& Veterinary Behaviorists
Your Dog’s Friend (YDF) offers a variety of online, in-person, and outdoor classes in the Rockville, MD area. Click here for our class schedule. We also recommend the following trainers and veterinary behaviorists (in the last section). All are positive and force-free. Trainers’ locations are listed, but many serve multiple areas in the region. Check descriptions for those details.
Maryland – Montgomery County
Laughing Dog Academy
Sarah Stoycos, KPA-CTP
Private training, behavior consultations, and day training, while you’re at work. Teaches at Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville. Serves Rockville & other parts of Montgomery County, northwest DC & parts of Northern VA.
Small & Tall Dog Training
Lisa Arant, CPDT-KA
Private in-home training for dogs of all ages and behavior consultations in Rockville and other parts of Montgomery County. Special interest in fearful dogs and therapy dog training. Classes at Canine Prep School in Damascus.
Melissa Dilla, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
Private training, behavior consultations, day training, and service dog task training. Fear-Free Certified and Certified Service Dog Coach. Can help with many dog sports and therapy dog prep. Teaches at Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville. Privates in Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg and surrounding areas.
Rewards Dog Training
Joyce Loebig, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, SAPro
Takoma Park, MD
Private training, behavior consultations, and day training in Takoma Park & other parts of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and Washington, DC. Teaches at Your Dog’s Friend.
Heart’s Content Dog Training
Private training, behavior consultations, and day training. Teaches at Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville. Serves Montgomery County & some areas of NW DC.
Robin Shepherd, CPDT-KA
Private in-home & virtual training, behavior consultations, and board & train. Teaches at Your Dog’s Friend in Rockville. Serves Rockville, Derwood, Gaithersburg & other parts of Montgomery County.
Rollins Family Dog Training
Rachel Rollins, KPA-CTP
In-home private training for individuals and families in Bethesda, Rockville & Chevy Chase and parts of northwest DC.
Jackie Moyano, CPDT-KA, PMCT, SAPro
Silver Spring, MD
In-home and day training in Silver Spring & other parts of MD, Northern VA, and DC. Certified separation anxiety trainer (SaPro). Group classes at Your Dog’s Friend and Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, DC.
Debbie Nathanson, CPDT-KA
In-home private training for puppies and dogs of all ages (and their people) in Rockville, Potomac, North Bethesda and surrounding areas.
Paw Prints University
Lindsey Paige, CPDT-KA
Silver Spring, MD
In-home and walk & train day training programs in Montgomery County and DC. On-demand videos and digital courses available. Specializes in loose-leash walking, nutrition’s effect on behavior, and families with young children. Fear-free certified, dog and cat nutrition consultant, Family Paws Parent Educator.
Come When Called Dog Training
Alfhild Winder, CPDT-KA
301-928-6606 or 301-229-2302
Private training for behavior issues in Bethesda & within 25 miles of Bethesda. Puppy and basic classes in Olney.
4 On the Floor Dog Training
Kelly Citrin, CPDT-KA
301-529-6206 or 301-664-4434
Private at-home training, behavior consultations, and day training in Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Kensington & throughout Montgomery County. Group classes for puppies through adults in Kensington, Potomac, Rockville & Gaithersburg – CGC and Therapy Dog Prep, Agility, Growly 2.0, Cultured & Confident. Teaches Montgomery County classes for National Capital Therapy Dogs.
High Five Dog Training
Gabriela Hubbard, CBCC-KA CPDT-KA
Silver Spring, MD
In-home training from puppy to adult in Silver Spring & other parts of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties and DC. Special interest in reactive “aggressive” dogs. Education for expectant parents and family focused training. Licensed Family Paws Educator & SAPro (Separation Anxiety) Trainer.
Dances with Dogs
Brittany Fulton, CTC
Silver Spring, MD
Private in-home training, behavior consultations, and in-home day training in Silver Spring & other parts of Montgomery County and northwest DC. Specialty in reactivity and aggression. Teaches Basic Manners and Reactive Dog at Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, DC.
Jessica Remi Lamb, CPDT-KA
Training and behavior consultations in Gaithersburg and other parts of MD and DC. Sleep Away and Day Camp for puppies 8 weeks – 18 months old.
Pawz for Health
Janet Oquendo, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Silver Spring, MD
In-home dog and puppy training and behavior modification. Serves Silver Spring, Rockville, Kensington, Chevy Chase, and surrounding areas. One or two week puppy camps for 10 week to 5 month old puppies.
