Dog Training

At Camp Wagging Tails, we believe that a well-trained dog is a happy dog.

Whether you've got a pup that is working on learning the basics or an older dog that's a seasoned pro, our dog training services at Camp Wagging Tails can have many great benefits! Not only will they become a better listener, but even the simplest tools can help a dog succeed and feel confident in varying situations. A gentle, science based, baby steps approach--no harsh corrections, shock, prong, or pinch collars. And you’ll be amazed at how your bond with your furry family member strengthens when you speak each other’s language. With several convenient training options and packages that can be customized to meet your needs, our trainer is here to help you and your pup! 

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Training Programs

Our pet training programs are designed to address a variety of needs, from basic obedience to specialized skills. Our trainer creates a supportive environment that encourages learning and fosters a strong bond between pets and their owners. We believe training benefits pets of all ages, so we tailor our approach to the unique personality and behavior of each one. This way, they receive the individualized attention they deserve and produce the best results.

Our Training Expertise

Whether you're dealing with a new puppy, an adopted adult dog, or a furry friend with specific behavioral challenges, we have the expertise to guide you through the training process. While we are equipped to address many scenarios, check out some of the most common issues our training programs can address:

  • Reactivity
  • Recall Reliability
  • Impulse Control
  • Going into Crate
  • Counter Surfing
  • Leash Frustration
  • Biting & Nipping
  • Resource Guarding
  • Chasing
  • Leash Walking
  • Destructive Chewing
  • Jumping

Meet Our Trainer

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Scott Gonyea

Originally from Albany, New York, Scott brings a wealth of knowledge to Camp Wagging Tails. After a rewarding career in the telecommunications industry, he went on to pursue a career in dog training.

After feverishly learning the science of how animals learn, and then spending years creating and perfecting his craft, he went on to work with clients and their dogs on his own.

Having learned the importance of remaining humble and the value of always learning, Scott addresses dogs’ unwanted behaviors by taking a baby steps approach that’s simple, fun and effective so owners become happier with their dogs.

When he’s not helping clients to enjoy easier lives with their canine companions, he can be found volunteering at local animal shelters.

Most Popular Training Options

  • Day Training Package (Two 30min sessions/day for 5 days):


  • Private At Center (One 60min session/day for 5 days):


  • Private At Home (One 60min session/day for 5 days):


All options include FREE in-center evaluations, a full debriefing session, high value treats, unlimited follow up, and video progress updates!

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Training with Boarding

  • Board & Train | 2 Week Package :


  • Board & Train | 3 Week Package :


  • Board & Train | 4 Week Package :


All options include FREE in-center evaluations, a full debriefing session, high value treats, unlimited follow up, and video progress updates!

Dog Training in Cornelius

If you are looking for the best dog training in Cornelius, you’re in the right place! Contact us today to learn more.

Call us (704) 895-8444

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