Does your dog lunge and pull on the leash?


Does your dog ignore your calls to come or to stay?


Does your dog jump up on every person who comes to visit?

With over 16 years of experience, Dog Training Charlotte Dog Trainer, Mariah Hinds Dog Training can help you.

We have seen it all and we have helped families just like yours. We provide in home dog training to get results fast and where they matter: in your home, in your neighborhood and at your nearby park.

In Home Dog Training



We come to you! On a schedule that works for you! We train your dog for you so your dog has great manners that you can use in your daily routine.


Whether your dog is lunging and growling or whether he just needs to learn good manners, we use the most effective training techniques for lifelong results.


We understand that each client has different needs, so we tailor our dog training programs to accommodate your unique situation.


We have training programs that can fit any budget.

Any Breed. Any Size. Any Age.

We work with dogs of any breed, size or age – and we empower owners with lifelong skills for continued successes, no matter the problem behavior.
Leash & potty training
Staying & coming when called
Destructive chewing & digging
Stealing food, clothing, or other objects
Barking, howling & whining
Food guarding & begging
Mouthing, nipping & playing rough
Jumping up & hyperactivity
Aggression & anxiety
Before training with Mariah, Teddy would respond aggressively to everything. He had pulled me down repeatedly lunging at people, joggers, bicyclists, and other dogs. Mariah did a magnificent job helping me train Teddy. We’re now enjoying walks together – even in crowded areas with dogs, people and bicyclists. We go to the park and we go downtown and we go everywhere now. I’m so grateful that we could accomplish so much! Thanks, Mariah! — Melanie M.
After adopting a dog, Barney, from the shelter a few months ago, my dog was having a lot of little behavior issues that continued to build up, that were slowly driving me crazy. After becoming aggressive towards several of my friends, I was desperate to find someone to help Barney and I. Since Barney’s very first training session with Mariah, I have seen great changes in him. His confidence has increased, he is able to calm down easier, he is less anxious, and he is overall a happier and friendlier dog. Barney and I are so lucky to have had Mariah work with him! -Marissa Z.
I couldn’t have been happier with the results. Mariah uses training methods that really work! They aren’t temporary fixes, they’re solutions that improve the relationship between you and your pet! She’s absolutely incredible! -Jaclyn H.
Not only did my 7 year old dog learn new tricks but he can now tell me when he wants to go to the bathroom, stay in his basket when new friends come through the door and his over all anxiety is down. thank you so much for taking the time to train with me and mister harvey! we appreciate you and will recommend you to anyone who is having puppy problems! -Mary H.
By the time Dolly was 4 months old, she was jumping on us, biting us, leaping off of the back of the couch and harassing us during our dinners even though she had already had dinner. Mariah was great. In no time, she had Dolly greeting us politely, staying on a mat while we ate and no more biting or death leaps from the couch! — Bryann S.
Mariah is such a wonderful person and a gifted trainer. She has helped us so much in understanding and training our new puppy that we adopted a few months ago. Our puppy showed signs of not being very well socialized and leash-reactive. With Mariah’s help in just a short time we were able to help our puppy overcome this. Even after the training was done, she is always there to answer any questions we may have about any issues that may arise while we are still getting to know our new family member. Thank you so much, Mariah! -Alisha P.
Mariah helped us wrangle our Great Dane Rogue. His behavior is light years better than it was! Thank you Mariah! -Joseph S.
I started bringing my 8 month old bichon frise to puppy classes. We started with the fabulous focus class. Before we started classes, my dog was very distracted on walks. Now when we take walks, I can redirect him much easier with the tools and exercises I’ve learned. With practice, my dog is getting better and better each day! -Antoinette

Positive Training Methods that Really Work for You and Your Dog!



We support owners in the off-hours (when training is “not in session”).


We deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.

Environment Specific

We train where the problems happen (i.e. park, home, in the car).

Empowering Owners

We empower owners to train so the dog knows to listen at all times.


We work with all members of the household.


We plan training around your schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.

