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Perfect Poochies

Perfect Poochies

Hi all! My name is Kathryn and I am a professional dog trainer located in Sterling, VA. I am Animal Behavior College (ABCDT) certified, and I have five years of experience working with dogs of all breeds and sizes. My primary focus when training a dog is to teach the owners how to best work with their pup in order to achieve their training goals, even after I leave. I firmly believe that having a strong and healthy bond with your dog is one of the most rewarding relationships you can have in your lifetime. My dog is my best friend, and has changed my life in the most positive way. I want my customers to be able to share the same joy as I do w ... View Profile
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K9 Pinnacle

K9 Pinnacle

4.3 (4)
Here at K9 Pinnacle, our dedicated trainers strive to offer quality dog training to help unleash your dog’s full potential. We will develop a personalized training program that accommodates each individual dog, regardless of your dog’s breed, age or temperament. Our goal is to help you establish a healthy working relationship between you and your dog. Through educating owners and creating a consistent structure for your dog, we are able to extinguish undesired behaviors and create a more focused, well mannered dog. K9 Pinnacle will be there every step of the way while you take your dog to new heights! ... View Profile
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Capitol Area Dog Training And Behavior Consulting, LLC

Capitol Area Dog Training And Behavior Consulting, LLC

Hello, I'm glad you found me! I have loved dogs all my life, and established my training practice in 2005, to give other dog lovers more gentle, science-based options than some of the harmful misinformation widely circulating. I work, one-on-one with you and your family, in your home, to develop a training and/or behavior plan that's individually designed to address your unique dog and family's needs. I'm a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, a Certified American Treibball Trainer, and the owner of Capitol Area Dog Training and Behavior Consulting, LLC, in Germantown, MD. In my 16 years ... View Profile
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German Dogtrainer

German Dogtrainer

5.0 (2)
If you torture your dog with a shock collar, then read no further because I am not the right one for you. I love it when a dog rediscovers its natural behavior and is satisfied with its pack.I'm not a trainer for special tricks, I just want to improve the coexistence between humans and dogs ... View Profile
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All About Paws DMV LLC

All About Paws DMV LLC

5.0 (3)
Falls Church And Silver Spring Locations Crate Free. Individualized Care. Specialize in Dogs that don't like to get groomed, get anxious or aggressive. Transportation Available Private Training Group Training  Socialization  Dog School Starting and Daycare Dog Boarding Crate Free. Or bring your own 
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Who's A Bully K9 Fitness Club

Who's A Bully K9 Fitness Club

We offer K9 fitness training for dogs in the bully breed community.
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Paws & Claws Animal Hospital

Paws & Claws Animal Hospital

At Paws & Claws Animal Hospital, we treat each pet as if it were our own.   We surpass the expectations of our clients by providing compassionate, high quality general care services through a responsive, professional veterinary staff with an emphasis on individual attention, owner education, and an above standard of care for your furry family members!  Not only do we provide the highest quality routine care, we also offer emergency veterinary medicine (during business hours only) in a caring and professional environment. Our staff is fully trained and experienced in emergency medicine. We emphasize service through a respons ... View Profile
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Guilt Free Fido

Guilt Free Fido

5.0 (5)
I am a dog walker, sitter, trainer and behaviorist. Ive worked in the North Arlington area since 2001. My specialty is working with fearful dogs but I’ve experience in all temperaments. References available.
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Pooch Pals LLC

Pooch Pals LLC

By genuinely loving dogs we provide the care that the owner would themselves. I have been working with dogs since I was 12 years old and have never stopped having a great passion for them. I have trained hundreds of dogs over many years with all types of issues ranging from fear to aggression. 
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Doggycare.care

