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Dog trainers in DC | Dog trainers in Maryland | Dog trainers in Virginia

Washington, DC

Bark Busters
David Sundland
Washington, DC
tel: 877-500-BARK
In-home training is provided throughout DC, MD, and VA for any issue, any dog, any age.

Click A Pet
tel: (202) 251-1044

The Courteous Canine
Contact person: Brandon Henson
tel: (202) 549-3384
Alexandria, VA
state: DC
tel: 1-800-753-4362

Fur-Get Me Not
2607 24th St. NW Suite #1,
Washington DC 20008
tel: 202-319-PETS
Fur-Get Me Not is a full-service pet care business and voted best by Washingtonian Magazine. We offer pet sitting, dog walking, pet taxi, daycare, boarding, training services. Offices in both Arlington and DC. Training class schedule is posted on our website. We hold 4-6 week puppy, basic obedience, intermediate, and fun trick classes using reinforcement methods. All classes taught by Certified Pet Dog Trainers or trainers working towards their certification.

K-9 Divine
Rachel Jones
3823 10th St., NW
Washington, DC
tel: (202)669-2890
Rachel Jones is a Certified Canine Behavior Counselor and member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She will travel to your home to provide behavior consultations or obedience training.

The Logical Dog
Elizabeth Marsden
Specializing in adopted and rescued dogs

Merit Puppy Training
tel: (703) 915 3635, (540) 364 2781
Offers classes in the DC metro area as well as training services in Fauquier County, VA.

Opportunity Barks Behavior & Training
Leigh Siegfried, Certified Pet Dog Trainer
tel: 703-946-3094
CPDT specializing in private in-home training and behavior consultations. Serving DC and Northern VA. Positive methods; committed to making a difference. Private lessons, in-home classes, behavior & phone consultations.

Phi Beta K-9 School for Dogs
Penelope Brown - private, one-on-one instruction
tel: (202) 986-1147

School of Dogs
Hedda Garland
P.O.Box 5935, Washington, DC, 20016
tel: 202 363-2310
Good manners training and behavior modification in your home, using positive reinforcement.


A Breed Apart
P.O. Box 73294
Washington, DC. 20019
tel: (301) 437-4030

Amanda's Hollywood Dog Training
tel: (301) 656-8585

Angel K-9, LLC
Contact: Tecla Heuring
2926 Pinewick Rd, Ellicott City
MD, 21042
tel: 410-852-1001
comments: Angel K-9, LLC offers a full range of training services including group classes, private lessons, house calls, in-kennel training, puppy imprinting classes, behavior modification, and competitive obedience and tracking lessons.

Applewoods Dog Training
804 Lafayette Avenue
MD, 20707
tel: (301)498-6779
comments: Guiding Laurel and surrounding area dog owners toward a rewarding relationship with their dog since 1976.

Bark Busters
tel: 877-500-BARK
In-home training is provided throughout DC, MD, and VA for any issue, any dog, any age. Training comes with a life-of-the-dog guarantee.

Belquest Kennels & Cattery
Contact: Vicky Creamer
18745 Penn Shop Road addr2:
Mount Airy, MD 21771
tel: 301-831-7507 or 410-795-8395
comments: Located on 18 plus acres of secluded Country Resort for over 25 years! Training Classes - From Puppy - Basic to Advanced-Rally-Agility- Canine Good Citizenship - AKC CGC elevator Show/Breed Handling Classes, Private Lesson, In-Home Training, Boarding School, Day Care with or without Training.

Breakaway Action Dogs
Frederick, MD
Offering group Agility, Obedience & Rally-O classes. Check our website for more info.

Campbell's Canine Camp
1874 Koontztown Rd, Hagerstown, MD 25419
tel: 304-274-9191

Canine Lifestyle Management
Clementine Fujimura
Annapolis, MD
tel: 410-267-0421
Specializing in holistic and positive approach to training. Phone consultations and personal training sessions in Annapolis

Canine Obedience Unlimited
Andrew Fraser
11140 Rockville Pike #130
Rockville, MD, 20252
tel: 240-793-5787
Since 2004 COU has been offering professional dog training services such as private in-home, group class and residency obedience training and behavior problem solving.check out our dog related articles and videos.

