I can’t tell you how much a difference The Dog Wizard has made in our lives. I highly recommend them! Our dog Roxy was a bolter, and we chased her countless times around our neighborhood. Several times she would run up to the main road, and we were terrified Roxy was going get hit by a car. However, after her training at the Dog Wizard, she is like a new dog. We can now take her outside with us and not be afraid she will bolt off. I can also take her to my kids games and let her run and have fun. As much time as we like to spend outdoors, it has been life changing for us to be able to include Roxy in all our family activities without the anxiety of her taking off. Thanks Dog Wizard!

-Reanna, Sean, Carter, Carol Ann, and of course Roxy

The Dog Wizard Louisville

Contacting Patrick with Louisville Dog Wizard was one of the greatest things I could have done for my dog! Obedience was never the issue for us, but rather reactivity and anxiety that resulted in some fear-based aggression. I’ve been through several trainers, but Patrick gave me the most realistic approach to handling the issues that were inherited with adopting an older dog. He fully understood what we needed to accomplish, and guided us in establishing a training plan with goals that didn’t overreach her capabilities. I learned so much about how to better communicate with my dog, thereby strengthening our relationship, and giving me a sense of confidence in her and my ability to handle her. Two thumbs up from a happy customer here!!!

-Tiffany O.

The Dog Wizard Charlotte

I brought my 8 year old beagle Eli to the Dog Wizard and completed the 4 day fundamentals program. All I can say is WOW. I was at a loss of what to do as anytime Eli saw another dog on walks he would bay and howl uncontrollably which was really stressful for us both and other people walking their dogs. We had done private training lessons before at another place but it did not improve his behavior. I was scared that since he is an older dog, the behavior would be so engrained in him that it could not be corrected. I was completely wrong! I couldn’t believe the transformation that took place within a few days. When I came to pick him up he was around 5 other dogs but his focus was solely on me while walking on leash. He now walks on a leash well at home and when he sees other dogs is able to remain calm. Most importantly the trainers gave me the tools to refocus Eli if he gets off track so I don’t feel nervous bringing him on walks anymore, I actually thoroughly enjoy it. My boyfriend and I still can’t believe this is the same dog! Cannot wait to bring him on a hike in a few weeks, which I thought would never be possible! Truly life changing. Can’t wait to participate in pack walks!

– Jessica J.

The Dog Wizard Charlotte

AMAZING! AMAZING! You know in life how you always buy services that turn out to be a waste of money? This is the first time in a LONG time I can honestly say it was WORTH every cent! At first I was a NERVOUS wreck leaving my Gator from 2 weeks for the homeward bound program. Our trainer did a fabulous job with follow up calls, texts and on facebook posts. Immediately my husband and I were blown away seeing what he was doing online. When we went to pick him up it was such a happy teary day! My dog blew our minds! Just like anything in life our dog Gator’s success is dependent on our follow through and practicing with him. Before you couldn’t even walk our dog without your arm being pulled out of its socket, now he calmly trots in heel beside us. I highly recommend DOG WIZARD. For those reading this whose dog is at DOG WIZARD now and are missing your dog so so much… trust me… he/she will remember you and be so happy to see you when you pick them up. Such a great moment. GOOD LUCK DOG LOVERS! I am writing this now 2 months post dog wizard. The examples of how he is calm when the doorbell rings, walks perfect, stays in “place” for LONG periods of time continues to amaze me. I gladly boast about Dog Wizard on a weekly basis. Best investment. The key is you the owner HAVE to be dedicated to work with your dog once they get home. We go to the free classes on Saturdays. They really mean it when they say “free training for the life of your dog.”

– Danielle E.

The Dog Wizard South Atlanta

Our 15th month old German Shepherd was a bundle of energy with no structure. It has been years since we’ve had a puppy in our home and we were frazzled. After doing extensive research, we called Matt and discussed our issues with chaos. After a evaluation we decided to go with the 2 week program they offered. Matt was excellent with chaos and with us. Chaos now has the structure he needed and we learned how to provide that structure for him. Best decision we ever made! For anyone looking for an excellent trainer, I highly recommend Matt and The South Atlanta Dog Wizard.

– Deborah D.

The Dog Wizard Fort Collins

The Fort Collins Dog Wizard and Jess is an AMAZING trainer and I highly recommend her! I have been very pleased with her services both for my own dogs and for my client’s dogs. Her attention to detail and down-to-earth approach is great.

– Molly A., DVM

The Dog Wizard Wilmington

Wilmington Dog Wizard is the best! I signed up for puppy preschool with my baby pug, Bentley, and it has been such a positive experience for both of us. Bentley has been getting the crucial socialization he needs and more. Shelby and Lauren answer ALL my questions and go above and beyond what is expected. They teach things that I would never even think of training my dog to do! I think I might have more fun than my dog, but it’s a tough call. If you have a puppy do not hesitate to sign up, you won’t regret it.

– Jonathan G.

