The proof is in the pudding when it comes to dog training. Anyone can claim anything, but achieving it is a different story. We strive to not just teach the dog obedience commands or behavioral modification, but to make sure these obedience commands and behavioral modification work for the owner (when the trainer is not there). And most importantly they work around distractions, aka “when you need them to work the most”. Because of this, we have thousands of testimonials to hang our dog wizard hat on.

JR is amazing with dogs, from the first time he met ours (during the evaluation) he was able to put them and us at easy and give us information we didn’t know about what was going on with our first babies. Through his private, in home lessons, we were able to train our dogs how to listen to us and behave when there are others (people and pets) around. The entire process from start to finish was easy to do and the best decision we made for our pets! 110% satisfied with what he has taught us.

Mary W.

The Charleston Dog Wizard is amazing. We have struggled for many years with our large dog and his “other” dog excitement/anxiety. We have worked with The Dog Wizard program for all of our basic obedience training and we feel very comfortable with our mastery of the basics, but we never have quite cleared this particular hurdle with Barney. The biggest benefit of this program is the ongoing support, whether it is a tune up refresher of basic manners or addressing a specific problem area. Mr. Wolf and his staff are incredibly attuned to your dog’s specific personality traits and dysfunctional coping behaviors to help your pup overcome these “negatives” and be successful. They also are extremely adept at “training” dog owners to be successful in communicating with their dogs. The idea being that the most important aspect of training is the relationship between the family and the dog. We still have work to do to overcome this hurdle but I am confident that with John’s guidance and support and instruction, we will absolutely be successful in guiding Barney to healthier and more appropriate behavior.

We couldn’t be more pleased with our ongoing experience and Mr. Wolf’s unparalleled commitment to dogs and their families.

Lisa R.

JR is fantastic at teaching not only your dogs but the owners as well. After only 4 lessons my minature schnauzer is much calmer. During training class a squirrel ran past the class and Abbey held her place. I highly recommend the Dog Wizard.

Stanly B.

JR is a man of absolute perfection. He is a person with a extremely calm spirit which allows him to relate to animals and get them in that peaceful zen of learning. JR is able to do things with your dog that will make you say oooohhh ahhhhh and wow. If your looking for someone to train your dog I HIGHLY recommend the Charleston Dog Wizard.

Angelo M.

JR/Charleston Dog Wizard is truly a Wizard with our dog, a Rottweiler. We contacted him when she was a puppy and we chose JR to puppy train our dog because of his knowledge, his demeanor, his interaction with our children and his belief that the whole family can be involved in training, and certainly his interaction with our dog Ginger. JR had Ginger for maybe 2 weeks (puppy homefront option) and she came back such a nicely behaved puppy! The time he spent with us on her return was invaluable and he included all 5 of our children actively and lovingly into the training. His patience is never ending with both humans and dogs! We had a few follow up lessons as well as 24/7 access to him….and he actually means 24/7. I sent him a text late evening once and he returned the message even though I had expected him to not return the message until the next day! We have now sent her to be with JR (adult homefront option) to learn her adult off leash manners. He is an exceptional dog (and human) trainer. Ginger and JR really have such a nice relationship. It is clear to us that she respects and adores JR. He has high expectations for himself and the dogs he trains. You simply cannot go wrong with JR/Charleston Dog Wizard!! He stands behind everything he says and does. Hire him!!

Kelly S.

Amazing results in just two weeks… can’t wait to train more in the coming weeks!

Christine T.

We used this company for three dogs. They have made a difference in our overall family. Our dogs can be taken anywhere at anytime and behave like good little nuggets! One dog was a puppy (Great Dane), one was 4 years old (Yorkie) and one was 9 years old (Weiner dog). Looks like you can teach old dogs new tricks.

Crystal M.

JR’s training at Charleston Dog Wizard was life changing for our family. He taught us everything about our dogs behavior and why they act the way they do. We have learned how to be in control while allowing our dog freedom at the same time. JR is very positive in his instruction and training. He is also very respectful and not only communicates well but was never late to an appointment. He encourages the whole family to be involved in the training as our 8 year old learned how to walk our full grown dog. We have an Alaskan Malamute that loves to run and she can now be an off leash dog in our very busy neighborhood without any stress or fear of her curiosity getting the best of her and bolting in front of a car or chasing squirrels. We HIGHLY recommend JR and The Charleston Dog Wizard!

Kelly E.