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We are available at 301-738-6783 or can be reached by email at trainers@sniffersdoggieretreat.com.

Training PackagesPitbull Training

Day Training:  Drop your dog off in the morning and take them home in the evening. Their day will be filled with learning and fun. Our day training will take place Monday through Friday. We’re open 7am – 7pm on weekdays for your convenience

Board & Train:  Leave your dog with us for an intensive learning experience. We’ll customize the focus of your dog’s education based on individual needs and preferences. While staying with us, they’ll also have a chance to take advantage of the other services and activities at SNIFFERS Doggie Retreat.

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Puppy Socialization Package: Bringing a new puppy into your family is a very exciting time! Proper socialization and the foundations of training are often overlooked by many new puppy parents. We
have developed a special 4 week package for puppies up to 6 months of age. We’ll work on socialization, manners, enrichment, crate training, grooming and reinforce potty training all while allowing for ample play and nap times. To read more on the importance of puppy socialization, check out the Position Statement from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. 

 

HIllary & Laura training sea lions.

 

 

The owners at SNIFFERS Doggie Retreat have a long history of animal training. They met each other while working as Animal Keepers at Smithsonian National Zoo, where they cared for and trained animals on a daily basis. In addition to working with and training exotic animals including marine mammals and wolves, Hillary and Laura both grew up riding and training horses for both competition and pleasure. With Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Psychology with emphasis on Animal Behavior and Physiology and over 8 years of experience working with dogs on a daily basis, we have developed a successful dog training program with a unique perspective! We believe that building a trusting relationship, helping the dog to gain self-confidence and make good choices through basic training and socialization is the key to resolving many common behavior problems.

I am constantly telling other dog-owners about Sniffers, because the change that we've seen in Max has been so remarkable.
Jolie Dahlstrom- Bourgeois