Animal training is a vital component to forging a happy, healthy life with your pet!
However, it can be hard to choose an excellent trainer. The industry is largely unregulated with no minimum requirements or third-party oversight. That means anyone can call themselves a trainer and charge you for their (maybe not-so-great) services! Imagine if just anyone could call themselves a dentist!
Here are the trainers in the Greater Houston area we recommend. Each has earned a certification (and sometimes multiple certifications!) from a third-party organization that ensures they:
- Have a good working knowledge of animal behavior and the science of how animals learn
- Are up-to-date on their continuing education (there’s always new research coming out!)
- Adhere to a standard professional codes of ethics
Trainers We Recommend
These trainers have gone through the Friends For Life Behavior Volunteer program or have worked under one of our Behavior experts.
Ear To Tail
Beth Brown, CCBC CPDT-KA
Works with: Cats, dogs
Sherry Waddell, CPDT-KA
Works with: Dogs
Other Recommended Houston-Area Trainers
Teri’s Canine Companion
Teri Mercatante, MS, CBCC-KA
Dogs Gone Good
Tricia Fagan, CPDT-KA
Canine Connection Training
Corrina Bright, MS. Ed, CPDT-KA
351 Columbia Memorial Pkwy,
League City, TX 77573
Soulful Canine Services