Training Classes


For many years, Country Lane Pet Resort has provided a variety of training programs for our clientle. In January, 2013 a decision was made to no longer provide on-site training and focus on our core strength – BOARDING. Our contrarian approach to pet care combined with our unique facility and increased demand for boarding has defined our business and confirmed our decision to focus on providing both daycare and overnight boarding services.

Although we no longer provide on-site training, we now have two training options for your consideration.

Option One:

Private Training – While your pet is a guest at Country Lane Pet Resort…(MARY TO PROVIDE)

Option Two:

We are pleased to announce we have partnered with Virginia Simpson, Owner of Unleashed Canine Obedience to support our training inquiries. Unleashed Canine Obedience is centrally located and offers a full range of training programs to meet all of our clients’ needs including Board and Train Programs, Private Consolation, Puppy and Group Obedience, and Aggressive Dog Training.

We could not be more pleased to introduce you to Virginia Simpson and invite you to visit her website. Be sure to mention Country Lane Pet Resort when you call and you’ll be well cared for.

Cincinnati Dog Trainer – Virginia Simpson –

Virginia Simpson provides her clients and their dogs with a balanced training approach including off-leash obedience solutions. She began her professional career in dog training in 2003, providing in-home training for the clients of the Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP), a 501(c)(3) foster care program that helps find homes for displaced animals.

She has been featured on the DIY Channel for a Pet Friendly Landscapes show and is a regular writer for the Cincinnati Dog Pages.  Virginia is a veterinarian recommend trainer and has trained hundreds of pet dogs of all different breeds and also dogs for pshyciatric service.

She began her professional career in dog training in 2003, providing in-home training for the clients of the Stray Animal Adoption Program (SAAP), a 501(c)(3) foster care program that helps find homes for displaced animals.  Through her experiences with SAAP, it quickly became apparent that the #1 reason dogs are given up, hands down, is a lack of or improper behavior training. And so began a passion to educate dogs and their owners!
Virginia went on to mentor under Maureen May of 4 Paws Down and in 2007 received her professional dog training certification from the Animal Behavior College.

She opened Unleashed Canine Obedience in July 2007 and has since received her advanced training certifications in the use of E-Touch™ and the ForceFree™ training methods for a variety of aggression issues in dogs and the implementation of the natural retrieve and forced-fetch at the International School for Dog Trainers with Martin Deeley in Montverde, Florida and Marc Goldberg of Chicagoland School for Dogs.

She has trained with Robin MacFarlane of That’s My Dog in Dubuque, IA and learned some amazing skills with more advanced obedience results. Robin’s exciting training methods have helped countless dogs and their owners create extraordinary bonds and mind-blowing training results.  These techniques have added a remarkable proficiency to Virginia’s abilities to help her clients reach their training goals.

Virginia has also studied Chad Mackin’s Pack to Basic’s program to learn how “to use a dog’s naturally strong social behavior to reduce stress and fear; build confidence and language skills and allowing for many common behavior problems to slip away.”  She attended a 2nd seminar at Heather Beck’s K9 Lifeline with Chad Mackin at the 3D Workshop: Dealing with Difficult Dogs in 2011.

Additionally, she holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. Due to the ever changing landscape of dog training, Virginia continues her education in dog training techniques and dog behavior through seminars, collaboration with other trainers and workshops.

Virginia has spent thousands of hours working to incorporate a number of balanced training methods into her own personal techniques to develop the UnlE-eashed™ Method.

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