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Rollins Family Dog Training Silver Spring, MD

Your Trusted Silver Spring Dog Trainer

Rachel Rollins is a renowned and certified positive reinforcement dog trainer serving Silver Spring, Montgomery County, and DC area.

5-Star Rated Dog Training in Silver Spring.
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Acorn Park Silver Spring Maryland
Silver Spring, MD

At Rollins Family Dog Training, Silver Spring clients enjoy a personalized, in-home training experience by a certified professional. I specialize in providing training that is force-free, with private lessons focusing on positive rewards to encourage the behavior modification you want to see in your dog, including puppy training.

My one-on-one training sessions are designed to fit into the busy lives of Silver Spring residents. Whether you are a bustling professional downtown, a family enjoying the suburban tranquility of Woodside Park, or a retiree in the scenic Forest Glen, our training adapts to your and your furry companion’s needs on your training journey.

I offer versatile, positive reinforcement dog training sessions, not just at your home, but also in beloved local spots like Takoma Urban Dog Park. This provides practical and accessible learning experiences wherever is most convenient for you, and motivates your dog through a holistic approach.

Envision a relaxing stroll with your happy dog through Acorn Urban Park, or playtime in the open fields of Ellsworth Urban Dog Park. My training methods, grounded in the principle of animal psychology, are crafted to ensure your dog is well-behaved and responsive, whether in these parks or during a walk in your neighborhood. These methods include basic obedience and skills to train another dog.

Our goal is to equip your dog with the skills to confidently enjoy Silver Spring’s dynamic outdoor life and be disciplined and cooperative at home. In vibrant communities like yours, I emphasize teaching dogs to communicate safely with children, other pets, and adapt to different environments, from quiet streets to lively urban centers, using effective techniques to solve behavioral challenges.

About Silver Spring

Silver Spring Maryland

Silver Spring, a lively and culturally rich suburb in Maryland, is a great place for families and dogs alike. The area boasts numerous dog-friendly parks that seek to provide ample space for exercise, play, and relaxation.

Parks like Acorn Urban Park and Ellsworth Urban Dog Park are not just beautiful settings for dog training sessions; they are also ideal for successfully socializing your pet and proving real-world obedience skills amidst other dogs and park visitors.

Trusted by Silver Spring Dog Owners

Since 2019, Silver Spring dog owners have entrusted me with their pets, as demonstrated by the testimonials on this page. I’m proud of my 5-star rating on Google and Yelp and my expertise in addressing various training challenges.

I also believe in being an active part of the Silver Spring community. I often collaborate with pet stores and clinics in the area for dog health and wellness seminars and other community events, spreading the message of responsible pet ownership.

Why Choose Rollins Family Dog Training?

Opting for Rollins Family Dog Training means selecting a trainer who understands the unique values and lifestyle of Silver Spring. Our training is more than just commands and obedience; it’s about nurturing a profound bond between you, your family, and your dog, ensuring a safe, harmonious, and joyful environment for all. We locate the exact needs of your pet and wish to make every interaction with your animal companion a step towards a more holistic and fulfilling life, equipped with a favorite toy, if needed.

Unique, Personalized Dog Training Services in Silver Spring

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 Silver Spring

All of my reviews are genuine and many come from Silver Spring area residents like you.
FAQs

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.

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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!