Training Resources

The best thing you can do to prove stereotypes about pit bulls wrong is to make sure your dog is the best breed ambassador possible. Training classes are the first step to this, and in addition are great exercise, mental stimulation, fun, and will build your bond with your dog unlike anything else. Once you start, you may find yourself looking for more and more classes and seminars nearby! But first you have to start! Basic obedience and the Canine Good Citizen test are a terrific launching pad for your dog’s training career.

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From puppy kindergarten to the most advanced dog sports, there are several pit bull-friendly trainers in the Baltimore area. Our members have used the trainers listed below, but we encourage you to visit, interview, and observe the trainers for yourself, to find the best fit for your family’s needs, as your experiences and opinions may vary!

Greater Baltimore area

Doghouse Girls, Pauline Houliaras, CPT. Pit Bull Academy, low-cost training class for pit bulls and owners at all levels.  Learn how to have a confident well-mannered companion through balanced dog training via group classes, private in-home training and boarding school in Baltimore City.  Also offer dog walking & pet sitting.  [Contact]

Mutt Magic, Aja Harris. Offering training, behavior management, dog walking, food and equipment sales to Baltimore City and surrounding counties. Bonded and insured.

P.U.P.S. Dog Obedience Training, Karen Decker. Offers group training courses in Clarksville & Ellicott City, MD with specific goals of reliable obedience, relationship establishment, and temperament. Specializing in all types of aggression, high drive working breeds, stress or anxiety problems.

Red Rover, Erin Saywell . Offers pet-sitting, daily dog-walking, poop-scooping and in-home dog training services to those in the Carroll, Northern Howard and western Baltimore county areas.

Tecla’s K-9 Academy, Tecla Walton. Puppy and Adult Dog Classes, Obedience, Socialization, Behavior Modification, Competitive Obedience, Nosework, Agility, Private Lessons in Ellicott City, MD.


Additional resources

International Association of Canine Professionals

American Pet Dog Trainers Association