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Hartley’s Hounds Dog Training, LLC, founded by Ruthie, is dedicated to strengthening the relationships between dogs and their owners in Leland and Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding areas. With a balanced and open-minded approach, Ruthie aims to help dog owners achieve their training goals, leading to a more confident, calm, and happy life for both the dogs and their human companions.

Originally known as Micronesian Muttz Dog Training, the business was established in Guam in 2013 before relocating to North Carolina in 2022. Ruthie, a former school teacher turned full-time dog trainer, brings a wealth of experience and passion to her work. She continuously enhances her skills through seminars, workshops, and private coaching sessions, ensuring that she provides the best possible training for her clients and their canine companions.

At Hartley’s Hounds, the focus goes beyond obedience training to include structured play, engagement, confidence-building activities, and environmental exposure. Ruthie limits enrollment to ensure personalized attention for each client and their dog. With a commitment to ongoing growth and improvement, she offers free pack walks and group classes, demonstrating her dedication to helping dogs and their owners live harmoniously and happily together.