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"Simply wanted to take the time to thank you & let you know that I'm ecstatic to have found you. There are many resources in our area,  we are fortunate in that respect...but to find someone with not only the love of 'the science of it all' but who also has natural intuition and the ability to piece together a multifaceted dilemma...THAT person is a gem! Just nice to sense a 'like-mindedness' in another person and know that some people DO care as much as I do!"

- from a local veterinarian


Tanzi is trusted by so many professionals in the area. Veterinary behaviorists, veterinarians, and vet techs from these clinics refer Dog Crazy Lady to their clients:


  • University of Pennsylvania Behavior Clinic,

  • Animal Behavior Wellness Center,

  • Ruxton Animal Hospital,

  • Pikesville Animal Hospital,

  • Timonium Animal Hospital,

  • Mountainside Veterinary Hospital,

  • Lutherville Animal Hospital,

  • Stevenson Veterinary Hospital,

  • Perry Hall Veterinary Hospital,

  • Valley Dog and Cat Hospital,

  • Prettyboy Veterinary Hospital,

  • Hunt Valley Animal Hospital,

  • Parkville Animal Hospital,

  • Eldersburg Veterinary Hospital,

  • Northwest Animal Hospital,

  • Vinson Animal Hospital,

  • Madonna Veterinary Clinic,

  • Advanced Veterinary Complex,

  • Harborside Mobile Vet,

  • Homeward Bound Mobile Vet,

  • Belvedere Veterinary Center,

  • Towson Veterinary Hospital,

  • Carney Animal Hospital,

  • Honeygo Animal Hospital,

  • Pulaski Veterinary Clinic,

  • Warm & Fuzzy Veterinary Center, 

  • Harbor View Veterinary Hospital,

  • Falls Road Animal Hospital,

  • Celebrie Veterinary Hospital,

  • Companion Animal Care Center,

  • Animal Medical Clinic of Dulaney Valley,

  • Village Vet,

  • Heart + Paw, 

  • Hampden Veterinary Hospital, and

  • Evergreen Veterinary Care.


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Virtual Training

"Tanzi is incredible! I would highly recommend for anyone struggling with behavioral issues, aggression, anxiety, etc. My dog improved so much in just a few months! She’s so knowledgeable, and really takes the time to understand your dog and to find training solutions that’ll work best for you."

-Bianca & Franklin, Baltimore, MD


"Tanzi is incredible! We have had both virtual and in-person sessions with her, and I am continually amazed by her perceptiveness of my dog’s slightest movements. She doesn’t miss even the smallest twitch and knows exactly what is going on in my dog’s brain. Her techniques focus on positive conditioning and on training the humans to understand and appropriately respond to the dog’s cues. Tanzi has pointed us to other specialized dog professionals to help with our pup’s rehabilitation from living on the streets of a large city, and she has exceeded our hopes in every way. We are beyond grateful for her."

- Jane & Trey, Glen Arm, MD

"Thank you so much for today and everything! We had a wonderful experience and will be referring you! We’ll be in touch next time we need some training help."

-Yvonne & Scout, Hampden, MD

"My dog is very reactive. Laurie has been helping me learn how to properly work with him. She is excellent! Patient, very knowledgeable, and cares a lot about making the relationship between the dog and owner a wonderful one. Working with Laurie has helped me see the great dog I have!!"

-Donna & Tucker, Owings Mills, MD

"We have a 6 month old goldendoodle and are first time dog owners. We had ZERO idea what we were getting into. I was skeptical about doing virtual training at first but it has been an amazing experience. I'm so happy we started young and early. Our puppy is way ahead of many of our friends dogs who are similar in age. Laurie is wonderful and always answered any questions we had. Its so worth it to go through the program(s) to even just have them as a resource. We've learned so much and are excited to continue our dog training journey with Laurie."

-Michelle & Winnie, Baltimore, MD

"We worked with Tanzi. She was amazing. Due to covid we started off with virtual lessons. She was great even virtually, really good at reading body language and our cues. We met her in real life for our last session and she was so fantastic. She has a great easy going yet structured presence. she gave us so many good ideas to help manage our dogs. We are seeing results already. She doesn't try scare tactics or make you feel like you are a bad dog parent if you make mistakes. She is wonderful!!"

