Profile: I offer gentle, reward based, basic obedience training at your home. Providing this in the environment where your dog is the most comfortable has proven to be quite beneficial.
My goal is to teach YOU how to become your dog's favorite trainer! I'll help you read your dog's body language and see how important yours is to them as well. By broadening your understanding of communication, I hope to provide you with a wonderful, more balanced relationship with your pet. Most importantly, I'll teach you how to make it FUN!
In addition to basic obedience commands in and around the home, it's very important that your dog receives adequate exercise, so we'll also focus on getting your pet to walk politely on a leash.
I have a special place in my heart for shelter animals - especially bully breeds. If your shelter dog seems moderately aggressive or fearful, I'd love to help keep them in your home!
I'm available weekdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The cost is $50 per session in Amarillo, and they last about an hour. If you purchase more than one lesson at a time, you get a $5 discount per session. Multiple dog households are $70 per session (that is, if we're training more than one dog) and will get extra time, up to 1.5 hours.
Call my office at 806-416-0272 or send a message through my website and let's get started!
Freda Schappe, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Profile: I am a certified and practicing Animal Behavioral Trainer. Areas of speciality are Basic, Intermediate and Advance Obedience utilizing the positive reinforcement methodology. I provide individual personal In home training as well as group class instruction.
David Galliton, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Henrietta, Texas 76365
Profile: I am a recent Certified Graduate of Animal Behavior College, I have been trained in the Basic Study of Canines, Learning Theories, Effective problem Solving, Safety and Public Speaking. I've also participated in the Student Saving Lives Program donating 10 plus hours training dogs at the Humane Society of Wichita Falls, TX.
Profile: What An Obedient Dog! is focused on providing positive reward-based, force-free puppy training and adult dog training methods.
Both Private Dog Training and Puppy/Beginner Obedience Classes include teaching the all the basics such as sit, down, come, release, stay, leave it, take it, drop it, leash walking, heeling, fun tricks, along with puppy training, potty training, crate training, or any behavior problem including handling, barking, nipping, biting, chewing, digging, jumping, over excitement, shy dog, fearful dog, leash aggression, dog-to-dog aggression, new baby and dogs, new dogs and current dogs, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) preparation and training, therapy dog training, and service dog training.
Also taught, is both the Middle School classes, which is the next level after Puppy/Beginner, or your previous basic dog training, and the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation/Exam class where your dog is almost guaranteed to pass the CGC exam, that is as long as you do your homework!
We also administer the CGC Exam so your dog can become an AKC Canine Good Citizen and ready for therapy work or service work, or you just want him to be your calm companion.
David Barnes, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Richmond, Texas 77406
Alternate Phone: 713-202-7228
Profile: Hi. And Thank you, for having an interest in me and my training and entrusting me with your dog. I will treat them like they were my own and no different.
I will also give you and your loved pet his (her) very own Diploma when graduating in the Basic Obedience course.
I will also put your pets graduation photo on my website as well as my Facebook so you can share the great news with your family and friends.
My services include Basic Obedience and Behavior management, puppy proofing and help to pick out a new puppy.
Some of the Behaviors I deal with are excessive barking, chewing, lunging, snapping at people, dog on dog fear aggression etc...
Profile: The objective of the retriever program at Green Timber Kennels is to produce a retriever that excels as both a family and a hunting companion. The cornerstone of my program revolves around our ability to provide you with not only an exuberant hunting retriever but an obedient one as well- whether it is in the field or at home. One of the keys to my successful retrieving program revolves around owner involvement and handler education. I strive to work one on one with you and your dog in order to build good handling and communication skills. If you know what is expected of your dog you will gain their trust and respect, and the two of you can work better as a team.
"A trained dog is a confident dog!" -Diane Totten
June Jones, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Copperas Cove, Texas 76522
Profile: Helping owners train their dogs. Helping dogs learn the manners that they need to become the best pet for their family
Christopher Vizi, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Austin, Texas 78729
Profile: Graduated in June 2013 from Animal Behavior College and live in the Austin Texas area.
My name is Tiffanie. I have been working with dogs for over 10 years now. I started out working as a kennel tech for a boarding facility. Then I started my training through ABC Animal Behavior College a year ago and am now a certified dog trainer! I have three dogs of my own: a chihuahua mix, a wire-haired terrier mix, and a pit bull/lab mix! I can't wait to start training dogs on my own!!
Rhea Northcut, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Plano, Texas 75024
Phone: (972) 921-9852
Profile: Providing positive obedience training in the client's home where the dog is at its most comfortable.
Profile: Love training your dog. I like doing good citizen classes. Even if you have an older dog I can still help them. I do in home training.
Lori Bonner, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Hurst, Texas 76053
Alternate Phone: 817-798-0444
Profile: Teaching dogs and their owners to connect and communicate with each other for the past four years at Alta Vista Animal Hospital and in private homes. In addition to teaching classes at Alta Vista Animal Hospital, I have gone to work for Wendy Dek of Canine Advanced Training Services. This opens up a whole new world of not only basic obedience and manners, but also makes available advanced classes and "Fungility"!
