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The Best Dog Trainers in the United States of 2024

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David Adams

July 10, 2024

Dog Trainers

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

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    Anthony Cietek

    Certified AKC Evaluator

    Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Off leash dog training

    Capital Region, Saratoga County, Upstate NY

    I have been for 12 years, starting off with no knowledge what's so ever when I started at Petco. I have always loved animals and knew they were a passion of mine ever since I was a little kid. In meantime at Petco I was a mentor to train other people like me who wanted it become a dog trainer . I also trained dogs but mostly people on how to train their dog. I was fortunate to be sent to plac...


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    Elizabeth Ingalls

    CDBC- Certified Dog Behavior Consultant- IAABC. PPG Canine Training Professional

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

    Enfield CT, North Central CT, Western MA, New Hampshire Seacoast, Suffield CT, Stafford CT, Somers CT, Longmeadow MA, East Longmeadow MA, Windsor CT, East Windsor CT

    I've been involved in canine welfare in a variety of roles over the last 20 years. From rescue volunteer with multiple rescues, to Executive Director of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, to behavior consultant, my desire has always been to improve the lives of dogs. I have a BA in Biology from Bay Path University which enriches my understanding of the natural world. My training only utilizes humane, evide...


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    Jennen Herbst

    CPDT - KA, Fear Free, AKC

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

    Boone County - Columbia, Ashland, Hallsville

    I am a trainer in Columbia, MO. I do offer training for different types of things. I have started to expand more into reactive training which is the reason I originally wanted to go into training. I do like working with younger dogs as well to try to avoid these types of issues as they get older.
    In college, I was actually pre-med. After I graduated with my bachelor's degree in "Medicinal ...


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    Roman Gottfried

    Certified dog trainer, Holistic behavior consultant, Reiki master teacher

    Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Off leash dog training, Board and train dog training

    USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada

    I'm a certified dog trainer and trauma-informed holistic behavior consultant. I guide dog guardians, fosters and dog professionals to solve even the most complex challenges. I use a mind body spirit approach, as well as holistic-, trauma-informed, secure attachment-based, and the Do-No-Harm approach to get results. I am a firm believer in educating dog professionals, handlers, caregivers, and t...


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    Rebecca Rossi

    CPDT-KA, CGC Evaluator

    Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training

    Lexington/Fayette County, Jessamine County, Bourbon Co and beyond

    After starting my career and really cutting my teeth in a big box store 15 years ago, I learned how to help people of all different walks of life. I joined the crew at Manners Matter about 4 years ago where I am able to offer a wider array of classes and help people with more challenging issues.


The Best Dog Trainers In Alabama

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    Frances Dauster Dauster

    I believe it is vital to keep current with the most modern aspects of dog training and behavior; therefore I am active every day on discussion lists with Professional Dog Trainers, Veterinarians, Certified Pet Behavior Counselors, and other canine professionals worldwide!
    Online webinars, seminars etc. are also on my weekly to-do list!

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    Jessica Hudson

    30+ years of dog training and behavior experience ranging from training my own dogs to providing foster care and training to numerous rescue dogs. Thousands of temperament tests performed in shelter settings. Complete dog behavior geek. Having trained dogs using aversive methods in the past (pre 1989) I have successfully continued training and modifying behaviors without them. I continue to mai...

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    Alex Franco

    With over 10 years of experience working with animals, and 5+ years in the field of professional dog training, I have trained various breeds of all ages and temperaments. I am certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers and a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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The Best Dog Trainers In Arizona

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    Kennedi Travis

    Hello! Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Kennedi and I am a dog trainer that works in the community of Fountain Hills, AZ, and the surrounding areas. I am CPDT-KA Certified, a Fear Free Certified Professional, an AKC CGC Certified Evaluator, a Certified Bite Prevention Educator, and a Be A Tree Presenter through Doggone Safe.
    I am very passionate about my work and care deeply for an...

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    Jason Johnson

    Jason is a Professional Dog Trainer with a background as a Law Enforcement K9 Handler and has exceeded 17,000 dog training hours. For upwards of 6 years, he was a member of the National Police Canine Association (NPCA) and the National Police Bloodhound Association (NPBA).
    During this time, he worked with Patrol Dogs in Narcotic Detection and Suspect Apprehension and worked with Human Scent...

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    Mary Price

    My name is Mary Price, the owner of MP Dog Training Academy. I have ten years of dog training experience with puppy training, dog obedience, behavior modification, and introduction to agility and rally. In my journey to become a certified dog trainer, through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT), I have taken a variety of classes to reinforce and build upon my skills ...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Arkansas

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    Shanthi Steddum

    Shanthi began training in 1996 with her Doberman "Niko". It was with Niko that Shanthi learned to listen to her dog by observing body language. That knowledge, along with her positive reinforcement training, quickly gained her recognition around her local dog park and the obedience club she was attending. In 2004, she took over teaching the Basic Obedience class using play and training to st...

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    Elizabeth Silverstein

    Elizabeth Silverstein didn't think she had natural ability with animals.
    She instead pursued her love of writing, focusing on nonprofit organizations while writing for local publications.
    In 2012, Elizabeth brought home her own dog, a Miniature Schnauzer named Jeeves, and then started dog sitting for friends. She took several dog training classes and slowly began to see that she could ...

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    Tori Fritz

    My name is Tori and I own No Bad Dog Training LLC, a force free dog training company that focuses on human education and dog advocacy. We focus on human education since that is where we can make the most impact, not just effecting your current dog but also your next dog and your children's dogs- generationally creating decades of happy dogs and happy people.

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The Best Dog Trainers In California

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    Josh Beckler

    Hi, my name is Josh Beckler...
    ...and I am a professional dog trainer passionate about helping dogs be well-behaved and happy.
    I used to use punishment and force to train dogs, but now use force-free training with positive reinforcement and rewards.
    Dogs trained using force-free methods are more confident, happy, and willing to learn, and trainers are able to build stronger relation...

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  • Ali Sutch Photo

    Ali Sutch

    Hi! I'm Ali (she/her) and I live in Oakland with my two dogs, two cats, one gecko, and one human partner. Before moving to California in 2016, I was a zookeeper. I love learning about behavior and how it's not just about dogs- the laws of behavior apply everywhere, in our interactions with everyone (human and animal alike). Making sure everyone's needs are met, and that they are set up for ...

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  • Gina Esoldi Photo

    Gina Esoldi

    In 2014 with my then companion dogs, Tebow, Scruffy and Richter, I ventured to the dog park and had a chance meeting with Sally Montruchio the founder of Next Step Service Dogs. This meeting changed my life, as Sally helped me take my passion for dogs and service to the next level. After attending just one class with NSSD I was committed to the program and excited for the opportunity to train a...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Colorado

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    Jamie Flanagan

    Jamie Flanagan KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA
    Senior Trainer
    Our company owner and founder, Jamie began her career training dogs in 2008 and is now one of the most respected dog behavior experts in Colorado.

    She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner.

    Jamie handles our more significant behavior cases and court-ordered training ...

