Margot Woods

Founder & Master Trainer


In Memory (1943-2016):

Margot trained dogs professionally for more than 40 years. She personally trained and obedience titled a variety of breeds. As the founder of Fidos For Freedom, she served on the Governor’s Workgroup on Guide/Service Dogs for the State of Maryland.

She was a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Persons with Disabilities for the city of Laurel, Maryland and raised and trained a long lineage of Doberman that she considered family.

Having supervised the training of over 100,000 dogs and their owners in group class settings and over 5,000 owners and their dogs in a private setting since 1975, Margot believed that most problem dogs are simply bright dogs with no job.

Good dogs are the ones who are trained and given jobs. Just remember – you may never be successful in teaching them to do windows, but with direction and recognition for the jobs they do, they will be loving and loyal companions.

See her blogs archived here: Where’s my Sanity? and Promise’s To Keep