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The Dog Knowledge

Founded 2008 • With Angi since September 2011

4.6

(17) Verified Reviews

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Description

The Dog Knowledge, a 2 acre dog training facility located in the heart of Charlotte off Wendover Road offers training, agility, competitions, daycare and boarding where dogs sleepover in cottages rather than cages or kennels. ********** Staffed by trainers who are certified dog behaviorist, we work with you and your dog in our inviting training center or chat with you in our comfortable social lounge, never tiring of talking "dog," helping people understand how their dog perceives the world. No silly dog cartoons, dogs in ridiculous outfits or catchy dog phrases. We take the life, health, and happiness of dogs very seriously. Because we believe there is so much more than just walking your dog. ********** Studies have proven that as our population density grows, leash laws enforced, more confinement, less exercise, little socialization and almost no mental stimulation results in a whole new population of dogs that are out of control. That’s given rise to Hollywood shows, dog whisperers and in my opinion the dreaded quick fix, the electronic collar. ********** Armed with this knowledge, every aspect of The Dog Knowledge facility has been designed to minimize stress and recreate the same comfortable atmosphere a dog would feel at home. Fences and barriers have been kept to a minimum and cottages simulate a homey atmosphere with flat screen TV’s heat and air-conditioning, elevated place beds and windows to peek through to see who is coming to play. ********** The Dog Knowledge approaches every aspect of getting to know your dog as an important step into training your dog to be the best dog possible. The dog you have always wanted to own....

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5.0

09/24/2018

This place is the real deal. They know the science behind dog behavior and understanding that repetition, consistency, and reward are key to having a knowledgable dog. Dog behavior science says it take 4 weeks for commands to become habit so TDK insists on that stay length rather than a short cut time period or worse - poorly executed shock training. The price is very reasonable for 4 weeks with a...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
4 week obedience training for 2 dogs

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5.0

03/04/2016

We sent our 1 year old black lab there for their 4 week training program. We were not allowed to visit her (that was fine with me) and they use mainly positive reinforcement to train her. THEY ARE FABULOUS!!! Our once hyper-jump-all-over-you-always-barking puppy is now a pleasure to be around. She sits, goes down, heels, and places on command.  They also schedule an in-home assessment that is incl...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
They trained my dog.

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3.0

06/24/2015

The training portion of my experience with TDK went well.  Jeff was the main trainer and he has a passion for training dogs and training the owners.  He was fantastic!! Asst trainers Kat and Lisa were great too.  They assisted with teaching the dogs some tricks to keep their brains active and providing a way for the dogs to "work" for their owners in a way fun.  Both my dogs learned a lot from the...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I sent 1 dog to The Dog Knowledge (TDK) for a month of training "at the facility" and followed up with the 2nd dog for 2 weeks of "at the facility" training.  Also, used TDK for doggie day care aseveral times.     

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SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

[Member name removed] is exactly right. On the Saturday that she was referring to we had 2 employees phone in sick. We immediately sent in replacements but there were a couple of hours that we were short handed. Regarding her comment about fired employees, our office manager of many years was recruited by Whole Foods and the offer that they made her was simply too good for her to pass up. The othe...
5.0

09/05/2014

I rescued a dog that had been physically abused and then abandoned.  Struggling on her own for survival created some food and toy possession issues when she got around other dogs.  I called several dog training facilities seeking help, and The Dog Knowledge was the only place where my call didn't go straight to a voice mail system.  After talking extensively with Debbie, we agreed that my dog woul...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The Dog Knowledge is THE BEST place for dogs to play, train and board.

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5.0

03/07/2014

They were excellent!  I can't say enough good things.  Their trainers are amazing.  The "before and after" snapshot of my pups is remarkable! They have a wide variety of programs, and they're worth every penny.  Finding someone this reputable is not easy in my area.  The conditions in which the animals live are very nice -- I would be fine living there!  They come out to your house to follow up on...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
I used them to train my two pocketpit/lab mix puppies in a 6-week course.

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Services Offered

SERVICES INCLUDE: Basic & Advanced Obedience (TRAINING OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS) Agility Classes & Seminars People/Pup Treadmills Competitive Meets & Challenges Temperament Evaluations Puppy Selection Service Dog Training & Certification Therapy Dog Training & Certification Search & Rescue Article Search Scent Detection Clicker (99 amazing tricks) Pet Sitting Doggy Day Care/Boarding Canine Boot Camp Training Personal Protection Dogs

Services Not Offered

There is nothing, absolutely nothing that we can't train your dog to do. All it takes is love, consistency, clear communication and a lot of hard work!!!!!

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Emergency Service
Yes
Warranties
Yes