Positive Reinforcement Dog Training
in Wilmington, NC.
Hi friends, we're so excited you stopped by! Whether you're looking for puppy training classes, private dog training services or educational events, we've got you covered.
We provide a unique training experience which will be tailored to you and your dog's needs. Our certified dog trainer, India Hopkins, has spent the last twelve years helping hundreds of families successfully train their dogs of all ages, breeds and temperaments.
We believe that clear and gentle communication is key in effective dog training. Indi will teach you how to use tone, body language and energy along with positive reinforcement tools to create a more enjoyable and relaxing coexistence with your pup! Your dog will have a blast learning all of the basic commands, as well as learning how to choose better behaviors around your home and in public.
We're so excited to go on this training journey with you.
Contact us today to get started.
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR TRAINER
Hey everyone, I'm Indi! I moved myself and Positive Outcomes Dog Training here to Wilmington in December, 2019 after many years of training dogs in Blacksburg, VA. 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 really tired of being scared to walk down the street out of fear that a dog might be loose, and was finally ready to do something about it. 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...
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.
We are so excited to bring a new kind of training experience to Wilmington, NC. Our trainer Indi will be covering a different training topic in depth with each 90 minute seminar.
Join us for our next educational seminar on Setting Clear Boundaries with your Dog. We'll be meeting on Monday, August 8th. 2022 at 6:00 pm at Unleashed on Front St. in downtown Wilmington.
This is a FREE EVENT! We will be collecting donations for a local animal rescue. We can't wait to see you there.
Spaces are limited. Contact us today to RSVP!
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.
To learn more about our private training programs, contact us today.
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
Serving Wilmington, NC
We look forward to hearing from you!