Dog Training in Sarasota, FL

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It’s not magic.

It’s dog training done right.

No one gets a dog anticipating problems in Sarasota 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.

With all the different training philosophies out there, we believe there is one thing everyone can agree on; no one gets a dog anticipating problems or issues.  Everyone dreams of a dog to take relaxing walks with, cuddle on rainy days, play fetch with, introduce to their friends with no jumping, and most importantly that unconditional and no judgment love that only a dog can provide. Dogs are actually complex thinkers and processors, so with a high number of dog related issues in the world, a lot of opinions have formed.

Treats or no treats, collars or harnesses, toys or no toys, corrections or no corrections, electronic collars or no way?  Truth is, almost all training styles, methods, and philosophies out there have pros and cons. Our philosophy is simple. It takes a balanced technique to create a balanced dog. As in any relationship, good communication is essential. We believe your relationship with your dog is hinged on you and your dog’s ability to understand each other.

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. By establishing an effective two-way line of communication between ourselves and our dogs, we are able to actually have communication back and forth instead of just command after command.  

The goal of our training is to create happy and confident dogs who know what we need from them and are equally happy to be part of a working and balanced relationship with their families.  We also strongly believe dogs have innate needs that must be met for them to feel balanced. What this means is dogs like to socialize, think, problem solve, and use their instincts, and if not allowed to do this and forced to be a “human” it makes them act in ways that are not natural or balanced.

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Robin was terrific and a great trainer for our dog (and us)! Our dog loved the sessions and progressed at a good pace each week. She encouraged us to reach out at any time between lessons (and even now that we’ve finished the program) with any questions or to just share pics or videos on how our pup was doing. All the staff we met were very professional and great with our dog. Would totally recommend The Dog Wizard trainers to anyone (and Robin for sure if you can get her!) . We look forward to taking our pup on walks and hikes with more fun and freedom for us all.

Lisa R.

We were impressed with the quality with Robin’s work, professionalism, candor and ultimately the results. We enrolled our pup (she’s three year old) in a two week board and train program to sharpen her basic obedience, leash train, and to try to break her of a few bad habits. Robin took great care of our girl, communicated regularly with updates and progress notes and trained us to speak our pup’s new language when she returned home. Robin was able to exceed expectations and get further in her training than anticipated. We feel like all of the foundation was laid really well and now it’s up to us to stay the course. I can confidently and unequivocally recommend Robin and The Dog Wizard.

Matthew S.

The Dog Wizard changed my life and saved my relationship with my dog! Mackie (my dog) had a decent amount of training when he was a puppy, but had poor leash obedience and manners when company came over. Robin did a thorough assessment of our situation and devised a plan to help these problems incrementally. She always made sure I understood the “why” component behind training. Her attention to detail, treatment of my beloved dog, and general kindness blew me away each session. I am happy to say Mackie is confidant, happy, and has found his purpose in life. I would recommend Robin as a trainer to anyone.

Douglas C.