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Southern Maryland, Northern Virginia & Washington Metropolitan Area

Experienced Dog Training in Washington D.C.

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As a force-free, positive trainer with over 22 years of experience, I believe gentle, effective training creates a stronger bond between people and their dogs. Creating an individual training plan for your unique family situation builds trust and understanding between you and your dog and gives you a path to success. Treating behavior issues with pain or punishment creates just the opposite, undue stress and distrust on both sides. By building trust and opening up new ways of communicating, you can bring out the best in your dog.

Let’s take that first step today to reduce that stress, solve those problems, and help create the great companion you always wanted!”

With over 21 years of helping families with dogs like yours solve troubling issues and behavior problems, I am always impressed by my client’s dedication to their dogs, and how proud they are of what their dog can really do. It’s so rewarding to see my clients and their dogs get real enjoyment out of training, and I’m most proud they trust me to help them through these difficult situations.

Let me help you in bringing out your dog’s best, through gentle, force-free training and behavior programs that that will relieve your stress and strengthen the bond between you.

Dianna is just wonderful!

Dog training experts With Valuable Experience

We adopted our Border Collie mix, Denali, last summer, and quickly learned she was reactive to both people and other dogs when on leash. Dianna came to our home & worked with us and Denali on her turf. That made a world of difference. Learning new routines & behaviors in her own home has really helped not only Denali, but my husband & me. We’re more relaxed, as we’re all familiar with our surroundings. Denali has made some amazing progress with the techniques Dianna taught us. We now know how to get her attention focused on us when in the presence of her triggers, so she doesn’t react to them nearly as much as she used to. She’s making wonderful progress, and we’ll continue using Dianna’s techniques to further that. We can’t thank Dianna enough for the help she’s given us. She’s helped us realize that we are capable of handling a reactive dog, and that she doesn’t have to be reactive forever.

Samantha Manzanares

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Is your dog still having behavior issues? When last did you speak with a dog trainer near you? Are you ready to uncover the root of your dog’s behavioral problems?  Schedule a free consult today by clicking below. Let’s talk about solutions and answers to some of the key challenges that you are facing with your pet.

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Germantown, MD 20876

(240) 780-8408

Monday to Friday

9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 3:30pm