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Dog Training and Dog-Friendly Outdoor Activities in Dallas, Texas

Dallas is home to two of the most well-known dog parks in the region, which happen to be the city’s largest and the city’s oldest. 

North Bark Dog Park

As the largest dog park in north Texas, NorthBark Dog Park offers over 22 acres of dog-friendly, off-leash space for you and your pup to enjoy. Features include separate areas for small and large dogs, open space, shaded areas, walking trails, picnic tables, pond, dog shower, human and doggie water stations, restrooms, and more. It is located near the North Dallas Tollway and the President George Bush Tollway. You can hang out with your dog on a "dog beach" next to a  lake or cool off in a doggy shower surrounded by beautiful metal fencing with custom-made dog silhouettes and elegant flagstone structures.

White Rock Lake Dog Park at Mockingbird Point Park

This park was the first dog park to open in Dallas in June 2001.  Locals rave about the friendly crowd at this popular, 2-acre, off-leash dog park. The park is fully fenced with waste bags, water fountain, access for swimming, separate small dog area, and nearby restrooms.

Pet Stores in Dallas, Texas

Upper Paw

Located on 2809 Commerce, the Upper Paw is a great, locally-owned neighborhood pet supply store in Deep Ellum with a variety of dry, canned and frozen food for dogs and cats. They also sell treats, collars, beds, grooming supplies and health products.

Uptown Pup

Located at 2905 Thomas, Avenue, this store sells healthy food options, treats, toys, accessories, and holistic supplements.  Unique standout offerings here include self-wash baths and a subscription yard service for your pup.

Dog Ownership Rules in Dallas, Texas

In Dallas, if your dog is off-leash and not fenced, the police can impound your dog.  Dogs also cannot be on a tie-out or chained in a lawn for more than 3 hours in a 24-hour period.  You can have a maximum of 4 dogs in an apartment, 6 dogs in a house, and 8 dogs if the home has more than ½-acre of property. If you have any cats, they are subtracted from these numbers. If your dog barks for more than 15 minutes in a row, this is considered a violation of this ordinance and a complaint can be filed.  Dog owners are required to quarantine their dog if it bites or scratches a human.  As of June 2018, it is now a criminal offense to allow an unsecured dog to make an unprovoked bite causing bodily injury to a person, domestic animal, or livestock.

A well-trained dog is a great family member for many reasons.  But in order to ensure your dog’s behavior complies with city ordinances, you need your dog to be properly trained.  Dog training takes time and proper guidance from REAL professionals.  Regularly receiving feedback from a trainer who is invested in you and your dog’s success makes the entire training process more efficient. Our dogs are family, so it’s vital to properly educate and communicate with them.

That’s where we can help!

Here at The Collar Club Academy, we have dog trainers who have been training in combined areas of expertise for over 60 years! We don’t believe dog training comes in a “one size fits all” format. While some dogs may have behavioral issues like aggression, other owners may need guidance on how to properly communicate loose leash walking. You want the best for your dog, and we do too! That’s why we take the time to get to know both you and your dog, so we can teach you how you and your dog can fit into one another’s lifestyle. 

One of our biggest goals is to make sure that after our training process, you walk away with a better understanding of your dog and their needs. Your eyes will be opened to a whole new world and a better understanding of your dog. We are proud to offer private training sessions in addition to comprehensive board and train programs that will properly train your dog in a relatively short period of time.  Professional dog training is required to address problem behaviors and encourage positive socialization.  Our facility is world-class and designed to cater to your dog's training needs in the comfort of a home environment.

The Collar Club Academy offers a personalized approach to dog and puppy training. Our trainers will make sure they’re tailoring their training so it will fit you and your dog’s communication and personalities perfectly. Whether you are a senior citizen, looking to take dog sports to the next level, or someone who wants to simply enjoy life with their dog at home, we have you covered!

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Free Assessment Topics to Cover for Private Dog Training

Which of the dog training packages are you interested in?

Puppy Training Program 

For puppies 8 - 15 weeks old.

The owner will learn the psychology of dogs, how to read your puppy's body language, how to properly socialize your puppy, how to understand your puppy's routine and how to raise your puppy properly.

Other topics and training we cover is potty training, leash manners, crate training, proper nutrition and feeding schedules.

Basic Obedience 

Training program spans 3 weeks or more and covers on leash training and exercises; come and recall, heel, stay, sit, come through doorways with lifetime unlimited refresher.

Enhanced Obedience 

Training spans 3 weeks or longer depends on the dog and owner. The same training exercises as the Basic obedience program except training progresses to off leash with distractions. Training will take place in a busy environment that can be distracting to any dog. We train the dog and the owner to ignore these distractions.

Advanced Dog Obedience

The dog and owner cannot skip basic but can skip the Enhanced and progress directly from Basic to Advanced off leash training with distractions. For example, we may train you dog on a busy street corner. Your dog learns to ignore distractions and complete the exercise successfully.

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We take the training process seriously and we believe that the best way to start our relationship with you is by meeting with you to learn more about you, your dog and your goals and expectations for his/her training.

During this in-person initial consultation or covid-19 friendly virtual meeting, we will assess your dog and recommend which Collar Club training program we believe will be the best fit to meet your goals for training. If you want to have a face-to-face meeting, we do have Covid-19 safety protocols in place.

If you have any questions our email support will be happy to respond.

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