Dog Training Dallas, Texas

Providing effective dog training programs to our Dallas, TX clients, we are proud to be the recommended dog trainer for the Dallas Metro area.

We proudly offer a variety of dog training and dog related programs in the Dallas, Texas Metro area. A few of our services include: In Home Dog Training, In-Kennel Training, Private Lessons, Behavior Modification and Group Dog Training Classes. The trainers at Highland Canine Training, LLC are known for their ability to successfully diagnose and rehabilitate problem dog behaviors. Our goal is to provide dog owners in Dallas, TX with the dog training solutions that will work for them and their dog. Focusing on helping to foster better relationships and providing dog training that is reliable, our Dallas, TX dog trainer is committed to helping her clients create customized programs that work. We are known for working with dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages and specialize in dogs that others dog trainers consider to be aggressive, difficult or hard to train. We have successfully rehabilitated hundreds of dogs that others suggested be euthanized. Our Dallas, Texas dog trainer offers professional, effective dog training services based on humane and motivational techniques. We promise to treat all dogs and their owners with respect and courtesy, and encourage responsible dog ownership. Free evaluations are offered upon request.

Our Dallas Dog Trainer

Our Dallas, Texas dog trainer, Rachelle Yates, employs simple and effective methods for training dogs and teaching pet dog owners. Her approach is quite simple: educate dog owners on the proper techniques to understand and properly communicate with their dogs to build a positive, productive and lasting relationship. Experienced in utilizing a number of tools and methods for training dogs, Rachelle teaches clients how to properly utilize clicker training, positive reinforcement and motivational skills training, as well as remote collar training to reach their dogs full potential.

Rachelle happily works with dog owners and dogs of all breeds, ages, sizes, temperaments, and behavior problems throughout the Dallas, TX area. She continuously works with clients that have dogs with behavioral issues to help effectively rehabilitate them. She focuses on teaching owners how to properly communicate, read, and understand their dog’s behavior and mind in order to ensure that they have the knowledge to maintain their dog’s training for life.  Rachelle’s compassion for dogs and dog training clearly shows by her dedication and the manner in which she interacts with clients and their four-legged family members. She desires to teach each and every client how to have a companion, not just a dog, by using clear, methodical, and effective methods. Rachelle realizes every dog is different, therefore her treatment plan for each dog is specific. Her patient approach to training is designed to foster consistent behavior. To Rachelle you are not just another client. Previously a wedding coordinator, veterinarian technician and animal care attendant, she thoroughly understands the importance of personal communication emphasizing on customer service and meeting your needs, but also seeing results with your dog. She provides her undivided attention to ensure that you are learning, your dog is learning, and that you have the proper building blocks to continue fostering a strong and healthy relationship with your dog. Dog training services offered in Dallas, Texas include Private Lessons, In-Home Training, In Kennel Training, Group Classes, Behavior Modification, and Abandoned to Adored. Rachelle can discuss your concerns with you to help you decide on the best training option for your dog.

Our Dallas, Texas dog trainer, Rachelle Yates, employs simple and effective methods for training dogs and teaching pet dog owners. Rachelle’s compassion for dogs and training shows through her dedication and the manner in which she interacts with her clients, two legged and four legged. Her approach is quite simple: educate dog owners on the proper techniques to understand and properly communicate with their dogs to build a positive, productive and lasting relationship. She is experienced in utilizing a number of different tools and methods for training dogs to help reach the best results possible. Rachelle teaches clients how to properly utilize clicker training, positive reinforcement and motivational skills training, as well as remote collar training to reach their dogs full potential. She provides her undivided attention to make sure you are learning, your dog is learning, and that you have the proper building blocks to continue fostering a healthy relationship to maintain your dog’s training for life.

Rachelle is a graduate of the School for Dog Trainers at Highland Canine Training, LLC where she finished in the top of her class. Along with her formal education in dog training and behavior modification, she also volunteers her time working with rescue and shelter dogs to maintain her skills and to educate people on the importance of adopting a dog. She happily works with and trains dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments, regardless of their history. She is passionate about working with dogs and people and she understands that the needs of each dog and client is different. Her services are designed to fit the individual needs of her clients. She puts an emphasis on personal customer service because she understands the importance of communication and her outgoing personality makes her easy to talk to. To find out which training option will best suit you and your dog, give Rachelle a call at 214.535.7768 or via email at Rbuckner@highlandcanine.com

Rachelle lives in the countryside of McKinney, TX along with 3 dogs she adopted over the years; Eli the Italian Greyhound, Misha the Catahoula mix and Ginger the Shepherd/Boxer mix.