Canine Training Association, Inc.
Beltsville and Davidsonville, MD
tel: (301) 864-1647 - Doris
tel: (301) 952-0766 - Ken or Nan

Capitol Dog Training Club
2758 Garfield Ave.
Silver Spring, MD
tel: (301) 587-5959

Carroll Kennel Club
Basic Obedience Classes and Socialization Classes
tel: (410) 239-7944

Come When Called Dog Training
Alfhild Winder
6204 Windward Place
Bethesda, MD
tel: (301)229-2302
puppy classes, "Fresh Start" class for adult dogs in Sandy Spring, Md., private lessons in your home; reward-based training methods

Compliant Canines, LLC
Merope Pavlides, M.Ed.
Ellicott City, MD
Tel: 443-812-4709
We specialize in helping make your dog a successful member of the family. Private training, group classes, and management of behavior problems available. All methods are postive and include clicker training. We work with the whole family--including the children and specialize in special needs families.

The Coventry School for Dogs and their People
Columbia, MD
tel: (410) 381-1800

Coeur d'Lion K9 Behavior Management
Linda Kaim
1443 Old Taneytown Rd, Westminster, MD
tel: 888-835-8620
Maryland and Pennsylvania dog training,specializing in dog problems, seperation anxiety, aggressive dog training, housebreaking, learn how to train your dog, Offering Residency, Board and Train, Private training, dog obedience classes.

Day-One Dog Training
Howard Weinstein
7814 Edmunds Way
Elkridge, MD 21075
tel: 410-796-5349
New owner and pre-owner advisory services, Puppy kindergarten, Group classes, In-home training at very reasonable rates.

DC Metro K9
Michael Leighton
Bethesda, MD, 20817
tel: 301-325-7239
Comprehensive dog training: basic and advanced obedience, behavioral modification, problem solving. Private lessons and camp available. Serving the DC Metro Area.

Dog Ears and Paws
P.O. Box 334
Sykesville, MD 21117
tel: (410) 655-2858

Dog Sense Unlimited
601-10 Dover Road,
Rockville, MD
tel: (301) 340-8766
Individual and group obedience classes.

East Coast Academy of Dog Training
Rob Hirsch
tel: (410) 585-1500

Excellent Dog Training School, Inc.
Armand Bailey
Gaithersburg, MD
tel:(301) 656-6360
Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Emphasizing positive reinforcement. Puppy Kindergarten - 8 weeks to 5 months of age. Basic Obedience - 6 months & older.

Greenbelt Dog Training
Allie Lee, Owner
Greenbelt, MD
tel: (301) 345-6999
Allie Lee has over 30 yrs experience using positive verbal praise and touching. Allie judges in shows & matches, is an AKC evaluator for CGC tests, a POW therapy evaluator, conducts numerous dog obedience demos has a parade drill teams, canine dance class, flyball class, etc.

Harmony Pets LLC
Tina Boyle, Owner. Professional Dog Trainer; Behavior/Nutrition Consultant; Association of Pet Dog Trainers Member; International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants Affiliate.
Silver Spring, MD 20906
tel: 301-787-0453
Positive, non-coercive training that get RESULTS! We also provide positive and thorough petsitting and dogwalking. Better Business Bureau Member of Washington Metro and Eastern Pa Bonded & Insured. Happy, healthy pets ... one tail at a time!

Head-to-Tail, Inc.
Loella Springmann
PO Box 364, Monrovia, MD 21770
tel: 301-332-8712
Holistic dog training and gifts. Whole-dog relationship-based, positive renforcement methods only. Classes and private instruction available.

Loyal Companions Pet Services
New Market, MD 21774
tel: 301-865-1824
comments: We provide professional care for your pets. Pet Sitting, Dog Walking, Dog Training & Cat Consultations. Serving Frederick County since 1998.

Maryland Center for Canine Behavior
P.O. Box 533
Finksburg, MD 21048
tel: (410) 549-7425

Merit Puppy Training
tel: (703) 915 3635, (540) 364 2781
Offers classes in the DC metro area as well as training services in Fauquier County, VA.

Metro Canine
403 Joseph Street, Rockville, MD
tel: (301) 838-9155

Obedience Instruction by Laurie Neomany
Annapolis, MD
tel: (410)263-6142
Comments: Laurie provides group and private instruction for puppies (nine weeks or older) and mature dogs.

One-on-One Dog Training
Laura Costas
Silver Spring, MD
tel: (301) 650-2326
Reward/rapport-based training in your home.

Patient Persuasion Dog Training
8380 Lockwood Rd.
Pasadena, MD 21122
tel: (410) 437-0427

Pet care unlimited
Arnie Ansel
tel: (301) 598-2325
Training and behavior problems

Potomac Dog School, LLC
Rockville, MD 20850
tel: 301-217-0010
Offers private lessons, as well as Day, Home and & Boarding Schools. Serving Md, DC and No. Va.

