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Houston Dog Obedience Schools

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Voraussehen Kennels
4.9
from 84 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 204 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie S.
Verified review

Our dogs came back with the skills to behave. We were not sure that our oldest dog, Dante, would be cooperative. But he amazed us all. Mike and his team did a great job in teaching both dogs obedience. The cost is worth it!

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Animal Talker
5.0
from 53 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amanda F.
Verified review

Amy and her partner John are wonderful. They are very knowledgeable about animals and come prepared to make a plan that works for your specific needs. We have had two training sessions and we already see a difference with our dog's obedience. We are grateful that we found them!

  • 14 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica T.
Verified review

Wow, it's a miracle is all I can say. I have two dogs that desperately needed help. A Weimaraner that was tough as nails and a Beagle that was soft as butter. My Weimaraner had zero obedience and was out of control in every aspect of the word. My Beagle was just the opposite; she would walk behind us, shy away from people and was very timid. I was very concerned about the training process. J.R. put me at ease by fully explaining his process and that the results that would come more quickly by using reinforcement and then following up with lots of praise afterwards on my big dog. I have to say the results are amazing; nothing short of a miracle really. My dog is so much happier, I am so much happier and I can't believe what a few sessions has accomplished. I only wish I had found him sooner. Oh, my little dog, the Beagle; she is progressing nicely too. He found her "happy place" and then worked his magic and brought her out of her shell. We could not be happier and strongly recommend J.R. with Green Timber Training. I will be telling all my friends that need training about the only dog whisperer I know.

Barks 5th Avenue
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 77 hires on Thumbtack
Robert M.
Verified review

Mike and family at barks 5th Avenue have changed our life with our german shepard. She was wild and we thought we were going to have to give her away. There training gave our dog fina....another chance to be truly a house dog with manners. I can't thank them enough they are truly professional dog trainer. I would recommend them to everyone....my friend also had his dog trained there with the same results. Once again if you need a referral to call me that is not a problem

Canine Counselor
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Reese S.
Verified review

Lee is a fantastic trainer. In three sessions, we've already learned so much. She's excellent with our puppy, and he absolutely loves her. She quickly determined his level of obedience and what really motivates him. My pup clearly gives her an A+. From a dog parent perspective, Lee is always punctual and great about explaining each step of the training. I don't leave reviews often, but Lee is well-deserving of high praise.

Mayday Dog Training
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
Whitney W.
Verified review

Nick is an incredibly talented dog trainer. I tried everything to get my dog to stop jumping on guests and Nick was the only one to come up with a solution that worked. You will notice a difference in behavior after the first session. Nick taught my dog basic obedience (heal, sit, down, etc) and patiently taught me how to consistently repeat these behaviors at home. He also gave me lots of helpful advice on how to teach fun tricks (like getting a drink from the fridge). My dog and I both had a really positive experience with Nick. Don’t waste your time taking a training class with someone else. Nick exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend him.

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Texas Modern K9s
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesse C.
Verified review

I can not say enough good things about Modern K9s. They are very trust worthy trainers with your pets. They kept us informed & sent us pictures though the 4 week obedience training and answered every question we had along the way. Our German Shepherd came back a calm and new dog! I would definitely recommend & use them in the future.

K-9 Companion Pet Services
4.4
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl H.
Verified review

First session was this week, we discussed what my problems were with my boxer to determine what needed to be done. she and her husband worked as a team with my dog and i could see results just after the first visit. i feel confident she will be able to help me to get my puppy on the right track of obedience.

  • 5 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Elle B.
Verified review

Thanks to OffLeashK9training, our lab in now an amazing obedient dog! She was a very destructive and active puppy. Now, she is active and obedient. We took her first for a puppy consultation and went back later for the e-collar training. Her obedience is amazing! We are not as stressed as before and we can see that she is happier too. She loves to show off her obedience skills to other dogs in the neighborhood! Bailey and his trainers have done a great job! Thank you!

Tri-County K9 Academy
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Doe B.
Verified review

Myself, my family and our pets have been customers of Tri-County K9 Academy for over 12 years. Whether our dogs are just starting obedience training, are working out for a dog trial, if we have a pet we have a behavior issue we need help with, or if I need assistance with my Service Dog, both Darryl and Tammy have been patient, excellent instructors and their daughters are great helpers. The environment at Tri-County K9 is set up to be safe, educational and rewarding for both animals and humans. They have watched over several of our dogs when we have had to leave town on short notice and we have always come home to happy, clean dogs that you can just tell had a well rounded fun time. Tri-County K9 Academy is an excellent experience for all whether you are training with your own dog, having your dog trained, adopting one of the many dogs rescued and rehabbed at Tri-County, needing boarding, or becoming a better dog owner. Tri-County K9 Academy should be your first stop for all your K9 needs.

