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  • Best of '16

    Ruff House Dog Training

    (126 reviews)

    I like to help owners understand the relationship between their behavior and their dogs. I make it so you can understand in human terms how your behavior either positively or negatively affects your pup. I make it my personal mission to make sure that you have a much better understanding of how the relationship between you and your pup should be. I also lay the foundation for building a trusting, positive relationship between you and your pup. I enjoy watching the faces of the owners after they experience what was thought to be close to impossible, whether that is walking two dogs at the same time, or walking their dog without the pain and agitation of barking and/or pulling.

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  • Best of '16

    Titan & Niki's Owner Training, "It's not the Dog!"

    (42 reviews)

    We come to you. Training conducted privately in your best friends environment, no distractions (will come later). Training doesn't stop when we leave the field. So off the field, when your at home, questions arise, you have my number call! PS If I am walking/training my dogs or clients, you will need to leave a message. My focus is on them! Dogs tell me what they need! Dogs speak the truth but not secrets. K9's are willing to please, they just need to know what we want of them!! Meeting the owners!

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  • Best of '16

    Autumn The Dog Trainer

    (36 reviews)

    I encourage the dog to volunteer "good behaviors" and teach your dog manners. While helping you understand why your dog does the unwanted behaviors. I am a positive reinforcement dog trainer. I only use compulsion if absolutely necessary. Which means my process takes longer but also last the dogs entire life. I love dogs and watching the lines of communication open up between dog and owner.

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  • Best of '16

    PackFit

    (19 reviews)

    I take a very holistic approach to training and behavior. Behavior is quite 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. Much like with people, unfulfillment leads to neurotic behaviors (excessive digging, barking, jumping, chewing, whining, aggression, etc). Dog training is mostly human training. Once we understand how to meet and fulfill a dog's instinctual needs as a member of a completely different species of animal, most misbehaviors tend to decrease in intensity or resolve themselves. This being said, it is entirely up to us to guide, teach, direct, way-show and provide them with what they need to live a high quality, *balanced* life. Dogs are constantly communicating with us, everything is a conversation; but most people don't understand how to read or interpret what it is they're conveying. My goal is to help bridge the gap between human and canine, and build a foundation based upon mutual trust and respect from which all successful training stems. To help people step up and into the role their dog needs them to play, and help Dog return to balance. Gosh, this work is so rewarding on so many levels. Everything learned in working with our dogs literally ripples out into every other arena and aspect of our lives. Showing up as calmer, more grounded, better versions of ourselves. Becoming more aware of ourselves and the energy we're bringing into each space. Learning how to communicate more effectively. Helping the human to realize his or her strength, influence and confidence. Through empowering the human end, we enable people to become the leaders their dogs absolutely need them to be. This inevitably and directly affects the canine end as Dog looks to us for their cues, guidance, direction, and how to feel about every scenario they enter into. Teaching and empowering the human, training and guiding Dog. Vastly improving quality of life and peace of mind for both. This works lends itself to positive shift and change, and even complete transformation. What we offer, you simply can't put a price tag on: Hope. Possibility. Relief. Peace of mind. And quality of life.

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  • Best of '16

    Sterling Silver Canine Coaching, LLC

    (14 reviews)

    I offer unique group classes designed to fit even the most hectic schedule. My Busy People Dog Training class is a hybrid course that includes online instruction, videos, and short in-person topic classes that may be taken in any order. See my website for details. I also offer in-home private instruction. I have had the rare opportunity to apprentice under a number of different trainers who all used somewhat different training methods. This has given me exceptional insight into 1) what does and does not work for training dogs and teaching people and 2) what methods work best based on the individual dog and handler. I have knowledge of an extensive array of training methods, tools, and concepts. Although I have my preferences and areas of special expertise, when something is really not working I always have something else that we can try. It is my passion. There is no better feeling then to see dog and owner make progress and develop a deeper more meaningful relationship, and to know I had some small part in that.

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  • Best of '16

    Tip Top Breedz Dog Training

    (10 reviews)

    I am a certified positive reinforcement dog trainer, and I believe in training animals through positive feedback. I strive to provide the best results by spending quality time with you and your pet. I offer a wide range of time slots to best fit your needs. I am also a veterinary technician with many years of experience.

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  • Best of '16

    Balance Dog Training LLC

    (6 reviews)

    What makes Balance Dog Training stand out from the competition is our commitment to understanding your dog's needs and developing training techniques that will elicit the most desirable behavior. We are unique in creating a strong bond between you and your dog. Experiencing the improvement in the owner/pet relationship through the training process.

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  • Best of '16

    iSpeakDogg

    (5 reviews)

    My services are ALWAYS fun and realistic so the dog and owner can learn quickly and efficiently. I enjoy seeing dogs learn and grow with their families. its always pleasing to know that people love animals and appreciate them enough to want to understand them.