The Dog Wizard Wilmington

Wilmington Dog Wizard is the best! I signed up for puppy preschool with my baby pug, Bentley, and it has been such a positive experience for both of us. Bentley has been getting the crucial socialization he needs and more. Shelby and Lauren answer ALL my questions and go above and beyond what is expected. They teach things that I would never even think of training my dog to do! I think I might have more fun than my dog, but it’s a tough call. If you have a puppy do not hesitate to sign up, you won’t regret it.

– Jonathan G.

The Dog Wizard Sarasota
I watched EVERY video on this website and when I called for more information the 1st question I asked was, “how much Valium do you send these dogs home with”? The young lady, with a confident voice reassured me there were no drugs involved. I signed my rescue pit massif, Justice up for private lessons. After 2 classes I realized “I” was untrainable. I then signed Justice up for the 2 week class. Best decision I have ever made!

Justice owned the couch, bullied people coming in/out of the door, dragged me around the block and barked violently as people walked by our window. I never took him in public afraid of how he would react.
Justice has been home for a week now, and I am so impressed with the wonderful dog I have now! I can sit on my couch, I can get in/out of my door without getting plowed over and he walks calmly by me as we stroll around the block. Having dinner with my family as he calmly sits away from the table is awesome!
Sarasota Dog Wizard and Jen, thank you for giving Justice his FOREVER home!
PS: this is NOT a paid review! I am a true believer!

– Sharon E.

The Dog Wizard DC

Scott and the folks at DC Dog Wizard are incredible. Our Schnauzer Captain has transformed from a bit of a disaster into a confident, obedient, and well-adjusted member of the family. In addition to working directly with Captain, the folks at DC Dog Wizard are always available for our questions or concerns. It was a truly awesome experience and I would highly recommend DC Dog Wizard to anyone with a dog.

– Nate N.

The Dog Wizard Tampa

It’s only been 3 weeks since we started training with Tampa Dog Wizard, but I am so beyond happy with the results so far. I cannot believe how much of a different dog my Dixie is. I cannot wait to see the end results of this. 100% worth your money!

– Katharine S.

The Dog Wizard Columbia

I couldn’t be happier with the results – A very big thank you to Columbia Dog Wizard!!! We started with puppy school with our Vizsla at 9 weeks with Ashley and it was an excellent experience all around. Basic commands and the all-important socialization really helped our puppy become well balanced. Most recently at 8 months, we had Sam train Rez for the 2 week program and we are still blown away by the results. Sam excels at what he does…our dog, without a shadow of a doubt, has evolved more than we could have ever imagined! Equally important is Sam’s connection that he has with the dogs in his care – he is the real deal. So happy we made this decision!!!!

– Paul D.

The Dog Wizard Greenville

I contacted Greenville Dog Wizard for help with my 1 1/2 year old German Shepherd, Heinz who had fear aggression and was scared of most everything. From the day that I met Tara, I knew that she was going to be able to help me, and she definitely did. I could not be happier with the results. I think that the best way to describe it is that I now have peace of mind. I know that I can control Heinz in all situations, and that is such a huge relief for me. Heinz is a much happier dog because he is so much more comfortable in all situations. Tara has been such a pleasure to work with, and if I could give her more than 5 stars, I would.

– Jamie H.

The Dog Wizard Orlando

Paul is the best! You can 100% trust him with your dog. We have a very reactive dog and sent to the board and train with Paul. Paul helped not only our dog, but us so much. We learned how to handle our pup so we could navigate the world around us. Our life is so much better after Paul. It’s been over a year now since our dog worked with Paul but we still text him anytime we have a question and he always responds. When we lived in the same city, our dog would always stay with Paul when we traveled. You cannot go wrong with Paul Arthurs and the Orlando Dog Wizard!!!

– Tanya S.

The Dog Wizard Jacksonville

I have a 3 year Great Pyrenees Zoey. Beautiful, sweet dog with some problems with jumping on people and not coming when called. I couldn’t let her out of the fence. With a double knee replacement looming in my near future. I had to get control of my dog! I got in touch with the Jacksonville dog wizard and asked if Zoey could be trained. I left her with the wizard for 2 weeks. Every day I would receive videos of Zoey’s progress. She learned to remain calm and obey commands. Zoey is obedient and happy and we both have much more freedom. Thank you so much, Jacksonville dog wizard.

– Jennifer M.

The Dog Wizard Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Dog Wizard is more magical than Hogwarts! If your pet has an issue (or more than one) this is the ONLY place to go. Don’t waste your time, money, or efforts elsewhere! Greg B. worked his magic on my rescue pup named Nash and I couldn’t be happier with the results — both for Nash and myself!

– Abigail V.

The Dog Wizard Tampa

Tyler of The Tampa Dog Wizard is an incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable dog trainer that I would recommend him and his team to anyone.

