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Bethesda Dog Training

Unleash Your Dog's Potential

Doggy disobedience problems got you down? Transform your dog’s behavior with the power of positive reinforcement training.

Top Rated, Certified Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainer
Dog Training In Bethesda

Dog Behavior Struggles?

Are you or your family struggling as a result of any of these common dog behavior problems?

Unwanted jumping
Uncontrollable barking
Tackling your kids
Chewing stuff
Pulling or lunging on leash
Over excitement with other dogs
Bad behavior on walks
Separation anxiety
Easily triggered
Improper greetings
Rowdy behaviors in your home
Dogs Misbehaving
Easy as 1 • 2 • 3

3 Simple Steps to A Well-Behaved Dog

Whether your dog’s challenges are big or small, a positive reinforcement dog training program that utilizes methods backed by science can make an incredible difference in your dog’s behaviors.


Initial Discovery Session

Develop a Customized Training Plan
1hr Workshop at Your Home or Video Call


Private Lessons

Receive Your Individualized Training
4 - 6 Lessons at Your Home or Video Call


Happy Dog, Happy Life

Enjoy a Well-Behaved Dog!
Reinforcement Lessons if Necessary
Join Our 200+ Happy Customers
If you love your pet like family, Rachel is the trainer for you! I recently began working with Rachel upon noticing that my 9 year old Yorkie was developing less than desirable habits as a result of the new (human) baby in the house. Rachel was able to help me identify anxiety triggers, introduce new calming techniques, and improve the relationship between my first baby (my Yorkie) and my daughter.
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Rachel is everything a client could want in a dog trainer: communicative, organized, dedicated, patient, positive, and intuitive. When our senior dog suddenly started having accidents in our house, Rachel was able to pinpoint a likely cause (even before our vet did). The humans and canine alike in our house are relieved, happy, and doing better for her work. I cannot recommend Rollins Family Dog Training enough!
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Caitlin Mitchell
Kareny Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Association Of Pet Dog Trainers Apdt
Certified Julie Naismith Sa Pro Trainer Trainer Rachel Rollins
Catch Canine Trainers Academy Official Mentor Dog Trainer

You Won’t Believe How Transformed Your Dog Will Be!

It may seem impossible to get your dog to act the way you’d like. But can you imagine how much happier you, your family, and your dog will be when they learn these desirable behaviors?

Amazing Results

With Rachel’s personalized dog training, you’ll be amazed when your furry friend:

Actually listens to you
Won't chew on furniture, shoes, or kids
Strides calmly beside you on a loose leash
Returns when you call them
Doesn’t pull or lunge on leash
Stays calm when guests arrive
Relaxes while you are away
Doesn't jump on people
Doesn't bark excessively
Is comfortable with other animals
Behaves at the vet or groomer
Confidently adapts to surroundings
Performs fun tricks!
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Join Our 200+ Happy Customers - You Could Be Next!
Paws & Reflect

Pup-ular with Clients

  • I can't say enough good things about Rachel. She worked with us to help our rescue puppy get started on a good footing. She showed us some great techniques to prevent reactive behavior. We are so happy we were able to work with Rachel and highly recommend her!

  • My puppy and I absolutely adored working with Rachel. She is one of the most thoughtful, engaging, kind, caring people, and my puppy (while lovable) is not the easiest.

    Do not hesitate with Rachel - she really is the best of the best.

  • Rachel is an amazing dog trainer! We had previously done some group classes elsewhere, but were not getting the results we wanted. Hiring Rachel was the best thing we ever did for our dog.

    The individualized training was incredible.

  • I was impressed how quickly we started to notice a change in my Yorkie’s behavior. If you’re having any type of behavioral issues with your dog I would 100% recommend a session. Did I mention our sessions were all through FaceTime too? So convenient!

  • Rachel is a wonderful dog trainer! Patient, positive, encouraging, & explains clearly w/ useful demonstrations. I love that she offers full explanations for each technique & the rationale behind them. My 6-month poodle has thrived w/ her positive reinforcement approach to training.

  • Rachel is really great. She helped us with our 8 month old adoption puppy a bunch with barking and being better walking on the leash more calmly, nipping at us, and resource guarding. She gave us a lot of techniques and ways to help him (and ourselves!) be less anxious and aggressive.

  • I cannot say enough good things about Rollins Dog Training. Rachel is amazing - she taught our dog everything, from how to walk properly to all kinds of tricks. People are amazed when he (happily) performs for them! Whatever the issue is, Rachel will know. We can't do without her.

  • Rachel is fantastic. My dog loves her so much & I appreciate all she has done for us. Very organized & punctual. Rachel's experience as a trainer identified anxiety issues in my dog & provided correction & custom training. She is incredibly patient & caring with both the dogs & humans.

  • Professional, knowledgeable, very patient with pups & owners. Listens attentively, makes her own observations, drafts an action plan, & follows through with enthusiasm. One of those people who is devoted to her career & clients. Highly recommend!

  • Rachel is a fantastic trainer! She has instinctive skills with pups, and really understands the psychology behind their behavior. Amazing! I'd recommend her to anyone and any doggy.

  • Rachel is an incredible trainer. She helped us potty train our bernedoodle puppy in a matter of weeks & gave us tools to prevent all the classic puppy behaviors (chewing, counter surfing, pulling on leash). It’s amazing how quickly you can see results with positive reinforcement training.

