Baltimore Force Free

Providing compassionate support for your BFF!

Baltimore Force Free (BFF) is a gathering of Baltimore-area dog businesses who use the scientific principles of learning theory to teach, encourage, support and reward behavior. Using force-free training, handling, and management techniques helps to reduce stress and build confidence thereby increasing the dog's willingness and ability to learn. In doing so a trusting bond is also developed. Therefore, we choose to teach, not correct; reward, not punish; show, not force.

BFF trainers:

TRAINER ORGANIZATION SERVICES OFFERED AREAS SERVED
Amie Glasgow*,
CPDT-KA
Oscar Winning Behavior
(443) 516-7227
Reactive dog classes, private sessions for cat and dog behavior issues including reactivity, aggression, separation anxiety and more
Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and surrounding areas
Beth Joy,
PMCT, CPDT-KA
Unleashed Joy Dog Training
410-404-6492
Group classes include puppy basic good manners, adult basic good manners, intermediate class, trick class, loose leash walking, reactive dog class.

Free seminars in shaping, indoor dog activities, getting a new puppy or dog, and positive reinforcement training.

In-home day training, private lessons and behavior modification.

Baltimore, Carroll, Howard Counties and the surrounding areas.
Colleen Griffith,
BS, MS, CCAC, CNWI
Happy Tail Dog Training
(303) 506-3479
Private, in-home lessons

Group training

Behavioral consultations in the areas of socializing and raising puppies, modifying unwanted behaviors in dogs of all ages and breeds, reducing stress during vet visits, helping shy and fearful dogs, modifying aggressive behaviors, and training in K9 Nose Work, obedience and manners, and tricks. 
Baltimore, Harford, and Carroll Counties
Dara Crystal,
CPDT-KA
Tabby Time
(410) 299-2433
Private, in-home lessons Carroll County and Frederick County, MD
Hanover and York County,  PA
Debbie Shepardson, ABCDT
The Canine Clique, LLC
(443) 295-DOGS (3647)
Private, in-home lessons and behavior consultation Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford counties
Erin Saywell* Red Rover
(410) 970-6161
Group classes include field trips and flyball

Private in-home lessons
Sykesville
Heather Cole,
KPA-CTP
Pop Star Dogs
(240) 578-8937
Private in-home coaching sessions

Board and Train for reactivity and impulse control 

Family Paws consultations for expecting parents

Frederick County
Joanne Pazmino, KPA-CTP Clicker Savvy Canines
(301) 775-8428
Private, in-home lessons and behavior consultations for dogs of all ages! Puppy, fundamental, problem solving, and behavior modification packages available. Prince George's County and surrounding Counties (Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Howard & Montgomery Counties)
Marta Coursey,
CPDT, CNWI, CTDI
My K9 Buddy
(717) 476-2449
Group classes include basic obedience (3 levels including puppy), agility (all levels), rally, tricks, performance puppy classes, competition obedience, nose work and flyball

Private in-home training and behavioral sessions
Carroll County, MD, southern York and Adams counties in PA
Meghan Burton*, CPDT-KA Canine Lifestyle Academy
(443) 386-0480
Group classes include puppy socialization, bully breed CGC, barky dogs reactivity classes

Board and train

Private lessons
Classes in Westminster, Sykesville and White Marsh. Private lessons within 30 miles of Sykesville, Maryland.
Paul Sheinberg*, CPDT-KA Pawsitive Paul's Dog Training
(410) 493-9028
Group classes include basic training and agility

Private in-home lessons
Classes in Baltimore City
Private lessons in Baltimore City and Baltimore County
Stephen Lewis,
KPA-CTP
Finding Fido, LLC
(503) 369-9171
Behavior consultations 

Private in-home lessons

Day training

Pre-dog counseling
Baltimore Metro Area
Tanzi Leary,
PMCT, CPDT-KA
Dog Crazy Lady
(443) 613-1994
Private in-home lessons, day training, and walk and train visits for good manners and behavioral issues. Baltimore County and some parts of Carroll & Harford Counties


BFF dogwalkers/pet sitters:

CARETAKER ORGANIZATION SERVICES OFFERED AREAS SERVED
Courtney Boyle-Anderson Waggity Tails, LLC
(443) 854-9424
Mid-day dog walks, petsitting, and overnight stays Baltimore and Harford County
Erin Saywell* Red Rover
(410) 970-6161
Dogwalking, petsitting
Sykesville


BFF rescues:

ORGANIZATION TYPE
Jasmine's House Pit Bull rescue
Maryland SPCA Animal rescue
Picasso's Place Min Pin rescue


BFF approved partners:

BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION TYPE
Charm City Dogs
(410) 637-3647
Cageless doggie daycare and boarding

* BFF founding member

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