positive but not permissive

Welcome! Due to current restrictions, we are now offering live online training.
Contact us at 301-928-6606 or comewhencalled@verizon.net to learn more!

New Classes and Events!

Shape Up Your Pup
Aug. 18-Sept. 15, 6:00-7:00 pm. No class Labor Day weekend.
FULL
Shape Up Your Pup
Aug. 18-Sept. 15, 6:00-7:00 pm. No class Labor Day weekend.
FULL
Outdoor Agility
Aug. 22-Oct. 3, 11:30-12:45. No class Labor Day weekend
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Smart Start Puppy Class
Aug 19-Sept. 23, 4:00-5:00 pm first class starts 3:30 pm .
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Growly Dog 2.0
Aug. 15-Sept. 19 2:00 pm-3:30, no class Labor Day weekend
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CGC PREP+
Tuesday, Oct. 6-Nov. 10, 6-7 pm
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Obedience Skills
Thursdays, 6 pm Instructor approval needed.
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All dates subject to change in accordance with Coronavirus regulations.

Welcome to Come When Called Dog Training!

  • Does your dog operate according to a different set of definitions?
  • Does saying hello mean knocking you—or a complete stranger—down?
  • Does a walk mean dragging you along to sniff fascinating clumps of grass?
  • Does relief mean eliminating whenever—and wherever—the urge strikes?
  • Does a hobby mean chewing the sofa cushions?
  • Does a snack mean stealing the Thanksgiving turkey from the kitchen counter?
  • Does any little distraction mean a good reason to ignore requests to sit, lie down or come when called?

If any of this sounds familiar, you’re in the right place. I can help.

Using scientific, positive training techniques and a huge bag of professional tricks collected over thirteen years of training dogs and puppies, I can get you and your dog reading from the same dictionary. I can show you how to turn your problem dog—no matter how big or small the dog or the problem—into the well-mannered companion you’ve always wanted. 

Call for private dog training lessons, group dog training classes and puppy kindergarten.

Training Philosophy

We are committed to teaching you to train your dog or puppy using modern, reward-based training and behavior modification techniques that work quickly and effectively.

We use only gentle, positive reinforcement techniques that are people- and dog-friendly in addition to being fun and easy to learn for you and your dog.

Our methods are based in proven scientific learning principles – not in tradition.

You will learn how to communicate with your dog, and clear communication means successful training and good behavior – with no need for force or coercion.

We specialize in helping you turn your untrained or challenging dog into a well-behaved companion and good neighborhood citizen.