My training curriculum uses basic Leadership skills along with basic obedience training to open up the lines of communication between you and your dog. Dogs are happy, content and well-behaved when they know what is expected of them within their home and family.
Sarah Yegge, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
San Antonio, Texas 78258
Profile: I am a certified Animal Behavior College dog trainer and also have a Masters in Biology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and Zoology.
I use my knowledge of the science of learning to help solve behavior problems in both dogs and cats. My methods involve using positive reinforcement and environmental management. I also use clicker training when teaching new behaviors and cues.
Currently I only offer private in-home training. Please check my website for updates.
Katie Lingerfelt, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Harker Heights, Texas 76548
Profile: Positive Reinforcement trainer, service and therapy dog trainer.
Rachel Wood, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
San Angelo, Texas 76901
Profile: My name is Rachel Wood. I live in San Angelo, TX and I became certified in October 2013. I am very eager to start working with dogs in my area. I can do private lessons or group lessons if there are enough to start a class. Please contact me for more information. I look forward to talking to you!
Anne Fifield, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Carrollton, Texas 75007
Profile: I just graduated from the ABC course for certified dog trainers. I am the President and Founder of Basset Rescue Across Texas, Inc. in Dallas, TX. I will be assisting and training our adopters and foster families in teaching the basics to their basset hounds.
I plan on teaching group classes and working with adopters and fosters in their homes. Since many in our organization have other breeds, not just Bassets, this course was extremely beneficial to me as a certified trainer.
Jamie Doyen, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
San Antonio, Texas 78209
Profile: My name is Jamie and I actively work with rescue dogs and animal shelters in order to train basic obedience and manners! I also provide private lessons and behavioral consultations in the San Antonio area. I tackle issues such as nuisance barking, digging, house breaking, jumping, pulling on the leash and more. Contact me for more information and rates.
Profile: I am a dog lover first, and a dog trainer second.
I know from first-hand experience the difference dog training makes in the relationship between dog and owner. Without professional training it can sometimes be a frustrating relationship, but with an investment in good training a wonderful transformation will occur.
There is nothing which satisfies me more than to see a happy dog and a happy owner!My mission is to help you and your dog enjoy many happy years together.
Jenna Reber, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
San Antonio, Texas 78251
Alternate Phone: 210-226-7462 X 126
Profile: Jenna Reber ABCDT is a certified dog trainer living in San Antonio. She currently works as a dog trainer at the San Antonio Humane Society.
Kaitlin Radebaugh, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Harker Heights, Texas 76548
Phone: (254) 953-8231
Profile: Hello! My name is Kaitlin and I am a certified Canine Educator and pet food nutrition specialist.
I have been a trainer since 2009, and I do not discriminate against any breed or age. I will train any dog that needs my help. I have a flexible schedule that includes night classes, as well as the weekend.
No matter if you need assistance with potty training, basic commands, or aggression issues, I am here to help! Whatever challenges you are facing, or if you just want to prevent challenges from occurring, please contact me.
My positive reinforcement training program guarantees results!!!
All classes are held at the Harker Heights, TX PETCO.
201 E Central Texas Expy
Harker Heights, Texas
(Next to Target)
Come in, call, or E-mail me if you have any questions. Thank you!
Train. Play. And always Love!
-Kaitlin Radebaugh, ABCDT
Profile: Your goal is to have a well-mannered canine companion. I am here to help you reach that goal using the most up-to-date training techniques that are fast, fun, and easy.
I do not think of myself as a trainer but rather as an educator who provides the information, skills, and support dog owners need to live a more pawsitive lifestyle with their 4-legged family members. Life doesn't have to be ruff. Call me!
Profile: At J & J Paws 'n Claws, our primary focus is providing high-quality customer service and delivering excellence in customer satisfaction.
Services we provide primarily consist of dog training and pet sitting. We also specialize in assistance with adopting dogs from shelters. Serving our clients, both human and animal, holds a very important place in our hearts.
We will do everything we can to meet &/or exceed your expectations.
Profile: Training Committee Chair, Foster and Board member for Love A Bull Organization in Austin, TX. Currently working on an specialty in aggression, separation anxiety and other behavioral issues. I have two pitbulls myself.
Dannielle Royce, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
El Paso, Texas 79906
Profile: The mission of B.a.D. Dog Behavior and Obedience Training is to have every family enjoy the company of their dog as much as we love ours! Through the positive and gentle training methods we can make your dog a positive addition to your family.
Profile: As a Certified Dog Trainer, I use the education provided by ABC as a dog trainer teaching basic and advanced obedience training, Service dog & Therapy dog training, as well as being a local pet sitter and dog walker.
Since I am an army wife, I plan to help the local soldiers in my area with any help they may need with their dogs and pets, while at home and deployed overseas.
I am currently employed with TADSAW, Train a Dog, Save a Warrior, which is a non-profit organization which helps soldiers with disabilities acquire and train a service dog to help lead more fulfilling lives.
Profile: I have a longtime passion for homeless big dogs. Becoming a Certified dog trainer through the Animal Behavior College strengthened my knowledge and skill set to help new owners understand and communicate with their newly adopted pets. I can help them achieve harmony and happiness within the Pack.
