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Zen Dogs                          Happy Humans

An Obedience School for Your Best Friend

"We have more to learn from animals than animals have to learn from us." - Anthony D. Williams

Welcome to The Doggy Lama Academy, a canine obedience school based in the beautiful Lowcountry of Charleston, SC.


At Doggy Lama, we take an intuitive and experiential approach to training your pup, that relies on breakthroughs.  This means every humane technique available, is what we will utilise to get your dog's behaviour where you imagine it to be. From the use of "Pack Mentality", "Treat Work" , "Off-Leash Distraction", "Calming Techniques" and "Job-based Training" we will help you develop the Owner-Pet relationship you've been longing for.

With over 15 years of experience, we specialise in all levels of training from puppy foundation, basic training, and baby preparation, to rehabilitation with aggression, reactivity, separation anxiety and Baby Preparation. Our mission is to impart a sense of zen and purpose in your pup while empowering you with the tools and confidence to maintain that state of being, deepening your connection with your best furry friend.

We know the relationship between human and dog is a delicate balance of structure, play and deep love. Together, we will teach you and your dog a language for communication that exemplifies that balance,  achieving peace, harmony and a bond that will last a lifetime.

"Zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one's actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort"


JR taught me how to communicate and listen to my Great Dane Strider. Teaching your pup how to come, sit and stay really just takes a little time and a few treats. Teaching them to do it in high distraction environments and to hold the command is where the doggy lama really shines. My dog and I were bonded from the beginning, JRS teach taught us to sense each other. There is no better doggy Sensei in Charleston to help build the trust needed to take your pup with you wherever you want to go.


Walker R. / Charleston SC



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