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Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
in Wilmington, NC.

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Welcome to Positive Outcomes Dog Training, where dogs are part of the family! Rest assured we will treat your pup as if they are one of our own. We believe peaceful and clear communication is key in effective dog training. Our Certified Dog Trainer, India Hopkins, will teach you how to use positive reinforcement training methods to help create a more enjoyable and relaxing coexistence with your dog.

Positive Outcomes Dog Training provides puppy training classes, as well as teenage puppy training classes to establish a solid training foundation that will last a lifetime. Your puppy will have a great time learning all of their basic commands and will learn to work through common problem behaviors such as chewing, puppy biting, jumping etc. Classes are also the perfect environment for learning important social skills with other pups in the class!


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.

(910) 320-8538



After training dogs for many years in Blacksburg, VA, I moved here to Wilmington, NC in late 2019 to begin a new chapter! 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. They were just wanting to play, but my two year old mind didn't quite understand that. And so began a phobia that lasted about twenty years. 


Fast forward to 2008... I was in my early twenties and was still terrified of dogs! I was so tired of being scared to walk down the street out of fear that a dog might be loose. 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 pittie in the back would be euthanized that weekend if she wasn't adopted.  Read more about Indi's training evolution...

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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

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Serving Wilmington, NC
(910) 320-8538

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