Charlotte Metro

Our Lake Norman Kennel and Training Center is conveniently located 20 minutes north of Charlotte, near Downtown Mooresville. This facility was designed by professional dog trainers to ensure a safe, fun and clean environment for your pet so you can go on your way and trust your pet with us.



Board your dog in our state-of-the-art kennel.

Search & Detection

Search & Detection

Narcotics, explosive, contraband or bed bug detection training.



On-leash and off-leash training for your dog.

Protection Training

Protection Training

Customizable training for protection of you and your family.

Dogs For Sale

Dogs For Sale

Trained dogs for sale by Dogs By Andy.

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Shop Online

Shop online for leashes, kennels, accessories, and more.

Dogs By Andy Kennel & Training Center

144 Bevan Drive, Mooresville NC, 28115


Dogs By Andy Kennel & Training Center was specially designed by Master Trainer Andy Hanellin with boarding rooms, separate dog training areas, a puppy play area and indoor training rooms. Our facility is safe and secure, with 24-hour video monitoring, fire suppression and a full sprinkler system, as well as a state of the art security system. Our year-round climate controlled buildings ensures your pet stays comfortable at all times.

Our entire facility was designed by professional dog trainers to ensure a safe, fun and clean environment for your pet so you can go on your way and trust your pet with us.

Andy and his staff are full-time, professional dog trainers. They train dogs for a living, not as a hobby. They take their work very seriously and get fantastic results!


Dogs By Andy Kennels is an all-inclusive, full-service overnight canine boarding facility. Our custom-built facility was designed from the ground up to provide a safe and fun place for your pet.


Dogs By Andy teaches basic commands that are necessary for your dog’s safety and the well-being of people and other animals. A well-trained dog becomes a functioning member of your family.


Shop our online store for useful training accessories, custom-made Dogs By Andy gear, handmade leashes and leads, place boards, and more. We can ship most items from our retail store to your door.

Six Commands Every Dog Should Know


It is impossible for your dog to SIT and jump on a person at the same time.


As your dogs responds to the DOWN and STAY commands, you can enjoy being in the same room with your dog without interfering with your mealtime or guests.


If your dog is trained to SIT and STAY, it can not run out the door into traffic.


When your dog that obeys the HEEL command, the dog will not constantly pull on the leash and pull you down the street.


A dog that COMES WHEN CALLED will not have to be chased.


Teach your dog to go to and stay at a pre-determined “place” within the house. Useful when entertaining or when delivery people are at your door.

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When a Puppy Hotel is the Best Option

Having a new puppy creates almost as much anxiety as being a first-time parent. You worry about doing something wrong or not being able to protect your puppy. Since it can take 1 to 3 years before your puppy is considered an adult, the issue of what to do with your...

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Tips for Keeping Your Dog Happy When Dog Boarding

Imagine if someone were to come into your home and take you away, dropping you into unfamiliar place where you didn’t know anyone or how long it would be till they came back to get you. If you can imagine that, you can probably understand how traumatic it can be for a...

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Why You Should Consider Off-Leash Training

It goes without saying that on-leash training is important. After all, who wants a dog that is unruly enough to pull your arm out of its socket when you’re taking them for a walk? However, it is also important to consider off-leash training. When you think about it,...

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Dog Training

Dogs By Andy K-9 Services provides professional dog obedience training and behavior modification services for dog owners throughout the Lake Norman and Charlotte metro area. Ask about our BOARD AND TRAIN program. Free evaluations available.

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