Dog Training in Maryland

Are you looking for a dog trainer in Maryland?

For a Free Evaluation Call (301) 337-8582 or email us to set up a Free Evaluation - no obligation or commitment!

If you have a fearful, anxious, disobedient or aggressive dog - it can mean trouble. You need reliable, consistent dog training that gets results, quickly. With over a decade experience training dogs from "family pet" to "therapy dog" and "narcotics detection canine," Best Friend's Dog Training is now in Maryland and available for personal dog training and dog obedience.
Whether you are looking for the correction of severe obedience issues, or just want a dog that is the envy of your neighbors, we can help. We use a variety of techniques because we know that works for your neighbor's dog, may not work for you or your dog. We're flexible and we know how to get results.

We can help with:

Separation Anxiety
Uncontrolled Barking
Pulling on the Leash
Leash Manners
Dog Aggression
Fear of Crowds
Resource Guarding
Introducing a new family member
...and more! Just ask.

Dog Training For Your Lifestyle

We offer several different ways to train your dog.

Private One on One "In Home" Dog Obedience

This is our original program. In "One on One" Basic Obedience, your dog trainer will work with you and teach you how to train your dog. At the end of this course, your dog will know Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, Down, Off, Leave it, and Place, both on leash and off leash. Your dog will follow all these commands during distractions and without food bribes. When in heel (walk next to me) your dog will happily pay attention.

For dogs that display undesirable behaviors in the home (counter surfing, running out the door, trying to eat the neighbor's cat) this program is the way to go.

Board and Train (followed by private dog training in Maryland, at your home)

This is a two-week dog obedience boarding program that is followed up with private lessons in your home. Over the years, this program has exploded in popularity and is our most referred program from existing clients to their friends and family. Most people who choose Board and Train either have little time to train their dog, are going away on vacation, are pregnant, or their dog is physically stronger then they are. Although the owners still need to maintain training, this program requires less effort than the "In Home" program. Here's how it works:

Your dog will come and stay with us for two weeks. At the end of this phase your dog will know all the basic commands (Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, Down, Off, Leave it, and Place) both on leash and off leash. The dog will be trained 2-3 times every day, in the home, outside, near shopping centers, around other dogs, squirrels, people, cars, and more.

We will introduce the dog to as many different circumstances as possible. Between training sessions, your dog will have playtime, snacks, and walks. When the dog returns home, a trainer will give you the first follow up lesson in your home. Best Friend's Dog Training insists on the follow up training sessions to make the training long lasting and effective so the owners understand what to do.

Group Classes

Both our Board and Train and In Home programs come with a benefit you won't find anywhere else - group dog training classes. With these classes,  available only to Best Friend's Dog Training clients, you will be able to practice your dog handling skills, keep your training fresh and learn new tricks, skills and behaviors. Meet other dog lovers, make friends and give your dog the socialization that he or she needs (and loves!).

If you keep coming, we'll keep teaching!

A dog must be at least 4 months old to start training. Vaccines, including bordatella are required for the Board and Train program.

Need training you don't see here? Have more questions? Call (301) 337-8582 or email us for dog training in Maryland. We offer a free consultation with no commitment or pressure.

Why Best Friend's Dog Training Works

We get calls all the time from people who said their dog had "failed" obedience school. The problem usually is not the dog but what the other school failed to successfully teach the owner. This is a shame and a waste of money.

Best Friend's Dog Training understands that telling someone to "do this" is not good enough. You need to understand why you are doing something.We know it takes some people longer then others to understand what is being taught. That's why we offer One Price for the Life of the Dog. We give free evaluations so you can ask us all the questions you want and there are no surprises.
Don't forget our Lifetime Training guarantee and participation into our BFDT community and entrance into group classes.

When you work with Best Friend's Dog Training, you will never hit or yell at your dog. All attention getting techniques are done at very low levels and copious amounts of praise and love will be used to reinforce wanted behavior.

Dog Trainers in Maryland Available:

Potomac, Silver Springs, Bethesda, D.C., Gaithersburg, Rockville, National Harbor, Montgomery, Ger