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    Lydia Rakov

    Lydia Rakov:
    Certified Dog Trainer & Behavior Consultant CPDT-KA

    Lydia Rakov started her animal journey working in the Animal Welfare field. Over eleven years, she worked with dogs in shelters around the US, including New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, in an array of situations, such as emergency evacuations, hoarding conditions, and cases of neglect and dog fighting r...

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  • Rachel Harris Photo

    Rachel Harris

    Rachel is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with 11 years of experience training and living with dogs of all ages, breeds and temperaments. No matter your dogs age, breed or temperament, Rachel can help you understand how to get the most out of your relationship with your dog. During her career she says "I've been privileged to work with families and dogs that have taught me about the power ...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Connecticut

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    Elizabeth Ingalls

    I've been involved in canine welfare in a variety of roles over the last 20 years. From rescue volunteer with multiple rescues, to Executive Director of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, to behavior consultant, my desire has always been to improve the lives of dogs. I have a BA in Biology from Bay Path University which enriches my understanding of the natural world. My training only utilizes humane, evide...

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  • Casey Coughlin Photo

    Casey Coughlin

    Casey Coughlin specializes in solving difficult behavior problems, positively starting puppies, and building strong relationships with your dog. She loves working with reactive and sensitive dogs.

    Casey has been surrounded by animals since childhood and grew up competing nationally in multiple equestrian events. She attended college at the University of Findlay for Equestrian Studies a...

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  • Melody Sunflower Photo

    Melody Sunflower

    Former veterinary technician, been training dogs and work in veterinary medicine for 18 years. I'm passionate about helping people find balance and joy with their dogs.

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The Best Dog Trainers In Delaware

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    Sandy Issler

    PhD research scientist who changed careers to become a positive reinforcement dog trainer. Years of experience training dogs and horses.

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    Nancy Weller

    Nancy WellerPawsitively Fabulous! LLC Owner, Nancy Weller, CPDT-KA CTC, is an honors graduate of the prestigious San Francisco SPCA's Academy for Dog Trainers, created and led by Jean Donaldson and widely considered the Harvard for companion dog professionals. Nancy is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). She is an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She is the foun...

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  • Carrie Eicher Photo

    Carrie Eicher

    Owner
    Instructor:
    Beginners Obedience
    Intermediate Agility
    Puppy Head Start
    Swimming Paws
    Trainer

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The Best Dog Trainers In District of Columbia

  • Liana Burgoyne Photo

    Liana Burgoyne

    LianaFit Canine Conditioning
    Liana Burgoyne, CPDT-KA
    Northwest & Northeast DC
    www.lianafit.com
    lianafitcanineconditioning@gmail.com
    757-773-4709
    Private lessons (in-person and virtually) plus group classes for manners, behavior modification, and canine fitness in the DC area. Also teaches classes for puppies and adult dogs at Colby's Dogcare in northeast DC. Also certifi...

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  • Joe Ryan Photo

    Joe Ryan

    Joe is the General Manager of Enrichment and Training and Patrick's Pet Care. He specializes in behavior modification with a focus on reactive and aggressive dogs and has studied under Pat Miller at Peaceable Paws and Michael Shikashio, a world-renowned aggression expert. Joe's knowledge of canine behavior mixed with his force- and fear- free training philosophies puts him among the most sought...

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  • Kayleigh Sullivan Photo

    Kayleigh Sullivan

    I have been training animals for over 10 years. For eight of those years I have trained elephants using positive reinforcement-based training. I graduated with a BA in Animal Sciences with a focus on Animal Behavior. I have experience working at veterinary clinics, animal shelters in behavior departments, and many years working with exotic animals in sanctuary and zoo/aquarium settings.
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The Best Dog Trainers In Florida

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    Chrissy Dullano

    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 Photo

    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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  • Maggie Marshall Photo

    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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The Best Dog Trainers In Georgia

  • Chelsea Murray Photo

    Chelsea Murray

    Every day the dogs around me bring joy to my life and I want to share that with my clients. By living a life of adventure with my dogs I have experienced how clear communication and shared passions can strengthen your relationship with your dog. I love watching my clients find that same lifestyle success as they learn to work with their dogs as teammates.

    I graduated from the Universi...

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  • Abbey Johnson Photo

    Abbey Johnson

    Understanding animals and their behavior has always been a passion of mine. I grew up surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, and various other types of animals throughout my childhood. The more time I spend with animals, the more I realize the disconnected communication we often tend to have with them. Animals, and dogs especially, are always talking to us. It's our job to stop, listen, and kindly t...

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  • Julie Haller Photo

    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...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Hawaii

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    Dawn Goehring

    I started working with animals when I was 9. I grew up working with horses and volunteered at a zoo. I went to college in CA and graduated the Exotic Animal Training and Management program which gave me incredible opportunities to work with a variety of species. I worked with wildlife for 8 years and transitioned to dog training because I loved helping people.
    I have owned a boarding ke...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Idaho

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    Clare Swanger

    ‚ÄãClare Swanger's lifelong love of animals, commitment to enhance their lives, and search for solutions to her own dogs' issues led her to the world of force-free professional dog behavior and training.

    Clare's dog Lindsey provided the catalyst. He was wonderful in every way – except for leash pulling! Clare's search for a gentle, effective approach that respected Lindsey and thei...

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  • Mary Hunter Photo

    Mary Hunter

    My goal in providing dog training is to help you develop effective and positive dog training skills so that you and your dog can have a rich and rewarding life together. Dogs A' Flying Dog Training provides pet dog and dog sport private lessons and classes no larger than 3 teams. Private lessons can also be scheduled at your home.‚ÄãIn person training is available now. I am also offering ...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Illinois

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    Margaret Fraser

    I am a Chicago-based trainer that believes training should be fun, sustainable, and kind. I want to help you and your pup better understand each other and use training and management solutions that work with your individual needs and lifestyle. I rely on positive reinforcement training with a focus on science-based methods.

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  • Ali Evanson Photo

    Ali Evanson

    Ali is a graduate of The Karen Pryor Academy, earning her Karen Pryor Certified Training Partner title (KPA CTP). She is a certified dog behavior consultant (CDBC) and a certified family dog mediator (FDM). Ali continues her education and professional growth by attending several seminars each year. She makes every effort to provide her clients the individual training solutions their dog needs....

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  • Stacey Hawk Photo

    Stacey Hawk

    I have been teaching Agility full-time and competing with my GSDs for over 25 years, and teaching and competing in Scentwork for the past 10 plus years. My dogs and I also enjoy DockDiving and we dabble in herding.
    I am the founder (and still chair) of Chicago's first dog park, Wiggly Field, spending years working to change local city, county and State ordinances and laws to allow the desi...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Indiana

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    Andrea Burggrabe

    Hello! My name is Andrea Burggrabe. I am a former special education teacher and certified dog trainer who is dedicated to improving animal (and owner) welfare. I have two rescue dogs (Lena and Uno) who have my entire heart. I have several years of experience fostering and training rescue dogs. Through fostering and training, I have been able to help so many dogs to decompress and transition smo...

