Welcome to Sally Said So! Professional Dog Training

American Kennel Club CGC Evaluator
Canine Trade Group Certified
Pet Tech CPR, First Aid, & Care Trained

Sally Said So dog training is proud to offer our services to Raleigh, Triad, Triangle and The Crystal Coast!

We are THE home of commitment-based dog training covering from The Crystal Coast to the Asheville mountains and St. Augustine. At Sally Said So we focus on more than your typical obedience, group classes and simple commands. Our professional dog trainers teach lifestyle training programs that are designed around your life, activity level and schedule. Our clients say that Sally Said So is the Best Dog Training in Raleigh because of the program’s attention to detail and personal touch.

You may have Googled “dog training near me” or “service dog training near me” etc. … and you have found the right place! Sally Said So provides in-home dog training programs fully customized to the needs of the dog and the owner.

We offer a variety of professional dog training services, including:

Our dog training services include:

You can feel at ease knowing we have the most experienced dog trainers.

We will gladly convene for a consultation where go over any issues you may be dealing with while also evaluating your pup and determining the next steps as far as methods and routine.

Sally Said So Professional Dog Training is Fear Free Certificated.


Dog Trainer on Retainer

We have been helping dogs and owners for over 15 years, and we know that NO dog is beyond hope. Our dog obedience training Raleigh and beyond programs are reward based, and commitment-based. This means we are going to be by your side until ALL of the issues are totally resolved, no matter how long it takes. We are proud to work with all breeds of dogs including Dobermans, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Boxers, Bulldogs, Pit Bulls, etc. using our stellar dog boot camp routine.

Shane Gentry Professional Dog Trainer

Shane and his team of behavior modification specialists can help you solve a variety of pet behavioral issues. Some of the most common canine behavior problems he can help with include barking, chewing and jumping. Sally Said So’s Shane Gentry is a professional dog trainer, who was was certified through Canine Trade Group, employs scientifically proven training techniques and follows a philosophy of providing a consistent and fair environment for your pet. We want to set your dog up for success to create a behaviorally balanced and happy pet. A good dog training program is built on a foundation of mutual trust and respect. Our training is reward-based and your dog learns to do things for you because he wants to.

Shane Gentry Professional Dog TrainerNot only do we certify animals for AKC and therapy purposes, but we also rehabilitate behaviorally imbalanced dogs. Whether your pet is anxious, destructive, aggressive, hyperactive, leash pulling, excessively licking, excessively barking or showing any other kind of unwanted behaviors, we can absolutely help. Sally Said So Dog Training is an owner operated company based in Raleigh North Carolina. You can read what clients think of us OR you can find out about the Sally Said So experience for yourself. Call us today at 919-427-4775 or fill out our contact form!

Below are some of the common behavioral issues we address:

  • All forms of aggression (dog and human): aggressive dog training Raleigh and beyond
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash walking
  • Off leash walking
  • Crate training
  • Basic obedience training
  • Recall
  • Housebreaking
  • Puppy training
  • Excessive behaviors (barking, jumping, chewing)


Different Kinds of Dog Training

Dogs have many options when it comes to learning so we offer several dog training programs. Many will learn basic etiquette for spending time with family, and other dogs may learn the skills required for service work, such as search and rescue work. There are various types of training for dogs based on the needs of the owner and dog.

If you have a new pup, Sally Said So puppy classes are the ultimate way to socialize your puppy to other dogs and people in a safe and controlled environment. Our classes teach you how to raise a confident, joyful dog with a focus on fear prevention. These classes are great fun for you and your pup!

Here are some different kinds of dog training programs that are available.

Behavioral training

Behavioral training is any type of training that teaches dogs how to behave correctly around people and other animals. This type of training is ideal for aggressive dog behavior. Although it won’t be cured in one day, there are loads of steps you can take to ward off the aggressive behavior and keep your dog calm. It may include some basic commands, but the end goal is to make them good citizens as dogs. Most of this training may deal with behavioral problems like chewing, excessive barking, jumping on people, biting, or housebreaking. The first step toward eliminating this behavior is to understand what’s causing the dog’s aggressive behavior with dog aggression training. For example, many dogs will growl when someone approaches them while they’re chewing or eating a bone, Others will react aggressively toward strangers or children. This is also a very common type of training that is appropriate for younger pups that are just getting started. It is best to get puppies trained right away, before bad habits are developed.

