​​Lead with Fun trains dogs and coaches humans using science based positive only methods.  We are a Force-Free / Fear-Free company. Learning is most effective when setting up training so the learner can be successful.  Rewards are used as payment for the behaviors we want.

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Fairfax, VA 22030, USA        571.969.7297

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Trainer - Jennifer Pennington CDBC, CPDT-KA


Jennifer has been professionally training and caring for dogs and exotic animals for over two decades including as a keeper at Busch Gardens - Tampa, Curator at International American Rattlesnake Museum, Staff trainer and Dog specialist at Dogtopia, and curator/educator at Reptiles Alive! in Fairfax, VA. 

She uses positive rewards to train dogs, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Jennifer even trained crocodiles! Jennifer has a BS in biology from the University of New Mexico. She is a certified dog behavior consultant through IAABC. She holds a dog training certification from Animal Behavior College and is independently certified as Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CCPDT). Jennifer speaks about dog bite safety, dog training, low-stress handling, and more 
throughout the state.


Jennifer is an operational dog trainer/handler with the oldest and largest search and rescue organization on the east coast. She trains three Belgian Malinois dogs, Grom, Burya, and Molniya.


Find out about all of our certifications here.