Dog Training Services In Fort Lauderdale

Live the life you want to have with your dog. Whether your dog is exhibiting any unwanted behaviors or if you are looking for basic training, we provide you with the training tools, coaching, and ongoing support to set you and your dog up for success.

Take The Lead in Fort Lauderdale offers private dog training, day training, and a two-week board and train program. We also offer private boarding for dogs who have gone through any of our programs.

In-Home Training Evaluation and Assessment:

Before starting any program, we come to your home for an in-depth consultation to assess and evaluate your dog and establish training goals. We work together to design a training plan and get started as soon as possible.

$175- 1.5 hours


Private Dog Training:

Take The Lead with your puppy or dog in your home, community, or place of business. Private dog training is great for clients who enjoy taking an active part in the dog training process. Private dog training builds a solid foundation and strengthens your bond for a lifelong healthy and happy relationship.

House training, foundation obedience, and behavior:

  • Crate Training
  • House Breaking
  • Socialization
  • Learning impulse control
  • Calming excitement
  • Jumping
  • Mouthing
  • Basic obedience
  • Leash reactivity
  • Loose leash walking
  • Barking and whining
  • Minor Fears and phobias

*Ideal for newly adopted puppies or dogs without major behavior issues.

$600: Six sessions


puppy Training

Day Training:

Day training is a great option if you want to accelerate your dog’s learning by sending him to “school” during the week.  Like your children who go to school, we provide daily structure, rules, and learning as well as exercise, socialization, and playtime.  Dogs thrive on consistency and like all of us, progress with our goals through repetition and practice.

Drop off and pick up Monday Through Friday.  *Times are discussed individually with each client.

*Ideal for those looking to accelerate their dog’s progress, or are dealing with a particular problem behavior.  Practice and maintenance at home is needed for lasting results.

$60 daily

$275 weekly Monday through Friday. *10% discount


Board and Train:

Take The Lead has designed two 14 day Board and Train programs.  The first program is for problem behaviors and the goal is to stabilize your dog and begin the rehabilitation process.  Once your dog is stable and we are seeing progress, we continue the training with you at your home or where the problem behaviors occur.

The second program is for new puppies and dogs and the goal is to develop a solid foundation to build on throughout his life.  Once your dog has a foundation of obedience and behavior, we work with you to communicate with your dog in a way they understand and work on the techniques and training tools to build on your relationship.

Board and Train for Problem Behaviors:

  • Do you avoid people and other dogs because your dog’s behavior is out of control?
  • Do you walk your dog early in the morning and late at night when fewer people are around?
  • Have you been unable to resolve your dog’s behavior on your own or with other training?

Common behaviors we help resolve:

  • Over-Excitement
  • Dog and Human Aggression
  • Selective Listening
  • Excessive Barking
  • Pulling on Leash
  • Leash Reactivity
  • Anxiety and Fear

*Designed for dogs that are showing signs or already exhibiting unwanted behaviors.  Practice and maintenance at home is needed for lasting results.

$2,450:  2 weeks


Board and Train for Your New Puppy or Dog:

There’s no better time to start training than when you first bring your puppy or rescue dog home. After completing the Board and Train, your pup will have a training and behavior foundation to build on for the rest of his life.

House training, foundation obedience, behavior:

  • Crate training and Potty Training
  • Socialization
  • Obedience commands such as Leave it, Sit, Down, Place, Recall
  • Socialization
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Jumping
  • Excitement
  • Mouthing and biting
  • Chewing

*Designed for your new puppy or dog to build a solid foundation to set you and your dog up for success.

$1,750: 2 weeks



If your dog trained with Take The Lead, we offer Boarding while you are away.  Your dog lives in our home and gets daily pack walks and playtime with other Take The Lead dogs.  We always reinforce the training and behaviors your dog has learned.

$75 per night