Our Clients

“The trainer’s taught me confidence, patience, and repetitive work does have its rewards. I was in search of a trainer who not only accomplished the dogs needs but mine as well that was definitely accomplished Backyard Caine Academy is 24 hrs service that work in family atmosphere with results in discipline an training rates are reasonable they thrive on results” -Bonnie S

“I want to give a huge shout out to Chris and Justin they were absolutely amazing to work with. Yesterday I saw my pup for the first time in 2 weeks! I received several videos of Grant daily plus explanations of what they were doing so I could copy it when he came home. They seriously treated grant as one of their own and I couldn’t be happier with his progress. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for obedience training!” -Steven H

“Chris worked with our “wild child” Siberian Husky tonight and it was as if we left with a different dog! Thank you so much Chris for “training” both of us! We learned a lot! And thank you @ACSL for the opportunity through the Holly Days silent auction! We definitely recommend!” -Charity P

“We sent our 8 month old, wild puppy named Snoop to Backyard Canine for a week of training on obedience and manners. I received multiple photos and videos daily showing us what he is learning and what we need to work on as owners, which made us feel 10x better since he had never been away from home. We could see a huge difference in Snoop the minute he walked out the door and we highly recommend sending your dog here for some training. Thanks for everything!” -Lauren R

“Chris and Misty have been so helpful with my German Shepherd puppy Chase. Chase has been with them several times for boarding and training and each time he has came back a different, more obedient pup. Not only are they great at what they do with the dogs but they are very reasonably priced for what all they offer. I highly recommend you check them out if you haven’t already!” -Christen F

“We have been coming to Backyard Canine every week since our boy Carter was 8 weeks old (it’s never too early to start) and I am so glad we did. Chris as done a phenomenal job so far with our boy. Not only has he helped Carter but he has also helped train me to become better in training so that I too help him the best way possible. They are so flexible and work with you in anyway they can. I wouldn’t have my dog trained anywhere else and Carter would definitely agree. I HIGHLY recommend them!” -Brooke G

“We have been taking our GSD puppy Ruger to BCA for a couple months now and just did a week board and train. Justin is our primary trainer and I can honestly say that our experience has far exceeded my expectations. Ruger has a hard time around strangers and strange places. Justin knows exactly how to work with Ruger and build his confidence. For the board and train- Justin and his wife took a lot of videos and sent them to me daily. I highly recommend Justin, Chris and BCA to anyone who wants to better their dogs obedience.” -Brittany D

“I can’t thank Justin and all the other trainers enough for keeping Willow for one week! Willow stayed with them for a one week board and train. She is reactive towards dogs and in just one week, Justin corrected her reactivity and also taught me how to correct and handle it in different situations. I do not have one bad thing to say about them. There were multiple updates on how Willow was doing every single day, whether that be from texts, pictures or videos. I 100% recommend them and would love to continue to work with them in the future! Thank you guys so much!” -Madeline M

“Backyard Canine Academy has both knowledgeable and professional trainers. As a fellow professional dog trainer I enjoy working with other professional trainers because I’m always a student. Just after two sessions my dog is doing much better with advanced level skills that I will need to compete with him. Very happy and highly recommended. Very motivating, encouraging, and fun atmosphere.” -Kelsey W

“I’ve been in the dog business for nearly 30 years and have never met more dedicated, exceptional and skillful dog trainers.” -Brigit H

“We attended a dog handling class at Red Oak where we met Chris and Justin and their amazing families. Our 4 month old German Shepard puppy Mela was so scared that day and so was I. In 1 short hour, Mela was doing much better. Her confidence level had increased, and so did mine, I immediately felt like I wasn’t alone in training our very large puppy. Backyard Canine Academy knows how to train your dog without stressing either one of you out. Now a month later she is doing things that I didn’t think possible. We can’t say enough great things about Backyard Canine Academy. They are the best!, no other training facility comes close to these guys!” -Wendy G

“We did a class today in Wilkes county. Our Murphy had 0 experience with a prong collar but by the end of one class we had a good walk with her right beside of us. For reference she is usually a puller on walks. It wasn’t something I would have felt comfortable implementing without supervision of someone like Chris. We plan to use what we learned today and Murphy will be doing board and train in January. Chris was very knowledgeable and helped us understand how to help Murphy. It’s not just your dog who needs training and Chris provided us with a lot of valuable information to help us. Cannot recommend Backyard Canine enough!” -Lauren N

