Atlanta Dog Training Services

All Breeds, All Ages, All Issues

Whether you’ve just brought home a new puppy, want to fine tune your dog’s training, or have behavior problems you’d like to change, we can help.

Have the well-trained dog you’ve always wanted

Gain the skills and knowledge to enjoy a great relationship with your dog

Get success by working at your dog’s level and understanding how dogs learn

We Train Family Dogs to Be Their Happiest, With Positive Solutions

Richard Fischhof, M.ED., CPDT-KA, CTC is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer in Atlanta, GA who uses force-free training methods for best results. He works to incorporate your dog’s training into your daily life and keeps it fun for you both.

Services & Classes

Atlanta Private Training
in Your Home

(Sessions also available via Zoom)
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Atlanta Puppy Training

For puppies ages 7 to 16 weeks
Starts March 1st at 7 pm
VCA Briarcliff Animal Clinic
4 Classes for $175

Questions? Call or text 404.626.0036

Basic Manners Class

For dogs of all ages
Starts February 23rd at 7 pm
Mason Mill Park Recreation Center
6 Classes for $225

Questions? Call or text 404.626.0036

Serving Pets and Their Families Across the Atlanta Metro for 15 Years

Richard has trained hundreds of happy dogs.
Won’t yours be next?

Why Us?

Problem Behaviors

Offering positive solutions for a number of behavior issues such as aggression, resource guarding, excessive barking, leash pulling, fears and phobias, and more, we help you gain your dog’s respect and trust resulting in a well-mannered pup.


With over 15 years of hands-on experience, Richard is one of Atlanta’s most recommended certified professional dog trainer by area veterinarians.

Puppy K and Basic Manners Classes

Adding a puppy to your family calls for a celebration! Why not treat your puppy to Puppy Kindergarten classes that attendees can’t stop raving about. Our Puppy Kindergarten classes at VCA Briarcliff Animal Hospital, Atlanta, GA have been running for 10-plus years. Puppies can graduate to Basic Manners class where we raise the criteria and add in distractions.

Force-Free Dog Training

Looking to connect with your dog, strengthen your relationship, encourage cooperation and foster mutual trust? Enjoyable for both dogs and owners, our force-free dog training is backed by studies showing that dogs learn better with non-aversive methods and is the most humane way to train dogs.

Dog Safety for Kids

Your pup and your kids are part of your pack. It’s important that they’re able to coexist in a loving, healthy manner. Richard proudly helps with just that. “Be A Tree” focuses on fun, interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and act safely around dogs. To schedule a presentation for your child’s class, call 404-626-0036.

Zoom Dog Training

Want the comfort of training from your home? What about training from your home without having to change out of your sweatpants? During the pandemic, Richard pivoted to training on Zoom – and appeared in the Wall Street Journal and on the local news. He has trained dogs from New York to Illinois, and even a Poodle in Nice, France!

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Tips for Training Your Dog Via Zoom: Sit, Stay, Don’t Lick the Screen

Richard Fischhof proves you can teach old dogs—and young coronavirus puppies—new tricks. Yes, even man’s best friend can learn to social distance.

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He Tells Dogs to Sit, but Now at a Screen

Local dog trainer finds way to still help his clients in the age of social distancing.

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As soon as possible! Puppies are eager and ready to learn. We offer private lessons in your home, or Puppy Kindergarten class for puppies ages seven to 14/16 weeks.

If they’ve got fur, a wagging tail, and bark, we train them! We train all breeds, all ages, and all sizes – from a tiny Teacup Poodle to a giant breed such as a Great Dane.

Looking for the best dog trainer in Atlanta? Call 404.626.0036

No dog is too old to learn new tricks. From puppy to senior, any dog is welcome for training.

We offer both avenues of training. We will begin in the house with no distractions and gradually progress to the outdoors where there are more distractions.

Looking for the best dog training company in Atlanta? Call 404.626.0036

The number of sessions is dependent on your dog. We highly encourage practice, consistency, and working with your dog in-between sessions.

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