Continued Training

Additional programs are offered after in-home training.

Lifetime Support

We follow-up and are invested in you and your dog’s success long-term.


Satisfaction Ratings

Our high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.

Puppy Training

Our Puppy Training helps your puppy become the perfect family pet. We will work with you to socialize your puppy, teach manners and ensure that your puppy listens to you in every environment.

Obedience Training

Our Obedience Training helps your dog develop the desired manners to become a wonderful member of your family. We put an end to hyperactivity, barking and jumping up and teach your dog to listen to you. We can put an end to undesirable behaviors.

Anxiety/ Aggression Dog Training

Put an end to your dog’s aggression and anxiety. We teach your dog to make calm, appropriate choices. If your dog is exhibiting any behaviors that are threatening or concerning, we can help.

Therapy Dog Training

If your dog loves people and you love helping, you could be candidates for therapy dog work at nursing homes, school reading programs, and other settings. We can teach your dog the necessary skills for the rewarding work of bringing joy and comfort to other people.

Dog Aggression Training

Lunging and barking on leash is embarrassing and it is scary! We can teach your dog to ignore other dogs on leash no matter how close the other dog is. Schedule your FREE Phone Consultation now!

Service Dog Training

If someone in your home has a disability, your family could benefit from the dog learning to help. Retrieving a medication bag, retrieving a beverage to take medication, and panic prevention skills in public are all skills that we can teach your dog to perform.

Wondering if we have dog training Charlotte NC dog training near you?

We offer in home dog training for South Charlotte, Fort Mill, Rock Hill and surrounding areas.


South Charlotte








Indian Trail


Lake Wylie


Tega Cay


Indian Land


Fort Mill


Rock Hill




Steele Creek

From unruly puppy to a dog with great manners!

Today is a day of closure for myself and my Bernedoodle, Wylie. It is our last day of training with Mariah. It had been a number of years since we had brought a new puppy into our home. I bought and read a few training books and thought that I had this. I did not. I quickly realized that i needed a professional trainer. Mariah is very knowledgeable of dogs and their behaviors. She helped train basic skills and trouble behaviors as they popped up. Our pup is 8 months old now and has learnt so much. I have continued training in between sessions(not as often as i probably should have) but our dog has continued to learn obedience which makes having a puppy WAY more fun! I highly recommend Mariah for training your puppy or dog. She even comes to you to make it even easier!! Your experience with her will be positive for you and your dog!!

-Jayne I.

From screaming at every dog to walking calmly past every dog!

I have been contemplating for over a year whether or not to invest the money in dog training for my 5 year old lab mix Bella. Bella was a hand full for me to walk on a leash when she saw other dogs, she would scream out and rear up. In the car she would start crying from the minute she got in the car. We are 1/2 way through our training sessions with Mariah and I have seen such a huge improvement in Bella! All of the techniques she is teaching us are so helpful. Yesterday when I put Bella in the car for a ride she actually laid down from the get go and was quiet in the back seat! When I met Mariah for our first visit in a public area near a local pet store, we had to go to plan B and go back to my home for training. Mariah noted how anxious Bella was in her surroundings with the other dogs at a distance. After several training sessions at home and in the car with Mariah (and practice on my own) I am happy to report last week we tired again at the same location and Bella was a rock star! She was at ease and could look at other dogs without becoming anxious. Bella also learned an emergency call to come right away when in the yard or house and it works so well! I enjoy working with Mariah and look forward to all of our sessions. Mariah will meet in the home, assist in the car, and meet out in public. I highly recommend Mariah Hinds to assist with your dog training needs. The knowledge you will gain through Mariah’s training will greatly improve your ability to handle your dog and strengthen your relationship with your pet.

-Michelle M.

One Training Session!

