Dog Training

For the best practices in dog training, you’re in the right place!

Obedience through Relationship.

The training program at TK-9 is led by certified dog trainers whose style works for dogs ranging from the most teachable to the most difficult. With a philosophy of building obedience through relationships, we can help you learn how you and your dog relate to each other. And in doing so, we can make the training process more effective and rewarding.

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Professional Dog Training

Our techniques work with virtually every canine personality, and we’d love to help you train your furry friend! We train dogs according to industry best practices and would love to have your canine companion as a student. For dog training in Elkridge, Columbia, Ellicott City, Baltimore, and the surrounding areas, look no further than TK-9.

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Training Class

  • Beginner Rally:


  • Basic Manners:


  • Basic Obedience: Loose Leash Walking 101:


  • Intermediate Obedience: Beyond the Leash:


  • Purely Positive Puppy :


Our Current Trainings

Group Classes

No two dogs — and no two owners — are alike. That's why we offer such a wide variety of classes. Each one emphasizes a balanced relationship and clear communication between you and your dog. Choose an in-person group class where you and your dog work with the distractions of the real world or an online class where you and your dog can learn in the comfort of your home (and you can add the distractions later).

Behavior Modification

Problematic behavior is usually a symptom, not the problem itself. Our one-on-one behavior modification sessions help identify root causes like adrenaline addiction, poor social skills, or a lack of trust.

We can then help correct those problems through nutrition, improved communication, or re-balancing the relationship between you and your dog.

Everything Puppy

Our Puppy Training Program is designed to reinforce desirable behavior in puppies up to six months old. We also offer daycare specifically designed for puppies, where young dogs can burn off excess energy while learning how to “play nice” together. While our in-person and online Purely Positive Puppy Classes can help you teach your puppy important behaviors like “sit”, “stay,” and “come”—and deal with issues like potty training, jumping, and chewing.


Board and Train Programs

Tell us what skills you need your dog to learn, and we’ll work with your dog while you’re at work! Then, we’ll arrange follow-up classes where you and our trainers work with your dog to reinforce the new good behavior.

For puppies and dogs older than 6 months, we offer special two- to three-week Obedience Board and Train programs focusing on on-leash and off-leash behavior. For puppies under 6 months, we also offer Board and Train sessions to imprint desired behaviors. And we provide potty training for dogs of any age.

Private Training

If you prefer a more focused environment, if you can’t keep a fixed schedule, or if you have concerns about group training, private sessions are available. By observing how your dog behaves when you’re present, we can help resolve any issues and strengthen the ties between you and your dog.

Dog Sports

It’s serious and it’s fun. If you want to train your dog in sports such as Rally and Agility, TK-9 is the place for you. It’s a great way to deepen the bond with your dog, build confidence, and reinforce training — not to mention make friends with other handler-dog teams.

Dog Training in Elkridge

We believe that dog training is both a science and an art. It’s about understanding the dynamic between the dog and the human, and every relationship is different. The better you understand your dog, the more effectively you can train them. For expert dog training in Elkridge and the surrounding areas, contact us today!

Call us 410-348-8119

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