Providing Expert Dog Training and Behavior Modification For Your Best Friend
Training to Suit Your Dog & Your Schedule
At Bentley’s, Lofty Dog, & Yard Bar
Pet Sitting & Dog Walking
Every Dog is Unique
10 years ago Crystal Dunn got laid off from her job in the software industry. She found another job, but not after some long overdue introspection (thanks to all that extra time she had). Working with dogs was always a dream, but seemed out of reach. Nevertheless, she put the feelers out and, when the opportunity to learn presented itself, she quit her job and began pursuing dog training as a career. As it turns out, slightly unhealthy obsessiveness, good teachers, and a lot of hard work goes a long way when you love dogs! 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 to learn from, and a truly compassionate activist for dogs. She realized she might be pretty good at understanding dogs, so she ventured out on her own, starting Leaps N’ Hounds in 2008 and moving her company to Austin a year later. Crystal's goal was to develop a style that could adapt to the unique needs of a dog and their family. Now our small, 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. 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!
Training Director & Founder
Training since 2006, Crystal is a pro at getting results. She is fun to work with and creative in her approach. She offers classes, private training, and behavior counseling. She also trains the Pit Crew all Pittie therapy team. Specialties: Obedience, Complex Behavior Modification, & Tricks – CPDT-KA, APDT #74717 CGC Evaluator # 74158 – Crystal is the owner and founder of Leaps N’ Hounds
Chad has worked with dogs professionally for more than 20 years. His main goal is always to improve the relationship between the dog and his/her handler. Chad loves to train and compete with his German Shepherd, Witch, in IPO – a three phase dog sport consisting of tracking, obedience and protection. Chad offers private training on location, classes, and board & train services. Specialties: Obedience, Behavior Modification, Scent Work, Detection, Aggression, Sports, Group/Pack Dynamics ~ Certified Dog Trainer – Starmark Academy, IPO Title 1
Mallory has guided dogs through multiple disciplines including: obedience & house manners, tracking, retrieving, hunting and scent detection, while also addressing major vice issues such as aggression & reactivity, impulsivity, and rehabilitating fear. Mallory offers private training on location (behavior modification, obedience, and sport), classes, and board & train services. Pet Professional Guild Certified Trainer (#7038197) Certified IBBMA K9 Handler Member of NESDCA
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker
Audrey is a self-proclaimed expert dog snuggler, but she is much more than that. An expert dog handler and and animal magnetism serve her well. She is also dependable, knowledgeable, and dearly loved by her clients. Whether it’s a daily jog or caring for a pet while their family is away, Audrey has you covered. – CPR/First Aid Certified
Jason is the great and powerful Oz behind the curtain. As keeper of our website and all things technology related, us dog folks couldn’t survive without Jason’s support and dedication to our company. Oh, and did we mention he gives a great dog massage?