PUPS Dog Obedience offers their services year round.  There are now two locations –  an Indoor Location and an Outdoor Location (both within 6 minutes of each other).  PUPS has an outdoor location for nice weather where some of the group classes are held and a 10,000 sq. ft. indoor where all classes are held during inclement weather and many are held all year round.

PUPS Dog Obedience offers the 8 week Basic Obedience Course year round on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays in Ellicott City, Howard County, Maryland. To review our current Upcoming Class Schedule, please visit our online calendar page or contact us at or 443-545-9597 and we will email the schedule.

Outdoor Location

National Guard Armory
4244 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Note that the Armory is located between the Fire House and Kohl’s. We use the field to the right of the building and the parking lot to the right of the building.

Indoor Location

9050 Red Branch Road
Columbia, MD  21045



Days and Times Classes are Held

Times offered Saturdays and Sundays

Basic Obedience – Winter, Spring, & Fall

10:00 AM
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 AM
11:00 AM

Times offered Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (Daylight Saving time only)

6:30 PM
7:30 PM

To review our current upcoming Class Schedule, please visit our online calendar page or contact us at or 443-545-9597 and we will email the schedule. Check out our Facebook page, too.

Contact us for information on other classes, such as Rally, Advanced Obedience, CGC Preparation, Motivational Obedience, etc.

Guaranteed Results or Repeat the Program for Free

We offer guaranteed results in the sense that, if all three of the goals of the program are not met to the highest potential for the individual by the end of the course, or it is a young dog that may require some productive channeling when it’s a bit older, PUPS will allow you to repeat the course ONE time free of charge. Your dog is a walking advertisement for PUPS and PUPS’ main goal if for the dog to be successful!

Discounts for Additional Dogs

After training your first dog, we offer discounts for any additional dogs (even years later) you own.

Advanced Obedience Course

Upon successful completion of the Basic Course (above), PUPS offers a four-week Advanced Obedience Course. This class further enhances the obedience aspect; specifically, it transitions your dog to off leash reliability (as much as your dog’s genetics will allow) AND it further incorporates any individual modifications that may be needed to assure your dog is attentive to you and reliable under any situation at any time with or without a collar or leash inside as well as outside.

Our program specializes in high drive working breeds of all categories that are just rambunctious and in need of training as well as dogs with temperament issues of all types, including but not limited to separation anxiety, “stressy” dogs, hyper-reactive dogs, low confidence, all forms of aggression including dominance, social, dog aggression, fear aggression, etc. What the program does is build the dog’s confidence while teaching him/her to bring their adrenaline down around general and trigger stimuli. The combination of building confidence and keeping the adrenaline down creates a thinking dog that is able to make more appropriate assessments in general and around trigger stimuli. It also creates a larger threshold of tolerance within the dog’s nervous system for general and trigger stimuli and allows the dog to transition with ease from situation to situation. The other key component of the program is that it respectfully and productively establishes a trusting relationship between the owner and dog so that the dog learns he/she can trust in the owner’s ability to be a capable leader in all situations. In other words, the dog will read off of the owner instead of feeling the stress of having to make all the decisions not only for him/herself, but, for his/her owners as well. All of this combined, creates a more confident, thinking dog that can transition with greater ease and calmness from situation to situation and make more appropriate assessments while being attentive to his/her owner’s needs.