Award-winning dog training resort in Houston, TX, dedicated to bringing you and your dog closer together with the help of our expert trainers.
Dog training is our specialty and our primary goal is to help you achieve harmony in your home and enrich the relationship with your dog. Our Trainers are certified in multiple specialties and we stay relevant in the most current, positive-reinforcement training techniques. Our programs are designed to fit most every dog's training and behavioral needs.
When I opened Peace Love Dogs in June 2011, my vision was to have the very best training facility in the Houston area.
Twelve years later, we have grown into an award-winning, training-first resort, where our focus remains on helping our clients improve the bond with their dogs. Along the way, we added luxury lodging and training-based daycare for our Alumni and offer master-level grooming services to everyone.
For me, it’s about improving and enriching the lives of dogs and their owners. Our commitment to integrity and love extends beyond the dogs. We don’t just train, we build relationships.
We welcome you and your dog to our PLD family!
We have a team of expert Trainers with various certifications. They will train your dog with the most relevant, positive-reinforcement training techniques and unmatched passion. We intentionally develop a relationship with your dog that will help them achieve success, and ultimately help you build an improved bond with them. Life is great with a well-behaved doggo!
We have a variety of training programs, both at our training resort and within your home environment, including Private Lessons, Puppy Preschool, Prep School and a virtual Separation Anxiety Training Program .
Let us help you find peace of mind with a healthy, happy dog that is well-trained! We can't wait to meet you and your pup(s)!
Training is life-long and our lodging programs offer packages that Include refresher training sessions while your dog stays with us. You can take a break while your dog continues to learn.
a fresh wash, a master groom, and a wag-worthy brush-out are just a few of our treatments that keep your furry companion looking fresh. If your dog is anxious in the grooming environment, we have trainers who can help!
Enroll your dog for educational, enriching training programs at our training resort or in the comfort of your home.
Prep School is an Alumni favorite! This 6-week program is perfect for families who want to be involved in training but would also love expert and dedicated help to get there faster! This program is what all the PLD families call “prep school”, and is the best of both worlds. We save you tons of time and effort with the initial training, while also training you (the humans!) along the way.
Gain the freedom to do what you love, while your dog is around. Have people over. Go to the park. Go for embarrassment-free walks. And for your dog to be comfortable in lots of different environments, too.
Not only do they listen around the house now, but they also listen around distractions - like in public and when you have company over.
It’s so much easier to enjoy life with your dog when you have the confidence of knowing they’ll listen well, even when you’re in new places or around noises, other doggos, at the vet, with kids or your friends.
In this program, your dog will spend more time with your trainer directly so it’s even less work for you in the beginning, which means they’ll be listening more reliably sooner. Then we’ll teach you how to continue and maintain your dog’s training so you and your dog are ready to enjoy life together!
PREP SCHOOL @ HOME
This 5-week program is perfect for families who would love to have the results of Prep School, but would also love the added convenience and extra (and faster!) results that come from having your dog trained right where things are happening… IN YOUR HOME. Think of it as HOMESCHOOL FOR DOGS!
Imagine the peace of mind with your dog’s training being done the fastest, most effective and enjoyable way. Avoid the Houston traffic and disruption to your work day and personal commitments, while allowing your dog to stay where they feel most comfortable and safe!
You know that your dog actually having manners and listening to you will mean more freedom for you AND your dog, and so much less stress and frustration in your day.Wish your dog would listen better or have better manners around the house? Wouldn’t it be awesome if they were calm, waited at doors, didn’t drag you down the street anymore and embarrass you by jumping all over you and your friends?
Your expert Trainer will come train your dog one-on-one throughout the week, as well as spend time with you training you so you know how to continue and maintain your dog’s training from the start.
PREP SCHOOL PREMIUM @ HOME
This program is perfect for families who would love to have the foundation of Prep School at Home, PLUS the advantages of extended professional training...still in the comfort of your home or neighborhood. It generally wraps-up in 8 weeks.
Imagine the peace of mind of your dog’s training being done the fastest, most effective and enjoyable way… perfect for your busy life, without worrying about the hardest part - the initial training, plus the extra practice and polish! And you don't have to be in the traffic and can easily work around your personal commitments for your lessons.
