Family Dog Training in SW Houston and Fort Bend County, TX

Where smart dogs come to learn!

Creating Furry Best Friends One Relationship at a Time

 

Looking for help training your pup so that you can be proud of their behavior?

Valerie has spent the last 15 years helping pups learn to be their best selves — creating “Smarty Paws!” and she can help your pup become a Smarty Paw Pup too!

Does Your Dog…

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Pull on leash?

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Jump on Your Guests?

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Play "catch me if you can" instead of coming back when you call?

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Embarrass you by barking and lunging at other dogs on walks?

We Can Help!

PRIVATE DOG TRAINING LESSONS

Valerie comes to your home and provides customized instruction to help you and your dog achieve relationship you are looking for. Rather than spending your time frustrated with your dog, you can start enjoying them!

DOG TRAINING PROGRAMS

  • Puppy Preschool Program
  • Paw Camps (Day Training)
  • Life Skills 101 Program
  • Custom Programs

REMOTE DOG TRAINING

If you cannot do in person training, we can also help remotely. Let us know what works best for you!

Dog Training Services SW Houston

~ We specialize in working with puppies! ~

Puppy Preschool Program

Your puppy will develop confidence, obedience manners, self-esteem, and social skills while having fun learning in your home environment.

This includes working on the following:

Basic Obedience

Sit, down, stay, come and leash skills.

Manners

Jumping, Leave it, Drop it, and Settle.

Other Skills

Chewing, Nipping, and Potty Training.

Paw Camps (Day Training)

Quick training results while you work! Valerie will come to your house to work with your puppy Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday while you work.

Basic Obedience

Sit, down, stay, come and leash skills.

Manners

Jumping, Leave it, Drop it, and Settle.

Other Skills

Chewing, Nipping, and Potty Training.

We’ll work with your dog at home and take them on field trips to teach them their manners out and about!

Life Skills 101 Program

This is for adult dogs ages 8 months and up who have not had any training before or that need to brush up on their training.

In this program, the pet parents will learn positive training techniques to teach their dog basic manners, such as:

Sit, Down, Stay

Coming when called

Walking politely on their leash

No jumping/polite greetings

Along with other basic manner skills designed to help them become a member of the family.

Smarty Paws Dog Training is SW Houston’s #1 Dog Trainer

Offering Puppy & Adult Dog Training Throughout SW Houston

Testimonials

Lori BauderLori Bauder
02:46 19 Oct 22
Absolutely 💯 hands down fantastic!Valerie is so sweet and super patient. She is one of a kind, and very knowledgeable. My Luna (5 month Boxer), is quite sassy, and she's easily distracted. But Valerie was so calm, and was able to work with Luna great. We did Paw Camp and Valerie came to our home (while we weren't home, so no distractions), and very trustworthy. Luna felt comfortable and learned manners, all kinds of fun tricks. (Bang dead is my fave!) Paw Camp worked well for us! Look no further... Smarty Paws 🐾 is who you need to call for good reliable service and trustworthy training.
AmandaAmanda
00:41 11 Aug 22
Valerie seemed like the perfect fit for our needs. I bought a puppy for my niece at my sister’s suggestion and she lives with my mom. I liked the idea of the trainer coming to their house and me coming over to help them everyone packing up to go to training, especially with Covid still among us. Valerie was always professional, always prompt, always cheerful, always loving and a wealth of knowledge and patience! We were amazed at how responsive our puppy Shadow was!! Shadow performed every command - now comes the hard part - it’s up to us to maintain his behavior! Lol. We always felt comfortable when she came she was very thorough doing a summary of the training at the end to ensure we understood our homework for the week. Shadow even had a graduation photo with a mortarboard and diploma compliments of her! I would absolutely use her again if Shadow needed some reinforcement outside of our scope! Thanks again Valerie!
Andrew ShrefflerAndrew Shreffler
16:49 05 Aug 22
Helped a lot with me in getting my dawg to follow my commands. Highly recommend.
Son HoangSon Hoang
00:46 23 Jul 22
This is my first puppy. Valarie was very professional and patient with us. Highly recommend Smarty Paws RGV.
annie amayaannie amaya
17:25 09 Apr 22
Professional, knowledgeable, highly recommend!We did a short course with Valerie for our two rescue dogs, one who is a fearful dog. Valerie gave us the tools and guidance we needed to help both dogs build confidence and have better manners. Months prior to booking our training sessions, Valerie was extremely helpful and generous with her time and spoke to me over the phone about how to help our fearful dog from the shelter. She has a wealth of knowledge and really helped us navigate new territory with our two new dogs. Thank you Valerie!
LISSETHE TORRESLISSETHE TORRES
16:42 26 Mar 22
Love it very profesional and odi learn the basic knowlegable trainer definetely will recomend smart paws
Monica BenitezMonica Benitez
03:12 24 Mar 22
As a new dog mom, I had alot of questions/concerns of how to even begin with training and setting reasonable expectations for my maltipoo (Sonny). I knew I was looking for more of a personalized experience with someone coming to my own home/space— and that person was Valerie with Smarty Paws! Her experience spoke volumes on how patient she was Sonny in teaching basic commands. She even gave me the tools and the confidence to live out a well trained environment for my Sonny and family. I would absolutely recommend Valerie to anyone seeking training services—you will not be disappointed!!
Ismael SantosIsmael Santos
14:50 20 Feb 22
Ms Valarie was very understanding and gave good pointers for us to use. Not only she taught Oreo but she also taught us. Gave us a lot of information .She is a very personable Lady. She definitely knows what she is doing. Highly recommend her to others.Unfortunately she is moving .We wish you the best and thank you.The Santos and Oreo.
Serena EnriquezSerena Enriquez
22:56 16 Jan 22
Valerie was AMAZING with my golden retriever pup!! All training sessions were so fun and Honey had a lot of successes thanks to her!
Angie DutyAngie Duty
22:29 12 Dec 21
Loved working with Valerie, she was very patient with my pet. She provided tips and great information to train our pets. As soon as she stepped in to our house she knew what we needed to work with and I can say we succeeded. It requires work and we are not finished but I Must say that I am very happy.
Tess GarciaTess Garcia
01:26 06 Dec 21
Valerie’s expertise guided me to continue being the best dog mom I can be for my big pup. She provided educational visual representation to help me care for our German Shepherd.
Linda Hinojosa-OchoaLinda Hinojosa-Ochoa
02:11 09 Nov 21
We had a great experience training our American Bully with Valerie. She was very knowledgeable and offered a lot of tips to train our pup.
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About Valerie L Bissett – YOur Professional SW houston dog trainer

Howdy, I’m Valerie Bissett, a Family Dog Trainer and I run Smarty Paws Dog Training.

I love working with families and their dogs to maximize their relationship with their pet. By starting training as young as 8 weeks in the home, my clients dogs set a foundation of good habits for life.
Dogs that work with me learn house manners, impulse control, leash skills and are well socialized so that their families can include them in all activities.

Through my continuing education and professional development I am committed to providing my clients excellent science based methods.

My education through Texas A&M University ‘90 and professional member of International Association Animal Behavior Consultants(IAABC), Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Certified Instructor and evaluator help me to reach my clients needs for them and their dog.

The first step to a Smart Dog is to schedule a time to talk with me. Together, we will make a plan for the best way to reach your dog training goals!