Recommended Trainers

We have put together a list of trainers who are not only skilled at what they do, but also love working with pit bulls. If you don’t see any trainers in your area, please email training@jasmineshouse.org and we will help you find one!


Maryland

Canine Lifestyle Academy, LLC
Meghan Burton (Longhurst) – Head of Training & Behavior for Jasmine’s House, INC
Phone: 443-386-0480
Email: meghan@caninelifestyleacademy.com
Website: www.caninelifestyleacademy.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CanineLifestyle
Services: In-Home Training, Behavior Consults, Midday Training Walks, Puppy Socialization Classes, Bully Breed Canine Good Citizen Class, Barky Dog Reactivity Classes, Separation Anxiety
Area: All of Central MD

Smart Dog University
Laurie Luck, KPA CTP, CNWI
Phone: 240-394-1112
Email: laurie@smartdoguniversity.com
Website: www.smartdoguniversity.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/smartdogu
Services: Good manners group classes, Nose Work, puppy socialization and training, problem solving, in-home training
Area: Damascus, Mt. Airy, Frederick, Urbana, Brookeville, Olney

Clicker Savvy Canines, LLC
Joanne Pazmino, KPA-CTP, OSCT
Phone: (301) 775-8428
Email: clickersavvycanines@gmail.com
Website: www.clickersavvycanines.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ClickerSavvyCanines
Services: In-Home Training, Behavior Consults, CGC Testing
Area: Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard & Montgomery Counties

You Silly Dog
Alisa Peters, CPDT-KA
Phone: 443.625.9866
Email: alisa@yousillydog.com
Website: www.yousillydog.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/You-Silly-Dog-LLC/176605134205
Services: Group classes, Puppy classes, In-home Training, Doggie Socials, Behavior Consults
Area: Baltimore City & County (close to the beltway)

The Coventry School for Dogs & Their People
Phone: 410.381.1800
Email: coventryadmin@verizon.net
Website: www.thecoventryschool.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coventryschool
Services: Behavioral consultats, Reactive Dog Classes, Nosework, Agility, Rally, Basic Group Classes, Puppy Training/socialization courses, Daycamp, Boarding, Grooming
Area: Columbia, MD

Canine Character
Kim Yocklin, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Phone: 301-639-6536
Email: kim@caninecharacter.com
Website: www.caninecharacter.com
Services: good manners group classes, reactive dog group/private training, tricks, problem solving
Area: Frederick County

Peaceable Paws
Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA
Phone: 301-582-9420
Email: info@peaceablepaws.com
Website: www.peaceablepaws.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Peaceable-Paws-LLC/139591446038
Services: Group Classes, All Behavior Issues
Area: Hagerstown & surrounding cities

Pawsitive Paul’s Dog Training
Paul Sheinberg, CPDT-KA
Phone: 410-493-9028
Email: pawsitivepaul@aol.com
Website:www.pawsitivepaul.com/
Facebook: facebook.com/pawsitivepaul
Services: Off Leash Obedience, Standard Obedience Training, Extended Obedience Training, Behavior Modification, Behavior Management, Aggression Control and Management
Area:Baltimore

Moongazer Canine Companion Foundation Training
Lisa R. McCluskey, BS, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA
Phone: 630-479-7523 & 866-822-7387(PETS)
Email: moongazer@moongazer.com
Website: www.moongazer.com/training
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Moongazer-Canine-Companion-Training/181437208555182
Services: Basic, Intermediate, Canine Good Citizen, Rally-Obedience, Agility, Rally Working Trials, & Companion Sniffer Dog Training; Individual in-home or on-site behavior consultations/lessons for over 15 years. All behavior issues
Area: Washington, DC and Annapolis, Maryland metropolitan areas. Discount for Bowie, and nearby areas

My K9 Buddy
Marta Coursey, CPDT-KA
Phone: 717-476-2449
Email: marta@myk9buddy.net
Website: www.myk9buddy.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/My-K9-Buddy/200406016673529
Services: Manners classes in a levels format, Nose Work, Rally obedience, agility, private and in home training
Area: Hanover, PA and northern Carroll County

WonderMutts Academy LLC
Gina Yandrofski, KPA-CTP, ABCDT
Phone: 301-318-8289
Email: wondermuttsacademy@gmail.com
Website: www.wondermutts.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/WonderMutts-Academy-LLC/227902123930689
Services: In-home Training, Basic Manners, Human Aggression, Dog Aggression, Fear, Anxiety, Behavior Modification
Area: Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and Frederick counties

Train Your Best Friend
Jeni Grant BA, CPDT-KA
Phone: 301-349-2449
Email: jeni@trainyourbestfriend.com
Website: www.trainyourbestfriend.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Train-Your-Best-Friend-LLC-Jeni-Grant/118317334902720
Services: Behavior Consults, Puppy Classes, Fearful Dog Class (in person and online), Basic Manners I & II. Workshops: The Adopter Workshop, Fear to Calm Workshop, Socialization Workshop, Reducing Fear of People
Area: Barnesville, MD (serving Montgomery & Frederick Cty. Will go farther with drive charge for special cases)

Laughing Dog Academy
Sarah Stoycos, KPA CTP
Phone: 240-498-9920
Email: sstoycos@gmail.com
Website: www.laughingdogacademy.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Laughing-Dog-Academy/198638850165681
Services: Group Classes, Basic Manners, Puppies, Dog-dog reactivity, Human reactivity, Fear & anxiety
Area: Rockville, Potomac, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, and most parts of Silver Spring

