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Welcome to Gardner Dog Training

​Our Training Method

Our unique method of dog training blends traditional reward training with a very successful behavior modification program that develops a deeper, stronger bond between you and your dog.


We can come to your home for a one-time visit to help you resolve a behavior problem. Or we can schedule ongoing in-home training sessions to help you achieve broader goals. Either way, we guarantee your best friend will have the best possible chance to meet your expectations.

Our Clients Speak

"Having been to several other dog trainers over the past 30 years, you are unequivocally the most knowledgeable and skilled trainer I have had.


Your communication skills are unprecedented!"

Sincerely, Jonathon Shapiro



A refreshingly fun way for you and your dog to learn each other's language!


"Riptide and I enjoyed every minute of puppy class. It's amazing how quickly and enthusiastically we learned, yes, puppies and owners alike!"
                                                                                     Susie and Riptide
Karla (Gardner) Hamlin

More than 5,000 people have come to Karla to train their dogs since 1972. A licensed veterinary technician since 1976, Karla managed the Lucas County Dog Warden operations for 28 years. 

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Terry Hamlin

Terry completed the Purdue Animal Behavior Clinic course “Dog! Principles of Behavior Modification.” He not only conducts our puppy classes, he also provides private lessons and in-home training. 

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In-Home/Private Lessons with Terry

For owners and dogs dealing with behavior issues

Have Terry assess the problem in your home with the entire family present. Terry's knowledge of dog behavior issues in the home is unsurpassed in northwest Ohio.  Learn more 

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