With our Premium program, you have the peace of mind knowing that you get more training time in a real-life setting. Your dog gets more practice and polish with skills such as “down”, “place” and “stay”. Imagine a well-practiced “wait” when you open the front door? Or the enjoyment of a dog that once pulled you on walks, now showing off excellent loose leash walking skills and even the start of a great “heel”? One of the best takeaways is the improved relationship and bond with your dog.
This program includes our long-term support… anytime you need any help with your dog’s training over the next year… something new comes up or you need a refresher, you have 3 bonus lessons for a year!
(Private Lessons In-home)
Life with a dog is so much easier when they have the ESSENTIALS!
This program is designed to help you target specific behaviors or manners, giving you the support of an expert Trainer to help you get there! In an eight-week period (or less), you and your dog will get one-on-one attention during weekly lessons. You get to learn the training techniques for when you're not with our Trainer. A great advantage to these lessons are in your home or a neutral location… or any combination that helps you!
This program is also appropriate for families with dogs that overreact to things and other dog, either in your home or when you’re in public. Depending on your dog and the long term goals, this could also be a great stepping stone for one of our Prep School programs!
Does your dog panic or act-out when left alone? Are they destructive or possibly even injuring themselves while you're not home? They could could be experiencing separation anxiety, which is one of the most difficult behavioral problems for you and your dog to overcome. You’re not alone and we can help! At PLD, we are proud to have a Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) on our team. JJ is one of less than 250 CSATs worldwide. She can help you modify your dog's behavior so you both feel less stress when you have to leave your dog at home.
Are you unsure of what you and your dog need? Click on any of the BOOK A DISCOVERY CALL buttons to schedule a time to meet with one of our Training Specialists. We're ready to help you start this journey with your pup!
As a training-first facility, Peace Love Dogs exists to strengthen the bond between family pets and their pack through education-based programs, true teamwork, and a few well-deserved treats.
Our programs prioritize training, including lodging and daycare. Dogs are always learning at our facility using positive reinforcement methods with lots of love.
We have an approachable team that will never judge you or your dog. Dog ownership and training is not easy, but we encourage both! We are staffed with professional and kind humans who love dogs and animals of all kinds and understand dog behavior to help you achieve goals. Our Trainers are certified, including but not limited to CPDT-KA, IAABC, CSAT, FPPE, CSCC, AKC Evaluator and more.
Peace Love Dogs has a modern, inviting design and is always tour-ready for clients to visit without appointments. We prioritize safety with multiple safeguards around our facility, including 6-8' fencing, a series of secure gates, fully enclosed and temperature controlled dorms, suites, training rooms and more. Our state-of-the-art wet-vac system keeps the facility, floors, dorms, and suites clean and disinfected.
Once your pup graduates from one of our prerequisite training programs, they’re officially a PLD Alumni. That means you will have Alumni perks, such as access to Alumni Lodging, Canine Academy, Refresher Days and specialty classes!
Crystal and Kay are the best! They have worked so well with Hagrid and we have seen so much improvement.
PLD is an exceptional training facility . My dog, Dixie has learned some really good behavior!
We have found the PLD team to be friendly and accommodating to the unique needs of our puppy, Winnie. Their facilities are impressive, and the best we have personally seen in Houston.
Winnie made significant progress during her training with Ivan. We could not be happier. We strongly recommend PLD for anyone looking for training or lodging for their dog. We were so happy with our first training program that we decided to book another one.
I couldn’t be more happy and impressed with the entire experience from my initial inquiry with Reception to the weekly lessons with Greg and our dog Knox. Everyone is extremely professional, responsive to all communications and every trainer/handler that I met genuinely cares.
We signed her up for prep training and we are now seeing the fruits of her work. The love, patience, skills, and professionalism of her dog trainers at PLD has been something to behold. The front desk team is friendly and welcoming. The training sessions are informative and helpful. My husband and I feel like we are gaining invaluable skills to help our dogs become the best ever. The facility is clean and bright. We are grateful we found PLD and cannot recommend them enough.
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