Megan Coleman CPDT-KA


Dog Training Methods

A positive approach to dog training and behavior modification

     Train Your Dog's training and behavior modification methods are evidence based, gentle, and they work! 

     Hiring a dog trainer can be overwhelming! There are many dog training methods, and finding a qualified trainer can be a challenge. You can rest easy knowing that my methods are based on the latest scientific research, and are constantly evolving to reflect the gold standard in the dog training industry. You and your dog are individuals, so your custom training plan will reflect your specific dog training goals and needs.

     My dog training methods use the concepts of learning theory to increase or decrease behavior through rewards, taking away rewards, and changing the environment. Rewards can be treats, toys, praise, going on a walk, or anything else that your dog enjoys. You wouldn't work for nothing in exchange, so why would we expect our dogs to?

     Understanding what your dog is trying to say can make a huge difference in behavior and training. One of my favorite parts of teaching dog owners is helping them speak their dog's language: body language. I can teach you to pick up on all the subtle things your dog is trying to tell you, and how to use your body language to communicate.

    Train Your Dog provides everything from basic dog training and leash skills, to behavior modification for reactivity, fear, and aggression. 

     There is a special place in my heart for the difficult dogs. After years of living with my own challenging dog, and working with countless tough behavior cases at animal shelters, I've learned many techniques and strategies that will help you and your dog succeed.

     I regularly attend dog behavior seminars, read books, and keep up with new techniques in the industry, so that I can better help you and your dog. I am a certified professional dog trainer in Bastrop, Texas, and serve Austin and surrounding areas. Being a CPDT-KA not only guarantees my knowledge and expertise in dog training, but that I  also adhere to the code of ethics and humane hierarchy established by the CCPDT.

     If you would like to learn more about my techniques and philosophies, please reach out. I'm happy to talk about what I do and believe, and want you to feel 100% comfortable and confident with the methods being used to train your dog.

Enjoy your dog again

I'm not just a dog person, I'm a people person. Am I great at training dogs, you betcha! Am I great at teaching humans? It's my favorite part of the job!

Through dog training, I can show you how to get your dog to listen, stop nuisance behaviors like pulling on leash, or jumping on visitors, and let you get back to enjoying the company of your dog!

Ready to have a better behaved dog?