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Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education (DAR&E)
Trainer Resource Page

• DAR&E’s official position is against the use of shock collars.
• DAR&E recommends positive reinforcement training methods.
• DAR&E does NOT recommend trainers who use shock collars aka e collars in their training classes or for behavior modification.
• Board and Train and/or Private classes do not meet DAR&E’s group training requirement.

Information on why DAR&E is against shock collars:
http://www.happytaildogtraining.com/resources.html (section on shock collar info)
https://m.iaabc.org/joint-standards-of-practice/ — IAABC, APDT and CCPDT
https://www.petprofessionalguild.com/shockcollars

According to its website, AVSAB is issuing a new position statement on use of punishment but here is the vet behaviorists’ paper on picking a trainer:
https://avsab.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/How-to-Choose-a-Trainer-Position-Statement.pdf

Dog Trainers and Behaviorist Directory
We appreciate feedback, positive or negative, regarding trainers on this list. Email darefeedback@yahoo.com

Trainer Phone State City Email Website Comments
4 Paws Spa and Training Center 410-420-2311 MD Forrestville email thru website 4pawsspaonline.com Training Club-Group Classes-Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tricks, etc
A Click Above 703-574-3398 VA Leesburg registrar@aclickabovellc.com www.aclickabovellc.com Group and Private training. Obedience, Agility,  Scentwork classes
All About Dogs 703-497-7878 VA Woodbridge www.allaboutdogsinc.com
Best Buddy Dog Trainers 443-646-6143 MD Southern MD email thru website www.bestbuddydogtrainer.com Group and Private training
BFF Pet Services 301-861-6714 MD Brandywine chris@mybffpetservices.com www.mybffpetservices.com Group and Private training. Obedience, Nose work, Tracking, Rally, etc
Brian Markowich-Dogboy Training 301-475-5778 MD Leonardtown Area training@dogboyobedience.com www.dogboytraining.com  Group and Private training
Canine Obedience Training 757-427-2292 VA Virginia Beach trainmydogandmore@gmail.com www.dog.school.biz Group and Private training. Obedience and Rally
Canine Training Association 410-575-3040 MD Beltsville /  Davidsonville email thru website www.ctadogs.org Training Club-Group Classes-Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tricks, etc
Capital Dog Training 301-587-5959 MD Silver Spring cdtcclasses@gmail.com www.cdtc.org Training Club-Group Classes-Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tricks, Flyball, etc
Debbie Winkler -Humane Domain 410-549-1135 MD Marriotsville deb@humanedomain.net www.humanedomain.net Certified Animal Behaviorist
Dog Day Afternoon 703-779-1333 VA Leesburg thedogdayafternoon@att.net www.thedogdayafternoon.com Group Classes
Dog Owners Training Club 410-615-9704 MD Woodbine rlgraham56@aol.com www.dotc.org Training Club-Group Classes-Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tricks, etc
Dr. Amy Pike – Animal Behavior Wellness Center 703-783-8807 VA Fairfax info@abwellnesscenter.com www.abwellnesscenter.com Veterinary Behavior Consultant
Dr. Caryn Self-Sullivan PhD 540-287-8207 VA Fredericksburg area email thru website www.askdrcaryn.com Certified Animal Behaviorist
Dude Ranch Pet resort 804-798-7900 VA Glen Allen email thru website www.duderanchresort.com Group and Private training. Obedience, Rally, Tricks
Edna Murley-Tusing MD Baltimore email thru website www.ednadogtraining.org Group Training. Beginner, Obedience. Well known and respected Trainer
Ethan Hall – Capital Canine Services 301-260-BARK (2275) MD Mt Airy / DC Area dogs@capitolk9.com www.capitolk9.com Extensive doberman experience.- Group and Private classes
Fur Get Me Not 703-933-1935 VA Arlington rsvp@furgetmenot.com www.furgetmenot.com Group and Private training. Obedience and Nose work
Fuzzy Logic Dog Training 540-603-2873 or text 804-218-7622 VA Louisa County/Central VA area info@fuzzylogicdogtraining.com www.fuzzylogicdogtrainng.com Group and Private training
