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Raising K-9 | Professional dog training in Columbia, MD

Your dog will never be left alone with our 24/7 care team on site. You can rest assured when you go to work, or out of town on a vacation or business trip. Your fur baby will be not only safe with us, but very well cared for and loved, with a perfect balance of individual attention and group play. 

We have a clean, safe and climate-controlled environment. Play time is always supervised and we screen to make sure everyone staying with us gets along well with others.

If your little one is going to be staying with us overnight, or for several nights, we have comfortable indoor climate-controlled private villas.  Your dog will have a comfy bed and cozy blanket – a home away from home for your pooche.

Call us to set up a Free Training Evaluation!

We’ll create a custom training program just for you.

Dog Training for doggos of all ages

Backed by the knowledge and experience of our trainers, our dog training tool box is full of training techniques and solutions. K-9 available to find the perfect match for you and your dog. All options work on basic obedience, manners, restraint, focus and socialization to help your favorite canine become a true home ambassador.

  • Even though it is called dog training, we call it people training for dogs
  • Raising K-9 Dog Training provides the opportunity to open a line of communication between owner and dog
  • Dog Training is mutually beneficial, for the dog and the owner
  • Training is a way of life, for the rest of your life. Your dog will LOVE you even more for it
  • Our integrative dog training techniques utilizes a variety of training tools that address all of the behaviors a dog exhibits.
  • Every dog and every owner is different, so we customize our dog training solutions to fit the individual needs of each of our clients.

Help your good dog become great!

  • Loose Leash Walking – no more lunging and reacting!
  • Sitting or lying down politely – no more jumping up on people!
  • Staying on a “place” – no more rushing the door, or counter surfing when you aren’t looking!
  • Polite behavior – even when guests arrive!
  • Socially appropriate behavior around other dogs, or people, in public

Note: No amount of training or work sessions by a professional will supersede what you teach your dog in everyday life. For this reason, a dog’s behavior and conduct is a responsibility that ultimately rests with the owner.

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Dog Fitness
FitPaws Are Happy Paws

I had a great experience with FitPaws and training with April Begosh Healthypetsnh. It was a fabulous three days.

The FitPaws program provides essential concepts of canine body mechanics, anatomy, functional movement, behavior, nutrition, and an overview of regulatory issues and precautions for those desiring to coach, train or better understand the fundamentals of canine fitness and conditioning.


About Miss Elisa

  • Certified as a professional Dog Trainer through Ohio State Board and a graduate of National K9 in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Completed the Veterinary Assistant program at Howard County Community College.
  • Passionate about canine care and nutrition for decades.
  • Expert at reading dog behavior and intervening when needed to avoid conflicts and improve dog behavior.
  • Friendly, open and communicative, not only with dogs, but with their people too!



We want to thank you for the training you provided Bella. It exceeded our expectations. The results were amazing. Bella continues to learn and improve every day. Thanks again!

Dennis & Donna

Unbelievably talented and effective training program. Elisa was excellent in training our Australian Shepard named Tehya to be a wonderful companion. Also knowing that the training staff is around when we take her to Club Pooche for daycare is very reassuring, and a valuable benefit. Thanks so much…to a fantastic team at Club Pooche!