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Beyond the Dog has various training programs and services for numerous types of pets. View our list of pet training programs and services below!

Houston Puppy and Dog Training

Dog Training

Not only do Beyond the Dog’s trainers have some of the top credentials in the country, we have nearly 15 years of experience designing and further modifying our dog training programs. Our process increases effectiveness and efficiency which benefits each client and their respective dog. We offer a variety of programs, each designed to target specific behaviors and each client’s dog training goals.

Beyond the Dog offers various different training programs for dogs. You will see that each of our programs vary in price, intensity, behavior focus, session frequency, and more. Many of our dog training programs are performed in the comfort of your own home. This helps your dog feel comfortable and provides the convenience you need. Our trainers will come to you for the training program. If your dog displays problem behaviors outside of the home, then the trainer will encourage you to train them in those areas.

All-Inclusive Dog Training

The all-inclusive dog training program is the most intensive option at Beyond the Dog. A trainer will meet you at your home or a public area for the program. Trainers meet with dogs four times a week for four weeks. The fifth meeting of each week is for you to learn all of the training techniques that were covered that week. Each session is an hour in length.

Board and Train

Board and train is very similar to the all-inclusive program, except the dog stays in the home of the trainer. You will be without their furry friends for at least three weeks during the board and train program. During the program, the trainer will work with your dog every day for at least two hours. Upon completion of the program, the trainer will meet with you two or three times in order to teach them the training methods.

Executive Dog Training

Executive dog training is a much less intensive program than the previous options. This program features three sessions for three weeks. The first two sessions of the week is for the trainer to work one-on-one with the dog. The last day will involve you so they can learn the training protocol. This program is capable of treating behaviors such as chewing, play biting, housebreaking, and separation anxiety.

Private In-Home Dog Training

Are you a puppy owner or a new dog owner? Private in-home dog training is a great option when it comes to starting training off on the right foot. Clients typically enroll in about two or three sessions. The first session will involve the trainer discussing the training protocol with you. You are expected to train the dog outside of the sessions. Subsequent sessions will involve the trainer checking up on the progress and addressing questions or concerns you may have.

Maintenance Program

If you have already completed one of our intensive programs can consider our maintenance program. If you want to continue your dog’s training or set new goals, then this program it the right choice. A trainer will meet with the dog twice a week. Certain days they may include you while other days they may not. The trainer will help you fade rewards, improve off-leash obedience, and achieve new obedience goals.

Video Chat Dog Training

If you live outside of the Greater Houston area, then you can still take advantage of our dog training expertise. We provide you with the option of video chat dog training. Most clients only meet two or three times the entire program. Sessions are spread apart by a week or two. The trainer will interview you about their dog’s current and past behaviors, observe them, and address any concerns you may have.

Houston Kitten & Cat Training

Cat Training

Beyond the Dog has spent nearly 15 years perfecting our cat training programs. Along with our credentials and education, we have years of hands on experience. Beyond the Dog offers a variety of programs catering to your feline friend. Our programs have been modified and tested to ensure we are making the most out of your cat training experience.

Even though our specialty is with dogs, our expertise can be applied to a number of different pets. Cats can also display similar behaviors as dogs, such as aggression or inappropriate scratching. The cat training programs offered at Beyond the Dog are designed from the ground up and fit to the needs of every cat. You can see all three cat training programs below.

Executive Cat Training

A trainer will travel to your house to perform the executive cat training program. This is the most intensive training program at Beyond the Dog. The trainer will meet with the cat one-on-one twice a week. The last session of the week will involve you learning the training methods. Each training session is an hour-long. This program is best suited for cats with severe problem behaviors or aggression.

Private In-Home Cat Training

If you are a new cat and kitten owner you can take advantage of our private in-home cat training program. This program is designed to treat various behaviors and help you get off on the right foot when it comes to training their cats. Clients normally only enroll in about two or three sessions, but it depends on the cat’s behaviors.

Video Chat Cat Training

Cat training can be difficult to locate in a rural or smaller metropolitan area. So, Beyond the Dog offers cat training to those who might not have direct access to it. Many of our clients enroll in about two or three total sessions. The trainer will meet with you over a video chat to set up the training protocol.  Each session is an hour in length except for the first one, which is an extra 30 minutes.

Houston Small Pet and Rabbit Training

Other Pet Training

With our trainers’ educations and backgrounds, Beyond the Dog has a comprehensive understanding of animal behavior and how it relates to the environment as well as genetics. This understanding has allowed us to offer services to not only dog and cat owners, but any owner with a furry or feathered family member. In addition, each trainer has worked with a variety of species, furthering our knowledge as a team. We offer training programs for pot-bellied pigs, birds, rabbits, ferrets, and beyond!

There are all kinds of pet owners with rabbits, birds, ferrets, pigs, and more. Dogs and cats are the most common types of pets in the United States. However, these other pets and their owners can benefit greatly from Beyond the Dog’s training programs. So, we provide three training programs for other pets that range in intensity and are also built from scratch. View all three options below.

Executive Pet Training

All animals are capable of displaying similar behaviors, such as aggression. Ferrets, birds, and many more are capable of just that. This intensive program features three sessions each week for three weeks. Each session is an hour-long. The first two sessions are between the pet and the trainer. The trainer will work with the pet to reduce the problem behaviors and then show you the training on the last session of the week.

Private In-Home Pet Training

If your pet is displaying problem behaviors such as inappropriate vocalization, chewing, biting, or clawing, then this program is a perfect option. The trainer will develop a training protocol for the specific pet. They will set this protocol up during the first sessions and ensure that you know it. Most clients enroll in about three total sessions, but it varies on the pet.

Video Chat Pet Training

Video chat pet training is for those who are unable to find pet training in their areas. Our video chat pet training sessions will provide the tools you need to treat their pets’ problem behaviors. This program typically only features two or three sessions that are an hour-long. If you have questions or concerns about the training, then they can reach the trainer via phone or email at no additional cost.

Houston dog training by breed

Dog Training by Breed

Beyond the Dog relies heavily on our understanding of the relationship between the environment and behavior. However, we also recognize and understand the biological and genetic differences across breeds of dogs. This knowledge and our experience allows us to use one of our dog training programs in a way to maximize the benefit for various breeds. We target behaviors that are most important for each breed and minimize the risk for potential problem behaviors from arising. We can further adjust the program to fit not only the needs of each breed, but also the needs of each individual dog.

We Can Train Any Breed of Dog

Beyond the Dog can train any breed of dog. Our training programs do not take into consideration the dog’s breed, but our trainers are capable of adjusting as necessary. You can see a few popular breeds of dogs below.

These breeds are just a few popular breeds in the Greater Houston area. Beyond the Dog will train any breed, so not feel discouraged about your specific breed.

Capable of Training Support Animals

Support animals play vital roles in all kinds of peoples’ lives. Beyond the Dog wants to extend our expertise to two important animal roles: service dogs and emotional support animals. Often times, these animal roles are interchanged, but they are very much different. Both animals play very different roles and have varying characteristics. Beyond the Dog hopes to inform you of these differences while also providing beneficial pet training.