Providing Expert Dog Training and Behavior Modification For Your Best Friend
Training to Suit Your Dog & Your Schedule
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Sometimes getting laid off isn't such a bad thing. When Leaps N' Hounds owner, Crystal Dunn, found herself job hunting in the software industry in 2006, she decided to make a change. Working with dogs wouldn't come easy or without sacrifice, but it was worth it! A few years passed and Crystal was teaching upwards of 14 full obedience classes per week, becoming one of the most sought after relationship-based trainers in Houston. She built a reputation as a charismatic and fun teacher, and a compassionate activist for dogs of all types. She realized she might be pretty good at this animal behavior thing, so she ventured out on her own, starting Leaps N’ Hounds in 2008, and moving to Austin. The goal was to develop a style that could adapt to the unique needs of a dog and their family. With dog owner shaming becoming more popular in dog training, Leaps N' Hounds also wanted to create a more positive experience for the owner, supporting and motivating them in a judgment-free atmosphere. Now our select team of trainers specialize in just that. We emphasize the importance of training the dog in front of you and using their unique home environment to work for them. We are advocates for communication, adaptation, and progress. Our relationship-based approach builds the friendship that our clients desire with their dogs while achieving their goals. And, our human students enjoy the process too! Like us, each dog is an individual and they all deserve an understanding mind and an empathetic heart to guide them. We help our clients be that person for their dogs, so that their dogs can be great for them!