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The Confident Hound | At-Home Dog & Puppy Training for Waco, Texas Dogs and Their Guardians

Giving Your Dog The Confidence They Deserve

At-Home Behavior Modification Training for Waco, Texas Dogs And Their Guardians

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Does Your Anxious, Scared, or Aggressive Dog Leave You Feeling Exhausted And Helpless?

Imagine a calm, confident, and happy dog who loves spending time with you. That’s what we want for every one of our clients – and we know we can get there with your help. We offer behavior modification training to help overwhelmed, stressed out dog parents and scared, anxious and aggressive dogs.

We use only the best techniques backed by science to help your pup become a well-behaved, relaxed member of the family.

How At-Home Training Works

Tell Us About Yourselves

Submit an online form so we can learn more about you, your dog, and your training needs. We'll respond via email with next steps or provide a referral if applicable.

Meet Your Dog Trainer

We begin with a consultation in the comfort of your own home, complete with resources and solutions to get you started. Then we recommend a program that targets your priority training goals.

Learn How To Train

We’ll meet weekly to teach YOU how to train your dog. You will learn techniques and games that help replace unwanted behaviors with new habits you both love.

Enjoy Life With Your Dog

You'll have the peace of mind of a more predictable life with your dog. Plus, you will feel confident in your own ability to continue their training. If new goals arise, we'd love to help you reach them!

Consultations last approximately 2 hours and are priced at $150.

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROGRAMS

Reactive Dog Rehab

Sometimes our dogs have big reactions (e.g., barking, lunging, whining) to everyday things that are no big deal to us. No matter where your pup is on the spectrum of reactivity, we can help YOU improve your dog’s feelings about what works them up.

During your consultation, we’ll learn about your dog, their behavior history, and your training goals. We will tailor the program to fit your individual needs and help you and your pup overcome your specific struggles.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Read your dog’s body language to interpret their emotional state
  • Prevent your dog from overreacting to their triggers
  • Teach your dog how to feel more positively about their triggers
  • Teach your dog new coping skills using marker training
  • Redirect your dog if they overreact

What’s Included:

  • 4 hours of 1-on-1 training sessions
  • Email/text support from your trainer
  • A manual of training games, homework guide, & educational resources
  • Training video library to support visual learners
  • Enrichment gift (sample kit of long-lasting digestible chews)
  • The Confident Hound branded training folder, treat pouch, and clicker

INVESTMENT:

4-week program (minimum): $500
Additional sessions: $80

Reactive Dog Rehab + Leash Skills

Have you been avoiding walking your dog because they’re either pulling you to every mail box or  flipping out at the sight of another dog or person? We’ve been there – pulling on leash coupled with reactivity made walking our first dog, Artemis, a nightmare.

We believe walks should be stress-relieving for you and your dog, not stress-inducing. That’s why we created a 6-week program that combines the curriculum of our Reactive Dog Rehab and Leash The Hounds programs. We’ve helped so many dogs and their people overcome this issue and feel confident stepping back outside together again.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Find your dog’s ideal form of physical exercise
  • Teach your dog to put on their harness and leash without a hassle
  • Teach your dog to wait at doors when departing for walks
  • Minimize reactions and pulling on leash through decompression walks
  • Teach your dog to follow your movements and directional cues
  • Teach your dog to walk on a loose leash in a neighborhood setting
  • Read your dog’s body language to interpret their emotional state
  • Prevent your dog from overreacting to their triggers
  • Teach your dog how to feel more positively about their triggers
  • Redirect your dog if they do overreact
  • Teach your dog new coping skills using marker training
  • Teach your dog to check-in and come back to you if they reach the end of the leash

What’s Included:

  • 7 hours of 1-on-1 training sessions
  • Email/text support from your trainer
  • A manual of training games, homework guide, & educational resources
  • Training video library to support visual learners
  • Enrichment gift (sample kit of long-lasting digestible chews)
  • The Confident Hound branded training folder, treat pouch, and clicker
  • Loaned walking equipment (e.g., harness, leash, long-line, etc)
  • 10% discount on follow-up training programs
  • Admittance to Reactive Dog Recovery Group

Investment: $750

Custom Program

Our custom program addresses your dog’s very specific needs if the curated program doesn’t fit your goals. Your trainer will design a program tailored just for your dog and their individual needs. If your dog is struggling with complex or serious behavior issues, our custom program is the best option to focus on helping your dog overcome their specific triggers!

Things We Can Work On:

  • Fear or anxiety around strangers
  • Aggressive behavior towards people or other animals
  • Resource guarding
  • Noise sensitivity to things like thunder or fireworks
  • Fear of riding in the car
  • And Much More!

INVESTMENT:

4-week program (minimum): $500
Additional sessions: $80

Ready To Build A Confident Dog?

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