David Fitzpatrick, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Anna, Texas 75409
Alternate Phone: 972-413-6942
Profile: I don't work with people with dog problems -I work with dogs with people problems. Celtic K9 provides the following services to our clients:
Canine Good Citizen
Dawnrae Bassett, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Shallowater, Texas 79363
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Profile: ABCDT Trainer
Jennifer Hogan, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Katy, Texas 77494
Profile: I'm a mother of two young girls balancing an extreme love for dogs.
I started Simply Smart Canines after graduating from ABC and have loved every minute of it.
I specialize in Canine Good Citizen training and am currently working on learning more about training therapy dogs.
Profile: I have been studying and participating in the dog world for seven years now, I have a great passion for all breeds of dogs and look forward to bettering the lives of dogs and their owners, by sharing my knowledge of dogs and how they communicate with their owners.
Profile: I have been training dogs for 12 years. I currently have a Great Dane named Maggie, a terrier/chihuahua mix named Mr. Mo, and a terrier mix named One-Eyed Jack. I have worked with a variety of dogs and understand the frustration.
Let me help you understand how a dog's brain works and come up with a plan to help you enjoy your best friend.
Profile: Certified Dog Trainer through ABC and owner of Karen's Elite Dog Training offering private, in-home trainings addressing problem behaviors and basic obedience as well as group classes offering puppy training and basic obedience classes.
Damon Cunningham, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Grand Prairie, Texas 75052
Profile: Live life off leash with Phoenix Canines! We're changing lives one dog at a time! I offer in-home or group classes catered to your schedule.
It's my goal to help foster communication between you and your best friend; teaching both of you to communicate effectively with each other and build a true pack bond.
No problem is too tough, every dog can be a good dog!
Ariana Rodriguez, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Del Rio, Texas 78840
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Laura Bunata, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Fort Worth, Texas 76116
Profile: Hello! I have over 10 years experience working in kennels, and I have studied veterinary technology and animal behavior.
A resident of Fort Worth graduated from the Animal Behavior College (ABC) emphasizing in shelter dog training.
I did my externship with the Human Society of North Texas in Fort Worth where I was hired as an adoption counselor. This position was filled with opportunities to find people the dog of their dreams.
I was also able to hone my training techniques on dozens of breeds while understanding the unique challenges of a shelter dog’s life.
Recently I got involved in Service Dog Training through Train a Dog Save a Warrior (TADSAW). It is a non-profit 501(c)(3)(D4)* organization that helps put shelter dogs into their forever homes with the veterans that suffer from PTSD, TBI, and MST.
Dog Group Classes and Private Home Lessons are two ways I offer training to people.
I have partnered up with a self-serve dog wash & full-service grooming: Happy K9 along with Spa Paws Hotel “The Lap of Luxury” to work Group Classes into their well-rounded love for dogs. Private Lessons are in the comfort of your home but also where the dog feels the most in control.
Lessons range from one time visit to 4-7 week packages where I coach the owners to train their dog in everything from Obedience Training and Problem Solving to Leadership Training if necessary.
My training techniques teach dogs that obedience and other desirable behaviors are things they like using rewards such as treats, toys, petting and praise.
This type of training creates a dog whose primary motivation is based on earning a reward as opposed to avoiding a punishment. My goal is to teach the client to look at their dog as an individual and use the things he or she likes as a way of rewarding them whenever they do something the client likes. This will motivate both the client and their dog without causing unnecessary confusion or stress.
Profile: I offer group or private lessons, and Behavior Modification protocols. I Specialize in Aggression and fear behaviors with no breed or age restrictions.
I am a Red Cross Pet First Aid Instructor and a member of APDT & IAABC. My personal dogs are Bonnie, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Cracker, a yellow lab, and Otis a mastiff mix. Both Bonnie & Cracker are registered therapy dogs with Delta Society. Training is designed to be fun for you and your canine. I enjoy working with all dogs and hope to meet yours!
Pet Spread Acres provides quality pet sitting, boarding, daycare, dog training, and pet taxi services for northern Collin County, Texas.
Jennifer Hamann, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
San Marcos, Texas 78666
Alternate Phone: 512-757-3803
Profile: Dog Gone Good Dog Training
I offer private lessons and group classes (depending on demand). These are basic dog obedience classes using positive reinforcement.
I instruct handlers to train their dog to do the basic commands (sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, come, place, leave it, stand), a few tricks and some games.
Arthur W. Perkins, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Baytown, Texas 77520
Profile: I offer private and group class training in Baytown and surrounding areas. I use positive reinforcement training. Will customize training to meet your need.
Anne O"Neill, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Lewisville, Texas 75067
Profile: Specialty Pet Care Training
Taught through Positive Reinforcement Techniques using Reward Based Methods with love and respect for the dog and their unique personality. SPC Training's mission is to keep as many dogs as possible from ending up in shelters due to behavior related issues. SPC has successfully trained many dogs and can help any dog, any age and any breed.
