Want The Obedient Dog Of Your Dreams?


Dog training located in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Ridgeside K9 Carolinas is a veteran owned/operated location. Our facility is located in Jacksonville, North Carolina right outside of Camp Lejeune. We cover all of NC and SC and the bordering states as well. Our team has collectively trained and rehabilitated hundreds of dogs of all temperaments, ages, breeds, and sizes.

All Ages, All Sizes, All Issues, We Can Help!

Do you struggle with any of these issues?

 Does your dog…

Pull you around?

Bark at dogs or people on walks?

Dig in the backyard?

Go through your trash can?

Jump on people?

Play keep away?

Growl when you come near their food or toy?

If so, you’re in the right place! We can help with any of these issues and much more! Our training methods are tailored to target your specific dog and their needs. 








What makes us different?

We focus on owner training as much as dog training! What’s a dog that won’t listen to its owner when it comes home? We want to ensure your dog has lasting success and that starts with educating you as the owner!

Training the dog

First step in training is teaching a clear communication system to the dog. We have to have a way to clearly communicate with dogs what we want and don’t want from them. We will teach them obedience that works anywhere! Doesn’t matter where you go, whether it’s a busy park or grandma’s house, our system works!

Training the owner

Second step is training the owner. What’s the point of having a Ferrari if you don’t know how to drive? We will teach you everything the dog has learned and will teach you how to maintain it. We want to make you the trainer!

Maintenance training

Lastly, with our programs, you get lifetime support! We offer lessons when needed and pack walks for prior clients. Our pack walks are a great way to work on your obedience in a controlled environment!

Dog Training, Pack Walks & Client Coaching

What Do We Offer?


Starting training early is crucial in creating a happy, confident adult dog. Did you know you can start training your puppy as early as 8 weeks old? You can and you SHOULD! Everything you do at that age will have a huge impact on the dog’s development, good or bad. Let us help both of you get started on the right paw!


Our board and train packages focus on obedience both on and off leash, from inside the home to higher distraction areas.  Your dog will stay with us for the duration of training and upon completion, we will train YOU. Lifetime support.



Our aggression rehab package is designed for dogs with aggression toward humans, dogs, cats, livestock, etc. In this package, your dog will be given the same level of obedience as our board and train in addition to rehabilitation work. Though we cannot guarantee to safely rehabilitate each and every dog, we will ensure that you have the control you need in order to live a more peaceful life with your dog.


The Rescue 22 Foundation provides high quality, fully trained service K9s to veterans of our United States Armed Forces and in some cases with those currently serving.  

Ridgeside K9 Carolinas has the pleasure to be able to help train and assist with some of the K9’s. Help us connect more dogs to our veterans!



Ridgeside K9 YouTube Channel

Ridgeside K9 always proofs dog training to the highest level. We have dog trainers to teach in controlled environments – but train in the real world. House pets to working dogs – obedience to protection. Watch more videos

Pack walks (Free)

Our pack walks are open to all prior clients. The focus is to practice and train in a controlled environment with other prior clients. It is a good refresher and a way to learn new things!

One On One Private Lessons

Our 1 on 1 lessons are for the clients with a flexible schedule and that want to be involved in the training. Lessons are once every two weeks and the owner will have homework to do in between. 8 lessons/ $800 (local clients) nearby cities ($1000+)

We aim to provide you with exceptional Dog Training

We love our customers and their dogs. Our number 1 priority to help you guys create a stronger bond and a lasting relationship

Ridgeside K9 Carolinas
House Pets To Working Dogs
Obedience to Protection

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