Quality Dog Training From a Certified Professional

End the jumping, pulling, chewing, and other behaviors with our help!

Expert Dog Training

Fear, separation anxiety, and reactivity are increasingly common in the dogs we see in society, but it doesn’t have to be that way! The right training structure can bring these dogs out of their shell, and make life more enjoyable for both you and your dog. Behavior modification programs are available to those with aggressive dogs or those struggling with other behavior issues.

We have a program for every lifestyle, ranging from group classes to extensive boarding school programs.

Kentucky Dog Training L.L.C. is proud to offer services to Lexington, Louisville, central Kentucky, and the surrounding area.

About Your Trainer: Samantha Adams

Sam has been training dogs for over 12 years, and brings a tremendous amount of experience to the table. She got her start in the rescue world, working with dogs who were in shelters. While running transports, volunteering at events, and fostering pets, Sam developed a passion for animal behavior. She took this passion into other fields, and has worked as a veterinary assistant, as well as a member of the foaling staff at renowned Dromoland Farm in Lexington. While working with rescue dogs, Sam was also beginning to compete with her own dogs. Her first dog, Zoe (Reality Check OA OAJ CGC CL1-R) was rescued from a situation where she was living feral in the woods. She went on to title in agility, be a 4-H state gold medalist, national championship qualifier, and compete in 6 different dog sports.

Sam’s current competition dog is Wild (D’Wildcat 16130 IGP3 x3), who competes nationally in the sport of IGP. The sport consists of a combination of tracking, obedience, and protection, and is one of the most difficult dog sports in the world. At just 4 years old, Wild placed 3rd at Regionals and 5th at Nationals last year, which earned him a spot on the world championship team. This makes Sam the only trainer in Kentucky to be actively competing with a malinois at the national and international level. Our competition in France was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic, but we are eagerly working toward competing in Greece next year.

Sam has worked under top trainers in the dog world, and has helped more than a thousand dogs reach new levels of training. She has worked with everything from very young puppies, to older dogs with severe aggression. Her training has been nationally recognized, with clients sending dogs from as far away as Massachusetts, New York, California, Georgia, and Ohio. Sam continues to provide the best quality care and training possible, and strives to improve the lives of dogs all over the bluegrass.

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“Sam took my sweet dog, Dot, a 90-pound American Foxhound that had been living feral in the woods for about 2 years (long story there!), and worked a miracle! After trianing with Sam, Dot walks on a lead without pulling me off my feet, sits, stays, and places like a civilized girl. I don’t know how I could have kept Dot without her. I recommend Sam in the strongest possible terms.”

Robin Johnson

“Sam is an amazing trainer. When we rescued my dog he was a huge mess. He was barking non-stop every time he saw a human being, near or far. If a person got close enough, my dog would bite them. If he saw other dogs, he would lose it too. Sam transformed our dog from near hopeless to an extremely well behaved, happy and calm dog! He doesn’t bite, he never barks at people and is a completely different dog.”

Andrea Eckelberry

“A proven world class competitor and trainer in dog obedience and behavior. You will not find another trainer in the area with her unique skill set. As a competitive trainer, certified protection sport decoy and dog lover myself, there is nobody in Kentucky that I would recommend more.”

George Manley

Our Accredited Dog Training Services

We offer a variety of services to match any goals and any budget.


Dog Boarding School

Dogs in our boarding school will get several daily sessions with a professional trainer. They also receive lots of social interactions with other dogs and field trips to train in places like local parks. All of our board and train programs include several transition lessons to ensure that everything that your dog learns transfers back to you.


Private Lessons

Private lesson programs are for those who want to be more involved in the day to day training of their dog or puppy. These programs vary in length depending on your dog’s age, behavior issues, and your training goals.

Your Partner to a Well-Mannered Dog or Puppy

With years of experience training dogs of all sizes, ages, and temperaments, we’re confident that we can train your dog to overcome any challenging behaviors.

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