Southpoint Animal Hospital Resource Guide for Puppies and Dogs

Dog Star Daily

Dr. Ian Dunbar has a creative and fact-filled website for every puppy/owner. There are free downloads, blogs, how to solve behavior challenges, and more.

American Kennel Club

The AKC has a website just for puppies and new dog owners. Trainers certified to conduct STAR puppy classes, and help you train your puppy are also listed here.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Program

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.

Simply Brilliant Dogs

Southpoint has a resident trainer and behaviorist, Lynn Rives. Give our hospital a call at 919-226-0043 to schedule an appointment to meet with her to start your puppy/dog off right.  She can also be contacted at 910-322-0246. Positive reinforcement puppy classes, socialization and confidence building, obedience, STAR, CGC, ACGC, Rally, C.L.A.S.S., behavioral counseling, fears, aggression counseling, fitness/conditioning, and home lessons available.

Cheery Dogs Dog Training

Jane Marshall offers group and individual classes for you and your dog.

Paws in Training

Angel Wasserman offers group and individual classes for you and your dog.

Complete Canine Athlete

Dog Sports – Agility.  Melanie is a top trainer and competitor in agility.  She offers classes and individual training.

The Confident Dog

Patricia Tirrell combines Tellington TTouch, and force-free training techniques for you and your dog

Wonder Pups    

Hannah Branigan offers on-line classes for dog sport competitors.

Fenzi Dog Sports Academy

Denise Fenzi offers an on-line academy with a myriad of focus areas: nosework, conditioning, obedience, behavior, agility, and more!


Paws4Ever is a training facility and also a no-kill shelter. Their focus is on providing education for the new pet owner to enable a successful family partnership.

House training your puppy

Indoor house training

Puppy play time

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