Dog and Cat Behavior and Training

(410) 858-7397

Welcome to Companion Animal Wellness LLC

Welcome to Companion Animal Wellness LLC

Welcome to Companion Animal Wellness LLC Welcome to Companion Animal Wellness LLC

Dog/Puppy Training

Additional Information

Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks!


Companion Animal Wellness Private Training teaches all the basic behaviors you expect from a well-mannered dog, as well as easy to apply problem solving solutions, so that you and your dog can finally live in harmony.

In our Private Training program you’ll learn useful, practical dog training techniques for common goals. Teaching your dog basic manners and providing them with enough mental and physical enrichment will help prevent them from developing anxiety and other stress related behaviors such as destructive chewing, inappropriate barking and aggressive display.


Five reasons to train your dog 

  1. To build a positive relationship
  2. To teach life skills
  3. To increase sociability 
  4. To avoid problem behaviors 
  5. For loyalty and companionship 


At Companion Animal Wellness LLC we use  science based training, redirection, positive reinforcement and reward-based methods whereby the dog is set up to succeed and then rewarded for performing the good behavior (positive reinforcement).


Reward-based training is enjoyable for the dog and positively enhances the relationship between the dog and the owner. This approach revolves around positive reinforcement, where we reward the behavior that we want from the animal. Rewards may be in the form of a tasty food treat, a favorite toy, physical attention or verbal praise such as “good dog!” in a pleasant tone of voice, given when the dog performs the good behavior.


Aversion training or physical punishment should not be used in training programs. Punishing a dog for unwanted behavior may in return exacerbate the problem.
The behaviors we perceive as unwanted are actually instinctual (natural) to our dogs, barking, digging, jumping, chewing, etc.... We just have to teach them what, and when it's appropriate. We, at Companion Animal Wellness LLC can determine if these behaviors are becoming excessive due to stress, fear and anxiety, which will require behavior modification not just basic training. 


In our Private Training program you’ll learn useful, practical dog training techniques for common goals, including:


  • Greeting visitors politely and not jumping.
  • Curtailing inappropriate barking
  • House Training
  • Crate Training
  • Chew Toy Training
  • Polite Leash Walking
  • Puppy Manners 
  • Puppy Social Time w/People: can start at 3 weeks of age 
  • Puppy Social Time w/Puppies, Dogs and Cats
  • Mock Vet Visits
  • Basic commands like sit, down, come, leave it, recall  etc....... 
  • And so much more


The choice is yours. Tell us what you’d like your dog to learn, and we’ll provide you and your companion with the dog obedience training and coaching you need to bring out the good behavior in the dog you love.


Private Sessions 60-90 minutes.


Please call or email to schedule an appointment.