Meet the Trainers

Matt Bohn
Franchise Owner & Trainer

Matt has been training dogs for over 10 years, personally, professionally and competitively. He has trained dogs for DockDog competitions, American Kennel Club (AKC) obedience test, AKC hunt test, and AKC Canine Good Citizen test.

Matt is not only a well-seasoned trainer, he also understands the proper care, nutrition, and behavioral needs of various breeds and canine personality types.

Over the years, he has worked with different animal rescue organizations and dog obedience clubs. His purpose has always been to put this knowledge into action to help owners have a better life and bond with their dogs. Matt has been a franchisee with The Dog Wizard since 2017.

Dayton OH Erin Helmick

Erin Helmick
Trainer

During college, Erin discovered her passion for dogs. She became involved with a local service dog agency as a volunteer foster home for service dogs in training. After graduating she took a job at that agency, 4 Paws for Ability, as a Socializer and was later promoted to Volunteer Coordinator. She had always been interested in professional training which led her to accept a position with The Dog Wizard.

Erin has trained 4 service dogs and hopes to train many more while continuing to learn and grow as a dog trainer. Erin specializes in service dog education, socialization, puppy training, and the use of essential oils with animals.

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Training Programs

Board and Trains

Extended Day Training Program

Board and train programs are great for clients that have busy schedules and need help getting a jumpstart in their training.  Although a big part of the program’s success lies within you the client, we can get a major jump on the repetitions and practice, making it a much easier process for a busy owner to follow through.  Essentially, it is like you send you dog away to learn a new language, and when we bring them home, you have to continue to speak and follow through with the new language.  Board and Train also include a lifetime of free support to clients that receive their program graduation certificate. You can find more specific program information on the location page specific to your area.

Puppy Programs

Puppy class is a lot like breakfast

The most important meal of the day. Starting a puppy off right is like giving your puppy the roadmap to success with the fastest route already highlighted. We can prevent so many behavioral problems that we see in older dogs. Bad habits can form quickly, so please do your puppy the best favor you can: sign up for for a puppy program! You can find more specific program information on the location page specific to your area.

Private Lessons

Private & Group Training

We have several programs that offer private lessons.  Private lessons are best suited for clients that have tricky schedules or prefer to meet one on one with a trainer.  Depending on your dog’s needs, your trainer will create the screws to make your program a success. Private programs will consist of a set number of lessons and include a lifetime of free support to clients that receive their program graduation certificate. You can find more specific program information on the location page specific to your area.

Additional Programs & Services

Testimonials

Matt did a great job with our dog, Juno. She did the two week Jumpstart program. We are so impressed with the progress she made in just two weeks. We have much higher expectations with her now that Matt showed us what she is capable of. We’ve really learned a lot from him on Juno’s journey to being a civilized dog. We highly recommend the Dog Wizard Jumpstart Program!

– JEN QUARTERMONT

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