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

Training to Suit Your Dog & Your Schedule at the Leaps N\’ Hounds Training Center at Yard Bar

Group Classes

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.

About Us

Every Dog is Unique

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!

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Our Team

Allyssa Golden
Allyssa Golden
Office Manager and Training Assistant
Allyssa is a dog enthusiast, trainer in training, proud dog mom of Eli the Heeler, and the person that keeps us all organized and sane. When you contact us, you’ll find Allyssa there to answer your questions and get you set up for the training service that best suits you.
Crystal Dunn
Crystal Dunn
Training Director & Founder
Crystal is a pro at getting results. She is fun to work with, creative in her approach, and 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
Chad Hubbard
Lead Dog Trainer
With over 20 years experience in training, Chad is a knowledgeable and versatile trainer. He is fun to work with and gets results through kind communication and guidance. Chad offers private training and classes. Specialties: Obedience, Behavior Modification, Scent Work, Detection, Aggression, Sports, Pack Dynamics. Chad is a Certified Dog Trainer (Starmark Academy), and holds an IPO I title with his dog, Witch.
Jess Wilson
Jess Wilson
Dog Trainer
Jess is a walking dog encyclopedia, with extensive knowledge in the behavioral science, veterinary, and companion animal nutrition fields. She is a fun, easy going trainer who excels at setting clients (and dogs) at ease. Jess is a Certified Dog Trainer (Starmark Academy) with over 10 years experience. Specialties: Behavior Modification, Obedience (household and competition), Canine Good Citizen, Agility, Reactivity, Fear Behaviors, and Compulsive disorders.
Jason Dunn
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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