Off leash dogs in a down stay

      Initial Consultation         

 Phone:   FREE      /       In-Home:   $75


All training programs begin with an initial consultation and this can be done with a simple phone conversation or if you would prefer, Dave can come to your home to meet you, your family and of course your dog in person. During the consultation, you and Dave will discuss your dog's behaviors, your life-style/home-environment, training goals and expectations as well as all aspects pertaining to the actual training program: daily training schedules, tools used, skills taught, behaviors modified, follow-up support, pack walks, etc. Dave will of course answer all of your questions.


*In-home evaluations are not required for dogs that are generally "happy-go-lucky" and/or in need of minor to moderate behavior modification for unwanted behaviors. Dogs that have any serious issues with aggression and/or fear are required to have an in-home consultation. 

I.  Board & Train Training

Dog obedience training Charlotte NC

The most consistent and thorough training possible that produces the most reliable results for owners and their dogs.


All dogs must be at least 6 months old  & updated on vaccinations for Board & Training Training

3 Week Board & Train                                                                                                    $3,200

  •   Full on and off leash obedience training 

  •   5 private one-on-one sessions (up to 2 hours each) for on-going support 

  •   Life-long access to Allegiant K9s pack walks, hikes and socials for on-going support    

  •   All training equipment (E Collar, Place bed, Long line, Prong or Gentle Leader) included in price ($250 value)

  •   Dogs are trained in 7-9 different environments for proofing their skill sets in real world situations

This is a 3 week immersion training program that does it all for you and your dog! Your dog will live with Dave or Anna for 3 weeks while receiving training and play/socialization every day. Owners receive constant updates (pictures and videos) of their dog's progress during it's 3 week journey of training. The program covers all the major skill sets a dog and owner need to be successful in various situations & environments:

  • Leash walking/"heeling"

  • Off leash walking/"heeling"

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Stay

  • Place

  • Come (off leash recall)

  • Let's go (command used during off leash hiking)

  • Break (released from a command)

  • Impulse control training

  • Doorway manners

  • Car entry/exit,

  • "No" for any and all unwanted behaviors 

  • Crate

Dave & Anna only work with 3-4 dogs at a time & dogs are trained 7 days a week, several times throughout the day in various real-world environments for ultimate "proofing" of behaviors, confidence building, & generalization of skill sets. You will receive 5 private one-on-one sessions (up to 2 hours each) with Dave and/or Anna to ensure your dog's behaviors transfer to your home environment.  You will also have LIFE-LONG free access to the monthly Allegiant K9s Pack Walks, Hikes and Socials for on-going support for the life of your dog! 

Our 3 week program is a "game changer" for owners and their dogs. We "want it all" for our clients and their dogs: From calm behavior in the home, on the walk, at outdoor patio restaurants/ fun off leash adventures of hiking, mtn biking, camping, trail running, games of fetch and everything in between... we want owners to experience all they can with their dog. Our 3 week program (and the on-going support offered) is a solid foundation for owners to start living the life they have imagined they could with their dog. 

*  E Collar, Place bed, Long line, and Prong Collar or Gentle Leader  are all INLCUDED with the program

*  Minor to moderate behavioral issues can be be addressed with this program as well. Dogs with severe behavioral issues would need to participate in a 4 week program.  The extra week of training costs an additional $700

II. Pack Walks, Hikes and Socials

Group dog obedience class
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Dog training in Charlotte NC pack walks and group obedience class
  • Full details are on the "Pack Walks" page of this website

  • Pack walks, hikes and socials take place 1-2 times per month at various parks, greenways, and hiking trail systems

  • FREE for Allegiant K9s clients/dogs for LIFE of the dog. 

  • Pack walks, hikes and socials are excellent for keeping your dog's skills sharp in real world environments as well as keeping your dog well socialized around other well-behaved dogs.

III. Allegiant K9s Overnight Adventure Camps

  • Offered multiple times throughout the year for Allegiant K9s graduate dogs only

  • Small group camps so dogs get personalized attention, engagement and practice 

  • Adventure Camps are 3-4 consecutive days with Dave or Anna that focus on engagement, exercise and obedience refreshers. For 3-4 consecutive days, the dogs get long off leash hikes, long leash walks at public parks, public down-stay practice, group "place" practice, and tons of socialization and play. When possible, Dave and Anna will team up and take all 4 dogs up to Stone Mountain in Roaring Gap NC for a beautiful and fun 5 mile group off leash hike!   

  • Prices vary depending on what is offered & length of camp.

IV. Allegiant K9s Full Day Hikes and Overnight Hiking/Camping Trips     NEW!

Camping with dogs and hiking with dogs off leash
Camping with dogs at Tennet Mountain North Carolina

Video collage of September 2020 hiking/camping trip in western NC: Graveyard Fields to Black Balsam Knob

Hiking Black Balsam Knob with dogs and dog training off leash
Hiking Roan Mountain with dogs and camping with dogs
Camping with dogs at Roan Highlands Allegiant K9s
  • NEW! 

  • We LOVE to be active with our dogs and get out there and EXPLORE with our dogs! 

  • These adventures are either full day hikes (no overnight/no camping) or 2 day/1 night hikes with camping.

  • FREE for clients for LIFE of their dog. 

  • Trails are generally 10-15 miles in length and rated moderate to difficult with challenging terrain and lots of elevation change. Participants need to be in good health and good physical condition.

  • These day hikes and overnight camping trips are truly a unique experience and owners will start to experience an entire new level of bonding with their dog. 


* 1/2 payment secures your dog's dates for training. The other 1/2 payment is due the first day training starts.

* All purchases made with a credit card are subjected to an additional 3% charge for their use


* Extra fees apply for clients that are farther than a 60 minute drive from the trainer they will be working with. 

* All pricing and services are subject to change at anytime.