Frederick Dog Training with
Creekside Canine

Creeksde Canine prides itself on providing eclectic and well-balanced training programs in the Frederick area. Creekside trainers are equipped with a vast toolbox of different training techniques to ensure that you and your dog both have a satisfying and successful training experience. We understand that, like people, all dogs learn differently. We will work with you to design a custom- made training program that best suits you and your dog. The training you receive at Creekside will help you learn how to provide the structure and communication that all dogs crave in order to have a well-balanced life. At Creekside we don't just train your dog, we train you too. Whether you have a new puppy, are looking to teach an old dog new tricks, or are dealing with a behavioral issue, it is our goal to provide you with the skills you need to have a happy, healthy relationship with your canine companion.

Trainer Bio
Sarah Shulman is a certified Canine Trainer and Behavior Specialist. She attended the internationally acclaimed Starmark Academy for Professional Dog Trainers (formerly Tripple Crown Academy) in Central Texas. Upon graduating Sarah was offered an internship with Starmark Academy and spent three more months training rescue dogs and assisting in the teaching of Starmark's next generation of dog trainers. During her time at Starmark, Sarah was exposed to variety of training techniques and got hands-on experience working with a large assortment of dogs, dealing with various behavior and training issues. When her internship with Starmark was complete Sarah returned to her hometown of Frederick, MD to open her own dog training business.

Sarah was born and raised in downtown Frederick, and could think of no better place to start her own business. She has been an active member of the downtown community, having been a Company member with the Maryland Ensemble Theater for over ten years. Along with working various technical positions for the theater, Sarah is also a playwright. Her work has been performed in Frederick as well as DC and New York. Sarah returned from her seven-month stay in Texas excited to serve her community in a brand new way. Sarah continues to live in downtown Frederick with her dogs, who she trained through the Starmark program. She can often be seen walking them, as well as client dogs, along the canal and down Market Street, or training in Baker Park.

Training Services
Consult Every new client requires a consult. This is the first meeting in which we will determine the best training regimen for you and your dog. During this meeting a Creekside Canine trainer will evaluate your dog and the situation by asking you a series of detailed questions.

Private Coaching A one on-one lesson held at one of Creekside Canine's training locations during which a Creekside Canine Trainer will educate you on how to properly train and handle your dog. During these sessions you will be the primary handler and Creekside Canine will be there to coach and instruct. It is recommended that anybody who will be handling the dog attend these sessions.

In-Home Coaching In-home coaching is when Creekside Canine Trainers come to you and conduct private lessons in the comfort of your own home. This is ideal for certain behavior issues that may only be exhibited on the dogs home ground or for those who don't wish to travel to a different location to train.

When purchasing training sessions, you can purchase either half sessions or full sessions based on you and your dog's individual needs.

Half Session – A half session lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to 45 minutes and is ideal for dogs with short attention spans and solo handlers. It is recommended that you have at least one full session before transitioning to half sessions.
Full Session- A full session last anywhere form an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes and is ideal for dogs in need of more detailed training and families with multiple handlers.

Group Lessons Creekside Canine offers a variety of group classes ranging from basic obedience to fun and games. Each class consists of four to six classes and the groups are purposefully kept small to insure plenty of individual attention.

Basic Obedience- Six week course in which your dog will learn to heel, sit, place, down, and recall as well as good manners. During this course you will be educated on how to properly handle and communicate with your dog. Intermediate Obedience- Four week course in which the Three D's (distance, duration, and distraction) will be added to what your dog learned in Basic Obedience and off leash work will be introduced.

Advanced Obedience- A four week course in which we will continue work with distraction and off leash heeling. In this class we will move outside of the training room and do hands on training through out Downtown Frederick.

Fun and Games- Six week course in which your dog will learn an assortment fun activities that you can do with them including basic agility, clicker tricks, and scent detection. All of these are excellent bonding activities and provide great mental and physical stimulation for your dog.

Specialty Training

Day Training Busy schedules can make keeping up with training difficult. Creekside Canine's Day Training program is a unique and affordable alternative to private or in-home coaching. Creekside Canine will train your dog while you are at work. Your trainer will coordinate with you either going to your dog's doggy daycare or picking them up from your home to conduct new or brush up training. Once your dog's training program is complete, a private session will be held to ensure that you are comfortable maintaining the training.

Downtown Walkabouts This service is unique to Creekside Canine. It is important to train your dog in a variety of different locations with a variety of different locations. After you have completed our basic obedience course, join other Creekside Canine clients on a group walk under the supervision of a Creekside Canine trainer. Practice everything you learned in class as you walk throughout busy and beautiful Downtown Frederick. Walkabouts will be held several times a month and group numbers are kept small to ensure one on one attention.

Brush-ups It is important to maintain and keep up with the training done with your dog. Creekside Canine can assist with this with their brush-up program. No mater how long its been since you purchased your training you can schedule a brush-up appointment for half the price of a private lesson. These 30- to 45-minute sessions are a great opportunity to review past training and fix any issues you might be having. Purchase a Creekside Canine Perfect Pup Training Packages and get brush-ups for FREE!


Conveniently located in Frederick dog training classes have started. We offer individual or group classes. Our next group class starts Wednesday January 14 at 7:30 pm. Please call to register your dog as the classes fill quickly. You do not have to be enrolled in our daycare group to take advantage of training at Club Dogz.

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Club Dogz, Inc.
423 A East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-418-6207 (Phone)
301-418-6208 (Fax)