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

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
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
Jason and crew did an amazing job with our two high energy pups, couldn't be happier with their training.
Tony Martina
Tony Martina
Jason Toy
Jason Toy
It’s been 4 months since our pandemic puppy graduated from Canine Scholars, and she’s been amazing. Jason Toy should... record a Masterclass series and he’ll be a huge hit. If it’s results you’re after, with empathy based supervision and direction, then you’ve found your trainer!! I’d highly recommend Canine Scholars.read more
Rasu Shrestha
Rasu Shrestha
Chris, Sky, and Jason were awesome! My 2 yr old GWP did a two week board and train program and the results are amazing!... Highly recommendread more
Barbara Platenberg
Barbara Platenberg
Sky was amazing! We have a young Aussie and he was restricted in terms of space he could run the first few months. We... moved to a home and also had a baby on the way and knew we needed to get him trained. Sky was able to completely turn him into a fun loving well behaved dog. He now comes with us everywhere and is extremely disciplined. Thank you Sky and Canine Scholars, it was well worth the money!read more
Kevin Walsh Jr
Kevin Walsh Jr
We have 3.5yr old mutt that had very LOW self-confidence, super skiddish, and didnt like to walk. We thought we were... too late since he isnt a puppy anymore,...read more
Jason with Canine Scholars is incredibly impressive. We cannot thank Jason enough for training our 7 month old golden... Sully for 2 weeks. He helped transform Sully into a good listener, obedient on the leash, and really worked on his recall skills. We cannot say enough wonderful things about Jason and it is definitely worth every dime. Canine Scholars is the way to go as far as dog training!!read more
Katie Roche
Katie Roche
Maddie
Maddie

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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