Foley’s Dog Training
E. Foley, CPDT-KA
407-760-0645 (text preferred)
Private beginner-friendly Agility training, even for reactive or fearful dogs, at E’s home in Burtonsville and Agility classes with Your Dog’s Friend.
Pam Wanveer, Certified Advanced Tellington TTouch® Practitioner
Silver Spring, MD
TTouch involves body work, wraps, and movement exercises. These methods can help dogs calm down, feel less anxious, or have greater mobility. Private sessions at Pam’s home in Silver Spring. Group classes at YDF in Rockville to learn and practice methods with your dog.
Maryland – Upper Montgomery & Frederick Counties
Beth Joy, CPDT-KA. PMCT
Mt Airy, MD
Private training and behavior modification in Frederick, Carroll, Howard, and Montgomery counties. Board and Train for puppies 6 months and under and pet sitting in your home also available.
Canine Prep School
Beth Joy, CPDT-KA. PMCT
Lisa Arant, CPDT-KA
Classes for puppies and for dogs over 5 months, reactive dogs, and tricks. More classes soon.
Chris Bevillard, CPDT-KA, ACDBC
Mt Airy, MD
Private, in-home training and behavior modification, including Canine Good Citizen Prep and testing, trick training, and manners. Serving 15 miles around Mt. Airy.
Smart Dog University
Laurie Luck, KPA CTP
Mt Airy, MD
In-home training, with puppy parent there, or day training, with puppy parent absent, for puppies under 5 1/2 months. Serving upper Montgomery county from Ellicott City to Frederick, Ijamsville, Mt. Airy, Woodbine, New Market, and surrounding areas.
Dog Eared Training & Behavior
Bethany Poese, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP
New Market, MD
Private training, day training, and group classes in Mt. Airy for puppies, adolescents, adults, and reactive dogs. Offers help finding the right dog for your family and lifestyle. Serves the New Market, Frederick, Mt. Airy, Sykesville, Damascus areas.
Kim Yocklin, CPDT-KA
Classes, private training, and behavioral consultations at facility in Frederick. Puppy kindergarten; good manners; tricks and games.
FitHound Puppy & Dog Training
Cari Messick Reed, CPDT-KA
Private lessons & consultations in Frederick, as well as north to Thurmont and east to New Market. Group classes in Buckeystown: Puppy K, basic through advanced manners, Canine Good Citizen, Out & About, and Nose Work.
Canine Lifestyle Academy
Union Bridge, MD
Virtual training, group classes, private one-on-one training in Frederick and Carroll counties. Manners training, puppy socialization, reactivity and aggression. Puppy Day Camp for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age. Pick up and drop off available within the local area (Mt. Airy, New Market, eastern parts of Frederick, Libertytown, etc.) Union Bridge is a few minutes north of Libertytown in Frederick County.
Pat Miller, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Fairplay, MD (near Hagerstown)
Puppy and adult training classes; short, specialty classes (polite greeting, recall, leash walking, targeting, and shaping); three-day Reactive Rover training camp. Private lessons for advanced training work or for behavior modification dealing with problem behaviors, including aggression. Apprentice and internship programs.
Happy Hound Dog Training
Jill Freifeld, CPDT-KA
Teaches classes at Peaceable Paws in Fairplay, MD. Private in-home training up to one hour from Hedgesville, West Virginia – generally Winchester, VA; Berkeley Springs, WVA; Martinsburg, WVA; Hagerstown, MD and areas near these towns.
Maryland – Prince Georges, Baltimore, Annapolis & Eastern Shore
Jody Broughton, CPDT-KA
In-home training, behavior consultations, and classes. Puppy consultations to help you prepare for your new puppy or handle your current puppy’s behaviors. Classes include Puppy Socialization, Basic, and Sniffer classes in Laurel. Private lessons in Prince Georges, Montgomery, Howard, and Anne Arundel counties.
Play & Train Dog Behavior
Jen Boyd-Morin, CPDT-KA, PMCT1
Puppy classes, play groups, and boarding with an emphasis on socialization, fear free protocols for handling and veterinary care, and enrichment. Also, group classes for adult dogs and consultations for behavioral issues, including aggression, in Laurel, Columbia, Beltsville, Calverton, Silver Spring, and Ellicott City.
