Dog Training Huntsville AL

Professional Dog Training Programs in northern Alabama

Offering Quality Dog Training Solutions in Huntsville

Proven, trusted solutions to build relationships between dogs and their owners

Highland Canine Training, LLC provides a wide range of dog training services in Huntsville, AL and the surrounding areas. Our professional dog trainer, Shae Slabaugh, has the 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 Huntsville 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 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 Huntsville, we offer private lessons, group classes and board and train programs. Specialized training is available on request – contact Shae 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.

Note: Our Alabama team will be running FREE behavior clinics at our classroom location (4339 County Road 216 Hanceville, Al. 35077) on Saturday March 9, 2024 and Saturday April 20, 2024. Click here for information on how to register.

Questions? Speak with Shae today at (205) 600-4386 and find out how she can help!

Shae Slabaugh

Your Huntsville, AL Dog Trainer

Shae Slabaugh is an Illinois native who has always had a passion for working with animals. She grew up around puppies, and from a young age, Shae knew she wanted to work with them.

Looking to gain a formal education in dog training she went to the Southeast Campus at the School for Dog Trainers. After graduation, she decided to stay and further her career working with dogs in Alabama.

“I loved every minute of my time in school,” says Shae. “I fell in love with Alabama in the process. I decided pretty quickly I wanted to stay.”

Shae works with all different types of dogs from basic obedience to behavior modification and everything in between. She also really enjoys working with puppies and credits them for teaching her patience when first learning to train dogs.

“Puppies are a favorite for me because, of course, they are cute – but I think if more people get their puppy trained, less dogs will end up in a shelter because they are “too much” for their owners.”

dog receiving belly rub from owner

Dog Training Locations

Shae proudly serves dog training clients in the following areas:

  • Huntsville
  • Decatur
  • Athens
  • Madison
  • Guntersville
  • Albertville
  • Boaz

FREE Evaluations are available! Contact Shae for details!

Dog Training Services

Affordable Dog Training that Gets Results!

Shae is proud to offer a variety of dog training services in Huntsville. These include:

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, advanced obedience, foundational search and rescue, scent work and puppy 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 Shae today!

Our private lessons and behavior 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.

We are proud to offer Board & Train programs for our clients in the Huntsville, AL 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 Shae 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. 

Dog Training Programs and Pricing in Huntsville, AL

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): $849
Private Lessons (Advanced): $1,449
Behavior Modification: $1,499
Owner’s Choice: $549
Reactive Dog: $699

In-Home Training

Deposit: N/A

In-Home (Basic): $1,049
In-Home (Advanced):
In-Home (Total): $2,199
In-Home (Behavior Modification): $1,799


Group Classes

Deposit: $50

Basic Obedience: $199
Intermediate Obedience: $229
Advanced Obedience: $229
Puppy Class: $199

Additional Services

Trailing Lessons & Certification: $1,200

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