– Nashville and Chattanooga Location Owners Expand their Successful Operations into S.C. –

CHARLESTON, S.C., (May 21, 2021) – Owners of The Dog Wizard Nashville and The Dog Wizard Chattanooga have joined forces to bring their best-in-class dog training services to residents of the Charleston, S.C. area. The Dog Wizard Charleston opened two months ago for mobile dog training, in addition to offering board & train thanks to a partnership with a local doggie daycare.

Connected through The Dog Wizard Founder Gretchen Hollifield, Nashville franchise owner Kendall Wright and Chattanooga franchise owner John Hayes decided to form a powerhouse team and expand into Charleston. Considering the distance between their operations, they have enlisted the services of a local trainer, trained through The Dog Wizard Academy, to conduct trainings and oversee day-to-day operations while they manage the business remotely. Wright and Hayes are alternating visits to Charleston, and plan to do so for the foreseeable future until the team grows along with the business.

“The demand for dog training from The Dog Wizard Charleston has been incredible these first two months,” said Wright. “It’s a great beach town, with lots of dog owners who like to take their dogs out with them to enjoy the sunshine and outdoor activities. That translates to a lot of training needs, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring our proven strategies to the area and help these dog owners.”

Wright has owned The Dog Wizard Nashville for nearly 10 years, which operates on a mostly-mobile basis with trainings held at homes or parks. Much like the new Charleston location, he also has a mutually-beneficial partnership with a local doggie daycare to offer board & train service. Hayes and wife Lauren have owned The Dog Wizard Chattanooga since February 2020, but have been training professionally for over 5 years, offering puppy classes, group classes, board & train, private lessons and lifetime support.

“It’s been an exciting process to expand our training services into another region,” said Hayes. “The first-class reputation of The Dog Wizard franchise has made it an immediate success, and we’re thrilled with the warm reception we’ve received. If our first two months are any indicator, The Dog Wizard Charleston will grow quickly in the number of classes offered and the staff operating the location.”

The Dog Wizard is a nationwide mobile dog training and facility-based franchise that offers an alternative to traditional obedience training. Focused on the individual needs of both the dog and the dog owner, the company prides itself on an open-minded approach based on the unique learning style of each dog. Pet owners are immersed in the training experience in a “train the trainer” format, as a way to strengthen the bond with their dog for long-term success.

Additional information about The Dog Wizard Charleston is available online, at https://thedogwizard.com/charleston.