Capital Dog Training Club ~ Agility Classes from Introductory to Competition. Obedience classes also available – please contact Anne Laurent (301) 585-7892 or Shirley Harry (301) 270-1890 for more information.

Puppy graduate at the WARL Training Center

Puppy graduate at the WARL Training Center

Clicker Savvy Canines – (301) 775-8428 CSC provides positive in-home training for people and their pets. We specialize in helping families teach their pets the basic skills and manners for living a happy and healthy life together.  CSC also provides behavior modification for dogs with specific behavioral needs.

Dog Training by Sonja Making Good Dogs Even Better! Sonja Heritage, Master Dog Trainer serving Bowie, Crofton & the Surrounding Areas. (301) 655-7643

Four Positive Paws – (301) 580-0988 Gentle, humane training for dogs and their people. Private and group classes offered plus dog walking services available. “Good training is more than just teaching behaviors. It is about establishing a lasting, trusting and rewarding relationship between people and their dogs.”

Gateway Dog Club: A club for dog lovers in the Gateway Arts District and surrounding areas, dedicated to positive reinforcement training. Please contact Joanne Kirsch for more information. 202-499-0911 or

One-on-One Dog Training ~ Laura Costas, Postive Reinforcement Training & Problem Behavior Issues (301) 650-2326

Pawz for Health Dog Training & Consultation ~ Janet Oquendo, In-Home Positive Reinforcement Training & Classes (410) 299-1013

Peaceable Paws ~ Peaceable Paws’ mission is to foster harmony between the human and non-human animals of our world through dog training and animal behavior consultation services and seminars; consulting services for animal protection organizations; and writings that support and promote a philosophy of respect for life. Their training methods incorporate a strong commitment to positive reinforcement and reward in place of old-fashioned coercion and use of force. Pat Miller, Certified Trainer 301-582-9420

Pork Chop’s Way ~ Elly Rivera, Professional Dog Training, Borading, Doggie Daycare and Exercise (301) 996-4761

Phi Beta K-9 School for Dogs ~ Penelope Brown, CPDT (APDT) Private in-home training in D.C., parts of MD (Silver Spring, Takoma Park , some of Bethesda), and parts of VA Positive reinforcement dog training; behavior modification; reactive dogs, some aggression. 202-986-1147

PUPS Obedience Training ~ Karen Decker, trainer – P.U.P.S Dog Obedience Training is a progressive nine-week group training course which accomplishes behavior modification through the use of specialized obedience.

Rewards Dog Training ~ in-home dog behavior/training consultations, day training, and classes in the Washington DC metro area. 240.462.8045

University K9 ~ Niecy Davila is an expert in Behavior Modification, Aggression, Off Leash Control, Nuisance Barking, On Leash Control, Obedience Training, and Much More! Niecy Davila uses a combination of multiple training methods that include but are not limited to Leash Training, Positive Reinforcement Training, Remote Training (Gentle Touch), Low Pressure Training, and more. (202) 215-5470

Urban Canine ~ Urban Canine promotes positive, reward-based training that enhances the bond between you and your pet and provides you with the tools to build a more joyful and satisfying relationship. This clear emphasis on positive reinforcement gives dogs the freedom and confidence to think, learn, and experiment throughout the training process. Jessica Lamb, CPDT-KA (571) 338-2009

Your Dog’s Friend – You can turn to Your Dog’s Friend when you have questions or concerns about your dog – whether newly adopted, a puppy, or a long-time companion. We are here to advise you and to recommend resources and referrals. Our workshops and classes will help you understand how to both prevent problems from developing and work with behavior issues that already exist. Our trainers and speakers use and promote positive methods as an effective, safe, and fun alternative to compulsion methods.

Washington Animal Rescue League ~ Learning how to train your dog will help you nip common behavior problems in the bud and have more fun with your dog.  Dogs are usually eager to learn what you want, and the key to success is clear communication. Multiple training classes are offered for all stages of the animals development.

Woodside Tellington Touch ~ A method of working with animal companions to promote optimal behavior, health and performance. The Tellington Method utilizes a variety of techniques of touch, movement and body language to affect behavior, performance, and health, and to increase an animal’s willingness and ability to learn in a painless and anxiety-free environment. Pam Wanveer (301) 585-5675