Dog and Puppy Training
in Frederick County Maryland
Premier Dog Training for your best friend!
Premier Dog Training in Frederick County Maryland
Frederick County Maryland’s Only N.A.D.O.I. Certified Dog Trainer
Linda holds certification from the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, the world’s oldest organization of its kind.
Membership in this esteemed organization isn’t guaranteed; each applicant undergoes a thorough evaluation, assessing dog training experience and effective instructional abilities.
As the only N.A.D.O.I. certified member in Frederick County Maryland, Linda is dedicated to aiding owners in developing cooperative companions. Through innovative techniques, she guides owners in transforming dog behavior for greater enjoyment and purposeful inclusion.
Linda’s commitment to understanding how dogs learn has earned international recognition for her expertise in working with puppies and young dogs.
We are committed to your progress
Since 1972, Linda Kaim has immersed herself in many diverse aspects of dog training and management, having experience in disciplines such as upland bird dogs, retrievers, AKC Obedience and Conformation. She is recognized for her ability to address diverse challenges in dog behavior, utilizing a blend of practicality and a meticulously crafted training approach.
Here are some of the more common problems our Frederick County Maryland Dog Training clients have needed help with!
Pulling on the leash
Growling or snapping
Running through doors
“Nipping” or Biting
Lionheart K9 Offers Dog and Puppy Training for Frederick County Maryland residents
Every dog is different! Customize a training program to fit your goals!
Since every dog is different, we can create programs that reflect your dog’s emotional and mental needs. Knowing individual breed differences and behaviors that are influenced by age and early experiences sets Lionheart K9’s programs apart from other trainers, based on over 50 years of experience, practice and study.
Dog and Puppy Training in Frederick County Maryland
Connect with Linda in person to address your dog’s most concerning behaviors in your home. We now offer personalized, in-home dog training sessions in Frederick Maryland and surrounding areas, which ensures exclusive attention to you and your dog.
Tailored programs cater to dogs of all ages, providing a hands-on, unique learning experience for those seeking private, in-home dog training.
Dog Boarding and Training
Our home-based dog boarding and training camp offers 24-hour concierge care, limiting the number of dogs we care for at any one time, providing a thoughtful, enriching, personalized experience.
Dogs get to experience visiting different locations throughout Carroll, Baltimore, and Frederick Counties, practicing their new skills in novel environments, with people and other animals.
We offer world-class care and our numerous 5-star reviews reflect that commitment to our clients!
Experience – Professionalism – Results
No canine behavior challenge is beyond the expertise of Frederick County Maryland’s sole N.A.D.O.I. certified dog trainer. Transform your troubled pup into a calm companion! If you need answers, it’s time to contact the most logical choice for your dog’s behavioral issues.
Anticipate lasting, effective results with Frederick Maryland’s most knowledgeable professional dog trainer. We are dedicated to our work and strive to ensure our owners achieve success.
Frederick County Maryland’s Leading Dog and Puppy Training Expert
Learn what to do and how to do it the first time, from the only N.A.D.O.I. certified dog trainer in Frederick County.
Take the guesswork out of what to do between lessons with our industry leading support and feedback.
Improve your dog’s behavior through our clear, transparent training instruction and support material.
It’s never too late to teach your dog how to be calm around distractions…
Frederick Maryland is one of the most dog-friendly places on earth! You have a selection of restaurants to show off your pup’s new skills, or take a ‘pup’ crawl with your designated dog to any number of breweries in the area! The one thing we hear our owners want most is to be able to include their dogs, not exclude them! We can help!
Tired of getting complaints? Start getting compliments!
Help your dog become the best dog ever
Imagine the ability to entertain guests without your dog being a nuisance. Think of the exploration you can enjoy by being able to take your dog anywhere, confident of their model behavior around unfamiliar people or even other animals. Allow Linda’s expertise to assist you in achieving remarkable improvements in your dog’s behavior that will surprise and please you!
- No More Pulling On Walks
- No More Destructive Behavior
- No More Jumping On Furniture
- No More Stealing
- No More Molesting Your Guests, Kids Or Spouse
- No More Barking
- No More Messes In The House
- No More Door Dashing
- No More Anxiety
- No More Running Away
- No More Resource Guarding
- No More Begging
- No More Counter Surfing
Some of the questions we get from our Frederick County Maryland dog training clients:
Where will my dog live while at training camp?
What will my dog do each day?
- Individual training sessions between 9 and noon.
- Afternoon break and crate rest between noon and 2 pm
- Custom tailored fitness program including treadmill time or free range play with appropriate dog or dogs from 2 to 5 pm and additional leash work
- Dinner time at 6:30 pm
- Evening relaxation involving “quiet rest” with humans
- 10:30 pm: Last call for potty and good night!
