Certified Dog and Puppy Training Experts Maryland!

We Train WITHOUT pain!

We do NOT support the use of shock collars, prong collars or choke chains! 

Adult Dog Training

Adult Dog Training Maryland

Our dog training programs are suitable for all adult dogs requiring training, or individual dog behavior modification. From leash walking to basic dog obedience and manners.

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Puppy Training

Puppy Training Maryland

Is your new puppy barking, or crying in the crate? What about general destructive puppy behavior? Let us help you solve your puppy behavior challenges.

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Puppy Board & Train

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Our unique puppy board and train program is a must for all puppy owners! Jumpstart your puppy’s housebreaking, crate training, leash walking and basic obedience.

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Puppy Socialization

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Puppy board and socialization camp is the most fundamental foundation for every puppy. Do you need some help socializing your puppy? we have the solution!

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Why do I need to train my dog

Owning a dog or puppy is a significant responsibility. Without the understanding or proper training techniques to effectively Doberman puppy training Marylandcommunicate with your dog, relationships can deteriorate, and the newest family member may become less enjoyable than anticipated.

Dog training serves two important purposes.

  • Firstly, it helps build confidence in your dog and engages their brain in problem-solving and information processing, providing essential mental stimulation.
  • Secondly, it fosters a trusted bond between the dog and their owner.

By understanding how to communicate with your dog, you can greatly reduce frustration for both yourself and your furry companion.

Remember, dog and puppy training is an ongoing process, and dogs never stop learning. Our goal is to make dog training enjoyable for the entire family!


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What is positive reinforcement?

Positive reinforcement training Maryland

Positive reinforcement training is based on rewards. Rewards can come in the form of food, praise, toys, or anything that motivates the dog. Using rewards-based puppy training ensures that your dog will consistently repeat the desired behavior. Scientific studies have proven that dogs learn quickly and more consistently when trained without fear.

Identifying what motivates your dog or puppy is key to achieving effective results. We prioritize providing training that is enjoyable and free from fear or intimidation.

Our Maryland dog training is committed to never using pain or intimidation methods. Our goal is to build a lasting and trusting relationship with your dog through the use of positive reinforcement, which is backed by scientific research.

We educate and demonstrate to our clients the effectiveness of positive reinforcement training methods. Our clients witness noticeable results, and their dogs or puppies become motivated to learn and engage in training.

How our Maryland Dog Trainer can help you!

Maryland dog owners rely on our expertise for puppy training because we are certified professional puppy and dog trainers in Dog Obedience Training MarylandSilver Spring, Maryland with over 20 years of experience. Our main focus is to teach you, the dog owner, how to effectively communicate with your dog or puppy so that you can continue training them throughout their lifetime. We work with all breeds and address all behavior challenges.

We understand that dog owners seek peace of mind, and that’s why we offer our knowledge and expertise to help you feel confident in your training journey. Our commitment to using positive reinforcement dog training techniques ensures successful and enjoyable training sessions.

At our in home dog training center in Silver Spring, MD, we believe that training is a family affair. We encourage all family members, including young children, to participate in the training process. After all, it’s a wonderful opportunity to bond and learn together.

Our puppy training programs provide simple step-by-step solutions, making it easy for you to follow along and implement effective training techniques. We are here to support you every step of the way in achieving a well-behaved and happy dog.


What is our Dog/Puppy Training process?

  • Once we receive your submitted Contact Form OR Email Inquiry.
  • Our Maryland Certified Dog trainer will contact you via email within less than 8hrs of receiving your dog or puppy training inquiry.  
  • Our process will require an in home consultation where we will go to your home, we will meet with you and your dog/ puppy so we can see the living environment as well as connect personally with all the family members who interact with the dog. 
  • During this consultation we will obtain pertinent information regarding your dog or puppy training behavior challenges, and training goals.  Family input is important and we encourage all family members to be present at the initial consultation.
  • Once you decide you would like to move forward with the program. Our certified dog trainer will go out to your home – 1hr once a week for the number of weeks chosen and we will then get started on training for your dog or puppy.


What happens AFTER the program is complete?

The dog/puppy trainer will contact you to follow up on how your dog is doing. Providing you with ongoing email or phone support as necessary for up to 90 days after the program is complete to help with any troubleshooting and fine tune your training.


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Our Maryland dog training programs are great for:

  • All new dog or puppy owners.
  • Helping new dog or puppies adjust to their new home.
  • Anyone experiencing any range of dog or puppy behavior challenges.
  • Training that is required in and around your home or living environment.
  • Dog owners who need the convenience of training to suit your busy schedule.
  • Preparing for a new rescue dog or a new puppy.
  • Dog owners requiring help with children and dog relationships.
  • Troubleshooting random behavior challenges.
  • Dog or puppy owners who just need the help of a dog training professional.

The Maryland dog and puppy training areas we cover:

  • Dog and puppy obedience
  • Leash Walking/ pulling on leash
  • Leash reactivity
  • Puppy obedience training
  • Housebreaking | Potty training  
  • Crate training 
  • Jumping on people/greeting manners
  • Fear and Shy Dogs
  • Separation Anxiety
  • We work with all dog behaviors 
  • All breeds and all ages welcome
  • Customized training programs
  • We come to you!
  • Our training is based on science.
  • 100% positive reinforcement techniques 
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC)
  • We train WITHOUT pain!

Read our …Google Reviews!

“I can barely believe how far Trusty has come in those 5 sessions! Janet really helped us with leash manners, basic obedience, sit, lay down, and crate training, all using positive reinforcement and encouragement. Trusty and I are both so much happier, and I can’t recommend Janet enough”!   Sean Ewing, Silver Spring MD.  Click HERE to read full review.

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Our service areas include: Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda, Kensington, Chevy Chase, Ashton, Wheaton, Olney,  Brookeville, Derwood,  Fulton, Takoma Park, Hyattesville, College Park, Beltsville, Potomac (limited) and surrounding Maryland areas.   If you are uncertain whether you are located in our service area please Contact us.

Call Today: 240.424.5984


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