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Best Dog Training Classes in Atlanta, GA

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2848 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022

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5.0 (42)
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5.0 (13)
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4.0 (11)

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Pups 2 Pooches LLC works with animal owners in and around Atlanta. It provides private, in-home lessons and group dog training services. The company teaches dogs about leash manners and self-control in distracting environments. Most training and classes average around six to eight weeks and can cover problems starting from basic household skills in pups to dog adolescence. Ann Lewis, the owner, is a dog behavior consultant certified by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

3999 Austell Road, Suite 1101, Austell, GA 30106

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4.0 (30)

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The Dog House is located in Austell, Georgia, and has been serving dog owners throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area since 2015. It's a full-service dog training, boarding, grooming, and daycare facility. Obedience training programs are designed to help dog owners and teach their dogs to correct aggressive or over-protective behaviors, as well as bad habits such as chewing, barking, jumping, and begging. In addition, dogs can be conditioned to respond remotely or off leash, learn a second language or hand signals. Programs include puppy obedience training, K9 obedience training, dog owner training, family protection training.

10944 GA-8, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

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4.3 (14)
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5.0 (1)

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Based in Lithia Springs, Georgia, Ranger Dog Training LLC provides dog training to help build relationships between dogs and their owners. Ranger Dog Training offers services to dogs of any breed, of any size, and with any problem. Ranger Dog Training LLC provides multiple packages for their services which can include boarding and training, private lessons, group training, and service/therapy training for IGY 6 Service. In addition, Ranger Dog Training LLC provides dog boarding at their facility; and since they are a family owned and operated establishment, the owners live on the premises ensuring any animal’s safety. As a bonus, Ranger Dog Training LLC is available 24 hours a day, each day of the week.

Smyrna, GA 30082

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5.0 (3)

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Founded by a group of military and police K9 trainers, Titanz K9 is a dog training facility based in the Atlanta area. Titanz K9 focuses on animal welfare and uses scientifically proven training methods. Titanz K9 offers many training services including obedience training, advanced obedience training, behavior modification, personal protection, scent detection, nose work, agility training, and service/therapy dogs. Titanz K9 can handle small issues such as leash skills, basic commands, as well as advanced techniques for home protection and specialized training for service for those suffering from seizures, PTSD, autism, and poor mobility. In addition, Titanz K9 also provides pet boarding services for out of town owners. Pet boarding is based on a 13 block area of farmland which is securely fenced in.

Atlanta, GA 30301

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4.5 (15)
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4.4 (7)
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5.0 (3)

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Happy Healthy Pup is a fully integrative dog training service that provides dog training and behavior modification in Buckhead, Brookhaven, and Decatur, Georgia. Happy Healthy Pup offers private, in-home sessions, day training with initial consult, and board and training. In addition, Happy Healthy Pup provides a puppy protégé package which is a program designed to take advantage of the socialization period of puppies which ends roughly around 16 weeks. This package includes 12 immersive training sessions which can help puppies build relationships with others and help them develop into well-functioning dogs. The team behind Happy Healthy Pup have over 15 years of combined experience in animal training and hold various certifications in Canine Theriogenology, Animal Behavior, Clinical Small Animal Nutrition, and Canine Emotion and Cognition.

Atlanta, GA 30301

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5.0 (10)
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5.0 (3)
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5.0 (1)

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Serving the Metro-Atlanta area of Atlanta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Candler Park, Chamblee, Chastain Park, Decatur, Dunwoody, East Atlanta, Norcross, Sandy Springs, and Toco Hills, Pawsitive Futures provides professional dog training to all dogs of any breed and age. Pawsitive Futures can help with dog issues such as barking, biting, chewing, jumping, socialization, settling, anxiety, aggression, house/crate training, and leash pulling. In addition, trainer Chelsea Murray is fully certified and utilizes positive reinforcement training. She previously graduated from The Karen Pryor Academy for Professional Dog Trainers Program and holds a variety of certifications and memberships with the American Kennel Club, The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and Doggone Safe.

Atlanta, GA 30301

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5.0 (129)
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5.0 (40)

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Atlanta Dog Wizard is an Atlanta based dog training service that specializes in full off-leash reliability, basic and advanced obedience, separation anxiety, aggression, housebreaking, and general problem-solving. Atlanta Dog Wizard offers a variety of classes including obedience training, aggression and behavior modification training, new puppy classes, and group socialization; most of which can be done in-home or with groups. Atlanta Dog Wizard is a professional member of the Internation Association of Canine Professionals, and the staff have previous history working at local dog daycares and other training facilities. Atlanta Dog Wizard provides complimentary dog evaluations as well as a lifetime guarantee on their provided services.

Atlanta, GA 30327

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3.5 (3)

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Superior Dog Training is a dog training service owned by Jeff Wolfson that serves the Atlanta metro area. Superior Dog Training is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau and has been recommended by veterinarians. Wolfson has over two decades of dog training expertise and has studied from some of the leading training schools across the world. Superior Dog Training offers a multitude of services which range from basics such as in-home obedience, housebreaking, puppy training, and problem-solving, to advanced including personal protection, dog agility, and behavior modification. All training includes an evaluation of both the dog and owner before any services which helps determine a training plan for any present issues. Superior Dog Training does not use harmful, physical stimuli such as pinching or choking, but instead uses humane methods and canine psychology.

Atlanta, GA

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4.7 (24)
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5.0 (2)

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Alan's K9 Academy earns veterinarian recommendations for its dog training expertise. It caters to dog owners in Atlanta, offering customized basic command, puppy potty training, socialization, and loose-leash walking training lessons. Owner Alan Carr is a former police K9 handler, which gives him an advantage in developing dogs' behavioral patterns through positive reinforcement. He is a military veteran and has been educating dogs for over 30 years. Alan's K9 Academy is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and has instructors for the AKC.

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Compare our Top Dog Training Classes

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
Pups To Pooches LLC
2848 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022
The Dog House
3999 Austell Road, Suite 1101, Austell, GA 30106
Ranger Dog Training LLC
10944 GA-8, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Titanz K9, LLC
Smyrna, GA 30082
Happy Healthy Pup
Atlanta, GA 30301
Pawsitive Futures
Atlanta, GA 30301
Atlanta Dog Wizard
Atlanta, GA 30301
Superior Dog Training
Atlanta, GA 30327
Alan's K9 Academy
Atlanta, GA

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.