Dog Training

dog working with a trainer

Award-Winning

Dog Training in Rockville, MD

The DogiZone® Training Center located in Rockville, MD is owned by nationally recognized and certified dog trainer Andrew Fraser. Andrew has chosen the best dog trainers to make up the DogiZone® team.

Our trainers have won competitions and earned us a reputation as one of the top dog training companies in the Washington DC Metro area. This depth of knowledge and expertise provides a wide range of training solutions for every family - and your success is guaranteed.

SPECIAL OFFER

New Clients: Get a FREE Training Evaluation! (Valued at $79.95)

First time clients only. Cannot be combined with other offers. Subject to availability.

Dog Training Options

Every dog is unique, and so is every training situation. No matter your training goals, schedule, and training experience, DogiZone® has a solution for you.

Overnight Training Camp

Our Overnight Training Camp is our most popular program. At camp, your dog receives multiple daily training sessions while enjoying a stay at our resort.

Day Training
Classes

Our Day Training delivers command reinforcement training while you're at work or out running errands. Think of it as day school for dogs!

Group Dog
Training

Group Dog Training Classes at DogiZone® is a fun and sociable way to learn basic obedience with other dogs and their people.

Private Dog
Training

Our Private Dog Training Center is one-of-a kind, 12,000 square foot indoor training space, plus our outdoor training area and agility course.

Specialty Dog
Training

Occasionally we offer Specialized Dog Training Seminars designed to focus on relevant and valuable subject matter. These can range from specialty obedience and behavior related topics to sport and competition level training.

We had a great experience with DogiZone! Just one pre-Covid training session with George really laid the groundwork for us to turn our very energetic bird dog into a gentleman, cannot recommend him enough! They were very understanding and professional about lost training time during quarantine.

- Lyndsay H.

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Dog Training

Philosophy & Methods

At DogiZone®, we use dog-friendly and owner-approved techniques, which is why we can guarantee your satisfaction. All training is individualized based on breed, age and temperament, past and present behavior, and most importantly - your goals. Our veterinarian-recommended dog training system is designed to do three things:

  • Teach dogs to respond to your verbal commands under distraction
  • Teach you how to maintain a dog's positive behaviors and training, and even improve over time
  • Ensure the training actually "sticks" through ongoing support and coaching

We are accomplished trainers constantly furthering our education by attending conferences, seminars, and various dog training courses.

We’ve successfully worked with countless dogs of all breeds, ages, and backgrounds. We can help your dog learn or remember:

  • Important obedience commands like sit, down, stay, and come
  • Polite greetings without jumping on people
  • Loose-leash walking
  • Waiting at doorways
  • Social skills with dogs and people
  • Home manners
  • And much more

DogiExperts

Training Videos

Our team regularly produces entertaining and informative dog training videos for pet parents to enjoy for free. Visit us on Youtube or Facebook to explore a variety of topics aimed at making pet parenthood easier.

MEET OUR TRAINERS

Dogizone Trainers
Dogizone Trainer George

George

George has been a professional dog trainer for over four decades. During that time, he has personally supervised the training of nearly 15 thousand dogs and their owners. George has more than a dozen certifications and has directed the training of several nationally recognized competition dogs. He was inducted into the International Association of Canine Professionals member Hall of Fame in 2012. He's been with DogiZone® since its founding.

Dogizone Trainer Jessica

Jessica

Jessica has been with DogiZone® from the beginning and is currently the leader of the Training Department. She's an accomplished trainer and has learned from some of the best in the industry. She's attended numerous seminars and workshops with the likes of the world recognized Monks of New Skete and others. Jessica is a Professional Member and Certified Dog Trainer with the International Association of Canine Professionals and an evaluator with the American Kennel Club. When not training at DogiZone®, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, son and their three dogs at their home in Damascus.

Dogizone Trainer Milton

Milton

Milton has been a professional dog trainer for 2 years. Prior to becoming a dog trainer, Milton spent over 3 years learning about dog behavior and body language. Milton currently owns one dog, Gorgar, a Pomeranian Mix. His favorite breed is the Labrador Retriever. He became passionate about working with dogs and their parents after seeing how much of an impact we as humans have on our canine companions, and how they have an impact on us.

Dogizone Trainer Candice

Candice

Dogs have always been a part of Candice's life. She grew up with a white German Shepherd constantly by her side. When looking for a dog of her own after college, she fell in love with Corgis and currently has two of them. While working a corporate job full time, Candice also used her artistic skills to create pottery for pet lovers. She recently left corporate life to join the training turf and continue her life with dogs. She has a Certificate in Professional Dog Training from Montgomery University and wants to help all dogs and owners forge a bond for a lifetime.

Dogizone Trainer Shannon

Shannon

Shannon is a dog lover through and through and enjoys interacting with her furry friends at work and at home every day. She started at DogiZone® as a Pet Care Technician in 2018 but quickly became a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT) and worked her way up in the Training department. She loves to help dogs reach their fullest potential in fitness and Obedience. She has two dogs of her own: a 15-year-old Min Pin and a 7-month-old Boxer mix puppy.

Dogizone Trainer Kayla

Kayla

This is Kayla! She decided that training was for her while working at DogiZone® as a Pet Care Technician and Playcademy® Coach. Spending time with all the dogs, especially working with the Playcademy® pups, is what really made her fall in love with them and training! If she absolutely had to choose, her favorite dog breed would be a Siberian Husky because she grew up with one.

Dogizone Transportation Van

Safe & Convenient Transportation Services

We take on the job of running back and forth so you don't have to. Whether you need round trip or one-way transportation, we're here to help! We primarily service Montgomery County, but we also can serve surrounding areas (Frederick and Howard County, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia) by special request only. In these areas, transport must be arranged 24 hours prior.

Dog Training FAQ

To keep our guests healthy and protected, we require proof of vaccination for rabies, distemper combo, and Bordetella. We also highly recommend the canine influenza vaccinations.