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Certified dog trainer
Diane Gatchalian

Acworth, GA

Diane and her team at My Loyal Dog Training offer extensive experience working with various breeds, temperaments, and ages, assisting dogs in overcoming a range of behavioral issues.

Committed to delivering effective solutions tailored to meet each dog’s training needs, My Loyal Dog Training provides services in Cobb, Cherokee, Bartow, Paulding, and Fulton Counties.

As a Business Owner and Senior Dog Behavior Trainer, Diane utilizes training equipment such as the Mendota Slip Lead, Front Clip Harness, and, in rare cases, the Hermsprenger Prong Collar.

The training philosophy at My Loyal Dog Training is rooted in the belief that all dogs have the potential to improve behavior and master new skills.

Demonstrating strong leadership skills is emphasized to help dogs feel secure and gain respect.

Diane and Gabe Gatchalian, both passionate and experienced dog lovers, have extensive experience with various breeds, temperaments, and ages.

They have a background in working with dogs to overcome behavioral issues and master basic obedience skills.

Their expertise was honed under a certified dog trainer, and they have volunteered for several years with Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue in Kennesaw, Georgia.

In addition to their private training client base, Diane and Gabe have been part of the rescue dog training team with Mostly Mutts University since 2017, working with challenging dogs rescued by the shelter.

Their work has successfully improved behaviors that might otherwise hinder a dog from being adopted or put a dog at risk of losing its home.

They also teach an in-shelter obedience training class for new adopters, setting families up for success as dog owners.

Having fostered rescued dogs in their home, requiring assessment and rehabilitation, Diane and Gabe have gained extensive experience in working with a variety of behavioral issues.

They firmly believe that every dog has the potential to improve behavior and learn new skills with the right training.

My Loyal Dog Training aims to help every dog reach its full potential.

With a focus on addressing diverse behavioral issues in dogs of all sizes and ages, My Loyal Dog Training has worked with challenges such as reactivity to other dogs, undesirable behavior towards people, guarding behavior, fear-based behavior, and socialization for dogs with limited interaction with people or other dogs.

Their practical approach and hands-on experience make them valuable partners in addressing and improving canine behavior.

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Who are the dog trainers listed on this page?

We showcase a diverse group of accomplished dog trainers specializing in positive reinforcement techniques. You'll find brief profiles of each trainer, highlighting their experience and expertise.

How can I select the right trainer for my dog?

Start by evaluating your dog's needs and identifying your training objectives. Each trainer's profile provides insights into their areas of expertise. Match these with your dog's character and your goals to find the ideal fit.

How do I ensure these trainers are competent?

All trainers listed here are certified professionals with extensive knowledge of positive reinforcement techniques.

Why is positive reinforcement emphasized, and what is it?

Positive reinforcement centers on rewarding preferred behaviors, ensuring a pleasant learning journey for your dog. This approach not only is humane but also strengthens the bond between you and your pet.

Are these trainers equipped to address specific behavioral problems?

Yes, they are. Our trainers are adept in basic obedience or intricate behavioral challenges. Browse their profiles to identify a trainer who specializes in the particular issues you wish to address.

How do I initiate a training program with a trainer?

Simply click on the preferred trainer's profile to access their contact details. From there, you can get in touch to discuss your requirements and set up training appointments.

How do group sessions differ from private ones?

Group sessions offer a communal setting where your dog learns general obedience alongside other dogs. In contrast, private sessions grant focused attention, making them perfect for targeted behavior modifications or individualized training agendas.

Which training techniques do these trainers abstain from?

All our trainers are committed to positive reinforcement techniques and steer clear of any harsh or punitive methods. Their primary goal is to make training a joyous journey for you and your dog.

When can I expect to see results using positive reinforcement training?

Results depend on factors like your dog's nature, the specific behaviors in question, and your training consistency. While many clients observe improvements in just a few sessions, it's crucial to be patient and persistent.

Can I attend a training session to observe before committing?

Reach out to the trainer you're interested in to discuss possibly attending a session. It's a great way to get a feel for their approach and see if it aligns with your expectations.

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