Atta Pup Training - Hagerstown, MD
Here at Atta Pup, I help dogs learn what we want them to do and empower them to independently make their own "good decisions."
I train with science! I'll use methods based on current research and rooted in psychology. I will never use or encourage the use of painful, scary, or irritating methods or "training tools."
I am a member of the Pet Professional Guild and hold CPDT-KA and PMCT certifications, as well as a graduate degree in psychology.
For private training, I start every client out with an initial consultation. Those fees are $179 - 1.5 hours or $199 - 2 hours. We discuss anything from stressors that affect behavior to practicing techniques to help an aggressive dog. Clients come to me with a variety of issues, but most calls are for aggression, anxiety, or good manners.
After that initial consultation, you may choose to make that appointment a package ($465-$840) or just request individual follow-ups. If you'd prefer I take over from there, I also offer day training packages starting at $485. All package prices include the initial consultation fee.
There is a $15 travel fee per appointment for clients 25 miles away from Central Dawgma in Hagerstown.
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How do you serve precious pets?
- Pet Training
- Pet Waste Removal
- Dog Walking
- Pet Sitting
Which training type do you employ to encourage paw-sitive behaviors?
- Pet Behavior Modification
- Dog Obedience Training
What part of the animal kingdom do you serve?
On a scale of snail to elephant, what size animals do you work with?
- 20-39 lbs
- 40-79 lbs
- 80+ lbs
- under 20 lbs
- Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
- Pat Miller Certified Trainer (PMCT)
Proud member of...
- Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
Cat-astrophes happen! What is your cancellation policy?
Which part of the country do you serve pets?
I am local to MD, WV, and PA, but I will gladly travel for clients willing to pay the expenses.
What year did you begin serving pets?
How did you hone your craft?
Apprenticing, assisting, and I have about 10 years with special needs individuals.
What tip would you give pet parents for working with animals that you've learned as a pro?
Animals reasoning is very simple. If it works, do it. If we want our pets to follow "dumb human rules," we need to teach them the rules and then motivate them to make their own choices to follow them.
What is one thing you want pet parents to know about you? It can be whatev-fur you'd like!
I want to help you and your pet. If I make a suggestion you don't understand, say something. If you decide you don't like it, we'll come up with something else.