POSITIVE DOG TRAINERS AND BEHAVIORISTS
Mischief & Manners Dog Training
Emily Anderson, CPDT-KA
In Person Consultations, Private Training – In Person or Virtual and Walk and Train sessions available.
FitHound Puppy & Dog Training
Cari 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.
Your Dog’s Friend
12221 Parklawn Dr,
Rockville, MD 20852
A Nonprofit in Rockville, MD with force-free, positive dog training, workshops & webinars.
Breakaway Action Dog’s (B.A.D.)
900 E Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
B.A.D., Inc. is a club of dedicated volunteers who …
- Promote the training of dogs in canine sports, including but not limited to agility and obedience
- Disseminate expert knowledge on dog training
- Conduct classes for the training of dogs and their handlers
- Hold and support canine sports, show, trials and matches
- Promote cooperation and good sportsmanship among its members in the training and exhibition of dogs.
Fitnacity Dog Training
(Knoxville, MD near Brunswick)
Classes and private lessons
Classes and private lessons
Tip Top Breedz Dog Training
Private lessons only – no website – enjoys working with Bully breeds
Meghan Burton and Bethany Poese
Canine Lifestyle Academy
Union Bridge, just NE of Frederick
- 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.