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The Best Dog Trainers in Cumming, GA of 2023

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Merlin Noble

May 13, 2023

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Welcome to the Cumming, GA Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in Cumming based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. This list is a subset of the broader Top Trainers in Georgia list. To learn more about our dog trainer contest, feel free to view the dog trainer contest post.

Dog training is one of the most important activities someone can do with their dog. Many come to dog training through a specific issue they want addressed, anything from barking to separation anxiety. Some have adopted dogs from animal shelters with an abusive experience and some just have happy puppies looking for everyday life skills. Trainers can help with all kinds of specific skills and issues, from leash manners to territorial aggression to anxiety around skateboards to common puppy challenges. However, what many discover is that working with a trainer is actually a way for a pet owner to deepen their relationship with their dog. The enhanced communication skills that result can increase quality of life, be a rewarding experience, be a social experience and lead to more harmonious relationships. Knowing that one’s dog is having a happier life can dramatically improve peace of mind. As the saying goes: happy dog, happy life. And it extends further than just the dog, to the pet owners. Owner empowerment can actually improve the relationship between owners. And finding the right trainer can make all the difference in the experience.

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The Best Cumming, GA Dog Trainers in 2023

Julie Haller

I have been working with dogs for over 30 years, beginning in my families kennel, where we raised, trained, and showed German Shorthaired Pointers and Collies. I'm an internationally Certified Games Based Pro Dog Trainer through Absolute Dogs and earned an Advanced Professional Dog Trainer certification through a 9 month in-person hands on Certified Georgia Post Secondary Institution. I'm an Air Force veteran with 4 adult children and currently live in Cumming, GA with my husband of 30 years and our Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Anchor.

Certifications: ADPDT, AKC CGC Evaluator

Services include:

  • In home training
  • Reactive dog training
  • Service dog training
  • Off leash training
  • Puppy training

More info about service provided: Household Manners, Reactivity , Puppy training, AKC CGC classes and evaluations, Trick training, Separation Anxiety (separation related behaviors-SRBs), basic obedience, loose leash walking, In-home Private Behavior Consultations, In-home Private training packages

Behavioral issue focus: We commonly work with separation related behaviors, anxiety, reactivity, fear of handling/vet visits/vet aggression, jumping, pulling on leash, counter surfing, barking

Training methods: I'm a certified positive reinforcement games based trainer. I follow the Least Intrusive Minimally Aversive (LIMA) training philosophy. I offer free, no obligation phone consultations to discuss the best training package for each client. Once booked, Upon booking, each client completes a thorough intake questionnaire. I then personally meet with all my clients prior to any training sessions to evaluate the dog and go through the questionnaire. I develop a comprehensive overall training game-plan, and provide a weekly game-plan prior to each session. I then follow-up with recap/homework info, so every client knows what we went over and what and when to practice until our next session.

Why I became a dog trainer: I thoroughly enjoy helping build a positive bond between owners and their dogs. Its a wonderful feeling when owners realize they can meet and exceed their training expectations and have the dog of their dreams all through teamwork and positive training methods.

My favorite part of being a dog trainer: Changing lives of dogs and their humans!

My #1 dog training tip: Use your dog's daily food allowance for training! Ditch that bowl!!

Service areas: Cumming, Canton, Dawsonville, Milton, Alpharetta, Forsyth County, Cherokee County, Dawson County, North Fulton County

Website: https://www.atgdogtraining.com/


Canine PhD

Meredith Minkin - Owner and Behavior Consultant. Meredith Minkin, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CSAT, SDC is an internationally certified behavior consultant, a certified professional dog trainer, a certified separation anxiety trainer, and a certified service dog trainer. Meredith is a modern methods, reward-based trainer who works to minimize the use of aversive stimuli and maximize the effective use of reinforcers to modify animal behavior. Meredith is also a Fear Free Certified Professional. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and completed her post-baccalaureate education at Tufts University. Currently, she is working on her Master's Degree in Applied Animal Behavior.

