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Working at boarding, grooming, training facilities and a veterinarian's office as a kennel technician, Kyle and Labrina found themselves passionate about dog training and soon meeting through National K9 School for Dog Trainers. 



Balanced dog training is effectively using rewards, motivation, and corrections when needed. We believe this is the most effective way to open a line of communication between you and your dog.


After graduating, both Kyle and Labrina were officially Certified Professional Dog Trainers and are members of the International Association of Canine Professionals, Canine Good Citizen evaluators, certified in Pet first aid & CPR. Having worked at a number of facilities with a wide variety of dogs, they gained the experience needed to pursue their dream. In 2019 they were excited to announce the opening of Maryland K9 Training, LLC and began welcoming dogs of all shapes, sizes and behaviors into their program. If you're in need of help managing your dogs behavior or furthering your understanding of dog training principles reach out to us via the contact form below.

What are rewards?

Rewards come in the forms of food, toys, and yourself! Rewards let your dog know that you appreciate what they have done and should be genuine, upbeat, and with feeling.

What is Motivation?

Motivation is help for your dog, encouraging them to try new things. 

What is a Correction?

A correction allows the dog to try again. It may also teach the dog to stop what they are doing and to pay attention. It does not mean “bad dog”.  It helps the dog understand that they were wrong, and should always be balanced with a positive alternative.

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