Dog training isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. At Train Pro Dogs, we provide you and your dog relationship-based training tailored to your unique needs. We know your dog has to respond and listen to YOU – not just a trainer. Whether you choose group classes, private lessons or a board & train program, we ensure you, the human, gain the knowledge and ability to nurture a long-term, solid relationship with your dog that yields long-term sustainable results.
Train Pro Dogs has been serving the Sarasota Bradenton area for more than a decade.
Train Pro Dogs Training House offers a perfect mix of a professional training space and loving home. Dogs learn better in an environment similar to where they live versus a concrete kennel. Our trainers live on site which allows for the best atmosphere for learning. Call us to schedule a free house tour or an evaluation and see why Train Pro Dogs has more than 500 five-star reviews and has been voted “Best Pet Trainer” four years in a row!
Our services include group classes, private lessons, and a popular board-and-train program. We prefer puppies to be at least ten weeks of age and no dog is too old. We address behaviors such as reactivity, leash pulling, counter surfing, excessive barking, jumping up, house-breaking, reliable recalls (on and off-leash), confidence building, and separation anxiety. Our programs are designed to instill good habits early on, preventing the development of bad habits.
As balanced trainers, our unique training philosophy involves converting obedience commands into “working jobs,” which taps into dogs’ natural drive and intelligence. We create a training atmosphere where dogs get to work for their humans. We avoid treat-based luring and authoritarian approaches, instead fostering a highly positive environment where dogs enjoy learning. Our training is tailored to address specific behaviors and needs, utilizing evidence-based methods with verbal and physical praise.
The board and train program is our most popular offering, including two weeks of intensive training at a real home, followed by six months of post-boarding support. Dogs live with our professional staff, receiving daily training, socialization, and field trips. The training program also focuses on teaching and proofing new skills including a comprehensive transition process to ensure owners are confident in maintaining the training at home. Our human training begins during the program’s second week. Take-home lessons are given when the dogs go home so that the humans feel confident taking the leash in maintaining the dog’s new awesome behaviors! Post-program support then includes advanced weekly obedience classes and unlimited one-on-one help as needed for a full six months.
We get it! Boarding programs are not right for everyone. Private lessons or group classes can be great options.
Consistency is crucial in our training approach, so your dog will primarily work with one dedicated trainer. However, occasional involvement of other trainers may occur to provide a well-rounded social experience.
We do not operate in a traditional kennel facility but in a comfortable single-family home with professional dog trainers that live on-site. Years of research have proven that dogs learn best in an environment similar to where they live. The property features an acre and a half of fenced land, seven different socialization and training yards, and a full agility course. The converted garage, known as the Den, provides kennel space for board-and-train dogs, offering a more home-like environment than typical boarding facilities.