Leaps N' Hounds Dog Training

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Providing Expert Dog Training and Behavior Modification For Your Best Friend
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Training to Suit Your Dog & Your Schedule


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Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

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Our Company

Every Dog is Unique

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!

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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. Her dedication to her clients is evident. She offers classes, private training, and behavior counseling. She also trains & manages the award winning Pit Crew Therapy Dog Program. Specialties: Obedience, Behavior Modification, Therapy Work, Nose Work & Tricks – CPDT-KA, APDT #74717 CGC Evaluator # 74158 – Crystal is Training Director & Founder of Leaps N Hounds
Chad Hubbard
Dog Trainer
With over 20 years experience working with dogs, Chad is a knowledgable and versatile trainer. He is fun to work with and gets results through kind communication and guidance. His dedication to dogs is unwavering, spending his off days competing with his dog, Witch, in IPO. Chad offers private training, classes, and board & train services. Specialties: Obedience, Behavior Modification, Scent Work, Detection, Aggression, Sports, Pack Dynamics ~ Certified Dog Trainer – Starmark Academy, IPO Title 1
Audrey Weir
Pet Sitter / Dog Walker
Audrey is an expert dog snuggler, but she is also an expert dog handler. Her animal magnetism serves her well, as all creatures big and small tend to gravitate towards her calm and confident demeanor. She is also dependable, knowledgeable, and dearly loved by her human 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, 8 Years Experience Pet Sitter
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?


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