Dog Training Programs

Our dog training programs will give you the dog you have always wanted, in less time than you think!

A quick scroll of this page will give you an idea of how easily you can have a problem-free dog, with the certainty that your dog will listen to you, even around distractions. 

You wish your dog to be the well trained companion you envisioned when you got him, not as a chore that must be endured. You value your relationship with your dog, but recognize that he may need a bit of help in the manners department, but you may be a little overwhelmed by his behavior, or maybe his behavior is…complicating things.

We carefully selected the dog we chose to share our lives with us. Sometimes even our best intentions get sidelined and that awesome dog we got with all our best laid plans has grown into a total terror. Sure you love him. You just may not like him very much right now.

We help you design the program that would best suit your goals; whether your dog is simply a puppy who is growing so fast that we need to stay ahead of those cute puppy paws, before they are attached to a jumping, counter-surfing 75 pound adult, or the dog that needs a good foundation to help with leash pulling, running away, not coming when called, counter surfing, obnoxious jumping on you or your guests, excessive barking, and much more.

We will address your biggest issues and what you wish to accomplish with training, so that your dog learns what you need him to learn, including around competing distractions in the “real world”. YOUR world.

We are here to help you with your K9 delinquent, when you are tired of extracting your TV remote from the Jaws-of-Death, chasing your pup through the streets of your neighborhood, or saving your guests from the Giant Jumping Bean.

Every dog owner deserves an opportunity to enjoy their dog as nature intended, and every dog deserves an opportunity to learn how to cope successfully in a human world.

Every dog can be great! Even yours.

Dog Boarding and Training

You want to train your dog, but for whatever reason, you can’t. Business travel, job commitments, a chaotic schedule of soccer games and swim club, or just don’t know where to start. We get that. We are happy to do the “heavy lifting” for you, and get your dog started on a lifetime of trouble-free ownership for you. Your continual maintenance of your dog’s training will reward you with a polished, well-mannered pet that you can proudly show off anywhere.

Our Boarding and Training Programs are immersion-style training programs, offering your dog twenty four hour/seven days a week supervision and care, as a guest in our home instead of a kennel where supervision often ends after 6 pm.

These programs are custom tailored to provide your dog with daily opportunities to learn new behaviors in a positive way, while we work on eliminating habits that pose safety risks or just annoy you. We establish a pattern of new behavior that becomes easier to reinforce and maintain by you, once your dog comes home.

Our Boarding and Training programs vary in length, and start as low as $1495.00

It’s a 9+ hour ONE WAY drive for me to get to Westminster, MD & I can’t even imagine a canine-related situation (outside of veterinary care), in which I would do anything other than make the drive(s) necessary to have Linda take care of it regardless of breed or circumstances involved.  Louis A. Tennessee

We are members of an elite group of trainers who can boast dogs that have been sent to us from as far away as Minnesota, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, Florida and elsewhere. These programs are the reason why. Click on the link below for program descriptions and prices.

Enroll today for a better pet in 21 days or less!

Private, One-on-One Dog Obedience Training

In our Private training, we can directly address the behavioral issues you are experiencing with your dog and design a training program that addresses your specific needs. Our trainers teach you how to communicate with your dog effectively and consistently, providing you with the essential tools to control your dog in any environment.

This is the program for dog owners who are looking for greater control over their dog’s behavior and choose to be a part of that process. If you want to have a better understanding of your dog and his behavior, there is no better program out there for getting you and your dog on the same page, than our Private One-on-One Dog Training program. As an involved owner, you have the time and the desire to work with your dog to create that undeniable bond that comes though your working together. Under the supervision of one of our professional staff, you will learn how to handle your dog consistently and without conflict. These private lessons can help you transform your relationship with your dog from one of conflict or chaos to relaxation and enjoyment!

Our professional staff will instruct you as you train your dog to respond appropriately to the 5 basic skills of walking politely on a leash, sit, down, stay, and to come when called. You will also learn how to identify and eliminate things that may be sabotaging your training, by practicing consistency and timing under the careful eyes of our training instructors.

Our training is designed for you to succeed, by enabling you to understand HOW your dog thinks, and WHY he reacts to things the way he does, creating an environment of positive reinforcement instead of negative reactions.

Most dogs live in a world of “NO!” Let us help you show your dog the world of “YES!”

Save 20% by purchasing a 6 private-lesson plan for $600.00, or pay-as-you-go at $125.00 per lesson.

Take your training to the next level!

Right Start Puppy Training

Linda is recognized as one of the Nation’s leading experts in Early Neural Imprinting and Puppy Development. She has chaired seminars across the United States on puppies and how to identify the critical periods of development that make the difference between a confident, mentally stable adult dog, and a problem pup with serious behavior issues cropping up throughout his life.

Stop wasting time thinking that young dogs are not capable of learning until “a certain age” and start taking advantage of what scientific research has identified as the most readily accessible period for learning in every young dogs’ life. Take advantage of what science has proven to be a unique opportunity to accelerate learning in very young puppies that they will remember into their adult lives!

We will help your pup discover how to be successful, willing and cooperative from the very first day!

The good news is, you don’t have to wait until your pup is a “certain age” before real training can begin. To be honest, you can actually teach a puppy as early as 8 weeks all of the skills he will ever need as an adult in half the time. Puppies love to learn and we love to train them! 

Our Right Start Puppy Training is for pups under the age of 16 weeks, and addresses the typical problem puppy behaviors like mouthing, chewing and housebreaking issues at a period in your pup’s life where they are more receptive to training than at any other time. We have developed the perfect puppy training program that taps into the basic developmental drives all puppies share during their first few months.

We can teach you how to avoid all of the pitfalls of early puppy-hood through our Right Start program. We stop annoying puppy behaviors like sharp teeth snagging your skin, favorite shoes, best suit or priceless heirlooms while helping you coordinate safe social adventures that insure good developmental health in a positive learning environment. This program is for puppies under the age of 5 months.

Starting at $1495.00 + for the Right Start Boarding and Training program for puppies, or enroll in our LIFETIME TRAINING PLAN for $600.00, or pay-as-you-go lessons at $100.00 each.

The ONLY TRAINING your pup will ever need!

Play-Care and Day Training for Dogs and Puppies

We know that even though you and your buddy spend a lot of time together, you may be overwhelmed with some of his more unattractive behavior. We get the over-extended family and the brutal work schedule, and we understand that although your intentions start out strong, by that second or third group class or private lesson, your resolve starts to wane. Your dog still needs training, but you just have too much on your plate…

We also know that you prefer having your pet home at night, so the full Boarding and Training option isn’t likely.

Well, now you can have it all!

We will train your dog at our training center right off Route 140 in Finksburg. You drop your pup off, just like dropping your kids at school, at last three days a week, from Monday through Friday. Your dog will work with our staff daily, as well as interact with age-and behaviorally-appropriate dogs at our location in Finksburg.

We will work with you to keep you up-to-date on what you dog has learned, and throughout the week, we send a “Word of the Day” video clip and progress report with the skills your dog is learning. You will be thrilled with how well your dog progresses! Day Training at the Maryland DogSpot is the perfect choice for residents of Carroll County commuting along the RT140 corridor to and from RT 795.

Starting at $990.00 for 4 weeks. Program duration and cost is determined by your in-person evaluation. Weekly participation is 5 days a week, for a minimum commitment 4 weeks.

Exclusive Play-Care and Training Camp in Westminster