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Best Dog Trainers
in Plano
2020

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 65 42 9

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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.

Best Paws-Abilities

Best Paws-Abilities provides professional training and behavior modifications for pets and their owners in Plano and the surrounding areas. Owner Jami Miller is a Certified Professional Master Dog Trainer and works to guide dog owners through a process that helps them understand, communicate, and work with their dogs to resolve training challenges and behavior problems in a real-world setting. They offer dog boarding and training, behavior modification, private training, aggression training, fear training, and more. Their training also provides a dog behavior modification boot camp that is fair, balanced, and unique to each dog’s situation. They consistently achieve results with dogs deemed untrainable.

Plano, TX 75023

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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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Fido’s Finest

Fido’s Finest provides certified professional dog training services to pets and their owners in Plano and the surrounding areas. Owner and dog trainer Casandra Lambert, CPDT-KA is a certified professional dog trainer and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Training. She believes that training can be fun while following a science-based approach. Casandra has been training pets and their owners for more than 13 years, and has taught many trainers for a national pet store chain, and has helped train thousands of dogs. They offer private in-home training, group classes, and board and train programs that includes several sessions each day.

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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Tame

Tame provides professional, function dog training to pets and their owners in Dallas and the surrounding areas. Owner and lead trainer Matt Ganim has developed a training system that builds a genuine and realistic bond between people and their dogs. Tame provides an excellent environment that establishes practical boundaries to dogs learn to stay inside while a door is open, respond and return off-leash, remain calm in exciting situations, and be well-behaved around all people. Their training strategies and methods work to improve the overall health and well-being of dogs. They offer a variety of board and train programs that run from one to four weeks long.

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.

What An Obedient Dog

What An Obedient Dog provides professional dog training to pets and their owners in Carrollton and the surrounding areas. Owner and lead trainer Rebeccah Kleinberg is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a board and training specialist. She has over 18 years of experience and teaches obedience classes, provides private training, and boards and trains dogs from her facility. In addition to being a Certified Trainer from the Animal Behavior College, Rebeccah attended the Training Academy at Service Dogs, Inc. learning to become a service dog trainer. She is also a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator for the American Kennel Club.

Carrollton, TX 75006

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