Who are we?

Our Practices

The Dog Professor is Charlotte's state of the art dog training service. We train each & every dog the same way a Service Animal is trained. We do this to ensure compliance - in any and all areas. In other words, your dog will respond to trained verbal commands, regardless of what’s going on or where you’re located.

Each command is taught as an implied stay. No food or treats will be required for compliance or performance once your dog completes training. The dog will ship home responding to verbal commands.

Every dog that we train comes with a lifetime training guarantee. As our customer, you will also receive free lessons for the lifetime of your dog, once they have completed training. And as always, you have lifetime trainer support. Your success is our success.  


With a multitude of training solutions we offer training for dogs of all ages.

About the Trainer


Paul Svendsen is an Eagle Scout, Graduate of UNC Charlotte & has lived in the Charlotte area since 1996.

Animals of all types, but particularly dogs, have always been a passion of Paul’s since an early age. Growing up, he brought home several stray animals (not just dogs) against his parent’s will and his care for animals has only grown since. 

Paul was formerly one of two trainers at the largest Dog Training facility in Charlotte, NC (The Dog Knowledge). During this time, Paul trained over 150 dogs which included Pet, Service, Therapy and Protection dogs.

While working at The Dog Knowledge, Paul spent extensive time training alongside National Level Schutzhund competitor & trainer, Jeff Rentz (Rentz Working Dogs). Jeff falls into the top 1% of all Schutzhund competitors here in the United States. Working with such an accomplished professional, this helped Paul take his training approach to the next level. 

Paul’s training education & background is heavily mirrored around Ivan Balabanov’s training system. Ivan is widely considered to be the most successful dog trainer on the planet. A 2x World Champion (the only trainer to accomplish this) & a 12x time National Level Champion, all with dogs primarily from his own breeding program (Ot Vitosha Malinois). 

Paul strives to better his methods and continues to attend workshops & seminars each & every year from the world’s top level trainers & behaviorists. This perspective is what sets us apart from the competition.