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  • Connie Swaim Photo

    Connie Swaim

    I have been training dogs professionally for 15 years. I am certified through Karen Pryor Academy. I love my job and love working with people to help their dogs achieve happier lives. I share my home with three dogs and four cats and I am active with one of my dogs in search and rescue.

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  • Kristen Board Photo

    Kristen Board

    Kristen has been passionate about helping animals since she was a young girl. She began volunteering at her animal shelter with her mom at the young age of 13, helping to exercise and socialize shelter dogs and cats. That was only the beginning!

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    Kristen graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Canine Science from Bergin University of Canine Studies in 2016, and then continued...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Iowa

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    Marie Appel

    I started training my own dogs in 4H in 1997 and started professionally training in 2016. I also run a dog swimming pool and breed and train dogs for detection work.

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  • Clint Knox Photo

    Clint Knox

    I started my dog training career after graduating from Animal Behavior College in 2009. I opened Knox Canine Training in 2017 and we now have 6 employees

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  • Janee Wise Photo

    Janee Wise

    My name is Janee Wise-Jansen and I am a dog trainer/educator. My goal as a trainer is to create clearer communication between my clients and their dogs. I have a bachelors in Animal Science and a masters in Animal Behavior and Conservation. I also have 2 wonderful Golden Retrievers.

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The Best Dog Trainers In Kansas

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    Dani LaFredo

    I got into dog training to help show people that their dogs can be taught to be well-mannered, confident members of their household in a way that is calm and considerate of the dog's needs. I focus on what the dog needs and how the dog is feeling and then shape that into the perfect, individualized training and enrichment plan for that specific dog. My goal is a happy, confident, well-adjusted ...

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  • Karen DiCostanzo Photo

    Karen DiCostanzo

    I'm Karen DiCostanzo, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant. I want to help you live your best life with your dog! Learning the art and science of training animals has forever changed my life in an extremely positive way. I'd like to show you how to enrich your relationship with your canine companion while achieving your dog training goals!All great relati...

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  • Kelli Bausch Photo

    Kelli Bausch

    My whole life I have loved dogs. Growing up as a third generation dog trainer you might say I had little choice in the matter. It is in my blood.
    As a little girl I had a white Barbie convertible but it wasn't for Ken to pick Barbie up for a date. No, it was for my grandma's Lhasa Apso puppies to cruise around in! I spent most of my adolescence immersed in the world of dogs.

    My gr...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Kentucky

  • Rebecca Rossi Photo

    Rebecca Rossi

    After starting my career and really cutting my teeth in a big box store 15 years ago, I learned how to help people of all different walks of life. I joined the crew at Manners Matter about 4 years ago where I am able to offer a wider array of classes and help people with more challenging issues.

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  • Mandy Eakins Photo

    Mandy Eakins

    Mandy Eakins, owner and head trainer of Manners Matter Dog Training and Daycare, is a multi certified trainer through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers and The Karen Pryor Training Academy. Mandy is also an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and a Faculty Advisor for the Victoria Stilwell Dog Trainer Academy. Training dogs for over 25 years, she has done everything from sear...

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  • Andrea Breault Photo

    Andrea Breault

    My name is Andrea Breault. I live in Lexington, Kentucky with my husband and our animals. I have a degree in animal studies and psychology. I started my dog training career at a dog daycare and training facility in the area five years ago. When not training other people's dogs, I work with mine and enjoy pet photography.

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The Best Dog Trainers In Louisiana

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    Cynthia Stone

    Cynthia Stone, CPDT-KA has been working with dogs for 20+ years. She started with training both her and friends dogs, went on to working with various rescues, and then opened her own business. She has used her innate skills as an instructor to benefit not just the human-canine world, but also to serve as an instructor for Red Cross and PetTech, both human and canine CPR and First Aid.

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  • Jio & Taylor Smart B Modern Dog Training Photo

    Jio & Taylor Smart B Modern Dog Training

    Smart Bitch Modern Dog Training is a force-free, rewards-based, female minority owned dog training company based in New Orleans, LA co-owned by Jiovany ‘Jio' Alcaide and Taylor Barconey. Smart Bitch's mission is to help popularize force-free training methods in America and beyond by tackling all areas of dog training. Smart Bitch strives to make their training and methodology as accessible a...

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    Vikki Bourgeois

    Vikki Bourgeois is the owner of Sit Happens Dog Training. She has over 15 years experience in the pet care industry where she developed a special interest in behavior modification training. She has a passion for working with fearful dogs and aggression.

    Vikki holds the prestigious title of Certified Behavior Consultant Canine (CBCC-KA), a title only 161 people hold worldwide. She is on...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Maine

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    Sara Sokol

    Hello! My name is Sara Sokol. I got into the business of dogs when I was a teenager, pet sitting and dog walking for family friends and neighbors. In 2004, I started Follow My Lead, a full service dog walking/running and pet sitting business in Pasadena, California. Follow My Lead. serviced seven different cities throughout the Pasadena area, employed 6 part time employees and held a client bas...

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    Erin Bessey

    I own and operate Bessey's Positive Paws in Maine. I have been training for nearly 20 years. I became a CPDT-ka in 2011. I have a BS in Zoology. I worked a veterinary clinic for the last 15 years and still work there part time. I have raised dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind as well as did a 6 week internship with them.
    I live with my husband, two daughters and two labradors, Henry (11) ...

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  • Nancy Freedman-smith Photo

    Nancy Freedman-smith

    28 years as a professional dog trainer. Prior to that I worked with horses.

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The Best Dog Trainers In Maryland

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    Tanzi Leary

    I have been teaching other people to help dogs for 10 years, and hold several credentials. I am a "Certified Dog Behavior Consultant" (CDBC), "Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed Level 1" (CPDT-KA), and "Pat Miller Certified Trainer" (PMCT1). That means I am certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Certification Council for Professional ...

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    Kelly Citrin

    Always passionate about animals, Kelly fell in love with her first pit bull in 2006. She began to volunteer at MCHS, and then MCASAC shelters, working with difficult to handle dogs, studying behavior – attending classes every Sunday - and training specific dogs to make them more adoptable. She also joined OPH rescue and was the lead for developing the rescue in Montgomery County, MD.
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    Pat Miller

    Pat Miller, author of The Power of Positive Dog Training (2001), Positive Perspectives (2003), Positive Perspectives 2 (2008), Play With Your Dog (2008), Do Over Dogs (2010), How to Foster Dogs (2013) and Beware of the Dog (2016) has been training dogs for more than 30 years. She has trained a variety of breeds and mixed breeds (her own dogs) including Rough Collies, a Bloodhound, Australian K...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Massachusetts

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    Maura Porter

    Trainer of Low Confident Dogs. CPDT-KA Dog Trainer. Majority of client base with low-confident/reactive strong breeds. Goal is to train with respect and strength using force-free training. Weekly Reactive Dog walks. Basic and Advanced Obedience/Command work. Therapy dog (TD) prep, TD certification, CGC testing. CS works with area rescues and shelters evaluating their dogs and creating trainin...

