Dog Training: Meet the Trainer


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Autumn Manka, Steady Dog Training, LLC


Since 1997 at Texas A&M University, Autumn Manka has been working and volunteering around animals. In 2007 she began training with working dogs with Virginia Search and Rescue Dog Association (VSRDA). Then from 2011 to 2017 she trained with law enforcement canines in coastal North Carolina. While in North Carolina, Autumn began pursuing a professional dog training certification by completing a Principles of Dog Training Course through the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers. In June 2017 she became Certified Professional Dog Trainer through CCPDT.  

Autumn still volunteers and searches throughout Virginia with VSRDA with her current SAR K9, Kona. You can read more about their rescue work in this fantastic profile! She also attends seminars and gains continuing education through the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).



  • Deepwood Veterinary Clinic

    Deepwood Veterinary Clinic
    7300 Ordway Rd.
    Centreville, VA 20121
    (703) 631-9133
    email: [email protected]
  • Office Hours

    Monday 8am - 8pm
    Tuesday 8am - 6pm
    Wednesday 8am - 6pm
    Thursday 8am - 6pm
    Friday 8am - 8pm
    Saturday 8am - 8pm
    Sunday 8am - 6pm (emergencies only)
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