When we first started, my dog had aggression issues and was so high strung that he was on medication to help him relax, but he was so high strung it didn’t work. He was on edge all the time and the smallest thing would freak him out to the point of aggression. His confidence was low so his fear was high. He had obedience training before, but the foundation and communication just never clicked with him and it felt like he was out of control. At our first meeting, Tyler said dogs normally have their epiphany moments 3-4 weeks in and that their behaviors can show major differences around then. I was skeptical that it could happen so fast, but still hopeful.

We just finished our fifth training session (and have been working with Tyler for a little under two months) and the change in my dog is just amazing. I have never been more proud of him (or any pet). While he’s not perfect yet, we’re slowly, but steadily breaking down his bad habits and replacing them with good ones that he’s even happy to have. He’s learned/learning how to relax. He doesn’t look for places to dominate, and is instead looking for places where he is praised. His confidence is up. He’s no longer on medication for anxiety and he’s much more relaxed pretty much all the time. He’s a great listener and is eager to please most of the time.

At risk of sounding cheesy, Tyler really is a dog wizard and I couldn’t be more grateful. Working with him has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made for not only me, but for my dog who is so much happier and healthier from the one-on-one training that was tailored to his style of learning and his learning speed.

I couldn’t say enough praise for Tyler/Tampa Dog Wizard and I would recommend them to anyone.

– Pattie C.

The Dog Wizard Nashville

This was one of the best things my husband and I have ever done! We adopted our 3 year old lab Murphy from the animal shelter and even thought he was adorably sweet, he was a stubborn hard headed little guy! And he loved to take off! We sent him to the 2 week program and we can’t believe what it did for him! We are able to have him off leash 100% of the time and he doesn’t run off, he heels, he comes, he sits, he stays… It’s truly amazing this is the same dog. He has mellowed out and just loves on us most of the time now. We were impressed with Kendall, he was very professional and was (and is) always available for questions or concerns. We know he took great care of our dog and could see this when he had to say goodbye to him. He genuinely cares for these animals. We are incredibly glad we made the decision to do this!!

– Laura B.

The Dog Wizard Atlanta

This is the most important and best investment we have ever made in our dogs’ lives. We did the 7 week, personal training program with Justin and it has changed our lives, but more importantly, our dogs’ lives. The Atlanta Dog Wizard invested even more into our dogs and our lives than my husband and I could have ever imagined, not only in obedient behavior for the dogs, but behaviors for us as well. We have a 5-year-old Shih Tzu Bichon Mix who is somewhat anxious and stubborn and a 10-month-old Labradoodle with ADD and so much energy and Justin literally worked a miracle with both. Our smaller dog is more calm, feels less anxious and neurotic and now acts like he has more of a purpose, while our Labradoodle feels like she’s working and has focus, is much more mentally stimulated and sweeter than ever. Both dogs went from jumping all over our guests and us when we were eating to being able to relax in their “place” and behave wonderfully. We can now enjoy walks without them pulling us over and they are even obedient off-leash! The difference Justin has made is amazing and if that’s not enough, he offers group sessions to solidify the training for life. During the training, Justin was prompt and each lesson didn’t have a “time limit”- it was over when it was over. We felt comfortable with everything Justin taught our dogs and we understood the logic behind all of it because we were in constant conversation with Justin the whole time. Justin was accessible for any questions between sessions and even after our last session, made sure we knew he’s there for our dogs for life. This was one of the best decisions my husband and I have made and if your dog needs training at all- I 100% recommend The Atlanta Dog Wizard. Our dogs did not have major behavioral issues, so until we got a large one who was a little more to handle, I didn’t think that training was necessary. Now, I don’t know how we lived without it. We will always recruit The Atlanta Dog Wizard for our dogs!!

– Alexandra B.

The Dog Wizard Durham

Robert was an amazing trainer and so patient to work with. He helped me with my four year old dog with leash aggression and greeting skills. He provided such clear direction on what I needed to change in my behavior and disciplines to ensure the training would continue and improve. It has been an amazing transformation to see and has opened a whole new world for us. I can now take my dog into all sorts of settings where I used to avoid. I just can’t say enough about how it just made walking my dog in any environment a joy! Incredible difference and it has continued to improve over time. His support after training and the amazing Saturday morning dog meet up walks are such a great opportunity to keep up the work and distractions and exposure.

– Paula B.

The Dog Wizard Grand Rapids

I can’t express how grateful we are for Sarah and the dog wizard team! Hands down the best decision we’ve ever made. Scout had a lot of separation anxiety, anxiety in general, and huge issues with strangers inside and outside of the home. Having company over to the house, going to the vet, walks, or anything that had to do with going out in public around new people was an absolute nightmare. Scout’s legs would tremble, he’d bark and growl at strangers, and show every sign imaginable that he was extremely anxious/nervous/uncomfortable. After two weeks, Scout came home a completely different dog. He still had his same lovey and cute personality, but he was much more confident and calm. We couldn’t have asked for a better trainer. Sarah showed nothing but love and care to our boy and transformed him into the confident pup he is now! Life is so much fun and relaxing now! Highly, highly, highly recommend

– Caitlin R.