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  • Best of '16

    UniversityK9 serving the DC Metropolitan Area

    (4 reviews)

    UniversityK9 Dog Training specializes in result-oriented obedience training. A dog trained by UniversityK9 Dog Training is a happy dog, and happy dogs lead to happy owners. After completing our program, you will understand the tools and techniques necessary to have a well-rounded pet. UniversityK9 Dog Training will help you communicate with your dog while strengthening your bond. We offer well-balanced, customizable programs that will meet the individual needs of your pet.

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  • Academy Dog Training by Haywood

    (16 reviews)

    Academy Dog Training by Haywood stresses continuing education for its trainers. Understanding new methods and techniques combined with old school progression brings a balanced approach to training. Teaching frst through motivation builds a better and sound foundation in training all dogs. What I like most about dog training is seeing the success of the dogs and the smiles of their owners, in amazement of the training results.

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  • K-9 Training Services

    Off-Leash K9 Training

    (14 reviews)

    I enjoy training with these guys and gals. They always have answered the "hard" questions whenever they eventually do come up. Nick has mastered the nuance of dog obidience training and doesn't mind sharing his knowlege with his students and being available for questions by text, email, or cellphone at all hours of the night and day. Nick's motto is "contact me anytime, day or night, rather than train incorrectly for 7 days". I highly recommend the "package deals" being offered rather than purchasing single lessons saving $50 right off the bat on four lessons.

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  • Pet Boarding, Grooming, Training & Day Care

    Belquest Kennels

    (7 reviews)

    I've been boarding my dogs at Belquest Kennel for the past 11 yrs. My dogs get very excited as soon as I turn into the Belquest Kennel driveway. They jump out of the car and beat me to the door. This tells me that they love boarding at Belquest! The staff is always professional & friendly and they do an outstanding job at grooming my Havanese. Our 14 yr. old Beagle had disk problems and they went out of their way to take special care while bathing and grooming our old boy. Belquest has a wonderful selection of dog toys, goodies & grooming tools. I find their prices to be lower than Pet Smart or some of the larger chain stores.

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  • Dog Training Classes

    Pender Vet

    (6 reviews)

    Pender Vet provides dog training classes to the public in Fairfax, VA near Fair Oaks Mall by West Ox Road and Route 50.

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  • Pet Trainers

    Right on Cue Training and Behavior

    (3 reviews)

    We offer basic through advanced positive reinforcement training, as well as behavior modification for specific behavioral concerns. At Right on Cue Training and Behavior, we are not limited to working with dogs, but we are equipped to work with any type of pet that is in need of training and/or behavior modification for behavioral concerns.

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  • Doggie Daycare, Boarding, Grooming & Training

    Reserved Barking

    (2 reviews)

    Is your best friend not receiving enough attention? Would you like to play with them more but just don't have the time? Are you feeling guilty that you're out and about, while they're stuck at home with nobody to talk to? Do you worry when you need to take a trip that no one will take good care of your pooch? Does your dog's grooming ritual consist mainly of a quick hose-down in the driveway and wiping their feet at the door? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Reserved Barking is the place to be! Are you going on a trip? Bring your dog to Reserved Barking so they can have a vacation too! Your dog will romp and play with other day-care dogs during the day, then cuddle up with pack mates for a night of rest, peace and serenity. At Reserved Barking, we specialize in caring for dogs while their owners are at work or have other commitments that would force their dog to be left home alone. We are dedicated to giving the pets in our care a fun-filled day of physical, emotional and mental stimulation, while providing the owners with the peace of mind that their pet is receiving the utmost in personal care and attention, while participating in activities at our facility. Our strong commitment to customer satisfaction is demonstrated in the professionalism and knowledge of our staff and our interactions with the animals in our care. It is our job to ensure that every dog entering our facility,= and participating in services that we provide is not only happy but is in a safe, secure and structured environment. We will provide the social interaction that a dog needs; the kind of social interaction that owners are unable to provide due to work and/or other commitments.

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  • Dog Trainer

    Premier Dog Training LLC

    (1 reviews)

    We came to Rick and Jess last Sunday and I can't tell you how dedicated these two are to their job. They listen to your specific situation and offer such great advice while getting to know your dog individually. We were having problems with our dog and our friend's dog getting along and they not only met with us at the kennel (just our dog), they also came out a week later to our home to see Lizzie and the other dog interact and work with them in the moment - wow! I couldn't have asked for more. Both Jess and Rick are knowledgeable and more importantly, positive and helpful teachers when working with you and your dog. I feel that the knowledge we gained from them has added to our relationship with our dog and has added so much more joy to our dog's life. She is now working and learning more than she ever has. I also feel that their input has greatly helped with our situation and will help the two dogs get along. I would recommend them over and over and look forward to visiting them again at the kennel. Thank you, thank you! Can I give 6 stars??

