Training

Koba’s Four Paws Institute provides in-depth dog training in the Houston, Conroe, Huntsville and surrounding areas. Using primarily positive reinforcement methods, your puppy or dog will become confident, successful, and a perfect addition to your family. KFPI’s goal is to help your dog succeed. Offering Basic Obedience programs, Service dog training and Behavioral modification.

Basic Obedience Programs

Schedule your free evaluation with us. We offer Basic Obedience through Board and train, Day training, Group classes and Private lessons in our facility.

Board and train

Board and train is where your pup comes and stays with us for three weeks to learn all basic commands IE: Sit, Down, Come, Place, No, Wait, Heel, Loose Leash Walking, Focus, and basic house manners on or off leash. It’s a faster process than our private lessons. Our off leash program is all commands taught on leash first and then transferred to a distance. Our trainers work multiple sessions a day, and they are around different dogs daily for exposure.

Obedience:

Three Week Board and Train – On leash and puppies under 6 months – Call for an evaluation

Three Week Board and Train – Off leash – Call for an evaluation

 

You will also always receive photo and video updates of your dog while they are in my care and always have access to call with any questions you may have. If you have any other questions about what my Board and Train program offers or how to get started, feel free to call!

 

Day Training

Day training is where most of the foundation work is done. You will drop your pup off at KFPI or your trainer will pick up and drop off. Your dog will spend the day with your trainer and work on your pups specific needs and your specific goals for them.  Depending on your dog’s needs and requests, your trainer may take your dog out to different parks, bars or other outdoor seated areas to teach them expectations in real world scenarios. Because dogs struggle with generalizing behavior, we want to practice with dogs in all environments!

Most owners choose to book day training sessions daily. For every 5 sessions purchased, 1 complimentary private lesson is included so your trainer can teach you how to maintain the behaviors taught after the training sessions have ended. Daily report cards detailing the dog’s behavior and the activities completed are emailed at end of the day.

Give us a call and schedule you evaluation for Day training

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Two-Year Service Dog Training Program

It takes approximately two years from start to finish to fully train a working service dog. “Koba’s Kubs” is a two-year training program for potential service dogs that includes all basic and advanced obedience training, task training, public access training, CGC (Canine Good Citizen) testing, access to work along side other service dog teams, and their very first starter vest! We take great pride in our SDiT’s and fully trained Working Service Dogs and will be there with you every step of the way, from puppy temperament testing to the completion of the Canine Good Citizen Exam. Koba’s Four Paws Institute has you, and your pup, covered with all service dog training to accommodate the specific needs of you or your loved one.

Some of the available tasks include:

  • Picking up, taking, and holding items
  • Medication (or various item) Retrieval
  • Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT)
  • Medication Reminder
  • Blocking/Covering
  • Brace Work
  • Diabetic Alert/Response
  • Mobility Assistance


There are many more tasks and benefits service dogs can offer to help mitigate their handlers specific disability or need. Several types of service dogs include: Psychiatric (PTSD, debilitating depression, anxiety, etc), medical alert/response, seizure alert/response, diabetic alert dogs, mobility and so many more that help improve their handlers quality of life. If you are in need of or think you could benefit from a service dog, send me a message! I’m more than happy to help you.

In “Koba’s Kubs” Service Dog program we can assist you anywhere from finding a breed and breeder that would be the best fit for your needs, to temperament testing and evaluating your current pet to see if they’re fit for service work. If you already have a breeder you’d like to work with, we can do a temperament test with the litters. If you do not have a breeder or puppy picked out, we can work with you in finding reputable breeders and getting the right dog for you. We can temperament test shelter dogs as well to ensure we have the absolute best fit to assist you and fulfil your needs.