Tanzi is a "Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed" (CPDT-KA) and "Pat Miller Certified Trainer" (PMCT). That means she is certified by both the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers via an extensive examination, and by a famous trainer, Pat Miller, both via examination and demonstration of training methods in several intense academies. She is also a Fear Free Certified Professional, meaning she earned certification from the Fear Free Pets organization to be able to assist clients and veterinarians with handling techniques to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in dogs during visits. She takes continuing education classes frequently to stay current in her knowledge including completion of Dr. Susan Friedman's Living and Learning with Animals course.


She works with all breeds, sizes, and energy levels and worked with dogs in a shelter environment for two years. She is married with 2 kids and up to 3 dogs at one point, so she knows what it's like to get a bunch of family members to cooperate with very little free time for training practice.  She will help you understand why your dog is doing what he's doing. Then she will teach you how to get your dog to do what you want him to do when you want him to do it, so living together is a lot more fun (for both of you!)


Tanzi Leary, CPDT-KA , PMCT

Certified Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant

Fear-Free Certified Professional

trainer, Laurie corak

Laurie is a "Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed" (CPDT-KA.) That means she is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers via an extensive examination. She has been a dog lover since childhood, growing up surrounded by dogs on her family’s farm in Baltimore County and now she and her husband live with their two dogs in the county. Her Labrador, Moose, is a certified therapy dog and they participated in Enoch Pratt’s reading program to help children gain confidence in their reading abilities. In 2012, when her household gained a second dog, Pickles the pit bull, she became more interested in dog behavior. She started assisting a local trainer and progressed to teaching puppy and beginner classes. She has also worked for a large dog daycare and training facility, supervising group play and giving private lessons. 


She truly enjoys helping people with their wild, sometimes frustrating, adolescent dogs – a situation she was in not long ago with her pit bull. He forced her to look at things differently, and instead of finding things wrong with his behavior, she began managing the environment to set him up for success. She also made sure his physical and mental needs were being met through brain games, trick training, and scent work. These somewhat small changes helped their relationship evolve from one filled with frustration to one based on understanding. She’d love to help you get there with your own dog!


Laurie Corak, CPDT-KA

Certified Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant

Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed

Pat Miller Certified Trainer


Fear Free Certified Professional

tanzi's certifications
laurie's certifications
Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed


Services are available in these neighborhoods within the Baltimore metro area: Owings Mills, Randallstown, Reisterstown, Glyndon, Finksburg, Pikesville, Stevenson, Lutherville, Timonium, Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Roland Park, Riderwood, Ruxton, Mt. Washington, Homeland, Guilford, Hampden, Bolton Hill, Towson, Sparks, parts of Monkton, Phoenix, Jarrettsville, Kingsville, Perry Hall, Parkville, White Marsh, Forest Hill, Hydes, and the southwestern edges of Bel Air. Contact us to ask about any areas not listed and if we don't work there, we can usually provide a referral to a trusted colleague. Not all trainers work in all areas so if we can't provide a trainer in your area at the time you need us, we will try to connect you with someone we trust.



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