What makes K9 Harmony the ideal choice for dog training in Frederick and Rockville-Potomac? 


We’re as committed to your success as you are! 

After working with K9 Harmony, I feel like my life has changed! I’m so excited, so happy to be able to enjoy walks with my dog again!

Jeri S. 

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Our Philosophy

K9 Harmony Dog Training, LLC was founded with the mission to not only improve the lives of dogs, but improve the lives of owners struggling with their dog’s behaviors. Our goal is to help our clients create a loving, balanced, respectful relationship with their dog, and a life with less stress and way more fun for everyone!

We know there’s no one size fits all approach to dog training, which is why we’ve got a holistic approach to achieving success with our clients and their dogs.

Our training methods create success for the owners of all dogs, of all ages, with all temperaments. We know that not all relationships start out on the smoothest path, but we’re here to help our clients build a healthy relationship between them and their dog, for the long haul!

Our aftercare program means the help doesn’t end after you complete your training sessions- we’re here for you!

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Dog Trainer Leila

From Our Owner/ Head Trainer

Hi everyone, my name is Leila Shiekhy, founder and owner of K-9 Harmony (serving the Washington DC Metro area). I started K9 Harmony with the goal of helping dogs and their owners reach a state of balance so that they can have the family member they’ve always wanted. I found my own dog, Sophie, in a high-kill shelter in Florida which only cemented my desire to make a difference in the lives of dogs and their owners.

When I first got Sophie, she was a frantic dog on walks, putting her five pounds in to pulling wherever she wanted to go. She also barked incessantly at other dogs and people on walks, including dogs in fenced in yards. Sophie pushed me to find a solution to her behavior problems, one of which was simply putting more rules in place. As time went on, Sophie became better and better behaved, and now ignores other dogs on walks, even the ones that bark at her! Sophie was about 8 years old when I adopted her which goes to show, you CAN teach an old dog new tricks!

I know what it’s like to be frustrated and embarrassed by your dog’s behavior and am passionate about finding a solution to give you the dog you’ve always wanted. I will work with you to unleash the amazing dog that is hiding inside your dog and give you a more enjoyable, happy life with them!

About Leila

After over a decade of studying canine behavior and body language, learning how to better educate dog owners, and apprenticing under other dog trainers, Leila realized that some dogs and their owners were STILL struggling with challenging behaviors. They weren’t getting the help they needed, and that had to change!

She attended the highly regarded National K-9 School for Dog Trainers, but didn’t stop learning there. Leila started to search for others who shared her philosophy of a well-rounded approach to helping dogs and their owners, and was lucky to find it. She’s had the privilege of studying with some of the best dog trainers in North America.

One of Leila’s core beliefs is that learning should be an ongoing process! As a result, she attends seminars across the U.S. This also allows her to connect with other like-minded individuals and bring that knowledge to her work with clients.

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We can take Cali along with us on family outings – just as we could when she was a new puppy. We have a lot more outlets for her boundless energy than just long, long walks and runs. Leila truly helped us settle into a better lifestyle and routine with our active and attention-loving dog.”

The Casey Family

K9 Harmony Dog Training serves the Frederick, Baltimore, & Rockville-Potomac, Maryland And The Surrounding Areas Including Clover Hill, Ballenger Creek, New Market, Monrovia, Mount Airy, Green Valley, Ijamsville, BuckeyestownAdamstown, Woodbine, Urbana, Damascus, Boyds, Clarksburg, Germantown, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Potomac, Rockville, Glen Echo, Cabin John And More!

We specialize in private dog training, puppy and dog obedience training. Providing solutions for challenging dog behaviors.

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