New to All Dogs Allowed?

Whatever you’re looking for, find it at All Dogs Allowed – from puppy classes to foundations for older dogs, from achieving your AKC titles to finding a place for you and your dog to have fun – we have something for everyone! We accommodate puppies, ‘social butterflies’, dogs in need of space or special needs, and more! We have worked with many breeds and have no restrictions or prejudices. No matter the shape, size, age, or temperament – your dog is welcome here… and so are you!

Wherever you are in your training, All Dogs Allowed can help you get to the next level of understanding and success with your dog. In our Classes and Private Training, we cover every learning style. To start, we verbally cover our training techniques and why they are effective. Then, we visually show you the training exercises and answer any questions you might have. Once you feel comfortable, we will have you physically do the training yourself and will be there to help you troubleshoot every step of the way. Lastly, after each session we will send you an email with written descriptions of your exercises and training plan. This ensures that you don’t just get results in the moment but understand how you got them, how to get them again, and how to apply them to other behaviors. However you learn best, we’ve got you covered!

Not sure what program or class would be best for you?  Every dog is unique and their training should be too! If you’re interested in a Group Class or Private Training Program, please read the overviews and FAQs below. You can also fill out a Contact Us form and one of our trainers will be in touch to help.

Group Classes

With the variety of Group Classes we offer, we have something for everyone! To keep our Group Classes small, we max out at six teams (you and your dog). Our clients enjoy the curriculums as well as the price point. Classes we offer include:

Private Training

Private training is a great option to work on specific skills and/or problem behaviors with your dog. Skills and behaviors we can help with include:

  • On-leash reactivity – barking and lunging at others
  • Basic manners and obedience
  • Helping your dog feel comfortable at the vet
  • Excessive barking
  • Confinement distress
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Resource guarding
  • Fearfulness of people or dogs
  • Aggression

We can schedule your training sessions at our facility, a local park, or your home. While other trainers schedule weekly sessions to push you through your program as fast as they can, we will schedule based on your dog’s progress and be with you every step of the way. We coach you to be successful without us, long after your program ends.

Other Services
  • Seminars & Events
  • Rescue Partnerships
  • Online Training Services
  • And so much more

Frequently Asked Questions

If you haven’t emailed us or spoken to one of our trainers already, please read through our Getting Started Page. Whenever possible, we’d prefer for you to read over this page before purchasing a group class or private training program so you can understand more about how our programs work, what behaviors each program is geared towards solving, and the details of each program. If you have any questions, you can also fill out a contact form or schedule a phone consultation with us through our Contact Us page.

We pride ourselves in being positive reinforcement trainers!
Positive Reinforcement training is a style of training in which something is added to increase the likelihood of a behavior happening again. When our dogs do something we like, we present a reinforcer – such as food, a game, or a toy. Dogs will then more readily offer asked behavior to get the reinforcement.
For us, training isn’t just about achieving the finished behavior. Building bonds, establishing mutual trust/respect, and helping dogs become more confident & creative are all equally as important to us as the cues and commands we teach them.
Positive reinforcement training is only part of a much larger conversation about science-based behavioral training. With positive reinforcement, we are ADDING a reward to INCREASE the probability that a behavior will be repeated.
Here is a great article with a small diagram that explains the differences between reinforcement vs punishment training:
We prefer to use positive reinforcement training because it is the most effective way to teach a new behavior and it makes for a more pleasant experience for all learners (dog owner and dog).

Dog Trainer: Unfortunately there are no national regulations when it comes to who can call themselves a dog trainer and who can’t. Dog trainers are able to help train new behaviors and help stop common unwanted behaviors.

Behavior Specialist: A behavioral trainer tends to have more advanced education and certification. They can start to help with cases that need more intense behavior modification, such as leash reactivity, separation anxiety, and lower level aggression cases.

Behaviorist: These specialists will have a masters or phd in animal behavior and many are also certified vets. They can prescribe medications that may help change behavior alongside intense behavior modification training. Many Behavior specialists and Behaviorists work closely together.

If you are unsure which dog professional would be suited for the training you and your dog need, please fill in our contact us form so we can help point you in the right direction.

Yes! Our trainers have a range of certifications, from 6-month intensive study programs to bachelors of science. All Dogs Allowed believes strongly in the need for continued education and help provide support to ensure all of our trainers are up to date on the industry standards.

Yes! Food is a primary motivator for all living beings and is a wonderful source of reinforcement. We also teach how to not solely rely on food as your dog becomes more proficient in their training.

That’s ok! We also teach clients about several different types of reinforcement to help motivate your dog without needing food.

To start, usually something soft and chewy that can easily be broken/split into much smaller pieces is ideal. Most treats that are marketed as “training treats” will meet that criteria. However, you can use a variety of different dog-safe foods such as cheese or deli meat. We recommend bringing two types of treats to class with you; this will help you to determine which treat your dog might like best and prevent something called “treat fatigue.”

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

Since we are working with living, breathing beings with minds of their own, we cannot 100% guarantee success in training. What we can guarantee is this: we guarantee that we will give you everything you need for success. Success in training includes many factors outside of our control such as, your dog’s personality and needs, genetic breed traits or missed critical developmental windows. Working with a professional dog trainer increases your chances of improving your life with your dog, but there are some behaviors that cannot be removed from your dog – only controlled.

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We encourage the entire household to be involved in training their new pet. If your child is able to sit quietly for an hour of class, they are more than welcome to attend with you and your dog. There is a lot of material covered in each class and may be difficult for some children to sit through.

Your puppy can start coming to class as early as eight weeks old! We have multiple puppy classes to get your dog started with training right away! Check our puppy classes here!

You can check out our group classes here, and learn more about our private training options here.

Yes! You can either call us directly at 919-451-4495 or schedule a phone call here.

No, but we are able to help you find the right vet behaviorist.

Yes! We will happily 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

Yes! We do allow people to attend a trial class to make sure it is the best option for them and their dog whenever possible.

We believe training your dog shouldn’t be hindered by your financial situation. While we can’t give out free training to everyone, we will do our best to work with you personally to find a solution that works for you.