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Best Dog Training Classes in Kennesaw

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Kennesaw Dog Training Classes on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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1480 Shiloh Road Northwest, Kennesaw, GA 30144

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4.8 (46)
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4.0 (5)

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Off The Chain K9 Academy LLC is a veteran-owned dog training facility that provides services in Kennesaw and nearby areas. It offers private lessons, grooming services, and overnight boarding and day-school programs. Darrell Swanson and his team of dog trainers use the command, correct, and praise methods and organize obedience group classes to teach pet owners potty train and crate train their dogs. Tabitha Krol, who competed in and won various national agility competitions, conducts agility training classes at OTCK9.

1600 Kennesaw Due West Road Northwest, Kennesaw, GA 30152

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4.0 (102)
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5.0 (58)
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4.5 (18)

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Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital provides training programs services to help dogs communicate effectively with their owners. Its services include sensory stimuli and problem-solving exercises, such as nose work, games, and puzzle toys. It also helps develop the dogs' confidence and behavior by introducing them to veterinary personnel, groomers, and other dogs. The hospital also gives a chance for dogs to develop their social skills through its Day Play programs. Its owner, Carrie Friedewald, has been in veterinary medicine since 2002.

5067 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs, GA 30127

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5.0 (7)

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Lost Mountain Dog Training, LLC, operates in Kennesaw and provides dogs, along with their owners and handlers, basic, intermediate, and advanced training. Headed by Chris Bowling, the company also offers programs for those who would like their dogs to be trained as therapy dogs. The training classes utilize positive training methods that not only benefit the dogs but the owners as well. Lost Mountain Dog Training can begin training puppies as early as eight weeks old.

407 Frasier Street SouthEast, Marietta, GA 30060

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4.0 (41)
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3.0 (2)

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Superior Dog Training has been providing dog training programs in Kennesaw, Marietta, Atlanta, Alpharetta, and the surrounding cities for over 25 years. Its dog trainers use a special teaching method that is tailored to meet the needs of both the dog and the owner. Services include in-home or business basic obedience training, advanced obedience training, housebreaking programs, and behavior solving. Superior Dog Training specializes in the use of flat collars, which focuses on training dogs in their home environment first.

2171 Kingston Court, Marietta, GA 30067

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4.0 (48)
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4.5 (15)

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Established in 2002, Dog School 101 is a dog training center serving the greater Kennesaw area. Its 12,000 square foot indoor-outdoor facility welcomes all breeds and sizes of dogs. It offers beginner and intermediate obedience training, private lessons, supervised daycare and playschool, and specialty classes. Dog School 101 is also open for supervised overnight boarding during weekdays, weekends, and holidays, and accepts appointments and walk-ins. The pet center has been voted "Best in Cobb" and "Best in Atlanta" for dog training.

4451 Acworth Industrial Drive Northwest, Acworth, GA 30101

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4.0 (210)
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5.0 (12)

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Happy Trails Pet Center conducts dog training classes in Kennesaw and nearby areas. It offers obedience training and a Walk Doctor program for adult dogs and puppies. It also has in-home private training sessions that cover confidence, crate, and potty training. The center also provides two and three-week board-and-train programs with in-home follow-up sessions. Boarding, daycare, and mobile veterinary services are also available. The owners of the Happy Trails Pet Center spend time helping local humane societies and looking after sick animals.

5180 Burnt Hickory Road Northwest, Kennesaw, GA 30152

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5.0 (95)
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5.0 (5)

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Pawsitive Practice Training and Behavior Consulting was established in 2010 by IAABC Certified Canine Behaviorist Lisa Matthews and is Cobb County’s premiere positive-reinforcement dog training company. The methods used are endorsed by The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB). Nationally certified CPDT-KA trainers conduct in-home classes, solve behavior problems, and provide puppy training and socialization programs using treats, love, praise, and play. Trainers avoid use of aversive training methods: shock, e-stim, jerk, pop, and choke which have been scientifically proven to increase fear, anxiety, and aggression as animals comply to avoid or escape punishing actions. Company motto: No pain, just gain.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Dog trainers are professional instructors who use a wide range of training techniques to help dogs adapt to their environments, respond to cues and commands, and modify behavior patterns. Training methods include alpha dog dominance for aggressive dogs, positive reinforcement that's often utilized with puppies and younger dogs, relationship-based, and classic, conditional training.

    Schutzhund, the German word for “protection dog,” is a specialized type of instruction in which dogs are trained to attack on command, and it's commonly used in K9 Academies for police and security dogs. Depending on their skill sets and certifications, dog trainers may offer programs that incorporate several methods, or they may focus on a single method such as behavioral training, which focuses on changing dogs' behavior, or obedience training, where dogs are rewarded for following commands.
  • What is a dog trainer called?

    They’re referred to as dog trainers or behaviorists, depending on their skill sets and credentials. A dog trainer may refer to themselves as a canine behavioral specialist or a certified veterinary behaviorist.

  • What is the difference between a dog trainer and a behaviorist?

    Dog trainers and behaviorists practice the same profession, and many dog trainers refer to themselves as behaviorists. However, true animal behaviorists hold M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in animal behavior. The full title for an animal behaviorist is an Applied Animal Behaviorist or Certified Animal Behaviorist.

  • Does my dog need training?

    All dogs benefit from training, whether through their owners or a professional trainer. Owners can teach their dogs simple commands, and they can practice positive reinforcement techniques, such as providing treats when dogs follow basic instructions. Professional trainers are essential when dogs exhibit behavioral problems, such as aggression, excessive barking, and an inability to respond to basic commands.

  • What does dog training include?

    Some dog training classes focus on specific methods, such as obedience training or alpha training, while others offer a mix of multiple training techniques. Dog training activities can include brain games, clicker commands with positive reinforcement, relationship-based exercises between dogs and their owners, and socialization exercises.

  • Can you train a dog yourself?

    Dog owners can train their dogs themselves with the help of guidebooks and online tutorials that offer instruction in areas that include simple obedience commands and positive reinforcement techniques. When dogs are overly aggressive or display problematic behavior, such as biting or excessive barking, professional training can be extremely beneficial.

  • Is dog training easy?

    There are many methods of dog training. Teaching a dog simple commands is a fairly simple technique to learn, whether through guidebooks, online tutorials, or common sense. However, overly aggressive dogs often require professional training in which a trainer is certified and educated.