Group Training with YAPS!

YAPS Training Resources

 We at YAPS have been rescuing all breeds, ages, and sizes of dogs for over 50 years and we truly believe that dog training isn’t one size fits all. It can be focused on improving specific behaviors, or it could be teaching you about your dog’s specific breed and their needs. Whether you already have a dog or you’re thinking about bringing a new animal into your home- researching breed characteristics, needs, and energy levels can help you choose the right fit for your lifestyle and guide you to the type of training you will need, and YAPS works with a lot of trainers in the area! For instance, if you have a dog who is bred to dig, your trainer may help you find an outlet for digging at home – like a sandbox in the yard. Training can even be helpful before you adopt a dog.

YAPS also teamed up with local trainers Rosie Brook and Heaven Houston to offer Group Training at our Rescue Facility! For more information or to check out upcoming class schedules, click here:


How is Training Helpful?

  • Enhances Safety: Training your dog ensures their safety. A well-trained dog responds to commands like “stop” or “come,” preventing them from running into dangerous situations.
  • Strengthens Bond: Training sessions provide an opportunity for you and your dog to bond. The time spent together fosters mutual respect and understanding, strengthening your relationship.
  • Promotes Good Health: Regular training sessions keep your dog physically active, promoting good health and preventing obesity.
  • Improves Socialization: Training helps your dog learn how to interact with other dogs and people. This is crucial for their mental health and prevents behavioral issues.
  • Reduces Behavioral Problems:  Training can help address and reduce behavioral problems such as aggression, barking, chewing, and digging.
  • Makes Vet Visits Easier:  A trained dog is easier to handle during vet visits. They’re more likely to stay calm during examinations or procedures.
  • Provides Mental Stimulation: Training provides mental stimulation, keeping your dog’s mind sharp and active. This is especially important for intelligent breeds that need mental challenges..
  • Increases Adaptability: Training increases your dog’s adaptability, making it easier for them to adjust to new environments or situations.
  • Enhances Communication: Training enhances communication between you and your dog. You’ll understand their needs better, and they’ll understand your commands.
  • Builds Confidence: Training builds confidence in shy or fearful dogs. As they learn new skills and receive praise, their confidence grows.
  • Makes Walks Enjoyable: A well-trained dog is easier to walk. They won’t pull on the leash or runoff, making walks more enjoyable for both of you.
  • Allows More Freedom: A trained dog can be trusted in many situations, allowing them more freedom. For example, they can be off-leash in appropriate places.
  • Eases Pet Sitting: A well-trained dog is easier to leave with pet sitters. They’re less likely to misbehave or cause problems.
  • Promotes Peaceful Household: Training promotes a peaceful household. A well-behaved dog is less likely to cause chaos or stress.
  • Increases Lifespan: Regular physical and mental stimulation through training can increase your dog’s lifespan by keeping them healthy and happy.
  • Makes Training Future Skills Easier: Once your dog has mastered basic commands, it becomes easier to train them in future skills or tricks.
  • Improves Quality of Life:  Training improves your dog’s overall quality of life. They’re healthier, happier, and have a stronger bond with you.
  • Provides Fun and Entertainment:  Last but not least, training can be fun! It provides entertainment for both you and your dog, and it’s rewarding to see them learn and grow.

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