Testimonials

“When Phil Lassiter walks into a dog training class he exudeds confidence.  And when he speaks, everyone listens. Highly skilled instructor.  Best in class ”

Nancy and Kobe Williams, Advanced Obedience Class Graduates

Phil is a wonderful dog trainer! He is knowledgeable, honest, fair, and patient. Some trainers can train dogs, some can train people, Phil is one of the few that can do both! I came to Phil for help getting my dog and I ready to compete in UKC Obedience. With Phil’s help we have earned our UKC United Companion Dog, UKC United Rally Obedience 1, WCRL Rally Level 1 and Award of Excellence titles, and we are on our way to our CWAGS Zoom 1, CWAGS Starter, UKC Open Obedience, and UKC Rally Obedience 2 titles. Not only did we manage to compete and qualify, but we were able to get nearly perfect scores thanks to Phil!!! I am proud and lucky to be a student of Phil’s, and I hope to continue training with and learning from him for a long time! Thank you Phil!!!!!

-Kelly K.

Amazing! Phil has helped my Rosie be a confident well behaved pup. No one can believe she is only a year old. He also helped her not be afraid of the world but to gain confidence and enjoy it. I can’t thank him enough.

-Christie L.

Always such a pleasure to work with Phil!! The way Bear loves to be in his class says it all!

-Dana P.

Phil is a great trainer, I’ve used him for my personal and foster dogs and always recommend him to others! His training always impresses me!

-Jennifer A. 

Great training! Phil does a fantastic job. Would use him again and recommend him to everyone.

-Joyce C.

Phil is a fantastic trainer—thoughtful, patient, fair, smart and fun. I have worked with him with two of my dogs, and I love his approach. When I have a concern about something, he assesses it and shows me how to fix it. With training, he explains things well and paces it so that I have the building blocks to teach my dog the right way. He makes it fun, for both me and my puppy. She loves going to class and absolutely adores Phil. And he is extremely generous with his time, going out of his way to answer all of my many questions. He truly has found his calling—not only is Phil an excellent trainer but he loves what he does and you can see that when you work with him. He has fun and the dogs have fun and learn. If you are looking for a dog trainer in Loudoun County, I couldn’t recommend him more highly.

– Ellen Zangla, Pet Photographer