Laurels

Best Dog Trainers
in Plano
2021

Why These Dog Trainers?

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

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 64 41 8

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Artemis Dog Training

Artemis Dog Training provides professional dog training and boarding services to pets and their owners in Plano and the surrounding areas. Owner Darlene Schaper is the head trainer and is experienced in canine behavior modification, obedience training, and aggression issues. She offers a simple, easy to follow program tailored to what’s most important to the dog’s owner. Her methods help build a relationship with the owner and his or her dog and increases the communication between the two. They offer board and train, individualized training, puppy support, and more. Their overnight boarding and daycare services provide a home away from home for pets.

Wylie, TX 75002

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Dallas Dog Sports

Dallas Dog Sports provides pre-agility and agility training for dogs in the Dallas area. Owner and training director Patty Drom is an active obedience and agility competitor and is also an agility judge for USDAA and the American Kennel Club. Patty and her dogs earned more than 50 performance titles in both obedience and agility. Their staff trains dogs from the beginner to the advanced level and all classes are designed to meet the needs of the dogs and their handlers at each level.Beginners work on developing technical skills, while advanced classes work on the nuances of handling and perfecting their skills.

Wylie, TX 75098

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Paws for Applause

Paws for Applause provides professional dog agility training in Northeast Dallas County and the city of Rowlett. Owner Bonnie Sykes Norris oversees the training program and includes evaluation for owners who want to enroll their dogs in agility training. Dogs go through operant conditioning, which is clicker training. They offer pre-agility and puppy agility training, beginning agility, obedience for agility training, intermediate agility, and advanced agility. The program uses the excellent Paws Handling System, which is a motion-based system where dogs respond to their owner’s cues and the basics of operant theory. Advanced students will learn technical training and sophisticated cue combinations.

Wylie, TX 75098

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Positively Pups

Positively Pups provides professional dog training for pets and their owners in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. They specialize in positive reinforcement training and scientifically proven marker training techniques using a fun and balanced approach. Owner and trainer Victoria Beckham is an experienced dog trainer with a life-long passion for working with animals. She will design a training package individually for each dog in order to achieve the goals that the owner wants to achieve. Services include an intense board and train boot camp where the dog works with a trainer on a daily basis, private training sessions, group sessions, boarding, and other options.

Lewisville, TX 75029

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The Confident Pooch

The Confident Pooch provides dog obedience and behavior modification to pets and their owners in Plano and the surrounding communities. Owner and trainer Maegan Bardes is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Modification Specialist. Her team uses balanced training methods to yield consistent and accurate results for pet owners that are serious about changing their dog's’ behavior and how they obey commands. Maegan uses positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior as well as corrections to change unwanted behavior. Their team produces impressive results, and the dogs end up with respect for their owners. Services include day training, board and train, private lessons, and more.

Plano, TX 75024

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