  • Rachel is everything a client could want in a dog trainer: communicative, organized, dedicated, patient, positive, & intuitive. When our dog suddenly started having accidents, Rachel was able to pinpoint a cause even before our vet did & to address the behavioral effects of a health issue.

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Why Private Lessons?

Better, Faster, Easier

Highly Effective

With personalized training, all lessons are tailored to the specific needs of you and your dog.

Faster Results

Your dog will start behaving sooner with individualized training.

Relevant Context & Lessons

Your dog will learn where it matters most – your unique home situation. No more eating off your counters.

Family Involvement

Your dog will learn how to interact with your kids and other family members.

Each Lesson is Customized

Speak directly with your trainer, Rachel, at every lesson to share new and specific concerns.

Save Time and Hassle

No need to take valuable time getting your dog loaded in the car and driving back and forth to a trainer.

Healthier & Less Anxiety

No risk of contracting fleas or disease from other dogs. No rowdy dogs to stress out yours.

Schedule a Free Phone Consultation
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What Does Our Dog Training Include?

Your training program is customized to you and generally covers all the essential basic obedience training your dog needs.

1 full hour of stress-free training
100% positive reinforcement based training methods
Rachel comes to you and trains in the comfort of your own home
The whole family can get involved - kids too!
Each lesson can adapt and focus on your requested priorities
Resources and products recommended for your specific situation
Easy tips that take just a few minutes a day to reinforce lessons

Frequently Asked Questions

The Risk-Free Guarantee applies to the Initial Discovery Session only. If you feel that you did not receive value from your Initial Discovery Session, you can request for a refund within 24 hours of the session. The request should include a brief explanation of why you feel you did not receive value.

Our goal is to ensure that you receive value from our first session together. The Guarantee does not apply to subsequent sessions.

Terms and Conditions apply.


Rollins Family Dog Training uses only positive reinforcement techniques based on the most up to date research in behavioral science.

This means we are committed to making the learning process not fun and affective for both you and your dog. We will never use punishment or fear based methods to meet your training goals.

Positive reinforcement training uses approached training by using rewards to promote good behavior. Contrary to the popular myth, this does not mean that we allow unwanted behavior to take place unchecked.

Through the use of crate training as well as play pins, baby gates, and many other safety techniques, we restrict the ability to perform bad behavior while training alternative good behaviors.

Many dogs (especially young dogs) will be a bit anxious for a short while when their owner leaves them home alone. Most dogs that start out upset about being left home alone will eventually be able to calm down and rest after a short period of time.

When a dog spends an hour or more crying, pacing, or being destructive in the house then they might be suffering from separation anxiety. If this is the case with your dog then specialized training to help develop new coping skills is the only way to help cure this condition.

Rollins Family Dog Training is specially certified to help with this specific form of anxiety disorder. Please schedule a free phone consultation today!

Training is to dogs what learning a new language is to humans; the younger they are, the faster and easier it is for them learn.

It’s always a good idea to start training your puppy as soon as they are brought home but it’s also never too late to learn the basics of good manners training.

Whether your dog is a puppy or an older adult, positive reinforcement training can always provide tremendous benefits and only strengthen your bond and communication with your dog.

Every dog is a unique individual with you their own special needs as far as training good behavior goes.

At Rollins Family Dog Training we tailor each training program around the specific needs of the dog and owner that we are currently working with.

This approach guarantees the fastest possible results for you and your four legged family member.

Constant demand barking as well as anxiety barking and alert barking are very common problems that we are fully qualified to address using positive techniques specific to the type of barking issues that your dog is struggling with.

Training for good manners while on leash is one of the most common struggles that dog owners face in the busy city environment that most of us live in.

We have years of experience successfully training dogs to become happy well mannered companions while out and about in any environment.

Because we treat each dog and owner as individuals and work to create training programs to address your specific needs, there is no single price for training.

We want to make sure we are giving you the services that fit your needs specifically without adding on any extra unnecessary time or work.

For this reason, prices will vary as we discuss with you the best training package based on your goals and then decide together which of our training packages would best work for you.

Please schedule a free phone consultation for more information on the different plans available and the pricing for each.

If you have any other questions, please reach out to us!
Rachel Rollins Dog Trainer
Kareny Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner
Association Of Pet Dog Trainers Apdt
Certified Julie Naismith Sa Pro Trainer Trainer Rachel Rollins
Catch Canine Trainers Academy Official Mentor Dog Trainer
Why Choose Rachel?

Making a Pawsitive Difference

Lasting Results

Your dog will benefit from transformational habits that will last a lifetime. Your furry friend will receive proven, positive reinforcement training that is backed by science. Maintaining habits over time is simple with a few quick tricks that are easily incorporated into your daily routine.

Vetted Experience

Rest assured who your trainer will be. You’ll always have Rachel as your personal dog trainer. She is certified by the Karen Pryor Academy to deliver only modern, force-free, stress-free methods. Many facilities in the area rent out to unvetted trainers who still use old-school methods that include punishment-based techniques.

Personalized Programs

You, your family, and your dog benefit from training plans specifically tailored to your dog’s needs in your unique home environment. Having the whole family involved sets the dog up for success. Also, at the start of every class, you can share any particular priorities you may have at that time. In this way, you get your specific concerns addressed.

Highly Recommended

Have confidence that you’re working with a highly-rated and widely-recommended trainer. Rollings Family Dog Training is rated 5 stars on Google and Yelp, and we are recommended by vets, shelters, and leading dog training experts in the greater Bethesda area.