Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
in Wilmington, NC.
Welcome to Positive Outcomes Dog Training! We provide positive reinforcement dog training to the community here in Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas. Whether you're looking for training classes or private training, we're here to help you and your dog.
Our Puppy and Teenage Puppy Training Classes are designed to teach your puppy all of their basic commands, help them learn important social skills and work through common puppy behaviors such as...
Jumping on you and your guests
House training/crate training
Door dashing, etc.
We also have private training programs available for families with dogs who are experiencing more complex behaviors such as leash reactivity, guarding behaviors, fear aggression, etc. Indi will design a unique training experience which will be tailored to you and your dog's needs.
We're so excited to go on this training journey with you.
Contact us today to get started.
MEET YOUR TRAINER
My name is Indi, and I'm originally from the Appalachian Mountains in SWVA. After many years in the mountains, it was time to switch things up. I moved here to Wilmington, NC in Dec. 2019. I've worked as a Certified Dog Trainer, helping thousands of dogs and their owners for the last 12 years. I ended up in the dog training world very unexpectedly after many years of avoiding dogs at all costs. The story begins way back in 1989 when I was just two years old. I was trampled by several excitable blue tick hounds who had gotten out of their pen. I was two years old at the time and was completely overwhelmed by the experience. This led to me developing a severe phobia of dogs. This fear affected my life in many ways until...
Fast forward to 2008... I was so tired of being scared to walk down the street out of fear that a dog might be loose. I was tired of the awkward conversations of having to ask friends to put their dogs in another room if I was coming over. I was finally ready to do something about it, and so I began by doing walk-throughs at the local animal shelter. I would go two or three times a week and walk up and down the aisle with dogs barking on both sides. I was intrigued by a scared looking pitbull all the way in the back of the shelter. After months of regular visits to the shelter, the staff informed me that the little pittie in the back would be euthanized that weekend if she wasn't adopted. Read more about Indi's training evolution...
PUPPY TRAINING CLASSES
Give your puppy a great start with our Positive Puppy Training Classes! We have classes for both early puppyhood, as well as
teenage puppies. We will work through all of the common problem behaviors including jumping, puppy- biting, house training and much more...
Your puppy will also learn all of the basic commands and will have the opportunity to socialize with other puppies each week.
We have new classes beginning soon and would love to have you and your puppy join us! You can find more information about our training classes here.
Is your dog experiencing more complex behaviors around your home or in public? Private training may be the best route.
Our certified dog trainer will create a training program specifically designed for you and your dog. Training programs range between two and eight weeks long.
Indi will work with you and your dog in your home or in public at a time that works well for your family. Each session is one hour long, and you'll meet with Indi once a week.
You can learn more about our private training programs here.
In addition to teaching classes and providing private training, we also provide specialized training for local animal shelters.
Our certified dog trainer, Indi, has created training programs for shelter staff and volunteers as well as for the dogs in their care.
There are four main goals with our shelter training programs.
1. Safety training for staff and volunteers
2. Stress reduction for dogs in the shelter environment
3. Basic training for dogs within the shelter
4. Support for new adopters
We would love to hear from you. Contact us here.
Highly recommend Indi!!! She was amazing working with me and my newly adopted 8 month old lab, Charli. Indi is extremely knowledgeable and it was clear from the jump that she understood dogs on a deeper level. She was able to help me better understand my dog's needs and body language from the very first session.
We did 6 private sessions covering basic command training, establishing household boundaries, walking on leash, and strategies to handle a variety of different situations with the ultimate goal of being able to bring my dog to public places. Within the first 2 weeks I saw drastic positive changes in Charli's ability to listen to commands and understand her new home environment.
Over the 6 sessions we did training in home, at several public parks & dog parks, and ended with navigating a busy downtown environment. Charli was very responsive to Indi's methods and I now feel confident in bringing her with me to dog friendly places around town. My dog has become much more well behaved around the house, on leash, and in public places ; allowing us to build a great bond and enjoy our time together. Thanks Indi!!!
Steve Solecki: Wilmington, NC