Follow Me Dog Training, LLC, Tips and Resources

Where’s Leinie?

Where's Leinie?When I first moved to the Richmond Virginia area, I knew I was going to be all over and would need to learn my way around. What started out as a way to learn more about Richmond turned into a great way to see the sights with my Belgian Malinois, Leinie, and make it into a cool challenge for everyone.

Where's Leinie?Every month Leinie, of Follow Me Dog Training LLC, will find a different location in the Richmond, Virginia area. We love exploring and Leinie loves having his picture taken! The current Where’s Leinie? picture is always posted on our Blog, Twitter and on our public Facebook page.

So your challenge is to find where Leinie is posing, pose your dog in the same spot or as close to it as physically and safely possible, and take their picture. Send the picture and the location to renee@followmedogtraining.com .

The first picture I receive that has your dog in the correct location will win a prize from Follow Me Dog Training LLC. The winner’s picture will be posted on our blog alongside Leinie’s, so make sure you send a high resolution picture!  This challenge is open to those that are not clients of Follow Me Dog Training LLC.

Leinie usually stays within 25 miles of the center of Richmond, Virginia. Look at some of the places Leinie has been here. Now go exploring!

WALK MS: Richmond, VA

Walk MS Richmond VAWalk MS Richmond VA2016 marks our 5th year of gathering a team and raising money to help the National MS Society fund research, advocate for change, and help people with MS. Team Follow Me Dog Training LLC has grown from 4 members at our first Walk MS event, to having teams well over 10-15 people. Walking to find a cure for MS is important to Renée who has many friends and some clients that have been touched by Multiple Sclerosis. The fact that this walk is a ‘dog friendly’ event made the reason for building a team and walking that much more important. We can’t think of a better reason to take our well behaved dogs for a 3 mile walk with others that are walking for the same cause.

FETCH a Cure’s annual Mutt Strutt

Mutt StrutMutt StruttThis is another event that Follow Me Dog Training LLC has taken part in for the past 5 years. The FETCH a Cure Mutt Strutt is a pet cancer awareness walk. It aims to raise funds for Companions in Crisis–their financial assistance program for families who need cancer treatment for their pets. Too many of mine, my clients, friends and family’s dogs have either succumbed to cancer, or are survivors. A local Richmond, Virginia 501 ©(3) non-profit organization,  FETCH a Cure helps people and their pets to learn more about what they can do if their pet is diagnosed with cancer.

So, you're having a baby...
By Renée Lamoureux

So you're having a baby and you have a dog.So, you’re having a baby and you already have a dog.  Follow Me Dog Training LLC offers a class for the expecting family. So much will be changing in your world as you prepare for and 9 months later, bring a new baby into your home. These changes can cause stress on your dog and you may notice some behavior changes. It is so much easier to be prepared!

What’s the best way to introduce the two so that there are as few problems as possible?  There are multiple things you can do before you have your baby, and not wait until after you give birth, to help smooth the transition of bringing home baby to your family dog? We can help you focus on what will help the most with you and your baby in this huge transition period and give you the BEST way to introduce your baby to your dog when you come home from the hospital. Contact us to set up one of these lessons and we will discuss the preparations that need to be made as far as your dog is concerned.

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The dogs have been great for the most part, they are still extremely gentle with the kids (now almost 6 months old!), though they do like to sneak by and get a light kiss in...which makes Pierce giggle uncontrollably.   Gillian just smiles.  Both my children are now aware of the dogs, and if I have them on my lap and Bish or Rip sitting nearby, they'll reach out to pet them on the nose, which the dogs are very receptive to.  I couldn't be happier with the relationship forming between my children and the dogs, and can't imagine what the alternative would have been if I hadn't never reached out to you for help."

Geoff Martin