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    Andria Young

    Andria Young is one of only ten Certified Canine Behavior Consultants (CCPDT and IAABC) in the entire state of Massachusetts and one of 200 in the world. With her additional certification as a Fear Free Professional and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) Andria instructs all group classes, private lessons and behavior consults.

    When not assisting students, Andria enjoys con...

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  • Victoria Montgomery Photo

    Victoria Montgomery

    CPDT-KA. Pawsitively obedient trainer.

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The Best Dog Trainers In Michigan

  • Jill Hassevoort Photo

    Jill Hassevoort

    Jill Hassevoort is a certified professional trainer specializing in working with clients remotely to resolve fear, reactivity, and aggression concerns. She shares her life with two amazing bully breeds and enjoys being outdoors with them.

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  • Dagny Kaspar Photo

    Dagny Kaspar

    I'm Dagny! I've been a scientist from day one, and graduated from MSU with a BS in Genetics. Along the way, I met my mentor and discovered that dog training is a perfect blend of my two passions: dogs and science. Thus began my dog training career. I've learned from and practiced with experts in the field. I've studied (and will continue to study) the science behind canine behavior, evolution, ...

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    Jenn Gavin

    Jenn Gavin, CPDT-KA, FPPE is the owner and founding trainer at A Pleasant Dog. She has been rescuing and training dogs for over twenty-five years. For the last ten years, Jenn has focused her practice on anxious and aggressive animals, and has become one of the most trusted trainers working with aggressive animals in our state. Jenn works extensively with veterinarians and veterinary behavioris...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Minnesota

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    Barbara Godding

    Barbara is a Karen Pryor certified training partner, CPDT-KA knowledge assessed trainer, holds memberships in the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, Pet Professional Guild and she is a Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She is also a trainer for the Pets for Vets Minneapolis Chapter, which provides animals to Veterans who could benefit from having a trained companion pet. Her company also p...

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    Kari Bastyr

    I have been working as a professional dog trainer for 30 years, and received my Master's Degree in Animal Behavior in 1995. I specialize on dogs who have bite histories or are a bite risk, fearful and shy dogs, leash reactivity, and puppy training.

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    Cheryl Gfrerer

    I founded Giffy dog in 2012 after I had spent the previous twelve years providing foster care for rescue dogs. My passion for working with dogs in the rescue community was well-established by then, but I recognized the need to refine and improve my skills with the most current, well-researched methods. In 2015, I completed the rigorous Karen Pryor Academy program and have pursued regular ongoin...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Mississippi

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    Lauren Tsao

    Lauren Tsao founded Faithfully Yours Dog Training, LLC in March 2014 to help dog owners live stress-free lives with their faithful companions.

    Lauren is one of Mississippi's only professional dog trainers certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, the nation's largest certification board for dog trainers and Mississippi's only Certified Dog Behavior Consultan...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Missouri

  • Jennen Herbst Photo

    Jennen Herbst

    I am a trainer in Columbia, MO. I do offer training for different types of things. I have started to expand more into reactive training which is the reason I originally wanted to go into training. I do like working with younger dogs as well to try to avoid these types of issues as they get older.
    In college, I was actually pre-med. After I graduated with my bachelor's degree in "Medicinal ...

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  • Cait Patton Photo

    Cait Patton

    I'm Cait! I've been working with dogs for 20 years now! I have big goals of helping people understand scientific based methods and the benefits of doing so. I have not always been a solely R+ trainer, and I believe my honest was and ability to have open conversations about this has opened a lot of doors to help bridge the misunderstanding of what R+ is and the types of dogs it will work for. I ...

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    Karol Jean Thies

    Helping change dogs (and their caretaker's lives) in the greater metro area of Kansas City, MO since 2021. Using only fear free and force free methods based in science to help dogs and people better coexist.

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The Best Dog Trainers In Montana

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    Sara Lundgren

    I am an Animal Behavior College Certified Dog Trainer, Fear Free Animal Trainer Certified Professional, and Mentor Trainer for CATCH Canine Trainer's Academy. I have a BA in Biology (2015) from the College of Saint Benedict. I opened Zelda's Dog Academy LLC in 2017 and have been providing dog training services to Bozeman, MT and the surrounding areas ever since. I have 2 female Australian Sheph...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Nevada

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    Veronica Selco

    Veronica Selco is the lead trainer at imPETus Animal Training. She is a Karen PÔªøryor Academy Training Partner (KPA CTP), Certified Behavior Adjustment Training Instructor Knowledge and Skills Assessed(CBATI-KSA), Certified Control Unleashed Instructor (CCUI) , Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) and Certified Family Dog Mediator (FDM). She serves as a mentor for aspiring dog trainers enro...

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    Vivian Vivian Pineda

    Vivian Pineda is the lead trainer for the Puppy and Teen programs at imPETus Animal Training.⁠ ⁠Vivian is a Victoria Stilwell Academy Certified Dog Trainer (VSACDT). She completed her dog training intensives through the Victoria Stillwell Academy in 2018, as well as a 6 month mentorship program at imPETus. Upon completing her training program, Vivian was invited to join the team and teaches...

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    Megan Crow

    Hi there! I'm Megan, a certified professional dog trainer here in Las Vegas. In 2017, I made a choice that forever changed my life: I brought home a new puppy. Murphy was a troubled dog since the first night, his behavior seemingly unexplainable. Once his seizures began, I started searching for answers. When I realized how I could help Murphy, I knew I could do the same for others. I fell in lo...

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The Best Dog Trainers In New Hampshire

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    Helen St. Pierre

    Helen is the owner and operator of No Monkey Business Dog Training. Based in Concord New Hampshire, she is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and a Operation Socialization Certified Trainer (OSCT) She is also a licensed and certified Family Dog Mediator. Helen has been training dogs for over 20 years. Sh...

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    Sarah Teffner

    I began my training journey in 2007 when I adopted a spunky and challenging pup. He introduced me to some amazing trainers who helped me understand him and how to help him...that is where I fell in love with training. Since then I have continued my education to obtain more knowledge and certifications so that I can help others help their dogs by strengthening their relationship and communicatio...

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    Kelly Bourgeois

    Kelly is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with two college degrees: A BA in Psychology with a focus in animal cognition, and an Associate in Animal Science. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA). Which is a skill based certification that tests expert training and instruction skills through hands-on exercises. She is a CGC evaluator for...

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The Best Dog Trainers In New Jersey

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    Jaime Caponetta

    I'm Jaime Caponetta, IAABC Certified Canine Behavior Consultant and the proud owner of Pawsome University. My most important title, however, is “Mom.” I have 2 small boys and 3 amazing rescue dogs, who I consider to be my actual children. I started out in 2016, working as an animal care attendant at my local SPCA. In 2017, I started Pawsome Walks - my first company that focuses on pet care ...

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    Cassi Bee

    Originally from New England, I now live in NJ with my partner and our cattle dog mix, Bugsy. I am a positive reinforcement dog trainer who works to help dogs better understand their people, and people to better understand their dogs using upbeat but important training plans focusing on foundation, reinforcement and pattern building. I also really enjoy teaching tricks and sports (for fun!) to t...