Tanja Owe, MS, Companion Animal Behavior Analysis & Counseling
Group classes – puppy, basic, reactive, recall, and loose-leash walking – in Greenbelt. Behavior consultations in Prince Georges County, including Bowie, College Park, Greenbelt, and Laurel.
Coventry School for Dogs & Their People
Elisabeth Catalano, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Vincent Catalano, CNWI, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Group classes for puppies, manners, dog-reactive dogs, and sports (Agility, Rally, Nose Work, Freestyle, and others). Private on-site and in-home training and behavior consultations. Educational seminars. Doggie day camp & boarding.
My Fantastic Friend
Jessica Ring, CPDT-KA, CTC, PCBC-A, PMCT, SA Pro Trainer
Ellicott City, MD
Semi-private group classes and private in-home classes for puppies, basics and tricks. Behavior consultations for problems including separation anxiety. Day training in Howard County and surrounding areas. Online training options available for classes and consultations.
WiggleButts Dog Training
Tammy Tucker, CPDT-KA, CNWI, CTDI
Group classes offered in Howard and Carroll counties, MD: Puppy Kindergarten, Manners, Nose Work, Therapy Dog Readiness, CGC Prep, and Tricks. Private lessons available at training locations in West Friendship and Eldersburg.
Canine Humane Network
Classes, private training, and behavior consults in Howard County. Group classes include puppy and basic, CGC Prep, and classes for reactive and easily distracted dogs.
Debbie Winkler, CPDT-KA, CABC
Owings Mills, MD
Classes at the training facility in Owings Mills: Puppy Kindergarten; basic to advanced obedience; CGC; Agility. Training for assistance and therapy dogs. Private training at Owings Mills location or in home (Baltimore and Carroll counties). Apprenticeships and internships available.
Olive Branch Dog Training
Olivia Bainter, CPDT-KA
Owings Mills, MD
Private training for puppies, adolescent, and adult dogs in the Baltimore metro area. Specializing in manners, socialization, enrichment, behavior modification, and fear.
You Silly Dog
Alisa Peters, CPDT-KA
Group classes, including Puppy Basics, Basic Skills, Polite Greetings, and Tricks and Games. In-home lessons in Baltimore.
Oscar Winning Behavior
Amie Glasgow, ACDBC, CSAT, FSG-I
Specializes in separation anxiety, multi-pet issues, aggressive dogs, and cat training. On location in Randallstown; in your home in western Baltimore County, Baltimore city, and parts of Carroll or Howard counties; as well as online for most issues. Email for information on a free separation anxiety consult.
Dog Crazy Lady
Tanzi Leary, CDBC, CPDT-KA, PMCT1, SAPT, FFCP
Private training for puppies and dogs in the Baltimore metro area, including socialization, manners, fear, anxiety, and aggression.
WeiserWays Dog Training
Arrow Weiser, Master’s degree in Animal Behavior
At-home and virtual training to address reactivity. Also, puppy training and socialization, manners, confidence building, and human education. At-home training gradually expands to other environments. For current clients, overnight stays at your home with activities, dependent on energy level.
Maryland SPCA Behavior & Training
410-235-8826, ext 151
Little Star Puppy & Puppy Socials; All Star Canine; Reactive Rover; CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Prep. One-on-one coaching. Telephone and email advice.
Adventure Dogs Academy
Laurie Corak (she/her), CPDT-KA, FFCP, FPPE
Private in-person lessons and virtual training, day training, and help with dog/baby prep and interactions. Licensed Family Paws Parent Educator.
Plum Point Pooch
Maria Montgomery, CPDT-KSA
Private training and behavior consultations. Skilled and experienced with puppies, basic family dog skills, and dogs with “big feelings” (aka reactivity). AKC CGC/Tricks Evaluator. Serves Harford, Baltimore and Cecil counties. Group classes at Polite Pooches in Forest Hill, MD.
Pawsitive Behavior Solutions
Rachel Ash, CTC, CPDT-KA, SAPro
Perry Hall, MD
Specializes in the prevention and treatment of fear and aggression, including dog to dog, stranger danger, and separation anxiety. Puppy options are focused on the prevention of fear-based behavior. Currently teaches reactive rover, separation anxiety information sessions, and puppy classes at the Maryland SPCA. Serves Perry Hall and surrounding Baltimore area.
The Canine Clique
Debbie Shepardson, ABCDT
Private training and behavior consultations in the Greater Baltimore area (Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford, Howard, and Carroll counties). Packages available for basic obedience and common behavior problems.