-Nadine & Paul and Creed & Gunnar, Lutherville, MD

"This post is looong overdue! Anyone getting a dog should invest in time with Tanzi! We got Tucker the English Cream golden during COVID-19. Tanzi did a bunch of zoom classes but one of the sessions, mask and all, she came to our house for water training. We have an inground pool.

While Tucker does not like the water, Tanzi taught him, (and us!) how to deal with the pool. Later on Tucker did fall into the pool. And he promptly gathered his wits, swam to the steps and walked out! This training saved his life!"

-Victor & Ayda and Tucker, Owings Mills, MD

"We have just started dog training our new puppy with our lovely trainer Tanzi. We started to experience difficulties after adding a second puppy to a home with a 6 year old dog. We have gained so many skills over such a short period of time. I was skeptical that virtual dog training would be effective and boy was I wrong! We get custom tailored advice and very useful tips specific to our puppies needs. Tanzi is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend virtual training to anyone from a new dog owner to seasoned dog owner. You will not be disappointed!"

-Tamara and Rembrandt & Zeke, Pikesville, MD

"Rocco, my mini bernedoodle, and I completed Puppy 101 with Laurie in early summer 2020. All training sessions were virtual and I loved it!  I could take our training sessions anywhere we happen to be and was not forced to schedule and reschedule due to location. Laurie is awesome, super patient and very clear with instruction. I was very happy with the good puppy manners Rocco learned with Laurie's help.  Already have Puppy 201 scheduled. Laurie and Tanzi have been very helpful with questions and resource referrals, as well. I highly recommend this company and Laurie as a very effective dog trainer."

-Tamara & Rocco, Reisterstown, MD

"Tanzi has been amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable and super available and responsive to questions between formal consultations!"

-Christine & Layla, Baltimore, MD

"Tanzi is absolutely the best. She is so knowledgeable and has great ideas to help with any issues. I foster dogs and she has helped me with some of the more anxious dogs. It’s easy to find a YouTube video to figure out how to teach your dog to sit. But when you have a behavior or fear issue, Tanzi always has several ideas for how to tackle the root of the issue. No fear, no pain, just communication."

-Jodie & Gaspode, Baltimore, MD

In-Person Training

"Just wanted to give you a Bella and Archie update. I am very happy to report they are doing great!! Archie has truly improved! He is so tolerant and wonderful to her. I can’t thank you enough for the amazing training sessions. I really enjoyed it. I am sure we will call for something in the future but we do our daily training with them and we could not be happier."

-Alli & Archie, Butler, MD


"I can't say enough great things about Tanzi. Her training helped make a very intense situation with my dogs manageable and tolerable. I can't thank her enough."

-Carly & Gizmo, Owings Mills, MD

"We were extremely fortunate to have found a licensed, experienced and knowledgeable dog trainer for our new lab puppy, Ruby. Although we have had experience with many breeds of dogs, we saved the most adventurous, busy, intelligent, and energetic girl for our last. During her adolescence we experienced quite a few injuries…ours, not hers. She got so much stronger than us and we reached out to Tanzi based on several local veterinarians recs. She’s anything but a crazy lady!!! Her approach with our lovable, sweet Ruby was kind, disciplined and exactly what we needed and made an incredible difference in our dog’s manners and unwanted behaviors. Tanzi ALWAYS was able to connect a dogs thinking to the exact behavior and we felt that every lesson was invaluable. We are beyond happy with the progress made this year and plan to continue working with Tanzi as Ruby grows and matures (if that EVER happens!)"

- Sharon & Ruby, Timonium, MD

"I cannot recommend Tanzi enough! She really helped us gain back a sense of control with our wild, large breed puppy and we are so grateful. She has a very calm and warm presence and is incredibly knowledgeable. Every visit was efficient and she gave us the tools to better understand our dog's behavior which I think is so important when training! We had looked into some other training programs in the area, some that use collar reinforcement and I am so glad we went with Tanzi instead using just a more gentle and positive reinforcement method. It really does work! I loved her website and there is a TON of information that is helpful to use in between visits. If you are looking for a dog trainer Tanzi is definitely the way to go for a very personalized experience!"

