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Copyright Julia K Burzon. All rights reserved.

Serving: Crofton, MD, and surrounding counties: Anne Arundel , Southern Baltimore  (& Baltimore City), Howard, Prince George's, & Eastern Queen Anne's

Individual challenges


Thumbtack Best Pro of 2015
  • Free behavioral assessment with no obligation

  • At-home training sessions address the root causes of behavioral issues and teach how to proactively avoid unwitting reinforcement of negative behaviors

  • One-on-one demonstrations and direct training of your dog

  • Personalized training plans and notes make memorization unnecessary

  • Day and night access to your trainer by text/phone/email

We come to you.

Thank you for checking-out DITR!

UPDATE: I am taking a break from training for a bit and so am not accepting any new clients until further notice. Thank you so much for your inquiry.

Q: Now what?! Where do I find a trainer I can trust?

A: Here are some resources & advice on finding the trainer that's right for you and your dog:

Association of Professional Dog Trainers (ADPT) Trainer Search

ADPT suggestions on "How To Choose A Dog Trainer"

Keep in mind that in Maryland (and the rest of the U.S.) ANYONE can hang out a shingle as a dog trainer. There is no particular training required, and no licensing or vetting process. Therefore regardless of the urgency of your situation, take time to carefully select and interview anyone you would have handle your dog.

Trust your gut.
If something doesn't feel right to you, don't let it happen. You are in charge of your and your dog's experience. Are instant results or miraculous change promised in a certain number of sessions? Beware trainers ready to make promises and predict the future with absolute certainty. Know what you want. Any trainer should be happy to explain their chosen methods and equipment in detail. Beware of using force or adding discomfort to cases of aggression &/or fearfulness as well as those who would have you never disagree with your dog's behavior in any way.

Questions? Feel free to give me a call or text and I'll be happy to discuss your case with you and give a 2nd opinion on any training plan.

Diamonds In The Ruff Dog Training, LLC

No-pull leashed walking

Novice commands

Intro to off-leash work

Intro to AKC events content: obedience, rally, agility

Doggie gradeschool
At Diamonds In The Ruff, we help your dog's human pack-members understand their canine friends' current behaviors, set realistic expectations and goals, and make a customized training plan for each dog of every client.

Specific issues:


     Chewing issues







         Excessive barking

Don't see your issue? Just ask!

Observe, learn, understand. Communicate, practice, succeed!

Puppy preschool
Having a personal trainer does not have to be a luxury.

Training dogs at home, where it counts.

Pre-dog Counseling

Welcoming your new canine


Learning to walk on-leash

Basic commands

Dog Park 101