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About Top Gun Dog Training

I specialize in training puppies and dogs of all ages and breeds. My focus is on house manners, leash manners, and socialization skills. 

Meet Dale Buchanan

My training programs can help teach your dog the desired obedience commands to prevent unwanted behaviors from developing such as jumping, barking, play biting, and chewing.  By using positive reinforcement, the focus of my training is to teach your dog what you want it to do, rewarding that behavior while using minimal corrections. 

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About Dale Buchanan

I specialize in Puppy Obedience Training and love working with people to help them raise a happy, healthy, obedient puppy.

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My name is Dale, and I am the CEO and Founder of Top Gun Dog Training. In 2008, while living in Florence, AL, I rescued an amazing 3-month-old Lab Husky Mix named Spaulding. After working with many top dog trainers in AL and FL and using the tools learned to train Spaulding, I took several professional Dog Trainer Courses and created Top Gun Dog Training. I specialize in training puppies starting at 10 weeks old. 

I have earned a CDTK (Certified in Dog Training Knowledge) through the Master Course, as well as a Certificate in Dog Training and Behavior through the Core Skills Course at Catch Canine Trainers Academy.  

Continuing Education 2020-2023

 

  • Simple Solutions for Common Dog Behavior Problems with Ian Dunbar - November 2023

  • Out of Control Dog Summit - Feb 2023

  • The Aggression Constellations with Suzanne Clothier  - Feb 2023

  • The Science of Aggression with Dr. Kristina Spaulding - Sept 2022

  • International Dog Trainers Winter Summit - December 2020

  • Aggression in Dogs Conference - October 2020

  • Working with Fearful Dogs - webinar taught by Teoti Anderson - Sept 2020

  • Noise Phobia - webinar taught by Lore Haug - Sept 2020

  • Aggression in Dogs Master Course with Michael Shikashio

  • Dog Trainers Coaching People Virtual Summit - Certificate of Completion - August 2020

CERTIFICATIONS & AWARDS

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 2023 Best in Pet Training from CommunityVotes

  • Featured on WHNT 19 News in Huntsville

  • Over 2000 videos on social media

  • Dozens of contributions to other articles

  • 16 Years experience

  • Trained over 1,200 dogs

  • Professional Dog Training & Behavior Certificate

  • Dozens of Continuing Education Certificates

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What Clients Say

"Working with Dale was an amazing experience! As a new dog mom to my brand new Aussiedoodle puppy, Pipa, I knew I would need help to train such an intelligent and high energy puppy. Dale would cater each session to what Pipa needed to work on that week and her growth from our first session to the last one was astonishing. One of the best investments I have made in a very long time!"
~ Talia and Pipa in Huntsville

CORE VALUES

Convenience

I travel to you for the training sessions. This means that you save on gas, commuting time, and stress from traffic.  Field trips for socialization training will also be at a convenient location near your home. 

Peace of Mind

My goal is to provide the best customer service experience.  I strive to be punctual, focused, and reliable. This means that you can have peace of mind that you've hired the right trainer for you and your dog. 

Results

My reputation is built on producing results for you. We start by setting realistic training goals and work towards achieving them. Each training session offers a natural progression toward the end result.

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