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    Nicole Levien

    WE have a staff of qualified trainers with years and years of experience will all breeds of dogs. Our mission is to help you fall in love with working your dog and participating in fun activities with them.

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    Jen Havens

    For 40+ years, I lived in Monrovia CA where I founded and operated Two Dogs Pet Services, a professional pet care & dog walking company. We added puppy socialization, basic manners, and therapy dog training in 2017.
    I've worked as a barista, a nanny to three children, youth group director, customer service in retail stores and restaurants, and Out Patient Nurse Coordinator at Dr. Domotor's ...

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    Georgette Lombardo

    I received my first certification from the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior in January of 2015. Later that year, I opened my business Pawsitive Training ABQ in April of 2015. At first, I worked my corporate job part time for a year as I built the business. As more clients began to sign up, I quit the corporate job and worked full time as a dog trainer in June of 2016. Puppie...

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    Melissa Winkle

    Melissa Winkle, OTR/L, FAOTA, CHAIS, CPDT-KA is an occupational therapist and a professional dog trainer. She is founder and president of Dogwood Therapy Services, a human healthcare clinic and dog training facility specializing in human-animal interactions. She offers animal assisted occupational therapy, selection of pups and dogs and training for human-animal teams interested in animal assis...

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The Best Dog Trainers In New York

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    Anthony Cietek

    I have been for 12 years, starting off with no knowledge what's so ever when I started at Petco. I have always loved animals and knew they were a passion of mine ever since I was a little kid. In meantime at Petco I was a mentor to train other people like me who wanted it become a dog trainer . I also trained dogs but mostly people on how to train their dog. I was fortunate to be sent to plac...

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    Paige Sande

    I am a relationship based dog trainer teaching humans how to properly communicate with their dogs while building a trusting and respectful relationship from owner to canine.

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    Dawn Spencer

    Dawn has been a animal lover all her life. She is pet certified in CPR, a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, LIMA certified & Better Business Bureau. She owes 5 German Shepherd Dogs, and loves teaching them all something new. She enjoys trialing with them in different venues. Over the 25+ years, she has trained thousands of dogs in her c...

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The Best Dog Trainers In North Carolina

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    Comora Tolliver

    I help families navigate their world with the canine companions they love. I teach owners how to set their dogs up for success and reach their goals using humane, science based training strategies based on the individual. I also offer puppy, cgc, manners, and reactive dog classes.

    Certifications: KPA CTP, Fear Free Certified, AKC EVALUATOR, Family Dog Mediator

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    Caitlin Morrow

    Caitlin Morrow, head trainer for Behavior Tails, achieved her first dog training credential in 2007. After spending over a 15 years working in Western North Carolina, Caitlin knows most of the local veterinarians and vet techs and comes highly recommended by other dog trainers, past clients and the veterinarian community. Caitlin is a positive reinforcement based dog trainer that adheres to LIM...

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    Rebecca Gridley

    What do you do when you have tried everything? It seems like things get better one day, but the next, things go two steps back. This struggle is something I have lived through and made me the trainer I am today. My own special needs rescue dogs had so many things going on. What started as just some simple frustration behaviors at first became full-blown behavior. Everything that is touted as a ...

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    Christine Good

    I started my career as an animal trainer in 2005 at a wildlife center. There I used clicker training to teach raccoons to patiently wait on their stations for food rather than climbing up on the keeper's legs. I became hooked on dog training when I used the clicker working with my reactive dog, Marvin, who needed me to step up my game. I am a registered veterinary technician (RVT) with over 16 ...

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    Sarah Dugger

    I first realized the power and impact of training in 2012. At the time, I was working at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio, observing Wouter Stellaard, a world-renowned animal trainer, train rats to complete an obstacle course. The five rats—all named after different types of cheese—took the stage together. Four scurried around a pool, while one swam across, using the shortcut to get to...

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    Hannah Burke Garbett

    I came to dog training after having the incredible experience of working in several zoos and aquariums with a variety of species including elephants, cheetahs and penguins. Learning about training through an exotic animal lens gave me an understanding and appreciation of ethology and natural history and their role in analyzing animal behavior.
    I have been professionally training dogs since ...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Oklahoma

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    Zach Smiley

    Born and raised in Oklahoma. Have been into training for 9 years and have been working professionally in this field for 3. I have a CTC (certification in training and counseling) from The Academy for Dog Trainers and have taken multiple other courses including the Aggression in Dogs Master Course from Mike Shikashio & Living and Learning with Animals from Dr. Susan Friedman. Continuing educatio...

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    Jessi Lane

    Jessi began her career in veterinary medicine in 2007. She worked in several emergency medicine and day practice facilities. She graduated from Oklahoma State University - OKC in 2010, receiving her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She is also a nationally and state licensed Registered Veterinary Technician.

    Working in the veterinary medical field piqued her interest in hu...

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    Mary Green

    Mary Green - Instructor/Trainer
    Mary Green has been training and competing with her dogs for over 30 years. She and her dogs have earned advanced titles in obedience, rally, conformation, agility, scent work, and dock diving. She is a guest expert on The News on 6 (KOTV) noon news and writes for Tulsa Pets Magazine.
    Credentials and professional affiliations:

    CPDT-KA (Certified...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Oregon

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    Roman Gottfried

    I'm a certified dog trainer and trauma-informed holistic behavior consultant. I guide dog guardians, fosters and dog professionals to solve even the most complex challenges. I use a mind body spirit approach, as well as holistic-, trauma-informed, secure attachment-based, and the Do-No-Harm approach to get results. I am a firm believer in educating dog professionals, handlers, caregivers, and t...

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    Dawn Mellon

    Owner/Instructor of The Missing Leash dog training & The Hiker Pup Academy online learning program.

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    Skylar Lynch

    Hi, I'm Skylar! I am the owner of Top Dog Behavior and Training and have the honor of working with dog guardians from all over the world to better bond with their dogs through training!

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    I've had the unique experience of working with dogs of many breeds and personalities over the last 10 years, as well as assisting pet parents in improving the diets of their beloved cats an...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Pennsylvania

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    Kelly Coleman

    I worked in the criminal justice field for years. As the pendulum swung to where perpetrators had more rights than victims, I had to leave the field. The only reprieve from the negativity of the world came from my dogs. Not wanting to waste my master's degree, I obtained certifications in the National Animal Care and Control. Unfortunately, I learned I needed more. Although I like animals,...

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    Beth McGonigal

    Hi there, I'm Aunt Beth! At NPAB we focus on nothing but positive reinforcement-based, fun & effective training the whole family can do. As a certified professional trainer, I offer a variety of services, including in-home dog manners training, behavior consultations and behavior modification, and group classes at our training & education facility, as well as at local veterinary offices and cou...

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    Erin Marion

    I have over twelve years of experience working with dogs. I am a certified professional dog trainer, (CPDT-KA), a Karen Pryor clicker training partner, and am certified in pet first aid.

