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Welcome to Wild Child Dog Training

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Our Story

It all started with our very own Wild Child… Waya was a shy pup that needed some serious help. We decided to hire a trainer, but in my heart I knew obedience wasn’t going to be enough. So I started studying canine ethology and fell in love with behavior. A flame was ignited and our purpose came to light.

Here at Wild Child Dog Training, we strive to bring the best canine behavior training and human education to those who are seeking a more fulfilled relationship with their pet. All breeds, ages, and sizes, we strongly believe that every dog deserves the opportunity to find their purpose. We simply provide that chance.


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Board and Train

Our board and trains are the most popular programs around. Three different options to fit your family’s needs and help your dog be the best version of themselves. All programs being goal oriented in mind, we are able to help all dogs or all ages.

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Canine Performance

We offer a variety of sports or title options for those who just want to have fun with their dog or want to compete on a more serious level. Whether you’re looking for privates or a group setting. Our trainers can help you accomplish your training goals.

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Private Training

Our private training services includes our facility rentals, workshops, private lessons, and refresher training. Meeting all your local doggy needs. We provide out of the box services to get you and your dog living your best life.

Train With Us

Right now, what you wanted when you first got a dog might seem impossible. They drag you down the street, jump all over everyone and only listen occasionally. You want to be able to have them be part of your lives. Not be embarrassed by them, but instead be complimented about how well behaved they are. You’re in the right place. We’ll teach you and your dog everything you both need to know. So you have the peace in your house, fun out and about…that dream dog you have always imagined. Get in touch and tell us all about your dog, and we’ll send you all the details about our programs. (Email or Text preferred for a faster response since one hand is usually on a dog!)

Why Wild Child?

Our programs involve two main things:  Play and relaxation training. Using these methods, your dog will want the same thing that we want rather than us having to COMMAND them to do things all the time. That way we’ll be matching your dog’s mental and emotional needs and creating motivation without forcing or begging your dog to do anything. This way of training isn’t rushed but works so much more effectively and permanently than other forms of training.


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Client Reviews

“Sydney is absolutely amazing. Her passion for training dogs and their owners is evident with each training session. We appreciate all of her hard work and patience with us and our Max. We definitely recommend Wild Child Dog Training!!!”

R & S Akers

Cannot recommend Sydney enough! We went through her “Good Dog” program with our collie. At each lesson, Sydney made sure we were training our dog correctly and she was progressing well and we understood how and why we were using certain techniques. Our collie is so much more well behaved in and out of the home and has even stopped harassing our house cats. We absolutely loved working with Wild Child and highly recommend them!

Sarina Clement

The Wild Child crew is AMAZING. We did a 4-week board and train with our 1.5-year-old mini Aussie who needed some behavioral modification. During the process, we were able to see video updates on their social media pages every day (which helped A LOT)
I recommend the heck out of them!

Gina Andrews

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491 Smith Rd
Maysville, NC 28555



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