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 on 8/1/15, contact us to get on the list

New Tuesday afternoon session of Basic Obedience starting 6/30. Contact us to get on the list. 

AKC STAR Puppy - wait list started, class date & time is Thu  at 1:00.

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

Work full time & kids in weekend sports so you can't make it to our group classes? Day Training Now available. We come to your house while you are at work, let your dog out for a bathroom break, and work on manners and obedience commands with them. You meet with us for 30 minutes on the weekend to get up to speed. This is the perfect solution for a busy family. Contact us today to set up a phone consultation!

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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