Fast and Fun Training for your Family Dog

Jane Marshall:  Canine Behavior Consultant


 CORONA VIRUS updates 5/17/2020


Please check out our new page on May and June options. They include online classes and virtual one on ones, plus in person training with social distancing.

Jane Marshall, owner and head trainer of Cheery Dogs, has been helping families in the Durham-Chapel Hill area solve their dog problems for over 30 years.


Join a group class with your puppy or adult dog, or arrange an in-home private lesson.


Our trainers are experienced working with problems such as separation anxiety, fear based behaviors, house training, leash reactivity and dog to dog and people aggression. We also love cats, and can help your new family members adjust to each other. Reward based behavior modification is used to resolve any problem you are struggling with.


Helping families with children and their new dog or puppy is an area we specialize in. Our trainers (some of whom are mothers too!) can help you set up for a new baby and provide you with the resources to help minimize strife at this busy stage of life. Science based positive training is used to help your dog learn manners around smaller family members.


Cheery dogs training is recommended by local veterinarians, shelters and rescues.


For more information on our classes in Chapel Hill (including location) click here. To request a private in home consultation click here and fill out a request form. Our service area includes south Hillsborough, Chapel Hill, and west Durham.


If you are outside of our service area, please contact us as we cover some areas with an extra travel fee. We can also recommend many wonderful force free colleagues in the area.


We look forward to helping you with your family pets.





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Do you have a new puppy?

Corona Virus update 5/17/2020 All in person puppy classes are suspended for the moment. But please check out our new page on May and June​ options. They include online classes and virtual one on ones, plus in person training with social distancing. 

All classes below are on hold.

Our puppy program is very popular! We have Puppy Primer classes for puppies of 9 weeks and older who are 10 lbs and over, and we have Tiny Puppy Primer for small breed/mix puppies who are under 10 lbs.


If you have had your puppy 10 days, plus one set of shots you are ready to start.


Graduates of Puppy classes (and puppies 4 months and older who have not attended a class) move up to Puppy Plus. 


Bring your whole family to puppy class and give your puppy the gift of a good education with lots of socialization. 


Please also check out the helpful articles and videos for puppies in our Resources Section




Paying attention in puppy class

Our Puppy Classes!