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Rollins Family Dog Training Friendship Heights, DC

Professional Dog Trainer in Friendship Heights

Rachel Rollins - your trusted, 5-star rated, positive reinforcement dog trainer in Friendship Heights

5-Star Rated Dog Training in Friendship Heights.
Friendship Heights 2 Dogs Training
Friendship Heights Metro Station
Friendship Heights, DC

Welcome to Rollins Family Dog Training, where every training session is tailored to fit the unique lifestyle of residents of Friendship Heights. As a certified dog trainer dedicated to positive reinforcement techniques, I specialize in creating a bond with your dog that is built on encouragement and trust, including new puppies, new rescues, and experienced, older dogs.

Living in Friendship Heights means having access to a mix of urban conveniences and community charm. Whether you’re a young professional enjoying the bustle near Wisconsin Avenue or a family residing in the quieter parts of Chevy Chase, my tailored training programs are designed to meet your specific needs and your dog’s unique personality.

Not confined to your home, I utilize our local parks and walking trails, such as Fort Bayard Park and Fort Reno Park, to conduct training sessions. This not only enriches the learning experience with real-world distractions but also helps your dog apply their new skills in various settings – from busy streets to peaceful paths.

Imagine stress-free walks through the bustling corridors of Friendship Heights or relaxing outings in Turtle Park near Tenleytown, all with your well-behaved dog by your side. My training methods are based on the latest in animal behavior research, ensuring your dog learns essential commands and advanced behaviors necessary for a harmonious life in our dynamic community.

About Friendship Heights, DC

Fort Reno Heritage Trail Tenleytown
Fort Reno Park near Tenleytown / Friendship Heights. Photo by Kathleen Cole CC BY-SA 4.0 International.

Friendship Heights is a vibrant neighborhood located in northwest Washington D.C., straddling the border with Bethesda, MD. Known for its blend of residential and commercial spaces, the area is home to numerous shops, restaurants, and well-maintained urban parks.

With convenient access to public transportation, particularly the Metro, Friendship Heights is a popular choice for both young professionals and families.

Trusted by Friendship Heights Dog Owners

Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m a professional dog trainer and have been providing new puppy and dog training services since 2019 right here in Friendship Heights and surrounding areas. I specialize in positive reinforcement techniques, focusing on creating a safe and supportive environment for your dogs to learn and thrive.

Why Choose Rollins for In-Home Dog Training?

At Rollins Family Dog Training, we understand that every breed of dog is unique. We design customized programs that focus on individualized attention to meet your dog’s specific needs. Whether it’s mastering loose leash walking or developing strategies to help you overcome behavioral problems, our private lessons ensure you save time while grooming your dog for a happier, well-trained life.

Unique, Personalized Dog Training Services in Friendship Heights

Benefit from one-on-one coaching tailored to your dog's specific learning style.
  • Dog Obedience Training

    All ages

    Discover stress-free, private dog training classes foster enjoyable learning experiences for both owners and dogs of all ages.

    We’re passionate about involving the whole family, including kids, to ensure your dog’s success.

    Our dog obedience classes covers essential commands like “sit,” “stay,” “come,” and “heel” as well as more advanced behavior training such as loose leash, off leash, recall, and impressive tricks.

  • Puppy Training Classes

    Up to 6 months

    Start your pup’s journey on the right paw! Learn all the management and training skills necessary for a safe and happy home life together.

    Your training plan may include puppy potty training, socialization, nipping, mouthing, chewing, jumping, coming when called (recall), crate training, mat training, and resource guarding.

    Our puppy obedience classes will set the foundation for a lifetime of positive interactions with people and other dogs.

  • Young Dog Training

    ½ to 1 ½ years

    Just when you thought you had your new pup all figured out, they turn into a rebellious teenager. Adolescence in dogs can bring its own set of challenges but these can be easily worked through with the right tools and techniques up your sleeve.

    We’ll cover challenges such as reacting to the door, not paying attention, destructive behavior, jumping on people, and more. Learn the steps to get your dog through the difficult stage leading up to becoming a full healthy and happy adult dog.

  • Adult Dog Training

    1 ½ years and older

    It’s never too late to help your dog learn good manners. Maybe you’ve made the wonderful choice of adopting a rescue dog.

    Learn how to prevent problems before they start while making your new dog feel welcome and safe in their new home.

    Your adult dog will learn calm greetings, coming when called (recall), relaxing on a mat, drop it, leave it, resource guarding, loose leash, off leash, and helpful tricks.

  • Dog Separation Anxiety

    All ages

    Rachel is certified in the specialized training and treatment of separation anxiety and related behavioral issues.

    If your dog is having trouble being left home alone for even short periods of time, we can help!

    This is a perfect use case for private dog training since we work in the exact environment where your puppy’s separation anxiety occurs – at home!

  • Aggressive Dog Training

    All ages

    Enjoy walking your dog again! You don’t have to accept your dog’s bad behaviors.

    Our dog behavior training is geared to dogs of all sizes. Honestly, smaller canines oftentimes show aggression that’s seen as “cute”, especially in the city.

    e’ll work on aggressive (we prefer the term “reactive”) symptoms such as pulling, lunging, barking, and anxiety – even around distractions such as people and other dogs.

A 5-Star Rating in Friendship Heights

All of my reviews are genuine and many come from Friendship Heights area residents like you.

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!