Meredith is a creative problem-solver who works with dogs with severe behavior disorders e.g. phobias, separation anxiety, and aggression. She regularly conducts behavior evaluations of shelter dogs for rescue groups and local animal control agencies. She has rehabilitated abused and aggressive dogs, she has worked with service dogs, customs dogs, military dogs, and has even handled dogs in the confirmation ring. Meredith volunteers with PAWS Atlanta, Best Friends, Re-Leashed Atlanta, Atlanta Dog Squad, Atlanta Pet Rescue, Saving Shelter Pets, Atlanta Boxer Rescue, AARF-Atlanta, DREAM Dachshund Rescue, Lifeline Animal Project, Atlanta Weimaraner Rescue, Shelter Angels Pit Bull Rescue, BullsEye Rescue, Angels Among Us, and other private rescue groups. She also volunteers for Dekalb County, Animal Control and Fulton County Animal Services.

Stacy Drody, CPDT-KA, CSAT, VSPDT, Fear Free Certified,
has had a passion for animals and science her entire life. Growing up alongside seeing eyes dogs she learned the value of a dog's vast capabilities and the importance of understanding their unique way of communication and individual behaviors from an early age. While obtaining a degree in Biology she worked as a vet tech and began volunteering with local rescue organizations volunteering much of her time rescuing, fostering, and rehabilitating dogs. Her volunteer work included rescue operations and rehabilitation from The Korean Meat Trade, The Yulin Meat Festival and hoarding cases. In addition to this work, she also taught classes and workshops for the Atlanta Humane Society.

After a successful career in Sales and Marketing and Corporate Event Planning in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries, she decided to turn her volunteering into a career focusing her path on canine training and behavior. Stacy believes in the ethical treatment of all animals and has established her training on the 'Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive' training philosophy. Her training approach involves using a scientifically grounded, reward based plan.
Stacy's goal is to create lasting, cooperative bonds between her clients and their dogs in a welcoming, fun, and stress-free environment that everyone can benefit from and enjoy! Stacy is a graduate of the Victoria Stilwell Academy of DogTraining and Behavior, A Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed, a Certified Fear Free Dog Trainer, an assistant trainer with Canine Cellmates - the jail dog program at the Fulton County Jail and continues volunteering with the local rescue agencies.

Andrea Borges, CPDT-KA, ABCDT. Andrea is a bilingual (English/Spanish) dog trainer from Venezuela. She earned her BA in Communications from Andrés Bello University in Caracas. Andrea has been training dogs since 2012. She is a graduate of the Animal Behavior College and she is also a Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Andrea is currently enrolled in the CATCH Academy Program. She also has extensive management experience in dog daycare and boarding facilities. Andrea loves to foster shelter dogs in need. She will often go to an animal control facility to choose a difficult dog on death row to rehab/train and then permanently place in a loving home. Her current foster is a Cane Corso who has reactivity issues. Andrea has a big heart, and loves a challenge! She exudes passion for training, and she has already helped many dogs at Canine PhD blossom and grow!

Betty Emrey, CPDT-KA. Betty began the journey into dog training through volunteer work at the ASPCA in New York City. Over five years there, she walked shelter dogs, taught other volunteers how to walk shelter dogs, introduced dogs to potential adopters, and apprenticed as a trainer. After coming back home to Atlanta Betty began offering a variety of group classes, including basic obedience and puppy kindergarten as well as in-home training and consultations. Betty is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed, having successfully completed the training requirements of The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

In addition to teaching, Betty also volunteers at the Atlanta Humane Society in adoptions and with the Paws 2 Teach shelter dog classes. She has competed in both Agility and Rally Obedience, but it's her work with shelter dogs that inspires her as a trainer. So many great dogs wind up in shelters because of behaviors that could have been avoided or fixed with proper training. Her goal is to help dogs and their people stay together. Betty lives with three rescue dogs: a chihuahua from NYC, a rough coat collie from NOLA, and a black and white mix from the streets of Decatur. Betty serves on the Member Relations Committee of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and is a member of the Georgia Dog Trainer Forum and the Atlanta Rally Club.

Bethany Gardner, CPDT-KA, BA - Anthrozoology. In 2015 Bethany started an Anthrozoology degree at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. During her time there, she learned about the history and science of human-animal relationships. Her curriculum focused on learning theory, animal behavior, animal welfare and horsemanship. She even fostered and trained multiple dogs as part of her program so that she could put her science-based knowledge into real-world practice.

