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The Best Dog Trainers in Alabama of 2024

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July 10, 2024

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This is a list of the top dog trainers in Alabama, based on votes from the Sniffspot community and the general public.

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    Frances Dauster Dauster

    NADOI certified, SF/SPCA certification, IAABD Accredited Dog Trainer

    Deaf dog training, Puppy dog training, Agility dog training

    Mobile, Fairhope, Daphne, Theodore, Grand Bay, Irvington, Malbis, Spanish Fort

    I believe it is vital to keep current with the most modern aspects of dog training and behavior; therefore I am active every day on discussion lists with Professional Dog Trainers, Veterinarians, Certified Pet Behavior Counselors, and other canine professionals worldwide!
    Online webinars, seminars etc. are also on my weekly to-do list!


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    Jessica Hudson

    ACDBC with IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants)

    Aggressive dog training, Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, Service dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Board and train dog training

    Serving West Mobile, Theodore, Tillman's Corner, Dawes, Semmes, Bayou La Batre, Grand Bay, and select areas in Mobile County, Alabama

    30+ years of dog training and behavior experience ranging from training my own dogs to providing foster care and training to numerous rescue dogs. Thousands of temperament tests performed in shelter settings. Complete dog behavior geek. Having trained dogs using aversive methods in the past (pre 1989) I have successfully continued training and modifying behaviors without them. I continue to mai...


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    Alex Franco

    CPDT-KA

    Reactive dog training, Puppy dog training, In home dog training, Board and train dog training

    Mobile, Theodore, Tillmans Corner

    With over 10 years of experience working with animals, and 5+ years in the field of professional dog training, I have trained various breeds of all ages and temperaments. I am certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers and a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.


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    Kirsten Kraljevic

    CPDT-KA

    Deaf dog training, Reactive dog training, In home dog training, Off leash dog training, Board and train dog training

    Kirsten is a graduate of St. Mary's College in Maryland with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology. One of her first jobs was with the Montgomery County, Md. Humane Society where part of her duties were to euthanize unwanted companion animals. Working with the Humane Society began a lifelong journey for Kirsten to educate herself and others in the art and science of training and living with dogs a...


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    Abigail Witthauer

    Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog Trainer Certified Canine Behavior Consultant Certified Professional Dog Trainer Licensed Family Paws Parent Educator Pet Professional Guild Member Association of Professional Dog Trainers Pet Sitter International Professional Pet Professional Guild Member ‚ÄãBA

    Peltham, Birmingham

    Abigail is the founder and owner of Roverchase and has been a professional dog trainer for nearly two decades. As one of the most certified dog trainers in the southeastern U.S., she a certified canine behavior consultant, a certified professional dog trainer, and one of just 70 trainers worldwide selected by Victoria Stilwell to hold the prestigious title of Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog ...


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    Abigail Witthauer

    Abigail is the founder and owner of Roverchase and has been a professional dog trainer for nearly two decades. As one of the most certified dog trainers in the southeastern U.S., she a certified canine behavior consultant, a certified professional dog trainer, and one of just 70 trainers worldwide selected by Victoria Stilwell to hold the prestigious title of Victoria Stilwell Professional Dog ...

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    Jessica Hudson

    30+ years of dog training and behavior experience ranging from training my own dogs to providing foster care and training to numerous rescue dogs. Thousands of temperament tests performed in shelter settings. Complete dog behavior geek. Having trained dogs using aversive methods in the past (pre 1989) I have successfully continued training and modifying behaviors without them. I continue to mai...

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    Alex Franco

    With over 10 years of experience working with animals, and 5+ years in the field of professional dog training, I have trained various breeds of all ages and temperaments. I am certified through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers and a member of the Pet Professional Guild and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

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    Kirsten Kraljevic

    Kirsten is a graduate of St. Mary's College in Maryland with a BA in Sociology and Anthropology. One of her first jobs was with the Montgomery County, Md. Humane Society where part of her duties were to euthanize unwanted companion animals. Working with the Humane Society began a lifelong journey for Kirsten to educate herself and others in the art and science of training and living with dogs a...

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Welcome to Alabama’s list of top dog trainers. The Alabama list is based on 369 votes from the Sniffspot community. Only the Alabama dog trainers with the top number of votes made this list. Trainers are ordered by number of votes, with Frances Dauster Dauster at the top of this list with 175 votes.

Our rankings include trainers certified by CPDT-KA and SF/SPCA certification. They also specialize in Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training amongst other training programs.

Alabama dog trainer services include:

  • Puppy dog training
  • Reactive dog training
  • In home dog training
  • Deaf dog training
  • Board and train dog training
  • Aggressive dog training
  • Off leash dog training
  • Agility dog training
  • Service dog training

Dog trainers in Alabama selflessly set pets up for success. Frances Dauster Dauster shares why they chose this path: When I see the 'lightbulb' go off in both dogs' and owners' minds... incredible. Now I'm doing that for my career ;-). All 5 trainers on this Alabama list are committed to positive reinforcement. Trusted Alabama trainer, Jessica Hudson, uses the following methods: My services are completely customized to each client. We begin with a consultation which allows me to assess behavior, environment, and get to know my clients (human and canine). From there I determine the changes which need to be made and implement a plan to meet the needs of both my client and their pets. My goal is to provide sensible, simple solutions which reduce stress and make life better in general. Each client is offered the best options for them in regards to homework and resources. I provide emailed support and on-going guidance for my clients. I often consult with clients' veterinarians if a behavior plan requires. Often my clients are relieved that simple changes are all it takes to vastly improve their situation..

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Sniffspot Alabama Dog Training Frequently Asked Questions

How did Sniffspot choose the best dog trainers in Alabama?

The Dog Trainer Contest decided the best dog trainers in Alabama based on voting from owners in Alabama. We highlighted 5 dog trainers in Alabama. This includes 3 dog trainers in Mobile and 2 dog trainers in other areas of Alabama.

What are the top qualifications and certifications for dog trainers in Alabama?

The most common dog training certification in Alabama is CPDT-KA, followed by SF/SPCA certification, and ACDBC with IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants). Our top dog trainer, Frances Dauster Dauster, has these certifications NADOI certified, SF/SPCA certification, IAABD Accredited Dog Trainer.

Are there dog trainers in my specific city in Alabama?

Alabama has city-specific lists for: Birmingham, Mobile

What type of training is done by Alabama dog trainers?

Alabama dog trainers offer 9 different training specialities, including: Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training, In home dog training, Deaf dog training, Board and train dog training, Aggressive dog training, Off leash dog training, Agility dog training, Service dog training

Do Alabama dog trainers work on dogs with behavioral issues?

According to our 369, Frances Dauster Dauster is the top rated in Alabama. Frances Dauster Dauster specializes in: Deaf dog training, Puppy dog training, Agility dog training

How do I choose the right Alabama dog trainer?

In Alabama, consider if your dog trainer has certifications from CPDT-KA, SF/SPCA certification or ACDBC with IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants). Also, does your pet need Puppy dog training, Reactive dog training, or something else.

What training methods do Alabama dog trainers use?

While these vary by Alabama dog trainer, Frances Dauster Dauster says: I do not use prong collars, e-collars, choke chains or other forms of punitive methods!

How can I make the most of Alabama dog training?

While every pet is different, Frances Dauster Dauster, our top Alabama dog trainer recommends: training is like a wonderful dance - both have to be happy doing it!

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