Traction Dog Training Club of Texas
Traction Dog Training Club of Texas

Traction Dog Training Club of Texas

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Specific behaviors to address

Responds in about 41 min

Introduction: Go to our website for a free consultation with a trainer! Solid 5-star rating with over 100 Google reviews! The Traction Dog Training Club provides a unique professionalism as well as a unique training structure, designed to provide training that is both immersive and convenient. You can select from monthly training plans for long term training, or short, intensive programs built to address serious issues and big goals. About Mara: Mara began training sport horses in 2010 and was training at Olympic level eventing stables by 2017. Later in 2017, she became an exotic animal habitat keeper in North Carolina where she trained mountain lions, bears, elk, river otters, bald eagles, and more, to willingly cooperate with veterinary procedures so as not to have to be sedated. In 2019 she switched gears to dog training after finding a unique passion for their confidence and multitude of sports they enjoyed playing. She worked for Colorado's top dog training company before founding the Traction Dog Training Club in 2020. Traction grew to be one of Colorado's top training companies itself within 6 months and has been growing steadily ever since, due to its outlook on professionalism and verifiable results, unique to the dog training industry. Schedule a free phone consultation with Mara through our website to learn how we'll work with your dog and customize a training plan. Read more reviews from Google in photos!

Current Top Pro

Hired 5 times

Serves Austin, TX

Background checked

5 employees

3 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, and Venmo.

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Featured Projects

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  • Rehabilitating Zeke

    Pet Boarding

  • Racehorse to Event Horse

    Animal Training and Behavior Modification (Non-canine)

Dog training type



Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Patricia H.
Jul 23, 2023

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Our 5 year old cavachon was driving us crazy with his constant barking and jumping in people. Mara said it was an easy fix and I did not believe her - we had tried so many things! But she was right, our dog is completely transformed and SO much easier to live after just one session with her. Very happy customers.

Details: 2 - 10 years old • Small (16 - 25 lbs) • Private lessons • General obedience training • Barking • My home, venue, etc.

Dog Training
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Sandy E.
Apr 29, 2023
Mara came to our home and gave our dog,Remi, a private lesson. We couldn’t have been more pleased. Remi was having problems walking properly on the leash. We are experienced dog owners, but we were having no success. Mara demonstrated how to teach Remi to walk properly. She then had both of us practice so we are able to continue the training. The lesson was fun and Mara was very patient and helpful. I highly recommend her!
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Ian H.
Mar 16, 2023
We used Traction Dog Training Club's board and train program with Mara to address our dog's reactivity towards other dogs, and get a solid obedience baseline. The program was a huge success, Oliver's reactivity significantly lessened, and the provided, continued training Mara provided to us, has helped him continue to progress. He has a solid grasp of basic obedience, and is eager to train now. During the training we received daily video progress updates, and the debrief session was extremely valuable in passing on everything we needed to know. We were provided a comprehensive continued training document, with videos included, which has been invaluable. Mara has been extremely kind, professional, responsive, and accommodating before, during, and after the program. I can't say enough about how fantastic of an experience it was, and I would recommend Mara and TDTC to anyone.
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Henry M.
Mar 1, 2023
My rescue pup was a mess and starting to show some behavior issues like reactivity to other dogs. Mara has a very clear, easy to understand and effective style of walking you through the training and then applying it to the dog. We used the homeschool program and my pup is totally transformed! I am too.
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Brooke M.
Mar 1, 2023
Mara has delivered the most through and intuitive training for my Mini. The changed/learned behaviors are a marked improvement. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer Traction to anyone in need of various levels of canine training.
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