Dog Trainers in Charlotte

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What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured dog walkers, sitters, and trainers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Anne PCharlotte, NC

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For the past 13 years I have continuously had a dog in my life! Growing up I was always the girl that neighbors would call if they needed a dog sitter, it was my favorite thing to do after school! I am now 23 and back in Charlotte I would love so much to be able to become your best friends, best friend. Thank you! I hope to meet your furry friend soon!

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Chelsey WCharlotte, NC

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“Dog lover!”

I am a professional dog trainer, which means I have extensive knowledge about how to care for animals. Trust that your dog will be safe and happy with me, as I am extremely aware of dog behavior, diet, mood, and more! Whether it’s my house or yours, know that your pup will be loved and treated like a king or queen! I have experience with administration of medications, walking, playtime, feeding, and of course here for any advice on training and how to keep your dog happy and healthy.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Emma BCharlotte, NC

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“Treating your pup(s) like my own!”

Want to make sure your pup(s) are taken care of while you’re gone? Look no further! Having two dogs of my own, I understand that life happens and you want to make sure your fur babies are taken care of. Avid animal lover who even majored in marine biology and worked at a doggy daycare/boarding facility!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Madison HCharlotte, NC

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Hi! I’m madison, and have 2 pups of my own and i’m super active. I am a huge dog person and even worked for a dog trainer to further my knowledge! I know how important our furry friends are to us and will treat them like family.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Katie BCharlotte, NC

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“I’ll treat your pets like family!”

I have always had multiple pets from a very young age and an innate love for animals. I currently have two pups- Barley the 65 lb Aussie-doodle and Blue the 50 lb Tennessee Brindle. They are both treated like my children and I try to give them the world. I hope to be able to extend the same love and care to your four-legged children!

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Potty training, Therapy training, Puppy training

Griffin CCharlotte, NC

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Hello! My name is Griffin and I would love to assist you with your four legged friend! I’ve always been around dogs so I understand them and their body language. I also understand how important your dogs are so they will be treated with the upmost respect.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Katherine DCharlotte, NC

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“Man’s Best Friend Deserves the Best!”

Hello! My name is Katy. I live in the Charlotte area, and I can’t wait to meet your furry friends! I worked at an animal hospital in Greenville, NC for about 6 months before moving here! Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions(:

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Cilena SCharlotte, NC

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Hello! My name is Cilena and I am 24 years old. I have been around animals most of my life and have worked many times with dogs. My love is named Oscar and he is a beagle. I am currently going to school, finishing my bachelors. I can’t wait to meet you and your pup!

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About Dog Training in Charlotte, NC

Training Fun Fact #1: 

Dogs love being in a family. If you have more than one, you have most likely noticed them sleeping together. And have you ever met a dog who didn’t welcome an invite into bed on a weekend morning? Studies show that dogs aren’t concerned with domination or having an alpha position over you. They just want to be part of the pack. Your pack, that is. When Fido takes advantage of weekend sleep-ins with you, relish the love. Train your pooch to sleep with you only when asked, though, or you may find the sleeping arrangements a little crowded every morning!

Training Fun Fact #2:

Weekends are made for relaxing, and there is nothing better than having a cuddly canine by your side for company. Is reading the newspaper part of your Saturday morning routine? Get your headline-loving four-legger in on the act. Training a dog to bring you today’s news is a useful task that can be carried over to items like finding their leash at walk time. No matter the size or breed of your doggo, they are up to the task of delivering the daily.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Have you heard of intelligent disobedience? This is a training term used with seeing-eye guide dogs. There are instances where unsafe cues from a sightless handler are disregarded by a highly-trained service dog. Along with impeccable manners, these ultra-clever pooches have the knowhow to say, “no way” when necessary by not obeying a command.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Charlotte, NC

How much does dog training cost in Charlotte? The average rate for private in-home trainers is $100 for an hour of instruction. Board and train classes can be as high as $3200 for a month-long training period.

Payment is typically made upfront for group obedience classes, and the price for this type of doggy get together is as much as $200 for a 6-week course. Class descriptions vary from leash training to puppy obedience, through to advanced levels.

One can’t deny the value of dog training, and for sure, you want only the best for your furry family member. However, traditional classes held weekly may not suit your busy schedule. And if you miss a class, it is not always possible to make it up. That represents a loss of the money you put out, and additionally, your pupster may find it hard to keep up in the next class. Flexibility is a valuable asset and Charlotte dog trainers with Wag! work with you and your willing woofer on your terms, when it suits your hectic schedule best.

Starting at just $60 per session, you can help teach your pup the ropes of obedience. In-home dog training is conveniently booked within the Wag! app. Find the right local dog trainer, chat and pay in-app, and then get started. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a Pet Caregiver is selected for the service. Getting ready for dog training couldn’t be simpler!

Going Off-Leash in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte is known for the availability of parks and preserves within easy access of the city. Off-leash parks are popular in this part of North Carolina, and several are unique in their sheer size. City ordinances are very Fido-friendly, and pooches are valued members of the community. It’s for this reason that safety is high on the list of pet-parent responsibilities. Keep your dog leashed when strolling about the city. Have vaccines up to date and tags on the collar to prove it.

Plan a weekend of adventure with your doggo. What could be better than hiking a trail under a canopy of pines and towering hardwoods? A close second to a lengthy promenade is relaxing by a lake with a sturdy fishing pole in hand. Both of these doggo-friendly activities are possible within Charlotte’s sprawling neighborhoods. Choose an off-leash park to visit and know that your well-behaved partner can accompany you wherever you go.

The Ray’s Fetching Meadow at McAlpine Creek Park ticks all the boxes for a pawsome afternoon with your pupster. An acre in size and a wide-open space, it’s a grassy haven where your dog can socialize off-leash. Fine-tune your dog’s recall skills so that you and your buddy can frequent this park often. No matter your dog’s age, this skill can be taught, and it’s an essential one to know.

The Barkingham Dog Park (at Reedy Creek Park) is a puptastic 4 acres in size. This fenced space is part open field and the other half is peppered with trees. Let your dog burn off energy with a rousing game of fetch and then rehydrate in the shade.

Does your best barkster have what it takes to roam a large, open dog park and come when called? Knowing their commands is key to a safe and successful outing.

Dog Training in Charlotte, NC

Charlotte dog trainers are a familiar sight in the city’s dog adoption centers and shelters. There, they learn all they need to know about helping pooches put their best paw forward. Dog trainers in Charlotte can then pass the knowledge on to you and your furry buddy.

What breeds do you see trekking the trails or rolling over with delight in Charlotte? Unleashing pent-up energy in dog parks everywhere is the city’s top dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier. These powerful dogs are compact and robust. Their stance displays athleticism, and with proper training, they can excel at activities like herding, tracking, and scenting trials. The energetic Pitty requires a pet parent willing to train them to reach their potential.

You would be hard-pressed to find a pooch with more spunk and character than the Jack Russell Terrier, another dog holding top honors in Charlotte. Be prepared to be on the go and at their beck and call, or this feisty dog will entertain themselves — and it may involve chewing up a pair of shoes or two. Keep their mischief in check by engaging them in activities like flyball and agility. Remember, this breed has been in the movies and starred in television series numerous times. You may want to let them try their paw at acting! 

Connect with a local dog trainer on the Wag! app and see your dog reach their potential in no time!