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.

Happy Clients

Wow! Really pleased with our experience with Canine Scholars. Our puppy Pepper came back to us a brand new dog (in the... best way). After we got her back, I really appreciate how Chris and Skye took the time to go over everything they taught our pup and made sure we really understood how to further let the training sink in... nothing like a little human training!! ☺️read more
Alana Craycraft
Alana Craycraft
Wow! Really pleased with our experience with Canine Scholars. Our puppy Pepper came back to us a brand new dog (in the... best way). After we got her back, I...read more
Jason Toy
Jason Toy
Jason and the team at Canine Scholars worked wonders on our scared, shy and sweet rescue dog. We had trouble from... simple potty training to on-leash dog aggression given her nervous nature, but after the board and train program, she is a new dog. Confident, happy, well-trained and ready to please - our girl is better than we could have imaged! We are so happy with the results and absolutely would recommend! Thank you CS!read more
Becca Brinkley
Becca Brinkley
Evelyn Olivares
Evelyn Olivares
Over the course of more than 30 years, my wife and I raised five Weimaraners and one Bassett Hound. Despite deeply... loving the dogs, the one thing I personally did not enjoy with any of them was taking them for a walk. Actually, they used to take me for a walk. Forward, backward, side-to-side. It was utter chaos most of the time. We recently rescued a dog and decided to work with Jason to help train her. After a few short weeks the results have been truly transformational. For the first time, it has become a real pleasure to walk the dog. We're continuing to work with Jason as he helps us with general obedience training, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Canine Scholars for anyone looking to have a more rewarding relationship with their dog.read more
BIll Waltz
BIll Waltz
Jason came by today to help train our 16 week old golden - Max. It was fantastic! He was very informative in setting a... proper foundation for Max to learn and thrive in obeying our commands moving forward. I wish we would have called sooner! Thanks again Jason! 10 out of 10!read more
Matthew Frisch
Matthew Frisch
Jason and Canine Scholars are great and we are beyond impressed!! He helped us transform our golden Finn into a good... listener. Finn constantly pulled on walks and would not listen when other dogs were around. Now we don’t even need the leash on our walks and can take Finn anywhere with confidence knowing he will listen. Worth every penny and we can’t thank Jason enough!read more
Donald Rizer
Donald Rizer
Jason and canine scholars was AMAZING! We had training scheduled but when COVID happened we had to delay it. He worked... great with us and our dog ended up boarding and staying with him for a week. Our pup came back fully trained and practically no longer needs a leash! We didn’t expect such an immediate change but it’s amazing. We couldn’t thank canine scholars enough!read more
Alyssa Moore
Alyssa Moore
Jason and canine scholars was AMAZING! We had training scheduled but when COVID happened we had to delay it. He worked... great with us and our dog ended up...read more
What a transformation in our beloved Yorkiepoo! We tried two trainers prior to reaching out to Jason. I truly wish we... had contacted him first. Our furbaby was transformed from a nervous, biting, non-stop barking, disobedient dog to a well-behaved obedient dog. We could barely take her outside and many days could not even make it to the end of our driveway before she would see something or sense something and begin barking incessantly. After working with Jason for 2 weeks, we can now enjoyably walk around our entire neighborhood and encounter people, dogs, cars, deliveries and lawn equipment. Our dog is focused on us and her "job" or command and not hyper focused on her surroundings. She is building trust and focusing on us and not stressing out at every sound and sight. Choosing Canine Scholars is one of the best decisions our family ever made.read more
Robin Polcari
Robin Polcari
What a transformation in our beloved Yorkiepoo! We tried two trainers prior to reaching out to Jason. I truly wish we... had contacted him first. Our furbaby...read more

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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