Maryland Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviorist

Meet our Maryland Dog Behaviorist and Puppy Trainer 

Dog Trainer in Maryland - Janet Oquendo

Our Puppy Trainer Janet Oquendo: 

Janet Oquendo is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CCPDT-KA) and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant – CDBC  – (IAABC).Certified Dog Trainer Maryland - Maryland Dog Behaviorist

She is a prossional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers – APDT,

IAABC(International Association Animal Behaviors) and PPG (Pet Professional Guild). 

With the extensive education and training this ensures she is fully versed on all animal behavior: so she understands how dogs think and learn, and most importantly she is committed to never harm the physical or emotional state of any adult dog or puppy. 

Janet Oquendo does not support the use of fear, pain nor intimidation to train a puppy. She uses positive reinforcement dog training techniques only.



Puppy trainer Maryland


Janet has x4 dogs;  Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and 3 Chi/Dachshund mix.

She also has x2 parrots: Jewls, 20 year old Yellow Naped Amazon, and Maude 20 year old African Grey Parrot.

Janet is a clear advocate for animals.



Education and Training Qualifications:


Certified Dog behavior ConsultantCertified Dog Behavior Consultant – CDBC. Janet received continued education from Veterinary Behaviorist Dr Ian Dunbar (founder of Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)), and she was mentored by Debbie Winkler (Animal Behavior Consultant) of Humane Domain, Maryland.  She also received continued education and support from Dr Ian Dunbar author of  “Before you get your puppy” “After you get your puppy” puppy training books because he is a well renounced Veterinary Behaviorist and dog trainer!

Certified Professional Dog trainer – CPDT-KA – Janet spent several  years as a dog trainer /  behavior consultant at “WARL” (Washington Animal Rescue League now called “Rescue Alliance” in Washington DC), and was responsible for developing animal rehabilitation programs for aggressive, fearful and puppy mill dogs, as well as teaching a series of puppy and adult dog training group classes.



Pawz For Health Dog Training Lecture


Speaking at the Leisure World Dog Club June 2023.

This lecture was fun and informative for all the residents who currently own a dog or were looking at adopting a dog in the near future.

The feedback was positive and highly welcomed by the group.

To watch the full lecture please click on this  link.




Further education training courses completed

Multiple Dogs household and their problems by – Trish King. 

Anxiety Disorder by – Rachel Friedman 

Dog Aggression to People by Trish King

Fear and Conflict by Trish King 

Aggression in Puppies by – Trish King 

Resource Guarding by Barbara Davis 

Working with fearful dogs by Teoti Anderson 

Better Dog Training by Katenna Jones 

Anxiety Disorders by Rachel Friedman 

Family interdog aggression by Rachel Friedman



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