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Our Services

Individual Programs/Group Programs


EMAIL dianna@snorkleswayadaptivedogtraining.com for more information

-Boutique daycamp experience where dogs get to be “dogs” and use their natural born instincts/senses

-Access to the great outdoors through leashed and off-leash hikes on our expansive 84+ acres of wooded trails

-More exercise than your typical daycare program

-One-on-one attention, dog-reactive dogs welcomed

-Exercises body and brain

-Get to have fun while learning impulse control and working on basic obedience

-Canine enrichment


Treats, Tricks and Happiness

(6 sessions for $350 or $60 per session)

This class is all about having fun! Learn how to teach your dog a trick, laugh at yourself and have a great time with your dog. Trick training is a team effort!  Both the dog and owner learn about each other. It builds confidence and trust and strengthens obedience skills along the way. You’ll learn how to positively reinforce your dog’s behaviors through rewards like treats, praise and toys.

Confidence Building 101

(5 sessions for $375)

Do you have a dog that loses focus when other dogs are around? Is he slightly reactive to other dogs when on leash? Does he have a hard time relaxing on walks? Are you afraid to take him on a hike? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, joining a group class probably makes your stomach turn at the very thought…

In Confidence Building 101, we work on focus, building trust and basic obedience with the goal of creating a more confident dog who will eventually be able to behave himself in a public setting.

Fido Team Development

(4 sessions for $300 or 6 sessions for $450)

This is basic stuff, folks! This class will set you and your dog up for success. You will learn how to teach your dog basic skills, such as sit, down, stay, come when called and loose leash walking. Through these classes your dog will also learn good manners including leave it, drop it, go to place and polite greetings.

Fit Fido

(6 sessions for $350 or $60 per session)

This program is based on your and your dog’s needs. Does your dog love to play ball, Frisbee, do agility or participate in weight pull? Or does he need to drop a few pounds?  Would you like to start a jogging program with your dog? We will work with you to come up with a fitness plan that includes stretching, muscle toning, warm-up and cool down using FitPAWS equipment, everyday household items like stools and benches and outdoor obstacles like tree stumps, rocks and logs.  

Sunday Fundays

(6 sessions for $150 or $30 per session)

Sunday Fundays start with a short hike to burn off some excess energy, and then we play around on some canine fitness and agility equipment, followed by some relationship-building through games and tricks. Sunday Funday dates will be posted on our Facebook page.  You can attend any dates you like. You just have to let us know that you are attending prior to the actual date. 

*You and your dog must be able to traverse uneven ground through the woods*

Treats, Tricks and Happiness Group Style

(6 sessions for $175)

Join us for this ultra-fun class where you will learn the building blocks of trick training, as well as some of the basic FUNdamentals of backyard agility through positive reinforcement with treats, praise and toys.  Some of the tricks we work on include jumping through a hoop, picking up a dumbbell, bow, roll over, and more! We will also explore the beginning of obstacles such as the teeter totter, jumps, and pause-table!

You will also learn how to obtain your first Do More with Your Dog trick title with our very own certified instructor. Dates will be published on our Facebook page.


Trick Training Workshops

($75 per workshop)

Join us for a two-hour workshop where you will learn the building blocks of trick training through positive reinforcement with treats, praise and toys.  You’ll also go home with a few handy tricks that you and your dog can show off at your parties!

You will learn how to obtain your first Do More with Your Dog trick title with our very own certified instructor. Dates will be published on our Facebook page.


**Prices are subject to change at any time.

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about us

Core Belief - Adaptive Training

I believe that the right training tool is any humane tool that helps you and your dog build a positive partnership...


Mission Statement - Build Dog/Owner Partnerships

I believe that all “good” behavior starts with a strong relationship. Programs like Sunday Funday and Tricks, Treats and Happiness help to build and strengthen your bond with your dog through interactive play.


I have over 5 years experience as a dog trainer, specializing in trick training and canine fitness. In 2016, I became a certified “trick dog” trainer through Do More With Your Dog.  I am  also an Associate member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and an AKC CGC evaluator.  On several Saturdays a month you will see me volunteering as a basic obedience trainer for Bella's Bully Buddies foster program.

All three dogs of my dogs have various certifications.  Juji and Scud both have trick dog titles; Scud also visits classrooms to help students learn how to interact and care for dogs through Project Mickey. RifRaf is a therapy-certified dog (through Wags for Hope out of Frederick, MD) who visits nursing homes and is part of the Project Mickey partnership through Baltimore City Schools. 

Snorkle's Way offers both private sessions and group classes that incorporate trick training, canine fitness, basic obedience, and leashed hikes into our programs. i specialize in creating individualized programs for you and your dog, so that you get the most out of your training.

We offer a unique opportunity to train with very few distractions on our 84-acre property, which includes forested hiking trails, as well as generous open spaces.

Please join us! Train, relax, and have fun with your dog! 


Snorkle, was my husband's and my dog who passed away suddenly in January 2015, she is the inspiration for "Snorkle's Way".   She taught us that every dog is an individual and each dog learns differently.   She had a huge personality, and she lived life to the fullest!  Snorkle was the reason that I got involved with training, became an advocate for Pit Bulls, and educated people on the dangers of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and why it doesn't work.  Because of Snorkle I have made life long friends through training, advocating and promoting dog rescue, both on a local and national level.   Snorkle holds a special place in my heart and is missed tremendously.

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Snorkle's Way Adaptive Dog Training

Walkersville, MD 21793

email: dianna@snorkleswayadaptivedogtraining.com


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