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  • It’s obvious that you all love dogs and it makes me feel good about leaving my boy with you every day.” – Sandy G
  • Thank you Urban tails for the great care and love you provide for our puppy.” – Benjamin M.
  • With everyone, including the dogs, so happy and friendly, I know that Urban Tails provides an excellent service.” – Christine T.
  • Urban Tails always reassures me they're doing a great job when Rambo comes home happy and calm.” – Jennifer J.
  • We could not be more pleased with Trunks training.” – Jane P.
  • Monica was a fantastic trainer and broke everything down into manageable steps.” – Group Class Participant

Dog Training in Houston, TX      

At Urban Tails, our goal is to help owners understand their dog's behavior and to make training fun for you and your dog by using up-to-date, proven positive-reward based techniques to shape good dog behavior. Our dog training is designed to teach you and your dog behaviors that will be useful in your everyday life. We have a variety of training programs available so you can find the right program that suits your needs. Feel free to contact us to discuss having one of our experienced trainers develop a program just for you!

Lodge & Train

Our Lodge and Train program is great for owners who are short on time or are going on vacation and want their dog trained by our experienced trainers during their stay.

The Lodge and Train program focuses on teaching the basic commands and manners every well-behaved dog should know, such as sitting for petting and loose leash walking, even with distractions. In addition, one of our trainers will work with you on developing a customized training plan for your dog that will meet your own personal training goals.

Play & Train

For those owners who prefer to snuggle with their dogs at home at the end of the day we offer the Play and Train program. Similar to our Lodge and Train program, but instead of leaving your dog over night with us you will pick them up at the end of the day. Owners received training reports and handouts at the end of each day so they can keep track of their dog’s progress.

Group Classes

Our fun group classes teach you how to better understand your dog's behavior and how to get them to follow commands, even with the distraction of other dogs and owners. Multiple class levels available! Our classes are limited in size so everyone receives personalized attention. See our “Upcoming Group Classes” for classes starting soon.

Private Lessons

Private lessons allow our trainers to work one-on-one with owners to address specific behavior issues or training goals. Lessons are done at the owner's home or here at Urban Tails.

Puppy Training at Urban Tails- Houston’s Premier Puppy Professionals!

Did you know the optimal time to start training and socializing your puppy is at 10-12 weeks of age? Starting your puppy's training and socialization off correctly in the beginning will shape what type of dog they grow up to be AND help avoid unwanted behavior later on like separation anxiety, fearfulness, and aggression.

On-Going Levels Classes

We offers the most flexible group training classes available known as "Levels Training." Levels obedience training is a group program offering unlimited training session during the period you are enrolled.  
With a levels membership, you can come to our drop-in classes as often as you like for as long as you'd like. Get as much or as little training as you want or need based on your own expectations for your dog.   You can jump around week to week based on your own schedule.  Don’t worry about falling behind! You can attend any class for the level you are in, plus any lower level as well.  
Check our schedule to see when each level is offered. Move through all four levels or choose to stay at a lower level. The choice is yours!

 LEVEL 1: Getting Started  Level 1 will introduce the basic commands sit, down, and the name game. We'll also work on problem behaviors such as jumping, play-biting and housetraining. All dogs (even those with prior training) start in level 1. Requirements to move to Level 2: Dog can sit and down on command. Dog will respond readily to his name with mild distractions.

 LEVEL 2: Basic Manners We'll work on walking politely on a loose leash without pulling, paying attention to the owner while walking, and ignoring other dogs while walking. We'll also begin working on come and stay. Level 2 includes problem-solving information for behaviors such as barking, digging, chewing, etc.   Requirements to move to Level 3: Dog can walk nicely around the training area with attention on owner (and no pulling) with other dogs 4-5 feet away. Dog will come when called on leash with mild distractions.

 LEVEL 3: ADDING DISTRACTIONS.  We'll work on a long-distance come command, stay with distractions, loose-leash walking past distractions, and some distance commands. Requirements to move to Level 4: Dog will stay for 30 seconds with mild distractions and owner standing on the leash. Dog will walk with a loose leash past other dogs with leash over owner's shoulder. Dog will come from 20 feet away with moderate distractions.

 LEVEL 4: ADVANCED TRAINING.  We'll work on polishing the come command and teaching an emergency come, strengthen the stay command by teaching the dog to stay for longer periods of time at a greater distance from the owner, work on turns and automatic sit in heeling.  Level 4 goals: Dog can heel off-leash past other dogs and distractions. Dog will stay 10 feet away from owner for 3 minutes with distractions. Dog will come off leash past distractions from 30 feet away. Level 4 is excellent preparation for the Canine Good Citizen Test.

Potty Puppy

Our Puppy Potty Programs have proven quite popular and are hugely successful. These programs partner the expertise of our Puppy Potty Trainers with you, the Parent, to give your puppy good potty manners at home. We help you set goals and design the optimum program based on your unique needs.

Simply drop your puppy off for the day and our puppy training experts will handle the potty training, crate training, and play time! At night you'll be given a helpful potty protocol to follow to make your puppy successful.

Potty & Train

This program combines our popular Potty Training program with important early puppy training and socialization. During your puppies daily stay with us our training experts will focus on not only potty and crate training, but also crucial socialization with people and other dogs. Plus, basic puppy manners and simple obedience commands.

Potty, Lodge & Train

Our Potty, Lodge & Train program is the total puppy starter program. Like our Potty & Train program, your puppy will spend his or her day here at Urban Tails getting consistent potty training, crate training, and learning basic obedience and manners. At night your puppy will go home with one of our “Puppy Coaches” so they will receive overnight potty training, supervision, and plenty of snuggles.

Upcoming Group Classes in Houston

  • Orientation/Training Seminar - March 17th at 9:30am

Contact us for all the details: (713) 658-0900 or