Best Friends Forever Pet Services, LLC
Laurie K. Scible, BS, ABCDT
Phone: 410-867-3742, 410-279-6338
Email: petfriends@bffpetservices.com
Website: www.bffpetservices.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LaurieScible
Services: Group Classes, In-Home Training, Behavior Consults. All private and semi-private Good Manners Training and Behavioral Consultations come with a customized training and behavior modification plan for use by your whole family. Doggone Safe Presenter, CGC Evaluator, Pet CPR and First Aid Trainer
Area: Southern Anne Arundel County and Northern Calvert to include Annapolis, Chesapeake Beach, Churchton, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Deale, Dunkirk, Edgewater, Galesville, Harwood, Huntington, Lothian, Upper Marlboro, , North Beach, Owensville, Riva, Shady Side and West River

Special Paws Training
Katalin Kerekes
Phone: 301-655-2678
Email: Info@specialpawstraining.com
Website: http://www.specialpawstraining.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Special-Paws/51788429122
Services: In-Home Training, Behavior Consults
Area: Maryland (Gaithersburg, Germantown, Frederick, Bethesda, etc areas) and Northern VA

Dog Latin Dog Training
Beth Mullen, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Phone: 202-412-0708
Email: DogLatinDogTraining@verizon.net
Website: www.doglatindogtraining.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-Latin-Dog-Training/133186873379916
Services: In-Home Training, Behavior Consults, Reactive Dogs, In-Home Board & Train
Area: Bethesda, upper NW DC, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Kensington

Peaceful Dog
Kirsten Stade
Phone: (301) 920-0679
Email: peacefuldog@yahoo.com
Website: www.peacefuldog.org, www.peacefuldog.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PeacefulDog
Services: Grooming, In-Home Training, Behavior Consults -leash reactivity, impulse control issues, fearful and anxious dogs, relaxation work
Area: Northern DC, Silver Spring/Takoma Park and nearby areas in MD


Washington DC

Dog Latin Dog Training
Beth Mullen, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Phone: 202-412-0708
Email: DogLatinDogTraining@verizon.net
Website: www.doglatindogtraining.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dog-Latin-Dog-Training/133186873379916
Services: In-Home Training, Behavior Consults, Reactive Dogs, In-Home Board & Train
Area: Bethesda, upper NW DC, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Kensington

Peaceful Dog
Kirsten Stade
Phone: (301) 920-0679
Email: peacefuldog@yahoo.com
Website: www.peacefuldog.orgwww.peacefuldog.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PeacefulDog
Services: Grooming, In-Home Training, Behavior Consults -leash reactivity, impulse control issues, fearful and anxious dogs, relaxation work
Area: Northern DC, Silver Spring/Takoma Park and nearby areas in MD

Zen Dog Training
Alexis Toriello, M.A., ACDBC, CPDT-KA
Phone: 917-376-8648
Email: info@zendog.us
Website: www.zendog.us
Facebook: www.facebook.com/zendog.us
Services: Dog Training & Behavior Consulting
Area: DC Metro Area

Phi Beta K-9 School for Dogs
Penelope Brown, CPDT-KA
Phone: 202 986 1147
Email: swamidogs@gmail.com
Services: In-Home Training, Behavior Consults
Area: Washington, DC


Virginia

Special Paws Training
Katalin Kerekes
Phone: 301-655-2678
Email: Info@specialpawstraining.com
Website: http://www.specialpawstraining.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Special-Paws/51788429122
Services: In-Home Training, Behavior Consults
Area: Maryland (Gaithersburg, Germantown, Frederick, Bethesda, etc areas) and Northern VA

Spring Training
Kelly Spring, CPDT, OPERATION SOCIALIZATION Certified Trainer
Phone: 202.664.4206
Email: Kelly@SpringTrainingForDogs.com
Website: SpringTrainingForDogs.com
Services: Basic manners, Inter-dog aggression/reactivity, Human-directed aggression, Fear & anxiety, Separation disorders
Area: Arlington, Falls Church, and McLean. For serious behavioral issues, will travel to Montgomery County, MD and DC

The Enlightened Dog
Dara Lambert, CPDT-KSA
Phone: 703-293-9388
Email: info@theenlighteneddog.com
Website: http://www.theenlighteneddog.com
Services: Group classes including Basic Manners, Advanced Manners/Canine Good Citizen, Great Outdoors and Tricks. Drop off day training for clients of Dogtopia in Manassas and Dogtopia in Chantilly. Private in home lessons.
Area: Fauquier County, Gainesville, Manassas, Chantilly, Fairfax, Ashburn and some surrounding areas.


Pennsylvania

Pets In Motion, INC
Susie Daily CPDT-KA, PMCT1
Private Trainer and Class Instructor
Phone: 610.955.2558
Email: SQDaily@gmail.com
Website: www.petsinmotion.net
Services: In-Home Training, Behavior Consults, Basic Manners, CGC and therapy prep, Dog- and Human-Reactivity, Fear
Area: The Main Line outside of Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia

Your Mannerly Mutt, Inc.
Michelle Frumento, CPDT-KA, CNWI
Phone: 610-348-4267
Email: michelle@yourmannerlymutt.com
Website: www.yourmannerlymutt.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Your-Mannerly-Mutt-Inc/121112629267
Services: Group classes, In-Home training, Canine Good Citizen, Dog-dog aggression/reactivity, Human aggression/reactivity, Fear & anxiety, K9 Nose Work, Therapy Dog Training
Area: Philadelphia; Delaware and Montgomery Counties

My K9 Buddy
Marta Coursey, CPDT-KA
Phone: 717-476-2449
Services: Manners classes in a levels format, Nose Work, Rally obedience, agility, private and in home training
Area: Hanover, PA and northern Carroll County


Rhode Island

Outbound Hounds
Heather Gutshall, CPDT-KA – founder of Handsome Dan’s Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs
Phone: 401-338-2590
Email: heather@obhounds.com
Website: www.obhounds.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OutboundHounds
Services: Private Dog Training, Group Dog Training, Match Making