Housebreaking is an issue that needs to be addressed at any age. We will help you find the appropriate place for you to direct your dog - papers, box or a designated area outdoors. We will, with your assistance, arrange a system to be followed that will consider the dog's holding power and your schedule.

Our obedience programs teach basic commands and hand signals on-leash as well as off-leash. Those commands include: Heel, Automatic Sit, Sit-Stay, Down-Stay, Come, a release command, respect for the word "No". In addition to the basic commands we can teach your dog your property boundaries. Off-leash obedience is a pre-requisite.

Since American's training is done in your home it enables us to get to the root of most of your dog's behavioral problems. We have found that most problems are legitimate survival skills on the dog's part, acted out in inappropriate environments. An appropriate correction to these problems will be elected and alternatives suggested so instincts can be acted out in a non-destructive manner.

A common issue that American has dealt with over the years has been in helping people set up systems to manage their dogs while they are at work or simply can't supervise their dog. American discusses proper containment and procedures to eliminate destructiveness and a means to eventually give the dog the freedom of trust. American's customers also enjoy a well-mannered dog while having guests, by having the dog go to a designated area on command until released. Most guests appreciate the option of interacting with the dog. Another common issue is the dog's interaction with children especially newborns. American Dog Training has developed management systems to accommodate this.

American Dog Training’s offices are located in the metro Atlanta area. We regret that we cannot service past this area. Although problems or questions concerning your dog are best addressed in a personal interview, we offer a consultation as another alternative to serve you. Over 35 years, Jennifer Davis and her associate, Richard Picone, have been successful in rendering solutions to most problems and answering questions on dogs through telephone consultation. Consultations are done by appointment only and made easy through payment of a major credit card. Fees are billed at a rate of $60 per half-hour or $85 per hour and includes long distance charges (half-hour minimum). If you would like a phone consultation with Jennifer or Richard, please fill out the response form as completely as possible, including day and evening phone numbers. In the comments section, please include your questions and your best times of availability for him to call.

We have trained thousands of dogs for over 35 years. Credentials will be provided at time of enrollment to include: United States State Department, United States Justice Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, local humane societies, police departments, veterinary clinics, radio and television, Paramount Pictures, local sports figures and many other satisfied customers.

Before we take on a dog for training, we do an evaluation at your home to assess what program would be best suited for you and your pet. The evaluation runs approximately 45 minutes to an hour and at that time we will give you a fixed cost, let you know what your involvement will be, as well as ours. If you're interested we are equipped to get you enrolled. Since we are a personalized service we will put you into our schedules at your convenience.

Dog Training in Your Home 
Over 35 Years Experience
Serving Atlanta and Outlying
Our Services

American Dog Training has been in the business of training dogs and their owners since 1972. We feel your home is the center of your pet's life and individual in home training is the most logical place to train your dog. Since we work with your pets in their own environment they'll learn faster and any problems get handled on the spot; including housebreaking, pulling on the leash, jumping up on guests, destructive chewing, etc.

An education that will last a
lifetime for you and your dog.
You’re Included

Every program is "tailor fit" to the special needs of each dog and their owner. You're assigned a qualified trainer that will help you get your dog suitable to fit your particular situation. We will help you learn the best methods of handling your pet plus train your dog to respond better and promptly obey. During each lesson the trainer will get response from your dog first. The trainer will then coach you in getting the same response. It will be your responsibility to work with your dog and practically apply what you've learned each day.

Puppy Training

Training essentially begins the minute you bring your dog home. During the first 6 months of a dog's life behavioral problems can develop that, if left uncorrected, can last a lifetime. By using our gentle training methods we can guide your puppy in the right direction, avoiding many of the problems that would otherwise develop.

Let our experts how you that a trained dog is a happy one.

Behavioral Problems
Management System

American Dog Training offers threat training, which teaches your pet to show a force through a growl and a bark and will stop showing that force when a command is given. Your dog will not be taught through our program to bite. We have found through years of experience that threat training is an adequate way of deterring most personal threats without the liability of having a dog who, when alerted, thinks the next step is to bite.

This is how you see your pet.

We have also found that most dogs qualify for threat training. We feel that maintenance is minimal with a threat dog but professional, cost prohibitive, continual maintenance is necessary with a trained biter. Ask us about placing a trained threat dog with you.

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Serving Atlanta and Outlying Areas Including
  • Alpharetta
  • Dunwoody
  • Roswell
  • Buckhead
  • Kennesaw
  • Sandy Springs
  • Cumming
  • Lawerenceville
  • Sugar Hill
  • Decatur
  • Marietta
  • Suwanee
  • Duluth
  • Norcross
  • Vinings
American Dog Training
(770) 664-1175