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. Lessons are done in the comfort of your home or a mutual quiet area with little to no distractions (unless we are training for distractions). KFPI comes to you, in-home, which can also be less stressful for reactive, shy, and nervous dogs who need to gain more confidence and reassurance as their basic obedience progresses. KFPI’s goal is to help your dog succeed!

Basic Obedience Programs


Single sessions

Single sessions are for those who only have some specific things they would like to work on rather than needing a program


Shark Puppies

In shark puppies this program works with aggression such as people reactivity, dog reactivity, food reactivity, nervousness which results in nipping and so on. My goal in the beginning for nervous pups and dogs with people reactivity is to gain your dogs trust. All training is done in your home unless you’d like to also work on socializing in public places once they are doing much better. The first lesson is always an hour and a half long the rest are an hour!. 

It also includes 8 sessions, 1 refresher session and discounted singles!


Baby Dane's Beginners

The Baby Dane’s Beginners basic obedience dog training program is designed for pet owners seeking no-frills dog training. This program will give your dog all essential commands to be a well-mannered part of your family, inside the home, and out. Each session is a one-hour long training session. You and your dog will be taught these commands over the program course.

It also includes 12 sessions, 3 refresher sessions and discounted singles:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Leave it
  • Recall (coming when called)
  • Focus-Focusing on the owner to help keep the dogs attention on them instead of something distracting it also helps get your pups attention so you can continue working on commands.
  • Loose leash walking
  • Heel
  • Place (go to your bed/blanket)
  • Crate Training (crates are a safe place)
  • Potty Training (basic education)
  • Preventing Jumping
  • Handling Exercises (learning how to remain calm when being touched)

Aspiring Aspens

Aspiring Aspens is an intermediate/advanced dog training program with a more detailed approach to dog training which includes all the commands of the Baby Dane’s Beginners program, while also including more advanced commands that are useful in various situations. In each hour-long session, you and your dog will learn these commands to master. 

It includes 20 sessions, 7 refresher sessions and discounted singles:

  • Load in vehicle
  • Boundary training (running away)
  • Door manners (running out the door, jumping, barking)
  • How to greet people/dogs at home and in social situations
  • Working through resource guarding (toy guarding, food guarding)
  • Muzzle training
  • Stand- Going from a down/sitting position to a standing position
  • Drop it
  • All commands included in Baby Dane’s Beginners


Free Ryder Off Leash program is KFPI’s first full off leash program


   It includes 24 sessions, a year of refresher and 50% off single sessions

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Focus
  • No
  • Place
  • Heel
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Come
  • Leave it
  • Wait
  • Working in pet friendly locations
  • E-collar included




Koba's Scouts

Koba’s scouts is the most in depth training program KFPI offers.


 It includes 30 sessions and lifetime refreshers 

  • Koba’s scouts is the most in depth training program KFPI offers. It includes life time refreshers
  • Working in High distraction places IE: Pet stores, Pet friendly stores, Parks
  • Retrieval of items( Fetch/ More advanced fetch as well)
  • Tricks of owners choosing
  • CGC testing and prep
  • Off leash training
  • E-collar 
  • Everything included in Aspiring Aspens program

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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.