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

Our group pack walks are an excellent opportunity to expose your dog to other dogs in a controlled environment.  With practice they will learn to walk politely on leash and remain calm around other dogs and people. For dogs 5 months and older. FREE for dogs who have completed a training course with Pauline. All others are welcome to join; please make a donation to our rescue dog training fund.

The next Pack Walk is Saturday, November 18th at 10:30am in Canton.  Sign up here.


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.


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

Puppies should be healthy and have their first round of puppy vaccines - DHPP - to participate. 

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.   [$119]

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30pm
The next session begins November 29th.  Sign up here.
or sign up for the January 10th session.


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.  [$189]

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm

The next session begins November 29th.  Sign up here.
or sign up for the January 10th session.




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.