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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The goal of your dogs friend, inc. Is to help keep dogs out of shelters by educating and supporting dog owners. We offer behavior and training advice; sponsor free workshops; run positive dog training classes; wrote and gave to adopters: "the shelter and rescue dog book;" refer dog owners to positive trainers, walkers and vacation care; send an e-newsletter; and maintain a website with announcements and information educating dog owners and professionals.

Target demographics: Our goal is to help keep dogs out of shelters by educating and supporting their humans. Please read "About Us" at http://yourdogsfriend.org/about-us/.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 745 workshop participants, 1700 students

Geographic areas served: Our free workshops are mostly in Bethesda, MD and our positive classes in Rockville, MD. We have people attending both from throughout the DC metroplitan area.

Programs: Dog training classes and seminars

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer as well as a (lost) pet tracker, along with my tracking dog, Leah. The resources offered by Your Dog's Friend, from the documents on their website to their free seminars, have vastly broadened and improved my knowledge of dogs, especially because they offer lectures on specific topics rather than just general knowledge. I learned an amazing amount from them before I was a certified professional, continue to do so now that I am certified, and refer all of my clients to their resources.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I commute 2hrs one way to attend the amazing and informative workshops offered by YDF. The knowledge and experience offered at these workshops is a valuable tool for anyone wanting to learn more about dogs. Whether you are looking for training advise, behavior issues, diet recommendations, and much more, this is the place to go!
Ashley Simon ABCDT
Current KPA student

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Your Dogs Friend provides an invaluable service to rescue dogs and their owners. I am a dog trainer and adoption coordinator for a local humane society. Your Dogs Friend provides workshops, seminars, and training classes designed to make the dog adoption process a success. We've used their services many times. Margie Dowsett

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Your Dog's Friend provides excellent free educational seminars as well as positive training classes.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

YDF has been unbelievably helpful in providing seminars for both professionals in the dog rescue field as well as dog owners in general. Their training approach is gentle with positive reinforcement methods emphasised. We have learned an incredible amount about how dogs think from their speakers and classes. And they provide a free seminar series as well to help reach the largest number of people possible and help change the perception and treatment of our canine companions in society.