Precious Paws Obedience Training
Halethorpe, MD 21227
tel: 410-978-5922
Specialized in: In home training, specialized training, puppy training, manners, advanced training

Premier Dog Training
Rick Begun
5225 Pooks Hill Road #910N
Bethesda, MD 20814
tel: 301-461-5508
Our goal at Premier is to evaluate your needs, train your dog and provide you and your family with the tools and knowledge to continue to reinforce your petís positive behavior. The results of our joint efforts will be a well behaved, well mannered, loving and devoted companion to be enjoyed for many years to come.

Smart Dog University, LLC
Laurie Luck, CPDT
Box 1111
Mount Airy,MD
tel: (240) 848-3468
SDU offers group classes, as well as in-home private training for your convenience. As a Certified Pet Dog Trainer and a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, Laurie Luck is a skilled and experienced trainer who uses positive reinforcement techniques (clicker training) to help you build a relationship with your dog that will last a lifetime. Serving Montgomery, Frederick, Howard, and Carroll Counties.

Red Rover
Erin Saywell
6215 Oakland Mills Road
Sykesville, MD, 21784
tel: 410-970-6161
Positive training to help you train your dog. In home training, board n' train, individual lessons, group classes, agility and flyball.

Sit Stay & Play
Jules Lockwood Nye CPDT
7863-B Telegraph Rd.
Severn, MD 21144
tel: 443-791-DOGS (3647)
Member: APDT, PSI, BBB; Certified Dog Trainer; Master Certified Pet Sitter; Certified CPR & First Aid for pets; Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College

Southern Maryland Dog Training Club
Temple Hills, MD
tel: (301) 420-0362
Group obedience classes, daytime puppy care.

Sweet Wag Dog Training, LLC
Elizabeth Adamec
2004 Riding Crop Way
Windsor Mill, MD, 21244
tel: 410-493-8027
Sweet Wag is a complete training service, serving the Greater Washinton/Baltimore area. We use all positive training methods to help you get your best friends on their best behavior. Group Classes held in Crownsville, MD. Private Lessons and consultations in Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel, Carroll and Harford Counties.

Training as a Team
9632 Brigadoon Place
Frederick, MD
tel: 301 520-6590
Pet training with all dogs cats llamas 30+ years professional career experience

Training by Julie
Julie Jacobus
71 Industrial Park Drive
Waldorf, MD, 20602
tel: 443-852-4912
Positive training and behavioral modification. Julie graduated with honors from Animal Behavioral College in 2002. She is a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (A.P.D.T. #66700), an American Red Cross Pet First Aid/CPR Instructor, an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (#11058), and performs volunteer work for many rescue groups including Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Lucky Ones, and Labrador Retriever Rescue.

Training by Tressa - Professor of Paws
Tressa Everts
1606 Moffet Road
Silver Spring MD
tel: 443-995-8907

Wetherburn Dog Obedience
Robert DeLuca
13982 Wetherburn Street
Waldorf, MD
tel: (301)843-9609
Basic and Advanced dog obedience classes are held in Leonardtown, Md. from Spring to Fall. The AKC "Canine Good Citizen" (CGC) training is included in the advanced classes. the CGC test is given on the last day of the Advanced class by a certified CGC evaluator. Affordable private/semi-private classes are also avalable. FMI: Bob 301-843-9609


A Academy Dog Obedience Training
Janice Morton
tel: (703) 698-0203
(Free phone advice available to shelter adopters)

A Click Above
tel: (703) 779-9955
They use positive reinforcement to facilitate and optimize the communication and relationship between canine companion and student. Classes range from puppy kindergarten to competitive agility.

A Dog's World Dog Training & Pet Care
4227 Hunt Club Circle, #1033
Fairfax, VA
tel: 703-328-2952
Teaching group and private lessons using positive and gentle methods. Clicker training also taught. Certified Pet Dog Trainer.

All About Dogs
14885 Persistence Dr
Woodbridge, VA 22192
tel: 703-497-7878

All Things Pawssible
706 Henry Ave.
charlottesville, VA
tel: (434)972-7297

The Animals' House
20789 Great Falls Plaza, Unit 170
Algonkian Parkway
Sterling, VA
tel: (703) 433-1300

Arlington County Department of Recreation
Kevin Healy
tel: (703) 228-4747

Bark Busters
tel: (877) 280-7100

Be Free Dogs
Chris Valdes
phone: (571) 426-3204
comments: Be Free Dogs. Private In-home quality dog training by versatile trainers using the finest, latest, and most complete methods that dog training has to offer. Reliability with a tail up attitude.

