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Dog Training

Professional Dog Training in Houston, TX

The Yuppie Dog training team has extensive experience with canine behavior and proven dog training methods. We understand every dog is unique, with their own set of needs and motivations. Our training programs are custom-tailored to produce the results you want in a way that’s fun for you and your dog! Dog training is an interactive bonding experience. We can’t wait to help you and your furry best friend become even closer than ever.

Our Training Instructor

Mary Kegarise has a passion for dogs. With more than 25 years of experience as a canine behavior specialist and veterinary technician, she’s developed a keen understanding of how to communicate with dogs and their people. Mary attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and is an experienced AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. She’s the founder/director of BAK-PAK Critters Reading Program, a unique nonprofit that uses therapy dogs in a reading program in public schools throughout Houston.

Mary believes personalized attention by a team of experienced professionals will change your dog’s life—and yours—for the better. She’s worked with many rescued dogs, deaf dogs, and dogs with other special needs. Through customized training techniques and intelligent play, Mary has been successful with dogs of all breeds and issues.

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Call Us Today For A Free Training Evaluation!

Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers. Applies to first-time training customers only.

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Expert Training Sessions

Our combined knowledge of positive-based training means we use a mix of positive and proven training methods for lasting results. The Yuppie Dog training experience takes place in our state-of-the-art Houston, TX facility, with various training options available to suit your situation. No matter which option you choose, we can provide the training your pet needs to become the perfect model student.

  • Basic obedience commands- sit, down, stay, watch me, wait, come
  • Inside manners- crate training, polite greeting of guests, settle down, leave it, impulse control
  • Outside manners- going for walks, accepting handling for medical care and grooming, riding in the car, coming when called
  • Behavior improvement- aggression, anxiety, shyness, destructive/excessive tendencies
  • Socialization- with dogs and other people, coping with common noises and new environments

Yuppie Dog Training Camp

Our facility and staff are uniquely prepared for an all-inclusive training experience right here at Yuppie Dog. A training instructor will design a customized training plan for you and your pet while they stay in our luxurious overnight accommodations. They’ll enjoy daily one-on-one lessons for your specific goals and challenges, as well as exciting playtimes and fun. By the end of the program, your dog will have a new set of skills and manners! These programs include guidance on reinforcing good behavior and making sure it “sticks” well beyond the end of your pet’s stay, as well as take-home resources.

Private Training Lessons for Adult Dogs & Puppies

Your dog will receive private training built around your specific needs and schedule, right here at our facility. We also offer a special program of lessons just for puppies. This exciting and fun training program is specially designed for the learning needs of young pups. We’ll focus on the most important lessons your puppy needs for success in this critical stage of development.

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Call Us Today For A Free Training Evaluation!

Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers. Applies to first-time training customers only.

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Yuppie Dog Day Camp

These fun training sessions can be combined with your daycare visits! We’ll introduce/reinforce your dog’s basic obedience skills, socialization, and help with good manners. Ask us about our punch card program for the best savings.

Yuppie Puppy Preschool

For puppies 4-6 months old. Like our Day Camp, trainers will help your puppy learn critical skills while they’re visiting us for daycare. We’ll work on basic obedience, social skills, and house training while your pup’s having a ton of fun with us.

S.T.A.R. Puppy & AKC Canine Good Citizen/Advanced Good Citizen Classes

A six-week class for puppies and adult dogs. Special attention is given to each dog’s individual needs. Prove your dog’s abilities by passing these highly regarded tests!