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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
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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
5 Dogs graduated Leaps N’ Hounds Intermediate Obedience class 3/13/16. Canine Good Citizen hopefuls, these dogs are ready for Advanced training and CGC test prep. Nice work everyone!
The American Kennel Club began their Canine Good Citizen program in 1989 as a way to reward dogs who have proven good manners at home and in their communities. Since then, it has become the golden standard for all obedience courses. The Canine Good Citizen test, or CGC, contains 10 subjects that will simulate different day to[…]
Imagine this – It is a beautiful Saturday morning. The sun is cascading over the grass as a light breeze dances though the trees. You and your pup are looking for a fun, outdoor activity to share together. For some, this scenario screams “TIME FOR THE DOG PARK!” For others, not so much. Depending on who you[…]
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,[…]