Max and Lucy
Maxa and family with the dogs

Who am I?

Hi everybody, my name is Max Alligood. I’m an Atlanta dog trainer and I founded Atlanta Dream Dogs with one goal: provide dog owners with the help, answers, and results they need while giving dogs the care, compassion, and understanding they deserve.

I’ve owned dogs my entire life. Many were great dogs, but several years ago I had a rescue dog with serious issues and understand what it’s like to have a dog that truly needs intensive training. The good news it there is hope for your dog problems.

With over 10 years as a professional Atlanta Dog Trainer, I’ve helped to train over 2000 dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments. I’ve worked with a variety of owners including young professionals with their first dog, families blending dogs with new babies, as well as seniors with special needs. My clients are dog lovers who also have busy lives with jobs and families. I know you don’t have hours a day to train your dog, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer and live with a dog’s bad behavior. Together we can prevent unwanted behavior in puppies or your new rescue. No matter how long you’ve lived with unwanted behaviors, we can find a solution.

Certified through the Karen Pryor Academy and a Start Right Puppy Trainer, I use a variety of dog-friendly dog training methods to teach obedience, modify unwanted behaviors, and eliminate dog problems. I am not limited to any one dog training method but combine the most modern, effective, humane and positive dog training and puppy training methods available. All training is customized for the specific needs of the dog and owner. I’ve worked tirelessly to learn and implement the best dog training solutions possible. Many of my clients have felt like I’ve performed miracles with dogs that other dog trainers had given up on. My mission and commitment is to create happy, well behaved, balanced dogs and happy owners.

In addition to obedience training, I also work with serious behavioral challenges, including separation anxiety, hyperactivity, fear issues, dog aggression, puppy potty training, excessive barking, destructiveness, puppy training, and difficult or stressful relationships with other family members.

If you are ready to have the dog of your dreams call me today. I’m the best Atlanta Dog Trainer for your dog training and puppy training issues.

  • 10 years as a professional Atlanta Dog Trainer
  • Multiple professional certifications
  • Successfully trained over 2000 dogs
  • Specializes in training the whole family
  • Trains in your home, neighborhood, and environment
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Max and Lucy

Max Alligood
Max AlligoodAtlanta Dog Trainer

My Certifications

The American Kennel Club is the gold standard in commitment to the health and well-being of all dogs. In the interest of creating responsible dog owners and well-rounded dogs, the American Kennel Club created the Canine Good Citizen Program and the S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.

The Canine Good Citizen Program rewards dogs and owners striving to create dogs with good manners and behavior at home and in their community. Dogs passing the ten step Canine Good Citizen test receive certification from the American Kennel Club.

The S.T.A.R. Puppy Program teaches how to communicate with your puppy. Training answers all puppy training questions including housebreaking, chewing, and the most effective way to teach obedience skills such as coming when called.

American Kennel Club Website

The International Association of Canine Professionals is dedicated to educating, developing, and supporting dog training professional worldwide. The IACP maintains a commitment to the highest level and quality of training for its members to ensure the best level of skills, abilities, and best practices in dog training.

International Association of Canine Professionals Website

The Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior specializes in innovative, positive reinforcement animal training. The Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer Professional program develops and supports exceptional positive reinforcement trainers.

Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior Website

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers is a professional organization committed to the creation of superior trainers through education, development, and support.

Association of Professional Dog Trainers Website