The Dog Wizard

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Founded 2005 • Angie's List since December 2008

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Hours

Sunday
Closed
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Company Contact

216 Foster Ave.

Charlotte, NC 28203

Description

We work to with dogs to make their lives (and their owners' lives) better through obedience, improved communication, and a balanced lifestyle....

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Animal Training (30)
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04/28/2018

After years of struggle we have a dog that I don't have to worry about. Great job.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Bootcamp for my terrible dog Stella.

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $3,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 04/28/2018

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07/10/2017

Excellent results. Very pricey but worth it.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Dog attended 18 day board and train program .

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $3,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/16/2017

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05/22/2015

They charge $250 per dog and we have two puppies.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
We just started taking our puppies to The Dog Wizard. They do puppy obedience training.

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $250

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/16/2015

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09/19/2014

Everything went as they explained it would. The training takes time and commitment for real results. It's amazing how much these beautiful creatures want to please, and the consistency in training that we have learned has taught us how to have that consistency.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The Dog Wizard helped us turn our chaotic household of multiple dogs into a much more peaceful and enjoyable place. The dogs learned commands such as come, sit, down, off, place and heel. The results have been amazing. They're so happy to please us and it's even more of a pleasure to be with them without the overly chaotic untrained behavior. Melanie was amazing with them. Her love and respect for our girls was always obvious to us throughout the trainings. We highly recommend the investment in this training. Our canine companions are happier. Our neighbors are happier as the previously constant barking has now subsided to almost nothing. And we're happier because we truly get to enjoy our girls and their beautiful personalities without constant and unsuccessful reprimands. We're so happy we've brought Dog Wizard into our lives.

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $2,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 05/01/2014

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09/02/2014

Two weeks of no baby (dog) in the house was hard but our dog came home calmer and well behaved. Three moves in five years was h****** him and some redirection was just what we all needed.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
At this time our dog went for two weeks of training. It went very well. Since then we have had the trainers babysit when we go out I of town. It is a great reinforcement for our dog and we know he is safe.

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $2,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 07/02/2013

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08/13/2014

AMAZING!  Molly was a stray pup that found us (literally showed up on our doorstep at 2-3 months old).  She was so cute, but within weeks we realized we had a very very active dog who loved to jump on people, chew on everything and run anywhere she wanted (as all puppies do).  We contacted The Dog Wizard and made arrangements (after she was 6 months old) to begin her training. She was gone for app...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Picked up Molly from our house for a 2 week stay at the facility (we opted for the "Stay with a trainer" option, where Molly would go home with the trainer every night.  Trainers dropped off molly approx 2 weeks later. Spent hours with the family teaching us all the commands and how to implement them.  Also offers free visits to house to followup anytime if needed.

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $1,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/01/2013

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06/26/2014

I have a Rottweiler Doberman.  They took the dog for two to three weeks.  My dog is three years old now.  They are excellent and they also give a life time guarantee.  They did do home visits too.  They were able to answer all my questions and they seemed like they really know their products.  It was an awesome experience.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The Dog Wizard helped me remedial train my dog.

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $2,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 06/05/2013

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06/16/2014

We couldn't have been happier with The Dog Wizard. Our dog was about twelve months old when he went to the two week session at The Dog Wizard. He was a sweet dog but I was unable to handle him outside the house due to his constant whining, barking, pulling on the leash, etc. While away for the two weeks, our dog was taught all of the basic commands as well as how to overcome the anxiety issues. Ou...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The Dog Wizard took our very anxious dog for two weeks while teaching him basic commands as well as helping him overcome the anxiety issues. He was taught to sit, stay, wait, place, come and heel. He was also taught to walk off leash. I received several updates, as well as pictures, throughout the two weeks. After the two weeks, our trainer spent time with us teaching us the proper ways to handle our dog. We were also given the opportunity to have follow up visits to be sure all was going well with our dog and his behavior.

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $2,500

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 03/05/2014

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04/14/2014

I am writing this review to warn people that the electronic collar is not appropriate for all dogs. Be VERY careful, especially with rescue dogs. This company does not do any other kind of training, so when it turned out that our rescue dogs completely shut down in response to the collar, no alternatives (such as positive reinforcement) were offered. We stopped after the third or fourth lesson. It...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Dog training.

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $1,600

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 08/01/2012

SERVICE PROVIDER RESPONSE

[member name removed], Unfortunately, I am just seeing this review. I see you are located in Norfolk. Who did your training? Obviously something went wrong, and we would like to get to the bottom of it. Have you contacted your trainer or office about your concerns. Is the review correct that you went through training in August of 2012?
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02/02/2014

Our dog Maggie stayed with Danielle, (the trainer) in her home & with her dog for 3 weeks.  She worked with her everyday and took her to the Dog Wizard's Training Facility in Charlotte 5 days a week.  She was always available to us via phone.  We recieved up dates via Facebook, Shutterfly and phone.  It was remarkable to see Maggie following commands in addition to hearing about how her separation...

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Danielle of Dog Wizard came to our home and evaluated our 1 1/2 year old rescue dog, Maggie who had majors issues with separation anxiety and destructive behavior.  She explained the Dog Wizard's services, what would be done & costs.  We were so impressed with her knowledge and professionalism.  You could tell that she enjoyed her work and also took it seriously.

CATEGORY dog trainers

COST $3,000

SERVICES PERFORMED? Yes

HIRE AGAIN? Yes

WORK COMPLETED ON 01/25/2014

Services Offered

Obedience training, off leash training, jumping, chewing & housebreaking.

Services Not Offered

Protection.

General Information
Licensed
Not Applicable
Bonded
Yes
Insured
Yes
Free Estimates
Yes
Payment Options
Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Financing Available
Senior Discount
No
Emergency Service
No
Warranties
Yes
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