Jeanette Hill, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Arlington, Texas 76012
Profile: Jeanette's Bon-e-fied Dog Training
I help you teach your dog fun, easy and positive techniques so he/she can learn basic obedience commands and manners.
I will teach you to guide/lead your dog into whatever desired behavior you are looking for without any physical force or corrections.
Together "we" will make your dog the best "member" of the family!
Thomas Falcon, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Dallas, Texas 75217
Profile: VIP Dog School
I offer obedience and agility training, as well as, pet sitting.
Pawsitive Training uses the least aversive approach to teach basic obedience and modify minor behavior problems. We use reward based techniques to gain Fido's respect and cooperation in a way that is fair and natural to him.
We serve the Fort Worth area. Please call or e-mail for more information.
Ben Geeslin, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Converse, Texas 78109
Profile: In the last six years I have developed a wonderful feeling towards dogs and there owners. I love training dogs and humans using what nature has given us to learn and play with. I really like being in environments where humans and dogs are exercising their capacities that God gave us.
Kim Grieff, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Tomball, Texas 77377
Phone: 713-PET-TUTOR (738-8886)
Profile: The Pet Tutor
At The Pet Tutor, our mission is to minimize the number of pets sent to shelters due to behavior issues that can be resolved. We use only positive reinforcement methods utilizing rewards and praise. Build the bond between you and your pet by successfully communicating your expectations.
Reasonable rates for group and individual lessons. Free consultations.
Profile: Please contact me for more information. Thank you!
Karen King, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
San Antonio, Texas 78238
Profile: Happy Tails Dog Obedience
Teaching good leadership skills and proper socialiation. Work on Behavioral Problems. Private lessons taught in your home.
Vanessa Gunter-Brown, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Fort Worth, Texas 76108
Alternate Phone: 682-561-8797
Profile: Thoughts 4 Paws
Lyn Sykes started this pet sitting business 5 years ago and has hired me full-time to help her pet sit and dog train. Our client base is around 400 clients and it's continuing to grow. We take pride in our great reputation and relationships that we have built in the Fort Worth, Benbrook, Aledo, Azle, and Weatherford areas... let us know if you need our help.
Profile: Passion is training dogs and owners through positive reinforcement, reward-based training. Focusing on keeping dogs and families together and cohabitating on a fun and happy lifestyle. Child Safety around dogs is very important to families. Any age and any breed.
Life is so wonderful when you have a job that you really love. You can hardly even call it "work". I feel that working with dogs in any capacity is very exciting, but dog training is especially rewarding. I know that teaching obedience not only strengthens the bond between owner and dog but may save the life of many others by keeping them out of shelters due to behavior issues. This is my true goal.
My 12 yr. old Labrador retriever, "Summer Rain" and I are the proud owners of Loving Home Pet Services located in Katy/West Houston. We offer dog training, pet sitting, dog massage and pet taxi services. "Summer" is the brains behind the business, because I do all the work! Check us out on our website. Happy tails to you!
Paul Hammell, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Heath, Texas 75032
Profile: Please contact me for more information. Thank you!
Profile: b K & R Animal Services /b
Most training is done in your home, Free consult and advice. Keeping your best friend a friend,
I work mostly with major problem cases, new trick training and puppy training,
Please contact me for more information. Thank you!
James Johnson, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Little Elm, Texas 75068
Profile: b K9Den Solutions Dog Training /b
K9Den Solutions Dog Training provides group and in-home obedience training, puppy training and problem behavior solving.
My training methods involve techniques that allow you to provide your dog with a leader without having to physically dominate your dog. Your dog will obey you because it wants to please you, the leader.
Tonya Duffer, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
San Antonio, Texas 78250
Profile: Certified dog trainer in the San Antonio TX NE and NW area. One on one and group classes available.
Profile: Teresa Swanbeck is a wife, a mother of two children, and the zookeeper of too many pets, including a one-year-old Basenji mix named Egypt, a two-year-old Lhasa+Malti named Snowy, and an eleven-year-old Lab/Pointer named Sophie.
Originally from Stillwater, Oklahoma, and an alumnus of the University of Oklahoma with an MA in Journalism, Teresa has allowed her life to go to the dogs, and admits she is much happier!
When she is not working with dogs, or spending time with her family, Teresa volunteers at the Lewisville Animal Shelter.
Basic and Advanced Obedience Training
Common Behavior Issue Solutions
Consultation and Evaluation Services
New Puppy Acclimating
Shelter Dog Consultation
Jennifer Hartsfield, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Forth Worth, Texas 76112
Alternate Phone: 817-528-0387
Profile: Picture Perfect Pups
I have always loved dogs, and have a special affinity for the Bully Breeds. I offer in-home obedience training as well as special potty training sessions. I currently run a Bully Breed Rescue as well as my dog training business. My life is all about helping the "underdog"!
We offer training through our Bully Breed Rescue, so please visit the website if you have a bully breed and are looking for training classes. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specific training questions to see how I can help you, today.
Ben Geeslin, APDT, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Adkins, Texas 78101
Profile: K-9 Sense Training
In your home behavioral and educational instruction. Boarding & Training from Basic to Advance. Semi-Private Group Educational Classes. Puppy to Adult education for humans.
