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Off Leash Dog Training provides training for all breeds of dogs

About Off Leash Dog Training

Off Leash Dog Training ®  We are The dog trainers who created Train as You Live ® concept.  You already know Teaching a dog “Come!” “Sit!” “Shake!” Roll over, is easy. We specializing integrating your dog in to your life as is.

Our Train as You Live™ philosophy is to guide your dog to obey your rules and boundaries in all aspects of your daily life, while keeping their fun-loving, goofy personality in tact.

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Ultimate Off Leash Dog Training®

After your training you will be able to confidently take your dog with you wherever you go. With the Ultimate Training program you’ll receive private 1-on-1 lessons, as well as group classes to work on all parts of your human-dog relationship. During the first phase of training, 1-on-1 Private…

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All inclusive JumpStart Training

If you live a fast paced lifestyle, let one of our skilled trainers do all the work for you. We offer “Basic” and “Advanced” JumpStart™ programs where your dog will stay with us at our state-of-the-art facility in Charlotte and be trained by our highly skilled Off Leash Dog Training™ certified trainers…

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Trained Dogs For Sale

Are you looking for your next best dog? We can help! We work with many rescue organizations as well as breeders to help you find the perfect match for your family. Just think, you will take home a well behaved pup, trained completely off leash. Don’t worry we will teach you some things too…

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Our Testimonials

Here is a quick note thanking you for your unbelievable work in helping me train my dog. 1.5yr Vizsla super-charged pup, Diego. Prior to your program, Diego was an unruly beast who mistakenly thought he was the alpha. He’d bark at strangers, jump on visitors, steal food off the counter. Worst yet, he was becoming increasingly more unreliable with the most important of commands “Come!”, and I was worried about his safety. Diego was frequently earning his nickname Diablo. Our hikes were decreasing in frequency and length because “Diablo” was... Read More

Here is a quick note thanking you for your unbelievable work in helping me train my dog. 1.5yr Vizsla super-charged pup, Diego. Prior to your program, Diego was an unruly beast who mistakenly thought he was the alpha. He’d bark at strangers, jump on visitors, steal food off the counter. Worst yet, he was becoming increasingly more unreliable with the most important of commands “Come!”, and I was worried about his safety. Diego was frequently earning his nickname Diablo. Our hikes were decreasing in frequency and length because “Diablo” was pulling heavily on-leash, despite having an easy leader/halti that would eventually rub his snout raw (literally on long hikes…). With an increasing adolescent storm of misbehavior, I realized that I needed to do something or I’d never have the kind of relationship I wanted with my dog – an obedient, well mannered, and reliable off leash dog that I could show off to visitors, and not wince with anticipation of what he was going to do next. In only three 1-hour sessions, what you did with Diego is nothing short of amazing. Diego is now coming when called without fail, sitting patiently when friends come to visit, has stopped nuisance barking, stopped jumping on people, and is now UNLEASHED!! I can now safely enjoy walks with Diego OFF LEASH, and no longer worry that he won’t come when called. The weight off my shoulders is indescribable. Unless your dogs are there, I now have the best behaved dog at the dog park! Your program makes large claims, but certainly over-delivers. Thank you for bringing out the potential that lied within my dog. I’m working towards having the perfect companion and a relationship with my dog I didn’t think was possible.

Regards,
Bryan Shugg and Diego the Vizsla- Charlotte NC

Bryan
Diego / Barking

This is a long overdue thank you, but Turk, You have changed my life.(And Cash’s) I was almost to the point of trying to find Cash a new home, when I took a gamble on another training method. I figured since the PetSmart “training” did NOTHING but waste $200 for me and Cash, this would be a similar experience. Boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong! After the first lesson, Cash was already easier to deal with. I actually started running my house instead of Cash! He never used to... Read More

This is a long overdue thank you, but Turk, You have changed my life.(And Cash’s) I was almost to the point of trying to find Cash a new home, when I took a gamble on another training method. I figured since the PetSmart “training” did NOTHING but waste $200 for me and Cash, this would be a similar experience. Boy, I couldn’t have been more wrong! After the first lesson, Cash was already easier to deal with. I actually started running my house instead of Cash! He never used to be a welcome guest when I would go to my parent’s or friend’s house. Now, Cash gets invited and I can tag along! He and I are living such a happy life together now. I can take him anywhere, and be totally comfortable that he won’t do anything out of line. It is just life altering. I get stopped all the time by people in the neighborhood asking how I got my dog to be so respectful and mindful! I brag and gloat and show Cash off all the time, and just couldn’t be happier. He even holds his head higher!
It seems like a really big investment, but if I had known how everyone’s life would change for the better with Cash, I would have gladly paid triple! Thank you Turk, for encouraging me that Cash could be like your dog 7 with a little work! I never would have believed it. You are a savior!

Eternally grateful-
Katie and Cash Burton

Katie
Cash / Does Not Listen

Thank you so much for “showing us the light.” In the few short weeks you spent with us and Riley it was amazing watching her transform from Mrs. Hyde to Dr. Jekyll.

Before meeting you our dog was a mess: an uncontrolled, hyperactive, head-of-the-house, on top of the world 1 _ year old Weim. Running her 2 miles a day and taking her on multiple walks was just not enough to calm her down and get her to act the way we always envisioned the perfect dog to act. From jumping... Read More

Thank you so much for “showing us the light.” In the few short weeks you spent with us and Riley it was amazing watching her transform from Mrs. Hyde to Dr. Jekyll.

Before meeting you our dog was a mess: an uncontrolled, hyperactive, head-of-the-house, on top of the world 1 _ year old Weim. Running her 2 miles a day and taking her on multiple walks was just not enough to calm her down and get her to act the way we always envisioned the perfect dog to act. From jumping on and “attacking” any visitors with excitement to dragging my poor wife to the ground during walks, our dog was terrible. When taking her into any pet store in Charlotte, Riley would constantly jump on us, other customers and knock everything over in excitement. The final straw was getting a call from Emily one morning after Riley had once again had her way with her during their walk, dragging her for miles and not responding to any type of command, we decided it was time for professional dog training.
Now, we have honestly had people comment when passing by about how they wish their dog could be as calm and obedient as ours. Riley now controls her excitement when meeting new people and has not jumped on anyone since the first lesson. We no longer have to walk her on a leash and she can now play freely, unleashed, and responds to any of our commands no matter what the distraction maybe. It’s a great feeling and a true testament to the job you have done in working with us.With your help, the quality of all our lives has been improved. We cannot say thank you enough and are truly grateful to now have such a well behaved dog.

Thanks Turk! Michael & Emily Magee

The Magees
Riley / Does Not Listen
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