Tested and Certified in Dog Obedience & Behavior: Sheila, the owner, 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. She hand picks people who have a heart for both humans and dogs and trains them all personally!
Continued Education: All trainers/behaviorists continue to receive continued education/consulting and curriculum from a veterinary animal behaviorist, the most highly educated animal professional (an animal psychiatrist), of which there are only about 50 in the entire country.
Experience: 10 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. We 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.
Science has proven 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 more complicated. Between Houston traffic and covid-19, getting the dog to class has become one more hassle nobody needs, so having a mobile training company where she and her trainers work around YOUR schedule and come to you makes your life easier! Plus, dogs learn best in their own environments, and it 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.