Looking for a dog trainer for your aggressive pup in the North Carolina area? Has your dog been impossible to train on your own? Look no further than this list below, which shows you the 15 best providers of aggressive dog training in North Carolina.
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Servicing the areas around Raleigh, North Carolina, including the following cities: Angier, Apex, Benson, Clayton, Cary, Four Oaks, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Willow Springs, Wake Forest and Smithfield, Born To Lead K9 is a great place to get your aggressive dog trained. They have over 20 years of experience with dog training and their certified master trainer and behavior expert Ryan Douglas is able to work with all kinds of breeds of dogs.
They are a member of the IACP and offer a variety of dog training options. They offer private training and behavior modification programs for aggressive or anxious dogs. They also offer basic or advanced training programs, along with a two-hour consultation for the owner. They help with a variety of behavior problems, including anxiety, aggression, leash pulling, biting, chewing, and more.
For more information on pricing, contact their website.
2. The Dog Wizard-Charlotte
Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, The Dog Wizard is a member of the IACP and has certified professional dog trainers to help your aggressive dog overcome their aggression. They offer obedience training, aggressive behavior modification, separation anxiety training, and more.
For more information and pricing details, contact them here at their Charlotte office.
3. The Dog Wizard-Wilmington
The Dog Wizard’s other North Carolina location is in Wilmington. Here they offer training and behavior modification for a variety of dog behavior problems, including aggression, problem-solving, leash aggression, separation anxiety, and rescue and dog rehab for abused dogs. Their programs offered include puppy preschool for $500, on and off-leash group classes for $500, private freedom program for dogs with severe behavioral issues, board and train programs, and support classes for the doggie graduates of their other programs.
For more pricing information and class details, contact them here at their Wilmington office.
4. Patriot K-9
Located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Patriot K9 offers a variety of classes for your aggressive dog. They are IACP members along with having certified dog trainers in their classes. Owner and head trainer Amber has been working with dogs since 2005, from training PTSD dogs for military members to behavioral consulting for dogs of all temperaments. Their other trainer, Alyssa Young, has experience with dogs that need behavior modification, including aggression problems.
They have training packages that teach dogs one on one along with obedience training. For dogs over 34 weeks there is a $50 behavior assessment free, however, dogs under 33 weeks are free. They offer two behavioral rehab programs that vary in cost, the dogs must be assessed first before you will know how much they’ll charge you. There is a social misfit class for rescue and shelter dogs, as well as chaos to calm for aggressive dogs.
Their stay and train program is like board and train programs and they offer a patriot pal program which is their membership program. They also offer specialized training classes and services, such as nail trimming for $10, a canine fit program for $60 per session, intro to nose/scent work for $250, AKC CGC training for $350 or testing for $25, and a behavioral safety and assessment test for $50.
For more details on their services and pricing, contact them here at their website.
Servicing Fayetteville and the surrounding areas, River Run Dog Training offers a few obedience classes for your aggressive dog. Their basic obedience course is $90 and can be retaken for a year. Their intermediate obedience course is also $90 and is for dogs that graduated from basic obedience class. They also offer private training for dogs that have specific issues that need to be addressed, such as aggression or anxiety.
These private sessions last 60 to 90 minutes and cost from $75 to $125. For aggressive or reactive dogs, these private sessions cost $100 to $125. Private in-home training is $90 to $125 and their private drop off training costs $40 per day. They also offer group classes for leash training for $90 and coming when called for $90.
6. Off Leash K9 Training-Wilmington
Servicing Wilmington, North Carolina, Off Leash K9 Training is fully licensed and trained. They have certified trainers to help with your aggressive dogs. They offer a variety of programs for your dog and their trainers have worked with different dog breeds with varying temperaments for years. They offer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy class for $300, puppy consultation for $100, a basic obedience package for $600, and an advanced obedience package for $400.
They also offer a combined basic and advanced obedience package for $900 which saves you $100. They have a 2-week board and train as well for $2800, aggressive or reactive dog package for $950 (which is great for your aggressive dog issues), and in-home training too. For their in-home training, it costs $800 for basic obedience and $1100 for basic and advanced obedience.
They also have dog tracking training for $900, nose work training packages at $300 for 5 lessons or $600 for 10 lessons. They also offer Canine Good Citizen training and testing along with therapy dog training for dogs preparing to be therapy dogs. Owner Jan has a trained therapy dog and has been doing this since 2008.
For more information visit them here on their website.
7. Off Leash K9 Training-Raleigh and Durham
At Off Leash K9 Training in Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina, they offer a variety of packages such as their basic obedience package for $600 for 4 lessons, advanced lessons for $100 per lesson, basic and advanced obedience packages for $900 for 8 lessons, basic and therapy package for $900 for 8 lessons, a dog aggression training package for $950 for 8 lessons (a great program for any level of aggressive dog), nose work training packages for $300 for 5 lessons or $600 for 10 lessons, and the canine good citizen evaluation.
For the Canine Good Citizen evaluation, they do not charge anything, but they request a donation to be made to a specific rescue or shelter instead. They suggest you work with your dog for 30 minutes a day with what they have learned. They also charge $100 for additional lessons for their programs. When you refer a friend to their center, they give you a free advanced lesson.
