Best Friends K9 Academy in Easton, Maryland
Brenda Hasbargen and Bonnie Baker, co-owners, and their assistant Karin Breen, are pleased to welcome you to Best Friends K9 Academy.
We invite you to tour our fully matted, climate controlled dog training facility, observe a class, and meet our experienced staff. Enroll your best friend in our classes to become even better friends through our dog friendly training.
"We believe time spent with your best friend should be rewarding, relaxing and fun - for both of you!"Brenda and Bonnie
What We Believe
Training should be fun for the dogs, owners and teachers. Smiles abound at Best Friends K9 Academy!
Relationship building between you and your dog is a primary goal at Best Friends K9 Academy. As you work together, trust that lasts a lifetime is developed. With this relationship, there are no limits to what you and your dog can learn.
Dogs learn best through clear communication. If you clearly ask for a behavior, your dog will be able to understand what you are teaching. Being clear is fair to the dog!
When dogs are allowed to offer behaviors in order to figure out what is being asked of them, they become problem solvers. Problem solving teaches the dog how to learn through trial and error.
Dogs who know how to learn make fast progress.
Dog friendly training techniques accentuate the positive.
Our established trainers have dogs they love to live with and
want the same for our clients. Our combined 20+ years in training
dogs can help you. Whether you want a well-mannered family pet, to
do pet–assisted therapy work or to compete in obedience, rally,
tracking or scent work, Best Friends K9 Academy can help you and
Our instructors are American Kennel Club CGC and S.T.A.R. evaluators. We strive for continual improvement of our skills through seminars, reading, studying videos, working with other trainers, participating in and observing obedience trials, working with dogs from local shelters, and learning through teaching of our clients and their best friends. Our classes are small in order to maintain an excellent student to instructor ratio. Let us help you reach your goals!
What We Can Do For You And Your Dog
Best Friends K9 Academy offers group and private lessons for puppies, family good manners and competition obedience in our facility or your home.
Enroll in a full range of classes such as: Puppy Kindergarten, Family Dog Good Manners, American Kennel Club programs such as S.T.A.R Puppy, Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, and competitive obedience including Beginner Novice, Novice, Graduate Novice, Graduate Open, Open, and Utility, Rally, and Sniff It.
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