About Dog University

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5 Star Rated

40 years experience


James Oliver

As the owner, James founded Dog University Where Dogs & Owners Go To School on his philosophy of building a relationship based on love, trust, and respect between owners and their dogs. He has been training dogs for over 40 years, saving numerous troubled dogs utilizing custom behavior modification techniques. He is well known in the dog training community and recommended by many veterinarians and rescue groups in the Northern Virginia area.

James specializes in working with troubled and aggressive dogs — his training techniques and follow up training with owners has saved a tremendous number of dogs from being surrendered or potentially euthanized. His years of experience have provided him with extensive knowledge to help dogs overcome extreme fear, trauma, abuse, and neglect.

James graduated from Oakton High School in 1985 and served 3 years in the United States Army and has an Honorable Discharge. He lives on a farm in western Loudoun County with his German Shepherd, Fiona.

Enroll at Dog University Today!

Why settle for anything less than amazing when it comes to your dog’s education? Come join Dog University and see the incredible results of our top-notch training programs. From teaching puppies to advanced-level training, our dedicated instructors will be by your side every step of the way. Invest in your dog’s future and unlock their true potential at Dog University. Schedule your consultation online or give us a call at 703-759-3648.

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