Our Methodology

The Canine Center’s unique training methodology is the culmination and refinement of a combined 75 years of experience and successful application to over 16,000 dogs and clients. Our methods are free from pain, intimidation, and fear, relying instead on developing your dog’s behavior through reward, praise, trust and balanced relationships.

We are a dog training and behavior center of excellence that is often preferred and recommended by veterinarians, rescue organizations, as well as other dog training professionals.

Our philosophy and mission are quite simple. We want to help you enjoy life with your dog.  Dogs are bred to be companions for humans, so naturally they thrive on human connection.  We believe that by creating a relationship founded on trust is key to a successful dog/owner partnership.

Located on 14-acres of natural Texas land, our facility creates the absolute best learning environment for you and your dog. We are equipped with 8 dedicated outdoor training fields (including our covered event/class field and four loaded agility courses) over a mile of onsite hiking trails and a wet weather creek. We have all the right resources to ensure your dog is set up for success all while learning the right kinds of behavior.

Meet Our Team

16,000+ Dogs Trained

12000+ Class Sessions

75+ Years of Experience

Shari

Dir. Of Training & Behavior Programs, trainer, behavior consultant

Shari & Stormer pic@2x

Chris

Trainer

Chris Stringer, Dog Trainer

Margaret

Business Manager

Margaret Byrd is the office manager

Inka

Trainer

Inka Wolter

Pam

Trainer

Pam is a trainer

Ruthie

Assistant Trainer

Ruthie Wedig, Dog Trainer

Alexa

Assistant Trainer

Alexa Kuehn, Dog Trainer

Leana

Tutor

Lea is a tutor

Amy

Training Apprentice

Amy Frye, Dog Trainer

Lea

Office

Lea works in the office

Becky

Yoga Instructor, Psychotherapist

Becky Davis, Yoga Instructor, Psychotherapist

Abby

Office

Abby works in the office

Maida

Trainer

Maida is a trainer

Melissa

Recess

Meet Melissa

Payton

Recess

Meet Payton

Nataile

Tutor, Training Apprentice

Natalie is a tutor and training apprentice

Wayne

Office

Wayne - Office@2x

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