How We Train

Our Training Philosophy

Our training philosophy is each dog is unique and should be trained according to their individual needs. Each dog should be evaluated to determine the best development path to ensure their success. We remove the cookie cutter approach, and look at what Fido’s and your needs really are and help you plan a healthier and happier lifestyle through training your dogs mind and body.

Our training theory at its core is built around three training principles. These principles are the core ingredients to behavior modification, whether training the family pet or teaching a police dog to find drugs. Understanding how these principles work is the secret to clear communication between you and your pet.

Timing has to do with the way a dog’s brain processes cause and effect. Timing says that any behavior a dog acts out must have a consequence within 1.3 seconds in order for the dog to associate that behavior with that consequence. Too often people praise or reprimand a dog too far after the event took place. Help your dog connect the dots of what behavior you were praising.

Consistency is clear communication between a pet and owner. It means promptly reacting the same way every time to any significant behavior your dog acts out. Dogs have a hard time understanding that you don’t want them to jump on you when you are carrying groceries in. Again, correction or praise must occur within the 1.3 seconds of the specific behavior for the dog to understand which behavior you are praising.

Motivation is what you do to influence your dog’s decision making. There are two types of motivation – positive and negative. If your dog comes to you when you ask him to, you want to make sure you positively motivate that behavior. You can do that by saying words of praise, offering a petting or maybe a treat. If your dog jumps all over you you want to provide very clear negative motivation such as ignoring the dog, withholding petting, or saying no firmly.

With these three building blocks you will find training your dog easy and progressive. Our trainers offer free evaluations and are happy to answer any question you might have. Give us a call today at 832-930-0073.

Mark Bell

If i could describe the facility using one word it would most likely be, perfect. from the day i took...
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2017-11-27T17:57:13-06:00
If i could describe the facility using one word it would most likely be, perfect. from the day i took my dog to Puptown to the day her training was over, it was great service. The staff was motivated and the facility was well kept and clean.

Roberto Torres

The best thing about Puptown is the fact that the trainers have a passion for what they do and they...
5.0
2017-11-27T17:57:57-06:00
The best thing about Puptown is the fact that the trainers have a passion for what they do and they care about you and your dogs needs. I sent my German Shepard to them for two months and they potty trained him, taught him simple commands, and also gave him protection dog training. Thanks Puptown!

Christina Terry

I can't say enough about Sheena! WOW, WOW, WOW. We can’t thank Sheena enough, she has turned our life and...
5.0
2017-11-27T17:59:02-06:00
I can't say enough about Sheena! WOW, WOW, WOW. We can’t thank Sheena enough, she has turned our life and Heidi’s life around to be more positive. It is worth what it cost PLUS tons more. You also get a LIFETIME guarantee for the dog’s life on all trained activities and knowledge. You also get FREE access to the classes that happen multiple times a month. Thank you Sheena, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU.. Let me tell you our story...We have Heidi, she is a 10 month old German Shepherd. We got her around 2 months and she was amazing but progressively got aggressive towards dogs and humans to the point where we couldn't even take her on walks or out front. If a dog was across the street she would try to get away from us to attack it. The vet office members were scared of her, my neighbors didn't want to come over, she would pull so hard on leashes I would bruise. She was fine with family but other than that she was horrible. Don't get me wrong, we loved her but were slowly giving up hope on having a "good" dog. In comes Sheena with Puptown. We met her at a Home and Garden Show in The Woodland. We boarded Heidi with her for 2 weeks for her training. When we got there to board, Heidi didn't try to attack her which was AMAZING! Sheena gave us updates on Heidi almost every day, taught her AMAZING commands that you literally have to say "free" to get her out of and specified the training for what Heidi needed. Most places have a cookie-cutter method of training, not Sheena. She views every dog as an individual and trains them in a specific way. Sheena took her to...

Elissa Queen Hessong

Love the dedication that this company has! Puptown Houston and Sheena take one on one time to make sure you...
5.0
2017-11-27T17:59:49-06:00
Love the dedication that this company has! Puptown Houston and Sheena take one on one time to make sure you get all the benefits you and your dog deserve. They handle and treat your pet as if it were their own. From group classes to private and even board and train, the options are endless. At the end of the day you will be satisfied just like I was!! My family and I highly recommend PupTown Houston!!!!"

