Charlotte, NC79 Dog Trainers near you

Where do you need the dog trainer?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Charlotte Dog Trainers

Browse these dog trainers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Charlotte.

Joel's Dog Training
4.4
from 82 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Laura H.
Verified review

Joel did an outstanding job with my dog Haze. Haze was adopted from the Humane Society about 3 weeks ago and he was a very anxious and skittish dog when i brought him home. Haze is a 3 and a half year old Staffordshire Terrier. He barked a lot at other dogs and people as he was really afraid of them. I brought in Joel and just in a few weeks, Haze is now extremely calm and attentive. He now sits, lays and stays when dogs or people walk by and he even wags his tail on walks. He loves going outside for his walk and listens extremely well on the leash. I am very impressed with Joel's work and dedication to his craft. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a dog trainer.

Top Pro
Understanding Our Dogs LLC
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kari A.
Verified review

Lena came to our house to help us with training our puppy. She was here for over 2 hours and she gave us a lot of very useful information. She was extremely patient with both of our children and our puppy. The information that she gave us was extremely relevant to what we wanted to know and when she left, we definitely felt like we had all the tools we needed to train our dog. She was very nice, prompt and I would recommend her services to anyone looking for a private dog trainer. I've actually already given her name to two of my friends who need help with their dogs.

Top Pro
Leash Life
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 61 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Liz G.
Verified review

I am so happy I went with Leashlife as my dog walker. My dog loves getting the extra attention and I never have to worry about him while I am at work. They leave notes and give updates on a regular basis, I would recommend them to anyone. I also love seeing their Instagram post of their other dogs they are all adorable and happy!

Holland K9 Services
4.8
from 32 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
Laura P.
Verified review

I have worked with Holland K9 services for 3.5 years and I would whole heartedly recommend him to anyone. When we adopted our dog Buddy, he was so high energy that we had to let him run off leash to burn that energy off and be a happy dog. However he was completely unresponsive to commands off leash, and would charge (friendly and excited, but still) any dog or person he spotted. After a bad experience with another dog training group, we found John. He helped us to transition to using an E-collar (shock collar) in order to enforce off-leash commands. I was initially nervous about that type of training due to our prior experience but with John it went great. Buddy was never fearful like he was with the other trainers. Our dog became wonderful and basically 100% reliable off-leash, and all of us were so much happier. We hired him again when we got our second dog, and he helped us train her as well as brush up Buddy on his skills again. Training with him is definitely worth every cent.

Top Pro
Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
Verified review

Kevin has been walking my dogs every day that I work for several months now and I am very pleased with his service. When I first met Kevin it was obvious that he very much enjoys his job and spending time working with dogs. He gave me lots of great training tips and my pups Otto and Hemingway adore him. Kevin is fantastic and I would highly recommend him if your looking for a dependable, trustworthy trainer or dog walker. He will treat your pets like family.

My K9 Behavior
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Lee M.
Verified review

Honestly it has been amazing. I told Mariah the problems I was having with my dog Grace. Not only did she set a clear path forward for what we needed to work on to correct it, but also identified things I needed but didn’t ask for. I’m a soon to be Veteran being medically retired and she’s helping me to train Grace to be my service dog. I had a lot of quotes from bigger trainers, but Mariah was the ONLY one that even addressed my dog by name and the issues I wrote about. So I guess I’ll say this, if you want someone knowledgeable, actually cares enough to read what you write and generally a pretty amazing person. You’ve come to the right place.

Dog Gone Good K-9 Training
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Madison G.
Verified review

Jarod came to our home and gave a FREE (through & unhurried) evaluation of our two dogs. He answered all of my questions, gave us tips, advice, and even brought along one of his dogs to show us what ours would be learning. He is 100% the most genuine, caring, passionate dog trainer I have met and I recommend his services to anyone looking to their dog trained, behavior modifications, boarded,etc. He gained the trust and respect of my very abused, anxious Pitbull, and my stubborn German Shepherd!

Understanding Your Dog
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie T.
Verified review

Theresa was very good at listening to what we described about our dog's behaviors, daily habits, and overall personality, and she seemed to customize her training for our dog. Within only a couple of visits, we have seen marked improvement in our dog's transition from the shelter to our home, as well as a decrease in her overall anxiety. Additionally, Theresa was able to provide references for trainers that can help where she can't, for instance in group dog training for our dog. Her love of dogs is easy to see, and we would recommend her to anyone needing help with their pup.

