Dog & Puppy Training Frederick, Urbana and Clarksburg, MD

Are you considering adding a new furry friend to your family, and looking for a trainer? Good for you! Being PROACTIVE rather than reacting to problems as they arise will set up you and your puppy for a wonderful long term relationship.

At FluentDog Training, we offer comprehensive support even before you bring your new companion home. Just get in touch via Calendly to get started!

How We Can Help You Before You Get Your Puppy

1. Researching the Right Breed or Rescue Dog

Choosing the right breed or rescue dog is the first step in ensuring a match for your family’s lifestyle. Trainer Carla LaFleur can guide you through the process, considering factors such as temperament, activity level, grooming needs, and compatibility with your living situation. We have been there, seen that with dozens of dog breeds and mixes, and can help you learn what to expect.

2. Finding an Ethical Breeder or Rescue Organization

Finding a reputable breeder or ethical rescue organization is crucial to find the right match for your family, but it can be difficult to see the red flags when you’re wearing rose colored glasses! Do not be pressured by sales tactics and emotional appeals (whether from a rescue or a breeder). You are committing to this animal for the next 10-15 years. Spend the time up front researching the right fit, and you’ll spend less time and money training later on trying to make a round peg fit in a square hole.

FluentDog Training can provide guidance and resources to help you identify responsible breeders or trustworthy rescue groups committed to the welfare of animals.

3. Preparing for a Successful Homecoming

Once you’ve decided on your new addition, preparation is key. We can even give you a pre-puppy lesson like we did for our friend Becca, owner of What’s Pups!, a dog bandana company based in Maryland.

We provide valuable insights and tips on puppy-proofing your home, essential supplies you’ll need, creating a comfortable space, and establishing a routine to help your puppy settle in smoothly.


At FluentDog Training, our dedication to your journey with your dog begins before you even bring them home. We’re here to assist you every step of the way, from choosing the right dog for your family to preparing your home and lifestyle for your new furry friend.

By availing yourself of our pre-puppy support, you’re not just getting a dog trainer; you’re gaining a partner invested in your happiness and your new companion’s well-being.

Make informed decisions and set yourself up for a lifetime of joy with your furry friend. Contact FluentDog Training today to start your journey toward a successful, happy life with your future furry family member.

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