Dayton Dog Trainer


Dayton Dog Trainer provides professional in-home dog training. They offer obedience, behavioral modification and specialize in aggression.


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Dayton Dog Trainer has received a rating of 3.9 out of 5 bones by 7 dog owners on BringFido.

  • More than one year ago.

    When I purchased my pup, I wanted to have him trained on and off leash, so I started out with a local trainer, close to home but even still, the basic on leash obedience wasn't all that strong after spending a lot of money and attending several classes.

    So I started to look online for a trainer who offered more and I wanted someone who didn't use treats. I found Dayton Dog Trainer and the thing I liked about them was that they didn't use treats, they offered the option to board the dog during training and I found that they trained the dog owner once the dog's training was complete. I have family in Dayton so I ended up signing up for a 2 week board and train with Dayton Dog Trainer and was able to schedule the training during the couple of weeks I was in town visiting family.

    DDT sent a trainer out to my parents home to evaluate my dog before I signed up and I took their recommendations for the 2 week board and train. While my dog was with the trainer, I was able to stay in contact with the trainer and receive updates any time I called or texted him.

    While picking up my dog, I was provided the instructions I needed to bring my dog back home as well as instructions on how to start working with my dog. Without walking through the entire process, I was very impressed at how well my dog responded to my commands. I ended up attending a couple more "handler" sessions before I left to come back home, to train me and things only got better. The training I did locally did not even compare to the training I went through at Dayton Dog Trainer. These guys broke everything down and taught me a tremendous amount about my dog and how to understand his body language.

    I have to say, that these guys have it together. I will be attending off leash training next summer when I am back up that way. Those guys provide a load of information but make it easy to learn.

    If you want your dog trained right you are going to want to go to Dayton Dog Trainer. Maybe I will see you there if you go through next summer.

  • More than one year ago.
    Great Training and Follow-up

    Thank You DDT!! What I appreciated most by the end of the training was that totally up front candid approach that I kind of resented in the beginning, at no time did I ever feel DDT was trying to appease me, sell me on something, and quite frankly they did not seem to take "the customer is always right" approach. I could not figure that part out until much later in the training when it was clear the "customer" was my dog, not me. That's just what DDT did, the right thing for my dog! If you are not ready to reflect on how you may be a part of the problem in your dogs training, then DDT may not be the company for you, but if you suck up the upfront, honest, candor they might just find your inner ALPHA Dog. If you are thinking of using DDT, I would highly recommend them to anyone invested in their dog's training, but if your idea of customer service, is that you are always right, this may not be the company for you. If you want your dog to be treated right and trained in a respectful manner trust them to do their job and your dog will be treated to the best training it could have!! Thank you again taught us all so much and our dog is happy, healthy and much better balanced. A few tips to make the most of your experience should you decide to choose DDT. 1. Know they will be candid with you, you may not like what they say, but it will be honest. 2. You do not have to sign the contact with them, if you do not like what it says, but if you do, read it so you know what to expect. 3. Follow the recommendations of DDT, you are paying them to help your pet. 4. Call and confirm and expect there might be changes, be flexible, have a back of plan so if your time does need to be rescheduled, so you don't feel like your time is wasted. Just a quick phone call to say I am confirming our time, or do we need to reschedule? This is about your dogs time with the trainer. 5. Don't set overly high expectations for your dog. DDT is not kidding when they say your dog will rebel to maintain status as the ALPHA DOG, unless you consistently work with the dog as instructed, you will just throw your money away. Participate in your dogs training, don't expect the trainer to do all the training for you, this journey is as much about training you as your dog!

  • More than one year ago.
    Highly Recommend

    This dog training company was amazing. My dog had some pretty major behavior issues such as jumping on everyone when they came in the door, pulling me down the sidewalk while trying to walk my dog and started to nip and bite at people if they moved too quickly. I was afraid I was going to have to re-home my dog, but after speaking with Dayton Dog Trainer on the phone, they reassured me that I wouldn't have to do that. When the trainer came out to do the evaluation, he was very professional and explained in detail what was going on and why it was going on. The part I liked, was the blunt honesty. They weren't telling me what I wanted to hear, but instead, told me what I needed to hear. I did realize after speaking with the trainer, that part of the problem was me and was assured that not only would my dog get the training he needed, but I too would get the training I needed.

    Once the training was complete and I picked up my dog, I was provided a lesson on how to properly command and correct my dog and was also provided 3 follow up visits on further training for me as the owner. I have to say, these people are great at what they do and their handler instruction was very in-depth and informative. They made sure I had everything down, before the training was over.

    My dog is now doing very well. He listens so much better and there is no more behavior problems with obedience or the nipping. Again, I highly recommend this dog trainer to anyone wanting some really great training for their dog and themselves. The training is practical, and the worked around my work schedule. I don't have to use treats like most places teach and my training was one on one.

  • More than one year ago.
    Buyer Beware

    Very unprofessional.
    Condescending, rude, and mean to clients.
    Dog showed signs of high stress and anxiety when returned by trainer and dog was not trained.

  • More than one year ago.
    Truly an Experienced Dog Trainer

    This group really knows what they are doing! I took my aggressive dog (mixed breed) to Dayton Dog Trainer, with very little hope of ever fixing her aggression. I had been to other trainers, in the area, spent thousands of dollars and received no result. Jason, at Dayton Dog Trainer was able to provide a great result, after only 2 weeks, with a board and train. Not only did he fix about 90% off the aggression, but he took time to work with me and also signed me up for his group classes, at no extra cost. I am extremely pleased with the result I have received and the genuine interest he has shown in truly fixing my dog. I still get call from Jason asking me how things are going and he still gives advice.

    You can't go wrong with this dog trainer. I highly recommend them to anyone with aggressive dogs.

  • More than one year ago.
    An Amazing Dog Trainer

    This trainer was able to correct behavior problems with my dog, that no other trainer or company was able to do. I highly recommend Dayton Dog Trainer, their price fit my budget, always on time and worked around my crazy work schedule.

  • More than one year ago.
    client of this "business"

    This business does not follow respectable business practices...they require full payment upfront, does not keep accurate schedules ` keep appointments, does not deal with clients in a professional manner, and does not refund clients their hard-earned money owed them.

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