Bodie and Belle

Working with The Dog Wizard, Rutland VT changed my life.  A little under a year ago my life was dictated by worry about how my dogs would react.  I feared my mastiff’s reactivity would lead to my loosing him.  I did not have the tools to keep him, let alone myself safe.  I was to the point I couldn’t walk both my dogs at the same time for fear another dog might walk by and I would end up face down in the street.  Every decision I made was informed by the time I needed to put into “tiring” my dogs out so I could relax at home.  Now, I have no fears, and my dogs don’t need to be tried to behave.  My confidence in my training and my dogs has grown exponentially! I walk both my dogs ANYWHERE with no concerns.  I have the tool box to deal with negative behaviors my dogs exhibit and reactive behaviors are beginning to disappear.  I could not have accomplished any of this without Nathan and the The Dog Wizard staff! I have never gone longer than 36 hours without an email response and each time I call someone is available to speak with me.  The The Dog Wizard makes and INCREDIBLE effort to help owners/handlers succeed in raising confident, obedient, and balanced dogs, I truly believe they are as committed to the success of my dogs as I am.


Smith Family

The Dog Wizard is amazing. What our trainer did with my lab Murray in a week’s time is nothing short of a miracle. We were at our wits end with obedience training until we found The Dog Wizard. After a brief consult over the phone, the trainer came to our house to meet us and Murray in order to determine what corrective actions were needed and to game plan on how he could help. Five seconds after he arrived we instantly knew that The Dog Wizard was the solution. The trainer’s approach, demeanor and knowledge are remarkable. It is evident that he has a love for dogs like no one I have ever seen. He treated Murray like he was his own and loved him as we do. All I can say is that after one week with The Dog Wizard, Murray was a completely different dog. He would now come, sit and stay when commanded and we no longer had to water ski behind him when going for a walk. In fact, we no longer need a leash to walk Murray! The Dog Wizard continues to be available should we have questions or need a refresher and is always more than willing to help if needed. Best part of this whole experience is that not only did we gain a friend, but so did Murray.



If you’re looking for professional, compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, ever evolving dog trainers look no further… The Dog Wizard is the best. I have an 8 mo old, female, German shepherd, Zahara, who pulled on the leash, jumped all over guests and couldn’t refrain from all her excitement when seeing another dog and would attack the vacuum cleaner like it was public enemy number one. As Zahara reached 70lbs, no longer just a small puppy that I could pick up if she needed to be corrected, she was strong and would pull me like a rag doll. I know I needed help to gain some control over her for my safety as well as hers. So I called The Dog Wizard, for a free consultation and a trainer came right over. I was so impressed with the trainer’s calm demeanor, his honesty and knowledge I signed Zahara up for the 7day jumpstart program. The results are amazing. I still have a goofy puppy, but one who is obedient, who doesn’t drag me on the leash, who isn’t jumping on my guests, has learned to walk on the treadmill and who no longer wants to eat my vacuum cleaner. I wouldn’t trust my pup with anyone but The Dog Wizard. Not to mention If you ever have a follow up question or need extra help our trainer is always available. Thank you so much to the Dog Wizard, I couldn’t be more happy with Zahara’s transformation. Signed: One Happy Mom!!



We have a male Bernese Mountain dog and at 14 months he was difficult to handle, barking, and growling, and generally unfriendly toward people and other dogs. We could not trust him like we trusted our previous dogs. We called The Dog Wizard for help. The Dog Wizard evaluated our dog at our home and recommended the Jump Start program. When our dog returned home, he was transformed. His bad behaviors are gone. He is a calm, confident, friendly dog. Today we have a dog we can trust. I highly recommend The Dog Wizard. The transformation in our dog is no less than exemplary. We will be forever grateful to The Dog Wizard and highly recommend them for all dog training needs.



I would highly recommend working with Paige and Tony at The Dog Wizard. They customized a package that best suited my needs. They trained me to train my dog, and it’s an ongoing process. Paige has been working with my Thor since he was 4 months old, and he just turned 1. We worked on socialization, manners, basic obedience and were not stopping there. Thor received his Canine Good Citizens Certification at 10 months old, and gets nothing but rave reviews when we are out. Everyone compliments me on how well-mannered he is, thanks to a lot of hard work on my part with Paige and Tony! I just got Thor a Sister, “Freyja” and she begins training with upbeat k -9 next month. I take my Berger Blanc Suisse Shepherds very seriously, they excel at obedience, therapy, agility, Doc Diving, search and rescue and much more, and Paige and Tony can train them to do it all! This is not my first set of well-behaved shepherds, but it was a huge help have experienced trainers to help me with my 2nd set. The group classes are fantastic and we look forward to them every week. I would not trust anyone else to train and handle my two Fur babies!