Doggycare.care

5.0 (4)
My name is Neil Harmon. I am the owner of doggycare. I want to ensure your pet gets the best care and service. I have been in the pet sitting and dog walking business for over 20 years.  I offer pet sitting day and over night, dog walking, dog grooming. I am insured and bonded.  I have 2 puggles and beagle and a cat and fishtank.  I have grown up with pets all my life. They are like my kids. I will give your pet the utmost care and make sure they feel like they are right at home and go on the best walks. I can do 15 30 mins and hour walks. Check out my website Doggycare.care  and that will give you all my pr ... View Profile
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Patrick's Pet Care

Patrick's Pet Care

Welcome to Patrick’s Pet Care, where we offer professional, award-winning pet services. We aim to provide the highest level of care to all pets by creating an experience rooted in a genuine love of animals, a commitment to do the right thing, and a comprehensive, personal approach to meeting the needs of all the living creatures and people who depend on us. Our services include dog walking and in-home pet sitting in Northwest, Southwest and Northeast DC, as well as balanced dog training, specialized dog boarding, cat boarding, and small animal boarding at four physical locations in Northwest ... View Profile
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K9netic Pack

K9netic Pack

We are K9netic Pack and provide quality, safe, and affordable training services to Washington, DC and surrounding areas. Realizing that owners are still struggling to find a trainer and the correct equipment for their canine companion, we opened a company to pair owners with exceptional balanced training, quality equipment, and behavioral and nutritional advice and support. We train the owners on how to train their companion, as well as help to establish clear lines of communication between the owner and their canine companion. Specializing in medium and large breeds, K9netic Pack is ready and will to unleash your pup's potential. ... View Profile
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Dog Training

Dog Training

I work with you first and then your dog(s). Basic obedience is something every dog should have, but can be hard to achieve without some help. Let me know what you want to work on and we'll figure out a way to get you and your dog to the next level. I will also be willing to bring dogs into my home for board and train, but require the owner to have at least one additional session (free of charge) a week or so after to make sure the training is being kept up with. I'm also trying to start up a board and train exercise camp . This would be a dog staying in my home for 2-4 weeks and we work on basic obedience. The primary purpose of this stay how ... View Profile
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Helping Hounds

Helping Hounds

I am a certified dog trainer (CPDT-KA) with experience in providing individual training sessions for both obedience and behavior modification; co-teaching group classes (such as basic manners, bully-breed manners, and reactive dog class); and conducting behavior consultations. I offer private sessions in training and behavior modification, behavior consultations, and dog-related services for humans, including presentations on dog safety and etiquette as well as lost-dog prevention and searches; and I conduct lost pet searches for lost pet parents who do not have time to run the search themselves. www.helpinghounds.net ... View Profile
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My Dogs Coach LLC

My Dogs Coach LLC

5.0 (4)
I'm a positive first dog training company which means I'm educated in all methods of dog training. I've trained over 1500 dogs and know from experience that not all dogs can be trained with one method of training. I teach my clients about positive reinforcement such as clicker/marker training  with food and toys. If needed we can easily transfer to E-collar training because all the basic obedience has been taught. E-collars are great tools for off-leash freedom but aren't meant for every dog amd owner.  I offer board and trains, private lessons, puppy headstart programs, and in-your-home dog training.  Each lesson is packed ful ... View Profile
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Little Jodie's PlayHouse

Little Jodie's PlayHouse

5.0 (1)
Little Jodie's PlayHouse is a home-away-from-home where your pet will receive all around good care!!
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The Green Dog

The Green Dog

At The Green Dog, we’ll teach you how to get your dog on a balanced program that fits into your lifestyle. It’s important to help you teach your dog how to live in a human household and more importantly – how to conform to your lifestyle. Whether you live in a city environment, like  DC or on a farm in Maryland, your dog can be trained to adapt to your needs and the challenges you face.   Learning to communicate with your dog is the first step in building a positive relationship and getting the kind of dog you long for. With the right program, you can have a happy, healthy dog. You&rsq ... View Profile
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Capitol Canine Institute

