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Born to Lead K9 Academy
Dog Training, Raleigh NC
Ryan Douglas, Head Trainer
Phone: 919.938.3353


Born to Lead K-9 Academy is a Raleigh NC based dog training organization specializing in private, in-home dog training and behavior modification. Our service area includes all areas around Raleigh North Carolina, including Angier, Apex, Benson, Clayton, Cary, Four Oaks, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Willow Springs, Wake Forest and Smithfield NC.

We are Raleigh's Highest Rated Dog Trainers, and with over 20 years of experience we provide the most reliable behavior solutions available in the area. We look forward to helping you enjoy a fun and rewarding relationship with your dog today!

Read my testimonials and see what clients are saying about me.

The benefits of working with Born to Lead K-9 Academy:

  • Training by Certified Master Trainer and Behavior Expert Ryan Douglas.
  • Over 20 years of experience with all types of breeds and issues.
  • You will learn how to understand and master your dog's behaviors for life.
  • Comprehensive training that targets all aspects of your dog's behavior.

The Born to Lead K-9 Academy Difference
My approach can save you well over a thousand dollars! Sending your dog away to work with a trainer can easily cost $1500 or more for simple obedience. The stress induced by sending your dog away to be trained with harsh, aversive techniques can cause unwanted psychological and physical symptoms. In my 20 years of experience, I have NEVER met a dog that was well behaved simply because he knew obedience commands. 100% of the adult dogs I see are well versed in obedience, yet they all have behavioral issues. If simple obedience is the answer, why do all of our dogs have these problems? Why pay for multiple visits when you can see real results in 1? Furthermore, why pay someone else to bond with your dog? My training will make you more knowledgeable, more confident and more successful than ever in effectively managing your dog’s behavior. My easy to apply methods will transform your dog into the dog you've always wanted. My goal is simple. I want to be the last dog trainer you'll ever need to hire for any reason!

Here are some clients who agree:

"We have had other dog trainers in the past and Ryan Douglas is far and away the best. The techniques he's taught us have been invaluable and have yielded immediate results as well as shown us how to make long-term lifestyle and household changes to improve our dogs' behavior. If you are unhappy with your dog's behavior or just want to learn ways to improve your relationship with your dog, Ryan is an investment that will pay huge dividends."
-Amanda Ray, Raleigh NC

"Ryan Douglas is a knowledgeable and caring dog behaviorist who generously volunteers his time and talent to help the dogs in our care. Ryan is courteous and dependable and has provided us with insightful evaluations of several dogs to help us ensure we place them in a home befitting of their temperament, breed type and activity needs. BFPA is fortunate to call Ryan a friend and fellow rescue advocate and we highly recommend his training services."
-Andrea Galinski, Best Friends Pet Adoption, Board or Directors, Raleigh NC

"Magic. Ryan was a gift sent from heaven as far as I'm concerned. I had the feeling that my 2-year pup, Cooper, hated me! Every time I went near him or called to him, he would wet the floor and slink off to his crate. I treated him like gold, never yelled at him or hurt him in any way. Ryan helped me to understand that I had actually encouraged and even reinforced Cooper's behavior. He showed me a variety of techniques for communicating with my pet and within just a few days, there was a change in his behavior! The change in only 3 weeks is nothing less than amazing! He has not slinked a way from me even once, is excited and happy to see me! Ryan has got to be the BEST trainer in the world. He seems to have a real connection with dogs and a true understanding of why they behave the way that they do. I couldn't recommend him more highly!
-Anne D'Agostino, Wake Forest NC

"I called Ryan Douglas with Born to Lead K9 Academy as I was having difficulty with my Doberman’s dominance issues. I quickly learned how to assert myself properly and become a respected leader. Now, my Doberman follows my every command. He no longer chews on objects, he stays off furniture, he eats when I choose to feed him, he eliminates on command and walks on the leash without pulling. He is a very socialized dog with adults and children as well as other dogs of all breeds."
-Cathy Casey, Garner NC




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