Balanced Dog Training

 in an unbalanced world



I am a certified domestic dog trainer based in Baltimore Maryland.  Dogs, just like people, are individuals and should be treated as such.  As a result, I don't subscribe to one singular dog training method, I train to meet the dogs needs and personality, as well as the needs of the dog owner. Training is not just about the methods themselves, it's also affected by the health and state of mind of the dog.  I take into consideration any health issues that the dog may have, and whether or not that is affecting their ability to learn.  Additionally, I can often spot issues a dog is having and can help you bring these to the attention of your vet.

John Frank, CPT - Owner/Head trainer








***All packages have payment options.  Payment options are as follows:

1. 100% at the first session

2. 50% at the first session, 50% at the halfway point of sessions

Training Resources and Links

Application For Training:

Please fill out the form below:

By filling out this form I will be able to better understand any behavior issues and your training needs.

Name *
Address *
Phone *
Please include relationship to you and ages of any children.
What days and times are you available for lessons? *
Please check all that apply. All people living with the dog or caring for the dog should attend.
About Your Dog
If you're unsure, your best guess is fine
Approximate age for rescue dogs is fine
Dog's Sex *
Neutered *
Shelter/Rescue or Breeder info.
Does your dog have allergies? *
Is the dog currently on Heartworm Preventative? *
Is the dog currently on flea/tick preventative? *
Including brand and how much per day?
How often you are feeding. Do you leave the food out, use an interactive feeder, or make the dog wait, feed in the crate, etc.
List your Immediate and future goals
What kind of training has your dog had? *
Select all that apply
Is the dog crate trainined? *
Allowed to roam free in the house when you're not home? *
Allowed to run free in the yard? *
Allowed on furniture? *
Any signs of separation anxiety?
How long and how many walks per day? How are your walks, good/bad? More details the better.
Front/back clip harness, flat collar, martingale, head halter, choke, slip lead, pinch/prong, E-collar.
Do you let your dog meet other dogs on leash? * *
Cats, birds, squirrels, dogs, etc. Mention whether on or off leash.
Do you currently take your dog to dog parks? *
Does your socialize with other dogs, outside of a dog park? *
At daycare, "Play dates" at your or a friends/family home.
Is your dog startled or scared of loud noises? *
Thunderstorms, fireworks, loud trucks, buses, carts, skateboards etc.
Is your dog sensitive to any parts of his/her body being touched? *
Ears, mouth, paws, nails, backend, etc.
Is your dog possessive / growled / snapped / bit over food, toys or other objects? *
Has your dog ever growled at someone? *
Has your dog ever bitten a human or animal? *
Even snapping and nipping if your dog only left a bruise.
Please include details of all bite incidents including how approximately long ago they were, did the bite break skin? Were there punctures, did it draw blood or need sutures?
Is your dog Muzzle conditioned? *
If your dog has bit or snapped at someone we will need to muzzle condition your dog.
Does your dog obsessively: *
Jumping, counter surfing, barking at the doorbell etc.
I read & understand the Cancellation Policy *
All appointments scheduled will require a 24 hour notice of cancellation by the owner or will otherwise be charged at full price. Exceptions will be made for weather, emergency / medical circumstances. All session booked in a package must be completed within 3 months of purchase, unless there is a emergency / medical circumstances.
Do you agree to the Training Agreement terms? *
See a link below to read the Training Agreement in full.

* Read the Training Agreement here.

After you press the submit button, make sure that you get a confirmation message on the screen, otherwise your application may not have been received

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form. The more information I have the better I can help you.

**All appointments scheduled will require a 24 hour notice of cancellation by the owner or will otherwise be charged at full price.  Exceptions will be made for emergency / medical circumstances.

All session booked in a package must be completed within 3 months of purchase, unless there is a emergency / medical circumstances.

If the client chooses to terminate the training contract and discontinue training after 50% of training has been completed, NO refund will be issued.

If the trainer feels that the client will not listen to training instructions / advice, the trainer can at their own discretion terminate the contract and discontinue training with the client at ANY point in time throughout the training period.  A partial refund for the services remaining will be issued.