Providing classes for puppies and adolescent dogs. In-home behavior modification.
Serving: Huntersville, Cornelius. Davidson and Lake Norman area
Providing basic and advanced obedience, in-home training and behavior modification
Serving: Wilmington area
Providing basic and advanced obedience classes, behavior modification, in-home training, and Board & Train
Serving: Charlotte & Union County
Meet the Trainers
(listed alphabetically by business name)
F.A.C.T. = Force-Free Alliance of Charlotte Trainers
Providing basic and advanced obedience specializing in urban settings
Serving: Center City and immediate areas including Dilworth, Eastover, Elizabeth, Myers Park, NoDa, Plaza MIdwood, Sedgefield, South End and Uptown
Each of these trainers has agreed to the following Code of Ethics:
I understand the purpose of this alliance is to educate the public of the benefits of positive, force-free training and the pitfalls of punishment based, dominance style training in a professional, positive manner. As a member of this group:
• I agree to provide professional assistance to persons without discrimination on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, gender, health status, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.
• I agree to comply with applicable laws regarding the reporting of animal bites and possible neglect/abuse.
• I agree to embrace a non-judgmental approach that includes respect for the rights of client families to make decisions and help them to understand the consequences of these decisions.
• I agree to not disclose client confidences except by written authorization or waiver, or where mandated or permitted by law.
• I agree to minimize the use of aversive stimuli and maximize the effective use of positive reinforcement to modify animal behavior. This precludes the use of choke/prong/electric shock collars, alpha rolls, and other positive punishment techniques. Minimally aversive stimuli permissible include head halters, no pull harnesses, negative punishment techniques such as taking attention away.
• I agree to maintain adequate knowledge of and adhere to applicable laws, ethics, and professional standards.
• I agree to not advise on problems outside the recognized boundaries of my competencies.
• I agree to accurately represent my competencies, education, training, and experience relevant to the practice of animal behavior consulting.
• I agree to conduct all communications to F.A.C.T. and emanating from F.A.C.T. in a professional manner and not to blaspheme trainers using punishment/forceful based methods.
• I agree to represent F.A.C.T. in a professional manner at public events.
Providing Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Obedience Training, Private, In-Home Sessions, Day Training and GPS-Tracked Dog Walking Services
Serving: Greater Charlotte Area, including Belmont, Mount Holly & Gastonia, NC
Helping dogs with severe aggression and/or fear, referrals from vets, rescues and trainers only
Serving: Charlotte and surrounding areas
Providing private lessons, group classes, and day training in puppy, basic obedience, advanced obedience, agility, scent work and more.
Serving:Greater Charlotte area and surrounding NC and SC counties
Providing basic and advance obedience through daytraining, private lessons, and puppy board and train
Providing basic and advanced obedience, in-home training, behavior modification, service dog training, therapy dog training
Serving: Charlotte and the Surrounding Areas
Providing classes for puppy, beginner, intermediate, advanced, Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog, Click a Trick, potty training, and in store private sessions
Serving: Petsmart Blakeney
Providing basic and advanced obedience training, in-home private sessions and day training
Serving: Charlotte and South Charlotte
Board & Train for Basic Obedience
Serving: Greater Charlotte area,
Providing basic and advanced obedience, in-home training, group classes, trick and scent classes, growl classes, agility, leash reactivity and fear
Serving: South Charlotte, South Park, Ballantyne, Pineville, Steele Creek, Fort Mill and Rock Hill
Offering Day school, private training, group lessons, workshops and open gym