Welcome to Nicely Trained Canines, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. We look forward to working with you and your best friend in the near future. We treasure each of our clients whether located in Tidewater, Richmond, or Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, New York, North Carolina or South Carolina.
In Memory of my first training partner….Jasper.
January 2, 1994 – December 27, 2003
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 1993, and even after immediate surgery and intensive chemotherapy treatments the doctors gave her less than one year to live. I was 17 years old and a senior in high school at the time with a life-long desire to work with animals and especially dogs.
Jasper, a German Shepherd and Rottweiler mix, was a gift from my Mother in February 1994 to fulfill and accomplish my life's dream and to be a reminder of her when she would no longer to be with us.
I am very happy to say that Mother is alive and doing very well. Mother and I shed many tears the week we said “Good-Bye” to Jasper. He lived a very full and happy ten years and is missed by all who knew him.
1995 – Won 2nd Place in a local Obedience Class final test
1997 – Pet Therapy at the JCC in Norfolk & Norfolk Senior Center (he participated in this for the rest of his life)
1998 – Partner in training through Linnea's master training program at National K9 in Columbus, OH. Jasper successfully completed the following allowing Linnea to earn her Master Trainer Certification.
- 1½ mile tracking test and scent discrimination (for SAR and Narcotics)
- Basic Agility
- Handicap Support training (including retrieving mail from a mailbox, turning on & off light switches, picking up dropped items, physical support for a person getting out of a wheelchair or a bed)
- Completed Off-Leash Obedience
- Delta Society Certified for Pet Assisted Activities and Pet Therapy
1999 – Canine Good Citizen Certification from AKC
2000 – Obedience Demo at the K9 Carnival in Virginia Beach
2002 – Therapy Dogs International Certification (TDI)
2002 - Founding Canine Member of the K9 Therapy Strike Team SEVA, a
division of the Virginia Task Force
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