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We are positive dog trainers who use the latest techniques in motivational dog training, and help you solve problems with your companion dogs. Positive dog trainers who will help build your dogs into confident, happy dogs that enjoy life with their benevolent leaders. We are positive dog behavior specialists who bring solutions to even the most distressing behavior problems you may be experiencing with your dogs.

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Below is a text based site map of the dog training services in Katy, Fulshear and Houston, TX offered by dogsmart

Dog Training in Katy, TX, Fulshear, TX, Houston, TX dogsmart and Sit.Stay.Obey Academy teaches in-home puppy training classes in Katy, Fulshear, Richmond  and Ft. Bend county.  dogsmart also handles behavior cases related to fear and aggression in the Houston, Katy, Fulshear, Richmond  and Ft. Bend county areas.

Professional Houston Dog Trainer Curtiss Lanham, CPDT-KA and Sheila Bertelsen offers in-home dog training and canine behavior counseling in Houston, TX, West Houston, Katy, Fulshear, Richmond, Sugar Land and other parts of Harris County, Ft. Bend County, Brazoria County and Montgomery County. Curtiss is a recognized expert in dog behavior in the greater Houston areas. Curtiss and his wife Melba were active in dog rescue in Texas with American Brittany Rescue.  They also train foster dogs and teach people who foster dogs in the Houston and Texas areas how to train and care for the dogs in their home. Sheila Bertelsen is a certified dog trainer

Method dogsmart uses classical and operant conditioning in dog training and behavior problems. This science based method of dog training helps our clients solve a wide range of dog training and canine behavior problems. We exclusively use reinforcement –based dog training including clicker training. All of our methods are positive, force free and nonviolent.

Dog Bite Cases Houston and Katy dog trainer Curtiss Lanham and Sheila Bertelsen have in-depth experience helping people with canine problem behavior cases. These complicated canine behavior problems take extra care and attention. Living with a dog with serious reactivity and aggression issues is difficult and often very emotional. Pricing for these very difficult cases goes beyond the scope of normal dog training.

Houston and surrounding areas Most in-home dog training in the Katy, Fulshear, Richmond and West Houston areas is covered by a general training fee. Some dog training in Harris County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County and Galveston County may be subject to a travel fee.

Canine Fear and Aggression is separate from dog bite behavior modification. More than half of the dog training in Houston, Katy, Fulshear and Richmond areas covered by dogsmart involves some element of canine fear and aggression.

Adolescent dog training Houston and Katy dog trainer Curtiss Lanham and Sheila Bertelsen specialize in puppy development and adolescent dog behavior. Common adolescent dog behavior problems include inappropriate elimination (house soiling), destructive chewing, digging, pulling on leash, jumping on visitors and play biting. dogsmart offers private in home dog training in Houston and surrounding areas for these an other problems.

Puppy Training Houston puppy classes are a great option for many families. For those Houston families wanting safe in-home training for puppies dogsmart offers the puppy pre-school program for puppies and adolescent dogs.

Dog training information and general dog related info is available on the Our Links page. dogsmart and sit.stay.obey academy also has recommendations for nonviolent reinforcement-based dog training books, DVD’s and workshops.

You can contact dogsmart dog training in Fulshear, TX at 281.346.2505. Or send us an e-mail at
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You can contact Sit.Stay.Obey Academy dog training in Fulshear and Katy, TX at 281.770.3250, or send Sheila an e-mail at or check her website for more info: 

Houston TX dog trainer Sheila Bertelsen, Sit.Stay.Obey Academy serving Houston, Katy, Fulshear is a preferred training partner of dogsmart.

dogsmart and specializing in reinforcement-based dog training for canine fear and aggression in Katy, TX, Fulshear, TX, Houston, TX and Richmond, TX.