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! Dogs don’t sit, stay, or heel because they think it’s the right thing to do. They do it because those habits have been ingrained through training. I’ll work with you to hone your training until good habits are second nature for you and your pet. Together, we’ll develop the deepest possible relationship between you and your dog with the least amount of tension.

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 individual 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.

Happy Clients

We had a rescue that needed a reset to fit into our pack. Well intended dog but was not trained. Jason and Chris did a great job humanly gaining his trust and build some foundations of behavior that we have enjoyed since we got him home. Great experience.read more
Stan Herman
Stan Herman
21:16 16 Apr 19
We had a rescue that needed a reset to fit into our pack. Well intended dog but was not trained. Jason and Chris did a great job humanly gaining his trust and build some foundations of behavior that we have enjoyed since we got him home. Great experience.read more
stan herman
stan herman
21:15 16 Apr 19
We had a rescue that needed a reset to fit into our pack. Well intended dog but was not trained. Jason and Chris did a great job humanly gaining his trust...read more
Stano H.
Stano H.
14:17 16 Apr 19
Where do I even begin?! I never knew how much my dog controlled me until after the two week training program with Chris. I was at a loss with my dog. He was overly hyper, jumped on everyone, pulled the leash, nervous biting, and of course would run away at any chance he got. After two weeks with Chris, ALL of those nasty habits were gone! My golden retriever now comes when he’s called, we have the most enjoyable walks now, he will place and stay on things. I’m truly blown away. And so so thankful! Now instead of worrying about my dog 24/7 we have fun together and I don’t have that stress that I constantly had before. The only problem I have is WHY I didn’t do this sooner?! We were lucky enough to work with Chris and have never been so pleased to work with someone. He’s knowledgeable, understanding, and very talented in what he does. I’m so thankful for canine scholars!!!read more
Ali Robbins
Ali Robbins
16:26 06 Apr 19
The neighborhood is astonished at the transformation they have seen in my dog, Huck! Chris trained me and Huck together, and in about five lessons turned him into an amazing, well-trained dog. We get so many compliments everywhere we go now about Huck’s excellent behavior. He can walk off leash through the neighborhood and on the Greenway and always stays by my side. He comes enthusiastically when called without fail. I truly believe he has a much happier life now that he can run free and play without being in danger. Thank you, Chris!read more
Since working with Jason at Canine Scholars, our one year old labradoodle has been a dream! We worked with dog trainers in the past, but never got the long-lasting results we were looking for. Jason spent time training us and our dog and the results have been amazing. We have the easiest time walking our dog around busy places with no pulling or jumping. We can also let our dog play off-leash with the confidence she won't run off. With only eight lessons, we couldn't be more pleased with the results. Hands down, we recommend Canine Scholars and will definitely use Jason again in the future!read more
Ashley Micsky
Ashley Micsky
17:35 16 Jul 18
We adopted our cane Corso mix when he was about 14 months old and 115 lbs. I knew to have a dog of that size he needed to be well trained if I was ever going to be comfortable taking him out in public. Chris at Canine Scholars was great with Fritz. Now he can be trusted off leash when we are out enjoying the front porch and I do not hesitate to take him to the park or for walks by myself.read more
Crystal Gibson
Crystal Gibson
18:19 23 May 18
We adopted Fritz, a 115+ lbs cane corso mix, and started working with Chris at Canine Scholars when Fritz was almost a year and a half old. Chris was great with Fritz and without hesitation I can now walk or take him out in public by myself.read more
Crystal Gibson
Crystal Gibson
18:13 23 May 18
Our 8 month old Lab is amazing and so much easier to handle, thanks to her time at camp with Jason. She knows how to walk off leash,come sit and place. No more pulling and jumping. Thank you Jason for all your help with training her. Canine Scholars is the best!read more
Karin Goepp
Karin Goepp
17:17 17 May 18
Jason truly has a passion for what he does and you can tell immediately. He provided tools for us to use with our pup that will be useful for the long haul. His puppy classes were a great investment as we will now have a well behaved dog for years to come.read more
Matthew M.
Matthew M.
14:32 26 Jan 18
Jason helped me get my goldendoodle off to a good start as a puppy. Then also walked me through the late puppy stages. Everyone who meets Wrigley says for a puppy he is so well behaved. They Can’t believe he’s only 1. Thanks to Jason. !read more
Cayt Sinkovitz
Cayt Sinkovitz
05:13 24 Nov 17
Laurie Sabo Burns
Laurie Sabo Burns
14:45 30 Oct 17

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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