Newly adopted dog? Or do you just want to work on a few things?

  • Are you frustrated or embarrassed by your dog’s lack of manners and self-control?
  • Do you feel like you and your dog are speaking a different language?
  • Is your dog bored, or do you just want to teach them the basics?

Enjoy life with a happy, well-mannered dog.

  • Hone you and your dog’s basic dog training skills. Learn alongside your dogs in a supportive, kind and fun environment.
  • Speak the same language as your dog. (Metaphorically.)
  • Learn how to help your dog thrive.
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Private Mini Classes

Jump start basic skills. Fun, short lessons offered on a session-by-session basis.

Live online only

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Group Classes
(Magnificent Manners Parts 1 and 2)

The most bang for your buck. Share struggles and successes with the class community.

Live online (in-person classes suspended)

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Private Classes

3 or 5 session packages available. One-on-one coaching with flexible scheduling.

(Pricing below.)

An initial online consultation is required prior to in-person private classes.

Live online (in-person classes suspended)

Group and Private Class Options

  • All new in-person sessions are on hold.
  • An initial online consultation is required prior to in-person private classes.
  • Because basic skills sessions are offered at a discounted rate, we will stick to basic skills only. If you’re having behavior problems, we’ll need to address those in behavior consultations using the non-discounted rate.
  • In-person sessions are available in most parts of Columbia, Ellicott City, Marriottsville, Sykesville, Eldersberg, Cooksville, Dayton, Glenwood, Glenelg, Brookeville, Woodbine, Lisbon and some parts of Catonsville and Clarksville.

Online Private Mini Class for Basic Skills or Tricks

$55
per session

Included:

1 x 30-minute session

M–F 10am–6pm ET

1-to-1

Pick 2 basic skills or tricks to get started on (see list below)

Only available live online

Group Class: Magnificent Manners

Live Online: $100
In-Person: $130
for each part

In-person sessions not currently available.

Included:

4 x 40-minute sessions for each part

Once per week at set time.
Click here for schedule in eastern time.

Up to 6 dogs

Part 1: Name for Attention, Find It, Sit, Down, Puppy Pushups, Leave It, Come, Touch

Part 2: Stay, Wait, Drop It, Polite Greetings (Sit to Greet People), Foundations for Polite Leash Walking, Maybe a Trick or Two

For In-person classes: We must receive your dog’s veterinary and vaccination records for approval at least 48 hours in advance of your first class.

Private Class: Package of 3 Sessions

Live Online: $255
($85/session)

In-Person: $345
($115/session)

Included:

3 x 60-minute sessions

M–F 10am–6pm ET

1-to-1

A few of the basics

Sessions must be used within 2 months of purchase

Private Class: Package of 5 Sessions

Live Online: $415
($83/session)

In-Person: $565
($113/session)

Included:

5 x 60-minute sessions

M–F 10am–6pm ET

1-to-1

Most of the basics

Sessions must be used within 3 months of purchase

Dog Training Basic Skills and Tricks

Name for Attention, Sit, Down, Stay, Leave It, Drop It, Wait, Come, Polite Greetings, Polite Leash Walking, Bow, Chin Rest, Crawl, Leg Weave, Peekaboo, Roll Over, Shake, Sit Pretty, Spin, Touch, Wave or other basic tricks

Day Training Option

Let me do the bulk of the work! This is a great option if you want training for your dog with less work on your end. I train your dog in your home or on field trips a few times a week when you are away or busy with other things. Click here for more information.

Experiencing Behavior Problems?

Because basic skills sessions are offered at a discounted rate, we will stick to basic skills only. If you’re having behavior problems, we’ll need to address those in behavior consultations using the non-discounted rate.