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Dog Obedience Training


Dog Academy of NC, LLC was founded in January 2008 by Sandra and Michael Ward.

Michael, who is the head trainer, is a certified professional dog trainer and graduated from the Tom Rose School in MO in 2007. Sandra, who is the manager, has her MBA from Meredith College and her PhD in Zoology from NC State University. Together they have three children.

As a family owned and oriented business, it is our goal to make everyone – both humans and dogs – feel at home and part of the pack whenever they spend time here. Our focus is on teaching you a better way to communicate with your dog while working on obedience, manners and addressing problematic behaviors.

Dog Academy of NC is located on almost 8 acres. It is a beautiful property and facilities that include lots of integrated distractions for your dog. In addition to dogs of all sizes there are also cats and chickens and of course the three kids. That way your dog can learn to respect the other members of your household and to resist the temptation to chase after smaller creatures, in addition to the obedience training.

What Our Clients Are Saying

I can not put into words the blessing Dog Academy of NC,has been to our family. Sandra Losa-Ward and Michael Ward run an outstanding dog training and boarding school...... Clean Quite and Loving and room for them to run......it is a family run facility. Michael has worked hard to change my dogs bad attitude he is dog aggressive by nature of his breed. Michael is the Dog Whisper of NC he is that good!