Professional Dog Training Raleigh NC


Sally Said So Professional Dog Training Raleigh is your veterinarian recommended, locally owned source of expert dog trainers. We help you improve your dog’s behavioral wellbeing through trusted reward based training techniques.

We know every dog is different so we come to you to start your customized training plan.

Training begins in the convenience of your living room, then we take you into the real world.

Providing a premier training experience throughout North Carolina

Meet the Owner

Owner Shane Gentry with his dog Lemmy

Shane Gentry – Owner and Founder

Shane Gentry is the owner and founder of Sally Said So Professional Dog Training. He started in Raleigh North Carolina and has expanded to help dogs and families across North Carolina. Shane has been an animal lover and dog enthusiast for as long as he can remember.  He is a strong community member and a father with a lifetime of animal training experience, both as a volunteer and professional. Following a career in the construction industry, he realized his dream of becoming an expert in dog behavior and thus, Sally Said So was born.

Shane has completed several intensive certification courses, most notably through Animal Behavior College, the largest trainer’s school in the United States, and Canine Trade Group, an exclusive program for private in-home behavioral training. Not only has he trained dogs, but he has even trained a goat and prairie dog! His personal dogs have quite the resume, starring in Twisted Tea commercials and a spot on NBC’s Young Rock TV sitcom. 

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Sally –The Dog that Started it All

Dog Training Services

We offer financing options for all our services along with lifetime support and unlimited group classes with our premier services.

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Comprehensive Consultation

Our training approach begins with a two-hour meeting with an expert and marks the start of one-on-one training. During this we will discuss your dog’s training goals, evaluate their behavior and environment, and demonstrate some basic obedience skills. This may include basic commands like sit, “place,” and leash walking.

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Private Training Sessions

Whether you’re looking for puppy training, obedience training, or behavior modification for aggression and anxiety, we offer private lessons to accommodate all breeds, sizes, and temperaments. These sessions are all-inclusive tackling everything from leash training to potty training to separation anxiety and beyond. 

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Group Training

Our group dog training classes are perfect for mastering the real world. These classes cover in-depth training beyond your basic skills. These classes involve distraction training, Canine Good Citizen skills, advanced obedience and more. These classes are a perk of our Trainer on Retainer and Priority Programs. 

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Pre-Purchase and Adoption Consultation

Are you ready to add a best friend or new puppy to the family, but are nervous about finding “the one”? Our Raleigh dog trainers will assist you in researching the right breed, temperament, and size for your family and lifestyle. We’ll take that research and then find you the right dog from our network of rescues and breeders. 


Expecting Parents Program

Are you preparing for a new child? We can help you train your dog to minimize stress and improve your confidence in their behavior before your child arrives. This proactive approach will ensure a smooth transition for your dog, you, and your baby. 

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Service Dog Training

We train Mobility Assistance, Hearing, and Psychiatric Service Dogs. Dog and owner spend an extended period of time working with our dog training experts to ensure your dog is highly trained and capable. 

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Therapy Dog Training

We train your dog to meet all necessary requirements for therapy dog certification. We are partners with Dogs With A Purpose, a Wake County therapy dog program, for testing and certification. 

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Feline Training

You read that right, we train cats! We can assist with aggressive behavior, marking, scratching, and more during one-on-one training sessions.

What Sets Sally Said So Apart?

We’ve been successfully helping dogs and owners resolve miscommunication and behavioral issues since 2009. We believe there are no bad dogs, just poor communication. We find that private dog training at the start of the process works since dogs and owners learn best in low-distraction environments. Once they have the training tools they need, we bring them into the real world. In our premier programs, we commit to your dog for their life which ensures you always have the support you need.

Sally Said So’s mission is to help more dogs by educating dog owners, supporting dog rescue, and empowering veterinary professionals across our state.



Contact Us

Does Sally Said So provide in home dog training near me?

Sally Said So is North Carolina’s premier dog training company

We proudly cover your area:

Charlotte    Crystal Coast    Triad     Triangle

Sally Said So Professional Dog Training offers in-home training throughout Raleigh and the surrounding areas. If you don’t see your city listed below, contact us to see if we travel there!


  • Apex
  • Cary
  • Chapel-Hill
  • Clayton
  • Creedmoor/Butner
  • Durham/Rougemont
  • Fuquay-Varina/Angier
  • Knightdale/Wendell
  • Louisburg
  • Pittsboro
  • Sanford
  • Wake Forest/Youngsville
  • Zebulon

Get started with dog training in Raleigh today!

If you’re ready to start with our professional trainers, call now and learn more about our training programs.

Our training methods are here to help. No matter how severe the issues, we are ready to help you and your dog.