Dog Only Knows Behavior & Training
Alexis Bond, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Private lessons in Crownsville, MD facility including puppy foundation and basic skills; behavior modification, including anxiety, fear, reactivity, and resource guarding. In home training available in Anne Arundel County. Group classes available at Beechnut Kennels in Edgewater.
Humane Canine Training
Phyllis Saroff, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Private lessons and behavior modification in the Annapolis area. Group classes at Happy Tails in Crownsville.
Calvert Dog Academy
Elizabeth Ashley, SDC, CTC, FFCP
Prince Frederick, MD
In-home private dog training lessons. Serves Calvert County on weekdays and Washington, DC on Sundays. Fear-free certified. Service Dog Coach.
Affordable dog training and pet behavior in Calvert, Charles, and Saint Mary’s Counties. Our nonprofit provides pay-what-you-can dog training classes, an online learning library, and support for therapy dog teams and facilities seeking therapy dogs. Volunteer today!
Kathy Forthman, CPDT-KA
Forest Hill, MD
Classes include Puppy Right Start, Basic and Intermediate Obedience/CGC Prep. Private, in-home training and behavior modification within 25 miles of Forest Hill (located in Harford County).
Lisa Tudor, CPDT-KA
Lewes, DE (Eastern Shore)
Private in-home and virtual training for people and their dogs, including animal-assisted learning. Lisa has an Animal and Human Health certificate from University of Denver’s Social Work School, Institute for Human and Animal Connection, as well as trainer certification. Serves Lewes, Delaware and surrounding areas.
Dog Latin Dog Training
Beth Mullen, CBCC, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
Tara Murtagh, CBCC, CPDT-KA
Christina Folkers, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
Kayla Prince, CPDT-KA
Beatrix Beri, CPDT-KA
Private, in-home and online training and behavior modification in Washington, DC and throughout the DMV. Small group classes for puppies and adult dogs at Kenwood Hospital in Bethesda, MD.
School of Dogs
Hedda Garland, CPDT-KA, PMCT, KPA-CTP
Private training for manners, behavior issues, therapy and assistance dogs. Works in DC, Takoma Park, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Kensington, Rockville, Potomac, and Silver Spring. Offers Dogs & Storks program for expecting and adopting parents. Taught children’s classes and camp at YDF. Licensed Family Paws Educator.
LianaFit Canine Conditioning
Liana Burgoyne, CPDT-KA
Northwest & Northeast DC
Private lessons (in-person and virtually) plus group classes for manners, behavior modification, and canine fitness in the DC area. Also teaches classes for puppies and adult dogs at Colby’s Dogcare in northeast DC. Also certified as Canine Fitness Coach and Canine Fitness Trainer.
Harlow School for Dogs
Kimmie Harlow, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA
In-home training & behavior counseling, puppy training, & training walk packages. Virtual consultations available. Serves all of DC and Montgomery County.
Savvy City Dog
Michelle Yue, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA
Online dog training community (where clients can get support and connect); on-demand courses (watch what you’re interested in); live zoom classes; one-on-one virtual behavior help. Private lessons in DC and close-in Maryland.
Gwen Podulka, CPDT-KA
Jordana Todd, CPDT-KA
Christie Catan, CPDT-KA
Liz Fisher, CPDT-KA
Angel Lawson, CPDT-KA
Training and behavior consultations in Washington DC, Alexandria and Arlington. Puppy manners, adolescent tuneups, worried anxious dog behavior modification, tricks, nosework and more. Follow us for dog training tips on Instagram @DogTrained.
Well Done Charlie
Toni Clarke, CTC, VSA-CDT, CSAT
Private, in-home dog training and behavior modification. Serving Capitol Hill and the Washington, DC metro area. All issues, but with a special focus on helping anxious dogs deal with the noise and bustle of the city.
Patrick’s Pet Care
Northeast & Northwest DC
Patrick Flynn (Owner), CPDT-KA, CPACO, FFCP
Joseph Ryan, PMCT, CPDT-KA, VSA-CDT, FFCP
Nikita Poe, KPA-CTP, FFCP, CGC Evaluator
Ian Kilgore, CPDT-KA, FFCP, CGC Evaluator
Melissa Weaver, CPDT-KA, FFCP
Dakota Baeta, VSA-CDT
In-home or virtual private training with a certified and fear-free trainer. Enrichment Dog Walking, including training walks; Drop and Train; Dog Montessori school; group classes, and fear-free grooming.
