MARCH 24, 2020 UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Humane Domain classes are postponed. We are continuing to offer help with training and behavior problems with virtual behavior consultations at very affordable prices. To learn more, please email us at We will resume classes as soon as we are able to safely.

Welcome To

Humane Domain

Maryland's Best Choice for Education and Training

Featured Class:
Refine Your Relationship: Basic Manners

About The 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 6:30pm or 7:30pm; Wednesdays at 7:30pm

Event Schedules

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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 CPDT-KA

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

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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