Our family cannot thank The Dog Wizard enough for the well behaved dog that we now have. Murphy went through training over a year ago and is still the well mannered dog he came home as. Training is easy and simple to maintain. The Dog Wizard is always available to answer any questions that we have had and explains things in a way that is very easy to understand. Thank you for taking our crazy and uncontrollable lab puppy and transforming him into our loving family pet and our son’s best friend!




Five stars!! And if I could give it SIX stars, then I would. The Dog Wizard has the finest, most professional, and most skilled trainers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I deal mainly with rescue dogs — many of whom have never learned basic obedience or manners. Most of them have never had any training at all! But that doesn’t stop The Dog Wizard trainers! Their skills and ability to communicate with dogs is unmatched! They can teach any dog from any background to do anything! In fact, my dog Tuukka (and english bulldog/pit bull mix) came from a neglectful and abusive past. When I first took him home, he was unruly, anxious, and fearful/aggressive. I called on The Dog Wizard to remedy the problem – and per usual – they did just that! In just over a week, Tuukka went from a dog I was afraid would run away to a dog I felt safe letting off-leash. Where he was once constantly pulling on the leash and darting to and fro — Our trainer taught him to walk peacefully at my side. The Dog Wizard dealt with his mouthing/nipping issues and his fear of being handled by people. The Dog Wizard turned him from a scared rescue dog into a perfect gentleman! I would HIGHLY recommend The Dog Wizard anytime you need a professional to teach your dog anything! Whether its just basic manners and obedience or something more advanced, this crew can do it! And I’m pretty sure they even do boarding next time you can’t take your pup on vacation with you!!


By far the best training and boarding experience I’ve had! The Dog Wizard is amazing and delivers everything you want and more. Their trainers have a passion for training and you can tell. I have two 200lb Boerboels that needed some good solid training. The Dog Wizard came to my home and gave me a free consultation, was professional, thorough, and made me feel very comfortable about leaving my babies with the trainer for 5 days of training, while showing me what and how he would attempt to train my dogs. I agreed to send them to him for 5 day training. While away, he would update me as needed and send pics and videos of there progression and made me and my family feel very secure that they were in good hands. When they came back, I was totally impressed with the results! The trainer then took his time to show me how and what to do and trained me. I now can take both of them together anywhere I want, and they are very in tune with my direction I couldn’t be happier! I highly recommend The Dog Wizard to anyone who wants just a basic training or even dogs with any kind of behavior issues or whatever your need is. Highly recommend!


Lance is amazing. We decided on the jumpstart program for our 4yr old dog. From the beginning Lance was nice and very easy to work with. He kept us updated on how she was doing and posted pics and videos on the Facebook page. When he dropped her off you could tell Athena had bonded with him and enjoyed her time with him. He spent as much time as we needed to get comfortable using the e-collar and educating us on her training. From the moment he brought her back we were impressed. She wasn’t easily distracted anymore and we could have her not on a leash in our front yard which is a very big deal. He was easy to get in touch with for follow up questions.

We are very happy with upbeat K9 and especially Lance he has given us the freedom to be outside with our dog without the fear of her running off. He has given us everything we were wanting and more.


Jesse was amazing! My Katie came home so much more attentive and well behaved. Katie, my boxer was so full of energy and did not pay one bit of attention to me. However, now with the skills that she and I have learned, coupled with her training collar, our home is much happier and less stressful. Katie also stays with Jesse for boarding. I highly recommend Jesse!!!!!


Working with Lance was such a great experience. He instantly connected with Ivan, our Great Dane/pitbull mix, and after our first session we saw a difference. Lance didn’t just train our dog, but instead gave my husband and I the tools to have an obedient and happy dog. Ivan is not the same dog that he was before training, because he truly gets to be a dog! Being able to take Ivan with us anywhere without worry is such a joy. He gets to be a dog and we couldn’t be happier with our choice to train with Lance!


I brought my 100lb Great Dane puppy Moose in for their Jumpstart Program. I have a 3 year old, and I couldn’t afford for him not to listen. He wasn’t aggressive, but he wanted to play (as pups do) and he would often play too rough with everyone, and walking him in public was impossible. He’s smart, but stubborn, and only growing bigger. Moose came home from this program a completely different dog. I can take him places without him pulling me everywhere, I can have him outside off leash without worrying that he will run off, and most importantly, I trust him enough that he can be around my son, and my son loves him! Thank you, Dog Wizard!


Great staff, great talent, so glad I brought Callie to you! Love to see the progress she makes each week, thank you!


Thanks to Nate and his very patient staff for taking such great care of Captain each week, and providing us, the humans, with the training needed to keep Captain’s high drive personality in check. Captain arrived at our home a little over a year ago as a very abused and neglected dog. With the strenuous mental training, balanced with great energy releases, and fun, Captain is a tired and happy boy at the end of each day of 4 Paws Academy!


