Personal One-On-One Coaching

6 one-on-one private sessions* held in your home and public areas such as parks and stores are taught weekly with you and your dog. Every week we advance upon the previous week’s assignments until your dog is ready to attend our group classes, which are held two days a week throughout the Greater Charlotte area. Classes are designed to progress the foundation taught in one on one setting to full obedience in a variety of environments. *more one-on-one sessions may be needed at no additional cost based on trainer recommendation

2 Week Immersion Training

Your dog will come and live as a member of our pack in our home and join us on daily adventures out and about town. Upon completion of the immersion training program, the KeenDog Trainer that worked primarily with your dog will do follow-up sessions in your home to ensure a smooth transition back to your family. Upon completion of this you and your dog will be ready to join our group classes, which are held two days a week throughout the Greater Charlotte area.
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Complete Puppy Program

The choice to add a puppy to your family can be overwhelming - between choosing the right breed for your lifestyle, where to adopt your dog from, how to socialize properly, dealing with house training and obedience training, can be quite the undertaking in our face-paced society we live in. Let us assist you throughout this entire process - we will consult with you and your family on what breed would fit you best and then choose a reputable breeder or local rescue that fits your lifestyle. We give you all the training and information needed to add in your new family member just the way you envisioned! The pup stays with us from 10-18 weeks of age to learn how to be a KeenDog, and during this time we will do bi-monthly lessons with you and your family so that you can bond with your dog and understand the system in which he/she was trained. Upon arrival into your home, the pup will be a balanced dog who loves and obeys every member of your household. We are committed to you for life, so if you ever need some fine-tuning come to a class! *4 month vet bill and travel expenses not included*
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NAME RECOGNITION – look to you for direction when name is given

HERE – recall to handler, come to your front position

SIT – sit and stay where you are, automatic sits at heel position

DOWN – down and stay where you are, extended in house (30+ min)

PLACE – anything with boundaries, go to a specific boundary (bed, crate, car, etc…)

HEEL – walk on left side, nose to knee.

OFF – stop unwanted behaviors

KEEN – release command

OUT – drop a toy

GOOD – lets your dog know that is what you want!

NOPE – lets your dog know that they are on the wrong track

OUR Mission:

At KeenDog our life’s mission is to provide dog training programs that result in obedient and confident dogs that are eager, and enthusiastic to work with you – not for you. Using our unique KeenDog training method, our experienced and dedicated trainers will coach you how to have both on and off leash control of your dog in a way that results in a happy dog who looks to you for guidance no matter what environment you are in.

Our belief is that proper communication in a fun and consistent manner is the key to successful obedience training and behavior refinement. As you learn to communicate with your dog using the KeenDog Training System, you will begin to enhance your life with your dog, instead of your dog hindering it. Private one-on-one sessions, board and train, group classes and real world KeenDog activities are are aimed at building a bond with your dog who looks to you as their leader and best friend, gaining both love and respect from your dog. This innovative approach to dog training will ensure a lifetime of enjoyment for you both.

At KeenDog we use a wide variety of training methods and tools that benefit the dog, as we do not want dogs to be reliant on one training system (think if we only use treats, once that treat goes away so does your dog’s listening skills). We use marker training, lure training, body motion, play, leash training and e collars in our training program. All behaviors are taught in private and then you and your dog advance to our lifetime group classes to continue your skills in real world environments.


  • Ability to walk your dog on and off-leash with other dogs and people around.
  • Consistently and confidently call your dog back to you no matter what environment they are in.
  • Extended down stays – 30+ minutes
  • Calm indoor behaviors.
  • Automatic side sits when you stop of your walks.
  • Place command – ability to send your dog to a specific boundary and stay there until released.
  • Focus on you, the handler, through severe distractions.
  • Confidence building for skittish, nervous and aggressive dogs.
  • Eliminating unwanted behaviors such as jumping, nipping, chewing, destructive behaviors, soiling in the house and excessive barking.

The KeenDog lifestyle is meant to be one of enjoyment for both you and your dog! We don’t believe that training should stop after you solidify the fundamentals, thus why we offer lifetime group classes that are held throughout the Greater Charlotte area! Training with your dog should be a fun activity for you to do together as a cohesive team.