Janet McMillan, Managing-Member of Best Behaved Dogs LLC, has worked with over 4000 dogs from more than 125 breeds, including such popular breeds as German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, and Cocker Spaniel, less well-known breeds such as Bull Mastiff and English Setter, and rare breeds such as Catahoula Leopard Dog and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Many of Best Behaved Dogs LLC's clients have come from a wide variety of mixes. The smallest dog Janet has worked with weighed about 2 pounds, and the largest over 170 pounds. She has worked with dogs as young as 5 weeks, and as old as 14 years. Additionally Janet has experience in helping dogs to achieve their goals of earning AKC's Canine Good Citizen, Manners, Fitness, and Tricks titles, as well as in competitive obedience, rally, agility, lure coursing, and weight pulling.

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Janet has personally achieved the following titles and awards with her Xoloitzcuintli, Che:

  • AKC's Trick Dog Advanced
  • AKC's Canine Good Citizen Advanced
  • AKC's Virtual Home Manners Adult
  • AKC's Fit Dog Gold
  • AKC's Rally Novice
  • AKC's Agility Course Test 1 & 2
  • AKC's Agility Course Test 1 & 2 Jumpers
  • AKC's BCAT
  • AKC's Coursing Ability Advanced
  • NADAC's Elite Versatiity Award
  • NADAC's Open Platinum All Around Award
  • NADAC's 2,500 Points Award
  • NADAC's Elite Chances
  • NADAC's Elite Jumpers
  • NADAC's Superior Open Gamblers
  • NADAC's Elite Regular
  • NADAC's Outstanding Elite Touch n Go
  • NADAC's Outstanding Elite Tunnelers
  • NADAC's Outstanding Elite Weavers
  • NADAC's Elite Grounders
  • International Dog Parkour Association's Dog Parkour Quarantine Level 1
  • DMWYD's Hoops and 20:1 Hoops
  • DMWYD's Ball and 20:1 Ball
  • #1 Xolo in NADAC Jumpers, Regular, and Tunnelers in 2023
  • #2 Xolo in NADAC Weavers in 2023
  • #7 AKC Fast CAT Xoloitzcuintli in 2022

Janet and Che are working towards additional AKC, NADAC, DMWYD, IDPA, and UKC titles.

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Janet has personally achieved the following titles and awards with her rescued mixed breed dog, Bungee:

  • UKC's Rally Obedience Grand Champion
  • UKC's Agility Champion Excellent
  • NADAC's All Around Agility Trial Champion-3
  • NADAC's Gold Versatility Achievement Cup
  • NACAC's Triple Triple Superior Award
  • UKC's Rally Obedience Excellent 2
  • UKC's Companion Dog
  • AKC's Rally Advanced
  • AKC's Companion Dog
  • AKC's Master Agility Jumpers
  • AKC's Master Agility
  • AKCs Master FAST
  • AKC's Time 2 Beat
  • AKC's Advanced Trick Dog
  • AKC's Fit Dog Gold
  • AKC's Canine Good Citizen
  • UKC's Weight Puller
  • International Dog Parkour Association's Dog Parkour Quarantine Lvl. 1
  • 2020 UKC All Start List: #20 in Grand agility, #20 in AG3, #42 in AG2, #49 in AG1
  • 2018 NADAC Breed Top Ten: #3 Barrelers
  • 2018 NADAC Breed Top Ten: #10 Touch n Go
  • 2018 NADAC Breed Top Ten: #10 Chances
  • 2017 NADAC Breed Top Ten: #2 Barrelers
  • 2017 NADAC Breed Top Ten: #9 Weavers
  • 2016 NADAC Breed Top Ten: #5 Barrelers
  • 2016 NADAC Breed Top Ten: #4 Hoopers
  • 2014, #1 ranked AMBOR (American Mixed Breed Obedience Registration) dog in AKC Open agility, #4 in AKC Excellent agility, #2 in NADAC Novice class, and #3 in NADAC Open class
  • 2013 UKC All Star List: #36 in Rally 2, #36 in Rally 3
  • 2013 Nick Memorial Trophy for the highest scoring AMBOR novice team.
  • Won 2013 AMBOR divisions of UKC Rally 2, Rally 3, and Novice Obedience; AKC Novice Obedience, and Novice Agility. Second place in UKC Open Obedience and in AKC Open Agility. Third place in AKC Rally Advanced. Fifth place in UKC Agility 1.
  • 2012 UKC All Star List: #46 in Novice Obedience, #42 in Rally 2, #22 in Rally 3
  • 2012 Rex Memorial Trophy for the highest average scoring AMBOR  member to earn an obedience title
  • Won 2012 AMBOR divisions of UKC Novice Obedience, Rally 2 and Rally 3, and AKC Novice rally
  • 2011, #2 in AMBOR division of UKC Rally 2

 

