Training Dogs & Their Handlers Since 2000
Leslie Horton is the founder and owner of Most Fine Canine Inc. (formerly known as One Fine Canine Inc.) Most Fine Canine Inc. has been training dogs and their handlers since March 2000. Leslie's credentials follow:
Successfully training pets and service dogs for over 15 years
American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator #444
Animal Assisted Care Coordinator at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus (IFMC)
Participant in research studies through IFMC Trauma Services in safety and efficacy of therapy dogs in acute care settings
Pet Partner (formerly known as Delta Society) Therapy Team Member, Instructor, and Evaluator since 2001
Delta Society Beyond Limits Outstanding AAT Professional 2005
Active member of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) #1112
Certified Canine Athlete Specialist
Certified Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator
Founder and member of the IACP Service Dog Committee
Founder and member of the IACP Therapy Dog Committee
Member of the IACP Legislative Committee
2014 IACP Member of the Year
2015 Inductee into the IACP Hall of Fame
Graduate of National K9 School for Dog Trainers 2000
Speaker at Professional Conferences regarding the Implementation and Safety of Therapy Dogs and in the Training and Access of Service Dogs
Participant of the Department of Transportation Regulation/Negotiation regarding access of Service Dogs per the Airline Carriers Access Act
Dogs have been featured in national and local publications and television programs
Group Classes in Jefferson, MD
Puppy Preschool: Surviving the first few weeks.
Introduction to socialization, items in house such as vacuums, etc. and review of topics regarding owning a dog such as licensing, housebreaking, feeding, and leash walking. The next training class starts on (date TBD) at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital. Once the date has been determined, please click here for more information. If interested, please complete and submit this Registration Form. To pay online, please click here.
Basic Obedience: Can I teach my dog some manners?
Teaching your dog the basics: Heel, Sit, Down, Stay, Watch me, & Come. The next training class starts on August 6th at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital. Please click here for more information. If interested, please complete and submit this Registration Form. To pay online, please click here.
Intermediate Obedience (Obedience Class II): I didn't realize how smart my dog really is!
This series of classes teaches the use or targeting and intermediate bridging to build on basic obedience training and off leash control. Basic Obedience classes are a prerequisite unless otherwise approved by Most Fine Canine Inc. The next training class starts on (date TBD) at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital. Once the date has been determined, please click here for more information. If interested, please complete and submit this Registration Form. To pay online, please click here.
Most Fine Canine, Inc. has successfully trained and continues to train service dogs for children and adults with mobility and neurological disabilities. Leslie was the founder of the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) Service Dog Committee.
One-on-One Canine Training
Social/Home Basic Obedience: Social/Home education involves housebreaking and setting basic ground rules such as what are the proper items to chew, expected behaviors when socializing with people in the home, guests, and to other animals. Most Fine Canine, Inc. recommends beginning this when the puppy is 8 to 16 weeks of age.
Basic Obedience: Basic Obedience training involves attaining the general skills of having the dog focus on its handler and to sit, down and walk without pulling on a leash around distractions. Most Fine Canine, Inc. recommends beginning this when the puppy is 4- 6 months of age.
Intermediate Obedience: Advanced Obedience training involves attaining the skills of having the dog focus on its handler and to sit, heel (walk beside you), down, come, stay, and leave it. Most Fine Canine, Inc. recommends beginning this level when the puppy is 6 months of age or older.
Animal Assisted Therapy
Pet Partner ©Therapy Animal Team Instruction and Evaluation: Leslie is registered with Pet Partner© (formerly known as the Delta Society Pet Partner Program©) as a Therapy Team Handler, Instructor, and Evaluator.
The next Pet Partner Team Training Class is scheduled for (date TBD) (by appointment only).
Pet Partner Team Evaluations are scheduled for (date TBD) (by appointment only).
Puppy Temperament Evaluation: Most Fine Canine, Inc. has extensive experience in assessing litters of puppies (recommended to be done at 7 weeks-of-age for the best accuracy) and aiding the breeder or purchaser in determination of the puppies’ inherent characteristics to best perform as a pet, sport, or working dog.
Assistance in Canine Selection-Finding the Right Dog for You and Your Activities: Most Fine Canine, Inc. has extensive experience in assessing adult dogs for placement in pet, sport, or working dog environments. While the heart should be involved in picking a puppy, the brain must also be engaged. It is important to pick the dog that bests suits your and your family members’ lifestyle and level of activity.
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