Training Center Update
Hooray! Our newly-renovated Training Center in Rockville, MD, is up and running! We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for in-person classes starting in July, including Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Parties. Please check out In-Person Classes or our Schedule at a Glance for more info. Thanks to everyone for your patience and support over the past few months as we recovered from the flood at our facility.
Our classes are taught by experienced professionals who study dog behavior and use only force-free, reward-based training.
“Based on current scientific evidence, AVSAB recommends that only reward-based training methods are used for all dog training, including the treatment of behavior problems. Aversive training methods have a damaging effect on both animal welfare and the human-animal bond.”
– American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior Humane Dog Training position statement. See the full statement here.
ADVICE & REFERRALS
We know you have questions and concerns about your pup.
Our Training Coordinator is available to help you select the best training class, give advice about behavior issues, and refer you to valuable resources.
Our website and newsletter are full of helpful information, too.
We are here for you!
We believe that fewer dogs will be given up to shelters if we can help people understand what their dogs need and how their dogs learn.
So, we have webinars that are free – guidance for new adopters and presentations on all sorts of behavior, training, and health issues.
Some of our previous webinars and workshops are online for you to view any time.
Our newsletters include dog behavior articles, upcoming free webinars, new classes, training tips, and more!
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WHO WE ARE
Your Dog’s Friend is an award-winning non-profit whose goal is to keep dogs from being turned into shelters by educating and supporting their humans. We offer:
- positive, force-free training classes
- free behavior and training workshops
- behavior advice and referrals
We are here to give guidance and support.