Dog Training Matthews NC

Professional Dog Training Programs in North Carolina

Offering Quality Dog Training Solutions in Matthews

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

Headquartered in the heart of North Carolina, Highland Canine Training, LLC provides a wide range of dog training services in Matthews and the surrounding areas. We are able to offer in-home dog training, private lessons and behavior modification, in addition to Board and Train programs, search and rescue training and other specialized teaching at our dedicated dog training facility in Harmony, NC.

Over several years, Highland Canine has developed a reputation for diagnosing and resolving problematic dog behaviors. Our goal is to provide our clients in Matthews 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 and young, big and 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.

Highland Canine Training, LLC 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 Meadow today at (518) 321-3115 and find out how she can help!

Meadow Maddalone

Matthews, NC Dog Trainer

Growing up, Meadow’s family had two dogs, a sugar glider, cats and horses – so she knows a thing or two about being around animals! 

Meadow’s love for dogs has grown ever since she was a young child. At the age of five, she had boxes of stuffed dog toys in her bedroom. She originally wanted to be a veterinarian, but changed her mind after one of her own dogs had to be euthanized. Her love for animals continued to grow, and even though Meadow knew she didn’t have the heart to be a vet, she wanted to make a difference to the canine world by becoming a dog trainer. 

To gain a true understanding of the intricacies of canine behavior, Meadow enrolled in the Master Dog Trainer program at the School for Dog Trainers. She graduated at the top of her class and was one of a handful of inductees into the prestigious Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Meadow has experience with numerous dog breeds. These experiences have taught her that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to dog training. Each dog has its own personality and each breed has its own unique characteristics. As Meadow explains, she believes every dog has untapped potential:

“Some of the best animals I have worked with were rescues. I believe that all dogs have the potential to be incredible pets – but their human families have to know how to effectively work with them. Sometimes people have unrealistic expectations for dogs that they can’t fulfill. It is my job to help individuals and families struggling with their dog’s behavior learn how to best work with their pets so that they have a happy, peaceful home life.

I teach dog owners how their dog thinks and why they act the way that they do. I resolve miscommunications so that owners can best understand their dog’s needs. By helping dogs and humans understand each other and communicate effectively, their bond will strengthen dramatically and an incredible relationship can develop.”

Meadow currently lives in Matthews. She owns Malibu, a working line German Shepherd who was originally in a Police K9 program. 

Dog Training Locations

Meadow proudly serves the following areas:

  • Matthews
  • Mint Hill
  • Pineville
  • Midland
  • Tega Cay
  • Fort Mill
  • Waxhaw
  • Monroe
  • Wingate

FREE evaluations are available. Contact Meadow for details!

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Dog Training Programs

Meadow offers the following services to our clients in Matthews:

Meadow is proud to offer a variety of dog training services in Matthews. 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, 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 in Matthews, take a look at our calendar, or contact Meadow today!

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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“Meadow was fantastic. We needed to reintroduce our dogs after they got in a fight and she spent time understanding the issue beforehand, watching videos, and gave us advice even before our first visit. Every time she visited us she was patient and answered all of our questions and made us understand our dogs so much better and feel confident in our ability to manage and train them!

She is an absolute rockstar. Family has visited since our training and says they’re entirely different dogs, and my parents said “whatever you paid them it was worth it and then some!”
Samantha Story

“Meadow, I wish I could adequately express my gratitude for your training of us all. I was truly at the point of giving them both up. Now I  am certain the communication to the pups and pups to me is on a level that I never dream would be.

Thank you so much … by the way, I tell everyone it was you!”

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