Fear-Free, Rewards-Based Training for Pups and their People
Serving Morganton, Lenoir, and Hickory, NC or online from anywhere!  Call to see how we can help you today:
  (910) 431-5680

Are you experiencing challenges with your dog?  Do you feel like nothing you've tried is helping to resolve your problems?  Maybe you are even doubting your decision to bring your dog into your home.  We understand and have been there.  We know you love your dog or you wouldn't be searching for help, and we know that sometimes the thought of the work ahead to change your dog's current behavior can seem daunting or impossible.  Please feel free to reach out and give us a call.  Sometimes a simple phone call will prompt an easy idea to manage or resolve the situation, or at least set your mind at ease.  If not, we offer training sessions in your home or via zoom. Remember that each trainer works differently.  If you've had a negative experience with a trainer that scared your dog or coached you in using methods you felt uncomfortable with, we may be a great option for you and your dog.   We are honest about our experience, abilities, realistic expectations and outcomes, and are equipped to refer to another reputable force-free trainer in our area if your situation is not in our areas of expertise.
Perhaps you've arrived at our page because you want to enrich your dog's life and increase your bond through fun training classes or private sessions.  Training isn't just for solving behavior problems.  Training should be a fun activity for both you and your dog to enjoy.  That's why we offer fear-free coaching - we want you and your dog to love working together.  Please reach out - we'd love to know what you and your dog are interested in, and would love the opportunity to share information on the benefits of using positive reinforcement as the primary method of training your dog.

Watch Up with Pups Trainer Shannon Morrow discuss how positive reinforcement works, how dogs learn and think and what to expect from our sessions and classes

Featured Classes:

Empower yourself and your dog with training techniques that bring you both joy.  Deepen your connection with your dog,  learn how to communicate clearly and how to understand what your dog is trying to tell you.  Have fun with positive, rewards-based training methods that bring out the best in you and your furry best friend.  Access course material from any device at any time - even out in the field with your dog!  Our video-based courses are so thorough and well-crafted that we wish we would have had them for ourselves when we started our dog-loving journey! Our in-person training sessions and packages are available to residents of Hampstead, Holly Ridge, Surf City, Sneads Ferry, and Topsail Islands, NC.  See our Topsail Training page for more information.

No time for private training or group classes?  Try one of our online courses!

Check out our featured course at a very affordable price:  
Mastering Calm Loose-Leash Walking: Positive Steps to Stop Pulling and Start Enjoying Walks with Your Dog

 Pawsitively Pawsome Courses

Access to amazing, in-depth courses including hours of fun, step-by-step training videos and e-books as well as games and enrichment activities for dogs of all ages, sizes, breeds, energy levels, and abilities.

Learn At Your Own Pace

From any device, any time at your convenience, even while out in the field with your dog. Resume exactly where you left off. No limits on the number of times you can view video lessons.  Self-study and interactive options available.

Pawsome Community

Join our community and connect with students  who are just like you. Learn and share with the ever growing virtual community or meet in person with our instructors in our local Surf City, NC area