Calm on Command K9
Calm on Command K9

Calm on Command K9

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Introduction: We are honored to be your personal Baltimore/ Washington DC dog training experts and we are excited to show you & your dog how to have your best life together.  Whether you’re at your wits end with severe behavioral issues, have a dog being a rambunctious goofball, or have a puppy who needs to get started on the right paw, there’s nothing more rewarding to us than helping people & dogs bridge the communication gap and reach their full potential. Are you dealing with any of the following? * Jumping * Excessive barking * Mouthing * Marking in the home * Leash pulling * Reactivity on leash * Severe fear issues * Separation anxiety * Food or Resource guarding * Human aggression * Dog on Dog aggression We can help!  Let us customize a training program that restores freedom and peace of mind to both you and your dog.  Whether it’s a Bootcamp Board and Train Program, Private Lessons, or Phone/Zoom Consultations; we are eager to share our practical methods and dog behavior knowledge that will stop unwanted behavior, build confidence, and ultimately transform your relationship with your dog. When you train with us, you are able attend our biweekly Pack Walks in Patterson Park. This is a great way for us to continue to support you and your dog(s) and to meet other dog lovers. We provide lifetime support because every person and dog we work with becomes part of our family.

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Serves Baltimore, MD

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8 years in business

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Donna T.
Dec 9, 2022

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At 66 years old, I inherited my sister’s 100+ lb. Cane Corso, Ginger, although I already had a 60 lb. husky mix, Elf. Ginger, although very sweet-tempered, is very stubborn and strong willed and has pulled the lead out of my hand during a walk to chase a smaller dog down the street. She is territorial but once she chased the dog from our property, not even attempting to catch him, she came back to me to see why I was yelling at her and generally behaving badly in her eyes. I was afraid that I would not be able to keep her because walking her would likely have led to injuries to her or me or both of us, though giving her up wasn't an option since she is a family member. I have seen the hurt and bewildered big dogs at the shelters. Big dogs are always the last to be adopted, if they are adopted at all. Rosie and RJ from Calm on CommandK9 got Ginger to where she is non-reactive on walks and around people when we are out. Their training is for dogs and their people but I’m sure that people are the bigger issue. There are frequently non-leashed dogs in our neighborhood, so I am still nervous when walking Ginger, but Ginger is calm. Her calmness helps me to remain calm. Ginger is still nervous around new people and especially children and men, but her training has helped her to realize that she can be confident and unafraid around new people. Training (for dogs and their people) is an ongoing process and Rosie and RJ are very responsive and help with any issues I bring to them, big or small. They are helping me to stay the course with the training regimen and have worked miracles with my two very strong-willed dogs. I know I would not have been able to keep Ginger in our home without them.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Board and train at a facility • General obedience training • Leash pulling • Barking • Crate training • At the pro’s location

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Karen B.
Jul 31, 2022

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I can't say enough good things about Calm on Command K9 or their owners/trainers, RJ and Rose. Fitch is a 2 1/2 yo Rottweiler. She belonged to my son, who died suddenly, leaving Fitch without an owner, a friend (another Rottie owned by my son - rehomed with my daughter) and a home. She had fear aggression. She is heading to boot camp tomorrow, but RJ and Rose have successfully introduced themselves to Fitch (never thought that would happen) and were essential in helping me get her to a vet to be spayed. Check out the videos on their Instagram page! I'm convinced that the boot camp training will morph Fitch into the wonderful dog she is capable of being and will help her transition to a forever family!

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Large (41 - 70 lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Aggressive behavior modification • Barking • At the pro’s location

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Uduak I.
Apr 2, 2022

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My Larry is an Akita. Larry could not interact with any other dogs or any person. It was really difficult. He could not go to the groomers, we could not leave him with anyone and go on vacation. We have tried several dog training classes and one on one training, nothing has worked. CHOOSE RJ…RJ has changed our lives. I am able to watch the trainings life, I can see the progress that Larry is making. I wish I found RJ sooner. Thank you so much. Thank you for loving Larry. I see the hugs and kisses you give Larry. I see how Larry respond to you. "People get a dog, because they want a friend. People hire a dog trainer, because they don't want their friend to be an asshole.” I love you and your amazing team

Details: 1 - 2 years old • Extra large (70+ lbs) • Board and train at a facility • Aggressive behavior modification • Leash pulling • House training • Barking • Biting • Destructive behavior • Crate training • At the pro’s location

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Michael K.
Jul 15, 2022
We sent our dog Roger to Calm on Command’s four week bootcamp and have seen a complete transformation in our dog's behavior. Before, our dog was aggressive, and out of control on walks, now walks are relaxed and enjoyable. Rosie and Rj taught us how to communicate with our dog and curb his unruly behavior. They are amazing people who are truly dedicated to changing the lives of the people and dogs they work with. Baltimore is lucky to have them. They are definitely the best trainers you will find. Thank you, Rosie and Rj!
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Elliot R.
Jul 13, 2022
We feel so lucky to have found Rj and Rosie. They are knowledgeable, kind, and passionate about what they do. I reached out to them after working with two other trainers. I was struggling with my dogs reactivity to other dogs and people while on leash. She was also very shy around new people. We sent Ollie to bootcamp and she came back a new dog! She has no reactivity and has become much more confident around new people. We get compliments all the time about her obedience. She has definitely mastered being calm on command. You absolutely will not find better trainers than Rosie and Rj.
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