We offer the very best dog training in all of Williamsburg, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Norfolk & All Surrounding Areas

#1 Rated Dog Trainers in Williamsburg, VA

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 Tidewater adapts our training to the specific dog in front of us to achieve the best results.


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We focus on owner training as much as dog training!

one-stop shop for all your dog training needs.

professional, world-class dog training programs serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk & All Surrounding Areas

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

Happy Customers. Real Results.

Matthew Gill
Matthew Gill
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I contemplated sending our dog hank for the longest (like 6 months) because it was rather expensive. I decided to send hank with basic obedience already under his belt. Hank would pull like a sled dog on just about any collar/harness and just wasn’t trustworthy off leash. Cue Will and his team. Hank attended their off leash obedience program and when we came to pick hank back up, he was a totally different dog! When they say they give your dog a 100% reliable recall they mean it! We are able to do so much more with hank now because we are not constricted by where we can take him. Sending hank to Will and his team was the best decision we’ve ever made, and we made some lifelong friends along the way! Thank you for all you’ve done!
Sasha G
Sasha G
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Sending my dog to Ridgeside K9 was the best decision I made all year! Before the board and train, Walter was a bundle of energy who had no ability to self-calm. Every time we’d leave him, he would work himself up into a panic and bark non-stop. Since his board and train he’s a changed man! Not only is he obedient, but he is noticeably calmer and more relaxed both alone and with us. I can’t speak highly enough about the quality of training we experienced! All of the team was very responsive, supportive, and always willing to answer questions. I will 100% send all of my future dogs their way. Thanks so much!
Aaron A
Aaron A
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As a new comer to the area I first adopted my dog without having the slightest clue as to how to train her. I went to several other dog trainers in an attempt to learn how to safely and effectively get her to be calm around other animals and people out in public. But unfortunately their methods were not cutting it. Will, Taylor, and the Carolinas Ridgeside K9 team has superseded all my expectations when I first entered my dog in for the off leash B&T. Not only Is she calm but she can finally be trusted off leash without strict supervision. The Ridgeside K9 team was very helpful and extremely professional when they were training me. And I will definitely come back for all my dog training needs. I cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work and would highly recommend!!

Ridgeside K9 Tidewater

Training Services We Offer

  • Board and Train
  • Private Dog Training
  • Puppy Training
  • Doggie Daycare
  • Dog Boarding
  • Behavior Modification
  • Obedience Training
  • Group Dog Classes

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.

Dog Obedience

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.

Doggie Daycare

Doggie daycare is not only a convenient way to give your dog some exercise, socialization, and time alone, but it also provides you with a much-needed break and a sense of relief.

Big or Small, Sweet or Aggressive, Old or Young

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. 

Learn About Our Professional Trainers

Chris Martinese is a Navy veteran with years of experience professionally training dogs. He has grown up around dogs but never thought he would ever make a career out of it. During his medical retirement, he was given the opportunity to intern with a local dog trainer and soon learned this was something he would make a career out of. From the year-long internship, he furthered his education by attending various schools and seminars to learn as many training techniques and philosophies as possible. Chris and his wife Jenna now work together full time and believe all dogs can learn to become confident and obedient members of the family; they live to bridge the gap between owner and dog.


We Offer Dog Training In The Following Areas

Ridgeside K9 Tidewater is located in Williamsburg, Virginia, and services Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake, VA.


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