Dream Dogz

Dream Dogz Behavior Center

We are professional dog trainers specializing in behavior modification. We solve behavior issues quickly and easily. Whether it's aggression, leash reactivity, lunging on walks, shyness, fearfulness, or over exuberance, we've got you covered. We address your dog's state of mind, resulting in a calmer, more relaxed, happy dog who is a pleasure to live with.

We know that your dog is an important part of your life, but sometimes your dog is out of control, doing what they want to do and ignoring you. That is where we come in. Our training is based on creating teamwork and partnership between you and your dog.

No matter the issues, you can have the dog you've always dreamed of!


Certified. Licensed. Insured.


We are highly recommended by dog owners and dog professionals, including many veterinarians.

We are award winning trainers, voted Best of Gainesville for Dog Training each of the last four years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). 

Once you know that you want to work with us, the big question is how fast do you want to see results? Go ahead and browse our website to see what we offer, including our one-of-a-kind board & train program, personal training packages, group classes, workshops, and online training. If the video and information on our site do not answer your questions, we are happy to meet with you and help you choose the right training program for you and your dog. 

Check out our YouTube channel for training how-to videos and to make sure that we are the right trainers for you and your dog. 

Dream Dogz Behavior Centers

Gainesville location - our original 2000 sq ft indoor training center for personal training & group classes
covering Gainesville and North Central Florida
3909 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32606

Sumterville location - our 5+ acre country property for board & trains, personal training, socialization
covering Orlando, Tampa, Clearwater, Ocala, The Villages, Nature Coast, Suncoast, and Central Florida
coming in Fall 2016
Windsor location - socialization, boarding, personal training, board & train
covering Jacksonville, St Augustine, Daytona Beach, First Coast, and Space Coast Florida
5 miles east of Gainesville airport

by appointment only


Quality equipment is essential for quality results, therefore we have only select items available for sale.

Dream Dogz Behavior Center services north Florida and the eastern United States, including Gainesville, Alachua, Atlantic Beach, Belleview, Beverly Hills, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Bradenton, Bushnell, Cape Coral, Cedar Key, Chiefland, Clearwater, Cocoa, Crystal River, Daytona, Delray Beach, Dunnellon, Fernandina Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort White, Green Cove Springs, Hawthorne, High Springs, Homosassa, Hollywood, Inverness, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Keys, Keystone Heights, Kissimmee, Lake City, Lakeland, Live Oak, Melbourne, Melrose, Miami, Micanopy, Naples, Neptune Beach, Newberry, Ocala, Orange Park, Orlando, Ormond Beach, Palatka, Palm Coast, Panama City, Pensacola, Ponte Verde Beach, Port Saint Lucie, St Augustine, St Petersburg, Sarasota, Sumterville, Tallahassee, Tampa, Titusville, Vero Beach, Vilano Beach, The Villages, Trenton, Waldo, West Palm Beach, Winter Haven, and other Florida cities. 


“I am beyond impressed with the change I see in Zen! He’s my same silly boy, but a far better listener. He has been home two days and has had several opportunities to aggress towards animals he has previously had problems with. Even where food is involved! He is such a pleasure to have around. Dream Dogz did more with him in 4 weeks than the training I got him from did in 6. I would recommend Dream Dogz to anyone who wants help training their dog at any level. I am beyond grateful!” – Kate & Zen (4-wk board & train)


Dream Team

Team Dream Dogz is led by Victoria & Richard Warfel. We are a family-based team of dedicated dog trainers. Other team members include Robin Myers, who specializes in dog socialization, Viviana Pena, service dog trainer, Hannah Horn, horsewoman and outdoor enthusiast, AnnMarie Gangelhoff, Sante Fe zoo tech student, Dr Kaila Chung, veterinarian and Doberman breeder, & Lucas Warfel, who works with the board & train dogs and leads PackWalk.
Everyone brings something special to our team, which benefits every single dogs we work with.

Find Us

Dream Dogz Behavior Center

Dream Dogz Behavior Center is located at 3909 NW 97th Blvd in Gainesville. Take exit 390 off I-75, go west on NW 39th Ave and take the first right onto NW 97th Blvd. Turn into the second driveway on the right.