The Dog Wizard

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The Dog Wizard 1 Aurelia With Dogs
The Dog Wizard 2 Owners With Van
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“Our philosophy is not just to train the dog, but to show them how to control themselves and know what’s expected of them in different situations.” —Aurelia Ford-Martin, owner

Discovering the learning style of each dog
This mobile dog training service teaches four-legged friends proper behavior and manners. A Dog Wizard trainer arrives at each customer’s home in a colorful van to take the pooch back to headquarters for day-long training, then returns him or her home in the afternoon or evening.

The service also boards and trains dogs, perfect for folks going on vacation. There are different packages available for each type of training.

They use a balanced and open-minded style of dog training lessons based on the learning style of each dog. Through behavior modification, the trainers turn bad behaviors into good ones. Then via “homework,” they teach owners how to act as pack leaders. Harmony is the ultimate goal.

Training programs include:

  • Puppy Programs
  • Basic and Advanced Obedience
  • Problem Solving
  • Aggression
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Socialization
  • Therapy Dogs Preparation
  • Rescue Dog Rehab

Handling aggressive dogs
The Dog Wizard has had impressive success with training aggressive dogs to behave around people and other dogs. They uncover the root cause of the aggression, whether it’s fear, frustration or lack of socialization.

Leash training during dog walking is important for any breed, as it teaches the dog not to pull on the leash, which can cause stress and strain, but rather to follow the pack leader. They sometimes use dog training collars, shock collars and other training tools…whatever works best for the animal.

They train dogs all over the Cleveland, Akron and Medina areas.