Dog Training Hickory, NC

Professional Dog Training Programs in the Tarheel State

Offering Proven Dog Training Solutions in Hickory

Reliable, trusted programs to build relationships between dogs and their owners

Highland Canine Training, LLC provides a wide range of dog training services in Hickory, NC and the surrounding areas. Our professional dog trainer, Carlos Hernandez, has the experience, expertise and knowledge to help you resolve even the most problematic of dog behaviors.

Over several years, Highland Canine Training has developed a reputation for diagnosing and resolving troublesome dog behaviors. Our goal is to provide our clients in Hickory with the dog training solutions they require to effectively deal with every type of issue, covering everything from simple obedience training, to more troublesome aggression and behavioral problems. 

We work with all types of dogs – old or young, big or small, and any type of breed – and specialize in dogs which other trainers consider “hard to train”. We have successfully rehabilitated hundreds of dogs which others have suggested should be euthanized.

For our clients in Hickory, we offer private lessons, group classes and board and train programs. Specialized training is available on request – contact Carlos for more details.

Highland Canine Training offers professional, proven dog training services based on humane and motivational techniques. We treat all dogs and their owners with respect, courtesy and humility, all with the aim of achieving the best possible results for everyone we work with – humans and animals alike.

Questions? Speak with Carlos today at (704) 450-4287 and find out how he can help!

Carlos Hernandez

Hickory, NC Dog Trainer

Serving dog owners in Hickory and the surrounding areas, Carlos is a veteran of working with people to create a better life with their dogs.

He is a native of Puerto Rico and spent most of his life in San Juan. Carlos worked for 16 years in the mortgage and real estate industry when he decided to pursue his lifelong passion for working with dogs and people.

Carlos has been working with dogs professionally since the 2000s and owned his own pet training business, Canino, in San Juan for many years. During this time, he also assisted the D.A.S.H.A. Program with training therapy dogs and service dogs and their handlers.

In 2017, Carlos joined the team at Highland Canine Training, LLC and has since worked as a trainer in our Service Dog Division. The passion and enthusiasm that Carlos has for working with service dogs and their owners is readily seen in his work. He has trained and delivered scores of service dogs throughout the US and the Caribbean. Carlos continues to serve as a liaison with the D.A.S.H.A Program to coordinate Service Dog training and donations on behalf of Highland Canine Training, LLC.

In addition to training dogs and people, Carlos also serves as an Instructor at the School for Dog Trainers, bringing his experience and perspective to students of the Service Dog Trainer Program

Dog Training Locations

Carlos proudly serves the following areas of North Carolina:

  • Hickory
  • Denver
  • Conover
  • Claremont
  • Catawba
  • Newton

FREE evaluations are available. Contact Carlos for details!

Dog Training Programs

Carlos offers the following services to our clients in Hickory:

carlos hernandez with dog

Carlos is proud to offer a variety of dog training services in Hickory. These include:

Board and Train Programs

We are proud to offer Board and Train programs for our clients in the Hickory, NC area.

Our Board & Train programs allow you to leave your dog with our professional dog trainer for three or six weeks. During that time, we will work with your dog on a daily basis to resolve problematic behaviors. When you pick up your dog, we’ll show you how to maintain your dog’s new behaviors.

Contact Carlos for more information on our Board and Train programs. Our evaluations are free and our training programs are guaranteed for the life of the dog. 

Group Classes

Our trainers offer a wide variety of group dog training classes. This is perfect for socializing your dog in a safe environment. Meeting other pups and different people in a group class setting helps your dog to adapt to new environments and learn new skills.

Our curriculum includes basic obedience, puppy classes, and therapy dog classes, among others. These classes typically run for six weeks, with classes taking place once a week.  

For more information on upcoming group dog training classes, take a look at our calendar, or contact Carlos today!

Private Lessons & Behavior Modification

Our private lessons and behavioral modification programs help you to achieve the results you need with your dog. 

With private lessons, our trainers come to your home once per week. Following an initial evaluation, our trainers use their knowledge and experience to develop an action plan to help you achieve your goals. We place importance on teaching owners the best way to maintain these behaviors for the future. 

All of our training programs are guaranteed and include free follow-up training for the life of the dog.

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Dog Training Programs and Pricing in Hickory

Board and Train Programs

Deposit: $100

Board and Train (Basic): $1,750
Board and Train (Advanced): $2,150
Board and Train (Bootcamp): $3,550

Private Lessons

Deposit: N/A

Private Lessons (Basic): $799
Private Lessons (Advanced): $1,249
Behavior Modification: $1,099
Owner’s Choice: $529
Reactive Dog: $579

In-Home Training

Deposit: N/A

In-Home (Basic): $999
In-Home (Advanced):
In-Home (Total): $1,999
In-Home (Behavior Modification): $1,599


Group Classes

Deposit: $50

Basic Obedience: $229
Intermediate Obedience: $229
Advanced Obedience: $229
Puppy Class: $229
Therapy Dog: $299

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