Queen City Canine was founded with the utmost knowledge, comprehension, and practical approach in training all types of dogs. Our mission is to improve the bond between dogs and their owners through instilling obedience, good behavior and responsiveness for a better connection with your lifetime best friend.

“A family friend once told me that everyone should have a job they’d pay to do. I took that advice to heart”

- Alan Wooten, founder

Dreaming of having an adorable and well-behaved dog can be exciting for every dog lover, and owning one can be a wonderful experience. But having a dog takes a lot of attention and responsibility especially in terms of taking good care of your new best friend. As a dog owner, it is your duty to keep your pets healthy and happy. At the same time, training your dog to behave properly is also a task that requires your full commitment. There is a proper approach of teaching your dog and it takes years to understand the different techniques and systems that help shape your dog. This is where availing the assistance of skilled professionals is most effective.

The services that we offer are designed to cover all compliance needs to address specific behavioral challenges of your pet dog. Our animal-loving staff will teach your dog important skills like understanding and complying with house rules to make them co-habitate harmonically with you and other members of the family. We have a broad list of fun activities, including group classes, individual training and other outdoor exercises like dog walks which will help your pet socialize with other people and fellow canines. As a result, you get dramatic results during the first appointment and see a steady progress in your dog’s behavior and attitude.

If you want to be a better dog owner and give your beloved pets proper caring and all their needs, we recommend that you give us a call now at (704)-433-6046. We look forward to training every man’s best friend and coordinate with their owners in the most constructive and knowledgeable manner possible!


We love dogs and dogs love us!


Alan Wooten



Founder of Queen City Canine Alan Wooten was originally brought to North Carolina by skiing, snowboarding and the promise of new beginnings. Moving around frequently due to his Air Force family, he is originally from Texas. After graduating from the University of South Alabama, he realized office life was not for him. His dog Myles showed him what would become his passion: training dogs to be amazing pets. He wanted to have a job he truly loved and simply put, he loved training dogs! He remains focused on this quote from a friend: “Everyone should have a job they’d pay to do.”


fun facts

  • He met his wife training dogs.

  • He was born with clubfeet!

  • He’s an avid disc golfer, Renaissance Park is his favorite course!

Kayla Cook

General Manager


Cait McMahon

Marketing Manager

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Born and raised in Charlotte, NC, Kayla has grown up in the local dog scene. Growing up she always knew that working with dogs would wind up being her career, and she was right! With 2 years of professional canine care-giving, Kayla knows exactly what your pups need and will work to make sure they always come home happy. She is an avid pit bull advocate, owning 2 rescue pitties and fostering many more and she fully understands the compassion and patience all dogs need in order to thrive. She is so excited to meet and get to know your dogs and learn about the unique individuals that they are!



  • She is 16 years older than her sister.

  • She has fostered dogs for over two years.

  • She has never seen a Harry Potter movie. (we gasped too)


With a bachelor’s in Communications and International Public Relations, Cait has 5 years of marketing and PR experience. Recognizing the importance of understanding dynamic methods of promoting any business, Cait loves to partner with driven entrepreneurs to bring their product to success. Working with Queen City Canine is her dream come true, as she grew up with dogs and adores being around them!


  • She started a dog sitting business when she was 14.

  • She has a three year pitbull/boxer named Jameson who looks just like Kayla’s dog Puma. We set them up on a blind date once.

  • Her birthday is July 4th, Independence Day!


Companies we love

Queen City Canine is lucky to work with amazing companies throughout Charlotte, and we offer sweet deals to our clients from them! Just another perk of bringing your dog into Queen City Canine.

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Queen City Canine clients receive $25 off your first month of membership at South Charlotte Crossfit, right down the road!



Every new Queen City Canine client will receive a FREE beer card from Sugar Creek Brewing, who craft Belgian-inspired ales for the Carolinas and beyond.