8911 Mistletoe Drive Suite 2-D Easton, MD 21601
Brenda Hasbargen 410 364-5047
Bonnie Baker 410 634-2018

Welcome to Best Friends K9 Academy

BFK9 Team
Best Friends K9 Academy Team

Karin, Bonnie, Brenda, Kim

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.

  • Small Classes or Private Lessons
  • Companion and Competition Dogs
  • Comfortable learning environment
  • Creative instructors who want you and your dog to succeed

"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.

Dedicated Team

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 your dog.
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.

News and Events

  • Register now to save your place in upcoming summer classes. Starter classes will begin on Thursday, June 1 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, June 10 at 9:00 am. Look for a STAR class on Tuesday evenings and an Advanced/CGC class on Saturday mornings. Would you like to work toward the NEW AKC TRICKS title? How about the NEW AKC SCENT WORK TITLE? We can help you!
  • Please note: our address is 8911 Mistletoe Drive Suite 2-D Easton MD 21601.
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