She attended Baylor University and graduated Cum Laude from University of North Texas with a BAS in Psychology and Spanish and a minor in Biology. She was on the Deans list every semester for personal excellence and invited to be a member of Golden Key International Honor Society. She later studied abroad in Spain.

Rachelle previously worked as the lead Wedding Coordinator at Bella Donna Chapel located in Mckinney, TX providing impeccable customer service and happily assisted couples turn their fairytale wedding into reality.  She was Veterinarian Technician and Animal Care Attendant at McKinney Animal Hospital providing top notch care to the pets of the McKinney community and surrounding areas, along with a quality bather at Mutt Puddle in McKinney. Rachelle also worked as a part time babysitter/after school care through Seeking Sitters, a nationally recognized babysitting company, and also independently through recommendations of families.

Rachelle served as a volunteer at Mane Gait Therapeutic Horsemanship helping children and adults with disabilities move beyond their boundaries by gaining strength and confidence with the equine companion  She has also volunteered at the SPCA of McKinney, the leading animal welfare agency in North Texas

She also attended the  Zoological Marine Camp at Seaworld in San Antonio, Texas where she worked side by side with trainers and marine mammals. She studied and learned about animal care, nutrition, husbandry, rehabilitation, enrichment, behavior, and training.

As an intern at Gulf Breeze Zoo in Florida, Rachelle was educated in wildlife animal behavior, diet, and husbandry. She worked with and helped maintain a variety of farm animals. There, she worked with budgies, birds or prey, otters, monkeys, alligators, llamas, deer, bears, lorikeets, tigers, lions, giant tortoise, emus, ostriches, gorillas, bongos, antelopes, chimps, muntjac, watusi, capybaras, and giraffes.

Rachelle also served as a docent at Frank Buck Zoo in Gainsville, TX where she guided tours and explained the history and background of specific animals to visitors.

Dog Training Services

Because, we understand that each dog is different, and every owner has different needs. We proudly offer a variety of dog training services and our programs can be customized to meet your individual needs. Whether you are starting out with a new puppy or dealing with an aggressive dog, we have an affordable and effective solution for you. We provide dog training for all breeds and all ages and we specialize in effectively resolving problem behaviors. We offer FREE consultations where we can evaluate your particular needs and help you determine which training program will allow your dog to reach its highest potential while keeping training fun and results oriented. We also understand that our dog training will never be completely successful unless our clients have a solid understanding of how to effectively work with their dog. That’s why we place as much emphasis on training people as we do with dogs. Our training programs are the most comprehensive dog training programs available and are veterinarian recommended and guaranteed for life!

In Kennel Dog Training

Highland Canine Training, Dallas Texas offers In Kennel Dog Training Programs for dog owners who do not have the time to complete the necessary foundation training that is required to take their dogs training to the level they need and desire. Our In Kennel training is a great option for dog owners with busy lifestyles, those going out of town for work or vacation, and owners who do not have the skills to train their dog or rehabilitate problem behaviors. We offer a number of different In Kennel dog training programs to fit your individual needs and budget. With our In Kennel training programs, your dog will not only get the training and attention that they need, but they will also have the opportunity to socialize and play with other appropriate dogs. Dogs attending our In Kennel training stay onsite with our Dallas trainer in an indoor, climate controlled kennel space to ensure their safety and comfort. There is no certain time to sign up; we work with your schedule and the availability of our kennel space. We recommend placing a deposit to secure a spot once our kennels open up. We simply require enough food to last your dog during their stay, an up-to-date copy of vaccinations, and any medications that the dog may need during their stay. If your dog is on a raw diet or any other special diet, we happily accommodate this need. If your dog needs a little more time learning certain behaviors or working on problematic issues, our Dallas trainer will contact you and work with the dog longer than the allotted time, if needed, at no extra charge to you. Rachelle wants to guarantee results and make sure all training is complete. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards. Please feel free to call our Dallas, Texas trainer at 214.535.7768 or via email at Rbuckner@highlandcanine.com if you have any further questions. We also offer discounts for multiple dogs from the same family, so if you have several dogs you need trained, bring them along and save money too!

