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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