Training Services for Non-Military

Do you have a beloved family dog that needs to learn manners and proper behavior? Then our Basic Obedience training is what your dog needs. However, if you desire your dog to be trained as a Service Dog, we can help you do that too.

When looking for a dog to train as a service dog, here are some things to consider. If you are serious about training a Service Dog, this is not the time to rescue or rehabilitate a problem dog. Untraining bad habits takes a lot of time.

  • Confident vs. Timid — Service dogs are confident, friendly, and curious.
  • Secure vs. Insecure — Service Dogs must be able to relax in new places and new situations, including those that are loud, busy, and crowded.
  • Calm vs. Frenetic — “over the top” energy indicates a dog’s inability to exhibit self-control and may indicate anxiety.
  • Gentle vs. Rough — hard mouths, taking treats roughly, and playing roughly with other dogs and people may indicate stress and anxiety.
  • People-Centered vs. Environment-Centered — Service Dogs choose to interact with people over exploring the environment.
  • Attentive vs. Distracted — The dog should mostly pay attention to you, not what is going on everywhere else.
  • Dependent vs. Independent — A Service Dog needs to look to its handler for direction but be independent enough not to need constant cues or attention.

As it is always best to have the dog taught with the one of which they are bonded, we will teach you what you need to know to make your dog a well-behaved life partner. Our training program offers two ways to hold your dog’s lessons. Face-to-face or via remote lessons. We understand that schedules and distance can be problematic, which is why we offer remote lessons. The lesson fee must be paid prior to the session via our website.

We understand there are times when funds can be limited, which is why we offer a flexible training schedule to fit your budget and needs.

Our training fee for non-military individuals is $25 per training hour for one dog. The first session is a minimum of 2 hours. We usually suggest two training sessions per week. However, if you cannot do that, we will work with you. Our primary goal is to help you train your dog to its fullest potential.

We will never tell you a set amount of time it will take to train your dog, as each dog is different and learn at different rates. It will also depend on how much time you have to work with your dog. However, if you follow our suggested training schedule at home, your dog should learn their lessons in due time. One thing you need to understand is dogs are like children. Some love to learn, while others need some extra time and understanding.

If you are doing remote training, you will need to pay when scheduling your session. Email our Head Trainer at Desiree@angelswithpaws.org to book an appointment date and time. Please provide your name, dog’s name and breed/age, the level of training you desire, and phone number In your email. Payment must be received before your remote session can begin. Our payment form is below.

You can also call or text Desiree at 409 926-8415 daily from 8 am to 8 pm with additional questions.

Our advanced training services include Comfort/Companion, Therapy, and Certified Service Dogs.

We also offer training and administer testing for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC (Canine Good Citizen, AKC Community Canine, Urban CGC, Video Home Manners, and Trick Dog Tests. You can contact us for pricing and information.

We look forward to working with you and your dog.