Pilla's Pet Services
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Tracey R.
Verified review

I would definitely recommend Pilla's Pet Services, very reasonable, friendly and super knowledgeable! I promise, you won't be disappointed. I have 2 young boys and 2 fur babies at home , 1 of which is a Great Dane. We brought Ema home at 3 months she was the cutest puppy Ever weighing 25lbs. We always thought it was cute how she would run and jump on us or how she would jump so high to look out the window. Well as the months passed Ema grew so fast weighing 100lbs before her 1st birthday. She was out of control, and hard to tame, she would knock us down, she's broken windows, destroyed mini blinds and would eat anything that we left unattended. It got to the point where we were scared of her due to her size and strength. Ema use to pull us while walking her and would choke herself out, we couldn't take her out in public due to her behavior. I read a review a neighbor posted about Pillas Pet Services and decided to give them a call. I called I was in touch with Pilla and told her about Ema , I filled out a form and then was scheduled for a home consultation 2 days later. After the consultation we signed Ema up for the 6 week Dog Obedience Training. From day one Ema was ready to train with Pilla and I, something that I thought was impossible with her since she was already 1 year old. Ema would be so excited to see Pilla and was ready to train, conquering all the commands and games Pilla had in store for us. We now take Ema out in public for walks, and she now knows that we are in control and not her. Pilla has mastered the art of dog training and their owners . She helps you better understand your dog and how to communicate with your dog. Your are not expected to learn everything in one session, Pilla assigns homework for the week until her next visit. I am proud to say that Ema will be graduating Today and has Mastered Dog Obedience training class.

Life and K9s
4.6
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Jan Ayton
Verified review

We cannot begin to tell you how happy we are with the training by Tyler and Chelsea. One of our young dogs developed aggressive behavior to another pack mate after his closest pack mate died unexpectedly. We opted for the 3 week Behavior Solutions and the 2 week Basic Obedience so that the 2 dogs could be reintroduced under professional control. The difference is INCREDIBLE! We are so impressed that we are sending our 2 girls for the 2 week Basic Obedience so that everyone is on the same page. THANK YOU Tyler and Chelsea, for taking such great care of our pups, treating them like your own and all the photos and updates. You guys are the best!

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Prairie Kennels
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cassidy S.
Verified review

Mike was amazing with our dog. Would definitely recommend him to anyone having obedience issues...after 1 session our dog is like new...

  • 30 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Cynthia B.
Verified review

Carmen did a great job teaching our dogs basic obedience commands in preparation for a new baby in our home. They are still just as loveable but much better behave. She also pet sat for us when we were gone on vacation and we loved not having to worry about our fur babies. Excellent job and would highly recommend!

Good Boy Obedience
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Henry J.
Verified review

I'm so glad that I found Sarah and Good Boy Obedience! I was so frustrated and exhausted all the time and every time I took my dog Cy out in public I always felt so embarrassed being dragged around by my dog. I hated taking walks with my dog and that only made me feel worse. Sarah made me feel so much better, knowing that I wasn't the only one who has struggled like that and that walks didn't have to feel like a never-ending game of tug of war with my dog. In just the first lesson I saw a HUGE change in Cy. I swear this dog had never looked at my during a walk in my life and not only was he looking at me while we walked but he was next to my leg! I was hooked. I can't say enough good things about Sarah, she's an amazing trainer with such a positive outlook and an infectious passion! Thank you so much Sarah for helping me and Cy. I never thought I could enjoy walks with my dog so much!

Alan's Pet Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Warren E.
    Verified review

    Alan Digges is a great dog walker. He has walked my dog for several years and I have seen a great change in my dog's behavior. Steady, my Catahoula, is calmer and happier. Alan spends great care walking, exercising and playing with him, and he is very prompt and trustworthy.

    • 17 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Mary S.
    Verified review

    Bobbye had my dog performing right a way and showed myself and dog walker the same. She is pleasure to work with and explains why we do and don't do certain things. Training humans is harder than dogs.

    JoAnneBruce S.
    Verified review

    We have used Pawfect Manners for puppy training for two of our very active dogs. A border collie and a Jack Russell. These breeds can be a challenge to train. We were very happy with the results. Our BC Strider is one of the best behaved dogs we have ever had the pleasure to own. We really love Judy's positive/rewarding approach to training and our dogs loved her. Both dogs have benefited greatly from this training as have their owners. Strider competes in canine flyball and is one of the fastest dogs in our region. Our Jack Russell Iggy is following in his big brothers footsteps. We would recommend Pawfect Manners Dog training to anyone who believes in positive reinforcement training and anyone who loves their dog and would like to have a well behaved pet. The small size of the classes gives every dog a chance to shine!

