Veterinarian endorsed Dog and Puppy Training based in Central Texas serving everyone in Central Texas, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Waco, Lubbock, San Antonio and all cities and towns across the Lonestar State.
Lonestar Dog Trainer offers a full spectrum of dog and puppy training designed to get you back to day to day activities with your dog so the entire family can relax and have fun together. I can help you open the lines of communication with your dog, resolve issues and create fun and adventure.
I am not a franchise and I am the only person who will work with your dog. You are not hiring me only for your dog to be trained by someone else behind the scenes. I only have one location which is in Central Texas but I support everyone who lives within a 9 hour radius. Everything you see on my site and my social media is me working with clients & their dogs. I primarily offer 2 services: Resident Board and Train (3 to 5 weeks of resident training) and Puppy Training.. I am not a clearing-house of dog training. I do not train service dogs, emotional support animals or Therapy Dogs. I can refer you to qualified trainers who only train in those areas if that is what you need or want. My background is in Military Working Dogs, Hunting Dogs and Companion Pet Dogs.
I provide all breed dog and puppy training and support the needs of everyone living across Texas, western Louisiana up to Baton Rouge / New Orleans and Eastern New Mexico (Hobbs / Roswell / Carlsbad)
The Texas Resident Board and Train (Off Leash) program is my main program which is available.to Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Waco, San Antonio, Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, El Paso, Fort Worth, Galveston, Abilene, Laredo, Tyler and McAllen, . If you are out of the immediate area, I ask you to drop your dog off but I will deliver your pup home to you and provide you with all the necessary training in your home if you live within a 9 hour radius of Killeen / Fort Hood, Texas
In the Resident In Home Board and Train I can help you reach your goals especially in cases of hyperactivity, over reactions, dog on dog aggression, dog on human aggression, resource guarding, separation anxiety, fear, storm phobias, anxiety and extreme nervous behavior, leash aggression / reactivity & leash pulling, jumping, bolting, destructive behavior and many other issues.
If you are embarrassed by your dog jumping on people and inappropriate things, out of control barking, rushing the door if someone knocks or rings the doorbell I can help you. Does your dog whine, pace or pant constantly to no end? Does he or she jump on furniture or your bed without permission? When you socialize your dog with other dogs, does he or she play properly or is play rough and dominant? I work to fix those issues for you. I also teach your pup not to counter surf, steal food, chew and destroy your property.
Does your dog guard food, water, space, property or even you or other people / children in your home or in public? This is truly a serious issue that must be addressed very carefully. One of the biggest problems with living with your dog may be housebreaking, submissive & excitable urination or deliberate marking with urine on you or your property. If your dog breaks out of the kennel, cannot settle down when in confinement, goes bezerk when left alone or develops serious issues when in tight spaces I can help you. I can also address barking problems, running away, not listening, growling, snapping, biting, door dodging and more!
I specialize in off leash dog obedience and modifying problematic behavior. My obedience training includes SIT, DOWN, (STAY is implied on both), going to a PLACE, HEEL on and off the leash, COME when called, moving INSIDE and OUTSIDE through doors, KENNEL to enter the crate, LOAD into your vehicle, QUIET on command, LOOK SHARP (going to the bathroom on command) staying OFF inappropriate things, LEAVE IT to move away from areas / things and BREAK to have fun and just be a dog.
My Resident Board and Train program socializes your dog with other dogs, social settings including inside stores and restaurants, parks, plazas and around schools where children walk, run ride bikes and make noise every day and in other peoples homes. You can see what else your dog will learn on my PROGRAMS (#3) page. While your pup is training with me you will see progress pictures and videos pushed to your smartphone and posted on the Lonestar Dog Trainer Facebook page which you can enjoy yourself and share with family and friends.
Ultimately the success or failure of any training program comes down to a few key areas.
1. The character, skill and ability of the trainer.
2. The approach and method of training.
3. Consistency and problem solving.
4. Quality of instruction you receive and follow up support
It is my responsibility to prove to you I can help you with YOUR dog and YOUR situation.
There is no one size fits all approach to dog training. No method is truly better than another. All have advantages and disadvantages and the key element is determining the proper approach to get you and your dog to the finish line.
Every dog, owner, situation, issue and problem is different. The correct solution may be a combination of food training, marker training, leash and training collar, pressure / release or remote collar training to work through, rehabilitate, train and teach new skills & abilities. I promise to use the approach that works for you and your dog. Normally it is a combination of approaches that yields the best outcome. I do my best to balance the advantages of each style to help your dog learn how to behave in order to have the freedom and fun that both of you want. I will gladly explain and demonstrate what I do and how I do it to you and your family in detail so you can make an informed decision based on fact, performance & behavior, not emotion, opinion or attitude.
The most important element is to have trust and confidence in your trainer. If you aren't sure, if something doesn't seem quite right or if the trainer does not seem like a good fit for you and lifestyle than you must move on and find someone else. The skills and ability don't matter if you don't like the person you are hiring to teach you, train your dog and work in and around your home and family. If the trust and confidence isn't there you will second guess advice, search out information and practice techniques viewed on the internet or TV and you and your dog will suffer. My promise to you is that I will be honest and dedicated to you and your dog. So when we meet, you will have the opportunity to determine for yourself if I am the right trainer for you before any commitments are made. I want you to be happy and know you have my best effort and I have your best interests as my top priority with your K9.