Dog Sports Training

Going in the ring and competing with your dog is such a fun and rewarding experience! When our dogs are properly prepared for the ring, then their enthusiasm sores and their reliability is able to shine through. When they are unsure, then we need to help them feel more confident with the exercises.

Competition Obedience Training

Whether you want to achieve an OTCh, UD or whether you are just getting started with your dog in competition obedience. Mariah will help your dog learn the skills to be happy, confident and precise in the ring.

Rally Obedience

We will work with you to teach your dog to have great focus, enthusiasm and reliability with all of the skills in the rally ring!

Freestyle and Trick Training

Do you want to teach your dog to do that epic handstand or to back up 60 feet or any other fun and exciting trick! We can teach you how to teach the trick and coach you through the process.

Dog Agility Foundation Training

Get started teaching your dog the skills to play and compete in agility!


Does your dog lack focus in training for obedience, agility or rally?


Are you tired of your dog zooming off to visit people or other dogs or just zooming around in the middle of a competition?


Are you stuck with not knowing what to practice next with your dog’s skills for dog sports training?


Does your dog act stressed in a trial but not in training?


Are you overwhelmed with all the things that need to be taught?

Dog sports coaching will guide you through the process of teaching your dogs the skills necessary for success!

One on one Dog Training for the most efficient dog sports training progress.



We schedule our sessions when it works for you!



Group dog training classes can be great, but too often the results stay behind in the classroom. Instead, let’s do the training where you need your dog to behave his best—wherever that may be.


Time Efficient

Your time is valuable. In home training ensures that you get the information that you need in an efficient manner.



We customize our sessions to meet your dog’s training needs and your training goals.


Schedule your free phone consultation or call us at 803-262-8212. We discuss your dog and your training goals. We schedule an online training session via email and video review or via Skype that will address your training challenge.




Get started on your path to success with your dog in the competition ring!

Mariah is a great balance of encouraging and humorous which works well when you have THREE dachshunds that all have different needs. She works well with my teenager with reactivity issues, my old-souled fearful girl that is scared of her own shadow and my new puppy teaching her general manners and obedience. I have tried other trainers. Mariah definitely hits the mark with her positive reinforcement and patience while training the humans and the dogs in the house. -Michelle G.

Mariah is as much people trainer as she is a dog trainer. We have used her in-home training services for the foundation skills and commands as well as her group classes for both of rescue dogs. One of the benefits of the latter for us is the ability for one of our dogs – who has a hard time meeting new dogs on the leash – to socialize with other dogs in a structured environment.

On top of all the training, she always does a great job with follow-up and additional educational material. I wish training with Mariah was mandatory for all new dog owners. -Jack T.

Fantastic positive reinforcement techniques proved to be incredibly effective for my high-energy yet shy chihuahua-mix who had a fear of others’ hands (a problem that sometimes led her to snap at other people!). I highly recommend the Mariah Hinds to anyone who is seeking behavioral modification for their pup(s). Thank you, Mariah! – Crystal P.

Teddy, a rescued Australian Shepherd mix, has several fear issues and would respond aggressively, but Mariah was terrific at introducing him to new situations slowly and teaching me how to look for his cues and ease his anxieties. We’re now enjoying walks together – even in crowded areas with numerous triggers. -Melanie M.

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. -Marissa Z.

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 behavior problems! -Mary H.