POSITIVE DOG TRAINERS AND BEHAVIORISTS IN WASHINGTON, DC
School of Dogs
Hedda Garland, CPDT-KA, PMCT, KPA-CTP
Private training for manners, behavior issues, therapy and assistance dogs. Works in DC, Takoma Park, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Rockville, Potomac, and Silver Spring. Offers Dogs & Storks program for expecting and adopting parents. Teaches children’s classes and camp at YDF.
Phi Beta K-9 School for Dogs
Penelope Brown, CPDT-KA
Private training in DC, parts of MD (Silver Spring, Takoma Park , some of Bethesda), and parts of VA. Pet dog training; behavior modification; reactive dogs, some aggression.
Good Dog DC
Michelle Yue, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
Weekday board and train available for puppies under 4 months – covers housetraining, socialization, crate training, and obedience. Private training in northwest DC and close-in MD (Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Kensington, and Silver Spring).
Spot On Dog Training
Capitol Hill (Metro Mutts, H St, NE); NW (Patrick’s Pet Care & City Dogs, 11th St, NW); SE (Wagtime Too, M St, SE); and Arlington, VA (Dog Paws & Cat Claws)
Training at four different locations. Basic and puppy classes, reactive dog classes, & mini-series targeting specific issues, like pulling on leash and coming when called. Soon adding agility, freestyle, and exercise classes for dogs and their people. Private training and behavior problem solving. Foster dog classes.
Happy Pack Dog Training
Helene Jorgensen, CPDT-KA
Private training and behavior consultations at District Veterinary Hospital in Brookland DC and in the home (all of District of Columbia, Takoma Park, and Chevy Chase). Specialized in addressing leash pulling, dog reactivity/ aggression issues, and resource guarding.
Humane Rescue Alliance
(formerly Washington Animal Rescue League & Washington Humane Society)
Oglethorpe St, NW & New York Ave, NE
Manners, based on the CLASS program (www.mydoghasclass.com) and reactive dog classes.
Jennifer Thomas, KPA-CTP
Private training and behavior modification in DC through WOOFS! Dog Training. Contact through WOOFS! in the Northern VA section below, or directly through the contact information listed above.