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Come, sit, stay...train your dog the right way with a dogs life training. Train  together, live together, and adventure well together.


A Dogs Life Training provides Charlotte NC’S Adventurous couples and families with life long dog training and educational group classes. We bridge the mental gap between our clients and their dogs through adventure training excursions, one on one lessons, and board and train experiences.

We are the only training company that provides support for the lifetime of your dog and teaches you the tools to pursue more adventure and freedom with your dog.

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In Short

this is what we do

- Apply science to training dogs in a simple way

- Teach people and families

- Adjust our training to work for every dog

- Raise well-behaved puppies

- Fix aggression, anxiety, and fear in dogs

- Build confidence in owners

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A Dog's Life Training Owner and Head Trainer, Samantha Scarborough, has been training dogs since she realized she had a gift for making dogs and owners happy. Changing people's lives, but mostly helping dogs find their place in the world.

A Dog's Life was launched in 2010 when former veterinarian assistant Samantha discovered her passion for training dogs through a class she took with her beloved four-footed pal Ramsey. After a year-long internship with Off-Leash Dog Training, she accepted a role with a premier dog training facility in Charlotte, NC. After working alongside several world-renowned dog trainers, Samantha set out to create her own training process and to teach dog owners of all types how to live more adventurous and fulfilling lives with their dogs. 

Though Ramsey is no longer with her, Samantha is still a pet parent to her 5-year-old Goldendoodle and certified therapy dog Cedric, and a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd trained in search and rescue named Delta. Together they enjoy hiking, backpacking, walks in the park, lounging in hammocks, and of course trips to the dog park. Samantha is fascinated by the relationship between humans and dogs when they adventure together and go through life living it out full steam. Whether it's running together, sitting calmly while you take in a cup of tea at the local cafe, or running beside you while you mountain bike, really, having your dog as your daily companion, is what fuels her.

Samantha is a graduate and Certified Training Partner and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge & Skills Assessed through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She also is a trainee and a believer in the NePoPo® system, developed by the "grandfather" of modern dog training Bart Bellon. 

Lounging in a hammock with your dog.Group dog training in the Charlotte NC and surrounding areas. Including Davidson, Belmont, Matthews, Ballantyne, Fort Mill,
Cornelius and Kannapolis.Charlotte NC Dog trainer Samantha Scarborough.

What We promise

We Promise To Prepare Your Dog For A Lifetime Of Adventure with our simple to follow lesson plans, in-home training, group classes, and amazing adventure excursions. We ultimately want you to succeed with your furry pal, so much so we offer our services for the lifetime of your dog so that you can be at ease with whatever comes your way.

If you ever have a problem, add a new family member, or just need a little extra support we will always do our best to support you and your furry pal. Just send us a message and we will book a lesson as soon as possible.

We promise that our program will transform your dog’s obedience, improve their manners, improve or solve behavior problems and solidify your relationship with your dog.

We know that they aren’t just dogs. They are our best friends. The ability to take our friends on adventures, live more simple, see beautiful places, meet new people, and do it together, that is what we strive to give you. So as you learn how to tackle every day, our real-world training will give you the tools you need to go on adventures together with confidence and peace of mind.

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Come, sit, stay...train your dog the right way with a dogs life training. Train  together, live together, and adventure well together.


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