Leading your canine to be the dog of your dreams

Services Provided

Group Training Classes


   Group Classes are a great way to teach your dog basic obedience and basic manners. 

The purpose of these programs is to educate the humans on the fundamentals of pet dog

behavior and care so that you can communicate clearly with your pet.  We can help you

to develop a strong, mutually respectful life long relationship between you and your pup. 

An advantage to group classes is to get your dog to behave well around other dogs and strangers.

   Assorted group classes are offered with the Town of Cary, Town of Apex and City of Raleigh. 

As well we partner with two local veterinarians and offer classes on their premises, one in

Fuquay Varina and one in Cary.  We currently offer Puppy Kindergarten, Basic Obedience 101,

Advanced Obedience, Public Manners (weekly walks in public places), Manners Off Leash,

and Pet Therapy. 

For detailed class descriptions visit the Class Schedule page.

Group Classes are either 4, 5 or 6 weeks long.  The prices range from $110 to $131.


See the Class Schedule page for detailed descriptions and current schedule. 

Not sure which class is right for you...... please call 919-414-6181 or email  info@dreamdogsnc.com 


Private Training

Private Consult

      A private one time consult in your home, the dogs normal environment, allows for quick learning and progress.  This type of service is ideal for dogs who are basically well behaved but have a specific issue or two that needs attention to restore harmony to your home.Some things we have worked on in the past are ill mannered pups at the front door,  not eliminating outdoors consistently,  having  "pack" issues with siblings,  pulling on the leash, or are jumping on guests.   This service is also perfect for the first time dog owner, a family acquiring a new dog from a rescue organization or someone adopting a puppy who wants to get started on the right foot.

$125 per 90 minutes (consultant travel time included). Weekdays, weeknights and weekends available.
For private consults please call 919-414-6181 or email  info@dreamdogsnc.com    

Private Lessons

      A private training program can be set up just for your family and your pup.  Typically we do 4 one hour sessions in your home and teach you how to work with your dog in your environment.  The dog improves their manners and you learn how to communicate clearly with your companion.  This is frequently the choice for new puppy owners, new adoptions, or introducing a new dog to a home that already has a dog.  We schedule each session at your convenience.

4 one hour sessions $300 ,  Weekdays, weeknights and weekends available.

6 one hour sessions $450 ,  Weekdays, weeknights and weekends available.
For private consults please call 919-414-6181 or email info@dreamdogsnc.com  

Board and Train (our version of "bootcamp for your pup") 

Do you want your dog trained but don't have the time to do it yourself?  Do you wish your dog would behave better around the house and around other dogs?  Going out of town for a few weeks?  Why not leave your pup for training!  This is for the dog owner who is too busy to properly socialize a puppy or a rescue dog or a family going on vacation that wants the dog to have a crash course in training while they are away.  If this sounds like your life, then this is a good option for your dog.

This training option is when you pay the trainer to do the work for you.  The  amount of training that can be completed is totally dependent on how long we have your dog with us. It is totally customized specific to your wishes and needs but can include:

1. Obedience; Sit Stay, Down Stay, Come when Called, Heel (Walk without Pulling) and Paying Attention to you even with Distractions.

2. Breaking Bad Habits; Jumping-up, Excess Barking, Running through the Door Without Permission, Digging and Chewing.

3. Instilling Good Manners; "Go to Your Place", "Back Away", "Excuse Me", Waiting at Doors, Sitting for Dinner.

4. Socialization; He/She will learn how to socialize properly and have good manners with other people and dogs.

5. Specific issues resolved for your dog.


Your dog will stay in the trainer's home (a house and a yard), not a kennel.  When the training is finished, you will receive a lesson on how to handle your dog and what he responds to, so you can continue his/her training.  You will also be welcome to call me at any time after the lesson if you have any problems or questions.  This option includes your attendance in a group class after the board and train at no cost to you plus as many sessions of our Public Manners (walking in public) class as you wish to attend.

The cost for this service is $700 each week or $110 a day for shorter stays.

For in home training please call 919-414-6181 or email  info@dreamdogsnc.com