    I love all dogs and all aspects of working with dogs. I have worked in a wide range of dog-related areas - large vet hospitals, day care facilities, feed stores, dog training academies and rescues. Thr...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Rhode Island

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    Jen Reynolds

    I have been training since 2007, first working at a retail pet store before obtaining my Bachelor's degree in Animal Science with a focus on Animal Behavior. My main passion is working with rescue dogs, and I was the behavior department head for the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for 7 years. I currently work with many local rescues and shelters to help their do...

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    Kristen Noel

    Kristen is an internationally Certified Behavior Consultant Canine (CBCC-KA) and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). The CCPDT is the only independent, standardized certification for dog training professionals that confirms and awards credentials based upon a rigorous examination and thorough verification of the s...

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    Kelsey Shank

    Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she studied psychology and sociology including Applied Behavior Analysis. She worked with individuals with special needs for 10 years before she expanded her interest in behavior to canines. Starting as a foster, she began working closely with a local rescue organization where she held the position of Training Coordinator.

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The Best Dog Trainers In South Carolina

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    Emily Fitzpatrick

    I am a certified dog trainer through the prestigious Victoria Stilwell Academy (VSA-CDT) where I graduated with distinction. The Victoria Stilwell Academy prioritizes the use of positive training - training that takes a progressive, science-based approach to solve behavior problems. I love working with neurodivergent dog guardians with fearful, nervous, and reactive dogs.

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    Sue Conkin

    I have been training dogs for 25 years and have been in the current location in Downtown Simpsonville for 12 years. I have competed successfully in Agility, Rally Obedience, and Scent Work. After working with aggression and difficult dogs for years, my associate trainer and I have decided to focus our efforts on helping families raise amazing puppies.

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    Jenna Pellerito

    I've been a trainer for 5 years and started my career with dogs 8 years ago working in a doggie day care. I soon became a certified dog trainer and started my first job as a behavior specialist in a shelter. I then moved on to start my own business training inside pet parents homes and coaching them towards the best life with their dog.

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The Best Dog Trainers In South Dakota

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    Maggie Pearson

    Maggie Pearson graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy for dog trainers, has her certification as a Separation Anxiety Trainer, a Certified Controlled Unleash Instructor, a Certified Family Dog Mediator, and her Fear Free Certification. She is an Accredited Dog Trainer with IAABC, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for AKC, and an AKC CGC and Fit Dog instructor.

    To Maggie, it feels like s...

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    Brooke Dolce

    Hi my name is Brooke,
    I have been into dog training for about 5 years now. I love teaching group classes and seeing how much our dogs can improve.
    I am very much of the notion that dog training can not only positive impact your dogs life, but your life and your families life as well. My main goal with training is to help you communicate and create a positive relationship with your dog...

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    Terri Besler

    I started Happy Tails Dog Training in 1980, and I have been teaching classes for over 40 years. I have competed in obedience, conformation, herding, agility and nosework.

    I have raised English and Irish Setters, Border Collies, and now enjoy breeding, training, and trialing with Papillons. My dogs and I have acquired trophies, championships, titles and have enjoyed the ride; but the r...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Tennessee

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    Kym Iffert

    Kym Iffert began her work with dogs and cats after adopting a dog from a rural Indiana shelter that, unknowingly, required extensive physical and behavioral rehabilitation. In 2005, Kym received her initial training certification from Animal Behavior College and started working with a Chicago-based animal shelter as a volunteer as well as running a variety of training classes and family outrea...

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    Heather Moore

    Heather Moore has 20 years of experience training dogs and helping owners to modify their dogs' problem behaviors. She worked with Purely Positive Dog Training in Charleston, SC until recently relocating to TN. She has been a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and Pet Professional Guild (PPG). Her own dogs have titled in AKC Rally Obedience Novice and Advanced, and earned The...

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    Jenna Slutzky

    I am a full-time trainer with Instinct Nashville, recently transitioning from working with clients in-home to only working with those enrolled in our camp + coaching program at our facility in Goodlettsville, TN.
    I became a Certified Training Partner of the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA CTP) in 2017 and also received a certificate in Applied Animal Behavior through University of Washington in 2...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Texas

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    Jennifer Caves

    I have my M.Psy, CGC, FPPE and am always soaking up continued education experiences. I have a passion for rescue and partner with many rescues locally and throughout the state to create educational programs and support their fosters and adopters. I have been working professionally with dogs for 15 years. I also run a small non-profit Sanctuary for feral dogs and cats and a few behavioral anima...

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    Caroline Mattioli

    I have my bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Kansas State University. I began training dolphins after college, where I got my toes wet with positive reinforcement based training. I entered the dog training world and was met with heavy aversives/punishment styles, which I did not like as I saw the fallout between both human and animal. I studied and completed my KPA CTP certification, as w...

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    Beth Berkobien

    Beth began her dog training career in Milwaukee, WI over 20 years ago after graduating with an MS in animal behavior and is also certified in separation anxiety. She started her dog training career working for a dog training school in Wisconsin teaching manners, puppy classes and competition obedience. Beth titled her Rottweiler, Elmo, to Utility Dog and her English Setter, Schmog, to master hu...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Utah

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    Skye Poitras

    Skye Poitras, owner and trainer of Skye's Dog Training, is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Skye loves working with clients and their dogs to help them develop a harmonious relationship based on trust and respect through humane and effective training.

    Skye uses positive reinforcement training methods which u...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Vermont

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    Emily Lewis

    I began my career 22 years ago working in a dog kennel, then moved in to veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician, before becoming a dog trainer and later a dog behavior consultant. I've worked at several local training facilities including Comfort Hill Kennel and Dogs Rock! Vermont. I have 10 years of experience in shelters doing behavior evaluations, dog to dog testing, creating enrichm...

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    Holly Godfrey

    Training professionally since 2011, before that volunteered and then ran the canine program at local shelter.

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    Laurie Seigh

    Certified by the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP)
    Master course work in dog aggression

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The Best Dog Trainers In Virginia

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    Erika Proctor

    Green Dogs Unleashed is a special needs animal rescue and therapy dog program. A non profit organization Founded in 2012, Erika Proctor has been the director and animal behavior specialist focusing on therapy work, basic through advanced classes, tricks, fitness and sport work, rescuing dogs on our community, and helping Pet parents build a bond with their furry friends ensuring happy well a...

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    Thomi Gill

    Hi! I'm Thomi
    I can help with many common issues such as but not limited to:
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    Fear, Anxiety, Stress, Destruction, Chewing, Digging, Scratching, House Soiling, Reactivity, Jumping, Barking, Over-excitement, Rough Play, Nipping, and more!
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    Pet training isn't just about your pet. In fact, the most integral part of the training process is you. That's why we work together...

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    Elizabeth Staley

    Elizabeth has loved dogs her whole life. She grew up with a few mixed breeds but was given a Pomeranian in elementary school. A lack of knowledge lead to that dog being hit by a car when he slipped out of his harness. In Junior high a second Pomeranian joined the family and lived as a beloved pet until he was 15 years old. Once Elizabeth moved out and was on her own she rescued a beagle mix nam...