The Dog Wizard trainers are dog whisperers! When our puppy was 6 months old, we were at the end of our rope. She was very mouthy and wouldn’t listen. After a week with The Dog Wizard, Rylee came back a whole new dog. She listened to commands, had discipline and was SO much more enjoyable to be around! They seriously work miracles on any dog personality! If you’re looking for someone that invests their heart into your dog, the The Dog Wizard is the answer!


We contacted The Dog Wizard for a consultation, considering e-collar training our newest rescue dog whom we have had about 8 months. Our primary concern was to have him off-leash trained, he’s our little “crack dog” and can have selective hearing at times…

We were paired with Lance and he has been great from the get-go! Our consultation was easy and informative, and confirmed our desires for e-collar training. We bought our collar and the 5 private lessons.

Three lessons in and we took a week off to drive home to Georgia. We took our two dogs to the beach and Wylie did EXCELLENT! Perfect recall, and he had the best time running the beaches with his fur sister. I cannot express how exhilarating it was to have two perfectly behaved, off-leash dogs on a beach with many distractions from humans, food, and dogs playing (on and off leash). Many people were impressed seeing that our dogs were looking to us for directions and permission to greet people/dogs. We also had the opportunity to spread information and awareness about e-collar training and its positive uses!

Lance, The Dog Wizard, and e-collar training have been a huge game changer for us. We still have two sessions left to use and look forward to expanding our training to fun sports with Jesse down at The Dog Mall next!


Hands down the best dog school ever! Nathan is an amazing trainer. I highly command this place to anyone!



Prior to contacting Dog Wizard we had taught our dog Bruin some basic training commands but he really struggled with walking on a leash and listening when off-leash. We decided that for his own safety (and for him to have the freedom and fun that every dog deserves to have!) we needed to take his training to the next level. We signed up with Dog Wizard and the private lesson program. After just one lesson we saw a dramatic change in Bruin’s confidence level and his ability to focus. In between lessons, our trainer was very responsive and available to answer any questions/concerns/requests that we had. Bruin can now walk so well on a leash that our 12 year old daughter can easily walk him and he has been able to safely enjoy off leash walking though trails in the woods and parks. We have highly recommended Dog Wizard to all of our friends with dogs and we are truly grateful for all of The Dog Wizard’s hard work. We know now that we can safely enjoy our time with Bruin.


The Dog Wizard is amazing! My Katie came home so much more attentive and well behaved. Katie, my boxer was so full of energy and did not pay one bit of attention to me. However, now with the skills that she and I have learned, coupled with her training collar, our home is much happier and less stressful. Katie also stays with The Dog Wizard for boarding. I highly recommend!


It was tough to tell how Bella’s training went when she came home because she was never that bad at home however once we brought her camping and saw the unbelievable difference in her manners it was awesome!!!! She no longer charges people walking by our site, she places well and is working on not charging other dogs but is completely responsive when we tell her to place when she tries. Thank you, Dog Wizard!!!! We have a very well mannered camper now!!!


This company is great. They helped my big playful puppy, Rocky learn to listen and respond to direction. But the best part is Brendan taught Rocky commands with kindness and love. I have been amazed at how excited Rocky is to see Brendan at follow up visits. I figured she would not be excited to see him because he taught her discipline … But clearly he did it in a way that was positive bc she loves him!! It’s been a fantastic experience. Rocky had a great time, she learned a lot and Brendan’s follow through has been incredible. Worth every dime!!


I have trained dogs with Lance for years, he is an innovative trainer with a great sense of feel for the dogs! I would highly recommend taking your dog to train with him!


Love the Periscope on socialization! That’s what is great about the Dog Wizard! Their trainers are always educating, sharing thoughts and fielding questions about how to better the life for you and your dog. If you haven’t signed up yet, you should!


Very pleased my dog has never been so well behaved.


I can’t believe how good my two little guys are now. Thanks to The Dog Wizard :)


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!


I wish I could give Dog Wizard 10 stars! It has been such a pleasure to work with Matt. We did the in-boarding training for our dog. She has some dog aggression issues and she is doing so great now thanks to Matt. He continues to work with us to make sure she is fully trained. He has taught me how to handle her around other dogs and continues to teach us how to keep her on track. I had an issue with her the first night after she came home and he was at my house the very next morning for more training. I HIGHLY recommend him to everyone!


My husband and I are keeping a Belgian Malinois/lab mix for our grandson who is in training with the Army and can’t keep him for a while. “Delta” is 8 months old and so full of energy we couldn’t keep up with her. We have owned several small dogs but never a large dog like this. We are completely out of our realm trying to do it on our own with Delta. We hired Matt and the Dog Wizard, for 2 weeks of intense training. We are so thrilled with what Matt accomplished with Delta in 2 weeks. Re-introducing Delta back into our home did result with her regressing into her bad behaviors. The BEST part is when Matt comes to our home and works with us. It has quickly gotten us and Delta back on track! I cannot say enough good and positive things about this company and their trainers.


Matt is hands down one of the easiest people to work with. He has a passion for dogs and it shows through in everything he does. He is extremely knowledgeable in regards to training, dog nutrition and overall behavior. Matt provides a good experience for both you and your dog!


