The Discerning Dog
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At The Discerning Dog, we know your family is unique. That’s why we offer a FREE consultation to discuss your training challenges and find a suitable training program to match your individual goals. Whether you are simply looking to have a well behaved pet, or want to take your competition obedience to the next level, we have a program to fit your needs!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Owner and head trainer of The Discerning Dog, Ann has helped countless people better communicate with and enjoy their dogs. Active in the industry first as a long time dog sport competitor, she was moved to share her love of dogs and her expertise through educating and helping clients achieve a happier lifestyle with their pets. Through the years, she has seen the gamut of behavioral problems and the increasingly prevalent issue she sees in many dogs today is a lack of clear communication, leadership, and structure necessary to make them successful, enjoyable members of our families. A true student of her craft, Ann strives to constantly continue her education in theory and practice through attending workshops, seminars, and actively competing in dog sports. A competitor in Protection Sports Association (a dog agility, obedience, and bite work sport), she believes it's imperative to remain involved in competition and sports in which her skills are stacked against the skills of other professionals. Ann is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring her passion and talent to Maryland to continue to help owners better enjoy their dogs.