  • 14 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Lynn J.
Verified review

About 7 years ago, we hired Fran to train our Chow puppy, who was out of control. I saw an article she had written in a magazine and was intrigued by her writings. In 2 weeks he was learning all the commands she taught US! I learned so much from her on dog behavior I suggested she have her own TV show, because she truly is better than Ceaser Milan and Victoria Stillwell. Fran doesn't use harsh training methods, she trains by the "reward method", and she LOVES her clients, she is professional, fun, and has more knowledge about training than anyone I have ever worked with! I recently rescued another Chow (named CUJO) that was his name from his previous owners and he is about 8 years old from the shelter I volunteer at and he was apparently abused and conditioned to a home with fighting, and Fran has worked with him and me to desensitize him to banging, knocking, any noise that would signify he was in an abusive environment. He also had a very negative reaction to people touching each , hugging, I had to be very careful when I got him home. He was undernourished and sick.....but now he's coming along wonderfully. HE LOVES HER and so do I. She helped me with a new diet for him for the health issues he was having. She is knowledgeable in every aspect of dog training, agression, agility, puppies, Good Canine Citizens, companion dogs and I recommend her highly. She goes out of her way to do her very best for you and your dog. She just isn't your typical "dog trainer" she absolutely loves what she does and puts 200% into her work ! I highly recommend Fran. !

Train Play Live
4.8
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren A.
Verified review

We had a great overall experience with Glenn as he trained our dog and us. :) Glenn was patient, well-informed and friendly. He answered all of our follow-up questions throroughly and made sure we felt comfortable throughout the training process. The one caveat I would suggest is to establish a communication plan upfront with him. Once we addressed that email was his preferred channel, things went more smoothly. We would recommend Glenn and his family to anyone looking for an educated dog trainer!

Dog Pro Services
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Scott Z.
Verified review

I am out of town a lot, so Will from Dog Pro services takes care of my dog Bruno. I like that he also trained my dog with basic obedience. Training was easy and it's affordable Will is an awesome guy.

Furbaby Country Club
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
Verified review

We had a great experience. It was very apparent our 6 month-old little beagle did too. He came home so happy. He had learned many things needed to become a good family pet. Now, if we, the humans, can follow our instructions to keep reinforcing the learning. You know, it's hard to teach an old dog (human) new tricks. Heather was great with Shylo and we would recommend her to anyone looking for super dog training.

K9 KINGDOM LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Julia R.
Verified review

Scott is an excellent trainer. He not only wants to train you and your dog. He wants to make sure you and your dog enjoy each other.

Lake Norman Dog Training
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth V.
Verified review

Fran is a wonderful and talented dog trainer! She comes to you and works on whatever your needs are. She has a great personality. My dog loves her (and so do my cats). We love her gentle and fun approach with our golden. She gives the whole family the skills we need to continue the work after she leaves. She is always available if we need help in between sessions too. Her group classes are great too! I recommend her to everyoe.

Alpha-Moves Dog Training
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Doug L.
Verified review

Nick with Alpha Moves Dog Training was very the very thing Penny my Leonberger and I needed. Penny is very stubborn and i was at my end for at home training. Nick did a great job teaching Penny and my self the Communication need for a great man/ dog relationship. You will not be disappointed with Alpha Moves Dog Training.

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a vet tech and really would treat your animals like my own

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I am a very social person who loves to deal with pets and children. I give tutoring classes, and I also babysit. I love dog walking as well since I have two dogs.

About

I will sit with your dog. I will also walk and feed it in your home only. I charge $15.00 an hour. I am very dependable.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

4 Positive Paws, LLC is pleased to offer the following: * Positive reinforcement rewards-based training * Socialization and manners group classes * Basic obedience and manners group classes * AKC S.T.A.R. (Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible Owner), Puppy Classes, evaluations and testing * AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizenship) classes, evaluations and testing * Understanding dog body language and calming signals * Potty training (puppies and older dogs) * Barking, chewing, digging and other doggy problem resolutions * Separation anxiety assistance * Private sessions in your home * Fun, games and doggy tricks

  • New on Thumbtack
About

My name is Jessica, and I take pride in animals. I love all sorts of animals, but my preferred line of work is dog walking. I am available for your every need concerning your sweet four-legged pet. I can handle small to large dogs, and I am comfortable with every breed. I hope that I hear from you soon, so I can meet your lovely pet as well as you!

  • New on Thumbtack
About

I walk dogs when the owner(s) is/are not available. To do it, I do ask for cash up front and I don't take checks.

Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.