obedience training

Bringing our skills as trainers to structure training programs for family dogs. The Alpha Canine Training Center has earned and possesses one of the finest reputations in obedience training in the industry of dog training.


one of the finest reputations in obedience training in the industry

The Alpha Canine Training Center offers a structured and effective Board & Train program custom-designed for the family dog. Your dog boards with us for the duration of the program and receives training in all of the basic obedience commands.

During our Board & Train program, your dog is taken into pet-friendly locations, to transfer the obedience training into the “real world” environment.

I could not believe that it was the same dog. I thought you had switched dogs for sure. I am in awe as to the difference in Cooper.

Matthew & Cooper

You are able to visit your dog at an agreed-upon time at the halfway point of the program.

The Alpha Canine Training Center has earned and possesses one of the finest reputations in obedience training in the industry of dog training. We bring our skill as dog trainers to all types of training, including our Board & Train program for pet and family dogs.

Nashville, TN

Jackson, MS

The most important area in pet training is Obedience. In my 40 years of training we have learned that our board and train with structure is the most effective. Train and educate the dog, train and educate the owner and the probability of success is maximized. Dogs are happiest when we understand them, and even more so, when they understand us. Communication is key. Behavior learned from positive reinforcement is learned without stress, and without diminishing the bond between the owner and their dog, or between dog and trainer while at the training center. At Alpha Canine, we utilize the same techniques that marine mammal trainers use, and we now experience far better results while causing the dog no stress.

By utilizing positive reinforcement we are able to teach the dog the desired behavior utilizing “Skinners Rule of Operant Conditioning”. Simply put, your dog learns because he is reward-driven to learn and has fun doing so. Corrections are used only in the proofing phase, and only with the proper and correct touch. We actually are able to communicate with the dog, as the dog becomes accustomed to experimenting with behaviors in order to get his or her reinforcement (reward). It’s a matter of shaping the behavior to the cue or command by the skilled timing of a professional trainer.


Timing is the most important factor in utilizing this method. We can communicate with the dog only, if the dog is very clear as to what it does to cause the reinforcement; but this comes only with precise timing, and will work no other way. This is why having a professional trainer train your dog is so important. A professional trainer skilled in this method minimizes confusion, maximizes productivity, positions the dog where the chance of error is highly unlikely, and correctly uses the principals of “Operant Conditioning”.

Positive Reinforcement sometimes takes a day or two longer, but the dog greatly benefits from the absent stress and hardship caused by the harsh methods. Let’s face it, the most important factor in deciding where to have your dog trained…is your dog. At Alpha Canine, you have my promise that your dog will be treated as a family member and not just another dog.

I am up-front with everyone that calls in reference to our competition. Some of our competitors charge half the price of our training, and some of them keep the dog half the amount of time. I encourage everyone interested in having your dog trained to do your research. Visit the facility, Google the owners and trainers. Please feel free to visit “Our Reference List” as well. Our Board and Train Programs range in price from $2400.00 to $6500.00 and are very structured with the goal of being able to live in harmony with your family. Thank you, and we look forward to working with you and your pet.

Jackson, MS

5208 N State St
Jackson, MS 39206

Nashville, TN
653 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37228