She was given the opportunity to gain hundreds of hours training dogs under the guidance of experienced professionals. At the core of this education were classes focusing on learning theory and careful prodding of student minds to make us carefully consider both the human and animal side of any situation. She lives in Tucker with her senior lab mix Bishop, and her mutt Sully.

Sully is reactive towards humans, dogs, and has separation anxiety So Bethany is well versed in the ups and downs of living with such a dog. She loves both of her dogs very much and enjoys walking and training around her neighborhood with them. Bethany is a perpetual student and hopes to continue her education in everything dog! She would love to bring the joy of dog training to others around the world! Hundreds of hours of experience using scientifically backed and humane training methods. Certified with the American Society of Canine Trainers. Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainer Member of the Shock-Free Coalition.

Casey Griffin, CPDT-KA, CCDT. Casey has had a love for dogs her whole life. This made it a no-brainer for her to choose a field where she can turn her love into a career that she is passionate about. Casey came to Canine PhD through the CATCH trainers academy. Casey is one of our lead day-trainers, and she teaches Barn Hunt and Swim classes on the weekends.

Diane Silver. Diane Silver believes a house is not a home without a dog and that a fun activity will enhance your bond with your dog, making the intersection of dog and home all that much more enjoyable. Diane has been involved in performance dog events for the past 12 years, teaching, competing and earning titles in agility, lure coursing, rally obedience, conformation and tricks. She has trained under a number of leading and world-class agility competitors.

At Canine PhD, Diane teaches agility and tricks classes and offers private lessons. She also is a certified K9 Fit Club instructor, focusing on conditioning and strength for dogs and people. Diane began her journey in performance dog events when her young Havanese needed room to run beyond the condo they called home. The mental and physical stimulation of agility helped save their home, and now Diane shares her experience by teaching other dogs and humans the joy of the sport.

When she's not teaching classes or competing with her dog, Diane is a public relations and social media consultant and creator of the blog To Dog With Love. Diane also works with brands in the pet industry to share her expertise in dog training and fitness, pet-friendly travel, and creating a pet-friendly home. You can find Diane and her current Havanese pup Rocco on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @ToDogWithLove.

Brittany Raley. Raley's love of animals has led her to work with animals of all types through the years. As a child, she began training on horseback in the Hunter Jumper arena. This eventually grew into assisting in training horses for the Hunter Jumper events as well as teaching young kids to ride. Raley spent several years working in the Big Cat department of the Little Rock Zoo, where she cared for a variety of large cats, such as Jaguars, Tigers, and Lions. However, dogs have always had a special place in her heart. She always loved helping her friends and family train their dogs. It was her own Dutch Shepherd, Rockstar, that opened her eyes to the world of dog training in a new way. After his passing, she decided training dogs was where she needed to be. She continually participates in classes to further her knowledge in the field.
Raley has earned her certification as a Certified Pro Dog Trainer (PDT) with Absolute Dogs. She has also achieved her PDT- Geek Certification with AD.

Certifications: CPDT-KA
IAABC
CSAT
CDBC
CBCC-KA
SDC

Services include:

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

More info about service provided: Canine PhD transforms misbehaving dogs into well-mannered companions by providing best-in-class education for a lifetime of learning. We make training fun and easy-giving you peace of mind and a pet who’s a pleasure to live with. We offer group classes for puppies, puppy socials, manners, AKC Canine Good Citizen, Agility, Nosework, Barn Hunt, Swimming & Dock Diving, Reactive Dog, and Hound on the Town. We also have private training with various options for private lessons, day school, or Board & Train. Boarding is also available as well. We are a boutique boarding facility with 7 suites.

Behavioral issue focus: We address a wide range of behavior issues including but not limited to potty training, impulse control, distractions, reactivity, leash reactivity, feline reactivity, aggression, and separation anxiety.

Training methods: Our training is reward based; least invasive, minimally aversive. We do not use shock collars, prong collars, etc. Private consultations are an essential component of addressing behavior issues and/or private training. We offer a wide range of training plans, with custom packages based on the dog's training needs.

