Dog Training in Gastionia, NC

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It’s not magic.

It’s dog training done right.

No one gets a dog anticipating problems in #city and our dog training experts can help!

We do not dream of our dog being hard to walk, destroying the sofa, or having aggression. We rather dream of leisurely walks, playing fetch, and lounging on a rainy day.

We are here to make that dream come true.

No matter if it is hyper, out of control behavior, aggression, nervousness, separation anxiety, or helping your puppy start his life off right, we have just the program for you.

Treats or no treats? Collar or no collars? Praise or not enough praise? Positive or negative reinforcement? Yet, they all claim to create the “perfect dog.” All have demonstrated a certain amount of success, but few have proven the ability to withstand different circumstances, settings, and conditions. Most trainers concentrate solely on the dog understanding you, but we put just as much value (if not more) on you understanding your dog and what they are trying to tell you.

Our philosophy is simple.  It takes a balanced technique to create a balanced dog.  As in any relationship, good communication is essential!  Your relationship with your dog is likewise hinged on your ability to understand your dog, and for your dog to understand you.

By establishing an effective line of communication between ourselves and our dogs, we are able to change the conversations we have with them.   The goal of our training is to create happy and confident dogs who know what we need from them and are happy to be part of an improved “working” relationship with their families.

Our vision as a local dog training company in Gastonia is to help make training your pup fun and beneficial for the two of you. Whether your dog needs training for obedience, aggression, or separation anxiety, put your trust in our Gastonia dog trainers. At The Dog Wizard Gastonia, we strive to not only teach your dog to respond to commands, but to help them understand and grow emotionally.

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Melanie is indeed a dog whisperer. My three and thirteen year olds when to her “camp”. Went in as devil children. Came back angels. I can’t explain it, but they are now socialized and 100% house trained. They seem happier. Melanie’s magic was the best thing we have ever done for our family.

Bob T.

Melanie has been a fantastic trainer for our two high-energy pups, Henry and Pepper. Thanks to her, they are champs now at the “stay” command and will sit calmly on their beds when I answer the door. No more doorbell freakout. We’ve had a great experience with Melanie and the Dog Wizard. She knows what she’s doing and really cares about the dogs she trains. Our pups just love her to pieces!

Lisa D.

Melanie did a great job with my 6 month old German shepherd Athena. She was full of puppiness and needed to be socialized and now after her training she has more manners and behaves very well. With the help of Melonys training and my following thru my Athena is going to be a very well behaved adult! I recommend this to everyone!

Kathy S.