Special Programs

 Dog Stars

Performance dog training for iFetch!

Fetchaholics rejoice! Leaps N’ Hounds proudly partners with iFetch, creators of the automatic ball launchers: iFetch and iFetch too! Not only do these toys provide fun enrichment, both interactive and self-play, but they also help dogs develop a myriad of skills while giving them an outlet for their energy. Do you and your dog want in on the fun? Check out the details and apply for training here.

Dogs who play, stay.

When iFetch approached us about creating a program to enrich the lives of long-stay shelter dogs with their toys while helping them get adopted faster, we could hardly wait to get started. Research shows that dogs who play get adopted faster. High energy athletes, often champion fetchers, often get overlooked in shelters as high-energy and shelter life don’t often mix well. This program is aimed at helping those dogs get some much-deserved attention. Want to suggest a dog for the program? Get your shelter involved? See who’s for adoption? Visit goifetch.com/ifaf/



Love-A-Bull’s Therapy Dog Program for Pit Bull-type dogs.

Leaps N’ Hounds Owner & Training Director, Crystal Dunn, heads up this popular therapy dog team for Love-A-Bull, serving Austin and surrounding areas.  For more information visit www.love-a-bull.org

Rescue Partners

Keeping dogs in happy homes through education and adoption support.

The Rescue Partners Program was created to support the efforts of people working to save dogs every day in Austin, and to help rescue dogs stay in happy forever homes.  Through this program, we provide positive, affordable, and sometimes entirely free dog training and behavior counseling options for dogs in foster care, or that have been adopted from a rescue.

To learn more about the program and how it benefits dog rescues fosters, and adopters, visit our Rescue Partners Page.