Dog Training Programs

Atlanta Dream Dogs home dog training programs are designed to train any dog, any age, any issue.

All of our dog training starts in your home, neighborhood, and environment where you and your dog actually interact. It’s easy to teach a dog a series of commands in the closed environment of a group class, but teaching your dog to listen to you in the real world, with real world distractions, is what counts.

Certified Atlanta Dog Trainer, Max Alligood, comes to your home and shows you how to communicate with your dog. Together, we will stop problem behaviors – usually within the first hours of arrival. We’re here for you every step of the way to get results.

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Service coverage includes all areas within:

Atlanta, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Vinings, Tucker 


Dog Training Children
Dog Walking Family

In-Home Foundation

The In-Home Foundation series programs are designed for the family who wants to take an active role in their dog’s initial training, but who doesn’t have a lot of time to train their dog. I will come to your home and show you how to communicate with your dog, and we stop problem behaviors together – usually within the first hours of arrival. You will see amazing progress within the visit.

Start Your Puppy Off on the Right Paw!

Choose from any of our In-Home Foundation puppy training options to set you and your new puppy up for success. We address house training, chewing, mouthing, puppy problems, leash walking, socialization, and an introduction to basic obedience. Our puppy training is all positive, reward based, fun and effective.

My Promise to You- If at the end of the initial consultation you feel we did not make huge progress with your dog and your understanding of your dog just tell me and you will not be charged for the lesson.

Foundation Core

  • One 2-3 Hour Session
  • Two- 1 Hour Follow-up Lessons
  • Consultation, Assessment, Hands-on Training
  • Detailed Training Plan and Homework
  • 90 Day Phone & Email Support

Adult Dogs

I come to you and focus in on the root cause of your dog’s issues. We will have two one hour follow-up sessions at your home or anywhere you need help.  For many of my clients this is all that’s needed. Once you’ve established a strong foundation you can move on the more advanced training if that’s your goal.  Most training issues are resolved when we get a strong foundation. If your dog already has a strong foundation, this package can help you with specific goals you want to reach.

Your dog will learn: Sit, Place, Loose leash walking

Eliminate unwanted behaviors i.e. jumping on guests, counter surfing, leash aggression, chewing, house training


The Puppy Foundation Core Program is the best way to ensure your puppy learns the correct behavior in the first weeks for your time together. A little puppy training early goes a long way in creating a happy, obedient dog.

Since we are in-home training, you can start as early as 8 weeks old. The first days and weeks with your puppy have a lasting effect on your relationship so make sure you get it right. The initial 2-3 hours lesson will cover everything you need to know to make sure you start off on the best paw with your new life long friend. We will have two more follow up lessons usually about 7-10 days apart.

Foundation Plus

  • 3- 1 Hour Session
  • Home, Office, Parks
  • Wherever you need help
  • Advance your dogs training
  • Add more commands

Adult Dogs

Upon completion of The Foundation Core you can upgrade to the Foundation Plus and add 3 more visits in your home or wherever needed. With this extended program we can advance the training we worked on in the Foundation Core program and add more commands and eliminate more unwanted behaviors.

Your dog will learn: Sit, Place with distractions, Loose leash walking with distractions, come when called, Leave it.


The Puppy Foundation Plus with 3 additional lessons allows you to continue your puppy’s training at your pace.  We can start to add more commands and work with your puppy in different situations.

Foundation Excellence

  • One Year of Training
  • Consultation, Assessment, Hands-on Training
  • Frequency of Visits Based on Goals
  • Up to 10 Follow up lessons 
  • One Year Phone, Email, Newsletter, Blog Support

Adult Dogs

With our Foundation Excellence – One Year Training option, you can not only get results for current issues, but you can also lay the integral foundation to prevent issues in the future. As your dog moves through each stage of life, their cognitive abilities and quirks change as well.

Working at home and where you experience any issues, we cover walk without lunging, barking, growling, pulling, or reacting to other dogs. We teach basic obedience such as Sit, Stay, Down, Place, Come, recall with distractions, and more. We will also address behavioral problems, such as jumping up, mouthing, nipping, counter surfing, or any other issues you might be experiencing.

The initial follow-up session is typically scheduled 10-14 days later.  Then follow-up sessions as needed. The follow-up lessons may be at your home, neighborhood park or anywhere that you are experiencing problems. You can take your Canine Good Citizen test and your dog will achieve his therapy certification (CGC).

Having Atlanta Dream Dogs one phone call or email away means we are always ready to help and you can definitely enjoy living with your Dream Dog by your side.


Relax knowing your puppy will have a solid foundation for positive growth with this training option. From the crucial initial puppy training sessions to working through the issues of young adulthood to keeping their minds and bodies active and engaged, we will be your partners in dream dog ownership. Together, we can achieve your “wish list” of behaviors while always ensuring balanced and proper development.

Our most popular Puppy Training Program exceeds anything you’d experience in “Puppy Kindergarten” at a chain store group obedience class. Since we are in-home training, you can start as early as 8 weeks old. The first days and weeks with your puppy have a lasting effect on your relationship so make sure you get it right. Then continue the positive growth over the course of a year. Work through puppy issues into a well-behaved young adult dog within the year of training. Puppy Start Right training is a positive approach to problem-solving, prevention, and puppy training.

Our Certifications

Association of Professional Dog Training
International Association of Canine Professionals
Canine Good Citizen