Dog Training in Columbia, SC

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The Dog Wizard
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When you bring a new puppy into your home, it’s easy to get lost in happy thoughts. From going on long walks and playing fetch to cuddling together on the couch, there’s no shortage of activities you can do with your dog. However, it’s important not to let all the fun distract you from any behavior problems. Teaching your dog obedience skills is essential to ensure they grow into a respectful, well-behaved adult. 

Training your dog is definitely easier said than done. Not only does it take a considerable amount of time and effort, but most dog owners have other commitments during the day. At The Dog Wizard in Columbia, South Carolina, we offer a range of dog training programs for you to choose from. Whether you want basic obedience training or help to address more complex behavioral issues, our team of dedicated, professional trainers is ready to help. 

Ready for Dog Training in Columbia, SC?

If you’re ready to enhance the bond between you and your beloved pup in the most practical way possible, click the button below to complete an evaluation, or call The Dog Wizard Columbia, SC today at 843-242-1402.


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Dog Behavior Problems and Prevention

We help clients and their furry loved ones identify and overcome a variety of preventable behavioral issues.

We Love Helping Pet Parents!

At The Dog Wizard Columbia, training dogs isn’t just a job — it’s a passion. Each of our dog training classes offers a personalized approach, adapting to meet the unique needs of your dog. You’ll never see us getting frustrated with a pet or trying to push them past their boundaries. At the end of the day, dogs are like people — each one is different, and it’s important to accommodate their learning capabilities and sensitivity. 

Through a combination of teamwork, patience, and acceptance, we can teach your dog valuable obedience lessons while simultaneously strengthening the relationship between pet and pet owner. Your dog shouldn’t carry out commands because they’re “supposed to” — they should do so because they’re happy to listen to you. Strengthening the sense of trust between you and your dog guarantees the two of you are getting the most out of your relationship. 

In addition to Columbia, South Carolina, our dog trainers cater to residents in the surrounding areas. These include: 

  • Lexington
  • Irmo
  • Blythewood
  • Elgin
  • Eastover
  • Gaston

What Does Dog Training Include?

At The Dog Wizard Columbia, we offer a range of comprehensive training packages that can address several behavioral problems, from separation anxiety to aggression. Some of our most popular class types include:

  • Group classes: Our group sessions are designed to encourage socialization and help your dog forge new, lifelong friendships. Our lifetime support and reunion classes let you keep in touch even after classes are completed.
  • Private lessons: Our one-on-one private training sessions are designed for more advanced dog needs. Dog owners have the option of taking classes at our facility or in the comfort of their own homes.
  • Puppy classes: Our puppy classes are geared toward encouraging behavior modification in young dogs.
  • Daycare: If you want to take advantage of our training methods but are too busy during the day to join us, you can always drop your dog off at our daycare. 

You can learn more about our services and what each class entails through our site. 

Your dog is practically a family member, and they deserve to be treated as such. No matter which training session you choose, you can expect a high level of professionalism, passion, and determination from each of our dog trainers. We use positive reinforcement to craft an environment in which dogs feel safe, comfortable, and happy to learn. By the end of our time together, your dog should trust your voice over all else — even its own natural instincts.

Our Programs

Krissy, has been amazing!!! She helped us blend our fur family together after I got married.  She did an amazing job with Tito, who I felt was going to be a super difficult case. Life is amazing because of her guidance and the fact that she is available when Tito’s parents get full of anxiety.  I cannot express our gratitude. We will be sending the other two fur children to learn manners. Thank you Krissy and The Dog Wizard.

Yvonne T.

Krissy at Dog Wizard rescued our family from losing our dog, Zeke.  He would bolt out the door, jump up on everyone in the room & pull us around the yard.  After 2 weeks of training with Krissy, Zeke came home as a well behaved pet that listens to our commands & he very rarely needs to be on a leash.  She would post videos & we could view pictures of Zeke daily. The next lesson needed to be given to our entire family, so that we can be consistent with Zeke, no matter who’s taking him outside.  Not only that, but the tone of voice Krissy used to train Zeke, keeps our family from yelling at him & each other! I give Dog Wizard & Krissy 5 stars for helping us train & keep our family member, Zeke!

Angela H.

Well, we decided to get not one but two Boxer puppies thinking that training would be no problem. HAHA!!! After a year of trying and spending money on a “trainer”, we were at our wits end. Then, we found Krissy at a booth in downtown Spartanburg, Spring Festival. Yes, we were skeptical at first but knew we had to get them trained. Krissy came to our home to evaluate the 2 little “wild” boxers, Max and Lola. She tells us they will train fine. So, we took a deep breath and said OK let’s get them set up to be boarded and trained.

When Max and Lola returned Hubby and I were shocked/speechless. After both spent 14 days with Krissy, they returned so behaved and NO more jumping on people. They took to our commands right away, especially when told to go to “place” and responding to the command “come”.

Max and Lola have now become so well behaved and even more enjoyable. Krissy knows how to work her “magic”. Krissy proved that her training is worth every penny.

Carol O.