Ilene Nathan – Pawsitive Changes Dog Training MD Baltimore / Washington area email thru website www.pawsitive-changes.com Extensive Doberman Experience – Certified Dog Behavior Consultant
Jean Nohle – Perfect Paws Pet Training 757-594-0577 VA Newport News jnohle@aol.com www.perfectpawspetraining.org Group and Private training
Just Say k-9 sports, inc. 757-334-3270 VA Yorktown wendy@justsayk9sports.com www.justsayk9sports.com Group and Private training. Obedience, Rally, Tricks, Carting, etc.
Laura Costas -One on One Dog Training 301-650-2326 MD MD / DC metro area laura@1on1dogtraining.com www.1on1dogtraining.com Private Training Only
Laurie Williams – Pup N’ Iron 540-659-7614 VA Fredericksburg info@pupniron.com www.pupniron.com Group and Private training
Louisa County Basic Dog Obedience VA Louisa County / Central VA area email thru website www.louisacounty.com/2186/Basic-Dog-Obedience Group Classes Basic Obedience
Mahogany Ridge 540-547-2958 VA Culpeper theresa@mahoganyridgeva.net www.mahoganyridge.net Group and Private training. Obedience, Rally, Nose Work, Dog Camps
Mark McCabe 443-398-0348 MD DC / Balto. / N. VA tbte.info@gmail.com www.markmccabe.com Private Training Only
Melanie Parrish – All Dog Adventures 804-355-7737 VA Richmond area info@alldogadventures.com www.allaboutdogsinc.com Extensive doberman experience. Group Classes-Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tricks, etc
Merrimac Dog Training Club 757-723-8141 VA Hampton email thru website www.merrimacdogtraining.org Training Club. Group Classes, Adventure sports
Mountain View Dog Training 540-937-5805 VA Amissville / Warrenton mvdogs@gmail.com www.mountainviewdogtraining.com Obedience and Agility classes
My K9 Buddy 717-476-2449 MD Westminster marta@myk9buddy.net www.myk9buddy.net Group and Private training
Nancy Williams-Dogs with Issues 410-374-1556 MD Manchester email thru website www.dogswithissues.com Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Oriole Dog Club 410-565-6651 MD Halethorpe email thru website www.orioledogclub.org Training Club – Group Classes
Pat Miller – Peaceable Paws 301-582-9420 MD Fairplay info@peaceablepaws.com www.peaceablepaws.com Group and Private training
Professional K9 Services Training Center 703-209-0527 VA Culpeper prok9services@aol.com www.prok9services.com Group and Private training
Richmond Dog obedience Club 804-278-9032 VA Richmond rdoc0515@gmail.com www.rdoc.org Training Club. Group Classes – Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tricks, etc
Scott Burgess – Dogs on the Mark 443-844-8428 MD MD, VA, PA & DE dogsonthemark@comcast.net www.dogsonthemark.com Private Training Only
Spot on Dog Training 202-629-2967 DC Washington DC area email thru website www.spotondogtrsiningdc.com Group and Private training
Steady Dog Training 571-758-3436 VA Fairfax / Prince William County area autumn@steadydogtraining.com www.steadydogtraining.com Group and Private training
The Animals House 703-433-1300 VA Sterling mail@theanimalshouse.com www.theanimalshouse.com Group Classes. Obedience, Agility, Rally, Tricks
The Coventry School 410-381-1800 MD Columbia coventryschooldogs@wixsite.com www.thecoventryschool.com Group and Private training. Obedience, Rally, Nose Work, Tricks, etc
The Enlightened Dog 703-293-9388 VA Chantilly info@theenlighteneddog.com www.theenlighteneddog.com Group and Private training
Think Like a Dog 410-446-0865 MD Lexington Park donna@thinklikeadog.us www.thinklikeadog.us Group and Private training
Vivian Leven – Positive Dog Solutions 202-630-0249 VA DC / Metro area info@positivedogsolutions.com www.positivedogsolutions.com Extensive Doberman experience – Certified Behaviorist and Trainer
West Wind Dog Training 703-730-8429 VA Woodbridge karen@westwinddogtraining.com www.westwinddogtraining.com Private Training Only
Woofs Dog Training Center 703-536-7877 VA Arlington info@woofsdogtraining.com www.woofsdogtraining.com Group and Private training
Your Dog’s Friend 301-983-5913 MD Rockville yourdogsfriendinformation@gmail.com www.yourdogsfriend.org Group and Private classes, dogs sports, workshops, etc