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  • Dog Training

    Good Dog DC

    (1 reviews)

    We specialize in puppies and also in working with aggression cases. We have a private day school called Puppy Academy to provide specialized training and socialization for puppies under 20 weeks. We also offer group classes including Puppy Kindergarten, Obedience, Agility, Tricks, Canine Good Citizen, and more. For behavior cases and/or specific needs, we also offer private dog training sessions. We have lots of experience and a high success rate in working with a variety of issues including leash reactivity, leash pulling, basic obedience, barking, aggression, anxiety, and fear.

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  • Private Dog Trainer & Walker

    Finish Line Kennel

    In search of a loving, neighborhood, friendly, independent dog walker or trainer? We walk dogs for 30 minutes increments and we also offer obedience training courses. Contact us for more details and to receive a free in home evaluation!

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  • Security Guard & K-9 Services

    Homeland Canine Security

    Homeland Canine Security is a small, female-owned MD company founded in 2009 by James J. Rogers and Charlotte, his wife. James has used his education and extensive law enforcement background as the cornerstone of the business. He started with a few construction sites and has developed into Homeland Canine Security. The company offers security officers to construction sites, condominium communities, automobile dealerships, shopping centers, manufacturers, and numerous other facilities requiring security presence. Our services are available for construction sites, corporations, private residents, schools, businesses, ports and tourist locations, or we can provide low profile, discrete service that is intended to guarantee your security and safety while minimizing the amount of attention attracted. Our services include: * Armed Security Officers * Detection Canine Service: patrol, explosives, narcotics, and dual purpose * Unarmed Security Officers * Security Patrol Service

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  • Private Dog Training & Puppy Obedience Classes

    Sit Means Sit

    We offer professional dog training as seen on Animal Planet, ESPN, Outdoor Channel, and Letterman. Here At Sit Means Sit in Fairfax, our mission is to provide training programs that result in a happy, confident and satisfied owner as well as a happy, confident and obedient dog. Sit Means Sit is the largest US based dog training company in the history of the USA. We provide industry-leading results that can help owners achieve the maximum control on and off the leash! You and your family will be amazed at how much more you can enjoy your dog in the house, on walks, on hikes, in the car, during camping, and even during long-distance trips! Our program provides owners with the following: * Puppy management * Basic and advanced obedience * Behavior modification * Aggressive dog training * Board and train We will personalize your needs by starting you with one-on-one training to make sure you and your furry companion are confident and comfortable before you start group training. That's where the fun really begins! You'll learn to socialize your dogs on a higher level of control, while meeting other owners who are also at different levels of training. You'll have fun even while you learn to control your furry friend, even when there are distractions. Let's face it; our dogs come into our lives for a variety of reasons: companionship, rescues, protection and so on. Whatever the reason, it's hard to develop that lifetime bond special with your dog when he's chewing up your furniture, soiling your carpets, jumping uncontrollably, or nipping at your friends and kids! Our training methodology puts you in charge, so you can move beyond bad behavior and begin to more thoroughly enjoy your relationship with your dog. Upon completing our program, you will confidently do the following: * Walk your dog off leash * Control any acts of aggression * Call your dog and be rewarded with immediate obedience * Gain control while still showing your affection Plus, you'll be able to quickly control bad or annoying behaviors like the following: * Jumping up * Excessive barking * Running away * Destructive behavior * Separation anxiety * Leash pulling * Soiling the house * Nipping and chewing * Aggression Together, we can create happier homes for dogs, and a better quality of life for dog owners looking to have more freedom for their dogs and families. Sit Means Sit is the key to making the difference for years to come!

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  • Best In-Home Puppy Dog Trainers

    Baltimore Dog Days

    We are a puppy/dog training company that will come to your house. The best results always come from working with your K9 in the environment that they do the unwanted behavior in, not in a glorified warehouse like most dog training facilities. References and testimonials are being posted daily on our web site. Let us show you how we are the best! We have several different pay options, so everyone can afford to have the K9 you always wanted.

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  • 24/7 Dog Boarding & Training Services

    Potomac Dog School

    Potomac Dog School is a doggy daycare, cageless boarding, grooming and training facility. We are open 7 days a week, from 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and have 24/7/365 supervision. The webcams allow you to watch your dog at play, and our attached outdoor area allows our dogs to play and go outside to use the bathroom at their convenience. We also have shuttle service available Monday-Friday.

