Justin’s admiration of and fascination with all things canine has led him to work with dogs nearly his entire life. He worked his way through Georgia State University by managing a local dog daycare and training facility. Through 4 years of managing the facility, Justin’s interest in caring for dogs grew as he observed them interact in a large group setting daily. There are no better teachers of dog communication than the dogs themselves. As Justin’s knowledge and ability to communicate with dogs grew, family and friends (and friends of friends) began asking for advice about their dogs. After Justin graduated, he continued helping people with their dogs as a hobby while he worked his 9 to 5 job in downtown Atlanta. Something was missing, though, and Justin made a very tough decision to quit his stable (yet unfulfilling) job and pursue a full-time career in dog training. Soon afterwards, he attended the Dog Wizard Academy, where his knowledge and experience with dogs grew exponentially. The state-of-the-art training methods he has learned have led him to training and helping hundreds of dogs and their families. Justin’s passion for improving the relationships between dogs and their owners drives and rewards him every day. Justin’s specialties include separation anxiety, aggression, nervous/shy dogs and high-energy breeds. Justin is accompanied 24/7 by a highly motivated shepherd/terrier mix, Randy, that he adopted from the Atlanta Humane Society.
Paul joined Justin and his team in order to assist him with dog training, as the Atlanta Dog Wizard continues to grow helping more dogs and their owners year after year. As with most of the Dog Wizard family, his love and affection for dogs and his relationship with our furry friends has been lifelong. Originally born in Durham, England Paul moved to Atlanta with his family in his early childhood and considers it his hometown. After attending the University of Georgia and building a career in the hospitality industry he would eventually seek a path that he could truly be passionate about traveling. Once that decision was made his affinity for all things canine drove him to take the leap into the world of dog training, leading him to the Dog Wizard Academy. Here he developed his existing understanding of canine behavior and added some of the most complete and innovative training skills available. In the ever evolving world of dog training Paul hopes to continues to grow and understand the fascinating nature of our faithful companions, helping them and their owners alike enjoy a more rewarding relationship. He currently shares his home with two four legged assistants, Dooley who is an always vigorous Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, and a spunky Yorkshire Terrier named Quinn.
Randy was adopted from the Atlanta Humane Society when he was only 16 weeks old. Shortly after coming home Randy fell ill and was diagnosed with parvo. The Humane Society was good enough to provide treatment. But a pup as small and young as him had very little chance of making it against parvo. However, Randy survived and has made the most of his life ever since. Whether it’s perching on fire hydrants, chasing a tennis ball or retrieving a “cold beverage” from the cooler, Randy always gives 100% and has a blast doing it.
Amy is a recent transplant to Charlotte, and The Dog Wizard is very lucky to have her on the team! Amy has a very important role with being the first point of contact for Dog Wizard clients. She helps manage the day-to-day needs, phone calls, and appointments which she does flawlessly. The best part about her job is not only getting to talk with clients about their dogs but also having her rescue mutt, Winston, hang out with her all day! We would be lost without her.
Noelle has been part of The Dog Wizard family since she started her path as a trainer in Charleston SC in 2012. After 5 years in the Lowcountry and 4 years of helping dogs and their owners to have a better life, it was time to get back to her roots in New Jersey. It was a tough decision not to be hands on with owners and their dogs but now as the office manager she gets to continue to be part of the wizard family and clients lives! Her first hand knowledge of the training side adds a huge benefit to the day to day operations in the office. It helps us be more efficient, creating processes to help better our clients experience as she understands our clients needs that much more! Whether you are a first time caller or a current client, Noelle’s passion for canine’s and their people exudes from the moment you start talking to her. She has an unending love for her three dogs Lexi, Trinity and her newest addition Huckleberry as well as the man that stands by her side, Evan. Noelle is focusing on field trial obedience with Huckleberry and has the pleasure of frequenting the river with the dogs and exploring the beautiful trails and landscape of The Garden State.