How We Train

At All Dogs Allowed, our trainers utilize positive reinforcement based training methods! Reinforcement based training builds bonds, establishes mutual trust, and helps dogs become more confident. This method is backed by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and you can read more about this in their Position Statement on Humane Dog Training.

We use a wide variety of motivators to help your dog be successful in training! Some of the most popular motivators are food, treats, toys, praise, and play – but anything your dog enjoys can work as a reward!

No, but if you are using one and would like to transition off of it we can help!

Success in training depends on many factors such as your dog’s personality, individual needs, genetic makeup, early life experiences, and commitment to the training process.

Working with a professional dog trainer increases your chances of improving your life with your dog, but since we are working with living, breathing beings with minds of their own, nobody can 100% guarantee success in training. 

What we can guarantee is this: we will give you all of the tools, skills, and support we believe you need for success!

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What To Expect

Our group classes and day training take place at our facility in Cary, NC. Our private training sessions take place across most of the Triangle Area, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Holly Springs, Apex, Morrisville, and Fuquay Varina.

We encourage the entire household to be involved in training! To maintain an environment conducive to learning for everyone, we do ask that when kids attend classes they stay at your station.

Rolling admission classes do not take place in a specific order or sequence – as long as there is an opening, you can enroll at any time! You sign up for a set number of classes and may attend as your schedule allows within the allotted time period.

Curriculum classes follow an outline, with weekly homework emails after each class. These have a set schedule, with a specific start and end date.

Your puppy can start coming to class as early as eight weeks old, after their first set of vaccinations! We have a variety of puppy classes designed for each developmental stage, so you can get started with training right away!

Early life experiences and socialization can help set your puppy up for lifelong success! To read more about this, check out the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behaviorists Puppy Socialization Position Statement.

We require that your dog has the core vaccines appropriate for their age group before starting training. In addition to the core vaccines, all dogs are required to have an updated Bordatella vaccine, and we strongly recommend the Canine Influenza vaccine as well.

Yes! We would be happy to arrange a time to meet with you at our center and show you around. Please fill in our Contact Us form to speak to a trainer and set up an appointment.