For more information and details on their services, visit them here on their website.
Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Uber Dog Training has certified professional dog trainers at your disposal. Their trainer Greg Bellew, who is also the owner, is a member of IACP and is a CDT. He has worked with dogs since he was a child and continues that love and passion to this day. Their puppy trainer is Hilary Walls and she has many years of experience with training.
Their Charlotte dog training program costs $1350 for 6 one-on-one lessons that come to a weekly one-hour lesson. They first train your dog in your home then work their way into public settings. After their training, they are able to be in unlimited group classes after your dog completes the 6th class. They work with dogs of all breeds and temperaments and help them train to be the best they can be.
Located in Durham, North Carolina, Michael Ward, who is the owner and trainer, has been training dogs for 13 years. He is also an accredited Certified Professional Dog Trainer. He can train dogs of any age, breed, or temperament. He makes sure your dog is well trained before the program ends.
They offer a variety of services, including basic obedience, advanced obedience, agility training, protection training, problem-solving, retrieving, puppy training (crate or house training), and behavior modification for your more aggressive dogs. They also offer free evaluations and consults, discounts for rescue or multiple dogs, and more.
Contact them here for information on pricing.
Serving Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, and other North Carolina cities, Bark Busters is located around the country. They offer home training for your dog (and they help out the owner too). Trainer Jerry Hvizdos is great at dealing with a variety of negative dog behaviors, including barking, aggression, separation anxiety, destruction, chewing, marking, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
They offer a free dog behavior assessment for all dogs and a variety of services to choose from. These include puppy training, dog obedience training, and dog behavior therapy for aggressive and otherwise badly behaved dogs. They offer two training packages, gold, and silver that are backed by their guarantee, that your dog will be helped by their trainer and behaviorist.
To contact the local trainer, Jerry Hvizdos, visit their website.
Located in Greenville, North Carolina and servicing Ayden, Chocowinity, Farmville, Grimesland, Simpson, Washington, and Winterville as well. Linda Monico, head trainer, is a certified professional dog trainer, certified behavior consultant, certified separation anxiety trainer, and a member of the APDT. She has had experience training dogs for over 20 years and has dealt with dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments. She is also a member of the IAABC along with being a CSAT.
New Levels Dog Training offers puppy training for a variety of reasons, including an in-home puppy consultation for $125 which is a 90-minute session for pups 7 weeks to 5 months old. There is also an online puppy consult for $95 which is an hour-long Skype or Facetime session with the trainer. There is also a new puppy package for $350 for four 1-hour private in-home training sessions. They also have the puppy jumpstart package for $500 which is 2 online sessions and four 1-hour in-home sessions.
For dogs 5 months to 18 months, they offer a 6-session package for $500 or “dream dog” for $585. There are also 1-hour training sessions for $95 as well. Their dream dog option is when the trainer comes to your home and trains your dog while you are away, however, their cheaper pricing is for owner and dog training.
For adult dogs, they offer manner and obedience training for $95 an hour with a $110 90-minute initial consultation. They also offer fear and aggression training for your aggressive or fearful dogs. They do an initial consultation for $125 for 90 minutes and then their training sessions cost $95 but they do offer custom training packages that you can ask for. They also have separation anxiety training to help your anxious dog overcome his or her anxiety. You need to contact them, and they will set up a phone call that is 20 minutes long to see what your dog’s anxiety problems are.
For more information or to contact them visit their website here.
12. Sit Means Sit
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina but servicing all of America and Canada, Sit Means Sit trains your dog to behave properly and listen to you. Their trainers are certified dog trainers that can train any dog regardless of breed or temperament. They offer private lessons, group classes, puppy kindergarten, and an anxiety seminar (for humans only). They also have weekly training sessions and all of their programs come with this membership to them.
For more information on pricing, visit them here on their website.
Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Dog Training Camp offers many options for training your dog, including camp! Their 2-week puppy camp costs $1499, their 3-week training camp for older dogs is $2399, and their 4-week training camp for older dogs is $2999. They offer an assessment for free, pick up from your home, one vet visit, social media updates, report card and YouTube video of your dog, 2 private training sessions at home after the end of camp, 12 weeks of group classes, and more just for their dog training camp.
They also offer private training classes (which is best for your aggressive dogs) for $180 for 90 minutes, group classes for $50 for 1 session and $160 for 4 sessions, workshops, and a day camp for your dogs.
For more information, visit their website here and scroll down to the bottom to contact them.
14. Paws in Training
An animal training and behavior specialist center, Paws in Training helps dogs, cats, and more with any aggressive issues along with separation anxiety and fears. They offer in-home training or group classes depending on your dog’s needs. They also offer fear-free vet and grooming visits too. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, Paws in Training is owned by Angel Wasserman, who is a CCBC and CPDT.
For more details and pricing visit them here at their website.
Located in Raeford, North Carolina, they offer a variety of training courses for your aggressive dogs, including board and train (costs between $200 to $650), private lessons at their facility for $75 or in-home for $85, and a weight loss program for $10 a day. They help your aggressive (and/or overweight) dogs overcome any behavior issues they may have.
For more information, contact them here at their website.
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