PUPPY TRAINING IN CHARLOTTE, NC
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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!
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.
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I'll meet your puppy in the comfort of your own home. No need to vacuum on my account—honest!
Get Your Custom Plan
Once I know your concerns and primary goals, I'll build a customized training plan for you and your pup.
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!
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.
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.
*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.
Hear how two first time pet-owners have been doing on their pup-training journey with handsome little Riggs.
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.
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!