    Krafty K9

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      We provide competitive obedience and agility training, behavior modification and pet classes. Nose work classes are also provided. Please check out our website. We have two locations, one in Tomball and one in Houston.

      Stovall's Obedience

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        The first thing I do is a consultation with you in your home, at your convenience. In the consultation, I will go over what you are telling the dog by certain things you are doing, what the dog is telling you by certain things they are doing, health, nutrition, any and all questions, concerns, and problems you are having with this dog, a dog you had before, or someone else's. I don't care. The more information I can get into you, the better educated I can make you, and the better you make decisions down the road. You are the one with the dog 24/7, not me. The consultation normally takes about 2 to 3 hours and costs $200. After that, if you want to go on to the beginning class, you can do that one of two ways. Either way, you are guaranteed results. The board and train is a minimum of 2 weeks. If it takes longer, it doesn't cost any more. You are paying for results. By the time the dog is done, it will pay attention, respect proper authority, have self-control, lay down through any and all kinds of distractions, stay on a loose leash through any and all kinds of distractions, and do curbing (which are boundaries the dog will not cross until being told it is okay). The cost of this is $800 per dog. When we bring the dogs back, we will go over about half of what the dog knows. Then a week later, we will come back and go over the rest. The other way is we come to your home at your convenience. That is twice a week for 6 weeks, or as long as it takes, and the cost of that is $1100 for the first dog and half price for any thereafter. Anytime you have a question, you will call, so we can get you an answer, whether 1 week or 10 years down the road with this dog or any other dog you have. The big part is, I am going to help you understand where the problems are coming from, how it got started, so we can keep this or any other negative from coming back in the future, as you will know and see things before they ever happen in the future. If you feel you get enough after the consultation, then that is all you do also. Call with any questions that you may have. I also bring one of my dogs with me, so you can see the product that you are buying. I guarantee what I do, and I have never found a dog that couldn't be trained. Please feel free to call with any questions.

        • 3 years in business
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        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        How old should a puppy be for training?

        Dog training shouldn’t wait until you’re having behavior problems. If you get a new puppy, start from the beginning with professional training to give both you and your puppy the tools you need for a healthy relationship. Dog training is as much about teaching the owner how to interact with their new dog as it is about the dog learning to behave. Puppy training can start as early as eight weeks old. Trainers who offer puppy training programs may works specifically with dogs between the ages of 8 and 18 weeks old. Trainers can teach owners about potty training and how to deal with accidents, working with separation anxiety, and training your pooch out of destructive behaviors like chewing, biting and demand barking. Puppies will start to learn to walk on-leash and other basic skills.

        In addition to behavior training, socializing your puppy is an important part of dog training. Socializing your dog means they become comfortable and confident in a variety of settings and have a great foundation for becoming a well-adjusted adult dog. After your puppy has had the proper vaccinations, you can start to introduce it to a variety of different dogs and people in safe settings.

        Which dog training method is best?

        The best type of dog training for both you and your dog depends on the outcomes you hope to achieve. If you want your dog to learn agility training, go to someone who specializes in those techniques. Regardless of whether you want your dog to learn basic behavior or competitive-level tricks, the majority of dog training is actually about training the owner how to communicate with their dog. Most professional dog trainers agree that a model of training based on positive reinforcement breeds a happy, healthy, well-adjusted dog. The alternative to positive reinforcement training is using force or aggression techniques like physical punishment or shock-collar training to get the dog to do (or not do) a behavior. While the dog may learn how to behavior as you direct, it is also learning to communicate with force and aggression, and will in turn use those behaviors on other dogs (or people) that are smaller or weaker than it is. Before signing up with a dog trainer, meet with the trainer and ask for references. Watch the trainer interact with your dog, and make sure they treat your dog with patience and firm kindness. Ask them questions about their training methods:

        • What type of training methods do you use?
        • What is your background and training, and how did you become a dog trainer?
        • How long do you expect that we will work together before we achieve the results I’m after?

        How long does it take to train a puppy?

        Dog training depends on the dog and how much homework the dog owner is willing to put in. Puppy training is similar to dog training in that the onus of the work depends on the owner learning new ways to interact with their dog. For a quick crash course, you can opt for a single, two hour smart-start puppy training consultation to teach you the ins and outs of being a new dog parent. You can learn how to manage potty training and what to do if the puppy experiences separation anxiety. As long as you’re willing to work on dog training a little bit each day, your puppy will quickly learn these new behaviors. If you’re not confident about training your puppy yourself, you can enroll in a 6- to 8-week puppy training course, with weekly lessons touching on everything from bite control to obedience. Puppies usually need to be at least three months old for group training classes. If you want more intensive one-on-one work, you can opt for private lessons. Some behavior problems can be resolved in one session if the dog owner learns and can implement new skills. In the case of more serious issues, 3 to 10 private sessions can typically correct challenges.

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