Rescue and Shelter rehabilitator and educational instructor. Service in San Antonio and surrounding cities. Seminar speaker and Truly Dog-Friendly recognized.
Mary Sealy, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Pottsville, Texas 76565
Alternate Phone: 254-386-1153
Profile: Pawsitive Paws
Training is offered for you and your puppy or adult dog. Positive methods only. Give your puppy the best chance to become your companion before problems begin. Problem behaviors addressed in every class.
Kayli Chetoni, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Little Elm, Texas 75068
Profile: Private, positive reinforcement training
Gus A. Jones, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Arlington, Texas 76010
Profile: Bonding Times Dog Training
I operate an in-home training service where I educate owners in the importance of animal care; safety; puppy education and much more.
My goal is to help owners connect with their dog(s) and aid in the bonding process which will help in better connection, communication, and training with your pet.
Kathleen Peterson, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
China Spring, Texas 76633
Profile: PERFECT SPOT K-9 BEHAVIOR SOLUTIONS
Anyone can claim to be a dog trainer, but if you are looking for a certified dog training professional with years of experience working with all sizes and breeds, I'm your trainer!
My name is Kathleen Peterson and dogs are my passion. Whether your special companion is a new puppy, a newly adopted adult dog, or your current best friend with unresolved behavior issues, I can help.
I can come to your home and work with you and your dog. I also do Canine Good Citizen training and testing. Call, text, or email
Give me a call or text me at 903-805-8079 for more information on my services.
Profile: Hello, everyone. I'm Lauren Hartis. I live in the Crosby area. A little about me I have a passion for canines and helping people. I love that I can show someone how to understand their pet. I have had the gift of understanding animals since I was a young child.
I have a few degrees from animal behavior to vet tech to now animal law. I am here to help and teach you about your pets needs.
Jane Davidson, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
McKinney, Texas 75071
Phone: (972) 542-6978
Alternate Phone: (214) 415-5137
Profile: Jane is the owner of Eureka! Canine Behavior Specialists. Most of her work is done working in peoples' homes on dog obedience and correcting common behavior problems. She also runs regular group classes at McKinney Community Center. In addition to private practice, she works with Youth With Faces, providing education to juvenile offenders in working with and training shelter dogs.
Jane gave up working in corporate America to follow her heart and help dogs and humans live together in harmony. Her training philosophy is encapsulated in the Eureka! the program "Seven Steps to a Dog Who Listens to You." The Seven Steps are:
* Learn to Read Your Dog's Communication
* Start with Your Mind
* Exercise and Stimulation
* Set the House Rules
* Use Your Walk
* Teach Your Dog Self Control
* Train Cues in a Specific and Structured Way
Profile: I am an independent trainer servicing the southwest Houston area. My previous dog training-related work experience includes 10 years with Petco as its district dog trainer and trainer mentor. I am also an ABC mentor.
I do basic-level dog training there as well as Canine Good Citizen courses and tricks training courses. A number of my cases involve dogs with some degree of reactivity.
I am certified by the AKC to evaluate for CGC exams. My style is deeply rooted in positive reinforcement with a concentration in clicker training.
Profile: I worked as the Head Pet Trainer at PetSmart in Weatherford, TX from April 2005 to July 2006, at which time I left to pursue a career in education as a teacher.
I am currently working on a Master of Education degree in Counseling. I hope to use my knowledge of dog training to train my dog to use in Animal Assisted Therapy when I begin counseling. I also hope to help other human/animal teams become certified to participate Animal Assisted Therapy.
When I'm not teaching or studying, I still train dogs, part-time. It is one of my greatest passions, and I am so thankful for the wonderful education I received at ABC!
Profile: You can find Brandy's Brilliant Buddies dog training at Barkwood Pet Resort on Lawrence Dr in Beaumont Texas 409-898-BARK. Offering private and group classes as well as an exclusive one on one daily training (board and train)
I feel that owning a well trained, smart dog is so much more rewarding than not knowing what you could be getting out of your dog.
I feel that owning a dog that can perform a variety of tricks, easy to complex, crowd pleasers end up earning your dog the attention it deserves from you and from other people.
Kata Miller - Honor Student/Mentor Trainer, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Prosper, Texas 75009
Profile: Cave Canis Dog Training
Our goal at Cave Canis is to train both dogs and owners in a manner that creates the perfect relationship within your family. We offer in-home consultations, puppy, and dog obedience classes, as well as problem-solving instruction for troubling behaviors such as barking, jumping, and much more.
Annette Bingham, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Plano, Texas 75024
Profile: In 2008 Annette adopted a beautiful 4 yr. old Shepherd mix named Tes who had heartworm and many behavioral issues. After settling into the home Annette began training Tes daily and getting help once a week from a trainer. In a very short period of time Tes was able to pass her evaluation with Delta Society as a therapy dog.