How to Stop Aggression

Marking down when your dog’s behavior becomes aggressive and the conditions surrounding the behavior plays a major role in shaping your next course of action. There are numerous ways you can manage the aggression and help your dog stay calm, but it will take consistency, time, and potentially the help of a dog training professional

Obedience training

Dog obedience training is focused on making dogs obedient to their owners using commands like lie down, sit, or stay, etc. It is a little more advanced than the behavioral training, but it will most likely include some training to fix any behavioral problems before they come up. This type of training is very appropriate for younger puppies.

Agility training

Dog agility training is mainly for dogs that participate in dog sports, like obstacle courses, jumping, or racing. This is a more advanced version of training that already assumes that your dog understands the basic commands. The handler is not allowed to reward or touch the dog while in competition, so there has to be a strong connection between the dog and the owner through physical gestures and voice. Although it is true that any dog can be taught these skills, some breeds are more suited to these tasks than others.

Dog agility training in Raleigh and beyond is also great for off leash k9 training.

Vocational or Service Dog Training

Dogs can learn a wide variety of skills just like humans. There are some dogs that learn how to hunt, heard, assist the disabled, do search and rescue work, or even work with law enforcement. This is the ultimate choice for off leash k9 training. These learned skills are like vocational training for dogs because it means that they will have a career helping people in one way or another. With these programs, dogs learn specific techniques to hone their senses and communicate with humans, but the programs are also tough and time-consuming. Any type of vocational training for dogs would assume that they have a solid foundation in terms of their basic skills. Also, some of these programs are suited for specific breeds as well.

What sets us apart from other obedience trainers?

Here at Sally Said So we help build a strong relationship between dogs and their owners. Our goal is that you will never need another dog trainer after working with us. We make sure that not only the dog is getting trained, but the owner is too! Sally Said So understands the important role that owners play, and we make it a top priority to give our dog owners the knowledge and skills they need to have a well trained, happy dog.

If you have a dog area struggling with behavioral issues or who could benefit from any of our offered programs, give Sally Said So a call today!

We are excited to help bring behavioral balance to your dog’s life – in turn making your life easier.

If you have any questions, we can be reached at  (843) 790-7297 .

Sally Said So is also AKC CGC certificated. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Change is possible with Sally Said So!


What Sally Said So Customers say:

Gina-Maria Pomann

This company has incredible, dedicated and professional trainers. They are patient and kind and I would highly recommend them!!


Jai Dollie

Shane and his trainers are absolutely AMAZING! My family loved learning how to train our puppy, and the puppy responded surprisingly well!

Falls Creek Farm

Awesome! I needed help with some bad behavior my rescue dog was exhibiting and they were extremely helpful.

Bill yukon Hockenbury

These people speak a dogs language. Amazing results. Wish I could give more than 5 stars !

Ken Matthews

I highly recommend Sally Said So. Shane and his colleagues taught me tips after I started fostering a dog from a Humane Society that had been at the shelter for most of his life. I honestly didn’t think this dog could be helped but with tips and patience, the dog is well behaved now and will never have go back to a shelter again. Thank you so much! What seemed impossible has actually been a success story!

Sarah Whitley

I worked with Shane personally, and he was so amazing! Since he has had a hand in everyone’s training at Sally Said So, I have no doubt that the rest of their team is equally amazing! Our training focused on reducing my dogs’ anxiety, and now doing activities with them is 100% a more enjoyable experience!

Sally Said So now covers the following areas in North Carolina: Jacksonville, Hubert, Swansboro, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Newport, Morehead City, Beaufort, New Bern, Havelock, Greensboro, Asheville, High Point, Salem and Winston.