Help with Dog Training Tuition

I've been interested in dog training for many years now and I've been learning independantly and trained my two dogs myself. Well, I'm ready to get a real education and certificate through Canine Academy's hands on trainer program based in Leander, TX. I'm very serious about this, it's way more than just a hobby to me. I am pooling my resources, as well as recieving tuition assistance from DARS of Texas,  but even after exhausting all the resources I have I am still about $2000 short and I do not qualify for a loan.

 Please consider donating, even a little, to help me in this goal. I will pay it forward if you do.

My Promise to You if I Meet My Donations Goal:
My goal is to educate the Rio Grande Valley on humane dog training and care. I want to help the animals in my community. I want to help dogs settle in better into their rescue situations and I want to help them overcome their behavior problems to become more adoptable. I want to help adopted dogs stay in their homes instead of being returned to rescues or shelters.

For this reason, I promise for the first six months or more after I recieve my certificate I will offer my services to animal rescuers and foster care givers free of charge. I will offer discounts to individuals who have adopted a dog from a rescuer or shelter in the RGV if I am working with that dog. I promise to continue to offer discounts to rescuers even after my free period is up.

I will also try to keep my prices low and affordable so that anyone has the opportunity to get help for their four-legged best friend.



UPDATE: I've found another trainer program that has been been approved by DARS, called Canine Academy, based in Leander, TX. I've spoken with the owner and the program sounds great! It is very hands on and intensive, and also covers business skills and relations. The lowest level program costs as much as the course at Karen Pryor would have so I'm not changing my goal. But if I unexpectedly exceed my goal I may be able to take one of the longer, more comprehensive courses and that would be great, too.


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