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Dog Training Services

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Though we would love to train your dog forever, our goal is to give you the tools you need to confidently train your dog for the rest of their life so that you don't need us. That’s why we don’t just train dogs: we teach owners how to train their dogs.

  • Share

    Tell us about your training needs by completing a brief Dog Training Inquiry Form

  • Chat

    We'll review your inquiry form and reach out to schedule a 15-minute phone call. During this call we will discuss the process, training methods, and give you an opportunity to ask questions. Then we will book your consultation!

  • Consult

    During this 90-minute consultation in your home, we will:

    • Learn about your dog's history and behavior
    • Identify your goals and build a custom training plan
    • Implement some immediate solutions and start training your dog

    Pricing: $95 for homes within service area ($0.58 per mile for travel outside service area)

  • Train!

    60-minute Training Sessions typically held weekly

    • Packages available in 3 sessions ($195) or 5 sessions ($325)
    • Individual sessions ($65) available to existing clients who would like a check-in/booster

How We Train

We offer private training lessons with you and your dog in the comfort of your home.

While most people picture taking their dog to a group class, private lessons are actually the ideal option for training your dog. Typically, your home is where the problem behaviors occur and where your dog will feel focused enough to learn. Depending on your training goals, private lessons may extend into the surrounding community. Sessions last 60 minutes and are accompanied by a homework handout for practice between sessions.

We use positive reinforcement training methods that are free of force, fear, pain, intimidation, and coercion.

Instead of “correcting” your dog for doing something ‘bad’, we work to prevent the unwanted behavior in the first place and teach your dog to do something you love instead. We reward your dog for making good choices and in turn those bad habits are replaced with behaviors you both enjoy. We choose this method of training because it is ethical, effective, efficient, and works for every dog.

Group Classes & Workshops

(Coming Soon)

We are currently on the hunt for a great location in Waco, TX to hold group dog training classes.

Follow us on social media (@theconfidenthound ) to be the first to know when classes become available.

We’d also love to hear from you about what types of classes or special topic workshops you would like us to offer. You can email us your ideas at classes@theconfidenthound.com

Here is a list of classes and workshops we hope to offer to the Waco community:

  • Puppy Socialization
  • Basic Manners
  • Advanced Manners
  • Introduction to Dog Agility
  • Reactive Dog Walking Workshop
  • Happy Vet/Groomer Visits

Dog Shelter and Rescue Support

Mike with Stanley courtesy of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

We’ve spent over a thousand hours volunteering in shelter/rescue environments and working with families post-adoption to prevent dogs from being returned. Shelter dogs don’t necessarily have unique issues that other dogs lack, but the behavior of newly adopted dogs can sometimes be baffling to their families.

With all the behavior problems we have encountered, we’ve yet to meet a dog who couldn’t be improved by positive-reinforcement.

Working with shelter and rescue dogs is very rewarding and central to our mission, which is why we reserve a discounted client spot at all times for a shelter or rescue in need.

Some of the services we offer:

  • Behavior evaluations and recommendations
  • Training sessions at your facility or in a foster home
  • Adoption counseling
  • Consultation on managing a volunteer program
  • Seminars/training for staff or volunteers

If you run a shelter or rescue in Central Texas and would like our help, please contact us at rescue@theconfidenthound.com.

Lisa with Bear and Betsy at Fuzzy Friends Rescue