Syrius Dog is located outside of Charles Town, West Virginia and services areas of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland.
We take a simple honest approach to dog training, and strive to find ways to incoorperate training into your daily life so it doesn’t feel like just another thing on your to-do list. Obedience commands are great, but they are just icing on the cake of life with your dog.
Nobody wants to go through life having to give obedience commands all day to have a well behaved dog. While this is part of the equation, it’s important to look at the whole picture and your relationship with your dog to better understand what your dog needs from you to be the dog you want them to be.
Meet the Team
Hi, I’m Anna the owner and trainer at Syrius Dog.
My Love for dogs, and really all animals, dates back to when I was a child. I was the designated animal caretaker in the family, we had cats, birds, dogs, and goats over the years. I couldn’t help but work with and train just about all of them to some degree, yes even the goats. The cat was pretty awesome so he really didn’t need much training.
As I got older I found myself being drawn more and more to the behavior side of things and began to venture into the dog training field as a profession. Over the last decade I have worked for several trainers at daycares, vets, and kennels where I learned a ton about dog behavior, handling, and psychology. You really can’t replace hands on experience, dogs are some of the best teachers.
The first personal dog I acquired as an adult is my Vizsla Luna. Over the years she has helped shape me into the trainer I am, as well as push me into the dog world further to learn about hunting, confirmation, agility, lure coursing, and basically anything to keep her busy.
In my free time I enjoy getting out into the great outdoors with my husband, two children, and our dogs. We enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking and hunting. Life is a whirlwind between the business, kids, dogs, and everything we often have growing in our garden but it’s a wonderfully blessed life.
Meet Luna our 14 year old Vizsla
Her official name is CH Dynata’s Bound to Inspire JH CGC but she also goes by Looney-tune, Lunatic, Red Dog, Luna-tuna and most recently Old Fart.
She was born independent, sassy, bold, way too wise, and way too smart for her own good. Despite all of that she is one of the most amazing cuddlers on the planet. She loves to hunt… anything. Seriously if it has feathers or fur it has her attention, birds, critters, bugs, minnows, or simply hairball.
Together we have competed in the hunt field, the show ring, lure coursing and even tried a little barn hunt. The sky has always been the limit with this girl. She has taught me so much over the years about dogs and myself.
There is a blog dedicated to life with this crazy girl, Vizsla Inspiration. It hasn’t been updated in a while but the archives are chock full of our adventures.
Meet Oakley our 3 year old Chocolate Lab
Sliding Creek’s Annie Oakley JH DS has been a great addition to the pack. She is a compact little lab but her size doesn’t slow her down. She does everything with enthusiasm and has a zest for life as many chocolate labs do. She is game for anything outdoors whether it’s hunting, swimming, or just exploring… but she also is happy to lay around and just hang out with her people.
She LIVES to retrieve ANYthing. I encouraged this early on knowing I had plans to hunt her. We discovered a local group this year to train with and knocked out her Junior Hunter retriever title Spring of 2021 and we continue to train toward her Senior title. It also pushed us to enter the Dock Diving world where she earned her Senior Title in 2 weekends during her first season. She loves to learn and work and I am looking forward to exploring more sports with her as time goes on.
RIP Wyatt 2010-2018
His official name was Braveheart’s Sober Cowboy CGC and he was named after Wyatt Earp of course. He also answered to Wyatt Man, Wyanator, Fetch Head, and Big Guy.
Wyatt was a special dog who deserved many more years. He was one of those rare dogs that just was born good, I don’t remember many times at all I had to correct him for things. He learned quickly and was a natural born follower. He was laid back, easily contented, fetch happy, and eager to please. Everyone who met Wyatt fell in love with him. He loved to retrieve anything and when you added water to retrieving he couldn’t have been happier.
He left some huge shoes to fill for most any dog we add after him. And he will always hold a special place in all of our hearts.
To learn more about the training programs we have to offer visit our Programs page.