Our Services

Providing Expert Dog Training and Behavior Modification For Your Best Friend
Private Training

Training to Suit Your Dog & Your Schedule


At Bentley’s, Lofty Dog, & Yard Bar

Pet Care

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Our Company

Every Dog is Unique

Prior to starting Leaps N’ Hounds, Crystal Dunn taught upwards of 14 full dog training classes per week on every topic from obedience to potty training, tricks, and more. By 2008 she became one of the most sought after scientific trainers in Houston, so she started Leaps N’ Hounds. Her goal: to offer more personalized training and behavior counseling to her clients. Since then our company has grown to offer a variety of training services to suit every pet dog's need and every person's budget. Our small, select team of trainers are certified, experienced, insured, and fun to learn from. We emphasize the importance of training the dog in front of you, avoiding formulaic, cookie-cutter approaches. Even our classes are formatted to allow flexibility in technique to suit each dog. In Summer 2015 Leaps N’ Hounds will open a new training center at Yard Bar off of Burnet Road. Yard Bar is Austin’s newest and funnest dog park, cafe, bar, and training center! Our training team will offer all of the great services that we currently provide, as well as dog sports and other fun ways to get involved with your favorite fido! We may grow and change as we move forward, but our commitment to kind, effective, and personalized training for our clients will always be our foundation.

  • Kind


  • Effective

    Dog Training

  • Experienced


  • Convenient


Our Team

Crystal Dunn
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 Hubbard
Dog Trainer
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 Robinson
Dog Trainer
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
Audrey Weir
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 Dunn
Technology Guru
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?