After studying under Anne O'Neill, Annette will graduate from Animal Behavior College as a certified dog trainer in 2010. It is her hope that by working with dogs and their human families she will help them develop a long lasting relationship based on love, respect, and positive communication with one another. Annette is also volunteering her t
Profile: I took the ABC courses to assist our Rescue group in making adoptions permanent. Behavior problems are the #1 reason dogs end up in shelters.
For this reason, my services are limited to behavior evaluation and assistance, not obedience training.
I perform my services at no charge for our alumni dogs but ask that a donation is made to Dachshund Rescue of Houston.
Bonnie Bennett, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Forney, Texas 75126
Profile: Private in home training. Owner of
"Happy Paws Dog Obedience and Training"
I just moved to Texas last March, 2012
Ready to train your dog !
April Davison, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Mesquite, Texas 75149
Alternate Phone: 2144546972
Profile: It goes without saying, I have a pure love for animals. I grew up around and caring for animals and this has continued into my adult life. My husband and I lost three elder dogs at the end of last year and have once again built our four-pawed family to four. I have always wanted to work with animals and this really is a dream come true to now have the opportunity to do what I love. I did what was expected in the corporate world out of college but soon realized one has to do what they love and what they were meant to do.
It is my goal as a trainer to create a lifetime bond between pets and their owners and to be proactive in not just placing a band-aid on animal issues but assisting with true solutions.
Profile: I live in north Austin with my two Australian Shepherds, husband and baby. I've had dogs my whole life and can't imagine a life without dogs. I've trained and competed multiple dogs at the highest levels of Agility and I've also trained in competitive obedience, herding and other spots.
My passion is to create happy working relationships between people and their dogs.
Profile: My name is Leslie Dalton. I graduated from ABC in dog training in 2011. I recently opened up a dog training facility in Killeen Tx. If you are interested in a positive method of training for you and your dog(s) please contact me.
Profile: please send me any information to be put on my website.
Steven Anderson, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Schertz, Texas 78154
Alternate Phone: 210-346-1444
Profile: I am a recent graduate that has always loved dogs and I have now learned the proper training methods. My ultimate goal is to open a rescue for all dogs with a no kill policy and to become an evaluator for the AKC CGC program.
Allen Moffett, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Spring, Texas 77388
Profile: I am an IT Security Consultant for my "day job" and am spending my weekends and any time I can spare working as the lead trainer for the local shelter where I did my volunteer hours. I am continuing my education on dog behavior and rehabilitating shelter dogs.
Caitlin Curry, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
College Station, Texas 77845
Profile: Working on implementing a detection dog program for the Cheetah Conservation Fund to do genetic research on cheetah population structure.
Lori Novosad, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
College Station, Texas 77845
Alternate Phone: 254-217-2116
Profile: I am the trainer at Aggieland Animal Health Center and Pet Resort. Our training services include private training sessions, day care add-on sessions, and group classes.
Profile: Successful training depends on connecting and communicating with your dog to achieve desired behaviors. A Force-Free training methodology that focuses on achieving desired behaviors through Positive Reinforcement makes the learning process fun with lifetime results. Don't we all learn better when the experience is enjoyable!
Mutts Understood offers flexible program options ranging from addressing a single, specific problem behavior to basic manners packages through either private coaching sessions or day training (while you're away) choice. A training plan is tailored to achieve your goals and meet the individual needs of your dog. The trainer comes to you alleviating the need to transport to and from a training facility.
The journey begins with an initial consultation. I look forward to meeting you and your dog and working with both of you to reach your goals.
Eric Schultz, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Rockwall, Texas 75087
Alternate Phone: 8326559204
Profile: Eric founded Hustle-N-Heel after a lifetime of passion involved with dogs and sports. He discovered at a young age that dogs took to him.
Eric has spent many years around dogs to assist in behavior training, walking, swimming, feeding and pet sitting with all type of breeds.
After working in corporate fitness for 15 years, Eric decided to combine experience and passion with fitness and dogs.
Profile: Fun-loving and energetic, Lindsay has always had a strong connection with nature and is dedicated to helping others improve and maintain a healthy relationship with their dogs.
With 5 years experience, she is a strong believer that any animal can be trained with motivation, love, and patience.
An avid vegan and lover of Earth, Lindsay wishes to make a positive impact, one paw at a time.
Scott Sheaffer, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Dallas, Texas 75234
Alternate Phone: 214-914-3282
Profile: Scott Sheaffer, ABCDT, CDBC, CPDT-KA, is a dog behavior consultant certified by IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants). He is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and specializes in the assessment and treatment of problem dog behaviors in dogs six months and older.
General Unruliness (jumping, mouthing, barking, etc.)
Scott provides one-hour private sessions at the client's location in N. Dallas, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Addison, Highland Park and University Park. He also provides sessions at his location in Dallas, Texas as well as scheduled phone consultations.
Background / Education:
Scott has been training dogs all of his life. In addition to private consultations, Scott conducts seminars for professional dog trainers, veterinary practices, rescue shelters and dog owner groups. He is a consultant for municipal animal control services and is a legal consultant in dog bite cases. Please contact us for more information about these services.