As a pet professional myself, in Beavercreek, I highly recommend The Dog Wizard. If you think you need a trainer.. you need THIS trainer! Seen him in action. Haven’t seen better in 29 years.


My Beagle Baxter, was not well behaved to say the least. Dog Wizard was recommended to me. I set up a meeting. He has several programs and I decided 7 day at his place was what I needed to get Baxter trained right. He came home today. WOW he is a different dog even as excited as he is to be home. I have had Baxter out in different situations and in my home. He has responded to my commands. I am so grateful to Matt at The Dog Wizard for training Baxter. I would and will highly recommend The Dog Wizard for anyone who wants their dog trained right.


We got a German Shepherd puppy for Christmas and had no idea what a handful she would be. We were to the point that we dreaded having her out of her kennel because she was so jumpy and biting and nipping at us and we didn’t know where to start to train her. We wanted a dog that could be a loving family dog that we could trust to be around small kids and a dog that would listen to us. We found Reagan Williams and called her and she was able to come out the next day and help us with our puppy. We chose to work with Reagan and we signed up for the two week program. Reagan took her home and started immediately working with her. She sent us videos daily and gave us updates and pictures. We were amazed at how well she worked with our puppy and how much our puppy retained from her. When Reagan brought her back to us it was like a totally different dog. I can’t wait to start working with her and for her to become our family pet. We will definitely use Reagan in the future for any other training needs we have. I loved knowing that our puppy was in Reagan’s home and she worked with her like our puppy was hers. She took her places and socialized her around other dogs and it was a wonderful experience for our puppy and for us! Thank you a Reagan!!


Trent is amazing! He was super accommodating and took our big dog Boyd over Thanksgiving holiday! Always gets back to you in a very timely manner. Boyd is so much more well behaved and still hasn’t lost his personality. We can truly enjoy him and really incorporate him into our family now without it being stressful! He made a world of difference for us! I would recommend Trent Steele and Dog Wizard to anyone and everyone with a dog!


To say I am pleased with the results of Marlie’s time with Trent is an understatement! She just completed the 14 day Jumpstart Premium program and is doing great! I highly recommend The Dog Wizard if you are struggling with potty training or behavior issues!


We had a great experience with this program. It really helped our Snowbelle overcome her “social awkwardness” and improve her leash skills! Thanks to Upbeat we are no longer concerned about taking Snowbelle out with us! Thank you for helping our sweet girl!


I have known Trent for many years. Trent is a great trainer and his passion to help people achieve their goals to live a happy well balanced life with their dogs unmatched. Trent is also a great teaching, very patient, and takes his time to make sure you understand and all of the training that your dog receives.


Trent was awesome with my dog Sawyer, is patient and awesome at what he does.


I’ve known Trent for several years, and no one is more passionate about their animals than him. His dogs are well rounded, skilled, and amazing!


If you have been frustrated with your dog learning the basics and beyond, look no further! I am so thankful for the guidance Paige has given me with our 9 month old mini-goldendoodle. The Dog Wizard Naples Team not only has the knowledge but they are truly passionate about helping you. Thank you Paige and Tony… Kooper and I are your biggest fans!


We were so fortunate to find Paige. When we were having a very tough time with our beautiful GSD, Paige was a godsend. Ilsa, is happy, attentive and loving! We can not thank Paige enough. Tony has spent time with Ilsa as well and both truly love what they do because they are so devoted. We are now going to have continual training because it’s not only good for Ilsa, but it’s great for us too. Instead of frustration we have FUN! If I could give 10 stars I would! Thank you Paige and Tony for sharing your talent! The BEST!


Trent, My wife & I just want to say thank you so much for all of your hard work on our Abbey. You came & picked up a hyper little just over 3 month old Goldendoddle that I thought I may have to return because of my back. You brought us a wonderful addition to are family. She is a very strong will little girl, but now she knows when I say sit she sits, when I say down she lays down.

You even taught her in three short weeks how to get up in a position on the steps or an outdoor chair so that I don’t have to bend over , & hurt my back to get her hooked up to her leash. I have told everyone that tells me what a great puppy I have at such a young age that it was all you & your hard work.

From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you.


Ian is an absolutely amazing dog trainer. My dog Arya had very severe dog and people agression. I was considering putting her down for her own safety when I met Ian. He spent the time working with her to make her more confident and obedient. She is now happily living in my home with 2 other dogs. Ian literally saved my dogs life. I cant say enough good about the quality of training that Ian provides.


Heather and her team did amazing work with my dog Levi. I used to hate walking him on a leash bc he would pull so hard the whole time and now he walks right next to me! that is just one example on how he’s changed for the better! Truly amazing!


Heather and her team did amazing work with my dog Levi. I used to hate walking him on a leash bc he would pull so hard the whole time and now he walks right next to me! that is just one example on how he’s changed for the better! Truly amazing!