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The Best Dog Trainers In Washington

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    Jenny Black

    Hi! I'm Jenny and I'm currently the Behavior Program Senior Manager at Homeward Pet Adoption Center in Woodinville, Washington. I've worked in shelters in Washington State coming up on a decade now, and truly found my passion for shelter behavior here.

    I'm originally from Texas, graduating from Texas A&M University with a degree in Biomedical Science. I'm a Certified Professional Dog ...

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    Keiko Swanberg

    Keiko Swanberg, the owner of Zen Dog Seattle, LLC is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a Certified Control Unleashed Instructor (CCUI), a licensed AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluator, and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). Keiko moved to the U.S. from Japan in 2000 and has been a long-time shelter/rescue volunteer and foster parent ever since. Her...

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    Amanda Boyd

    Amanda is equal parts dog person and people person; you and your dog are both important to her! ÔªøShe is committed to using progressive, force-free training methods to improve dog and human communication and relationships.



    After graduating from Olympia High School in WA state, she earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University and has a strong background ...

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    Kris Snider

    My passion for animals started before I could walk. My first dog was a Husky/Shepherd mix, Kilo, who was a few years old when I was born. We were inseparable and he was the first to teach me that a dogs bond is powerful. He was likely the reason I wanted to become a Veterinarian. Through my childhood and teen years there were many influential cats, dogs, and horses that I was fortunate enough t...

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    Colleen Bragg

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    Becky Causey

    32 years training experience, competition obedience titles, professional service dog trainer

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    Lynsie Bernier

    Lynsie Bernier is the owner of Ideal DOG and brings 30 years in the animal care field to the business. Lynsie has worked in nearly every capacity of professional animal care since 1993.

    Over the last 18 years Lynsie has focused her career on dog training and behavior. Her credentials and memberships include:

    Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA)
    Approved AKC Canine...

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    Shannon Skolaski

    With DBF since: 1999

    Areas of expertise: Families with dogs and children, general training, puppies and reactive/ aggressive dogs

    Education: Bachelor's degree in zoology and psychology from UW-Madison

    I have always had a passion for animals. My grandfather was a large animal veterinarian. As time went on I was going to pursue a degree as a veterinary technician. A loc...

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    Brittany Rose

    Brittany has always had a strong love of animals, which she fostered from an early age with her participation in horseback riding, as well as her volunteer work at the humane society.

    After graduating high school, Brittany went to UW Madison to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine. Dog training wasn't a popular career option at the time, so veterinary medicine was the career recommen...

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    Alissa Martin

    Enriching the lives of dogs and their owners through positive training, group classes, and workshops.

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Welcome to the United States Sniffspot top dog trainer list for 2024. This is a list of the top dog trainers in the United States based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public. A few facts:

  • 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.

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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Top Trainers By State

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Sniffspot Dog Training Frequently Asked Questions

How did Sniffspot choose the best dog trainers in United States?

Our Dog Trainer Contest determines the best dog trainers in every city and state in United States. We collected an impressive 35260 resulting in 880 on this list, all based in the USA. Thank you for trusting Sniffspot with United States dog trainer recommendations!

What qualifications do the top dog trainers in the United States have?

The top dog trainers in United States are qualified by one (or several) of the following accreditations: Puppy dog training Reactive dog training, and In home dog training.

Who is the top dog trainer in the USA and why?

According to our voters, Anthony Cietek is the top trainer in the USA. They received 432 out of 35260, which was more than anyone else in the United States. Anthony Cietek is based in New York, and they specialize in: Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Off leash dog training

What do United States dog trainers specialize in?

The 880 dog trainers on our list specialize in: Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training, In home dog training, Aggressive dog training, Off leash dog training, Deaf dog training, Board and train dog training, Agility dog training, Service dog training, Protection/guard dog training, Herding dog training

What are the most common training methods for dog trainers?

Each of our 880 has his or her own methods. Our top dog trainer, Anthony Cietek, uses the following process: Basic to advanced evaluations of the dog or puppy's behavior. We develop a training plan and meet weekly, bi weekly or monthly until the behavior has been corrected. Classes we meet once a week or 6 weeks. There are multiple classes ranging from basic to elite manners.

How much does dog training cost in the United States?

The average dog training cost in the US is between $70 and $150 per hour. The states with the most dog trainers, like Kansas and Texas, are more likely to have a wider range of costs.

How much does dog training cost in the United States?

The average dog training cost in the US is between $70 and $150 per hour. The states with the most dog trainers, like Kansas and Texas, are more likely to have a wider range of costs.

How do I choose the right dog trainer in the US?

To find the right match in your area, consider whether they hold CPDT-KA or CPDT-KA as well as whether they specialize in Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training, or have unique experience.

What’s the best way to train my dog?

Our 880 dog trainers are the best to ask. Anthony Cietek recommends that dogs only learn to reinforcement, so it is very important to reward your dog for every good action that they do. Have a structure, have fun, and most importantly love your dog..

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2024 winners have been announced! View them here.

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How to Train Your Golden Retriever

Dog lovers everywhere know Golden Retrievers as intelligent and eager to please. These fluffy canine companions have earned a reputation for being quick learners—and they're often used as working dogs in various roles like search and rescue, service work, therapy programs, obedience competitions, and more.

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How to Socialize Your Reactive Dog

Does your dog display reactivity to other pets or people? Maybe they’re a new rescue pup and are still settling into your home. Or they were sick growing up, so you missed their critical socialization period. Possibly they’ve had a bad experience after being raised as a normal puppy.

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Uncover the 50 Most Dog-Friendly Cities in the USA

With the percentage of households with dogs rapidly rising in the USA, it's never been more important to know the most dog-friendly cities. An estimated 65 million households in the US own at least one dog, and pet lovers value their pets feeling welcome where they live.

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Moving with Dogs: Essential Tips and Trends in 2024

Relocating to a new home can be a daunting task, especially when you have a four-legged friend to consider. So, we analyzed responses from Sniffspot users to get their best dog-friendly moving tips and advice.

Top dog guides per area

Dog training guides

  • How to Deal With Food Aggression in Dogs (Facts + Infographic) thumbnail

    How to Deal With Food Aggression in Dogs (Facts + Infographic)

    Does your dog ever growl when you walk by their food dish? Maybe they get possessive of treats, carrying them far away and giving you side-eye when you start to approach — or snarling at your other pets or children if they get too close.

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    Comprehensive Guide to Scent Training for Dogs (Facts + Infographic)

    As almost every dog owner is aware, the nose of a dog is an amazing thing. Just as they can pick up sounds we can’t hear, their sense of smell and ability to pick up scents is well beyond ours. In fact, dogs have 40 times the number of olfactory receptors as humans.

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    How Much Does it Cost to Train a Service Dog?

    More than 80 million Americans rely on their service dogs to help them navigate the world. Task-trained assistance animals perform a huge range of life-changing—in many cases, life-saving—services: These dogs act as eyes for visually impaired handlers, provide mobility support, alert to seizures and blood sugar crashes, interrupt anxiety attacks, remind their people to take medications, and so much more.