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Janet has personally achieved the following titles and honors with Edes Pumi, a female Pumi owned by Veronica Slajer and Jack Ferguson:

  • UKC's Grand Agility Champion 5
  • UKC's Rally Obedience Grand Champion
  • UKC's Rally Obedience Excellent 3
  • UKC's Companion Dog Excellent
  • UKC's Weight Puller
  • AKC's Companion Dog
  • AKC's Rally Excellent
  • AKC's Beginner Novice
  • AKC's Open Agility Preferred
  • AKC's Open Jumpers Preferred
  • AKC's Novice FAST Preferred
  • NADAC's Outstanding Novice Regular
  • NADAC's Novice Jumpers
  • NADAC's Novice Tunnelers
  • NADAC's Outstanding Novice Touch n Go
  • NADAC's Outstanding Novice Weavers
  • NADAC's Intro Versatility Award
  • AKC's Canine Good Citizen
  • American Temperament Test Society's Temperament Tested
  • 1st Place at UKC's 2011 All Star Rally Obedience Tournament in Rally 2
  • 2nd Place at UKC's 2011 All Star Rally Obedience Tournament in Rally 3
  • 2nd Place at UKC's 2012 All Star Rally Obedience Tournament in Rally 3
  • 5th Place at UKC's 2012 All Star Rally Obedience Tournament in Rally 2
  • 4th Place at UKC's 2007 All Star Agility Tournament in AGII, division 2.
  • 2013 UKC All Star List #35 in Rally 3
  • 2012 UKC All Star List #26 in Rally 2, #27 in Rally 3
  • 2011 UKC All Star List #15 in Rally 2, #15 in Rally 3
  • 2010 UKC All Star List, #26 in AGI, #35 in AGII, #22 in AGIII
  • 2008 UKC All Star List, #45 in AGI, #22 in AGII, #32 in AGIII
  • 2007 UKC All Star List, #50 in AGII
  • Multiple High-in-Trial awards in UKC rally
  • Multiple High Combined awards in UKC agility
  • Multiple First Place awards in AKC obedience, rally, and agility
  • Multiple First Place awards in NADAC agility

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Janet has personally achieved the following titles and awards with her second rescued American Staffordshire Terrier, Ch Nippa-G's Casanova (Ty):

  • UKC's Agility Champion Excellent
  • AKC's Companion Dog
  • AKC's Rally Advanced
  • UKC's Rally Obedience Level 3
  • AKC's Novice Agility Preferred
  • AKC's Novice Jumper's Preferred
  • AKC's Novice FAST Preferred
  • American Temperament Test Society's Temperament Tested
  • First place in all 3 Novice Preferred agility classes at the 2009 American Stafford Terrier National Specialty
  • Third place in Novice Obedience at the 2009 American Staffordshire Terrier National Specialty
  • 2008 UKC All Star List #49 in AGI
  • Multiple High Combined awards in UKC agility

about leftPumi, Justice and Janet with their awards from a weekend of weight pulling and rally obedience

 

Janet has personally achieved the following competitive titles with her first rescued American Staffordshire Terrier, Justice: 

  • High Scoring Dog in an AKC Obedience Trial
  • UKC's Agility Champion
  • UKC's Weight Puller
  • UKC's Companion Dog Excellent
  • AKC's Companion Dog Excellent
  • AKC's Novice Agility Preferred
  • AKC's Novice Jumper Preferred
  • AKC's Rally Advanced
  • AKC's Canine Good Citizen
  • IWPA's Working Dog
  • IWPA's Working Dog Excellent
  • IWPA's Working Dog Superior
  • ATTS's Temperament Test
  • CCC's Versatile Canine Companion Excellent.
  • Nationally ranked in Front and Finish newspaper's various ranking systems from 2000 through 2005. In 2000 he was and the #2 High-in Trial AmStaff and the #3 Novice AmStaff.
  • High Scoring American Pit Bull Terrier at the National American Pit Bull Terrier Association's 2002 National Specialty
  • High Scoring American Pit Bull Terrier at the American Pit Bull Terrier Club of New England's 2002 Regional Specialty.
  • High Scoring American Staffordshire Terrier at the Columbia Terrier Association's 2003 and 2004 Terrier Group specialties.

Janet was the editor of "Aggression Newsletter," a national quarterly publication about dealing with aggressive domestic animals from 1999-2000.

In May 1996 she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA, with B.A.s in International Relations and French Language and Literature, and a B.S. in Business Administration.

Read what our clients have to say about Best Behaved Dogs

I asked Janet to help me with my older miniature schnauzer, Sigfried.  As a puppy he had exasperated me because he had behavior problems that I did not know how to manage nor understand. 

Janet recognized Siegfried's behavior immediately as fear-aggression.  Her knowledge about Siegfried's behavior helped change my feelings of frustration to compassion and the suggestions she made are making Sigfried a better behaved dog.  

Audrey, Arlington, VA