“Chris and Justin came out to our school and provided an amazing demonstration for the school age kids who haven’t been able to have any field trips this summer. The kids absolutely loved it!!! Check them out for any dog training needs.” -Lynnesaye G

“Dropped off our BB for his first experience with Justin. We were met with a warm and friendly “Dog Person” and we were immediately put at ease. It makes me feel good leaving him there. We could tell he would be well taken care of!” -Sharon K

“I have used Backyard Canine Academy twice within the past year for boarding and training. Both times my pup stayed on site for two weeks and I can honestly say I wouldn’t go anywhere else. Being geographically separated by 4 hours, Backyard Canine Academy kept me up to date with progress pics and videos as well as routine communication concerning daily training events. The amount of care and consideration concerning my goals for the dog as well as anything they found needing work or “tightening up” was amazing. Additionally, I dont think the cost is comparable. In my experience, people are paying a lot more for far less superior training. I think that this is because this is not a money grab organization; it’s a family who loves what they do. I will only use Backyard Canine Academy in the future.” -Leon W

“We’ve been taking our pup, Cash, to Chris for the past 5 weeks and he has helped us so much. He knows what he’s talking about and offers tons of tips and tricks and answers any questions i have. I 110% recommend having Chris help you with any type of dog, and I will definitely keep bringing Cash and will see him for any pups I get in the future as well!” -Peyton C

“We loved our time working our sweet baby Bear! So many helpful tips and tricks learned after just one session and we can’t wait to go back!” -Rebecca E

“Tina and Monkey went to Backyard Canine Academy today for some schooling. They did awesome. I learned several things about them that I didn’t know and how to understand them better, even after 3 years. Tina did great working on reactivity, was even able to walk her past another dog and have her keep her focus on me better than she has in the past. Monk came out of his shell way faster than I anticipated. He was actually comfortable enough to play and roll over on his back and even walk through a WHOLE TUNNEL BY HIMSELF. It’s baby steps, but they’re doing great already. We are headed back very very soon. Highly recommend him. I was very impressed with his amount of knowledge and his ability to teach the dog and educate us at the same time.” -Taylor I

“Had my first visit yesterday and was impressed with Chris and his abilities. Broke down the lesson very well (both for me and my dog). Look forward to working with Chris in the future. Very honest, down to earth person.” -Jeff L

“We’ve been taking our Rottweiler Bruce to Backyard Canine Academy for a few weeks now. Chris is amazing with him and has taught us so much! We’ve seen so much improvement in just 3 weeks of working with him. 100% recommend to anyone with a dog!” -Kenzie W

“Chris knows what he is talking about, is very professional and cares about the dogs he trains. Been working with my dog Zeus on some behavior modification and the things he’s teaching not only my dog, but me as well have worked well to increase our confidence while on a leash. Definitely a would recommend!” -John R

“We definitely recommend Backyard Canine! They have taught Max (and us) so much. We did several lessons and then a week of board and train. His leash walking was a disaster before he met Chris and now he’s doing great. Chris, Misty and Justin were all very friendly and made us feel so comfortable when we left him to board. We are amazed at the progress he’s made in such a short time!” -Kristen C

“Took my 8 week old great dane for his first session with Chris this weekend and I have to say I was absolutely impressed with not only the knowledge of Chris but how he passed that knowledge onto me and my pup. After taking what was learned after 1 session I’m already seeing huge improvements in my pups behavior. I look forward to continuous sessions and the possibilities are endless, depending on what you are trying to accomplish!! I will highly recommend Backyard Canine Academy to anyone looking for high class affordable canine training!!” -Jason L

“Justin at BCA is an amazing pup and people trainer! He made everything he told me to do “make sense”. Pup psychology isn’t listed as a skill but it should be! He doesn’t just make it look easy, he helped make it feel natural and almost easy for me too!” -Ana M

“This team of trainers are amazing!!! I struggle to leave my dogs with just anyone and I can honestly say I don’t regret it at all!!! Titan was smiling ear to ear the first night and has done so well with them! All of the trainers have treated Titan as if he was their dog and they don’t over price you!!! It’s affordable training without a lose I’m skill level!!! They are all just out right amazing!!!” -Jazmin B