Dog training programs Maryland

Maryland Dog Training Programs 

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

Service Area:

We provide in home training within:  Silver Spring, Bethesda, Aspen Hill, Kensington, Rockville, Fulton, Beltsville, Chevy Chase, College Park, Hyattsville, Wheaton, Columbia, Olney, Brookeville, Derwood, Adelphi, Takoma Park, Potomac(limited)…and surrounding Maryland areas


About our dog training programs:

Our dog training programs cater to dogs of all breeds and ages. We understand that as dogs transition into their adult developmental stage, their behavior can change. In such cases, we are here to assist your dog in overcoming any undesirable behaviors through positive reinforcement behavior modification techniques.

Every dog is unique, and we acknowledge that not all dogs behave or develop in the same way. Therefore, we avoid using a “cookie cutter style” of training and instead customize our programs to match each dog’s individual training goals.

Our customized training programs are designed to align with the personality, ability, and learning style of both you and your dog. We value the input of each family member and conduct individual consultations to gather information on the specific behaviors you would like to address.

We believe that for dog training to be successful, it is important for all family members to feel confident and equipped with the right training tools. Our goal is to ensure that you have the necessary knowledge and resources to achieve success in our dog training programs in Maryland.


What dog training techniques do we use?

We are dedicated to employing 100% positive reinforcement dog training methods, ensuring that pain is never used in training your dog.

Our stance is clear: we do not endorse the use of shock collars, choke collars, or prong collars under any circumstances. Instead, we utilize flat collars, front clipping harnesses, or head collars, depending on the specific needs of each dog and the comfort level of the owner.

In our training programs, we will equip you with the knowledge to identify what motivates your dog. This understanding will allow you to utilize those motivators as effective training tools and primary reinforcers.

One aspect that sets us apart from other dog training programs is our emphasis on teaching you how to interpret your dog’s body language and communicate effectively. This invaluable skill enhances the training experience and strengthens the bond between you and your dog.


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How we can help you!

Are you searching for effective techniques to train your dog using positive reinforcement?

Is your dog exhibiting challenging behaviors such as jumping, biting, being overly excitable, pushy, or demanding?

Have you noticed signs of aggression related to toys, food, or other resources?

Do you struggle to maintain control when walking your dog on a leash?

Does your dog display excessive barking, whining, or howling while in their crate?

Are you concerned about your dog’s lack of basic manners?

Rest assured, we can assist you with all of the above and more! Allow us to help you train your dog to become the best version of themselves.


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About our dog trainer and the process

  • Our dog trainer (Janet Oquendo) is a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) and CDBC – (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant).
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  • We will start out by scheduling a dog behavior assessment.
  • The dog behavior assessment will be carried out in the privacy of your home.  
  • This assessment lasts up to 1.5hrs.
  • Following the dog behavior assessment, you will receive a customized dog training plan.
  • Once you approve the training plan, we will then set up a day and time that works for your schedule to get started.
  • Our dog trainer will come to your home – 1hr once a week for the number of weeks you choose from the training plan provided.
  • We will work in the environment where you need your dog to listen to you most – i.e. In your home; at the pet store; at the park – you decide!


Who would benefit from our dog training programs?

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Our dog training programs are designed to benefit everyone!

If you’re a dog owner with a busy schedule, our programs can accommodate your needs.

For owners seeking one-on-one specific training tailored to their dog’s behavior, we provide personalized sessions.

Families who prefer the convenience of private in-home dog training will find our services ideal.

If you prefer not to attend group classes, our individualized approach is perfect for you.

We specialize in addressing individual behavior challenges that require private one-on-one sessions. Whether you have a shy or fearful dog, a dog with anxiety, issues with leash reactivity, aggression, or behaviors specific to your home environment, our programs can effectively address these concerns and much more.


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Adult Dog behaviors we address:

  • Sit | Down | Stay
  • Obedience Training
  • Down | Stay
  • Leave it | Drop It
  • Hand Signal Training
  • Noise sensitivity
  • Jumping
  • Fear and Anxiety

  • Door manners
  • Come when called / recall
  • Leash walking
  • Housebreaking
  • Crate Training
  • Impulse Control
  • Destructive behavior
  • Chasing cars/skateboards/joggers


Don’t do this alone, our Maryland certified professional dog training expert is here to help you with all your dog training needs.



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