Nate Dog Training

“Nate is our GO-TO trainer for behavior problems!”

Nate’s dog training program is designed to help you have a deeper understanding of your dog’s needs and foster a better relationship with your dog through hands-on training using positive re-enforcement. Training is conducted at your home, and he works with all breeds, ages and temperaments.

He bring years of training experience to the Greater Phoenix area, providing dog training in Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale and more. The vast experience with dogs provides you with expertise to help you and your dogs.

    About Nate

    Nate always had a special bond with animals. He started working with dogs and horses on his uncle’s farm where he developed his understanding of animal behavior.

    He started working with dogs as a volunteer at the Humane Society and noticed how many dogs needed help, and he learned that the owners needed as much help as the dogs. So he made it his mission to educate dog owners on what dogs really need to be fulfilled.

    Nate is a Certified Dog Trainer and Behavior Expert from Animal Behavior College. He brings over 15 years of experience  work dogs who have behavior issues.

    He works with dog owners at their homes using his back-to-dog basics training program.  His program has provided the owners the dreams of owning a relaxed, socialized, and properly trained dog.

    In addition, Nate works with rescue groups to foster their most severe cases to socialize and train them in order to be placed in forever homes.

    Animal Behavioral College Teacher/Mentor

    Veterinarians Recommended

    Pet Store Recommended

    Department of Public Safety Level 1 Finger print clearance

    Featured in Ahwatukee Foothills News

    Best of 2015 Phoenix Dog Trainers on Thumbtack

    Certified Dog Trainer
    ADPT Member


    Private in-home lessons

    This program is more personalized and will address behavioral problems in your home setting. The sessions are conducted privately in your house, and each session will be between 60 and 90 minutes. Some of the sessions may be in public settings, if needed.

    Puppy Training

    As an approved AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, Nate Dog Training is proud to offer AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY PROGRAM.

    This program is designed to get puppies and their owners off to a great start.

    S.T.A.R. stands for 

    – Socialization

    – Training

    – Activity 

    – Responsible ownership

    You’ll learn leash training, sit, stay, down, come, socialization and dog psychology. 

    * Upon completion of this course, you’ll get an AKC graduation ribbon and your puppy will be registered with AKC as a STAR Puppy. 

    Dog Owner Testimonials

    “I was at the end of my rope with an issue with my dog Shorty, who was experiencing anxiety while in the car. I called Nate for help.  He spent quite a long time discussing my problem on the phone and gave excellent advice on how I should proceed…

    “I really enjoyed working with Nathan. He solved most of our dog’s issues on his first visit. Then it was up to us to keep up with the training. Nathan gave us easy and practical techniques that we could implement on our own..

    Nathan Dunham started training my 5 month old puppy who was extremely hyper when she would see other people and other animals.  She is now 8 months old.  After training with Nathan I now have a well behaved puppy.  He taught me…

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How often do training sessions take place?

    Once you are on the schedule, we will meet every two weeks.

    What type of dogs are accepted?

    I work with all ages, breeds, and temperaments from puppies or adults.

    What do I get out of the training?

    From the training you will receive a full understanding of dog psychology, proper leash training, reliable recall, advanced stay command, social skills and manners.

    Where are the training sessions held?

    Sessions are conducted at your house, Pet Planet Ahwatukee and public parks with small groups.

    Contact Nate

    Providing dog training services to Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Sun Lakes, Tempe.