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Find a Professional Dog Trainer Near Me

We have more than 4300 prescreened professional dog trainers worldwide. Outside of the U.S. use our Advanced Search option. Looking for a dog trainer in your area for private lessons? Looking for a group dog obedience class near you? Looking for an experienced and certified puppy trainer? You’re in the right place. Get professional dog training help near you now. Enter your zip code and radius for your search.

Professional Dog Trainers and Dog Behavior Consultants Who Meet the Highest Standards

All the dog trainers in your area on this site are LIMA-compliant. LIMA stands for Least Instrusive, Minimally Aversive. This means the dog trainer or behavior consultant you find here uses smart, positive reinforcement methods and no fear or pain in training. That’s peace of mind you can count on.

Specialized Training for My Dog or Puppy

Once you enter your zip code and radius, you’ll see a list of nearby dog trainers and local puppy trainers. Many APDT trainers focus on different genres of training including puppy classes, dog sports/competition training, search and rescue or service dog work. Each trainer has a profile listing the services they offer including a link to their website. As a pet owner, if you’re looking for group dog obedience classes or puppy socialization classes, you’ll find them here.

How to Choose a Dog Trainer Near Me

Dog training has rapidly evolved over the past few decades and it can be confusing for a dog owner new to training to figure out how to hire a professional dog trainer. The APDT has compiled a whole section for pet owners on how to interview and find the right trainer and how to understand basic training information such as methodology, equipment used, certifications and more. Click here (https://apdt.com/resource-center/how-to-choose-a-dog-trainer/) to review information on these resources.

Each of our trainers are also LIMA-compliant, using only Least Instrusive, Minimally Aversive methods in training. No pain, discomfort, fear, or shock. Click here (apdt.com/about/about-lima/) to learn more about LIMA.

APDT Member Professional Dog Trainers

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is proud to be an industry-leading association for trainers to network with each other, provide educational opportunities, and grow professionally within the dog training and behavior profession.

Responsible and Ethical, Professional Dog Trainers

Our members are committed to providing you the best education in a positive reinforcement dog training while earning and maintaining your trust. We know how important your dog is to you. Each of the trainers listed here signs and adheres to our professional code of ethics. We set high standards for our members so you and your dog get the best care possible. Read our Code of Ethics (https://apdt.com/about/code-professional-ethics/?highlight=code%20of%20professional%20ethics).

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Use this search function above. Enter your zip code and search radius to find a professional dog trainer near you. If you need additional help or have questions about this site please call us. We are here to help.

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