Dog playing with food puzzle toy for mental enrichment

The Quest for the Perfect Puzzle Toy

Dogs develop a variety of strategies to solve the different problems of different puzzle toys. The novelty of a new puzzle adds to the mental stimulation. It’s a bit like the variety humans crave in reading books, solving puzzles or watching movies.

Columbia, Ellicott City, Howard County Dog Training

New Year, New Classes!

We know it isn’t even December yet, but we’ve been busy scheduling classes for the new year! We’ll be adding more periodically, so be sure to check our classes page occasionally. And …

Dog training in Ellicott City and Columbia, Howard County, Maryland

Open House: October 26, 2016

FALL OPEN HOUSE Wednesday October 26th, 2016 6–8pm Check out our dog training facility and have some fun! Join us for our fall open house!  There will be fall-themed treats for …

Happy dog running towards camera after counterconditioning

Just Because It Makes Us Smile…

Here comes Pippi, at 1000 frames per second. This video makes us smile for many reasons. It’s totally and undeniably adorable. (We’re not biased by the fact that this is …

Dog playing catch a treat

Can Your Dog Catch Treats?

If your dog can catch, ever watch each and every split second? Check out my dog, Gus, showing off his skills with catch. It is amazing to see this action in super slow …

Dog training classes in Howard County Maryland

Summer School…for Dogs!

Summertime Dog Training Classes at My Fantastic Friend. Sign your pup up now to graduate just before human schools start up again. Does the thought of summer school make you …