Puppy Training

My name is Jenny Stevens, I am the Owner and Lead Trainer of Seventh Heaven Dog Training Services are available in Northern VA and the Richmond, VA area based in Glen Allen, VA. 

I am a certified Dog Trainer (CCDT) accredited through CATCH! Canine Training Academy, have worked with and mentored under Jennifer Pennington of Lead with Fun, and mentored with the Animal Behavior Wellness Center. I am currently completing my Aggression in Dogs Master Class Certification while I await taking my boards, 

I  believe in using humane and Positive Reinforcement Dog Training methods. Our goal is teach you to solve problems and teach your dog exciting new skills even after you are done working with our trainers.

  • Dog Training Services available in Northern VA include:
    • In Home Dog Training
    • On-Site Dog Training at our Reston or Great Falls Training Centers.
    • Small group classes at our Great Falls Training Center including Puppy Socialization. 
  • We work with the following issues:
    • Puppy Training
    • Foundations and Basic Manners Training
    • Intermediate Manners
    • Behavior issues such as:
      • On and Off Leash Reactivity
      • Fear and Anxiety
      • Loose Leash Walking
      • Barking
      • Jumping
      •  Housetraining Issues
      • Some Aggression cases: if severe can refer you to a specialist
      • Social Deficit issues: not able to play appropriately with other dogs.
  • We pull from a variety of techniques to meet your dog’s needs.
  • Seventh Heaven will be with you all the way on your training journey and we love to incorporate the whole family in the process, making your learning journey fun and rewarding!
  • You will be part of an online Training Community that you can lean on for support and advice outside or regular sessions. Session Training Plans, Behavior Training Plans, Videos and helpful links will be available and tailored to you and your dog’s needs.
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Dog Training Service Area in Northern Virginia

  • Annandale
  • Arlington
  • Ashburn
  • Chantilly
  • Fairfax
  • Falls Church
  • Great Falls
  • Herndon
  • Reston
  • Vienna

Dog Training Services in Richmond

Currently we are offering In-Home Private Classes and Customized Training Sessions. 

  • We work with the following issues:
    • Puppy Training
    • Foundations and Basic Manners Training
    • Intermediate Manners
    • Behavior issues such as:
      • On and Off Leash Reactivity
      • Fear and Anxiety
      • Loose Leash Walking
      • Barking
      • Jumping
      •  Housetraining Issues
      • Some Aggression cases: if severe can refer you to a specialist
      • Social Deficit issues: not able to play appropriately with other dogs.
  • We pull from a variety of techniques to meet your dog’s needs.
  • Seventh Heaven will be with you all the way on your training journey and we love to incorporate the whole family in the process, making your learning journey fun and rewarding!
  • You will be part of an online Training Community that you can lean on for support and advice outside or regular sessions. Session Training Plans, Behavior Training Plans, Videos and helpful links will be available and tailored to you and your dog’s needs.

I am transitioning to the area and look forward to having a classroom training space and have located some outdoor training spaces in the New Year! 

I am in the Henrico area on Thursdays and Friday mornings for private training sessions at this time.  In the New Year I will be down for half or the week. Fill out a CONTACT FORM and I will let you know if there are any open training slots and when more  will become available.

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Don't just take our word for it!

Sean Henry, Herndon, VA
Sean Henry, Herndon, VA
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I've been an on/off client of Jenny's amid post-pandemic, late 2021. Her dog walking services are great with a scheduling app to help communicate services requested and status updates. A few months ago, when she sent out an email blast saying she was expanding her services into specialized dog training 1-on-1, I was very excited to get on board, and it did not disappoint! She makes the experience very personal, fun, and all-around great person to work with and I learned so much from her and her team. As a dog owner, I'm happy with her service and look forward to continued business. Talk to her if you want to make a personal training plan for your dog and she'll help you out!
Jeremy H, Annandale, VA
Jeremy H, Annandale, VA
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Seventh Heaven has been fantastic to work with! Since August, Jenny has made 6 in-house visits to work with our dogs Tank and Moe. In the past couple months we have seen positive progress, especially with our miniature Dachshund Moe. Jenny is very easy to work with, flexible, and very good with planning/ preparing for our sessions. We also appreciate her easy to follow training drills, and the feedback she provides regarding our questions/concerns. We would recommend Jenny as a dog trainer!
Vexillari Aurelius, Burke, VA
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A professional, caring, and responsible training team for my English Labrador puppy. Since puppy training is more about training the owner rather than the dog, it was really important for me to be able to ask Jenny what exactly I was doing right and wrong. The feedback has made training less stressful for both me and my dog, and has allowed me to manage my expectations about training. A great service and well worth the money.
Mina Phillips, Sterling, VA
Mina Phillips, Sterling, VA
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Currently working with Seventh Heaven/Jenny and our newly adopted foster dog. Great experience for both humans and hound. Highly recommend.
Janie Ehle, Annandale
Janie Ehle, Annandale
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Jenny does fear-free training and is amazing with our dog, Marvin! She breaks down all the concepts and lessons in a very clear, understandable way, and she shows us how to practice them with Marvin. I was determined to only train Marvin in a fear-free, non-aversive way, but had some scepticism that it would work for all training concepts. Jenny has shown us that it absolutely works, and it just takes a lot of repetition, treats, and dedication. Rather than being harsh and stressful for Marvin, training sessions are more like games, and to top it all off, they help build his trust in us and help us continue to bond with him.
Carmen, Fairfax, VA
Carmen, Fairfax, VA
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Jenny is truly a Dog Whisperer! I am so pleased with the progress my 2 dogs have made in just a few sessions. My husband says, it has changed the dogs! She is a fantastic problem solver and I was able to build the skills together that she taught us and get my dogs to greet our neighbor without jumping on them! I am so grateful that a friend recommended her and I feel like we all learned so much from her! Her training is so much better than watching a video or reading a book. Do not hesitate to contact her, the training experience she creates is so valuable!
Janet, Sterling, VA
Janet, Sterling, VA
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Jenny has been a terrific trainer for my reactive pup. She is very flexible and has allowed me to design training around his specific triggers. Just having her accompany me on walks to observe my skills and make personalized recommendations has been invaluable in building my confidence. I look forward to continuing our work together and enjoying the improvements I see in my pup.
Shawn, Falls Church, VA
Shawn, Falls Church, VA
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Jenny is a fantastic trainer, patient and knowledgable. She is straight forward, ensuring we (Leia and I) know exactly what we need to do and give us "homework" to make the training stick. LOVE HER and having her come to our place makes it convenient!
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