Dog training classes in Canton, Baltimore City.

Every Dog Deserves an Education TM

Learn how to have a confident, well-mannered companion dog for life.  It all starts with communicating in a way your dog understands. All classes taught by an experienced, certified professional trainer.  You’ll learn how to teach and motivate your dog using the most powerful reward you can offer, your praise and affection.  In most classes we incorporate basic agility equipment as a fun way to build your dog’s self-confidence.  

Unless otherwise noted, classes are one hour and currently held indoors at Dogtopia of Canton, 2706 O’Donnell Street, Baltimore, MD 21224.


Pack Walks in Canton.  Email me to get on the mailing list so you’re notified. [phouliaras@yahoo.com or training@doghousegirls.com]


Small Dog Socials

Trainer-guided and supervised off-leash play group for small dogs under 25 pounds and at least 5 months of age. We are very excited to offer these socialization opportunities for small dogs. Small breed puppies who have completed our Puppy Preschool class may be allowed with prior approval by the trainer.  [$10/session]

If you want to be added to our mailing list for future classes, send an email to Pauline - phouliaras@yahoo.com or training@doghousegirls.com.


Puppy Preschool

Intensive 4-week course for puppies 8 to 18 weeks of age (under 5 months)

The one & ONLY Puppy Training Class in Canton, Baltimore City!

Our program will set you on the right path to a successful relationship with your pup.  Each week we’ll cover basic problem solving, proper socialization, confidence building, and various educational topics. You’ll learn about house training, crate training, chewing, play biting, and how to prevent future problems such as resource guarding and separation anxiety.  Puppies should be healthy and have their first round of puppy vaccines to participate. [$119]

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
The next session begins July 12th  Sign up here.


The Basics

6-week foundation course for basic manners and obedience for dogs 5 months & up

This class helps you achieve good manners like not bolting out the front door, keeping 4 paws on the floor and walking on a loose leash.  You’ll learn proper handling skills and basic obedience commands. For more information or to sign up, click here[$189]

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

Next session begins July 12th.  Sign up here by July 9th.


Pit Bull Academy

6-week course for basic manners and obedience for pit bull mix dogs 5 months & up

A class for your pit bull mix dog!  We offer a challenging, supportive and fun environment dog owners at all training levels, whether you just adopted your dog or in need of a refresher course to improve your dog’s manners and basic obedience commands.  We help you achieve good manners like not bolting out the front door, keeping 4 paws on the floor and walking on a loose leash.  You’ll learn proper handling skills and basic obedience commands. For more information or to sign up, click here. [$150]     

Classes are held Saturday mornings OUTDOORS at The Dock at Canton Baptist Church.

Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am

Next session begins May 20th.  Sign up here by May 16th.



Building Confidence through Agility

Is your dog shy?  Does your dog act stressed or fearful in new situations?  Is your dog anxious or otherwise lacking in confidence?  This course is definitely for you!  This class will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to build your dog’s self-confidence.

You’ll learn:

  • How to use agility/utility equipment – it’s not about speed!
  • Proper leash handling so you can walk your dog with the confidence of a dog trainer. 
  • How to read the signs of stress in your dog via their body language.
  • What to do when your dog freezes or panics and refuses to move.
  • Management techniques to get you through stressful situations.

If you want to be added to our mailing list for future classes, send an email to Pauline - phouliaras@yahoo.com or training@doghousegirls.com.