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Local Pet Trainers and Training Classes

When selecting a trainer, it is recommended that you use a trainer that uses only positive, gentle, reward-based techniques.  A trainer that is certified by APBT (Association of Pet Dog Trainers) or CCPBT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers) will be schooled in these techniques.  The following is a list of area trainers recommended with the above specifications in mind.

Wake County SPCA
Molly Stone (staff behavior expert, in-home training for dogs and cats)

mstone@spcawake.org
919-772-2326, ext. 2096

Family Paws
(in-home consults for training and behavior; expertise in dogs and children - dog and baby/children classes in N. Raleigh)
Jen Shryock CDBC
www.familypaws.com
info@familypaws.com
919-961-1608

In Good Hands
(in-home training, dog walking)
Chris O'Connor
www.ingoodhandsdogwalking.com
cogoldens@gmail.com
919-942-0629

Paws4Ever
(private and group lessons in Mebane)
Julie Jenkins
www.paws4ever.org/train
Julie@paws4ever.org
919-304-2300, ext. 102

Paws in Hand Dog Training
(in-home training; group classes and doggie day school training in Chapel Hill)
Barbara Long, CPDT-KA
BarbaraLong815@msn.com
919-923-5607

Pet Behavior Help
(classes or individual training at Chapel Hill/Durham locations)
Lisa Brockmeier, Amanda Stipe
www.petbehaviorhelp.com
919-270-2010

Topline K9 Solutions
(
in home training: group and individual classes in Raleigh)
Sylvie Pleasant
www.toplineK9obediance.com
(919) 714-9846

Puppy Classes
(central Durham location, morning classes)
Clare Reece-Gore, APDT
crg@mindspring.com
919-724-7090
Linda Tilley
919-528-1629

Cheery Dogs
(in home training, group classes)
Jane Marshall CPDT-KA
Cheerydogs.com
(919) 929-9115