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The Best Dog Trainers in Florida of 2024

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July 10, 2024

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This is a list of the top dog trainers in Florida, based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public.

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    Chrissy Dullano

    VSA-CDT, APDT, PPG, IACP

    Aggressive dog training, Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Board and train dog training, Agility dog training

    Jacksonville, FL

    I am a Victoria Stilwell Academy graduate where I earned my certified training credentials
    I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator
    I am certified in pet care health and wellness, and certified in dog and cat first-aid and CPR
    I am continuously studying and staying on top of the latest education opportunities
    My passion is trying to make an impact on reducing homeless dogs, s...


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    Katie Casell

    KPA CTP CPDT-KA CSAT FFCP FDM

    Aggressive dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training

    Homestead, Kendall, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, Coral Gables, South Miami, Coconut Grove, Doral

    Katie Casell is a double certified dog trainer, having graduated with distinction from Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA CTP) and CATCH Canine Trainers Academy (CCDTK). She is a Certified Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (CDPT-KA), through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is also a Fear Free Certified Professional Trainer (FFCP), a Certified Separ...


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    Maggie Marshall

    ABCDT, CPDT, CCBC

    Aggressive dog training, Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training

    Clay, Duval, St. John's Counties

    I have been a professional dog trainer and owner of Maggie Marshall Dog Training since 2009. The highlights of my years include being the Lead Safety Person for the national Strutt Your Mutt event, yearly winner of Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Pets award, I was a featured expert on the local morning news, I am a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College, and I have completed the Aggression ...


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    Laska Parrow

    CCPDT-KA, ANWI, FDM, CVT, FFCP

    Aggressive dog training, Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Service dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training

    Parrish, Palmetto, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Northport

    Laska has been training animals with positive reinforcement since a young age. Inspired as a child, she trained her cat how to walk on a leash and basic obedience skills. Finally her father agreed that she could foster and train dogs. She has been involved with training assistance dogs since 2000 and got involved in pet dog training in 2003. Helping others with their pets led Laska to spend 7 y...


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    Makayla Garcia

    AKC CGC Evaluator, APDT Member

    Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training

    Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Milton

    Growing up as a military brat and having served several years in the Air Force I have lived in five countries, five states, and one territory before settling down in Florida in 2017. I am now the proud owner of East Bay Dog Spot, a five-star dog training facility in Gulf Breeze offering an array of group classes and private dog training. My training is a reflection of who I am, teaching with ki...


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    Maggie Marshall

    I have been a professional dog trainer and owner of Maggie Marshall Dog Training since 2009. The highlights of my years include being the Lead Safety Person for the national Strutt Your Mutt event, yearly winner of Jacksonville Magazine's Best of Pets award, I was a featured expert on the local morning news, I am a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College, and I have completed the Aggression ...

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    Menoka Damaren

    I am a Animal Behavior College certified dog trainer. My experience volunteering for 10+ years at local shelters and rescues enabled me to hone in my intuition and instincts with animals. Helping animals, particularly dogs have a happy healthy relationships with their owners has been a dream come true. I am the proud mom of one 11 year-old pitbull named Trippie who is unequivocably the love of ...

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    Savannah LeFors

    Hello! I'm Savannah LeFors, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, and I have been training dogs since 2015! I was the coordinator of Tallahassee Memorial's Animal Therapy Department and I have been screening, training, evaluating, and managing over 180 therapy animal teams that visited the Big Bend region's healthcare facilities, nursing homes, and schools for over 2 years. I also have experien...

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    Christiana Parker

    Christy has been working as a Professional Figure Skater traveling the world for 12 years. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, she decided to settle down in Florida when she accepted a figure skating contract at Busch Gardens. During this time, she began studying animal behavior in her spare time and hasn't stopped learning since.

    Her passion for animals has existed since the day she was...

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    Katie Casell

    Katie Casell is a double certified dog trainer, having graduated with distinction from Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior (KPA CTP) and CATCH Canine Trainers Academy (CCDTK). She is a Certified Dog Trainer Knowledge Assessed (CDPT-KA), through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She is also a Fear Free Certified Professional Trainer (FFCP), a Certified Separ...

