Meet the Trainers

Rutland VT Nathan Whitehorne

Nathan Whitehorne
Franchise Owner & Trainer

Nate is a very experienced and seasoned dog trainer. He serves as the Director of Training for The Dog Wizard and has served in that role since 2016. Nate has vast and deep experience in dog training, having served as Owner and Head Trainer of 4 Paws Academy since 2007. Nate has been instrumental in developing The Dog Wizard’s systems, processes, training style, curriculum, and codes of conduct for The Dog Wizard franchise.

Nate developed the Balanced Training System that is the foundation of The Dog Wizard’s training system. The Balanced Training System that Nate developed for The Dog Wizard is a holistic approach that not only focuses on training the dog, but also teaches owners how to see the world through their dog’s eyes and how to create an environment that enhances every aspect of their dog’s lives.

Nate is without a doubt one of the most recognized and well learned trainers in the area. The strong bond created by Nathan’s ever evolving “Balanced Training System” will result in behaviors that are consistent and reliable in just about any situation.

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.

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