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The lessons have been really easy to follow, even for us as first-time dog owners. There's nothing so complicated that we can't practice it on our own, when we're not with Samantha. It's awesome to be able to hang out with our other friends who have dogs, and for them to say that Riggs is the most well-behaved one there, even at four months old!

-Kyle Lastname
Puppy training and obedience classes in home near Charlotte, NC.Puppy Obedience School In Your Own Home. South End Charlotte NC Dog Trainer.

Congratulations—you've just adopted a new puppy!

Which means you're now harboring a tiny, sharp-toothed terrorist in your home. 
I'm kidding, of course!


Getting a puppy means climbing aboard an emotional rollercoaster. One minute you're overwhelmed by a tsunami of love for this perfect little being. The next minute, you're tearing your hair out in absolute frustration. And then—thanks, sleep deprivation—you accidentally put Neosporin on your toothbrush. 

Yup, it's a pretty bumpy ride. But we're here to smooth it out.

Puppy training should start right away. Training your puppy at home near Charlotte NC.
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After just a few sessions with A Dog's Life Training,
your puppy will…

✔️   understand your "house rules"    
✔️   socialize and make friends easily  
✔️   feel confident in new situations
✔️   look to you for guidance      
✔️   have not-quite-impeccable-but-pretty-darn-good manners         

so how does this work?

We stick with you while you train your dog.


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I'll meet your puppy in the comfort of your own home. No need to vacuum on my account—honest!

We build you a custom dog training plan so you can adventure North Carolina freely.


Get Your Custom Plan

Once I know your concerns and primary goals, I'll build a customized training plan for you and your pup.       

Book an in-home evaluation for training your dog.


Enjoy A Lifetime Of Support

We stick with you until your dog is fully trained. And we're here for free support, for the rest of their life.

Our puppy absolutely loved Samantha! She's a great trainer and our pup is now much better behaved. We did the Board & Train program, and Samatha followed up with multiple 1-on-1 sessions with Piper to reinforce her training. Would absolutely recommend!

-Caitlin Williamson
In home puppy training near Charlotte NC.

Start your puppy on a firm foundation

Just like little humans, puppies thrive on consistent boundaries and loads of love. Structured puppy training is a gift that will pay dividends long into the future—for both of you! 

We'll start with weekly visits at your home, to help out with the basics:
potty training, crate training, socialization, and foundational commands.
Once your pup is ready (usually around 5 or 6 months), we'll start meeting at different locations around the Charlotte area. We'll introduce new environments, and practice those skills in the face of distraction. 

At this point, you'll choose either continue with one-on-one lessons, or send your pup for a Board & Train session to really level-up his training. 
The results you'll see might feel pretty magical—I have been called a Fairy Dogmother before!—but it's not without effort on your part. Be prepared for weekly "homework," where you practice daily training exercises based on what we've covered.  

I promise you this: A well-trained pup is a worthwhile investment. 

Give yourself the sanity-saving path to a well-trained dog.

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With a variety of available options, you can choose the training solution that’s right for you. 
Not sure? Don’t worry. During your initial in-home evaluation, we’ll chat about your goals, your frustrations, your lifestyle, and the kind of outings you’d love to go on together with your dog. Based on all that info, you’ll get a recommendation for the best path forward. 

Package Features

  • Free Evaluation & Goal-Setting Session
  • Puppy Starter Chew Kit
    (bully sticks, Himalayan chew, bene bone)
  • Done-For-You Potty & Crate Training
  • In-Home Foundation Lessons
  • Basic Obedience
    (come, sit, stay, heel, place, go play, let's go, off)
  • Advanced Obedience with Distractions
    (come, sit, stay, heel, place, go play, let's go, off)
  • Daily Training in Public
  • Weekly In-Home Private Lessons
  • Access to Weekly Training Meetups
  • Access to Monthly Adventure-Training Excursions
  • We Train Your Dog For You
  • Training Equipment
  • Complimentary Place Board
  • Access to our In-Home Boarding
  • Support for the Lifetime of Your Dog

In-home PUPPY 

Board-N-Train PROGRAM


*The Venture Puppy Program is an intensive puppy-training program, where from 12 weeks through 5 months your pup stays and trains with us Monday through Friday. 
We also offer pre-trained dogs-to-order, for clients short on time (or long on impossible-to-clean heirloom rugs). Reach out for more details on either program.  

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"Neither of us grew up with family dogs…"

Hear how two first time pet-owners have been doing on their pup-training journey with handsome little Riggs. 

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Once your pup can handle the distractions of daily life, you’re invited to join our monthly adventure-training excursions, to places like:

• Downtown Charlotte
• U.S. National Whitewater Center
• Sycamore Brewery
• Lake Norman
• Crowders Mountain State Park
• Stuart Creek Greenway
• Lake Wylie
• Sherman Branch Mountain Biking Park

These group outings are designed to help you learn advanced skills with your dog—like how to handle that pleading feed-me-tacos look. 

Dog training near Birkdale Village in Charlotte.

Prepare for an extraordinary life
with your pup

A well-trained puppy is a happy puppy. And if puppy ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. 
A Dog’s Life Training helps shape your little one into the perfect companion for a big, adventurous life together. 
Take the first step by reaching out today!

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