Best Behaved Dogs
Janet McMillan
tel: (703) 931-8521

Best Behavior Dog Training
tel: (540)-548-BBDT (2238)
Although Audrey is not in the immediate Metro Area she does travel to clients homes. She specializes in Agility, Behavior Problems, and Basic Obedience.

Canine Copilots
Jacy Kelley
tel: 540-226-8278
In home private training, Pet First Aid, Cosultations.

Capital Canines
Michelle Beardsley
tel: (703) 486-0680

C & C Pals
Carole Peeler, CPDT
Falls Church, VA
tel: (703) 867-0284
Carole has earned the first national certification for dog trainers in history offered throught the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers. C&C PALS offers group obedience and socialization classes at all levels, agility classes, and in-home behavior consultations and private lessons, using positive motivational methods.

CES Dog Training, Inc.
Carmen Childs, PhD
10594 Redoubt Road, Manassas, VA, 20110
tel: 703-369-9912
We specialize in behavior modification. Canine Good Citizen programs and Competition/Conformation Training.

The Civilized Dog
Serving No. Virginia
tel: (703) 759-4917

Clever Canine
P. O'Callaghan
2623 Tuckers Lane
Linden, VA
tel: 540-635-7610

Clicker K9s Dog Obedience Training
Jessi Sherick
state: VA
tel: 703-924-1403
Pet obedience training for adult dogs and puppies of all breeds.

Clicker Training Center
Gleedsville Road
Leesburg, VA
Corally Burmaster is the editor of the Clicker Training Journal and is the owner of the clicker training center. Offers obedience, conformation, clicker training, and agility classes - both group and private.

Companion Animal Behavior
Specializing in dog, cat, and rabbit behavior problems
tel: (703) 729-9228

Cooperative Paws Training and Behavior Consulting
Veronica Sanchez M.Ed.
Vienna, VA 22180
tel: 703-489-6452
Dog training and behavior consulting. Trainer is NADOI endorsed and a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant.

The Dog Day Afternoon (used to be "Dog School of Leesburg")
305 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
tel: (703) 779-1333

Dog Pride
Flip Biondi
3311 Memorial Street
Alexandria, VA
tel: (703) 765-0483
recommended by MetroPets users. All behavior problems, all ages. Offers group classes and privae in-home behavior counseling and training. Also works with cats and birds. Free telephone advice for adoptors.

Doggy Do Right
209 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703.777.8221
All training/ lessons are done privately (one on one) while concentrating heavily on working around every day distractions. DDR offers a full range of obedience programs from puppy kindergarten to basic and advanced obedience, problem solving and socialization programs.

Doggone Leash! Animal Consultants
Michele Carra
PO Box 429
Berryville, VA
Phone: 540-514-1472
I am a trainer, behavior consultant, and CGC evaluator, serving Northern Virginia and parts of WV.

Anthony Orange
1457 Nethers Rd.
Sperryville, VA
tel: 540-987-3141
Private Lessons, Behavioral Consultations at your home or Obedience Camp, Behavior Modification programs at Tony's facility near Old Rag Mountain.

Dulles Gateway Obedience Training Club
Eastern Training Site Frying Pan Park, Herndon, VA
tel: (703) 273-7619Z
Western Training Site Banshee Reeks Park, Leesburg, VA
tel: (703) 779-4849

Elizabeth Thomas Dog and Puppy Training
tel: (703) 765-4332
Training Director ,Old Dominion Animal Health Center in McLean, VA House-calls for training and behavior problems

Erin Peters
5925 Edgehill Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22303
tel: (703) 317-0627
Advanced Basic and Novice.

Everyday Dogs Training & Behavior
Deanne Davenport
Fredericksburg, VA
tel: 540-847-2047
comments: All levels of group obedience classes for the pet dog, plus tricks, clicker, agility, reactive and fearful dogs, CGC, private lessons, too

Family Pet Dog Training
Woodbridge, VA
tel: 703-499-1667
comments: Private in your home dog training services using positive humane and effective methods.

Fairfax County Park Authority
12055 Government Center Pkwy
Suite 927
Fairfax, VA 22035
tel: (703) 222-4664

Felicity Dog Training
7501 Wolf Shoals Road, Fairfax Station, VA
tel: 703-978-0007

Fur-Get Me Not
4140 S. Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington, VA
tel: 703-933-1935
Fur-Get Me Not is a full-service pet care business and voted best by Washingtonian Magazine. We offer pet sitting, dog walking, pet taxi, daycare, boarding, training services. Offices in both Arlington and DC. Training class schedule is posted on our website. We hold 4-6 week puppy, basic obedience, intermediate, and fun trick classes using reinforcement methods. All classes taught by Certified Pet Dog Trainers or trainers working towards their certification.