-Andi & Alice, Towson, MD

"Tanzi is the best! She knows SOOOOO MUCH about dogs AND people and how they interact. She is a life saver and we are so lucky to have found her. We were very experienced dog owners with a very anxious puppy unlike anything we had ever experienced before. She helped us get things on the right track! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

-Kirsten & Olive, Owings Mills, MD

"Tanzi Leary is a trainer who cares so much about what she does. Tanzi knows her pupils and their parents. Tanzi helped me to become a better dog mom to our wonderful puppy Molly. I continue to work using the techniques she taught me, and Molly continues to grow and flourish and most importantly, she's a polite little girl who loves tummy rubs :) Thank you Tanzi!!!"

- Karen & Molly, Cockeysville, MD

"Tanzi was amazing. I have a special needs dog with trauma who is very anxious and reactive. He has been to other trainers and behaviorists, but nothing seemed to help. Tanzi spent time getting to know him and understanding what he needs to help him be a dog again. I would highly recommend her to anyone."

-Jennifer & Ben, Timonium, MD


"Tanzi was professional, supportive, and kind with me and my adolescent dog. She took time to understand my situation and provided real world guidance towards training methods to help. She gave me an assessment that was based on her extensive experience which led me to make an informative decision about my dog. I really appreciate Tanzi and would most certainly seek for her knowledge for any future need. Thank you Tanzi!"

-Robyn & Sammy, Owings Mills, MD

"Thank you for everything, Tanzi!  I cannot believe the improvement we have seen with Murray.  We will continue to work with him, and I will check in with you in a few weeks to see if a quick follow up Zoom with my son is needed. You are amazing, truly!  Thank you, thank you, thank you for loving and understanding my special guy."

-Caroline & Murray, Stevenson, MD

"Tanzi has been a lifechanger! My husband and I purchased 2 packages through Tanzi, and our 2-year-old rescue pup's behavior has changed significantly. He is so much more manageable now! We are even receiving comments from our neighbors about how much better behaved he's become. I'll admit I was skeptical at first because we tried everything we knew how to do on our own for an entire year with little behavioral change, but then we brought in Tanzi and she really filled in the blanks and helped us to understand Sammy's needs and how he communicates. Without Tanzi, I don't know how long it would have taken us to even realize that our dog needed pharmaceutical support. She walked us through every thing we didn't understand or weren't familiar with, and with our permission she even communicated directly with our vet, which helped loads. Our Sammy is now much more comfortable in his own skin, much less hyper-vigilant, and performs more regularly within our expectations. Tanzi taught us a variety of skill sets that we can use going forward for continued success in training. We would highly recommend Tanzi especially when you have reached your wits' end and just want your dog to act like a dog!"

- Christa & Sammy, Parkville, MD

"Tanzi is fantastic with dogs and their people. Her calm demeanor instantly puts dogs and owners at ease, and really helps promote trust from the dog and creates a willingness to work. Her experience and understanding of dogs is evident right away-she assessed training issues I was unaware of that made a huge difference in behavior when resolved. I really appreciated her positive reinforcement training that despite seeming gentle, when done with repetition, ingrained positive new habits for my dog. The time my dog and I spent with Tanzi was absolutely invaluable and I would recommend her as the very best."

- Zab & Scout, Homeland, MD

"Tanzi is your girl! She is so smart and only uses kind techniques…she is amazing!!"

- Candy, Chloe, & Lizzie, Pikesville, MD

"Tanzi Leary is an incredible trainer and offers so many areas of support and resource materials. She helped us with a new younger dog that was aggressive towards our existing dog. She educates about very humane methods compared to the dangerous shock collars, prong collars etc. It is amazing to see how quickly a dog can be trained from such a strong and dangerous tendency."

-Tamara, Moe, Rembrandt, & Zeke, Pikesville, MD

"Just a quick note to say thanks. Wesley is doing so much better overall. Time, practice, and patience are working wonders. 
We appreciate all of your help and guidance. You’re wonderful. Our first session with Laurie was wonderful. And we met CJ today for pet sitting. Also, so wonderful! We’re appreciative."

-Tricia, John, & Wesley, White Marsh, MD

"Laurie's help with our mini Labradoodle has been invaluable. Lola came to us last December as a frantic puppy. Very sweet but definitely needed some structured guidance. Laurie has worked with us on and off for about 6 months and I'm thrilled to say that Lola is like a new dog! We are so appreciative of all the effort and patience Laurie has demonstrated when working with us to get Lola to a place where we were all happy. I cannot recommend the service enough. Thank you Laurie!!!!"

