Teamworks Dog Training
8411 Garvey Dr, Raleigh, NC 27616
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Tue - Wed
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dog Training is about creating a good relationship with your dog, based on a sound understanding of dog behavior and learning theory.
At Teamworks, our goal is to help you create a successful relationship with your dog by building trust and mutual understanding. We believe in and use family-friendly, humane training methods that enable effective communication between people and dogs. We teach our classes using positive-reinforcement based training and encourage the use of humane "people empowering" techniques.
3 Locations to serve you! North Raleigh, Holly Springs, & Youngsville.
Indoor locations have thick rubber stall matting.
Outdoor agility arenas are leveled, fully fenced and lighted, on a grass surface. Ample parking and RV electric hook-ups available.
Directions to our 3 locations are available at:
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After getting several ""word of mouth"" recommendations, we used Teamworks in Wake Forest for the training of our ""in-tact"", 170lb, English Mastiff puppy, Cash. He went for 3 weeks and was a little over 1 when he went, and 6 months later the time spent and work involved is still very evident.
Teamworks sent weekly DVD's for us to view and it is amazing seeing the difference between the first and last video.
Example of daily life: Prior to training, at the dog park we would have to either sneak up on Cash to leash him, or wait for him to tire out. Now, with a park full of dogs and people, Cash will come when called as I stand at the gate to leave.
Since the training we have used Teamworks a few times for boarding and ""refresher"" courses and always walked away feeling the investment made our family a little happier, as we learn better ways to communicate with our dog each time.
Obviously I write this in response to the awful incident written below. Although I don't know Michele well, I know that she has to be beside herself with grief. Her life appears dedicated to the persistent cause of dog rescue, dog training, and continuing education in both forums.
I don't know the details, nor do I need to know them. Even in the best case scenario, a dog of any breed still has primal instincts and with the exception of small breeds, if a dog on a leash wants to get loose, it will.
Michele could be fully to blame, and even if that is the case, my faith dictates understanding of accidents and forgiveness for all.
I will continue to use Teamworks and continue to recommend.
I feel awful for all those involved, the families of both dogs, and Michele and staff at Teamworks.
Feel free to email me directly for a more detailed account of our success at Teamworks:
Below is the letter that was sent to the owner of this dog from Teamworks....
I just wanted to say again that we would love to have you and Scout come back and take a class (on us) in addition to your full refund. I am glad also, that the owner of the other dog is paying all of Scout's veterinary bills.
As I explained over the phone, ""predatory drift"" is a behavior that can lurk in all canines...even if it stops at chasing mice or lizards in the yard. The dog in question gave no previous warnings about what its intentions were. As you confirmed, there was no growl, and the dog was just casually walking past. The dog had also passed the Canine Good Citizen test last fall.
I think you understand that we cannot judge an entire breed by the actions of one dog. We have to assess each dog, and at Teamworks we do more than any other organization locally does to screen dogs into the proper classes. The dog in question will not be allowed back into Pre-Agility class and the owner is deeply sorry about the incident and is taking it very seriously and to heart.
My friends little sheltie was attacked this week during a class. Each dog was suppose to have earned their canine good citzens to be involved in the class. It was her sheltie and a pit bull in the class. Without any warning, the pit, who was not on a control lease, and the sheltie was, attacked and horribly injuried the sheltie which had to be pulled by three people from the jaws of the pit bull. Sheltie unwent surgery and at present is laying and recovering with 4 inch drainage tubes in her chest. Teamworks failed to abide by it's own guidelines, failed to protect it's clients, and failed by allowing aggressive dog mixed in with other dogs. What now? What if a child had been in attendance? Who's next in this line of this unprofessional business? Teamworks at fault. DO NOT USE.
I have taken a number of classes with my dog at Teamworks and always had a great experience. Although all of the instructors were wonderful, Susan K. was by far the most helpful. (I took 3 classes with her and also got my friend to take one of the classes with me.) When we came to the first class, my dog would not listen to anything I said. Susan helped me to understand how a dog perceives things differently than a human and was beyond patient in working with us. Because of her, we passed the Good Canine Citizenship test with flying colors. Plus--no more jumping on people and chewing up my things! I highly recommend Teamworks (especially if you can get into one of Susan's classes!)
I have been training my dog with Teamworks since he was a puppy. Lots of positive reinforcement with great results. A great place to spend time with your dog and get good behavior and results. We are now starting Agility competition. Also a great way for you both to get some exercise! Highly recommended.
The wide variety of classes pretty much guarantees you'll find a class you and your pooch will like. Most instructors are absolutely wonderful, organized, caring, knowledgeable and attentive. (One incredibly glaring exception in all of those categories -- avoid the instructor with initials S.K. and you will be fine). Go ahead and try 'em out -- you'll be glad you signed up.
I'm in the process of training an autism assistance dog for my daughter. Teamworks has been the best thing that has happened for my dog (except for me finding her abandoned at PetsMart). From the first time I called, they were focused on helping me get enrolled (I didn't have internet at home). Their office computer wasn't working right when I called, so the trainer called me back when she got home to do the on-line enrollment for the class. The class was AMAZING. The instructors were great at guiding the small group through the exercises making sure everyone was getting the hang of it. The activities were challenging for the dogs (it was their Distraction Proofing Class) and kept the handlers on their toes. Many store pet trainers are hit or miss so if you want it done right, call Teamworks (their in the Raleigh area, don't know why it said Angier). Their teachers train and compete for obedience, agility, canine musical freestyle, and fly ball. They also train therapy dogs. They really know their stuff.
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