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About Us

Canine Prep School is an alliance between Lisa Arant of Small and Tall Dog 

Training in Rockville, and Beth Joy of Unleashed Joy Dog Training in Mt. Airy. 

Lisa and Beth are combining their years of dog training and behavior

expertise to bring you the best dog training facility in Maryland!

Joining the team are a slew of wonderful positive reinforcement/force free dog trainers
who will be offering every class you and your pup will ever need. From Puppy Playtime,
and Basic Good Manners, to Tricks, Canine Good Citizen, and more.

Certification and Memberships

- Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge assessed

- Member of The Pet Professional Guild

- Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

- Member of MAAPPPT

Certification and Memberships

- Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge assessed

- PMCT - Pat Miller Certified Trainer

- Member of The Pet Professional Guild

- Member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers

- Member of MAAPPPT

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Lisa Arant,  CPDT-KA

Owner & Founder of Small and Tall Dog Training

Lisa began her dog training career over 10 years

ago apprenticing under a well known and successful trainer in the area. She has trained for years with

the Rockville non-profit, Your Dog's Friend, and

currently also does in-home private training.

Lisa continues her education by attending webinars and conferences, constantly updating her skills with the newest information about dogs and their behavior.

She is an AKC  Canine Good Citizen Evaluator,

an AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluator, and

an  AKC Trick Dog Evaluator.

At home, Lisa lives with her husband, a Boxer

named Tilly, and Mabel, her Boston Terrier. Additionally, she has two birds, Binx and

Peakles, and a bunch of angelfish.

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Beth Joy, CPDT-KA

Owner & Founder of Unleashed Joy Dog Training

Beth began her dog training journey over 12 years ago, apprenticing and interning for Pat Miller, eventually becoming a Pat Miller certified trainer, and leading training classes for her.

Beth's specialty is Reactive Dogs and holds reactive

dog classes as well as does in-home training for

behavior modification as well as for basic skills.

Beth continuously attends educational seminars

and workshops to broaden her scope of knowledge

in the field of dog behavior and training.

She also serves as an on-call dog trainer and

assessor for various animal rescue organizations.

At home, Beth lives with her husband,

her Border Collie, Belle, Noodle the cat,

and small breed mix rescue, Leo.

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