Charlotte Certified Dog Trainers

Another crucial factor is education. Your dog wants to please you, but until you he’s been trained, he does not know how. We won’t just train your pet; we’ll give you an understanding of his nature and behavior so you can understand the why as well as the how of each technique.

Jason & Red
Dog Trainer

I can’t wait to help you parent the paw-fect pup! Dogs don’t sit, stay, or heel instinctively but through practiced training and focused guidance. I’m here to help you and your dog establish good habits and an unbreakable bond. Together we will select the training method that works best for your lifestyle and your pup’s personality.

Chris & Leyna
Dog Trainer

I want you to get as much joy out of your fur family as I do! I take pride in providing pet parents with individualized attention and professional instruction rooted in the science of animal behavior. My goal is to help you better understand your dog so he or she can be not only a lifelong companion, but a true best friend.

Michael & Lucy
Training Assistant

Happy Clients

We recently sent our golden retriever puppy to Canine Scholars puppy board and train camp with Michael Bravo. We were... pleased to see the progress that our young puppy made in his two weeks. He now has a good base foundation of training and behavior as he grows. We consistently get compliments on his behavior already even at 19 weeks of age and we definitely will be sending him to adult camp when he's of age.read more
Kyle Yonce
Kyle Yonce
I’m thoroughly pleased with my dog’s behavior after spending two weeks with Canine Scholars. Prior to finding Chris at... CS, I was seriously considering re-homing him. He’d already failed to improve after working with a different trainer/company in the area, he frustrated me endlessly on a leash, I had zero voice control over him off leash, and I couldn’t manipulate him no matter the incentive or treat. After practicing what Chris and CS taught him for a week or two back at home, I now proudly own a completely different pup. I no longer leash him, I trust he’ll respond to any command I give him, and he’s a joy to have around. The training CS provided ranks as some of the best money I’ve ever spent.read more
William Hewlett
William Hewlett
Ashley Hall
Ashley Hall
My puppy Jackson did a two week board and train . The results are amazing! He is not pulling on leash anymore, so much... more pleasurable to go on long walks now. He also is attentive and listens so much better to commands , inside and out. I am amazed at how well he stays in place now. Jason and Chris have been great in answering all questions. I could also tell that Jackson was trained in a loving environment and received lots of attention! I would highly recommend Canine Scholars to anyone looking for dog training!read more
Kristen Sabiston
Kristen Sabiston
Jason is a true professional and provided excellent training for our high energy Husky, Dakota. He is a great educator... for both dog and human. Canine Scholars provides top of the line products to assist in training and Jason ensures you know how to properly use them to be effective. Highly recommend him to understand and train your pet to be an obedient companion.read more
S D
S D
My fiancé and I recently got a new husky puppy who needed a little work with walking and not pulling us the entire... walk. Jason was able to show us how to train our puppy to pay attention and listen to our commands. Within 15 minutes our puppy was focused on us. Jason is a skilled in his craft. He was able to show us how to use the collar effectively and easy to understand. I fully recommend to use Jason for all dog training needs!read more
Jonathan Jeziorowski
Jonathan Jeziorowski
Jason is so amazing and did a great job with our dog! Would use him over and over again, hands down!
Colleen Warren
Colleen Warren
I am forever grateful to Canine Scholars for the incredible impact they made on our 2 year old Goldendoodle, Hokie! I... can’t recommend or thank them enough. Hokie was super high strung, energy through the roof 24/7 that was so difficult to control. In literally just one week with Canine Scholars Hokie is so much more obedient, can better harness and control his energy, and completely off leash trained. It’s amazing. The ease, comfortability, and convenience of being able to push a baby stroller while having Hokie walk right by my side off leash in a busy environment is HUGE!!!read more
Mary Payne
Mary Payne
I am forever grateful to Canine Scholars for the incredible impact they made on our 2 year old Goldendoodle, Hokie! I... can't recommend or thank them enough....read more
From our first lesson with Jason we knew that his training was going to make a difference for our dog. Our 2 year old... French Spaniel was well-behaved but lacked proper social exposure and etiquette, reliability, and would only listen to commands when she felt like it. Right away, we saw a difference in our pup! We weren’t sure how we felt about using the e-collar, but we’re 2 months in and hardly using it now— it’s more of a back-up in case of worst case scenario. Which is exactly what Jason told us to expect! We also really appreciated how hands-on the training was for us owners. We learned along with her! We could not recommend Canine Scholars more highly. It is completely worth every single penny to have such a well mannered pup!read more
Maddie Suomala
Maddie Suomala
Jason and his team helped train our “stubborn” French bulldog. My wife alway ls wanted one and what we did not know is... how stubborn they can be. Their team has boarded and trained many frenchies and were very knowledgeable on their tendencies and what to do. Fast forward 3 years - our dog uses his doggie doorbell to go to the bathroom daily, has never had an accident in the house and has never chewed or eaten anything in our house. The puppy training we did has made having our dog super easy!read more
Jeff Toy
Jeff Toy
Cynthia Clark
Cynthia Clark

Charlotte Dog Training Services

Whether you need help house training a new puppy, modifying the behavior of a misbehaving pet or coaching your pet towards specialized AKC trick dog or therapy dog certification, we’re here for you!

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We’re Charlotte’s leading dog trainers, offering more than a dozen nationally and internationally recognized training programs. We offer group and individual classes, home visits and even boarding services when your furry friend can’t travel with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

We would love to schedule a FREE in-home evaluation with you and your dog. We can discuss your goals and issues. At this time you can ask us all sorts of questions about our training methodspricing and results.

Why choose Canine Scholars of Charlotte NC?

It’s simple, let us show you how our dogs compare. Sure, you don’t need your dog to throw trash out or do a handstand, but you’re hiring a professional…shouldn’t their dog blow your mind? And really, don’t you deserve the best trainers – with the best training?

I want you to come out and look at my dog…How much will you charge?

Nada, Nothing, Zilch. Who doesn’t like showing off their work? We would love to come out and show you our dogs, so you can see the quality of our training program with your own eyes. At this time we will evaluate your dog and go over your goals. If you are looking for pricing on our programs, that can be found here: https://www.caninescholars.com/charlotte-nc/training-cost/

Do you own a dog?

I’m a dog trainer, of course I own a dog! A dog trainer without a dog is like a handyman without any tools…

I don’t need my dog to be off leash, why should I care?

Getting your dog to the next level is our highest priority. When we leave, Canine Scholars wants you to feel confident that, regardless of the situation, your dog will respond even if his best buddy in the neighborhood just stopped over to see if he could play.

When is training and how long?

Training appointments are scheduled at your convenience. Typically sessions last approximately 1hr and are on a weekly basis. After the first session you will be amazed at the results!

I don’t really need all those tricks!

Our dogs perform lots of fun tasks, maybe you don’t need all of it, but as a company we want our dogs to be the best they can possibly be…that leads to the best trainers in the Charlotte NC area.

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