Owner and founder of Dog Smart Atlanta, Sonja McBerry.

Sonja is a native of Atlanta and has more than 16 years of experience in animal behavior and dog training in diverse environments from rescues to veterinary clinics to homes. She understands that every dog is unique and needs to be approached as an individual. 

Sonja’s passion is educating people about their dogs. During her programs, clients gain knowledge of why their dogs do what they do and how to communicate with them.

Since launching her own private in-home training program in Atlanta, Sonja has earned numerous awards including:

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2016

Thumbtack Best of 2015 & 2016

Best of Atlanta 2019 Dog Trainer

Google Five-Star rating

Facebook Five-Star rating


One-on-One Dog Training in Atlanta

Dog Smart offers private, in-home dog training for all ages and breeds of dogs–from puppies to rescues to older dogs. Offering one-on-one dog training in your home helps your dog to focus on training with minimal distractions. This allows him to respond better to new commands while giving you the immediate results you need to establish a better relationship.

The customized dog training programs are built to suit your particular issues and goals–whether your dog needs to break a bad habit, adapt to a new environment or learn new skills.

In-home private training with flexible scheduling is less stressful for you and your dog. This will help you both progress more quickly through the training.

If your goal is to take your dog out in public with you, private dog training can be moved to a nearby public location. Dog Smart is able to work with your dog whether he is shy or fearful, excited or aggressive around people or other dogs. Having a professional help you through any public challenges can give you more confidence.

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Private Dog Training Services in Atlanta Near You

Dog Smart offers private dog training lessons in Downtown Atlanta, Midtown, Virginia Highlands, Peachtree Hills, Druid Hills, Atlantic Station, Emory, Garden Hills, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Northlake, Chamblee, the Perimeter area, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Peachtree Corners, Norcross, and Duluth.

Private Remote Puppy Training

For those that live outside of the Dog Smart service area and need help with their puppies.

Training includes the following:
  • Free phone evaluation
  • One-on-One access to trainer
  • Food & Water Schedule
  • Crate Training
  • Setting up potty area
  • Potty Schedule
  • Puppy behaviors
  • Worksheet downloads
  • Client Facebook Page (closed group)
  • Weekly email follow-ups
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Call today at 678-698-2068 to schedule a free evaluation!