Dog Training For A Little Bit Difficult Dogs in Marietta GA

See three additional resources at the end of this article

#1) A Dog Trainer One of My Customers Liked

The circumstances of this encounter with this capable trainer were a very young dog in a ‘tug of war’ for alpha with a soft-spoken new dog owner. Between this owner, this dog and Carlos Mendez, they got very good results but it wasn’t easy. To be honest, my client is a kind woman without a natural tendency to be firm, like, REALLY firm. That took some doing.

So, among several of my recommendations for training*, this one is a good one to consider.

Carlos Mendez (K9 professionals) or call him:  678-663-0773

Location & Time
We are located at 1324 W DOORSRELL ST ATLANTA, GA

“K-9 Express has been training dogs for more than 20 years and has been featured as a dog training specialist on CNN, PBS, and Fox Network. The company was first established in Brooklyn, New York, in 1995, and has developed into a mature, multi-dimensional, dog training organization. We offer dog training that encompasses various levels of obedience and commands through positive and negative reinforcement. We feel it is vitally important to train the dog in a home environment under actual real life conditions (not a kennel or controlled environment) and personalized to the exact needs of the parent. We then transition the dog into its own home environment.”

Doc: And they did. She had stayed with Carlos for like, 6 weeks and when she came home she was happy, well adjusted and really: “A different dog”  –  then after a week with the owner, she’d started to kind of “wonder” who the boss was after all and so they took a little time to toughen my client up. “You have to be firm”.

All is well now.

*So about how much does all that cost? Well I don’t set the prices and you can bet they’re subject to change based on a mess of factors including “how bad is the dog” and “what’s it gonna take to fix this” – –  but there’s one kind of training that’s $2,000.oo or there’s a method with like, ten visits that’s only $500.oo  –  with most of my customers choosing the “considerably easier” higher priced avenue.

#2) Another of my clients got traction and did well with:

Must Love Dogs

  • 4225 JVL Industrial Park Dr, Bldg #3
  • Marietta, GA 30066
  • You may reach us at 770-928-4355, fax us at 770-928-4375.

Must Love Dogs offers several options for training and working with your dog. These training options include a 5-Day Play & Train combined with daycare, Board & Train or Private One on One training options.

#3) Also popular with good results with my clients:

“That Marine Guy” Trainer (Isn’t called that but that’s what my customers called him)

Nic Hooks, and Brian Swihart get rather great results with some ‘strong willed’ or ‘Alpha-Convinced’ dogs ….even among the usually family-useless attack dog breeds like German Shepherds, Dobermans and Rottweillers. I say “Good for HIM” because I won’t mess with those, usually. Anyway a few of my customers went up north to “that Marine Guy” dog trainer and got good results. I think ‘ask for Nic“.

Off Leash K9 Training
Atlanta’s #1 Dog Trainers
(770) 450-0988

Home – Atlanta Dog Trainers

Bryan is an Army veteran with multiple deployments; while deployed he was impressed with military working dog’s impeccable obedience training and high level of confidence enabling them to be the most well trained canines in the world. Bryan has a lifelong love of dogs starting with his first dog “Squeak,” who used to sleep under his crib every night. He has owned and trained a wide assortment of dogs ranging from Chihuahuas to Pitbulls; including his current comrades, a Rejected Labradoodle, American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, and the newest addition a German Shepherd Hound Mix. Bryan has a special love for “Bully Breeds” and wants to empower people to showcase what wonderfully loyal and loving dogs they really are. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, he can now focus where his passion is. With a degree in business and finance giving him a solid small business foundation, with the precision and passion needed to transform your dog from unruly to obedient, frightened to confident, timid to content.


JoAnne’s passion is transforming fearful and anxious pups into stable confident members of the family! This passion began 5 years ago while fostering an extremely fearful young pup, who soon became a beloved member of the family.

Nic Hooks

Nic Hooks was born in Savannah Georgia but grew up all over the U.S due to his Dad being in the Marine Corps. He always had dogs growing up but Roxy his little brothers Doberman was the one who really sparked his passion for training dogs. After high school Nic followed in his Dads footsteps and joined the Marine Corps. There he served as a Military Working Dog handler before being selected for MARSOCs Multi Purpose K9 program. He has attended Vohne Licke Kennels for MPC Handlers course and has participated in multiple Train the Trainer programs. After his time in the Marine Corps he started working at K9s for Warriors a non profit that trains rescued dogs to be service dogs for disabled veterans. Outside of work he enjoys spending time hiking and camping with his fiancé Caroline and his 2 dogs Lana and Willow.

Also Good Results and “My Client” Feedback :

Author: Dr. Erik Johnson
Dr. Erik Johnson is the author of several texts on companion animal and fish health. Johnson Veterinary Services has been operating in Marietta, GA since 1996. Dr Johnson graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. Dr Johnson has lived in Marietta Georgia since 1976.