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Meet the Trainers of SMYD!

Dave Cochran

Dave Cochran has been training dogs since 2010 and is quickly earning a reputation as one of Baltimore’s best trainers for effective dog training. He is THE go to trainer for Bella’s Bully Buddies. He has also worked with Kodi's Club Rottweiler Rescue and the Norwegian Buhund Club of America. He has a passion for everything dog. If it makes the relationship better for both the dog and owner, Dave will get you there. His natural hand, farm animal experience, and calm demeanor help build confidence in the most nervous of dogs and help wildly overzealous dogs find their center. 
Dave has worked with some of the country’s leading trainers. In 2013, Dave started Show Me YOUR Dog Training, LLC  after getting many requests from referral dog owners to help them out the way he had helped others. Dave is an AKC CGC evaluator.

Ray Tarantula (Intern)

Ray adopted his dog, Oscar, in 2010 which inspired him to use his lifelong love of dogs to help other homeless dogs in the community. This lead to him volunteering at BARCS in 2013 where he began to learn more about dog behavior and training. He is now a level 4 volunteer and assists with dog tests, as well as leads playgroups and socialization sessions. His desire to further his knowledge of dog training lead him to SMYD. At SMYD, Ray assists with teaching group classes and private lessons, as well as volunteering his time to act as a foster home and help to train some of our adoptable dogs!