Mary is an American Kennel Club (AKC) certified trainer and evaluator, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the Carolina Dog Training Club, and Pet Partners.  

Mary works with all dog breeds (purebred and mixed).  Her teaching philosophy is to use only positive reinforcement in building a rapport between dog and owner / handler.  Professional and knowledgeable, Mary can teach your dog basic and complex commands, and tackle behavioral concerns such as jumping up and pulling while on leash.

She can also help you and your dog prepare for and become a

Therapy Dog Team.  

In 2018, Mary became a licensed Therapy Animal Team Evaluator for 

Pet Partners. 

Anthony is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and a member of the Carolina Dog Training Club. 

Anthony works with all dog breeds (purebred and mixed), and upholds the values of positive reinforcement and canine / handler relationships. 

Commanding and kind, Anthony can work with your dog to develop his / her respect of you, the handler / owner and correct reactive dog concerns.


Neutral Dog


Neutral Dog


Schroeder, a 10-year-old Golden Retriever, plays an active role in Friendly Hounds Professional Dog Training.  Confident, cool, and reserved, Schroeder is called upon when working with reactive dogs. Schroeder aids canines in learning how to interact with other dogs both on and off leash.  He also fulfills the role of neutral dog during Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) qualifying exercises and tests.   Schroeder has achieved Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC), and he is a Pet Partners Therapy Dog. 


Duma, an 8-year-old Borzoi, is a neutral dog for Friendly Hounds Professional Dog Traning.  A well-socialized hound, Duma performs the duties of neutral dog in a confident and reserved manner.  
Duma has achieved Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) and is a certified Therapy Dog with Pet Partners.  





Danya is the newest member of Friendly Hounds Professional Dog Training.  Danya is a 2-year-old Borzoi.  Danya will follow in the steps of Schroeder and Duma to become a neutral dog and an integral part of our team.


U.S. War Dogs Association 

Pet Partners 

Triad Golden Retriever Rescue 

National Borzoi Rescue Foundation 

Duke Canine Cognitive Center 


Love Comes on a Leash 


American Kennel Club (AKC)


Best 4K9


Member, Association of Professional Dog Trainers 

American Kennel Club (AKC)
Trainer / Evaluator

Pet Partners

Licensed Animal Therapy
Team Evaluator 

Friendly Hounds Professional Dog Training                                                                                            E-Mail: friendlyhounds@gmail.com