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Pauline Houliaras, CPT, IACP-CDT/CDTA/PDTI

While working on her Masters degree in clinical psychology at Loyola College, Pauline unwittingly began her future career in pet sitting by taking care of everyone’s pets while they traveled. After working for 15 years in the mental health field and 4 years managing a busy call center, Pauline dreamed of working from home and spending time with her pets.

Pauline is also certified professional trainer and graduate of the internationally recognized National K-9 School for Dog Trainers, Master Trainer program. She is trained and experienced in basic and advanced on leash and off-leash obedience, behavior modification, puppy development, retrieval, scent detection, tracking & trailing, personal protection and police K9. Pauline has a special interest in canine nutrition and it’s effect on behavior. She uses a variety of training tools, while approaching dog training as communication that enhances the human-canine bond, with the goal of improving communication between dog’s and their humans. She enjoys providing training and behavioral advice for clients’ dogs; it doesn’t seem that far removed from her days doing psychiatric evaluations in the emergency room. Her motto is “Every Dog Deserves an Education.”

She lives in Canton with Ruby-doo and Fozie. Ruby frequently accompanies her to professional workshops and seminars, continuing education and collaboration with trainers both regionally and nationally is very important to her professional development. Additionally she volunteers for several organizations including BARCS, Baltimore County Animal Shelter, Bella’s Bully Buddies, Pitties and Purrs, Karma Dogs. Pauline is a founding member and current president of B-More Dog.

  • Professional Member, International Association of Canine Professionals Member and National K-9 Dog Trainers Association