Dog & Puppy Training Frederick, Urbana and Clarksburg, MD

Get your new puppy off to the right start!

Puppy Training

The biggest difference between our puppy programs is different levels of training goals and how much we do for you to save you time & effort. The more time we spend with you and your puppy, the more we can achieve and the more reliable your adult dog will be in more situations. You can choose the program you want based on your preferences.

All private lessons are at our location in Urbana, Maryland. 

Board and train clients come to us from all over the mid-Atlantic region!

Our puppy programs are for dogs five months and under.

Puppy Essentials

Do you want to get your puppy off to a great start in life? To have a plan for potty training, and know you’re following a system that works? 

This program will give your puppy good manners and builds on that foundation as they grow. We’ll guide you through the sleepless first few weeks of puppy life and teach you and your dog how to enjoy life together in the house and around the neighborhood.

Puppy Essentials includes...

  • 4 private lessons at our facility in Urbana, MD
  • Manners like waiting at the doors, not jumping on people, crate training and more
  • 6 months of virtual training support via our private Facebook group--so you can get questions answered in between lessons
  • Essential commands for everyday life: leave it, drop it, coming when called around the house, walking without pulling, and staying calm when asked.
  • All training equipment included

Puppy Charm School

Our Puppy Charm School goes beyond basic manners so you can share more of your life with your pup, and feel proud of your well-mannered adult dog one day. 

We’ll show you how to curb common puppy issues like nipping and jumping that aren’t so cute in an adult dog–and we’ll teach your pup to eagerly follow commands the first time you ask. No more “sit…Sit… SIT!!!”

This program begins with 6 lessons at our facility so you can learn exactly how to guide your dog through our human world and teach him or her to be a well mannered companion. It also includes 2 structured socialization daycare days, so your dog can learn how to interact appropriately with other dogs.

Once your dog has basic skills from your private lessons, it’s time to advance to group sessions. You’ll practice your dog’s new skills around other dogs and real-world distractions in our group classes for a whole year. We support you every step of the way so you can achieve your training goals. Before long, you’ll be able to bring your well-mannered dog to public areas with ease because you have the control you need.

Puppy Charm School includes...

  • 6 private lessons at our facility in Urbana, MD
  • 2 structured socialization daycare days
  • Manners like waiting at the doors, not jumping on people, crate training and more
  • Listening around the house off leash and with distractions
  • Teaches leave it, drop it, come when called offleash, walking without pulling, sit, down, place (stay on their bed).
  • Lifetime access to virtual training support, so you can get help even after the program ends
  • All training equipment included
  • Invitation to join group polishing classes to practice around other trained dogs for 1 year

Perfect Puppy Program

In the Perfect Puppy Program, you’ll get training help during the entire first year of your puppy’s life–from potty training and teething through teenage rebellion and beyond!

The program begins with private lessons at our facility, so you can learn how to integrate your puppy in your household in a way that AVOIDS training problems rather than reacting to problems after they occur. It’s best to be proactive and set up your puppy for success! We’ll also cover the key obedience commands you can use to communicate with your dog every day: sit, down, come, stay, leave it, place and walking on a loose leash.

Not only will we make sure your dog has excellent house manners and listens to you even around distractions, we’ll also make sure your dog listens when they don’t have a leash on…

Which is awesome because most family dogs spend 99% of the time off-leash at home.  You’ll be able to get them to listen without having to physically be near them. 

We teach offleash skills in a Monday-Friday training camp, so your pup can progress quickly with a professional trainer, and you won’t have to spend too much time away from your dog. Your dog will stay overnight from Monday until Friday, when you’ll pick him or her up and have a lesson covering new skills. When you drop off your dog on the next Monday, we’ll pick up training and focus on any areas you may have struggled with over the weekend.

The capstone is the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. When you feel ready as a team, you have the opportunity to test your obedience skills around other dogs and people and earn your first AKC title together.

Our Perfect Puppy Program also comes with a LIFETIME support guarantee so you never have to worry about your dog’s training slipping over time. You and your dog can always come by for a refresher lesson, free of charge, whether you need help or you just want help teaching your dog cool tricks (maybe even earn some Trick Dog titles with the AKC!)

Perfect Puppy includes...

  • 6 private lessons at our facility in Urbana, MD
  • 10 days of overnight training camp at our facility (split over 2 weeks, with your dog coming home to you on weekends)
  • 4 structured socialization daycare days
  • Lifetime invitation to join group polishing classes to practice around other trained dogs
  • Manners like waiting at doors, not jumping on people or stealing food off counters, crate training, staying calm when asked and more
  • All training equipment included
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen test
  • Lifetime access to virtual support in between lessons
  • Listening around the house AND in public off-leash, and around heavy distractions
  • Teaches leave it, drop it, come when called offleash, walking without pulling, sit, down, stay, place (stay on their bed).

We do daycare too!
(our way)

Our structured socialization program fills the need for owners who need help caring for their pups during the work week, and want a SAFE way for their dog to learn appropriate socialization skills.

Structured socialization: What is it?

Socialization means learning how to behave appropriately in society. For a dog, that means learning how to be calm and attentive to you amid distractions…yet most doggy daycares and dog parks feel more like a mosh pit than polite society! 

Think about it…what is your dog learning from the dog park and doggy daycare? In most cases, it’s how to be hyper! And all too often, that environment is actually dangerous. We get far too many calls about behavior issues developed after a fight at the dog park.

We want your dog to be able to enjoy being with other dogs in a way that is appropriate and controlled. Even dogs with behavior issues thrive with our approach, which teaches them how to EXIST around other dogs without losing their minds…and in fact, learn to enjoy themselves while doing so.

We offer monthly packages of structured socialization days for existing/past clients only.

Note that the above programs are designed for a typical dog or puppy without severe behavior problems such as anxiety, fear, reactivity or resource guarding issues. These issues may take more time and programs can be adjusted to suit your dog. We do not train aggressive dogs, and can refer you to trusted trainers who have extensive experience and expertise with aggressive dogs.

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