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Rollins Family Dog Training Rockville, MD

Expert Dog Trainer in Rockville

Rachel Rollins is a highly rated, certified positive reinforcement dog trainer in Rockville and across the DMV.

5-Star Rated Dog Training in Rockville.
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Rockville Town Center
Rockville, MD
Downtown Rockville, MD. Photo credit: G. Edward Johnson CC BY-SA 4.0.

At Rollins Family Dog Training, Rockville clients benefit from a unique and deeply personalized training program right in the comfort of their own homes. As a certified professional dog trainer, my approach is deeply rooted in positive reinforcement, focusing on creating a bond between you and your dog through encouragement and rewards rather than punishment. This method is particularly effective for all stages of your dog’s life, from the energetic puppy days to the golden years.

My training methods are carefully crafted to integrate seamlessly into the diverse lifestyles of Rockville residents. Whether you’re a dynamic professional navigating the pulse of Rockville Town Square, a family soaking up the suburban charm of Woodley Gardens, or enjoying the serene retirement life in the Rockshire community, I tailor our training to suit your specific circumstances and your dog’s individual personality.

Not limited to the confines of your home, I also take advantage of Rockville’s rich array of parks and community spaces for training sessions. This approach not only enhances the learning experience by providing real-world distractions and challenges but also ensures your dog can apply the lessons learned in various settings, from the serene paths of Rock Creek Park to the bustling pup-friendly zones of Dogwood Park.

Imagine leisurely walks with your dog along the picturesque Carl Henn Millennium Trail or engaging play sessions at Bark Social without the worry of disobedience or misbehavior. My training techniques are based on the latest in animal behavior research, designed to foster a responsive and well-mannered pet. These techniques cover everything from essential commands to advanced behaviors, ensuring your dog becomes a happy member of both your family and the wider Rockville community.

About Rockville, MD

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Rockville Town Center. Photo credit: John Brighenti CC 2.0.

Rockville is a dynamic suburb in the DMV area offering a blend of urban and suburban living. With its top-rated schools, diverse communities, and rich history, Rockville is a sought-after place for families and professionals alike. The city boasts numerous parks, recreational facilities, and a thriving downtown area, making it a vibrant community for residents and their furry friends.

Rockville sits at the heart of the Interstate 270 Technology Corridor, a hub for various software companies, biotech firms, and multiple federal government agencies such as the National Cancer Institute and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Trusted, Professional Dog Training in Rockville

I’ve been training dogs in the Rockville area and throughout Montgomery County since 2019. I’m a certified positive reinforcement professional and have earned a 5-star rating across Google and Yelp. I hope to be considered one of the best dog trainers in Rockville. I study the latest advancements in dog behavior modification across various breeds, and have a passion for helping families like yours develop a happy, well-mannered pup for your home.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing Rollins Family Dog Training means you’re choosing a trainer who truly gets the distinct culture and way of life in Rockville. My approach goes beyond mere commands and obedience; it’s about fostering a deep connection between you, your loved ones, and your dog, creating a secure, harmonious, and happy atmosphere for everyone. We pinpoint your pet’s specific needs, aiming to turn every interaction with your furry friend into a step toward a more integrated and rewarding life.

Unique, Personalized Dog Training Services in Rockville

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 Rockville

All of my reviews are genuine and many come from Rockville 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!