About Savvy Dogs


About Mirga Zubkus

Mirga Zubkus heeling with a German Shepherd dogSavvy Dogs, LLC, is owned and run by Mirga Zubkus. Certified as a professional trainer through the Animal Behavior College Dog Trainer's program, Mirga trains companion canines and coaches their owners in obedience and behavior problem resolution. She is a member of both the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the United Schutzhund Clubs of America (member since 1992).


Mirga's experience originated with years of active training and competition in schutzhund activities. The triathalon of dog sports, schutzhund explores the disciplines of tracking, obedience and protection work. While working within a club setting, she not only has the invaluable opportunity to be coached by some of the world's most experienced trainers; she also works with others to help them achieve their training and competition goals. Bringing two decades of training experience, Mirga now concentrates her professional efforts on companion dog training and behavior problem resolution.

Continuing Education

Because training is a dynamic field, Mirga's education never ends. She approaches it with an open mind, always listening and learning from the dogs and people with whom she works as well as other experts in the profession. Through seminars, continuing education courses, workshops, books and other media she stays on the forefront of the latest techniques and advances in animal training so that she can obtain the best possible results for you and your dog.

Whether you want to get the right start with your new puppy, have adopted a shelter dog with some behavioral issues or just want to improve the relationship you have with your current dog, Savvy Dogs can help you realize your objectives.

Thank you for your consideration -- and happy training!

Providing professional dog training services in the vicinites of Poolesville, Darnestown, Potomac, Germantown, Gaithersburg, North Potomac and Clarksburg in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Mirga Zubkus, ABCDT
Savvy Dogs LLC