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    Christine Geschwill

    Christine has been training professionally since 2008, utilizing relationship based techniques specializing in helping pets become ideal household companions.

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    Sandra Machado

    Sandra Machado was born in New York and raised in Brazil. There, her gift for communicating with dogs began with her work in the rescue of stray dogs. After obtaining an Associate Degree in Psychology and an International Business Bachelors Degree, she pursued a career in the corporate arena, where she had the opportunity to travel the world. Traveling exposed her to different cultures and thei...

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    Laska Parrow

    Laska has been training animals with positive reinforcement since a young age. Inspired as a child, she trained her cat how to walk on a leash and basic obedience skills. Finally her father agreed that she could foster and train dogs. She has been involved with training assistance dogs since 2000 and got involved in pet dog training in 2003. Helping others with their pets led Laska to spend 7 y...

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    Ariel Lovely

    My name is Ariel Lovely and I am a certified dog trainer. Before becoming a dog trainer I worked professionally as a doggy daycare caretaker, a shelter tech, and as an animal control officer.

    With my own dogs I compete in dog shows and sporting events, all achieved using positive reinforcement!

    I decided to begin my education in the dog training field after owning my own react...

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Welcome to Florida’s list of top dog trainers. The Florida list is based on 874 votes from the Sniffspot community. Only the Florida dog trainers with the top number of votes made this list. Trainers are ordered by number of votes, with Chrissy Dullano at the top of this list with 116 votes.

Our rankings include trainers certified by CPDT-KA and CPDT-KA. They also specialize in Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training amongst other training programs.

Florida dog trainer services include:

  • Puppy dog training
  • Reactive dog training
  • In home dog training
  • Aggressive dog training
  • Deaf dog training
  • Off leash dog training
  • Board and train dog training
  • Agility dog training
  • Service dog training
  • Protection/guard dog training
  • Herding dog training

Dog trainers in Florida selflessly set pets up for success. Chrissy Dullano shares why they chose this path: I became a trainer because I was frustrated with watching people turn in and dismiss their dogs for such fixable problems. All 25 trainers on this Florida list are committed to positive reinforcement. Trusted Florida trainer, Katie Casell, uses the following methods: I use force free methods when training. All training starts with a consultation, where I give the humans things they can work on right away. After meeting the dog(s) and humans, I design a training plan that fits their particular needs..

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Sniffspot Florida Dog Training Frequently Asked Questions

How did Sniffspot choose the best dog trainers in Florida?

The Dog Trainer Contest decided the best dog trainers in Florida based on voting from owners in Florida. We highlighted 25 dog trainers in Florida. This includes 1 dog trainers in Tampa and 24 dog trainers in other areas of Florida.

What are the top qualifications and certifications for dog trainers in Florida?

The most common dog training certification in Florida is CPDT-KA, followed by CPDT-KA, and ABCDT. Our top dog trainer, Chrissy Dullano, has these certifications VSA-CDT, APDT, PPG, IACP.

Are there dog trainers in my specific city in Florida?

Florida has city-specific lists for: Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, North Port, Pensacola, Tampa

What type of training is done by Florida dog trainers?

Florida dog trainers offer 11 different training specialities, including: Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training, In home dog training, Aggressive dog training, Deaf dog training, Off leash dog training, Board and train dog training, Agility dog training, Service dog training, Protection/guard dog training, Herding dog training

Do Florida dog trainers work on dogs with behavioral issues?

According to our 874, Chrissy Dullano is the top rated in Florida. Chrissy Dullano specializes in: Aggressive dog training, Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Board and train dog training, Agility dog training

How do I choose the right Florida dog trainer?

In Florida, consider if your dog trainer has certifications from CPDT-KA, CPDT-KA or ABCDT. Also, does your pet need Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training, or something else.

What training methods do Florida dog trainers use?

While these vary by Florida dog trainer, Chrissy Dullano says: positive reinforcement dog training, training plans, follow up plans, behavioral consultations, evaluations

How can I make the most of Florida dog training?

While every pet is different, Chrissy Dullano, our top Florida dog trainer recommends: Be consistent

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