We are committed to providing well-rounded, high-quality training for dog owners.
A well-trained dog is able to communicate and function in your home and around others. At Dogs By Andy, we believe training is about function, control and prevention.
Our Training Guarantee
At Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, our training guarantee is that you will be 100% satisfied with your dog’s behavior. All of our training is covered for the life of your dog, and should the dog regress, we will conduct remedial training in our kennel at no cost to you.
Dogs By Andy K-9 Services guarantees that all dogs will be trained in a professional manner by full-time dog trainers. We teach basic commands that are necessary functions for your dog’s safety and the well-being of people and other animals. Commands are important at all times for a variety of reasons, and if your dog is well-trained, you have the control, and that is important if you are a responsible dog owner.
Dogs By Andy K-9 Services offers free evaluations to see what kind of training is best for you and your dog. Please give us a call to schedule your evaluation. Evaluation appointments are available every day, Monday through Saturday. Because Saturday is our busiest day, we do require a refundable deposit to hold your time for a Saturday evaluation.
The Dogs By Andy Family
The price for our courses includes lifetime membership to the Dogs by Andy Family. This membership is for the life of your dog and provides remedial training in our kennels should your dog regress. Family membership also includes annual events with other Dogs By Andy Family members, as well as receiving a discount on boarding in our kennels.
At Dogs By Andy K-9 Services, we are committed to providing well-rounded, high-quality training for dog owners in Mooresville, North Carolina. Please give us a call if you are interested in learning more about our training options and when you can begin our next course. We look forward to welcoming you to the family!
Prices subject to change without notice.
Teaching Necessary Functions
We teach basic commands that are necessary functions for your dog’s safety and the well-being of people and other animals. Commands are important at all times for a variety of reasons. If your dog is well trained, you have the control and that is important if you are a responsible dog owner.
A well trained dog is also able to communicate and function in your home and around others. Training is about function, control and prevention.
Consider the following: A well-trained dog always responds to a command — not just some of the time or part of the time. Why is this important?
- A dog cannot SIT and jump on a person at the same time.
- A dog cannot SIT and STAY and run out the door into traffic at the same time.
- A dog that obeys the HEEL command will not pull you down the street.
- A dog that responds to DOWN and STAY can enjoy being in the room with you without interfering with your mealtime or guests.
- A dog that COMES WHEN CALLED is not going to have to be chased.
Environmental Issues such as Barking, Unwanted Jumping, and Climbing on Furniture are also taught during our training.
Six Basic Commands
A well-trained dog is not a destructive dog. Destruction is expensive! PLEASE do not hit or yell at your dog. Even if you are frustrated because of your dog’s behavior. Here’s why…
Verbal and physical abuse can never be a part of the relationship between you and your dog. Abuse destroys love and trust in dogs as well as people. How is a dog going to learn if he is afraid of your hands, your feet or your voice? Why should a dog “Come” to you if he is frightened? Yes, yelling will scare him. Your dog’s hearing is five-times better than yours. If you are yelling at him and he cowers, it’s not guilt. He is afraid of the sound.
We teach you and your dog six basic commands that will help ease your frustration and help your dog better understand you. Commands taught include:
- Place – The “Place” command teaches your dog to go to and stay at a pre-determined “place” within the house. This command is very useful when entertaining or when delivery people are at your door.