Tested and Certified in Dog Obedience & Behavior: I was trained under a 20-year veteran trainer and animal behaviorist who studied and trained thousands of dogs, using the most scientifically-proven, positive methods in dog ethology

Continued Education:  I receive continued education/consulting from a veterinary behaviorist, the most highly educated animal professional (an animal psychiatrist), of which there are only about 50 in the entire country.

Experience: 8 years

Locations served: Fulshear, Katy, Richmond area.

Training Method: Positive, reward-based training methods that strengthen the bond between the owner and dog, making it fun for the dog and family, while getting the results you want.

Philosophy: NO obedience training should ever break a dog’s spirit. I always work WITH the dog and his/her individual temperament/wiring. Most dogs want nothing more than to please us. To win our affection and praise. We have brought them into our world of concrete and unfamiliar sights and sounds. The least we can do is help them understand, in a loving and non-threatening way, what we expect of them. In return, they give us the unconditional love and loyalty that only they can do.

The science is out that fear and punishment-based methods are NOT only unnecessary, but are counterproductive, meaning they can cause a host of other problems that aren’t worth the risk.

Not only are dogs trained negatively more likely to get defensive and/or aggressive, but that’s no way to live….in fear. You want a relaxed dog that believes the world, and the people in it, are good.


Training the owner is crucial to the success of the dog.

We owe it to our dogs to see the world from their point of view. Anxiety and behavior problems result when they are left to fend for themselves in deciding how to decipher and live in our world. Imagine going to your first day on the job and there is no clearly defined role for you, no structured set of rules, and yet people seem upset that you don’t seem to intuitively understand what is expected of you. The difference is you can ask questions, or call and vent to a loved one about your frustration. Dogs can only bark, dig or chew when stressed, which creates more tension between owners and their dogs, and a vicious cycle ensues.

Convenience: Our lives all seem to be getting busier and Houston traffic is getting worse by the day, so getting the dog to class has become one more hassle nobody needs, which is another reason I started a mobile training company where I work around your schedule and come to you! This also allows all family members to be involved, rather than having one more night with no family togetherness. Plus, if everyone in the family is being consistent with the training methods, this will provide the dog a secure, relaxed environment with little confusion.

Rates: Rates vary, depending on your location, so please provide an address, or at least your general vicinity, for pricing information.

Scheduling: I schedule in-home training sessions during the weekdays, evenings, and weekends for your convenience

For the promptest and most detailed response, you may want to email, as I am usually in training sessions, and my call-back hours can be a bit unconventional. However, always feel free to call or text as well. Please allow 24 hours for a response.

References: Available upon request and/or go to the testimonials section of this website.

Phone: 281.770.3250

Email: sheila@sitstayobeyacademy.com