Private Lessons

Let’s focus on your priorities, needs, and training goals with our undivided attention. Highland Canine Training Dallas, Texas offers a variety of Private Lesson dog training programs in your home any time that fits best with your schedule. With Private Lessons, our trainer visits your home once a week for an hour. Our Private Lesson dog training program is a great option for owners who want to be involved throughout their dog’s training and who have an adequate amount of time to set aside to work with their dog. Private Lessons are especially beneficial for dogs who have medical conditions or who do not do well in a kennel environment. Our Private Lessons are organized to fit your needs and to help you achieve your goals with your dog’s training. Each week we will teach a new skill, review the skill from the previous week, and answer any questions or concerns that may come up during your week of training. We are also more than happy to provide tips and advice on better training and successfully living with your dog. Our experienced and professional trainer is dedicated to teaching you how to train your dog and will teach you how to successfully take your dog through all three phases of training to ensure that you have a reliable, well-rounded, and well-behaved dog. Our trainer will explain and demonstrate proven training methods as well as identify small mistakes that lead to frustrating miscommunications and misunderstandings for both dog and their owner. Our Private Lessons are designed to help give you confidence and build your skills to continue training and building a solid foundation with your dog. However, with private lessons, you are required to do your “homework” throughout the week to make sure that you get your desired results. Please feel free to call or email if you have any further questions. We offer discounts for dogs adopted from shelters and rescue organizations. Our training is Veterinarian Recommended and Guaranteed!

In Home Dog Training

Highland Canine Training Dallas, Texas offers a variety of In Home Dog Training options for owners that want their dog trained efficiently without kenneling them. With our In Home training programs, we come to your home and spend several hours training your dog to ensure that they are well mannered members of your family. Our In Home training packages allow our dog trainer an opportunity to work with our clients one-on-one and to observe the dog in their natural environment. This is a convenient option for owners who have a busy work schedule and are comfortable with not being present during your dog’s training. With our In Home dog training programs, our trainer visits your home two times each week and work with your dog for several hours during each session. These training sessions will involve focused training exercises, walks through your neighborhood, and socialization exercises when necessary. Once each week, the trainer will work individually with the owner(s) and other members of the family to show them what the dog has learned and what they have accomplished during their training sessions that week. This session will also give the dog owners an opportunity to ask questions about the training and get advice on how to maintain the training and good behaviors that have been instilled in each session.

Our In Home training programs are another convenient training option for you and your dog. Our programs are affordable and effective and will help you gain a better understanding of your dog’s behaviors, as well as helping you develop a well rounded member of your family.

Behavior Modification

Highland Canine Training Dallas, Texas offers Dog Behavior Modification programs for owners with dogs that exhibit difficult and problematic behaviors. We work with dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes with a variety of problems such as aggression, fighting, biting, resource guarding, phobias, shyness, fears, anxiety and neurotic behaviors. If you consider your dog “unable to be fixed”, you have come to the right place! With the knowledge obtained through years of working with problematic dogs we are confident that we can find the solution to your problem with effective and patient methods of training. We utilize proven, scientific techniques and applied behavior analysis along with sound operant conditioning principles to ensure that behavior problems are resolved in a safe and efficient way.

An initial evaluation and behavioral analysis interview is required to properly diagnose your dog’s issues and determine the root causes of the problems. Your initial evaluation is free of charge. Our behavior modification programs are customized to each individual dog and their owner, as no two dogs are alike and each problem may stem from a different source. Understanding the behavior and cause is the first step to successful rehabilitation. A plan of action is then set in place to ensure the success of our program and the rehabilitation of your dog.

If you are experiencing behavior problems with your dog and have questions or want more information on our dog behavior modification programs, feel free to contact us.  Unfortunately, we cannot resolve your problems or diagnose behavior over the phone, but we will schedule a time to evaluate your dog free of charge. Based on this evaluation, we will be able to better suggest a behavior modification program suitable for you and your dog that will get you the best results.

