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About Us


 We use purely positive, non-aversive dog training methods that are both effective and that help form a positive human/canine bond between you and your best friend.

At Unleashed Joy, we have a very specific way of doing things. All of our dog training operations are managed directly by a certified, purely positive dog trainer/behavior counselor. That means no “guessing” about what dog behavior means, no outdated notions of “dominance” or showing your dog “who’s boss.” These are flawed concepts based on logically untenable research. Instead, we use purely positive training techniques that have been proven to be more effective. We apply this purely positive approach in all situations, from group classes and private training and when interacting with our board and train guests.

We strive to offer our students the most comprehensive and up to date training methods available. In using these methods, you will not only have fun with your dog, you will also feel good about what you are doing!

Our Team

Our Team
Beth Joy, CPDT-KA

Lead Trainer and Owner

Our lead trainer, Beth Joy, has apprenticed with and taught for world-renowned dog trainer and author Pat Miller. Beth is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a Pat Miller Certified Dog Trainer (PMCT), a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and the Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Positive Pet Trainers (MAAPPPT), and is Red Cross Certified in Pet First Aid and CPR. She also serves as an on-call dog trainer and assessor for various animal rescue organizations. Beth continuously attends educational seminars and workshops to broaden her scope of knowledge in the field of dog behavior and training. She works regularly with her Border Collie, Belle, and small breed mix rescue, Leo.
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Olivia Bainter, CPDT-KA


Olivia joined Unleashed Joy in 2020. She began apprenticing with us and is now a full time trainer. She also volunteers for Almost Home Dog Rescue. Olivia graduated from Towson University in 2021 with a degree in marketing. She is a CPDT-KA, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer as well as a Pat Miller Certified Trainer (PMCT). She is a member of Mid-Atlantic Association of Professional Positive Pet Trainers (MAAPPPT).
She loves spending time and training her two dogs, Teddy, a Shih Tzu mix and Wilbur, a bulldog mix.
Katie Lee, KDTK


Katie joined Unleashed Joy in 2018 as part of a mentorship and never left. She received her Certification in Dog Training Knowledge(CDTK) from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy. Katie is also a Speech Language Pathologist and works for a local school system in the Special Education Department.
She enjoys working with her own rescue dogs, Tucker, an Aussie Shepherd mix, and River, a Catahoula Leopard mix.
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Meghan Rockwood

Pet Sitter

Meghan started out as the boarding manager at Unleashed Joy back in 2015. Unfortunately, we had to close our boarding facility due to Covid, but Meghan has continued to do in-home pet sitting. She can stay at your home the whole time, even during the day! She loves dogs and has a small rescue dog named Ivar.
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