Learn About Us

Meet Our Founder

Walking with a Friend, LLC in Gainesville, VA was founded by Roni Campbell. She is a professional dog trainer who has more than nine years of experience in teaching pet owners on how to communicate effectively with their four-legged best friends. For the past eight years, she has been actively perusing professional dog training certifications. Roni has been studying and learning the best and most modern and science based methods of dog training from many of the most respected professionals in the nation and around the world.

Her approach to dog training is always friendly and will never harm the playful psyche of your beloved pet. Roni uses positive reinforcement and avoids using any form of force or pain. Read on to learn more about her credentials.

Dog Training Credentials

  • Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, Knowledge Assessed - CPDT-KA
  • Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Behavior Graduate and Certified Training Partner - KPA-CTP 
  • Pet Professional Guild, Full Professional Membership - PPG 

  • IAABC - International Association of Animal Behavior Counsultants - Suporting Member

  • SDC - Service Dog Coach - Cooperative Paws Certified 

  • Association of Professional Dog Trainers - Professional Member APDT 

  • Bond Based Choice Teacher - Certified

  • Trust Centered Training - Certified

  • C.L.A.S.S instructor  through APDT - Association of Professional Dog Trainers

  • Fear Free Certified Animal Trainer - Veterinarian and Pet Parent Training Partner
  • Certified in American Red Cross Canine First Aid
                                                    Contact Us Today

                     Ask about the best possible training approach for you and your pet.

  •                 We offer all new clients a no charge phone consultation to see 
  •                                     if we are a match for you and your pup.