Service areas: Decatur, Dekalb County, Druid Hills, Oakhurst, Kirkwood, Midtown, Virginia Highlands, Brookhaven, Morningside, Old Fourth Ward, East Atlanta Village, Ormewood, Avondale Estates, Scottdale, Stone Mountain
Tucker

Website: https://www.yourcaninephd.com/


Lauren Van Duzer

As an avid dog lover, I believe continuing education is a key to progress and happiness. I am a member of The Pet Professional Guild and am certified as an Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. I worked in the veterinary industry for 12 years, in nearly every position. I'm passionate about bringing kindness, empathy and understanding into your dog experiences. It's not all about training dogs' it's about understanding one another and making adjustments that work better for everyone. My teaching style is customized, empathetic and employs science-based dog training.

Certifications: ACDBC - Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant

Services include:

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

More info about service provided: Customized pet dog training & behavior consulting, offering virtual, in home and field trip lessons. Day training offered for select areas.

Behavioral issue focus: Specializing in sensitive, reactive & aggressive dog behavior and setting puppies up for success.

Training methods: I offer customized positive reinforcement-based training and behavior services. For behavior cases, we begin with a behavior consult where we decide together which training program will fit the family and dog's lifestyle and needs. For puppies, we begin with a training program right away. Each program includes virtual access to on-demand lessons and video messaging directly with me.

Why I became a dog trainer: My Beagle, Maple, was showing aggression to other animals and towards me. Once I discovered positive training, it changed my life and my dog's. This became my passion and a gift to share with other dog owners!

My favorite part of being a dog trainer: Seeing the connection, the joy and the freedom that positive training opens up to people and their dogs. You know the look when you see it the dog looks up at their person and leans into them as the person's eyes pour love thru their gaze.

My #1 dog training tip: Do I have to pick just one? Ha! Slow down and really listen to what your dog is telling you. It'll speed up their learning because you'll make adjustments you didn't realize they needed before. Life-changing.

Service areas: Cumming, southeastern Dawsonville, Gainesville, Oakwood, Flowery Branch, Sugar Hill, Suwanee and borders of some surrounding areas

Website: https://www.happyhoundsandbeyond.com


Alex Sessa

Peach on a Leash owner and head trainer, Alex Sessa, (formerly Andes) CPDT-KA, CDBC, VSPDT is a pet behavior expert who has been training dogs and studying dog behavior for nearly a decade.

Alex is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, a certification that requires hundreds of logged training hours and passing a comprehensive exam. She is also one of only five trainers in the state of Georgia to receive full certification as a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. This high-level certification requires a rigorous application process that's assessed by a panel of experts in dog training and behavior, and you must demonstrate the knowledge and ability to handle complex behavior cases in order to be certified.

Additionally, she has attained the prestigious Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT) certification, and has successfully completed Michael Shikashio's Aggression in Dogs Master Course.

She attended the University of Georgia, where she began honing her training skills while helping improve the behavior of local shelter dogs to reduce euthanasia rates. She graduated with honors in 2012 and worked as both a pet adoption counselor and an assistant dog trainer before being offered a job with celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell of Animal Planet's ‚'It's Me or the Dog'.

Alex traveled the world with Victoria and had the opportunity to learn from her in all facets of training and behavior for five years before deciding to pursue her dream of founding Peach on a Leash. Their work together allowed Alex the opportunity to work hands-on with both pet dogs and working dogs, including police dogs and accelerant detection dogs.

As the founder and owner of Peach on a Leash, Alex manages our training program as well as our team of ten exceptional, highly qualified training and behavior experts. She leads the training for our VIP Puppy Development program, and has provided professional training for celebrities, athletes, CEOs, corporate therapy dog programs, and other high-profile clientele. She has been featured on HLN, WSB-TV, 11Alive, and various print publications.

Alex serves as both a faculty member and a mentor for students in the Victoria Stilwell Dog Training Academy. She also serves on the advisory board for the online dog training platform Gentle Beast, in addition to developing their training curriculum and serving as the primary on-camera training talent. She regularly consults for other training companies, public safety departments, corporations and non-profit organizations needing guidance with their dog training and behavior-related programs.

These experiences have helped her to become one of the most studied, well-rounded trainers in the area, and her results-oriented training utilizes effective and humane techniques that are backed by the latest modern behavioral science.

