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Private Dog Training At The Training Center
Training to Suit Your Dog & Your Schedule at the Leaps N\’ Hounds Training Center at Yard Bar
Obedience, Sports, and Behavior Workshops at the LNH Training Center at Yard Bar
Mobile Private Dog Training
Training to Suit Your Dog & Your Schedule in your home or on location.
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 fun and effective teacher, and a compassionate activist for dogs of all types. She ventured out on her own, starting Leaps N’ Hounds in 2008, and moving to Austin shortly after. The goal was to develop a team of adaptable and experienced trainers that could address the unique needs of a dog and 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. No gimmicks or formulaic approaches, just solid dog training by people who truly love dogs. 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!
Wet Nose Blog
Boundless energy is a thing of much envy, but if you have a dog with this “gift,” it can be pretty maddening. Hyperactivity (a diagnosis with a lot of gray area) is often more of a personality type than a breed or age of dog. From the tiniest Chihuahua, to the most massive Great Dane,[…]
Yard Bar is OPEN! The place is amazing, the food is stellar, the drinks are incredible, and Leaps N’ Hounds classes are now enrolling!
Two more spots remain in this Sunday’s 10:30am Leash Reactivity course. Lungers, barkers, and dedicated pullers – this is your class! We’ll work on: Loose leash skills Desensitizing to distractions Reducing excitability Improving focus Reducing fearful/anxious reactions to other dogs. This is a 4 week class at Lofty Dog. Register: http://form.jotform.us/form/32946127652155
“The Most Aggressive Breed,” a blog post that we published back in November of 2013, is now published in K9 Wisdom Magazine! This is a repost of the original article. I stumbled across an article listing the three “most agressive breeds” today. As a dog trainer I have yet to come across a whole[…]