GoodDog! Training
Tara McLaughlin, CPDT
Charlottesville, VA 22903
tel: (434)293-5836
Dog-friendly, reward-based training for all dogs and their people

Good Dog! ObedienceTraining
tel: (703) 862-9079
Private, in-home instruction, customized for dogs of all ages. Certified by the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers.

K9 Freedom Dog Training
Serving Northern VA
tel: 703-507-2531
Positive reinforcement training services for all ages and breeds of dogs. Group classes and private lessons available.

Kingstowne Pet Services, LLC
Contact: Isabelle Bertrand
6016-F Rock CLiff Ln
Alexandria, VA 22315
tel: 703-822-0867
KPS offers dog walking and pet sitting services to Kingstowne as well as the Franconia and Springfield areas.

Kornblutt Dog Training
408 E. Mason Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22301
tel: (703) 548-7513

Laughing Paws
Julia Pierce
9506 Rockport Road
Vienna, VA
tel: (703)242-PAWS(7297)
Fun, Personalized, Positive Reinforcement Dog Training For Both ends of the Leash. Private classes. Animal Communication Training. Private Classes. Small Group Classes. Serving Northern Virginina Pets and their families since 1997

Lloyd Aguero
Great Falls, VA
tel: (703) 759-3129
Certified animal behaviorist individual and group obedience classes.
Endorsed to teach trainers(dog owners) by the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors. "Syndicated,TV,radio,newspaper". 8 lessons--$90. Lesson #1 FREE!

Merit Puppy Training
tel: (703) 915 3635, (540) 364 2781
Offers classes in the DC metro area as well as training services in Fauquier County, VA.

Mountain View Dog Training
Averill Ring
PO Box 36
Amissville, VA
tel: 540-937-5805
comments: Using positive reinforcement, including clicker training, to teach people how to train their dogs to do just about anything. Classes from Puppy-K to competition agility.

Olde Towne School for Dogs
529 Oronoco St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (703) 836-7643

Opportunity Barks Behavior & Training
Leigh Siegfried, Certified Pet Dog Trainer
tel: 703-946-3094
CPDT specializing in private in-home training and behavior consultations. Serving DC and Northern VA. Positive methods; committed to making a difference. Private lessons, in-home classes, behavior & phone consultations.

The Pet Stop/Gentle Method Obedience
3616 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22207
tel: (703) 528-5563

Philisity's Custom Canine
Philisity Kitson
Ashburn, VA
tel: (571)235-4694

Picture Perfect Pups
Betty Morales
6704 Bracken Court
Springfield, VA
tel: 703-913-0091

Potomac Dog Training
Diane Legge
4020 Laurel Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22309
tel: (703) 799-3747

Pro Dog Training, Inc.
Northern Virginia
tel: 703-675-7431

Pup 'N Iron
Laurie Williams
21 Perchwood Drive
Stafford, VA
tel: 540-659-7614
Obedience training and dog sports classes from puppy and beginner's to competition. Rally, Agility, Flyball, Freestyle and more. Behavior Modification Consulting, private lessons

Rudy's Friends Dog Training
Anne Davis
521 Walker St
Vienna, VA
tel: 703-395-9450
Rudy's Friends uses "positive training" to help teach your puppy some manners. We can help you understand classical learning so you can prevent many unwanted behaviors from developing.

Wag 'n Train
Annette Scribner
Ashburn, VA
tel: 703-726-9085
In Home dog training serving Loudoun and Western Fairfax counties. All positive reinforcement training for puppies and adult dogs in your home. Reasonable hourly rate and discounted basic obedience package.

West Wind Dog Training
Karen Peak
Prince William County, VA
tel: (703) 730-8429

Wonderful Friends Dog Training

Wonderful Friends Dog Training
Lynne Dunham
Sterling VA 20164
tel: 703 406-8920
Puppy, Teen/Adult, Obedience classes. Canine Good Citizen certifier. APDT

WOOFS! Dog Training Center
Arlington VA 22203
tel: 703-536-PUPS (7877)

Training Groups in Virginia

Various locations - through Fairfax County Park Authority (703/449-8639)
Various locations - through Fairfax County Public Schools
Clocktower and Greenbriar shopping center locations of PetCo
Fair Lakes and Sterling and Manassas locations of PETsMART
Trailside Park - through Herndon Parks & Recreation (703/435-6868)
PR Dog Training Group (703/527-0131)
Pender Veterinary Clinic (703/591-3304)
Loudoun campus of NVCC (703/45250-51)

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