Defined Obedience

focus – engage – trust


You are here for a reason

You are wanting more out of your relationship with your dog. You know the answers are out there, you just have not found them yet. Deep down you know there is more that you can achieve with your dog’s training. 

And you’re right.

- Training -
- Fundamentals -

1. timing

2. motivation

3. consistency

“making the wrong things difficult, and the right things easy” Ray Hunt

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A great way to get started and build a training plan


We come to you to train you and your dog on any topic


Your dog lives with us in our home for intensive training


Ready to go after some blue ribbons? We will get you ready


New puppies can be overwhelming, we’ll get you started right


We can sort through problems and provide you with hope 


Let us raise, train and deliver you your dream dog


Let us help you coach up your kiddos as confident dog owners

Dogs…we understand

If you could email us yourself, you would. Being man’s best friend these days isn’t as easy and predictable as you’d hope. Your caretakers are you sun and stars, they provide you with the best of everything and they do everything for you.

But most days you do not know what is expected of you. They change their minds like the weather. You do not understand why they come and go as they do. There are all of these engrained urges and drives bred into you that you can’t always control and they don’t seem to extend you the grace you deserve at times. You would express how you feel if you could but you just do not know how and your attention seeking behaviors have become unpopular. You need someone to get you on the same page as your humans. Worry no more, we got you back.

Folks…we understand

You are in need of real world help for real world issues that work in the real world. That is what we are here for and we are ready to serve. Our “less is more” practical approach will bring harmony and predictability to your home in no time. 

So many of the frustrations that families have with their dogs (and your dog may have with you) is a lack of communication. We live in a busy stressful world and the only thing that is constant is change. Dogs are wired to thrive in a Black & White world, with clear definitions of expectations and consistent implementation of those expectations. But more than likely your dog is drowning in a sea of Grey. With our balanced approach we will create clarity in your communication with your dog. They  will develop a default focus on you that will create an engagement that has you operating on the same wavelength. As a result of this new level of engagement and clear communication, you will have reciprocal trust with your dog. 


What They Say

My Boone was in training yesterday with Adam. OMG, Adam is AWESOME! FANTASTIC! THE BEST! Boone has just begun, and so we have to learn loose leash training. We saw a completely different dog last night in our Boone. We are dedicated to continue what Adam taught us and Boone. WE ARE SO THRILLED! AND SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND ADAM!
Lori - raleigh
Bless you Adam! This message is for anyone who is looking for a great trainer and or advice on improving the quality of YOUR dog or YOUR life. I have used several trainers throughout my life for my dogs and I must say, I am blessed to have come by Adam. He has a simple way of teaching that you and your dog will pick up immediately. Your dog will understand rewarding for good behavior, and you will understand how a dog thinks and why Adam’s techniques work. You and your dog working together to create a harmonious life together is what I got out of this experience.
Debbi - Raleigh
Adam has done an amazing job with our sometimes-willful Bouvier puppy, Sophie. At 5 months old she is doing sit, down, place on the mat, and walking on the leash! Consistently he can do more with her in a few minutes than we can do on our own in a few hours, and he has been able to teach us how to continue to get his results. This is the best dog training experience we have ever had out of all our 5 dogs.
Stan - Clayton
Owner and Training Director

Adam Bush, Certified Master K9 Trainer

Adam has been working in the animal care industry since 1995 and has been training full time since 2008. Upon completing both his Certified Professional and Master Trainer programs while graduating in the top of his class, Adam launched Defined Obedience Dog Training. Over the years Adam has served thousands of clients, helping them with their dog training needs with the end goal of strengthening the family unit of his clients. His balanced approach produces a calm and confident dog while enabling you the dog owner to communicate clearly with your dog and achieve that lifelong bond we all desire. 

Thousands of

Satisfied Customers

– Five Star Rated Business on Google –

Big or small, Adam Trains them All

Puppies to Seniors

Petite Teacups to Giants

Affable to Anxious and Aggressive

- our service area -

We are based in Raleigh, NC and happily serve the greater triangle area

For 15 years we have been training dogs anywhere from Angier to Zebulon, including but not limited to: Angier, Apex, Benson, Brier Creek, Cary, Clayton Durham, Four Oaks, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Lillington, Morrisville, New Bern, Preston, Raleigh, Rolesville, Sanford, Smithfield, Wake Field, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon. Are you outside of North Carolina?  Over the years we have trained dogs for clients in CA, CO, IA, IL, MD, NJ, NM, NY, PA, and TX.

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