Polite Pooches Positive Dog Training

Helping Your Dog Become a Well Mannered Part of Your Family


Welcome to the home page of Polite Pooches Positive Dog Training.  We are a Harford County, MD based dog training company. We specialize in helping your pet become a well-mannered part of your family.  We  provide positive, reward based training for puppies and adult dogs.  





Kathy Forthman, CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator


(410) 533-9926


        Now offering CGC Testing! Please contact me for details

Now accepting reservations for our next weekend session of Basic Obedience, which will start in mid-May. Contact us to get on the list. 

We are also accepting reservations for a new Thursday at 1:00 session of Basic Obedience. Contact us to get on the list. 

 Please note that we do not offer walk-in training, you must pre-register to participate in our group classes.

Puppy Playtime is back in a new indoor location! Puppies 8-12 weeks Tuesday nights 7-8 PM and 13-20 weeks Thursday nights 6:00-7:00 PM at 4 Paws Spa. Cost is $5 per dog and you must bring proof of vaccinations or titers. This is supervised, off leash play to teach your pup how to socialize appropriately with other dogs.

Helping dogs and their owners in Harford County, MD

 Photo: So this is why you need patience when training.


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Thursday, Apr 2 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Apr 7 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday, Apr 7 at 7:10 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, Apr 9 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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