LEAD WITH FUN Dog Training

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Located in Northern Virginia


Serving Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Herndon, Oakton, Reston, South Riding, Springfield, Vienna, and the Western portion of Fairfax County.

Fairfax, VA 22030, USA        571.969.7297

About us 

Lead with Fun trains dogs and coaches humans using science-based positive only methods.  We are a Force-Free / Fear-Free certified 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. 

Trainer - Heidi Moreau


CONGRATULATIONS!! Heidi landed a trainer position at the SPCA in Richmond.  We are sad to see her leave our team.  She is going to be an amazing asset to all of those helping shelter animals in Richmond.


Heidi is a graduate of CATCH training academy earning the title Certified Dog Trainer (CDT). Heidi began training dogs at her local shelter while volunteering. Many of the dogs became better candidates for adoptions simply by teaching them a few basic obedience skills. She realized how rewarding it is to help dogs and dog owners and wanted to do more.

Heidi also works at White Oak Animal Hospital Training Center training dogs and managing dog play in Stafford County.  

Heidi has two rescue dogs of her own, Autumn, a Staffordshire/Bulldog mix and Meeko, a through and through mutt. She is a voracious learner; learning as much as there is about dog training by attending workshops, seminars, classes and shadowing experienced trainers.

Heidi loves taking her dog Meeko to dog sport classes. Her goal is to compete at Rally trials soon. She keeps Autumn busy with fun Nosework games and teaching her tricks such as spin, kiss and other fun tricks she can show off. Heidi also takes her dogs on regular hikes in the Shenandoah mountains, National Forests and different parks in the area to keep her pups exercised and happy. Heidi never misses a training opportunity with her own dogs, it is part of her daily routine to add just a few minutes of training to maintain what her dogs have learned.

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Trainer - Jennifer Pennington CDBC, CPDT-KA, FFCP


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). She is also Fear Free Certified. Jennifer speaks about dog bite safety, dog training, low-stress handling, and more 
throughout the state.


Jennifer was an operational dog trainer/handler with the oldest and largest search and rescue organization on the east coast. She trains to support her Belgian Malinois dogs' lifestyle.


Find out about all of our certifications here.