She shares her home with her husband Will, who is a former police K-9 officer, their two children, and their beloved dogs.

Certifications: CPDT-KA, CDBC, VSPDT

Services include:

  • Aggressive dog training
  • Board and train
  • In home training
  • Deaf dog training
  • Reactive dog training
  • Puppy training

More info about service provided: I lead an exceptional team of thirteen trainers, and we cover all facets of training and behavior. We customize our programs to fit the needs of each individual client.

Behavioral issue focus: We work with all forms of aggression, reactivity, impulse control issues, fear, and everything in between.

Training methods: Our evidence-based methods are rooted in positive reinforcement, and we focus on both training the dog and providing quality coaching for the humans.

Why I became a dog trainer: To help keep dogs in their homes, and to provide help for people and their dogs.

My favorite part of being a dog trainer: Seeing the joy that comes from human and canine communication.

My #1 dog training tip: Avoid labels like "stubborn" or "disobedient" and focus instead on the root cause of the behavior.

Service areas: Roswell, Milton, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Cumming, Canton,
Peachtree Corners, Buford, Hoschton, Dunwoody, Gainesville, Flowery Branch,
Sandy Springs, Chamblee, Brookhaven, Decatur, Midtown Atlanta, Buckhead, Suwanee, Lawrenceville, East Cobb, Duluth

Website: https://peachonaleash.com/


Sniffspot Cumming Top Trainer Frequently Asked Questions

How are Cumming dog trainers selected for this list?

These are the top dog trainers in Cumming as selected by broad voting from the Sniffspot community and the general public. These trainers are expert dog trainers, who received votes from their delighted customers, due to their excellent dedication to customer service, excellent results and general care they exhibit for their clients. Many have worked with thousands of dogs and are highly experienced trainers.

How can I get in touch with dog trainers?

Each of the trainer profiles contains a link to their website. You can click through to their website where you can find more contact information.

Are these Cumming dog trainers certified professionals?

Dog training is not regulated at the federal or state level, so there is no standard dog training certification and professional trainers are not required to be certified. However, certifications are important to show that a professional dog trainer has a standard of expertise to help train your dog. Each trainer’s certifications are listed on their profile.

What are the top certifications for Dog Trainers in Cumming?

Some of the top certifications in the dog training industry are CPDT- KA, IAABC, Karen Pryor Academy - KPA certification, Jean Donaldson's Academy - CTC certification and Fear Free Certification. You can review the dog trainer certifications for each specific dog trainer on their profile on this page.

What methods are used in the dog training sessions?

There are many methods for teaching dogs and a lot of disagreement about the correct training approach. All of the Cumming trainers included on this list use positive reinforcement training only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used. This includes not using any specifically aversive approach to training or training aid, such as a prong or electronic dog training collar (also called remote dog training collar or shock collars). As for specific training programs and specialties, such as day training / doggie daycare or obedience training, you can see more information in each trainer’s profile.

Are dog training lessons in a training facility or are virtual options available?

Some dog trainers operate exclusively from a training facility, some do house calls and some offer video calls or other virtual options. There are pros and cons to each option and the most efficient behavioral training option depends on specific circumstances, for instance, what hours work best for you. A training center or training ranch can be a good option if your training plan requires facilities, training equipment or dedicated space. We recommend reaching out to the specific trainer you are interested in or browsing their website for more information.

Are dog training lessons private or in a group setting?

Every different circumstance of dog and owners may require a different setting, whether it’s housebreaking issues, anxiety issues, lack of proper socialization, food aggression or just bad habits. Each trainer has different offerings as far as whether they can offer clients a private training session or a group class. Trainers provide information about their private class and group class offerings in their profiles and you can browse their website for more information as well. It may make sense for your specific circumstance to reach out to the trainer to ask if they recommend group or private dog training classes. Some trainers also have a team of specialists that can provide even higher levels of service, or provide specialized sessions, such as pack walks.

How much does dog training in Cumming cost?

Cumming dog trainers have a wide range of costs for different services and phases of training. For instance behavioral modification that involves boarding is often more expensive than day training, and private lessons are generally more expensive than group lessons. Prices can also vary depending on specific behavioral issues. Lastly, some trainers have more overhead than others, We recommend first picking a trainer that provides the services that you are looking for, then reaching out to them to get up to date pricing.

