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Houston Service Dog Training Programs

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

I am generally not the kind of guy who writes reviews, but Mike has a rare gift for training dog. Jethro, my 1 year old German Shepherd needed to learn the basic commands. We have had Jethro back from training for several months and he stays and heels as he is supposed to. Call Mike if you want your dog trained well.

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Animal Talker
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kimberly V.
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She takes her time training my dog! I enjoy it!

Barks 5th Avenue
4.8
from 39 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
Janet C.
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Amazing! Very beneficial for my 5YO boxer, he went into the 3 week training (being shy and a bit rebellious) and came out a very well behaved dog. I'm very grateful I found them and very thankful to Oscar for the training he's provided not only to my baby but also to me. Highly recommend Barks 5th Avenue. Great experience from the first time I requested info to the time the hand over happened. Grooming and daycare was also very good. Chowder will definitely be visiting daycare there and next is puppy training for my boxer. Old dogs can learn new tricks!

Canine Counselor
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsey P.
Verified review

We are still working with Lee and very happy and impressed with her services! Our dog is learning new things every week and we are excited to continue working with Lee!

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

Ty is excellent with dog training. Zeus just loved her from the minute she walked in the door and she taught us so much in just the first lesson that he is already well on the way to heeling perfectly and is so much calmer when we take him outside. She is so patient and understanding of dogs, it's like she speaks their language. We couldn't have asked for a better trainer. We would very highly recommend K9 to everybody who wants the best in dog training.

Come And Train It K9
4.8
from 23 reviews
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Frances R.
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I had a doberman, Rose, that was a challenge to walk. She did not go out for walks. I found Come and Train It K9 and now Rose and I go for walks! John and Courtney really understood Rose and gave us the tools we needed to be successful. The team is extremely professional and genuinely wanted to make sure we were successful. I learned about my own shortcomings when it came to my with and toward Rose. I very much recommend Come and Train It K9 to anyone who has a dog with challenges. Rose can go out for walks now.....life is much better for her! Thank you John and team!

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

Misty & Wayne did their first session with my dog Bailey on last Saturday and the results have been good. I am very surpised and pleased at the amount of change in my puppy already after just one lesson. She is more controlled and the tips that they left me with really work. We have been working daily since they left and the progress is very clear. We had went to a treat-based puppy training class at a local kennel that taught her commands that she only responded to with treats and totally ignored if treats weren't invoked. After one session, she is responding without treats. I'm impressed! Can't wait to get a few additional classes under my belt.

Tri-County K9 Academy
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 24 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.

The Bark Resort
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
James G.
Verified review

Have required services from The Bark Resort many times. Grooming, Boarding, and Training purposes. The first time we contacted them we were in desperate need of help for our very large Labrador. He was very aggressive towards other dogs and had issues with meeting new people. Thanks to Tammy and The Bark Resort we can now introduce him to other dogs with few worries that he will hurt them. This was 3 years ago and since then we have brought other dogs of ours for training as well as boarding and grooming many times.

Lotus Canine Companions
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Tiffany E.
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Dog training, fitpaws, dog boarding

  • 19 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Amy J.
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Annie is great: loves our animals, gives them love plus the training/feedback that they need, and always leaves notes for us on what has been accomplished! Whether just a day walk, or a three-day weekend, she is responsible, communicative, and reliable. Big plus: she is great with older animals, and we have an aging pack...

Modern K9s
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Deidre V.
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Chelsea & Ty are professional dog trainers and lovers of all breeds. I wanted training provided in my own home in the circumstances and day-to-day situations encountered by my dog. Pugs can be stubborn to say the least and Modern K9s proved their integrity, quality, and ingenuity. They were eager to respond to questions or concerns at any time. I also sent my pug for a "refresher" when I had an extended trip. I think he came back home and thought home was a little boring. My dog was always eager to work with the trainers and they taught the two of us very well. I don't hesitate to recommend their service.

Koba's Four Paws Institute
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Katelyn W.
Verified review

Britney has been my go-to trainer for the past year with all of our rescue dogs. She is very patient working with each other their personalities and we love the fact she uses positive reinforcement, not shock collars or anything of the sort other trainers quoted us using. She also has been helping guide us through the process of finding the right Service Dog prospect and owner-training legally. We definitely recommend her for all our dog training needs, whether in person or through Skype/Facetime when she's not in our area!

Mallory G.
Verified review

I was very impressed with Dallas' ability to teach my hyperactive dog to respect me and follow my commands through positive reinforcement. She is dedicated to ensuring you have the tools necessary to maintain a well mannered dog long after her training program is over.

  • 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.

Loose Leash Dog Training
5.0
from 1 review
    Andrew A.
    Verified review

    Typically I don't post feedback for services like this. However, after the incredible training Lindsay provided for my 2yr old Aussie, Sebastian, I felt compelled to write something. I heard really great things about Loose Leash through a friend of mine and figured I would give them shot since prices were better than dog training facilities I researched around town and Lindsay was CPDT certified. I brought in my dog because I was having trouble with him getting too excited and jumping on people coming to my house, and he wouldn't come when called. Within minutes of working with Lindsay, she had my dog sitting next to me instead of jumping all over the place. Not long after that she had him coming from across the yard when called. I was amazed at how quickly Lindsay got my dog to respond! After a few more training sessions, Sebastian was a completely different dog! I highly recommend Loose Leash.

    Canine Behavior Services
    3.0
    from 1 review
    • 36 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    I have been a canine behavior specialist in business since 1982. While much of my work currently is with working canines, I have begun to take on private clients here in Houston. My specialties are all forms of aggression, anxiety-related disorders and rescue dog integration issues. I see clients in their homes or for less severe issues such as socialization and obedience, I offer a reduced rate if customers come to me in the Hobby Airport area.

    About

    I offer dog behavior training. I have four labs of my own. I teach basic obedience, participate in competition sports with mine, and teach competition sports too.

    About

    I am a remodeling and certified dog trainer. I do electrical repairs, Sheetrock repairs, plumbing repairs, level trailers and much more.

    About

    I offer the following dog training programs: * basic obedience * narcotics detection * explosives detection I was trained by the military and am a certified kennel master.

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    The care, upkeep, training, and socializing of all animals, great and small, wild and domestic, and exotic, will be provided.

    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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