Capitol Canine Institute

4.7 (3)
I have the philosophy that you are the best person to train your dog.  Therefore I train you to train your dog.  I provide all of the techniques you need to accomplish your goal of having a well behaved, loyal and well mannered dog.   Togeather, we provide your dog a well rounded experience of fun training and socialization combined with other tools you will need to give your dog the happy protected life he or she deserves.  ... View Profile
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Pack Fit Dog Training And Behavior

Pack Fit Dog Training And Behavior

We take a very holistic approach to training and behavior. Behavior is quite contextual and heavily layered; various factors and ingredients feeding into, influencing, and impacting it. What most people see and begin to address is the symptom and by-product of an underlying need not being met and fulfilled, and the stress, frustration, insecurity, and anxiety created due to this. We're also heavily schooled, experienced, and educated in all these ingredients (e.g. Nutrition, Dog Psychology and Behavior, Human Psychology and Behavior, etc), so our programs are incredibly well-rounded and address both ends of the leash (after all, there are two ... View Profile
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Autumns Dog Resort

Autumns Dog Resort

5.0 (1)
A large property in Accokeek that focuses on real world dog training in a positive environment. 
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Dogtownmaryland

Dogtownmaryland

In 1970 I started my career in the field of dog training with United States Military Working Dog Program. I earned certification in Patrol Dog School and Kennel Master School. I served four years as a dog handler with one year serving as a sentry dog handler in Viet Nam.  After departing the Air Force I started my own company Dal-worth K9 Service in Fort Worth, Texas were I trained dogs for business and personal protection. I also did in home training and dealt with dog behavioral problems with an emphasis on dog aggression. After selling the company I moved to McAllen, Texas and opened up Four Paws Pet Supply. The business sold pet supp ... View Profile
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Frequently asked questions

How much are dog training prices near me?

Professional dog training costs $30 to $50 per group class and $45 to $120 per private session. Dog obedience training schools cost $200 to $600 per week, and boot camp kennel training costs $500 to $1,250 per week. Get exact prices by contacting affordable dog trainers near you.


What do professional dog trainers do?

Local dog trainers teach dogs basic obedience, behavioral modification, agility, personal protection or guarding, emotional support, therapy or service dog training, show dog handling, puppy training, trick training, hunting training, police dog or K9 training, and other types.

Certified dog trainers offer group classes, private lessons, or come to your home for one-on-one training. The best in-home dog trainers also teach the owner how to train commands, use body language, and offer proper reinforcement guidance. Many dog trainers use positive reinforcement, which uses a reward (treats, praise, toys) for desired behaviors.


What is the best age to train a dog?

Puppies 7 to 8 weeks of age begin to learn basic obedience commands such as “sit,” “stay,” “stand,” and “down.” Professional dog training traditionally starts at 6 months old. By delaying training, behavioral patterns learned during puppyhood likely take longer to change.


Can you train an old dog?

Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks! Dogs can learn and be trained at any age. Older dogs have more self-control and are easier to train than young puppies. Continuing to train your dog as it matures is also important to help keep their mind sharp.


Is paying for private dog training worth it?

Private dog training helps correct your dog’s behavior, aggression, anxiety, socialization skills, and teaches them a commands list in a timely and cost-effective manner. Common commands dogs learn quickly are to stay, heel, and roll over.

Professional dog training is valuable because it teaches your dog not to jump or bite, to stop barking, to stay in the yard off-leash, potty training, to use a dog door, not to pull on a leash, hand signals, and much more.


Which dog breeds are easy to train?

The easiest dog breeds to train are an Australian Shepherd, Corgi, Bearded or Border Collie, Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Labrador, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and a Doberman Pinscher. Female canines of all breeds are also easier to train and housebreak.


Which dog breeds are hard to train?

The hardest dogs breeds to train are a Husky, Mastiff, Pug, Beagle, Bulldog, Weimaraner, Afghan Hound, Basenji, Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Fox and Kerry Blue Terrier, Irish Setter, Pekingese, Pit Bull Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, and a Rottweiler.


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