Wild Child is a small business, founded in early 2014 by Sydney Marshall. Originally starting out as a pet sitting, dog walking, and foster home for rescued animals, the owner wanted to provide positive experiences for the pups in her care.
When Sydney was honorably discharged from the USMC, she was accepted for an internship at Wolf Park, studying canine ethology. Upon completion of her internship, Sydney was hired as a board and train dog trainer for a dog training company in NC.
After leaving her position Sydney went on to study under several different trainers and atteneded a 12 week police k9 course. Attending different seminars, workshops, and courses Sydney’s goal is to share her experience and education with those who want to better their relationship with their dog.
Her love of exploring and competing with a canine friend is the heart and soul of Wild Child, as we truly believe life is much better with a dog.
We are PetCPR certified and a member of International Association of Canine Professionals.
Training for you & your best friend
Our services include, but are not limited to; on and off leash obedience, puppy socialization, behavior modification, and IGP protection and obedience. We are successful in these areas due to our extensive knowledge of reading and interpreting your dog’s body language, reinforcing at the correct time, and shaping each building block into a desired behavior.
Training is conducted through either private lessons in and out of your home or board and trains at our location. We do offer a free group class once a month to our current clients and workshops as time and weather permits. We understand that each dog and family is unique, requiring their own individualize training program. We curtail our programs to help you and your dog learn with a fun attitude in an efficient manner. There is no breed, age, size, or temperament that we don’t work with.
Live out of state? We do offer travel and training on a limited basis or extend our board and train programs to those who live afar. Our travel and train service is when our trainer will come out to your home for a minimum of 3 days and will work exclusively with you and your dog. This service has proven to be effective to help owners who have a hard time managing their dog outside of their home and need one on one help to manage their dog’s behavior. For more information about this service, please contact us.
After training we don’t leave you alone -all of our training programs require you to be a part of the training process. You have us for the life of your dog to practice and learn with our trainer how to effectively communicate with your pup and maintain training. We are invested in your success and are willing to give our all to dedicated owners.