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    What is and How to Handle Potty Training Regression

    You thought your dog was house trained. Your home was clean from puddles of pee, those dreaded middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks were behind you, and you loved every minute of dog ownership… until your four-legged best friend started using the bathroom inside again. What’s going on?

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    Coprophagia: Why Does Your Dog Eat Poop?

    Ah, poop. We humans think it’s disgusting… but many of our dogs seem to love the stuff. If you’re wondering why your canine companion tries to eat feces (either their own or that of other animals) you’re not alone!

Dog enrichment guides

  • The Best Dog Water Parks in the United States thumbnail

    The Best Dog Water Parks in the United States

    Do you have a water-loving dog looking to burn some energy? There are countless dog parks to visit throughout our country — but some of them become far too hot in the midday sun to be safe for your pets to play. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the best dog water parks throughout the United States! At these locations, your pup can frolic, splash, and swim to their heart’s content.

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    Best Toys for Herding Dogs

    * All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details *

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    The Best Dog Toys for Aggressive Chewers (Facts + Infographic)

    Does your dog destroy every toy you give them? Is your house littered with remnants of fabric and stuffing of all different sizes? Are you tired of investing in “indestructible” toys only for your pup to still dismantle—or worse, get bored of—them in just a few days?

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    Dog Exercise Calculator: How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

    You’ve been told your dog needs regular exercise. There’s a reason “walking the dog” is a classic daily activity: Frequent excursions give your pup a chance to experience the world, maintain a healthy weight, and — most importantly — spend time with you! Consistent physical activity can also improve their strength, muscle tone, coordination, and mental ability over time.

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    Complete Guide To Herding With Dogs

    * All Sniffspot articles are reviewed by certified trainers for quality, please see bottom of article for details *

Dog reactivity guides

Sniffspot community guides

  • The State of Public Dog Parks Across the United States thumbnail

    The State of Public Dog Parks Across the United States

    From 2009 to 2020, there was a 40 percent increase in the development of public dog parks. Designated spots for canine exercise have become commonplace in every major city in North America — many pet owners won’t even consider renting an apartment that doesn’t have its own fenced-in pet area for their canine companions.

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    How This Family is Affording Their Dream Property Through Renting it Hourly to Dogs

    Thousand Oaks, California has been a safe haven for Sniffspot host, Jen, since childhood. Having grown up in busy Santa Barbara, Jen, an introvert from an early age, would seek out solitude and serenity away from tourists attractions and droves of people visiting from elsewhere. “My grandparents own 60 acres about a 30 minute drive from here, and I grew up spending every summer and every holiday visiting them on the ranch,” Jen explained. “In Santa Barbara, we wouldn't go to the beach on the weekend because that's where everybody was, so you'd find places off the beaten path where the tourists weren't. For me, the ranch was just my happy place.” 

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    Host Tips: Ellen K. What Makes Sniffspot Successful for Me

    Ellen is the host of Country Pasture Getaway, one of Sniffspot's most popular sniff spots. She has taken the time to write up the lessons she has learned about how to be a great sniff spot host.

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    How this Oregon Farmer is Making a Business From Renting Her Land to Dogs

    Just 20 minutes outside of the busy city of Portland, Oregon, and settled right on the banks of the Columbia River, you’ll find what countless visitors have flocked to the area in search of – mountain views, crisp, clean air, and running water for miles. What you might not expect to find, however, is a hidden oasis designed just for dogs and their people, owned and operated by a farming couple and enjoyed by visitors on two legs, and four.  

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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

City dog parks guides

  • The Best Indoor Dog Parks in the United States thumbnail

    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 to 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!

  • The Best Portland, Oregon Dog Parks thumbnail

    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.

Top dog names in the US

  • Top 1,000 Most Popular Dog Names thumbnail

    Top 1,000 Most Popular Dog Names

    Looking for the perfect dog name for your new pup? We have created filterable lists of dog names from our database of hundreds of thousands of Sniffspot users. You can filter by gender, breed and state to find the most cute, unique and creative dog names.
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    Most Popular Male Dog Names

    Looking for the perfect dog name for your new male pup? We have created filterable lists of male dog names from our database of hundreds of thousands of Sniffspot users. You can filter by gender, breed and state to find the most cute, unique and creative male dog names.
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    Most Popular Female Dog Names

    Looking for the perfect dog name for your new female pup? We have created filterable lists of female dog names from our database of hundreds of thousands of Sniffspot users. You can filter by gender, breed and state to find the most cute, unique and creative female dog names.
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    Most Popular Golden Retriever Names

    Welcome to our comprehensive list of Golden Retriever dog names, curated from our vast database of Sniffspot users. Filter through hundreds of thousands of options by gender, breed, and state to discover the most adorable, original, and imaginative names for your beloved Golden Retriever.
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    Most Popular Labrador Retriever Names

    Welcome to our Labrador Retriever dog names page! Here you can browse through filterable lists of names for your beloved furry friend, ranging from cute and classic to unique and creative options. Our database of hundreds of thousands of Sniffspot users ensures you'll find the perfect name for your Labrador Retriever, whether you're seeking a name for a male or female, based on breed or state.

Top dog rescues in the US

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    Dalis To The Rescue

    At our rescue, we are not only dedicated to matching our dogs with the perfect home, we are also dedicated to educating our community about the benefits of spaying and neutering as Dalis herself raised the funds to build a surgical room at our rescue where we host low cost spay and neuter clinics for the public. We are not exclusive to one area or county, in fact many people use our services from all over the state of Michigan and even some out of state including Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana. Dalis heart belongs to the misunderstood, the old, and the disabled. She always says that her goal is to rescue, but that her dream is that one day she won't have to.
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    Bunny's Buddies

    Bunny's Buddies works tirelessly to save dogs from slaughterhouses, the streets and kill shelters in Asia and the USA.
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    Emotional Rescue LLC

    Emotional Rescue specializes in homeless dogs that need medical care. We rehabilitate the body, mind and soul of dogs that had no one to care for them.
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    American Brittany Rescue, Inc.

    American Brittany Rescue, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1991 as a cooperative effort of Brittany owners, breeders, trainers, and fanciers who ABR believes have a responsibility not only for their own dogs and the dogs they produce, but for the breed as a whole. For 30 years, the organization of volunteers has worked to rescue Brittanys and place them in loving homes. Over the years, thousands of dogs have found hope and a forever home, thanks to our placement efforts. Nearly 9,000 dogs have been rescued and lovingly adopted into carefully selected households. Included in this number are dogs from nearly every state, Canada as well as Greece and Spain. This work is accomplished by an army of dedicated ABR volunteers. There are over 1,500 amazing, active volunteers located within all 50 states and across Canada. From the President and Board members to the volunteers and the all-important foster families, each one plays an important role.
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    FurryTail Endings Animal Rescue

    We save dogs from high kill shelters & off the streets to find each of them their perfect #FurryTailEnding.