Puppy Training

All FluentDog training is UNLIMITED. Yep, even our puppy training.


We want to be your trainer for life, so you have the support you need from potty training and puppy zoomies all the way to having the wonderfully behaved companion your neighbors are jealous of. That’s why All FluentDog programs include unlimited lessons to reach your goals so you never have to worry about getting stuck. We’ll work with you throughout that critical first six months, through the rebellious teenage phase and onward, so you know you always have someone to turn to when questions arise.

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.

For private lessons, we serve areas within or near Montgomery County, Maryland: Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda, Potomac, Derwood, Germantown, Boyds, Poolesville, Silver Spring, Kensington, etc. Board and train clients come to us from all over the mid-Atlantic region!

Our puppy programs are for dogs five months and under.

Essential Manners

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 teach your puppy to walk next to you without pulling, and how to behave so you can have guests over without the chaos.

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Private lessons at my location in Gaithersburg (as many as you need, typically around 5)
  • Manners like waiting at the doors, not jumping on people, crate training and more
  • Commands like leave it, coming when called around the house, walking without pulling, and staying calm when asked.
  • All training equipment included

Obedience Jumpstart

Your puppy is adorable now, but you know that puppy behaviors like nipping and jumping aren’t so cute in an adult dog. You want to lay a strong foundation so you’ll eventually have a dog you can trust to behave and listen to you.

The Obedience Jumpstart program shows you how to avoid behavior problems that so many other puppy owners struggle with, and it gives you all the tools and skills you’ll need to teach your pup how to calm down and behave.

This program begins with a 2-day jumpstart stay in the trainer’s home, saving you so much time and effort during the very beginning of crate training and leash training! Your dog will get plenty of 1-on-1 training practice so that when they come home, they are already on the right path.

Unlimited follow-up lessons at your home will teach you how to get your dog to listen to you just as well as to the trainer and give you peace of mind that your goals will be reached.

You’ll also get invitations to puppy socialization playdates, and later, adult pack walks to practice your dog’s new skills around other dogs and real-world distractions 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 dog to public areas with ease because you have the control you need.

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Weekend Jumpstart for your dog (Friday evening to Sunday evening) so you get expert help in the initial phase of training
  • Private lessons in your home so your dog listens to you, too! (As many as you need, typically 2-3)
  • Manners like waiting at doors, not jumping on people or stealing food off counters, crate training, staying calm when asked, and more…
  • Listening around the house off leash and with distractions
  • Commands like leave it, come when called, walking without pulling, sit, down, place (stay on their bed), quiet.
  • Invitation to join group polishing classes and pack walks to practice around other trained dogs for 1 year
  • All training equipment included

Set for Life

This is our most elite program and will give you eventual control over your dog off leash, even around big distractions! This program lays a strong foundation for your puppy, starting with convenient private lessons at your home. The program continues into adulthood to provide you the most freedom to enjoy your dog in any situation, knowing they’ll listen.This program is also perfect if you’re feeling overwhelmed and just want an easier time with your puppy’s initial training.

More time with your trainer means less work and effort for you, and your dog gets farther along faster – listening in all kinds of situations, no matter how many distractions are around!

Your dog will come, sit, lay down, heel and stay – AND we’ll also teach your dog to go to a dog bed (“place”) and stay until you say – awesome for dinner time or anytime you don’t want your dog under your feet.

We’ll even practice together out in public on field trip lessons so you know your dog will listen even around distractions.

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.

Our Set For Life 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 to teach your dog some cool tricks.

THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • UNLIMITED Private lessons in your home
  • 14 day stay for your dog in your trainer’s home once your puppy is 6 months or older
  • UNLIMITED Commands (come over to teach your dog anything you want in the future!)
  • Manners like waiting at doors, not jumping on people or stealing food off counters, crate training, staying calm when asked and more
  • Listening around the house AND in public off-leash, and around heavy distractions
  • Commands like leave it, come when called, walking without pulling, sit, down, place (stay on their bed), quiet.
  • Lifetime Support
  • Invitation to join puppy socialization playdates and later, adult dog pack walks to practice around other trained dogs
  • All training equipment included