NC Dogs offers professional dog training using reward-based training methods for families and their pet dogs in Wake County and surrounding North Carolina areas including:

Apex, Cary, Raleigh, Durham

Morrisville, Chapel Hill, and Holly Springs

If you are in another NC location, we would be happy to discuss whether we could help with your specific dog behavior and training needs.

Training with North Carolina Dogs:

  • Better understand your dog

At each consultation we’ll discuss dog learning, motivation, behavior, and body language supported by animal behavior science. We’ll help you sort through dog training myths, so you can really understand your dog.

  • Training methods

We use the most advanced, family-friendly, reward-based training techniques that are truly humane and effective. Our training focuses on achieving the results you need while providing for your individual dog’s well-being.


  • Building the strongest bond possible with your dog

Positive reinforcement training can enhance your communication and help you form a special bond with your canine best friend. Our training is geared to help you achieve your dream dog.

  • Make life easier and have fun

Dogs are fun, but we understand their behavior can be frustrating and stressful to people at times. We can help you teach new behaviors, so you can have more freedom to enjoy activities with your dog again.

  • Follow-up support

We want you to be comfortable with your new behavior/ training knowledge and skills after you’ve worked with us, therefore we provide email and phone support. Your success is important to us.

Want to learn more about our behavior and training services? Contact us today to get answers to your questions.

910-336-1316       dan@ncarolinadogs.com

Dan Raymer

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Dan graduated with Honors from Jean Donaldson’s Academy for Dog Trainers, earning certification in Dog Training and Counseling. He also graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Applied Animal Behavior.

Due to his avid interest in animal welfare, Dan volunteers at the SPCA of Wake County animal shelter. He also has certificates in dog walking and canine first aid and CPR, and is a member of the Pet Professional Guild.

To bring the best training skills and advice to pet dog owners and guardians, Dan focuses on continuing education year-round.

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“Dan is a superb trainer with a solid understanding of animal learning and a commitment to using modern science based methods. He is skilled in assessing behavior and his user-friendly instructions will make the training process easy for owners to understand and follow. I highly recommend Dan, no matter what the issue he will be able to help.”

Sarah Pennington

Coach and Mentor, The Academy for Dog Trainers

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910-336-1316       dan@ncarolinadogs.com