• Does your dog’s behavior embarrass you?
  • Are you frustrated with barking, bolting out the door, or paws on countertops?
  • Why does your dog behave that way? How can you change it? We’ve got the answers.
  • We understand. We’ve seen it before. Let us help you solve your problems.
  • Positive reinforcement is our game plan. Education and experience are our tools.

Training for Dogs & Their Owners

Have fun with dog training! Science-based training teaches your dog to make good behavior choices. The result is a well-behaved dog you can be proud of.

Training Your Dog is Fun!

Dog training is fun, effective, and fast with the skilled application of positive reinforcement.

You don’t have to go it alone! We’re here to help.

We know how to change behavior quickly. You and your dog will love the process!

Beyond Basic Manners Class (Virtual)

Start out right with a new dog or puppy
Has your beloved dog “forgotten” a few things?
Unwanted behaviors? Train new ones you like!
Train at home with our constant support
Small class for optimal success: 3-4 students
$300 – the 6 weeks that will change your life!

Private Training Classes (Virtual & In-Person Hybrid)

What’s driving you crazy?
What behaviors need to change?
A custom package can solve your training problems.
With positive reinforcement, you and your dog will learn quickly and enjoy training!
It all starts with a private, virtual consult so we can plan together.
Most packages are 5 – 8 sessions at $100 per hour.

Separation Anxiety Package (Virtual)

Is your dog anxious when left alone?
Is his distress making your life challenging?
Our program will give you both some peace.
It will take time, but your dog can learn to feel
good about being alone.
I’ll work closely with you on daily lessons.
Our consistent support will ensure success.
Monthly packages are $1200.

Service Dog Training

Other organizations use the SD Training Manual Nancy wrote
We set the highest standards for safety & reliability
The path to an owner-trained SD can be challenging
We’ll help you from evaluation to team deployment
Plan for a year of training
Group classes & private packages combine for economy
Packages priced at $100 per hour; classes at standard fee.

Dog Reading (Online)

Understand what dogs are “saying”!
Body language tells you how to respond.
Expert advice on best handling practices
Essential for shelter and vet clinic pros
Critical for rescue group volunteers
Great for pet owners, too!
Includes downloadable handouts
$30 – online class at your convenience

Leashwork Adventures

For “Beyond Basic Manners” Grads
Want to take your good-natured dog on outings?
Let us get you ready!
5 week class
4 virtual prep sessions upgrade your leash skills
3 group outings to dog-friendly venues
We chaperone and coach you to success
Learn the ins and out of dog handling in public
Limited to 4 student/dog teams per class
$450 – make your dog your co-pilot in adventure!

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A bit about me

I am Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed® (CPDT-KA) practicing science-based dog training, both virtually and in person. Read my full story here.

Nancy M. Kelly

Owner, Professional Dog Trainer

Over 30 years of science-based dog training experience

Our clients see real and valuable growth in their relationships with their dogs. Read how our science-based dog training has improved their bond!
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Amanda

Houston, Texas

" Her in-person classes are great and, as we learned with our new puppy, her online classes are also amazing. Thanks, Nancy for always being such a great advocate for the dogs you see and for sharing your passion with the rest of us!"

Chris

Chris

Houston, Texas

"Sheila's leash manners have improved dramatically. I will sing your praises any time the subject of dog training comes up."

Marianne

Marianne

Houston, Texas

"Nancy is an awesome dog trainer! She only uses highly effective positive training methods and even though Pyro was already 6 years old, he quickly learned an unbelievable amount of behaviors to become my service dog."

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How Do Dogs Learn?

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