Scott is the author of FRED™ (Functional Reactivity Exercise for Dogs) behavior modification. Real Owners, Real Environments, Real World™
He received his Bachelor of Science from Baylor University and then completed his education and internship at Animal Behavior College. He earned the CDBC (Certified Dog Behavior Consultant) designation from IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) after meeting requisite education, experience, and testing standards. After meeting the necessary education, experience, and testing standards, he also received the CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer) designation from CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers).
Scott is a professional member of APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers). Additionally, he is a fully certified member of IAABC (International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants) and a certified member of CCPDT (Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers).
Scott is married and has a daughter. He lives with a German Shepherd Dog named Clipper and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Reagan. He enjoys anything to do with dogs and enjoys physical fitness.
Profile: Hello! I grew up loving animals, especially dogs, and have always wanted to work with them. Now, as a certified dog trainer from ABC with prior experience at a dog walking/pet sitting company as well as working at a veterinary office, I can finally live my dream of working with canines.
Whether it's dog obedience that you need help with or behavioral issues, I would be more than happy to help
Sam Tabar, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Flatonia, Texas 78941
Alternate Phone: 2102378676
Profile: I help people achieve a calm, balanced canine companion through effective pack leadership by teaching them to understand and fulfill their dog's natural and instinctual needs.
Profile: Your Diggity Dog
I use positive reinforcement training, in the privacy of your home, to help you learn how your dog thinks and use this to train in a fun, yet effective way. Building the bond between owner & dog makes for a happy life for both!
I know that diggity dogs have busy people, so in addition to training, I also offer walking & pet taxi services.
Samuel Calhoun, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
San antonio, Texas 78218
Alternate Phone: 517-749-4007
Profile: Sam Calhoun is an experienced CPDT who specializes in basic obedience, advanced obedience, aggression, and a wide range of behavioral issues.
He lives in San Antonio with his wife and 2 children and his German Shepherd Sasha. Sam believes highly in tailoring every plan different for each client depending on the client and the animals needs.
Profile: I’m Carolyn Nussman, Owner and Head Coach of Pawsitive Canine Coaching. Growing up in Waco, Texas I always had dogs and loved playing and caring for them.
My love for dogs carried over into my adult life raising my first Golden Retriever, Gracie, caring for my friend’s dogs and now being the proud parent to my sweet Golden Retriever, Libby.
After working in the IT Profession for over 20 years, I decided to follow my lifetime passion for working with dog's full time.
I am an Honor graduate of Animal Behavior College where I earned my certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer. Animal Behavior College (ABC) is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education and is an internationally recognized school. My yearlong commitment to this program has provided me with a formal education in canine obedience training and understanding behavior and its motives. I continue to study dog behavior through professional continuing education programs and most recently received Certificate of completions in Pet Nutrition and Diet and in Training Shelter Dogs.
I am a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and also a volunteer at Operation Kindness, North Texas’ Oldest & Largest No-Kill Animal Shelter.
My certification, continued education and experience provide me the skills required to effectively and positively train your dog while keeping alive the spark that makes your dog special to you!
I know from first-hand experience the difference professional training makes in the relationship between a dog and their owner. Without professional training, it can sometimes be a frustrating relationship but with an investment in good training a wonderful transformation can occur!
I teach through Positive Motivation utilizing Reward Based Methods while teaching you how to communicate with your dog on a level your dog will understand and consistently respond to. As I work with dogs and their owners, there is nothing that satisfies me more than to see a happy dog and a happy owner!
My mission is to help you and your dog become a winning team and enjoy many happy years together!
Eric Weiss, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Dallas, Texas 75252
Profile: ABCDT Certified Trainer
Donna Kelly, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Spring, Texas 77386
Profile: I am a very active individual who loves to take my dog for long walks and enjoyment of the outdoors. My love of dogs and desire to help dogs and their humans understand one another better has led me to dog training.
I have had dogs, as well as cats, all of my life and have many years of experience working with them in various capacities.
Through positive dog training techniques I believe mutual bonding and respect will grow between dog and human.
Alysha Fawvor, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Bridge City, Texas 77611
Profile: I am a certified Dog Trainer through Animal Behavior College, specialized in Positive Training, Private Training and Shelter Training. I have worked in this field for about 2 years so far, and I have a passion for training every dog I meet no matter the circumstances.
Profile: At Out Of The Doghouse we will treat your precious pet like our own. Located in Granbury, Texas we offer a variety of services including:
Off-leash puppy classes
Basic obedience classes
One topic adult classes
Private one-on-one lessons
Doggy play dates
In home pet sitting
Our company understands the importance of keeping your canine friend physically and mentally healthy. Do us the honor of letting us take care of your precious dog and help you build an unbreakable bond.
Profile: Hi there! My name is Jade Galloway and I am a Professional Dog Trainer. I am eager to help you and your dog develop a stronger and more fulfilling relationship using my training. In my practice, your dog will understand what you want them to do and not do through the use of positive dog training. This type of training uses positive reinforcement of treats and clicks when the dog accomplishes a given cue.