Colby’s Dogcare & Spa
Liana Burgoyne, CPDT-KA
Rolling enrollment puppy foundations classes – training plus need-to-know information like housetraining, puppy biting, and fun games. Also low-impact puppy fitness classes and drop-in play. Basic Manners and Intermediate classes for dogs six months and older. Fitness classes for adult dogs 18 months and older.
Phi Beta K-9 School for Dogs
Penelope Brown, CPDT-KA
Private training in DC, parts of MD (Silver Spring, Takoma Park , some of Bethesda), and parts of VA. Pet dog training; behavior modification; reactive dogs, some aggression.
Andrea Merryman, CTC, VSA-CDT
Private training for manners, common behavior issues, fear, reactivity, dog/dog issues. Serves DC metro area, including parts of Maryland and Northern VA.
Humane Rescue Alliance
(formerly Washington Animal Rescue League & Washington Humane Society)
Oglethorpe St, NW & New York Ave, NE
Manners, based on the CLASS program (www.mydoghasclass.com) and reactive dog classes.
Jennifer Thomas, KPA-CTP
Private training and behavior modification in DC through WOOFS! Dog Training. Contact through WOOFS! in the Northern VA section below, or directly through the contact information listed above.
Marnie Montgomery, PMCT4, CPDT-KA, Certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner
Private training, behavior consultations, Tellington TTouch® in Fairfax and Loudoun, VA and Montgomery County, MD. Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Manners, reactive dog class, and other special interest group classes offered at Seneca Hill Animal Hospital in Great Falls, VA, Catoctin Pet Eats and Treats in Leesburg, VA, and seasonally at other locations in Loudoun County and surrounding areas. Co-teaches the online and on-site Reactive Dog classes and Connection, Cooperation, and Control classes for YDF.
JW Dog Training & Behavior Consulting
Juliana DeWillems KPA CTP, CBCC-KA, CDBC
Kayleigh Sullivan KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Kat Heckert PCBC-A, KPA CTP, Fear Free Certified
Cynthia Robertson KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Yasmin Baylor KPA CTP, CSAT
Private training for everything from new puppies or adopted dogs, to fear, separation anxiety, reactivity, and aggression cases. Offering virtual coaching and in-person lessons. In-person service area is NW DC and Arlington, VA.
Laura Sharkey, KPA-CTP
Arlington, Ballston & Shirlington
Puppy, obedience, Nose Work, Rally, and agility classes. Private lessons, aggression consultations, board & train, day care & day school.
All About Dogs
Annandale, Woodbridge, & Springfield
Family-dog training classes plus Rowdy Rover, shy dog, exercise, and puppy socialization classes. Dogs advance through classes by levels. Private training and behavioral counseling available in surrounding areas.
Fur-Get Me Not
Levels system used for puppy and obedience training, so dogs can progress at their own rate; class attendance is flexible. Specialty classes: dog-reactive, people-reactive, confidence building, and impulse control. One-session training workshops; Nose Work (beginning – advanced); free puppy socials. Private training sessions and day training while the dog is in day care.
Positive Dog Solutions
Vivian Leven, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KSA
Jackie Maffucci, CPDT-KSA
Dog behavior consulting, including serious cases; court evaluations and expert witness services; mediation over animal related disputes. Serving the DC metro area and beyond.
Wholistic Hound Academy
Sandy Modell, CPDT-KA
Group classes, including puppy & basic manners, dog sports, advanced training, and more. Private lessons in Northern VA, either in-home or at their training center.
Lead With Fun
Jennifer Pennington, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Group classes, puppy day camp, agility, private in-home dog training and behavior consultations.
C & C Pals
Carole Peeler, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Basic, advanced obedience & Nose Work classes. Field trips for practice in real-life settings. Private in-home behavioral consultation & training in the DC area.
Companion Animal Behavior
Yody Blass, MA, certified by the National Association of Animal Behaviorists
In-home consultations for pet behavior problems in Northern VA and surrounding metro DC area. Help with issues like aggression, anxiety, fears and phobias, housetraining, and introducing new pets and children to existing pets.
Head of the Class
Lisa Marino, PMCT, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP,
also a certified separation anxiety trainer
Private “home school” lessons and behavior modification packages in Winchester, Stephenson, Stephens City and surrounding areas. Group classes at several locations in Winchester. Basic, puppy classes, CGC and Pet Partners training and testing, Tricks, Treibball, Rally, as well as online separation anxiety behavioral modification training.
