If you’re looking for a selection of the best dog trainers in Tampa, continue reading to learn about 9 of them.
SafeK9 first opened their doors in 2014 and specialize in obedience training and behavioral rehabilitation. Run by owner and trainer Luis Safé, SafeK9 use fun training techniques to help you and your dog communicate with each other.
SafeK9 has a specific puppy pre-K program designed for puppies aged up to six months. They also offer basic and advanced obedience classes (including off-leash obedience), as well as behavioral therapy classes for dogs with specific behavioral issues. Contact SafeK9 to learn more about their services.
2. Sam Ivy K9 Consultants
Sam Ivy K9 Consultants specializes in online dog training and behavioral consultations and helps owners right across the United States communicate with their dogs and overcome behavioral issues. With headquarters in Tampa, FL, Sam Ivy K9 Consultants is available for behavior coaching and can design custom training programs created specifically for your dog.
For puppies, Sam Ivy K9 Consultants offers a 3–4-week puppy training course, covering crate training, leash introduction, housebreaking, and how to teach your puppy boundaries. A 5–6-week intermediate obedience class is also available, as well as a 7-8 week advanced obedience course. The 3-4 week “proper back behavior training” option is great for dogs with specific problems like excessive barking, running away, aggression, and more. Contact Sam Ivy K9 Consultants to schedule a consultation.
3. Right Paw Dog Training
Right Paw Dog Training is a Tampa, FL-based dog trainer that can help you and your dog overcome any obstacle. Trainer Daniel Kean is certified as a Master Dog Trainer and attended the Tom Rose School for Professional Dog Trainers. He has over a decade of training experience and focuses on improving dog-and-owner relationships.
Right Paw Dog Training offers a two-week board-and-train program, which is a great option for busy dog owners who don’t have a lot of extra time to devote to training their dog. Your dog undergoes an intensive training program not just in the trainer’s home, but also at parks, shopping centers, and other locations with distractions. In-home lessons are also available for owners who want a more hands-on training experience. Contact Right Paw Dog Training to learn more about their training packages.
4. South Tampa Dog Training
Run by certified dog trainer Alison Alfandre, South Tampa Dog Training uses positive reinforcement techniques to encourage good behavior in dogs of all ages and breeds. Alison has been training since 2011 and offers a wide range of training services, specializing in addressing and correcting specific behavioral issues like jumping, barking, chewing, nipping, and more.
South Tampa Dog Training offers private, in-home lessons which span one hour for $65 (or $170 for three lessons) and can address a range of behaviors your dog may be exhibiting. To learn more or request a quote, contact South Tampa Dog Training.
5. Alpha and Omega Dog Training
Alpha and Omega Dog Training has locations in Cleveland, OH, and Tampa, FL. Their trainers don’t just train dogs – they also focus on training humans so that you learn how to communicate with your dog. They use balanced training methods and teach basic and advanced obedience, including off-leash obedience.
Their basic training (Handling Management course) covers simple commands including sit, down, stay, come, and drop it. They also teach “heel” and loose-leash walking. The Masters Obedience Program delivers much more advanced results, and there are several training options in between these two courses. Prices vary from $975 to $2500.
At Dogmatics, their team of trainers in Tampa, FL, use positive reinforcement based on whatever motivates your dog (toys, praise, treats, or pets). You’ll receive personalized training that’s tailored for your dog, and all trainers are certified professional dog trainers.
Private lessons at your home are available – the trainer will provide you with a training plan, explain how to work through the training process with your dog, coach you to train, and provide guidance along the way. Once you complete the program, the team at Dogmatics is available for lifetime support.
7. Unleash Fido
Unleash Fido has locations in both Jacksonville and Tampa, FL. Founder and trainer Travis is a certified canine behaviorist, and specializes in training dogs for competitive sports, as well as dealing with behavioral issues.
Unleash Fido offers puppy training that focuses on socialization, crate training, housebreaking, manners, and an introduction to commands. Basic obedience, advanced obedience, and behavior modification training is also offered, as well as doggie boot camp and private lessons. Contact Unleash Fido to schedule a free consultation.
8. Awoken K9
Awoken K9 operates throughout Tampa, FL, and the surrounding areas, and offers training for dogs of all breeds and ages. Founder Brian Gallardo uses balanced training methods but also understands that each dog learns differently and tailors his training techniques to suit your dog.
In-home training starts with an evaluation of your dog, and what you hope to achieve. Two in-home sessions are offered for $229, which can target leash walking problems like pulling, barking, or lunging. Five in-home sessions are offered for $569, and includes basic obedience, puppy development, and more. Additional packages are also offered – contact Awoken K9 for more details.
9. Florida Dog Training School
The Florida Dog Training School offers in-home training in Tampa, FL. Trainer Helene Scott and her team use positive reinforcement and praise to get the best out of your dog. A range of in-home training programs are offered, including puppy training, basic and advanced obedience, and behavior modification.
The Florida Dog Training School also offers group classes. Puppy kindergarten classes, behavior modification lessons, and basic obedience training are all available for $65 for 30 minutes. Contact Florida Dog Training School for a free consultation.