Dog Group Classes

Basic Obedience Group Class is our most popular class and is a great place for many dogs and owners to start.  This six-week class teaches dogs and owners basic on-leash skills such as sit, down, stay, come, heel, and place. This class is also designed to help owners deal with problems such as pulling on the leash, jumping on people, and other common concerns. This class is also beneficial for socializing your dog with new environments, new people, and dogs. Check out our Events page or Facebook page for more information on our next Basic Obedience Group Class. You will be given homework every week, which gives you an opportunity to work with your dog at home and return to class with any questions and to flaunt what you practiced! Classes meet once a week for an hour for 6 weeks. Get ready to learn! For more information on upcoming obedience classes, please contact our Dallas, Texas trainer at 214.535.7768 or via email at Rbuckner@highlandcanine.com.

Dog Training Dallas TX

An alarming number of dogs are discarded and placed in shelters each year primarily because they exhibit unwanted behaviors or aggression. At Highland Canine Training, LLC we understand that these same dogs, with the proper training and communication, can make some of the most loyal and adoring family dogs. We strive to ensure that each dog reaches their utmost potential and becomes a reliable and faithful companion.

Let us show you that your dog does not have to be a part of these statistics. With proper training and improved communication, you can have the well-mannered dog that you want. Highland Canine Training, LLC proudly offers a variety of dog training and dog behavior services in the Greater Dallas, Texas area. We offer In Home Dog Training, In-Kennel Training, Private Lessons, Behavior Modification and Group Classes so that you have a training option that fits within your schedule and budget.

Our goal is to provide dog training clients in Dallas, TX with the dog training solutions that will work for them and their dog to foster better relationships and provide dog training that will endure. We work with dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages and specialize in dogs that others dog trainers consider “hard to train”. We have been able to successfully rehabilitate hundreds of dogs that others suggested to euthanize. Highland Canine Training offers professional, effective dog training services based on humane and motivational techniques. Best of all, you and your dog will be able to enjoy a more productive relationship for a lifetime. After training and with improved behavior, your dog will get more walks, enjoy more playtime and be allowed more freedom than ever before.

Unlike many academic dog behaviorists, who will simply waste your time and money, Rachelle provides real-time solutions to dog aggression and other dog behavior problems. We offer simple,results oriented dog behavior modification programs and specialize in dog aggression, dog fighting, shyness, phobias and fear aggression, territorial aggression, dominance aggression, destructive behavior, barking and other dog behavior problems. We have successfully rehabilitated many dogs that were deemed to be “beyond help”, including dogs where others, including veterinarians, recommended euthanasia. Our dog behavior modification programs provide you with reliable solutions to some of the most extreme dog behaviors. Like our other programs, our behavior modification programs include a lifetime guarantee and our trainer is committed to ensuring that your dogs behaviors are maintained for life.

Serving the following areas: Dallas, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Anna, Melissa, Plano, Fairview, Prosper, Little Elm, Denton & Richardson, Texas. Contact our Dallas, Texas dog trainer at 214.535.7768 or by email at rbuckner@highlandcanine.com  We offer free evaluations and consultations to discuss your individual dog training and behavior needs. Our dog training is veterinarian recommended and guaranteed for life!

What our clients say…

The class was well structured and moved at a pace that was easy to follow. Although it was a group class, we were all given individual time with Rachelle to address our special dog’s behavioral issues. The homework assignments and handouts were excellent and are excellent resources for canine behavior.

Rachelle is very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and compassionate. Her methods are all based on positive reinforcement and nothing punitive. I enrolled to help my very timid dog become more confident. In six weeks I was amazed at how much he learned and how much more socialized he became. Rachelle instilled confidence not only in my dog, but also in me. She got us off to a great start and we will continue to work on our training.

I strongly recommend this class to every new pet owner whether you are experiencing issues or not. You will learn so much about canine behavior that you can use for the lifetime of your pet.

-Jane Stiles

Rachelle did a fantastic job with our dog Holly.  Before, Holly was so excited that we couldn’t get her to listen.  Now, we enjoy walking her without her pulling on leash!

Andrea, T.
Plano, Texas

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