Baltimore k9 Tutors is a queer-women-owned business. We recognize the privileges we hold and the benefits we receive due to the current societal and organizational systems in place. We actively work to prioritize impact over intent. We are committed to providing practical, equitable, understandable and respectful services that are responsive. We encourage feedback and are committed to activities for self-reflection and quality Improvement.
Bk9T welcomes, includes, and values all voices. These voices will continue to include those from different races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, gender, abilities, faiths, nationality, age, and socioeconomic status. We will not tolerate ableist, ageist, homophobic, racist, sexist, or transphobic voices.
Grants & Financial Aid
We recognize that we are on the unceded territory of the Algonquin, Iroquois, and Siouan tribes, and we pay respects to their elders past and present. We also acknowledge the truth of violence perpetuated in the name of this country. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today. We make this acknowledgement as a step towards dismantling the legacy of settler colonialism and with a commitment to social justice.
As part of our commitment to the local land, Baltimore k9 Tutors is on their way to becoming a Certified Weed Warrior. City Weed Warriors is a city-wide program that was developed to maintain the health of Baltimore’s urban forest. Certified Weed Warriors are environmental stewards trained in non-native invasive (NNI) plant management and enhancing native ecosystems; they host stewardship events in parks all around the city to help protect natural areas, people, and biodiversity.
Further Reading: The effects of climate change on indigenous peoples
COVID-19 & Indoor Sessions
At Bk9T, we visit many people's homes. Many who have varying levels of risk factors. We recognize that requirements related to masking and vaccination may feel invasive, and we hope that you can understand that we are making every effort to be able to continue with in-person sessions while keeping our clients, and the community safe. We strongly encourage all eligible individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine and booster to help keep our community safe.
Masks are required for all of those over the age of 2 throughout any portion of an indoor session, unless actively eating or drinking drinking. All individuals are encouraged to wash or sanitize hands. We continue to encourage social distancing when moving around.
We request, if you are not feeling well, STAY HOME, regardless of vaccination status. All private training sessions can be moved online. Any relevant travel costs for in-person services can be prorated and refunded or applied towards future services.
Regardless of vaccination status, if you have been in close contact of someone who has tested positive, please follow the latest CDC guidelines. Bk9T will always follow the latest CDC & local guidance with regards to isolation, quarantine and exposure.
Supporting Local Shelters & Rescues
Baltimore k9 Tutors believes that the "secret to living is giving". We feel that supporting local rescues and shelters creates opportunities for Baltimore k9 Tutors to connect with the community.
Additionally, Hannah offers FREE monthly Pack Walks to humans and their dogs. Providing a structured space for dogs to create new emotional responses and replace unwanted behaviors, while brining together a community of dog lovers.
Baltimore k9 Tutors is committed to growth mindset and staying current with the most up-to-date scientifically valid principles and Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive Effective Behavior Intervention. A portion of our proceeds goes towards Continuing Education.