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Heart of Dixie Dog Training, LLC

Your Best Friend Deserves The Best Training

Training & Behavioral Specialist

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     We use positive reinforced balanced training based methods when teaching. We implement our methodology of teaching by abiding by the L.I.M.A. principle. Which is the (least intrusive and minimally aversive) approach when training your dog. This means we train with what motivates the dog the most whether that is food or a toy. We also belief that a dog should learn the difference between a good and bad choice but at the same time allowing them to be problem solvers. We specialize in beginner to advanced obedience. From teaching your dog the basics so that you can navigate through everyday life with ease. Or taking your dog to the next level with off leash reliability. We also provide behavior modification training for dogs who are not confident, are fearful, or that act aggressive. In addition to helping you fix typical unwanted behaviors that can develop during puppyhood and likely still be a problem when they are adults  Our training can be conducted in a number of ways. You and your best friend can learn and grow together with our in-person training or if time and convenience is an issue. Your companion can stay with us and learn for a period of time and we'll bring you by about once a week to be able to keep up with what your pup is learning and we'll also have a take home lesson at the end. Ensuring that you feel good about the training your dog went through and that you have the confidence moving forward to continue to practice with well after they have come back home.    

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Any Dog, Any Size, Any Problem

We help you fix an assortment of problems that you may be dealing with. Below is a list of some but not all problems that we work with:

  • Jumping

  • Mouthing

  • Counter Surfing

  • Excessive Barking

  • Crowding in front of doors

  • Running through thresholds 

  • Not listening to commands or coming when called (recall)

  • Pulling on a leash

  • Reactivity towards other dogs, people, or vehicles while on leash

  • Housebreaking

  • Kennel Training

  • Socialization

  • Dog on Dog Aggression

  • Fear Issues

  • Confidence Building

  • Resource Guarding

  • Human Aggression

  • Off Leash Reliability 


Ken has been absolutely amazing to work with. I have 4 Pitbulls that started showing signs of aggression. After a few huge altercation, I reached out to Ken desperately seeking help with dog aggression. He jumped in and immediately came to the house and helped us with the situation. He agreed to board and train two of them and left us with all the tools and knowledge to train the other two. We now have peace and harmony back in our house. All 4 dogs are very well behaved and constantly learning better behaviors thanks to Ken!! He is great at what he does, and extremely knowledgeable! I highly recommend Heart of Dixie Dog training!!

Gina Esparza

I reached out to Ken because I was concerned about my middle-aged, large dogs acclimating to the changing dynamic of my household with an on-the-go toddler. Ken's training methods are effective and efficient--I see a significant difference in just a few weeks. My dogs are calmer, have learned a set of commands, and there is harmony in the household! My especially anxious dog, Opie, is more playful and confident. I look forward to working with Ken again in the future for intermediate-level training. My dogs have come a long way, and the command exercises have been a great way to connect and bond with my dogs. I feel empowered with a set of lessons that I can practice and perfect with my dogs as we graduate to the next level! Thank you, Ken and Heart of Dixie Dog Training!

Melanie Howell

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