Dog boot camps helps facilitate training because it allows the dog to be ‘immersed’ in the training process. Each dog is housed in a very controlled setting, where the routines of living have been designed to maximize our training efforts. From how the dog is housed (crated in our absence and overnight, on a leash when we are present) to how the dog is expected to behave in the presence of many other dogs and distractions in my personal home enhances the learning proces.
Our Boarding and Training program helps create a more cooperative dog so the transition back to your home is considerably easier. Our job isn’t over, however. We continue to work with you to help maintain and improve the trainng that has already been started for you!
Dog Boot Camps cost more than private lessons because we are including your dog a a member of a household and are providing essential needs that include multiple daily walks just to potty (never less than 4 generally more like 8 to 10, depending on weather) and opportunities to interact with humans in a home setting. This is a critical distinction from trainng facilities that house dogs in kennels, where intimate interactions are far less frequent.
Lionheart K9 has provided video and written training support for all of our owners since the advent of the internet (yes, I am that old) and continue to do so with every dog. We routinely hear positive feedback from owners that prefer to watch our video taped sessions with them over our prepared instruction!
Will my dog listen to me when he comes home?
Do you use Positive Reinforcement?
We advocate for results-based dog training, in a timely manner and do not engage in the rhetoric of “positive”, “negative”, “punishment based” or “fear”. We are well-versed in the use of all contemporary training philosophies and tools and are able to create a unique experience for our training clients, one that helps them meet their goals and expectations.
The intelligent use of reinforcement to motivate willing cooperation creates thoughtful, well-trained problem solvers that are a pleasure to own. We create positive relationships where none existed and improve those relationships where conflict has taken the place of companionship.
What training tools do you use?
Will my dog always have to wear training gear?
Will my dog always have to wear equipment?
Do you offer any other training options?
Will my dog's personality change?
What can I expect my dog to know after training?
As with any learned task, what you don’t use, you lose, and it is the same with dogs. Your persistent practice of the things your dog has learned on a daily basis will help keep him trained.
What kind of training do you do?
Although the results may seem pretty similar, how one achieves that is always a unique path!
Where can I find your price list?
Transform your dog’s behavior!
Contact Frederick County Maryland’s most experienced dog trainer today!
Welcome to Lionheart K9, where we transcend ‘basic’ dog training, unlocking your dog’s potential to become the companion you’ve always dreamed of! As Frederick County Maryland’s most seasoned dog trainer, we boast a proven track record of delivering enduring results, both humanely and effectively. Lionheart K9 is committed to employing effective, humane methods, adhering to industry-recognized best practices for lasting results that improve your dog without breaking their spirit. From our initial contact to the last lesson and beyond, we collaborate with you to address your dog’s behavior issues, forging a respectful relationship. Let us guide you in creating a conflict-free, mutually rewarding connection with your dog that brings you joy, not anxiety. Contact us today to schedule your free 30-minute phone consultation and unleash your dog’s potential!
Read what your Frederick County Maryland neighbors have to say about their experience!
Gretchen C. writes:
I am so grateful to Linda and Lionheart K9 for the work she/they did with my Australian Shepherd, Koda. They took my head strong and anxious 3 year old herding dog and gave him the language and tools he needed to exist and function happily in our family and home.
Erin B. writes:
I have been taking lessons and group classes with Linda now for about a year. I came to her with a specific goal in mind, which was to be able to show my dog in beginner novice obedience. We have far exceeded my goals and aspirations for my dog thanks to her. My dog and I are thankful for her tremendous amount of knowledge and her guidance both in and out of the show ring.
Darren G. writes:
Finding Lionheart K9 has been a key factor in getting to the next level. Linda’s decades of knowledge have been extremely valuable, over and over again. When I have an oddball situation – Lionheart is my go to resource. Linda has been there, done that, several times. She knows her stuff and is very good at teaching others. Can’t thank or recommend Lionheart enough.
Kyle L. writes:
Over the course of the training, Lady’s behavior and overall demeanor have improved markedly- calmer, more responsive, and probably happier as well. Lionheart K9’s teaching allowed us to build a new relationship with Lady after a difficult start. Linda’s keen intuition about and understanding of dogs brings the training method to life, and I highly recommend Lionheart K9 to anyone serious about understanding and training their dog.
Jen T. writes:
I have had a really great experience training my dog with Linda. Her knowledge on dog behavior is beyond anyone I have ever met and her ability to translate what your dog needs from you is incredible. Thank you for showing us what can be accomplished!