Red Dog Run Training & Behavior
Jennifer M. Lowe Davis, CPDT-KA
Private training and behavior modification in all of northern VA. Puppy and adult manners classes at Veterinary Holistic Center in Springfield, VA.
Walking With a Friend
Roni Campbell, KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA
Service dog coaching and continuing education to keep skills sharp. Private in-home manners programs for pet dogs and puppies. Serving Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Warrenton, Centreville, Chantilly, Ashburn, and surrounding Northern VA areas. Help with puppy selection. Classes for puppy socialization, CGC skills test preparation.
Private in-home lessons in Gainesville, VA and surrounding communities. Packages for puppies and basic manners and custom packages and plans to help owners solve more complex behavior issues.
Bridget Taber, CDPT-KA
In-home private training in Northern Virginia, parts of Maryland and West Virginia. Also teaches open enrollment Puppy Kindergarten, Elementary and Intermediate Manners, Out On The Town, AKC Tricks, and Canine Good Citizen classes at her training center in Hillsboro, VA.
The Successful Mix
Karen Mast, CDPT-KSA
Keezletown, VA (near Harrisonburg)
Private and semi-private training and behavior counseling at her facility in Keezletown. Tricks, manners, and puppy training. Consults for serious behavior concerns related to aggression, fear, and anxiety.
Home Alone Canine
Alexandra Dilley, MA in Animal Behavior, CPDT-KA
Mentorship with & trainer for Separation Anxiety & Beyond
lives in Sykesville, MD, but works remotely
Online private training for separation-related problems. All training done via Zoom, text message, and Google Workplace. Teaches separation anxiety classes with Your Dog’s Friend and works with a local shelter on foster dog separation anxiety cases.
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Veterinarians Specializing in Behavior
A number of trainers, not on our recommended list, will use the title “behaviorist” without appropriate credentials or experience. The behaviorists listed below are either veterinarians who specialize in behavior issues and can prescribe medication or an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (ACAAB).
However, our recommended trainers can all give you advice and guidance on behavior issues. You may want to meet with a trainer first to decide if you need to see a behaviorist. Also check our handouts under “behavior issues” and previous webinars on our YouTube channel for an overview of many of the problems you may be facing.
*Dr. Reich, Dr. Sinn, Dr. Pike, and Dr. Ropski are all Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, the certifying board for veterinarians who are specialty trained to advance the behavioral health of animals through clinical practice, research, and science-based behavior education. To find veterinary behaviorists in other parts of the country, go to https://www.dacvb.org/.
Maryland-Virginia Veterinary Behavior Consulting
Dr. Marsha Reich, DVM, DACVB
Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. In-home consults.
Dr. Leslie Sinn, DVM, DACVB, CPDT-KA
Stacie Nyhuis, LVT, PMCT-1, CPDT-KA
Ashburn, VA, or in-home for VA residents.
Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, as well as a certified trainer.
Animal Behavior Wellness Center
Amy L. Pike, DVM, DACVB, IAABC-CABC – Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist
Esther Eng, DVM – Clinical Behavior Resident
Cara Scarano, LVT
Lisa Decker, LVT
Michelle Frolov, LVT
Kayla Frazier, CPDT-KA
Christine Michaud, CTC, CPDT-KA, PMCT
Courtney Moyer, CPDT-KA, LICSW
Luke Hollenbeck, KPA-CTP
1-888-438-0788, ext. 1
Owned and operated by Dr. Amy L. Pike, Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Behavior assessments, as well as behavior and training plans. On-site personalized training, reactive dog classes, puppy socialization classes, and cooperative handling classes with certified trainers. In-home training available in parts of Northern VA and NW DC. Body Language and Dogs & Storks workshops offered remotely.
Friendship Behavior Specialists at Friendship Hospital for Animals
Dr. Meaghan Ropski, DVM, DACVB
202-567-2092 (Email is faster for making appointments.)
Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. In-office appointments at Friendship Animal Hospital in northwest DC, Monday – Thursday; email to schedule.
Veterinary Behavior Resident
Atlantic Veterinary Behavior
Dr. Meghan Connolly, DVM
In-home and phone consultations with a veterinarian specializing in behavior. Works in Montgomery County, MD and surrounding areas. Residency with Dr. Leslie Sinn.