Top Rated Dog Trainer in Bethesda
Creating a Happy Home Life for You and Your Four-Legged Family Member
We nurture the bond between you and your furry friend through positive reinforcement and force-free techniques.
Our compassionate approach to dog training services creates lasting results, fostering a strong relationship built on trust, understanding, and mutual respect.
One Tail Wag at a Time
Our mission is to help you and your canine companion communicate effectively and live harmoniously together. We understand that every dog is unique, and that’s why we tailor our training programs to meet the specific needs of each individual pup.
Our force-free methods emphasize positive reinforcement, creating a fun and engaging learning environment that promotes your dog’s confidence and well-being.
Rachel loves finding creative ways to make learning fun for individual owners and entire families. She is dedicated to creating unique training plans specifically tailored to the needs and lifestyle of each individual client.
How It Started
As a teen, Rachel realized her passion for working with animals. She volunteered for wildlife rehabilitation centers, caring for and training husbandry behaviors to a variety of exotic species.
She decided to pursue her passion for working with dogs, managing a large dog walking company in Washington, DC before moving to Bethesda and starting her own dog walking business.
To advance her dog training expertise, Rachel pursued an advanced certification program at the prestigious Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior where she learned the total positive reinforcement methodology She graduated with distinction to become a certified professional dog trainer.
How It's Going
She is also a certified specialist in the treatment of separation anxiety as a graduate of the Julie Naismith SA Pro Trainers program. Rachel furthered her dog care expertise at the Catch Canine Trainers Academy.
Rachel is skilled, talented, and looking forward to working with you, your family, and your cherished family dog!
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
Happy Dog, Happy Life
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.