Suzette Gregor

Completely satisfied!!! Sheena took a dog that we loved but were frustrated with and they brought back a dog that...
5.0
2017-11-27T18:00:58-06:00
Completely satisfied!!! Sheena took a dog that we loved but were frustrated with and they brought back a dog that we LOVED and everyone that is around him loves as well. He can be in any social situation from crowds to restaurants to parks with multiple children loving on him and is a complete joy....thank you Puptown and Sheena!

Shelley Austin

We rescued a 9 month old golden doodle ... We asked ourselves.... Did we make the biggest mistake of our...
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2017-11-27T18:02:10-06:00
We rescued a 9 month old golden doodle ... We asked ourselves.... Did we make the biggest mistake of our lives? Understand my husband and I are empty nesters, we have Barclay our 5 year old doodle who is a perfect fit for our relatively peaceful life.... Enter Oliver...omg sweetest bright energetic doodle who has never had any training. We found Puptown Houston/Sheena through a neighbor who Sheena had trained her doodle - Flash forward... We sent both our pups to spend 2 weeks of training - cannot express how delighted we are with the transformation! Both dogs come when called, sit, stay, heel, and best of all climb! Thank you Sheena, if anyone doubts or questions the cost.... Trust me.... It's well worth it, and.... I expect Sheena will be a friend for life ❤️ Puptown Houston!

Isabel O’Gorman

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2017-11-27T17:29:11-06:00
[section_DD] [column_DD span="12"] [text_DD]The trainers at Puptown Houston are absolutely amazing! We researched all over town and decided to send our rambunctious six month old lab pit mix puppy there for four weeks of intensive training and the results were unbelievable. Tara came back not only incredibly well behaved but truly has seemed happier [/text_DD] [/column_DD] [/section_DD]

Harland DeWitt

Sheena and her team go above and beyond. They are incredibly dedicated to the dog and the client. When after...
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2017-11-27T17:53:12-06:00
Sheena and her team go above and beyond. They are incredibly dedicated to the dog and the client. When after the first round of training our dog regressed a bit, Puptown took her back for several days to review the training with her and work on some problems--at no additional charge. Just as impressive when the training was over Sheena brought our dog to our house and went over key issues with us and the kids. Our dog is about 99% better than she was just a few months ago. We could not be more satisfied with Puptown!

Christine Derryberry

My fur baby home safe and sound! I am telling you all she is a different dog. She is happy,...
5.0
2017-11-27T17:54:06-06:00
My fur baby home safe and sound! I am telling you all she is a different dog. She is happy, loving, knows her commands, easy to walk with on a leash, happy to be home and knew exactly who I was the minute I walked in the door. When I first got her as a rescue she was all over the place. She is focused and listens! Maybe I should go there for some training. I highly recommend Pupstown Houston for training and kind caring of your dog. They even kept her for me for no charge during the storm and all the way through the process of finding a place for my mom to live. This training is also guaranteed. I can go back at anytime for more training or call if I have questions. I could not be happier and Hershey seems to be much more settled and happy as well. BIG BIG BIG shout out to Pupstown Houston. Thank you for saving both of us.

Trey Buhidar

Had a wonderful experience with the trainers and very happy with our changed puppy who came home from lodge and...
5.0
2017-11-27T17:56:15-06:00
Had a wonderful experience with the trainers and very happy with our changed puppy who came home from lodge and learn! Puptown is definitely the best place to go if you want the best for you pup. I recommended all of my friends and family to Puptown as well who have had as great of success as we did! Thanks Puptown!
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Our Students

If your pup is currently in or completed a training program they will be featured here. If you are interested in seeing what your dog is capable of learning please go thru our gallery. All training is done in a home like environment, each trainer only takes in 4-5 dogs at a time to ensure 100% dedication is given to your dog during training. Instead of the traditional kennel training of 1-2 hours of daily training, Puptown’s training is done 24/7. Your dogs will enjoy going for daily walks, outings to parks, hikes, daily play time with other dogs for socialization, and much more!

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Bolt the American Bulldog

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Athena the Silver Labrador

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Yama the French Bulldog

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Cadence the Great Dane

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Blaz the German Shepherd

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Buttercup the Golden

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Nandi the Rescue shepherd

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Hercules the German

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