Who We Are

Who We Are

We are a local, private owned company in the Lafayette / Broussard area. Our goal is to use rewarding, science based training to create positive life long bonds with your dog. At Swamp Dog Training we create a happy, healthy, fun environment to train your dog.

We offer a variety of affordable dog training courses to fit your needs. Our specialty is obedience training but we can assist you with advanced trainings such as: Service dogs, AKC trial dogs, Or Nose work training. Let us make training fun and exciting for you. The professionals at Swamp Dog Training use marker based training methods with positive reinforcement.

We have years of experience working with dogs of all temperaments. Swamp Dog Training can determine what will and won’t work for your dog. Our training programs come with a life time of support. Call today to schedule your free consultation with The Cajun Dog Whisperer and watch your dog's behavior change before your eyes.

About Dustin Derouen

The Cajun Dog Whisperer

I have had a passion for dogs ever since I was a young kid. I've been training and handling puppies, big dogs, and rescues for over 5 years now. My career began in one of those major pet stores that offer training on the side. I felt the training was limited there so I chose to pursue more education and become a well informed expert in my own right. I choose to use my gift of understanding dogs to help my local community gain control of theirs. I am known in the Lafayette and Broussard area as "The Cajun Dog Whisperer". Though it is a little corny, I wear the title proud. I have a great understanding of our local cajun culture and I am able to engage with customers in a way they will understand. I have attended the Micheal Ellis School for instructors and I am currently enrolled in the catch canine trainers academy. I am always brushing up on my studies and learning new techniques to apply to my obedience courses.


I have two beautiful German Shepherd Dogs of my own. Bain is my three year old male he is very active and loves to do obedience work. He is tan , silver, and black. He can be a little protective of Mom sometimes. Pharoha (Roha for short) is one and a half. She is black with a white spotted chest. She was surrendered to me and can be shy at times, but very passive.