May 25, 2020 UPDATE: We are now resuming classes with the following safety precautions. All classes will be limited in size, and classes will be held outside as well as inside our facility. Clients should wear masks, sanitize their hands upon arriving, and maintain 6 feet social distancing. To learn more, please email us at

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Humane Domain

Maryland's Best Choice for Education and Training


Refine Your Relationship: Basic Manners Class

This class is organized to teach you and your dog loose-leash walking skills with right, left, about, figure 8 turns. People who enjoy taking their dogs everywhere are especially appreciative of learning these maneuvers! “Sit stay” and “down stay” are taught with duration and distractions increasing with each lesson.

Event Address

4231 Wards Chapel Rd
Marriottsville, MD 21104


Tuesdays at 8:00pm
Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Saturdays at 2:00pm

Event Schedules

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Latest Events

25 Mar 202302:00PM - 02:50PMHealing Paw Therapy Dog with CGC

25 Mar 202303:15PM - 04:15PMPupriety Puppy K Saturdays

28 Mar 202307:00PM - 07:50PMPupriety Puppy K Tuesdays

28 Mar 202308:00PM - 08:50PMRefine Your Relationship Basic Manners Tuesdays

29 Mar 202306:30PM - 07:20PMRefine Your Relationship: Basic Manners Wednesday 6:30pm

Our Trainers

Debbie Winkler CABC, CPDT-KA

Founder At Humane Domain

Debbie has been providing behavior consultations & training for many domestic & exotic species, from dogs to dolphins for more than 25 years. She was on the education committee of the APDT helping to create the first national certification for professional dog  trainers known as the CPDT & is both past vice president and president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Since Debbie is an IAABC certified consultant and also a CPDT-KA, she regularly attends seminars and conferences that feature well known experts in the field such as Ian Dunbar, Ken McCort and Karen Overall to meet continuing education requirements.  Debbie has served on many rescue and shelter boards including the Baltimore Humane Society, as well as the Baltimore Vicious Dog Hearing Board and has volunteered to train assistance dogs and animal assisted therapy animals for more than two decades.

Paulette Ringley

Co-Founder At Humane Domain

Paulette is certified in aquatic health and closed ecosystems, and also specialized in breeding, raising & training exotic birds and Koi for nearly  30 years in Sykesville Maryland. She has installed and maintained over 2000 ponds & also specializes in equine management as well as sheep, alpaca and goats. Additionally she was the owner of Your Companions Country Store offering  holistic animal products. If you live within an hour of Owings Mills Maryland and you have an aquarium or pond issue or difficulty with maintaining fish, frogs or other aquatic life, Paulette holds the key to your solutions.

Lindsay Hebert 

Lindsay has been instructing/teaching the Refine Your Relationship Basic Manners classes for 14 years.

Jody Broughton CPDT-KA

Jody has a special interest in puppy socialization to help prevent future problems in adult dogs.

Gene Brownson

Gene's business is known as The Train More Humane Guy. He is working towards his CPDT certification and is dedicated to teaching people that humane training methods are more effective than harsh techniques.

Julie Fitchett, CPDT-KA

Julie is a trainer/instructor and animal behavior intern working towards her CPDT certification. Julie has a special interest in agility and teaches agility  classes.

Sherry B. True

Sherry is a small animal nutritional counselor with many years experience in helping owners choose the best diets for their pets to help them thrive.

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