I only had an initial session with Mariah but I learned so much within that short amount of time. She was very friendly and thoroughly answered all of my questions. I gained a better understanding of the needs of my puppy and effective techniques for socialization, as well as house training. Mariah was a breathe of fresh air and assured me that it was about me figuring out what worked best for my puppy and I. I started out the session anxious and overwhelmed because of my new puppy and the mixed training tips online. However, when the session was over I was less anxious about training my pup and have been able to enjoy each stage of his development. If this is what occurred in only an hour, I am sure that her training packages would be just as effective. I definitely recommend Mariah Hinds Dog Training, even if it is just for an initial session.

-Corrina B.

I’m so glad I called her when I did!

Mariah has been wonderful to work with. She has been working with our almost a year old sheepadoodle and our seven year old golden doodle and has helped to get rid of undesirable behaviors. Before working with Mariah, both dogs would pull us on walks. After working with them on how to walk on a leash and follow my lead with Mariah, they now look to me to set the pace. From house training to learning how to curb rough play or mouthiness to how to greet guests, Mariah was able to offer a solution that helped to redirect the behaviors. I’m so glad I called her when I did and am continuing to implement the tools she has given me to better train my dogs!

-Brit D.

He was biting. Now we can have guests come over.

Mariah has helped tremendously with our black lab Danny. We got Danny at 7 years old and although very sweet and mild with us, he was anxious to be separated from us and anxious/protective with people and other animals. This resulted in several reactive bites to strangers as well as leash pulling/lunging, constant barking either at the sight of something or a sound, and constant barking/whining when separated from us. We were worried we could never have guests over with him barking/biting or be able to walk him in public. With Mariah’s techniques, we worked on desensitizing Danny to sights and sounds that make him anxious, separation anxiety, and proper leash walking. We can now walk him in public places, even busy parks with dogs, and Danny is calm and mostly unprovoked by people and dogs walking around. We have had lots of guests over and Danny is able to relax in a room without barking or whining the whole time. We even have had family spend the night and, with a proper introduction method and safety measures taken, Danny can be comfortable with us and the guests in the house. Among these huge victories, there’s been small changes as well. He can sit and stay while we open doors/feed him, he will come when called even if there is a distraction, and he can go lay down on his bed on command as a means of calming down and relaxing. Overall, it was very worth the time, money and effort with Mariah to train Danny and have a peace of mind again. Danny is much less anxious and we are as well!

-Kelsie B.

No longer a "hot mess"!

Is your dog the cutest thing in the world but a pain in the butt? Do you often consider avoiding having people over, cringe at leaving the house for more than 30 seconds or forget about eating like a proper adult at a table for fear of losing your dinner to your furry friend upon blinking? If so, call Mariah now! Like right now, stop reading and call her. Now. My 2.5 year old dog that we rescued at 11 weeks was a hot mess (mainly because of her incredibly well intentioned, loving yet clueless owners). I was losing it with her crazy behavior until a kind soul connected me with Mariah. Mariah has patiently worked with our dog Luna and us human parents which, 3/4 into the program, has already completely transformed our home dynamics. We literally could not open the door without Luna bolting, eat without putting her in a crate, have anyone over without her jumping all over them non stop, feed her without her jumping on her plate or call for her to come back where she actually complied (driving around the neighborhood with treats to bribe her in back home while cursing and praying under your breath – sounds familiar anyone?). We still have a few classes left and a few things to work through but Mariah has already shown us strategies on how to deal with it to make it less stressful on her, us and the recipients of the barks and to continue to reinforce a change of behavior which I am confident we will achieve with repetition. Thanks Mariah! I wish we had called you as soon as we got our dog 2 years earlier.

-Mercedes S.

No more separation anxiety!

I am so happy we were referred to Mariah when we were looking for someone to help us train our pup, Lucy! Mariah helped us with general obedience (sit, stay, etc.) but also helped us navigate some larger issues we were having with Lucy’s separation anxiety. She armed us with force-free training methods so that we can continue to work with Lucy on our own, and was always available to answer questions or clarify the “why” behind her approach. Mariah was extremely easy to coordinate with, and was proactive and professional in her communication. She is so knowledgable and you can tell she is passionate about what she does. We would (and have!) absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for effective, force-free dog training.

-Emily M.

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