I do not use any correction devices such as choke chains, pinch collars, etc. I am working in the Humble/ Atascocita/Spring/Fall Creek areas of Texas. Dog Training : Basic Obedience and Problem Behavior Management.
Please feel free to give me a call for more information at 281-797-8780. If you prefer email, you can reach me at email@example.com
Have a PAWsitive Day everyone!!
Steven Davis, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Livingston, Texas 77351
Phone: 936 327-7722
Alternate Phone: 713-201-2959
Profile: ABC Mentor Trainer with, the S.P.C.A of Polk County, Texas.
A non profit 501(c)3 non-euthanasia shelter that, serves the Polk County Community and
Valeriano Dela Garza, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582
Phone: (956) 735-1146
Profile: Certified Trainer
K9 Handler for the Rio Grande City CISD Police Department since December 2009
Piret Oja, ABCDT ABC Certified Dog Trainer
Richmond, Texas 77469
Alternate Phone: 832-581-6265
Profile: I am a proud Estonian, who is now a certified dog trainer thanks to the Animal Behavior College. While in Estonia, I worked for three years in the Tartu Animal Shelter, and once I moved to the U.S. in 2015 I started my own pet service business, Pilla's Pet Services.
I am a devoted and passionate animal lover, and I use that passion and drive to help pet owners in need.
Profile: At Out Of The Doghouse we will treat your precious pet like our own. Located in Granbury, Texas we offer a variety of services including off-leash puppy classes, basic obedience classes, one topic adult classes, private one-on-one lessons, doggy play dates, in home pet sitting, and dog walking. Our company understands the importance of keeping your canine friend physically and mentally healthy. Do us the honor of letting us take care of your precious dog and help you build an unbreakable bond.
Past pet care experience working with my own pets and working in the Animal field at veterinary practices. In the field I have worked as a veterinarian technician, certified veterinary assistant, kennel technician, bather, and receptionist. Now working with OutOfTheDogHouse as a dog obedience trainer certified through Animal Behavior College.
Providing pet sitting, training, and walking to granbury and surrounding areas.
Profile: My name is Norma Pruski, and I have two dogs; Lincoln is a 2.5-year-old Australian Shepherd and he is who is my right-hand man. He has titles in lure coursing and in barn hunt, and I have plans for him to start competing in Rally this year, as well as further his titles in lure coursing and barn hunt.
My other dog is Dio, a pumi who will be competing in agility, rally or flyball when he turns a year old in April and already is in foundation training for agility and rally.
Basic obedience, puppy classes, foundation canine body awareness and fitness.
Profile: Khala is an Alabama native who recently moved to Seabrook, Texas with her 2-year old Boston Terrier/Fox Terrier mix Charlie to be closer to the family. This ultimate go-getter found her love for dogs around the age of two when she got her first dog “Bandit”, a lab/St. Bernard mix that grew to over 110 pounds. Even as a small child she was able to connect on another level with animals, especially with dogs, which lead to an unbreakable bond and understanding. She has had several dogs over the years in various different breeds and temperaments, she has found through making training fun and rewarding, using effective communication and consistency is the key to a well-behaved companion.
Khala hasn’t always been a dog trainer, although the passion and drive was there from an early age there were other adventures to be had. Once graduating from high school the quest for something bigger had begun. She was accepted to Harvard, but could not attend due to an accident the summer after her senior year. From that point she was lost, not sure what to do with her life, so she worked hard at the local hardware store and on construction sites, but still, something was missing. Next, she went to massage school, this was fun but not quite the right fit, but she still earned her degree and passed the national boards, making note of how her education could benefit her in the future. She studied nursing and business, but it wasn’t until she found psychology that things started to make sense. Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology lead to a higher understanding and ultimately to her passion. She worked in group homes and psychiatric hospitals and was able to see the impact that service dogs, emotional support animals, and care companions have in healing and recovery. It was in that moment that Khala felt like her purpose had been found, not only to train dogs, but the higher calling was building the relationships between human and animal.
Working closely with the Humane Society she was able to take rescue dogs to the group homes for visitation and talk about the benefits of having a care companion in treatment, therapy, and recovery. She was also able to rehabilitate the shelter dogs for reintegration back into a loving home by teaching the core good behaviors; recall, sit-down-stay, focus, enter and exit kennel/doorways, leave-it, take it, go to place (bed), loose leash walking, and heel to name a few. She is a graduate of Animal Behavior College (2011, ABCDT) and has a goal of helping rescue animals and people with severe mental illnesses by creating a safe environment for learning and growth. Since graduating Khala has had her own training business and continued to work with people with severe mental illness, substance abuse, and emotional disorders; her focus in dog training is to build the relationship between canine and human, using only positive reinforcement techniques and trust building exercises. Every life experience up until this point has prepared Khala for the opportunity to help other people with their canines, from the basic use of good manners to giving your dog a “job”.
She has experience in providing rehabilitation, puppy classes, socialization, basic obedience classes, advanced obedience, Canine Good Citizen training/prep, private in-home lessons, behavior modification, dog walking, day care, and cage-free board and train. She also has experience with fearful/skittish behaviors, disabled animals, especially amputees and deaf dogs.
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