manage difficult behaviors and altogether provide behavior modification that eliminated these issues. I combined my passions to help pets and their owners through the application of training to create stronger bonds, provide pets with greater freedom and privileges, while maintaining lasting training results!