POSITIVE DOG TRAINERS AND BEHAVIORISTS
Smart Dog University
Laurie Luck, KPA-CTP
Frederick & Mt Airy, MD
Puppy, rolling enrollment “building blocks”, and Nose Work classes in Frederick. Private training in northern Montgomery and Frederick counties. Member of the Karen Pryor Academy faculty.
FitHound Puppy & Dog Training
Cari Messick Reed, CPDT-KA
Private lessons & consultations in Frederick, as well as north to Thurmont and east to New Market. Group classes in Buckeystown: Puppy K, basic through advanced manners, Canine Good Citizen, Out & About, and K9 Nose Work.
Right Start Maryland
Rockville & Germantown, MD
Private training & behavior advice in Montgomery & Frederick counties. Group classes at YDF include Basic Manners, Agility, and Reactive Dog Class.
- MARYLAND – BELTWAY & SURROUNDING AREAS
- MARYLAND – FREDERICK & SURROUNDING AREAS (INCLUDING WV)
- MARYLAND – PRINCE GEORGES; BALTIMORE, ANNAPOLIS & EASTERN MD
- WASHINGTON, DC
- NORTHERN VIRGINIA
SEARCHING FOR A TRAINER IN ANOTHER LOCATION?
We are sure you will find a trainer near you at one or all of these sites:
A number of trainers, not on our recommended list, will use the title “behaviorist” without appropriate credentials or experience. The behaviorists listed below are either veterinarians who specialize in behavior issues and can prescribe medication or an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (ACAAB). However, our recommended trainers can all give you advice and guidance on behavior issues. You may want to meet with a trainer first to decide if you need to see a behaviorist. Also check our handouts under “behavior issues” for an overview of many of the problems you may be facing.
Dr. Marsha Reich, DVM, DACVB
Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behavior. In-home consults.
Dr. Leslie Sinn, DACVB, CPDT-KA
Behavior Solutions for Pets
Leesburg, Purcellville & Haymarket, VA, or in-home for VA residents.
Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behavior, as well as a certified trainer
Dr. Amy Pike, DACVB
Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia
Behavior Medicine Division
703-361-0710, ext 4
Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behavior
Nancy Williams, RVT, ACAAB
Dogs With Issues
Cases seen by veterinary referral; case assessment sent to client’s veterinarian.
Mary Huntsberry, ACAAB
Helping Pets Behave
In-home behavior consults. Puppy, handling, and tricks classes.