Since 1969. Helping People and Pets
Bob Maida's dog training and dog problem solving is a system that he has developed through years of research and personal experience with virtually every type of dog, behavior, environment and temperament. Bob has a gift for connecting with animals. He will teach you what you need to know to do the same for your dog in an easy and timely fashion.
From city apartments to the White House, Bob's counselling has been sought by thousands of pet owners. His services are widely recommended by dog trainers, breeders, veterinarians,and dog rescue groups.
Our dog trainer-director Bob Maida is a highly skilled, experienced animal trainer and dog behavior consultant certified by the International Association of CanineProfessionals(IACP). Bob has been specializing in dog training and solving dog behavior problems for over 4 decades.
1968 Bob began his career walking packs of dogs at Jim Buck's School for Dogs on New York City's Upper East Side. The following year 1969 began working for Captain Arthur J. Haggerty training family pets, dogs for stage, screen and TV as well as commercial security and personal protection along with training students and interns for a dog training career.
1972 Jai..Great Dane owned and trained by Bob Maida co-starred in the film "Shamus" along with Captain Haggerty, Burt Reynolds and Dyan Cannon.
1974 relocated to Western NY to manage Jamar's Dog Training/Boarding Kennels and in 1976 to Alexandria Va to assist former Captain Haggerty co-workers Sandy and Carlos Mejias with the Olde Towne School for Dogs.. a renowned day school for the urban/suburban dog in the Greater Washington DC Metro area.
1979..Bob decided to start his own business which was home tutoring. A program where dog was daily trained by Bob and staff throughout town with dog owners getting guidance twice weekly. An excellent program for the home-alone dog and the busy dog owner. In 1982 he acquired a training kennel which incorporated in town training along with resident children, household pets, livestock and household visitors. Primarily designed for the difficult dog and/or the over scheduled human companion.
1985 Had the pleasure of assisting our country's First Family with the First Dog via referrals from the Press and Defense Secretary. While in the DC-Northern Va area Bob worked with many high level Washingtonians, supplied/trained animals for classified projects and produced/hosted the Northern Virginia FCAC Cable show 'The Pet Counselor'.
2009 Bob retired from the boarding school kennel and returned to the New York City Metro area specializing in counseling dog owners at home in urban and suburban areas in the very environment where the behaviors occur.
Bob's approach to solving a dog human problem is teaching you better dog-human communication, handling skills, and how best to fulfill your furry friend's needs.You and your dog's happiness can be achieved with a balance of confident positive energy,play, exercise, boundaries, rules,limitations and affection.
Bob Maida does not believe in one size fits all or cookie cutter training. One must take into consideration dog's temperament, enviroment, sensitivity level and behavior history. When training a dog, one must realize dogs are different. What is effective with some dogs and/or human companion..will not work with others. Of course it is also understood the trainer must work within the capabilities limitations and lifestyle of their two legged companions.
Our rules for dog training have always been to do no harm, maintain harmony and accomplish training/behavior goals without violation of the trust your dog has in you. Wouldn't it be nice to take your dog anywhere? Let us show you how to take a stroll in the park....In fact we can probably take you and pooch on that stroll upon the very visit.
Bob Maida's photo-op with Cesar Millan "The Dog Whisperer" at the IACP Conference 2006. We support the mission and philosophy of Cesar Millan, the Dog Psychology Center, and recommend all dog lovers to do so by viewing "Cesar Millan's Leader of the Pack" TV show on The National Geographic Wild Channel..
Check local listings for run times.
Note:We are not directly affiliated with Cesar Millan or the Dog Whisperer TV program.
To order Cesar's books or DVDs, click on the photo above.
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