Is training a dog good for the dog?

Yes! Training has many benefits for dogs. Whether with basic training skills or complex training techniques, going through behavior training with your dog can improve the bond that you share with them. Also, training can do a lot to improve the level of confidence enabling of a dog (and it can also help with building customer confidence!). Rather than being about exerting maximum control over them, it gives them more certainty that they understand how the world around them works. For instance, crate training can help a dog feel safe and at home in a crate vs fearful and uncertain. Dog training can teach important skills, such as leash control, potty training or a general level of obedience skills. And lastly, it’s just fun for the dog to learn life skills and for their family. Training can be very stimulating and enriching for a dog and serve them throughout their entire healthy life!

Can an aggressive dog be trained?

Yes! Any dog behavior can be worked on through training and coaching. Aggression in dogs is a serious issue, but it is also a term that is used very broadly. Many dogs that are thought to be aggressive are actually reactive, which is a different behavior altogether. A trainer can help you interpret signs of aggression, such as excessive barking, fear aggression and leash aggression, and type of aggression. If you believe you have a dog with aggressive behaviors, we recommend reaching out to one of your local top trainers to get their diagnosis and advice.

I am a Cumming dog trainer. How can I get listed here?

As long as you have a training facility or do in person training in Cumming you can be considered for this list. We update this list once per year, normally starting in January. Make sure to keep an eye on our social media and sign up for email updates with Sniffspot in order to be in the loop on the next round of nominations.

How much do dog trainers make in Cumming?

Dog trainer earnings vary widely depending on many factors, such as whether a dog trainer is an employee or owns their own full-service professional dog training business. According to ZipRecruiter, the average dog trainer salary in Georgia was $29,205 per year and $14.04 per hour. It is impossible to say how much a dog trainer can earn with a full-service professional dog training company, because the size and profitability of companies can vary widely.


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Host Tips: Fran T. Providing Great Guest Service at our Spot

Fran is the host of Ranch Setting, one of Sniffspot's most popular spots. She has taken the time to write up the lessons she has learned about how to be a great Sniffspot host.

Top dog trainers in the US

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The Best Dog Trainers in the United States of 2023

Welcome to the United States Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2023. This is a list of the top dog trainers in the United States based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. Over 55,000 votes were used in compiling this list. We have only included the top trainers with sufficient votes and the trainers are ordered in terms of the number of votes received. Trainers that tied are ranked in reverse alphabetical order based on first name. All dog trainers on this list are positive reinforcement only, as defined by no force, fear, intimidation, or aversive methods used.

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The Best Dog Trainers in New Jersey of 2023

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The Best Dog Trainers in Michigan of 2023

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The Best Dog Trainers in Washington of 2023

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The Best Dog Trainers in Florida of 2023

City dog parks guides

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The Best Indoor Dog Parks in the United States

Looking for a space to play with your dog no matter what the weather’s like outside? Look no further than our list of the best indoor dog parks in the United States! These climate-controlled spaces are growing in popularity as pet ownership increases throughout the country. As a bonus, many of them also offer dog training, boarding, grooming, or daycare services on the premises.

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The Best Off-Leash Dog Parks in the United States

Looking for the perfect place to play with your dog? We’ve got you covered! It’s hard to narrow down, but we’ve put together some of the best off-leash dog parks throughout the country so you can plan your next adventure — along with a checklist of what to bring, what to know beforehand, and some frequently asked questions.

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The Best Las Vegas, Nevada Dog Parks

Looking for the perfect place to play with your dog in Las Vegas? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at the best local dog parks and plan for your next adventure in Sin City.

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The Best United States Dog Parks

Looking for the perfect place to play with your dog? We’ve got you covered! It’s hard to narrow down, but we’ve put together some of the best dog parks throughout the country so you can plan your next adventure. Here’s what the United States has to offer to its more than 90 million canine companions.

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The Best Portland, Oregon Dog Parks

Looking for the perfect place to play with your dog in Portland? We’ve got you covered! Take a look at the best local dog parks and plan for your next adventure in the City of Roses.