DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION FOR US?
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHICH TYPES OF DOGS DOES DAUNTLESS DOGS TRAIN?
We train all types of dogs, big small, aggressive, anxious, service dogs etc.
WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING METHODOLOGY?
We believe that every dog is different and that by saying there are tools and things we won't use is saying there are dogs we won't help. We take the consideration of the dog and the owner into account when making training protocols as well as the safest and most humane way to achieve results. We approach every new dog with an open mind and an open toolbox.
WHAT DOES DAUNTLESS DOG TRAINING DO DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHERS IN YOUR FIELD?
We offer an array of custom training programs, tailor made for you and your dog. We make sure our trainers are well versed in different tools and techniques so to best help the dogs and educate their owners as well as lifelong support in any and all training endeavors.
WHEN AND WHERE ARE YOUR CLASSES?
Private classes are subject to availability, and we try to have several group classes starting monthly. Most group classes are held at Lake Shore Pet Hospital in Pasadena and held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We are now offering weekend classes in Glen Burnie. Group Class times are subject to change based on demand.
If you want to see our class schedule CLICK HERE.
DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?
We offer Military discounts and we extend the 15% Wellness Plan Discount from Lake Shore Pet Hospital to our group classes.
WHO ARE WE?
MEET OUR TEAM
"I spent two years working as a Trainer at Petsmart, getting my hands on as many dogs as I could, and taking the most difficult ones to help in my free time. I over saw large play groups for those two years, helping anxious and "aggressive" dogs learn how to be social and interact with their own kind.
Over time I became frustrated with the limited tools and knowlege the pet store gave me, caring more about numbers than actually teaching dogs, I started to search for more effective tools and methods, applying them and improving with every dog I trained, until eventually I left to start my own adventure through Dauntless Dogs. I'm still learning to this day, trying to find the most fair and effective ways to help dogs and people navigate the world together!"
"Dogs have been a huge part of my life since I was a small child, and I can't imagine life without at least one. I strongly believe every dog deserves a loving home, and every home that wants one, deserves a well behaved dog. My desire to become a dog trainer stemmed from my ultimate goal of keeping as many dogs out of rescues and shelters as possible. Knowing that dogs with behavior issues, most of which can be fixed with some basic obedience training, are often given up on, rehomed, or placed in shelters, put me on the path to becoming a solution to the problem. Training dogs became my way of helping keep as many dogs as possible in the homes that they love. Besides working with my own pack, I started my training journey mentoring with other trainers, reading and studying everything I could about canine behavior, and then taking a training position at a big box store to get as much practical experience as possible with as many different breeds and types of dogs as I could. While I loved every minute of it, I was left unsatisfied with the restrictions placed on me by working for such a large corporation. I was unable to help those dogs that needed it the most. Once I left the position I held, I realized I needed to continue training so when offered the opportunity to join the Dauntless Dogs team, where I am able to take an active part in the operations and decision making, and help those dogs I had to turn away before, I jumped at the chance. "
THE REST OF THE TEAM
Our pack is instrumental to helping with the training and rehabilitation of many dogs and teaching their owners to become better handlers. We trust their judgement just as much as they trust ours, without them our jobs would be much harder.
TEACHING ASSISTANT/DEMO DOG
Zeno is a Dutch Shepherd Mix that was Adopted from Mid-Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue. He is one of our primary helpers. He is an expert ball boy and excels at helping dogs that normally don't do well in the company of others as well as helping owners become better handlers. He has his CGC title and is training in Agility and Canicross.
SMALL DOG AMBASSADOR
Kairi joined the pack as the first small dog. She can be a bit reserved but really shows off the trainability of small dogs with her great personality and strong desire to learn and does a wonderful job helping anxious dogs come out of their shell.
Kuro was raised with the pack and as a result demands to be a part of training. He is an ultimate distraction for our boarding dogs, is used for cat testing our foster dogs and rehabbing students that don't get along with their own cats, but he also enjoys training himself and when the treats come out, Kuro is there. He can come when called, Sit, heel and walk on a leash. His favourite pastimes are stealing treats, chasing Kairi and sleeping on dogs.
Skylar is our resident Pit-mix/Service dog on the team. She is working to break the cycle of breed specific stereotyping and showing the truly kind and helpful nature of this often discriminated against breed. Skylar assists with classes, and helps set boundaries for dogs that need them. She has her CGC title and is a trained mobility assistance dog. She is ready to test for her AKC trick dog titles and is training in weight pull and agility.
TEACHING ASSISTANT/ HONORARY BIG DOG
Draco is our second Pit-mix pack member. He is great at engaging both large and small dogs in appropriate play, and is often the dog we use when big dogs are in need of small dog manners. He is working on his CGC title and will be training in weight pull and agility when he is a little older.
LORD SESSHOMARU (SUSHI)
Sushi is our newest pack member and our second small dog advocate. He is learning to assist with classes and is helping Kairi break down small dog stereotyping. He is still growing into his personality so we are excited to see where he places himself in the group.
CROTCHETY OLD MAN
Casey's first dog and our resident old geezer at 13 years old, Aristotle doesn't help out often anymore but does join in on pack outings and is our professional puppy wrangler he is an expert at teaching puppies and sometimes adults the ins and outs of appropriate play and respecting boundaries.
ACTUALLY A HOOMAN
Atticus is also a Demo dog, but honestly prefers the company of people to other dogs, though he has yet to meet a dog he dislikes, and is used more to teach owners than their canine counterparts. He is CGC certified, has had public access and mobility assistance training and his favourite classes to help with are the trick and intermediate