Finally! A Local Dog Trainer That Provides Both Owner and Dog Training in Charlotte.

It feels good to be back in Charlotte training dogs


When I started my last dog training company in Charlotte, back in 2008 we made a positive impact on the entire Charlotte dog training scene.

And We are doing it again!

Read Nov 2012 Article  Charlotte Business Journal wrote about me,

Back in those days, dog trainers were almost militaristic, and nearly exclusively focused on rigid obedience. It was great for dogs in a military or law enforcement role but not so much for everyday dogs and owners who just wanted to happily live together.

I created a new way of dog training method in 2008  and called it Train as you live™.

I  (and my trainers) began teaching about the dog owners’ energy, explained dogs’ emotions, and the importance of the connection between the owners and their dogs as the cornerstone of my dog training system. 


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Carolina's dog master

Carolina’s Dog Master

The word got around quickly about “the guy who was successfully training dogs that could not be trained.”  and before I knew it, I was a regular guest on WCNBC TV as “Carolina’s Dog  Master.”  Spending 2 years on TV helped me share my message about my dog training philosophy.

Over time, some trainers I had trained in my methods left the company and opened their own dog training companies in Charlotte. They took the philosophy and techniques we had developed with them, and just like that the Charlotte dog training scene became gentler, more loving, and more balanced.

Funny enough I did not recognize nor took any credit for any of this. Maybe because I was too busy “working” and “growing the business” to appreciate all the good work we were doing.

It took selling the business, getting away from dog training and a few years of “retirement” to truly acknowledge the real impact I & my trainers have had in the lives of thousands of dogs and their families. Right here in Charlotte


I went and did other things that retired entrepreneurs do

I gave a TED talk.

Wrote a book.

Traveled the world.

When I decided to come back to dog training, especially back to Charlotte where the company I sold, and at least 4 of my former employees have their own dog training companies, I wanted to create something special. Something that encompasses all the knowledge and wisdom I’ve gained from my experience training over 4000+ dogs, and also the professional dog trainers I’ve trained and supported over the years.

Dog Owner’s Academy is that company.

Opening Hours

M-Sa: 10am - 7pm


1111 Central Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204


844 864 3647