The Washington Post – First Person Singular: Dog trainer Sandy Mejias


I knew every breed of dog by the time I was 6. I read every dog book I could get my hands on as soon as I could read. I pestered my parents continually and eventually dragged one home and told them he followed me home so they would say yes. It worked. I graduated...

October 2, 2014

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He Knows Where All The Bones Are Buried


The latest celebrity salon to boast a White House client? Olde Towne School for Dogs, chosen to style the fur of Bo, the Obamas’ 11-month-old Portuguese water dog. Bo has been spotted at the elite Alexandria pet center — the same spot where the dogs of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy were groomed — getting...

October 2, 2014

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In Alexandria, it’s a ruff life: at the olde towne school, dogs of a different collar


Bus driver Theresa Wright speaks the language of her students, those always underfoot, who represent the future of back yards all over the Washington area. “Dat’s a gooood boyee,” she says at a stop as a charge, Jasper, hops aboard. “You’re just a little wiggle-butt,” she tells Cody, as he excitedly greets her. It is...

November 13, 1994

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