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  • Pet Care Services

    NoVa K-9

    We offer cage-free boarding, pet sitting, dog walking, doggie day care, dog obedience training, behavior modification, AKC Canine Good Citizen training and testing, puppy selection services, competitive obedience training, boarding and training, off-leash obedience, personal protection training, and occasionally trained dogs for adoption. We are going on over 10 years of experience. We offer free consultations! We specialize in overcoming aggressive and fearful behavior.

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  • Dog Training School

    K9-Koncepts

    We offer dog training from the foundation work that makes a manageable, well-behaved pet to problem solving for all special issues including aggression to high level sports and competition dogs to security and protection dogs for home, business and government agencies. We provide dog training for the real world. We also breed working German Shepherd dogs and Belgian Malinois. Specialized training and customized programs are available for handicapped assistance and other training needs. A combined experience of 100 years of training assures you we have seen and dealt with about everything. A free demonstration and evaluation is always available.

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  • One-stop Pet Services

    Greenbriar Pet Resort

    Looking for a one-stop service for all your pet's needs? Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital and Boarding Resort is a one stop shop for all your pet's needs! We have a state-of-the-art medical facility drapped on 30-acres of land in the heart of Frederick County in Urbana, MD. We offer puppy training, obedience and behavior modification, police work training, board and train, and in-home lessons. In addition, we offer socialization classes in our day camp, extended boarding stays, full-service grooming, cat boarding, puppy playrooms, and transportation to help make it easier on you! Visit us today for a tour!

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  • Dog Training & Boarding

    Pork Chop's Way

    Pork Chop's Way offers training, daycare, and boarding. Our training programs can be customized for basic obedience as well as behavioral problems (i.e. leash reactivity, separation anxiety, fear, and dominant aggression). All training programs involve the use of a clicker, a training tool used to associate and reward desired behaviors. We offer three different day care options, leash walks, enclosed in home and off leash hikes. transport is included in our daycare price. In home and off leash daycare programs are great socialization opportunities; dogs get to run, chase and play with other dogs. Boarding is offered in a cage-free (crates are available if and when necessary) home setting, with a doggie door that leads to a large, secured fenced yard. A daily hike or daycare is included for all boarders. The owner/trainer, Elly Rivera, is certified, bonded and insured, and is a graduate of Michigan State University with an MS and BS in Animal Behavior. She is a full member of the Association for Professional Dog Trainers, and a member of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters.

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  • Doggy Grooming, Behavioral Training & More

    The Playful Pup Of Southern Maryland

    We offer doggy day care, dog boarding, dog behavioral training and all-breed dog grooming. At The Playful Pup, we let our canine friends determine their daily activities. Each dog has its own idea of a good time, so we help them do what they do best. At The Playful Pup, your dog will get the perfect mix of play, naps, walks and of course, lots of love while you are at work, running errands or away. We are the happy place to bring your best friend.

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  • Dog Trainer

    All American Dog School

    All American Dog School provides private training and behavioral modification for owners and their dogs in the DC metropolitan area. We also provide board-and-train services for a limited number of puppies and dogs in a home environment. Whether you need to work on house-training, getting your dog to come when called, or improving your dog's social skills, we can help. Your dog will love you even more, once he or she can join you everywhere as a perfectly obedient companion.

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  • Dog Training

    Rebecca McArthur, CDTI, PETCO Tysons, Burke

    Become the pack leader! I offer standard six-week training classes for $109.95 in puppy, basic, intermediate and advanced. I also offer behavioral therapy including agression therapy. I am certified to conduct American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Testing. Rates for private lessons is $69.95 per hour, $199.95 for four hours, $279.95 for six hours and free 30-minute evaluations. We offer services through PETCO in Tysons, Burke and for a limited time in Annandale.

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  • In-Home Dog Trainers

    Bark Busters Home Dog Training

    We offer in-home dog training for any age, breed or issue! We use natural dog-friendly methods that owners can use to communicate better with their dogs and improve their leadership through body language and voice tones.

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“Need Obedience and Behavioral Modification”

Welcome, MD

Dog training type
Obedience, Behavioral Modification
Dog age(s)
Puppy - 6-12 months
Dog size(s)
Large (46-70 lbs)
Details
Knows sit, wait, down and is very obedient but cannot walk on a leash or heel. high prey drive and 105 pounds makes it impossible to walk on the rail trail; wants to chase all things moving. Other than that a very good lab we just adopted from lab rescue. I think he was someone's duck hunting dog.
$600
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“Need a Dog Whisperer”

Hyattsville, MD

Dog training type
Obedience, Guard / Protection
Dog age(s)
Puppy - 0-6 months
Dog size(s)
Large (46-70 lbs)
Details
I need her obedient and to guard the home.
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“Need a Dog Trainer”

Fairfax, VA

Dog training type
Obedience
Dog age(s)
Puppy
Dog size
Small
Details
He does not like to do his business on his wee wee pads
$400
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