Maryland Dog Trainer

 Certified Maryland Dog and Puppy Trainer/Behaviorist

Training dogs and puppies using positive reinforcement dog training techniques only.

“We NEVER use pain to train”

Janet Oquendo CPDT (Certified Professional Dog Trainer)  CCPDT/KA

ADBC (Dog Behavior Consultant)  IAABC

Maryland Dog Trainer

Who are we and what is our philosophy?

dog training Rottie We were established in 2003, and have been widely known as the Maryland dog trainers owners trust to train dogs and puppies. Our expertise ranges from working any age, any breed and with any behavior problem.  Our trainers are certified professional dog trainers (CCPDT) and certified dog behavior consultants (ADBC), utilizing positive reinforcement dog training techniques only.

We are professional members of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers), IAABC, (International Association Animal Behaviors) and PPG (Pet Professional Guild). With extensive education and training ensures we are fully versed on all animal behavior: we understand how dogs learn and most importantly we  are committed to never harm the physical or emotional state of your dog.

Meet the dog trainer

I am Janet Oquendo CPDT-KA, ADBC and  leash reactive dog trainingfounder of Pawz For Health In Home Dog Training.

I am (American Kennel Club) A.K.C /  CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator, Professional Member of APDT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Professional Member of the Pet Professionals Guild, and Member of International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC).

dog trainer with Amazon parrot


In my spare time I enjoy providing training and enrichment for my x3 dogs;  8 year old “Buddy”  6 year old “Claudia” and 3 year old feral dog “Peach” as well as my x2 parrots, “Maude” 20 year old African Grey parrot and “Jewls” 20 year old Amazon parrot.



Education and Training Qualifications:

Dr Ian Dunbar Veterinary Behaviorist

Received continued education from Veterinary Behaviorist Dr Ian Dunbar (founder of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)).  I was mentored by Debbie Winkler (Animal Behavior Consultant) of Humane Domain, Maryland.

Dr Ian Dunbar authored “Before you get your puppy” “After you get your puppy” puppy training books!

Washington Animal Rescue League Dog Trainer Janet Oquendo CPDT


Spent 3 years and a dog trainer /  behavior consultant at “WARL” (Washington Animal Rescue League).    Responsible for developing animal rehabilitation programs for the shelter dogs and cats in Washington DC.   Behavior modification programs included working with aggression, fear, leash walking and reactivity. Developed dog obedience and dog enrichment programs. 



  • Assoc. Canine Dog Behavior Consultant (ACDBC)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • AKC – American Kennel Club  “CGC” Evaluator


  • Professional Member – Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer – (CCPDT)
  • Canine Good Citizen Evaluator – American Kennel Club (AKC)
  • International Association of Animal Consultants (IAABC)
  • Pet Professional Guild – (PPG)



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