Welcome! FluentDog Training is a balanced dog trainer in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Do you want a dog who…

  • Doesn’t pull you on walks?
  • Doesn’t jump on people?
  • Comes when called?
  • Knows how to settle and be calm?
  • Will listen to you when it’s most important?

We can help, even if you have tried other training methods that didn’t work.

Obedience is not about tricks–it’s about creating a way to communicate with your dog in everyday situations.

Dog training that works!

Do you love your dog…but wish he or she just listened better?

We love working with people who are new dog owners. We can help you build a strong foundation of communication to avoid behavior problems.

 

If you already have a dog, we can help you to solve common issues like pulling on the leash, jumping, stealing food off countertops and overexcitement. 

As any good dog trainer will tell you…dog training is really people training. (You have to live with the dog, not us!) If you want to work with FluentDog, be prepared to change your habits for the better, and practice with your dog regularly–at least twice a day for 5-10 minutes a session. 

Carla with Boxer
As a puppy, Jake was WILD! With training, he became a gentle giant who brought so much joy to everyone he met.
Sidney had trouble walking on leash, staying focused, and listening to commands, especially when they came from me. I reached out to Carla for help and she immediately reassured me that with practice and patience, we would progress. Carla worked with Sidney independently and worked with us together to improve control and obedience. She adapted exercises and instructions according to our needs and goals. Over time, Sidney learned to control her destructive impulses and respect my commands and presence. Highly recommend Carla- she’s great to work with!
Sidney the Golden Retriever
Andra S.
& Sidney the Golden
"She uses a combination of positive reinforcement and redirection techniques in order to build your dog’s attention and build your owner/handler relationship with your dog. Carla sets clear expectations for both the dog and the owner and is transparent about the fact that the most important component to her training (or any training for that matter) is your commitment and daily dedication of time to practice on your own with your dog at home."
Calvin the Golden Retriever and Macchiato the Corgi
Jennifer C.
& Macchiato the Corgi
FluentDog is insured by Kennel Pro
FluentDog is an authorized dealer of E-Collar Technologies products