One on One & Group Dog Training

Professional Raleigh dog trainer, Susan Alvin, serving Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Apex NC and surrounding areas

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Whether you need basic obedience training or help eliminating unwanted behaviors, Raleigh dog trainer Errol & Tia can help!

Errol & Tia will transform your knowledge and enhance your relationship with your dog.

Errol & Tia is a licensed and insured LLC located in Morrisville, N.C. We offer our clients individual dog training sessions, 3-day boot camps, and pet-sitting services.

We service the communities of Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs and nearby areas.

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Dog Training Packages

Errol & Tia will transform your knowledge and enhance your relationship with your dog

Errol & Tia believes in doing no harm in our dog training sessions. We focus on positive reinforcement methods and administering corrections using the proper body language, vocalizations, and eye contact during dog training. We teach you the importance of the relationship with your puppy and how to have actual communication.

1-on-1 dog training sessions are offered in packages of 5, 10 or 20 sessions

5 PACK
Dog Training

This is geared for those clients who only need to brush up on their dog behavior knowledge and methods for effective basic obedience skills.

Or for clients who need to work on a few behavioral issues they need help eliminating.

  • 5 day intensive to start – 1 hour each day

  • Follow up 1 hour sessions once a week for 4 weeks

  • Support calls, texts, and “homework” to support you along the way!

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10 or 20 PACK
Dog Training

Are the most popular training packages for folks who need to start obedience training or are dealing with some behavioral issues.

Whether you need 10 or 20 session package will be easy to access after having a detailed phone consultation

  • 1 hour session once a week for 5 weeks

  • Action plan for the skills we want to work on

  • Support calls, texts, and “homework” to support you along the way!

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A LA CARTE
Dog Training

Just a few things you want to work on? Design your own training sessions!

Schedule a 15 minute consultation with Susan to determine training plan and scheduling.

  • A plan customized to you and your dog

  • Support calls, texts, and “homework” to support you along the way!

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Looking for group dog training classes?

Group Classes

What you should expect to accomplish during one month of sessions with Errol & Tia:

  1. We will teach you to be able to use the correct body language, eye contact, and vocalizations.
  2. You will understand the importance of your dogs essential resources and how to provide them in such a way that it kicks starts pack-drive in your puppy or dog.
  3. The basic obedience commands. Your dog will learn to sit and stay, the perfect recall, the down and stay (which I find to be the most useful of all obedience commands), to walk with a loose leash, to heel, the go to your place command, handling prey drive properly, and much more!
  4. To learn to socialize your dog not only to other people, dogs and animals but to different situation’s, different types of floors, closed and open stairs, elevators, crowded public places and outdoor events.

Trusted Raleigh Dog Trainer

in the Morrisville, Cary, Apex, Durham and Raleigh area of North Carolina

“I’m a new pet owner, and I had to go out of town for business. So, I called and was put at ease right away. The owner was polite, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. My little lab, Chloe, took to her instantly. I knew I had picked the right pet sitter.”

Barbara

“Susan is amazing with dogs. My pup was a striker when we walked… I’d find myself carrying him back every time we went out. That had to stop since he’s 40 pounds now. Susan stop the striking in one lesson and even better she helped me learn how to keep it from happening. The constant tips and tricks are so welcome and as new little things pop up then I’m not sure how to navigate. Her work with both the seeing eye and with troubled dogs makes her equipped for any scenario.”

Chris I

“We were hesitant to hire another dog trainer. Then last summer during the pandemic our 4yr. old lab Bruno was consistently running off our property towards people walking with their dogs. Being that we are a multigenerational home, our youngest and my parents sometimes have trouble remembering to close the doors. After our first training session with Susan, we were on board with her lesson plan. Within a few meetings, the behavior exercises worked and we reestablished the reward of the Come Command with our amazing Bruno! We couldn’t thank Susan enough for bringing peace of mind back to our home!”

Mark S

“Susan watched our pets (three cats and a dog) for the week from Christmas to New Year’s. She was terrific! She gave us regular updates with photos and accommodated our dog’s special needs (walks of several miles a day). She made sure that we were on the same page about departures and arrivals, double-check that she had her instructions, and was extremely professional. She even emptied the litter boxes which was GREATLY appreciated! In addition, Susan was clearly a REAL “dog person.” Our neighbor told me that Susan and our dog met our neighbor’s dog While walking. Susan was very cautious since Elsie isn’t her dog and only allowed them to meet when the neighbor assured her the dogs were friends.”

Beej W

“Susan has done an amazing job helping me to train Holly to be less reactive on the leash. Holly was attacked several times while walking as a young pup and became reactive to any dog that pass by. With Susan‘s help, Holly and I are able to walk on a loose leash and pass other dogs multiple times on her walks around the neighborhood without reaction. Susan has a wealth of knowledge about dogs and their behavior and has helped me learn many small tricks to help keep Holly safe and responsive in a variety of settings I cannot thank her enough for all that she has done to help Holly be more comfortable on her walks and to help me feel better about bringing her around other dogs.”

Rachel M,