general veterinary information
Feline Specific Information
Training, Behavior, and Sporting Dogs
Southpoint Animal Hospital has a resident trainer & behaviorist, Lynn Rives. Give our hospital a call to schedule an appointment to meet with her to start your puppy/dog off right: positive reinforcement puppy classes, private lessons, socialization & confidence building, obedience, STAR, CGC, ACGC, Rally, C.L.A.S.S., behavioral counseling, fears, aggression counseling, & conditioning. Lessons are available in home or our hospital.
Online training communities for dog training, behavior, agility and sports:
Dr. Ian Dunbar has a creative & fact-filled website for every puppy/ owner. There are free downloads, blogs, how to solve behavior challenges, and more.
The AKC has a website just for puppies & new dog owners. Trainers certified to conduct STAR puppy classes, and help you train your puppy are also listed here.
This is the AKC website for CGC (Canine Good Citizen). Training & testing is available throughout the Raleigh/Durham area and also through Southpoint Animal Hospital.
Melanie Miller is a top trainer & competitor in Agility. She offers classes & individual training.
Patricia Tirrell combines Tellington TTouch, and force-free training techniques for you and your dog
Hannah Branigan offers on-line classes for dog sport competitors.
Denise Fenzi offers an on-line academy with a myriad of focus areas: nosework, conditioning, obedience, behavior, agility, and more!