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Dog As A Second Language

Founded 2010 • With Angi since May 2013


(9) Verified Reviews

Animal Boarding Kennels
Animal Training


Located in beautiful Weddington, DSL provides dogs both indoor and outdoor air-conditioned areas for dogs of all sizes and temperaments....

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Insured - Bonded - Licensed Certified PetSaver CPR & First Aid We are professionals who provide lots of love and care for your animals in your home or ours. All pet sitters are carefully screened with a background check, reference checks and observed for how well they interact with pets. Your home is secure because we do not disclose you are away. We drive unmarked cars and don't reveal our identity to others while on walks. All keys are coded and securely locked away. We visit you for free with our initial consultation, at no risk and no obligation. Competitive rates are $21.00 per 30 minute visit for up to 4 pets. Serving all Mecklenburg County and surrounding areas.  

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Ralph the dog is beginning week 4 of 5 total. I will visit him soon to learn the commands to reinforce his training long term. I would recommend "Dogs as a second language" or DSL for short.

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They provide a 5 week intense boot camp to help dog better behave

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DASL is the only place my wife lets us board her dogs. They are very nice people to deal with, They seem so caring towards all the dogs there. The folks really love dogs! It is nice they post pictures on their Facebook page. Helps the anxiety on her part!

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Alfredo is a gifted trainer. He is amazing. I used to have so much trouble trying to get Emma to do anything that I wanted her to do. Within minutes I learned how to communicate instructions to her and she followed them. It used to be so frustrating walking her and I was always afraid that she would unintentionally hurt me. She is like a new dog now. The day after training she was a little unsure ...

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I had paid $300 for dog training in the past and it didn't help me control my 96 lb. Golden Retriever. She would see something interesting and take off running. She has dragged me many times, tore my rotator cuff, and cracked a rib. She is so friendly and loving that I would never give her away. I knew I needed to try training again. Alfredo is amazing. I saw at his free evaluation that he is special. My neighbor commented that he was just like Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer. Alfredo come to my house and the first thing that I learned was that I had the correct collar but it was fitted wrong.that made a huge difference in walking her. He took me outside and showed me how to hold the leash and walk her. When it was my turn to do what he showed me, I couldn't believe that she walked right next to me! We went to the walking trail near my home and he taught me what to do when she saw distractions. I was able to stop her from dragging me e to people, children, and other dogs. Emma is three years old and this is the first time that I have had any control over her. Alfredo taught me commands and ways to move the leash to instruct her. It was all amazing. Emma had no problem understanding what I wanted her to do. When the hour was almost finished, Alfredo showed me how to handle her when she was going to the bathroom so that she would not pull me. He suggested some things to do with her at home to reinforce what he had taught her. I walk her now and it is a pleasure. I don't have to panic whoever she sees children playing with a ball. I can stop her from taking off and dragging me as. she has done many times. I honestly feel like I have a new dog. My neighbors have seen me walking her and their mouths drop open. They cannot believe how well she is listening to me and behaving. They cannot believe that she has only had one lesson. Me too. Alfredo is an amazing trainer. I can't wait until the next class!

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These folks are just amazing with dogs! It's great to feel like I can trust a facility with my dog for a day (or night, as they do boarding also) and not worry! The price is fantastic and our pup came home SO happy and SO tired from all the playtime! Even better - you can check out the pic's of the place on Facebook, and each day they post the 'pictures of the pack' so you can see your pup's at pl...

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Doggie Day-Care

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Thank you for your kind words! We absolutely loved spending time with Jasmine! Also, thank you for the recommendation; we plan on laying gravel down this summer! We are always looking for ways to improve so we welcome any advice you may have on how to improve the client experience.


We love sending our dog to DSL for boarding when we are away on trips! When we moved to the Charlotte area this past summer, we were concerned about finding a boarding place for our nervous/apprehensive dog. However, DSL has put our minds at ease. Our dog has been excited when we drop her off at DSL and the pictures they post of "the dog pack" on Facebook show us how happy our dog is when she is s...

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Provided dog boarding/daycare.

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    Dog boarding, dog daycare & dog training.

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