-Catherine & Lola, Phoenix, MD

"Laurie's help with our newly adopted pup saved our lives! We brought home a 3 month old pit mix in August thinking we were prepared, but quickly learned we had a lot of learning to do. Our vet recommended Dog Crazy Lady and we signed up for the puppy package. Laurie was able to do the phone consult a few days later and came out to our home a week later. Her energy made a difference as soon as she walked in the door! She worked with the whole family, and made suggestions that were easy and realistic. We saw a change in our pup after each training session. She is a whole new dog because of Laurie's help! I highly recommend Dog Crazy Lady! I would give more stars if I could :)"

Laura & Leia, Nottingham, MD


"We had a wonderful experience working with Laurie, one of the Dog Crazy Lady trainers. She was wonderful to work with and made a huge difference in our ability to manage the behaviors of our new rescue dog. Loved her positive reinforcement based approach. We will continue to use her as we work with our new dog in his first year with us."

Tiffany & Tucker, Cockeysville, MD

"Tanzi - thank you so much for everything you've taught me & Bear over the last few months. I've really loved learning from you and know that I wouldn't have any idea what I'm doing with the little guy without you! I haven't looked on your website yet to figure it out, but I definitely don't want today to be the last time you train us. Thanks again and I'll be in touch!"
Hope & Bear, Owings Mills, MD

"So good to meet you in person and learn about Finn.  I think I understood more about him from you in ten minutes than I had from anyone else in the past three years of his life. "

-Jenny & Finn, Towson, MD

"You were so incredibly helpful! Maisie is doing great! "

-Sue & Maisie, Parkton, MD

"You are wonderful to work with!!"

-Robin & Teddy, Stevenson, MD


"You were AMAZING with us and with Trinket today. Thank you!!"

-Maureen & Trinket, Lutherville-Timonium, MD

"Thank you so much for all your help with training Jessie! We both enjoyed working with you and learned so much. You are a fabulous teacher!"

-Olivia & Jessie, Timonium, MD


"Thanks, Tanzi!  We learned so much from you and really appreciate your time and effort."

-Kelly & Spike, Homeland, MD


"I just loved watching you with Bella yesterday. Clearly, she is happy with you and watching your masterful ways with her is a treat."

-Sharon & Bella, Pikesville, MD


"I was a first time puppy owner and thought I could handle training on my own- I can say thank goodness I did not!! I would have done things so wrong!! We learned so much it’s unbelievable! I have recommended Dog Crazy Lady to many people and will continue to do so. Valuable information and I have a well behaved puppy because of the proper training!!!! Thank you Tanzi!!"

-Laura & Louis, Ruxton, MD


"Thank you so much for all the work you did with Lexi. It was a delightful experience working with you—very helpful and your advice was always spot-on! Thanks and I will be in touch if we have some new puppy needs in our family!"

-Kathy & Lexi, Stevenson, MD


"Tanzi - thank you again for helping us through the beginning stages of having a puppy. We now understand puppies/dogs so much better, and your training tips will stay with us for years to come. You are great at what you do!!"

Laura & David & Sonny, Pikesville, MD


"It's amazing how those techniques work. A neighbor came over. I had Jack so distracted he didn’t move. He is doing well; I’m just amazed at how well he’s responding to the stuff we did with you on Saturday."

-Richard & Lisa & Jack, Lutherville, MD


"Thanks, Tanzi! Will be in touch about more training time. You're awesome."

- Dana & Salk, Pikesville, MD


"We LOVED your visit today. We both feel so much more relaxed!!!! We look forward to meeting with you again!"

-Susan & Mavis, Stevenson, MD


"Thank you so much for such a wonderful and detailed report. I told Dr. Z how wonderful you were to work with."

-Amy & Chloe, Stevenson, MD


"We are so excited to tell you that YOU WERE RIGHT!!! We went to the Eastern shore this weekend and only used the Cerenia as an experiment, no Xanax.  OH MY GOODNESS!!! She was GREAT!! No trembling or crying!! She sat down and laid down for portions of the ride!! I was in tears (of joy)! You are a miracle worker!!!"