My pup only joined me last year and he was very territorial. If I dropped a pen on the floor I had to be cautious retrieving it. But since coming home I’ve seen a world of difference. He’s an old dog and these are new tricks, but Ian has helped me learn a lot about how to continue the training my dog got with him over several weeks of the jump start board&train. Anyone who needs help, even with a 7 year old, 75 pound beast, should give Ian Gresh a try.


My pup only joined me last year and he was very territorial. If I dropped a pen on the floor I had to be cautious retrieving it. But since coming home I’ve seen a world of difference. He’s an old dog and these are new tricks, but Ian has helped me learn a lot about how to continue the training my dog got with him over several weeks of the jump start board&train. Anyone who needs help, even with a 7 year old, 75 pound beast, should give Ian Gresh a try.


Ian had worked with our Belgian Malinois. We honestly have to said he had done a phenomenal job with her!!!! We were pleased with the hard work that he had put into her. He is always available, whenever we have a question we will text him and he will respond back in a timely manner. Great place to get your dog trained. Thank you so much Ian for all your hard work!!!!!!


Milo (lab/hound mix) worked with trainer Erin for the 2 week jumpstart premium program and we have seen SUCH an improvement with him! He was impossible to take on walks, would go crazy if the doorbell rang or someone entered the house, and just had a lot of anxiety overall. I am happy to say Milo is a new dog after working with Erin! She went above and beyond to make sure all questions were answered and helped with whatever difficulties we were having. While his training is technically over, I know I can come to her in a week, 6 months, or a year to get us back on track if need be. I’ve learned consistency is key and I am so thankful for Erin and staff!


Choosing The Dog Wizard and working with Matt and Kirsten was the best decision we’ve made for our 2 year old French Bulldog, Teo. He spent 2 weeks with Team UpBeat and came back happy, more confident and so well trained to the basic commands. As I continue to work with Teo at home, Matt and Kirsten have supported us weekly with classes at home and out in public to work on Teo’s leash behavior. Highly recommended! They are like family now:)…and my Labrador will be going in soon for a refresher course. Both my dogs get so excited when they see the The Dog Wizard van park out front!:). 10/10 paws!


Trent worked with our shelter rescue, Rey. Rey had some significant issues that made her incapable of sharing our family space which is not what we wanted for our family or for Rey. She spent two weeks with Trent and I received daily updates with pictures and videos. I am so, so glad we did the training program. Rey is like a different dog. She knows how to please us now and it’s made her a happier dog and she has been living life with us since coming home—no more getting stuck outside or in the kennel. She of course has more work to do but we feel confident in how to help her progress. Trent clearly loves dogs and takes them everywhere with him. He is also very available for questions and concerns and made a special trip to our house to help me work through a behavior issue 24 hours after she came home. Trent understands that it’s not just the dogs that have to be trained-it’s the owners too! He also worked with my 6 year old daughter to help her feel safe and confident with Rey. I’d do this program again in a heartbeat!!!


Joris is honestly the best! If it weren’t for him my 4 month old German Shepard would be a mess! He  is helping me train him one session at a time and believe me you would notice the difference. Thank you so much.

– Karla S.

My husband and I have an Australian Cattledog who is sweet, good natured and beautiful. He was reasonably well behaved before our encounter with Joris. Now we can add “very well”  in front of that. The new information from Joris makes Ares a better dog and us better parents. I have the highest regard for Joris. The results speak for themselves.

– Jean D.

When we first met Joris, we were shocked, he came in the house our dogs almost attacked him but instead of being impressed he started to play with our dogs, they interacted with him like they never did with us. Joris was brutally honest and he said things we didn’t want to hear. At first he didn’t want to work with us, he left the check on the table. When we asked him what to do he said that we needed to change, we needed to start educating our Rottweiler and German Shephard instead of spoiling them and being slaves of our own dogs.  Contacting Joris was the best decision we made, he was worth every single dollar.

– Peter M.

I have been taking my pit mix to Joris  for almost  1 year. She was very dog aggressive and difficult to take on a walk. I was pretty desperate. Joris showed me how to work with food and made me understanding operant conditioning. No surprise, a lot of it was training me! Joris is amazing. He is very knowledgeable and is able to share that with those who want to listen and learn.

– Stephanie D.

We have used Joris for both training ( we have four dogs) and boarding. He is reliable and trustworthy. Your dogs will be played with, cared for and kept safe. If it’s training you are interested in; you will not be disappointed. His many years of experience will provide both you and your dog a positive experience with lasting results.

I highly recommend Joris…. experience with lasting results.

– Cindy F.

I have two beagles, a 14yr old male and a 2 yr old female. When we first got our puppy our older dog showed a lot of aggression, I called Joris in a panic! He quickly taught the entire family how to read the signals between the dogs to avoid aggression and helped train the puppy to focus and be more calm. He also helped us with potty training, leash & crate training. Joris is incredibly professional and is dedicated to the animals he cares for.

– Cheri H.