Every training program starts with an evaluation of both the dog and the companion. This evaluation serves as a basis for Vicky Ortiz Dog Training (VODT) to get to know her client and the dog, to have an overall understanding of their relationship and to decide which training program will be the most useful to focus on their needs.

The Vicky Ortiz Dog Training (VODT) programs are based on positive reinforcement and never on punishment. Experience has shown that positive reinforcement allows the dog to learn much faster, enjoy the training and improve their relationship with its companion. 

It is essential to have the presence of the companion at the training sessions because Vicky Ortiz Dog Training (VODT)‘s goal is to teach the companion how to train their own dog. That way they learn to communicate with their dog in the best possible manner. We encourage the client’s commitment to learn how to apply the lessons on their own.


This program consists of several work sessions. The number of sessions can vary from dog to dog and client to client. The one hour sessions are individualized to focus on your specific needs. Your dog will learn the basic exercises like sit, lie down, stay and come. You will learn how to walk together without your dog pulling on the leash. All these exercises will help fix other problems such as housebreaking, chewing, digging and jumping up on people.


The Basic Training program is designed for dogs from four months old and up.