-Laura & Mattie, Towson


"Unsolicited recommendation for Tanzi: Two months ago we had a 3-month old Boerboel puppy who was right in the middle of her fear imprint period. We live in downtown Baltimore and our pup was showing signs of fear whenever she either saw or heard a large truck or other noisy vehicles, even in the distance. Potential problem in the city, right? That is just about the time we began working with Tanzi. Today, I took our brave warrior princess out for a long lunchtime walk along Mt. Royal Avenue, North Charles Street, Maryland Avenue, and Howard. If you know Baltimore City you know that these streets at noon are just about as busy as you can get without being on I-95. Busses, semi-trailers, municipal waste trucks, loud dump trucks, rattling cars, etc. Thanks to the skills that Tanzi taught us for working with our dog, the walk was a pure joy and instead of fearful pulling and whining our brave girl just strutted along with her tail in the air, head up and alert, leaning forward, and calmly sat at each intersection we came upon, even with huge trucks whizzing past. Thank you, Tanzi!"

- David & Robin & Carlee, Baltimore, MD

"You are a miracle worker!"

-Jen & Ollie, Pikesville, MD


"I hired Tanzi to help my sister with her new rescue Pomeranian, who was showing signs of food aggression and was difficult to potty train, even with the use of a crate. After a lengthy consultation on the known history of the dog and the current environment and routine, Tanzi came out and spent several hours getting to know the dog, identifying the issues and giving my sister solid recommendations for alleviating the problems. This was followed up with a written plan of action and further suggestions. These were all very helpful and my sister had great success using her techniques, and now has a wonderful, well-acclimated family dog. I have been in the pet care industry for many years and employed several trainers at my business. Tanzi is one of the most professional, well educated and thorough trainers I have known. I would highly recommend working with her!"

-David, Owings Mills, MD

"I met with Tanzi and our new puppy Charlie, a very eager 5-month-old Golden Doodle. She gave us great tips for positive training! After our 2-hour training session, she provided a comprehensive training plan. To this day our 'puppy' is 1 year old and he is perfect. We continue to use her training lesson tips! Thank you, Tanzi. I highly recommend her!"

-Andrea & Charlie, Phoenix, MD "I adopted a shelter dog who obviously had never been leash-walked. Tanzi came to my house, and Freddie took to her immediately. I was amazed at her extensive knowledge of various dog behaviors. After several sessions, Freddie was actually walking on leash without misbehaving. I would recommend Tanzi without reservation." - Janice & Freddie, Parkville, MD "The first time I called Tanzi was when I just got a rescue dog from a shelter and I have never owned a pet in my life (I am a 55-year-old young lady) and I wanted to be able to communicate properly with the new dog. Tanzi's response was amazing!!!!! First, she came over my house and was very friendly with us and with the dog. The dog loved her right away, which she does not do to all the people that she meets. It was just amazing to see how she responded to Tanzi. Tanzi gave me so much advice about dogs, it was just great. I would recommend Tanzi for all your dog needs. I think she is amazing and she helped me with Betty White a lot. We keep on practicing everything that Tanzi taught us and I can see that Betty White is so much better now."

-Irene & Betty White, Pikesville, MD


"Tanzi did a great job teaching us how to train our new dog.  My daughters and I learned some simple, but very effective force free techniques from Tanzi for modifying Lola's behavior, which appear to be working!  Tanzi is so friendly and patient - we look forward to continuing to work with her!"

-Nat & Lola, Mt. Washington, MD


"Thank you, thank you, thank you! We already see a difference. We are so grateful to you, we are convinced that with u and us working together he will be the best dog ever.  I got a call from my vet asking if I would refer other clients to you. I hesitantly said yes......don't want you to be too busy for me. Just kidding. I raved about u, and call you my very favorite 'Dog Whisperer.'"

-Myra & Dudley, Pikesville, MD


"This was a great experience. Just one visit made a huge difference for my daughter's dog. Tanzi is clearly experienced, compassionate and very skilled in all aspects of Dog Training. Her rates are also extremely reasonable and provide excellent value. Highly recommend this business!!"

-Tessa & Biscuit, Ruxton, MD


"Very helpful. Tanzi has a way of teaching the owner that is not at all intimidating, actually makes it fun. She was instantly liked by our young dog who respected her and responded favorably to her training techniques. Would highly recommend her."

-Robert, Marsha, & Bella, Towson, MD


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