The very best dog training company serving families in Marion County and Surrounding Areas!!

Top-Rated Dog Trainers in Ocala, Florida

Get your dog to listen and obey your every command — every time!


Dear frustrated dog owner, are you experiencing any of these issues with your dog?

  • Difficult to walk on leash
  • Constantly pulling leash when walking
  • Uncontrollable Barking
  • Aggression with other dogs and people
  • Biting or nipping
  • Being stubborn
  • Digging holes
  • Lack of basic obedience
We can help! We don’t believe in the cookie-cutter method of dog training. Ridgeside K9 Central FL adapts our training to the specific dog in front of us to achieve the best results.


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Professional Dog Trainers At Your Service

Training Services We Offer

  • Board and Train
  • Private Dog Training
  • Puppy Training
  • Dog Boarding
  • Behavior Modification
  • Personal Protection
  • Group Dog Classes
  • Police K9 Training

Our world-class board and train programs will help set up your dog for success. Customized training programs for your dog while they enjoy their stay.

Puppy Training

These lessons with your puppy are just the first step in a great training journey. We encourage all to continue training past the puppy stage in order to reach high level obedience and control.

Obedience Training

This is best for those who want to be very invested in the dog training process. Similarly to our other programs, the private lessons are all based off what you want from your dog.

Behavior Modification

Through balanced training and counter conditioning we can modify the dog’s behavior. Behavior modification is the most complex training process that we offer but we are also trying to change the way the dog looks at the world.

Big or Small, Sweet or Aggressive, Old or Young ... we train them all!

Are You Ready To Take The First Step?

Simply fill out the form above. Tell us a little more about your dog and why you need professional dog training. One of our expert dog trainers will contact you back to give you more details. 

We focus on owner training as much as dog training!

Form a lasting bond & gain the trust of your dog

professional, world-class dog training programs for Central Florida & surrounding areas.

We Guarantee Results. Here Is What Our Customers Say...

Happy Customers. Real Results.

Christine W
Christine W
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There are just not enough words that can express how much we appreciate and would recommend Ridgeside K9 Central Florida. If your looking for a knowledgeable loving crew to train your dog then Ridgeside K9 Central Florida is your crew!!!! We will forever be grateful to Nikki, Jay and Amado!!!
Evie B
Evie B
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Jay and Nikki's training is out of this world! I didn’t think my 1 1/2-year-old Frenchie could be trained. Just got him back and let me tell you he is a brand new dog! Ridgeside K9 is where it’s at y’all they don’t just train they educated you on your dog and help you better understand your dog. I learned so much from them !!! Thank you, Jay & Nikki, 🖤💪🏽
Michael F
Michael F
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He fit into our family immediately took a few days to get into sync with him which is natural but he is a perfect dog after all his training. Highly recommended. Jay is really a great trainer and thank you for putting Draco into our lives.

Ridgeside K9 Central Florida

Your Dog Deserves The Best

Ridgeside K9 Central FL is a certified professional dog training company with over 20 years experience. We are a full service training company, who offers board and train programs for both puppies and adults, advanced off-leash obedience training programs, aggression rehabilitation training programs for dogs with genuine aggression issues, behavioral modification programs, and puppy foundational obedience programs. We are locally owned and operated in Ocala, Florida and offer services covering the North Central, FL area. We help our clients with creating realistic goals and expectations for their dogs. Followed by creating custom obedience training programs that not only allow pet owners to reach those goals and expectations, but also incorporate them in their everyday lives. We train any breed, any age, and any behavior! Contact us today for a free consultation.


We Offer Dog Training In The Following Areas

  • Ocala, FL
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Daytona, FL
  • St. Augustine, FL
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Lake City, FL
  • Crystal River, FL
  • Kissimmee, FL

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