If you’re looking for the best dog training in Durham, NC, below we’ve featured 9 top providers!
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Off Leash K9 Training offers services for dogs in Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Durham, and the surrounding areas. Owners and head trainers Diana and Alisa have been passionate about dogs their whole lives, and their team of trainers has the skill and expertise to bring out the best in your pup.
A board-and-train package for puppies is available, it lasts for two weeks and covers socialization, potty training, crate training, sleeping through the night, and eliminating bad behaviors ($1200 for two weeks). For older dogs, a basic obedience package is available which comes with four lessons for $600. A range of other packages and services are available – contact Off Leash K9 Training to learn more.
Pin Up Pup Training is an up and coming dog training facility for pups in the Durham area. Owner and trainer Megan is a Certified Behavior Consultant Canine, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She has been working with dogs for almost 20 years, uses only positive reinforcement training techniques, and prides herself in her knowledge and skill.
Puppy training is available, covering socialization, chewing/nipping, and potty training. For older dogs, a one-hour in-home private lesson is available for $95 and can address any specific behavioral issues your dog may have.
The team at Whole Dog Institute won’t just train your dog, they will also give you the skills to create a meaningful, lifelong relationship with your pup and will seriously enhance your ability to communicate with your four-legged friend. Owner Sue is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and has many years of experience to call upon when it comes to training your pup.
Whole Dog Institute offers a wide range of classes including puppy socialization, relationship building classes for puppies and dogs, special classes for reactive dogs, trick/agility courses, and more. Private lessons are also available if your dog has a specific issue that needs addressing. Contact Whole Dog Institute to learn more about how they can help you and your pup.
The team at Dogability specializes in motivational training to bring out the best in your pup. Founder Juan has many years of training experience and graduated from the Michael Ellis School of dog training. He regularly attends seminars and courses to stay up to date on new tricks and techniques and is always striving to learn more about the art of training.
A high-reliability obedience course is offered – this includes 4 weeks of intensive training for $2,800. A more advanced version, focusing on off-leash behavior, is available for $3,800. A range of other boarding and training services and camps are available – contact Dogability Dog Training to find out more.
Dog Academy of NC was founded 12 years ago by Michael (head trainer) and Sandra (manager). This killer team always delivers great results – Michael is an accredited Certified Professional Dog Trainer who graduated from the Tom Rose School and has many years of experience. Michael believes that no dog is too old or too dumb to be trained.
Training services include basic obedience training, advanced obedience training, protection training, agility training, problem-solving, behavior modification, retrieving, as well as puppy training including crate training and housebreaking. Dog Academy of NC offers free evaluations and consultations, as well as discounts for rescue dogs. Contact Dog Academy of NC to learn more.
Packman Dog Training serves dogs right across the Raleigh and Durham area and specializes in training dogs who have issues with leash reactivity. Trainer Frank is highly skilled and has over a decade of experience when it comes to working with dogs. He is a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and an AKC Star Puppy Instructor. In addition, Frank is also an AKC Community Canine Evaluator, and an AKC Urban CGC Evaluator.
Training is available for leash reactivity, as well as a range of behavioral modifications including anxiety, OCD, aggression, separation anxiety, nipping/biting, barking, destroying your home, food/toy guarding, and more. Day training is also available for basic commands, confidence building, and socialization.
Camp Bow Wow offers doggy daycare, boarding, grooming, and quality training services for pups in the Durham, NC area. The certified, experienced trainers use only reward-based methods to bring out the best in your dog and have services for dogs of all ages and behavioral levels.
Obedience classes are available, based on the level of training your dog requires. Three different programs are available – the basic program covers simple verbal commands and leash walking, the intermediate program covers more advanced commands and introduces your dog to distractions, and the advanced level teaches your dog to behave appropriately around strangers or in crowds. Contact Camp Bow Wow to see how they can help your pup.
Bark Busters offers the convenience of training your dog in your own home. Specialist trainer Jerry has many years of dog training experience, including five years with Bark Busters. He specializes in helping dogs overcome specific behavioral issues or problems but also offers a range of other training services.
Training services include obedience training, as well as a range of behavioral trainings addressing specific problems, including barking, aggression, separation anxiety, destruction/chewing, toileting/marking, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Contact Bark Busters Triangle Area to learn more.
Rather than offering training for your dog, the team at good human focuses on training YOU to learn to interact with your dog more effectively. Owner and trainer Jennifer has been involved in dog training for over a decade and is a graduate of the highly regarded Karen Pryor Academy. She regularly attends workshops and seminars to learn the latest and greatest tips and tricks in dog training.
In-home day training consists of a series of 45-minute sessions designed to train your dog or puppy on a range of areas, including basic manners, leash manners, leash reactivity, and more. 3 x 45-minute lessons are available for $145, 5 x 45-minute lessons for $289 (plus an additional lesson where you are trained as well), and 8 x 45-minute lessons (and two additional lessons for you) is available for $480. Contact Good Human Dog Training to learn more.
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