Mindset & Manners Dog Training

Mindset & Manners Dog Training Helping to create an indestructible bond between Human and Canine while building trust, confidence a
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Mindset and Manners is the premier dog training company in Austin providing personalized training experiences for all dog owners and families. Mindset and Manners provides clarity and confidence for your quest to have a well mannered dog. We help you understand your dog's needs and thought process as well as give you the tools to teach the fundamentals of obedience and behavior modification. With

a variety of personalized training programs, we work to customize our training journey to fit your exact needs and wants all while taking into account your schedule and budget. Board and Train, Day Camp Training, One on One lessons in-home and public outings as well as Pack Walks for socialization goals are all offered along with lifetime support to help you and your dog throughout their long life. Our dogs are beloved family members and we strive to help you have the most harmonious relationship and lifelong bond after you train with Mindset and Manners!

We officially launched and opened 3 years ago! How time flies!! It’s been a great pleasure to work with so many fantasti...
01/03/2024

We officially launched and opened 3 years ago!

How time flies!! It’s been a great pleasure to work with so many fantastic dog families and be a part of your journey.

Thank you for continuing to trust me and know I appreciate you all.

Let’s kick 2024s butt and make it the best year ever for our furry companions!

❤️❤️❤️

Let me introduce myself!

My name is Krystal and I’m the owner of Mindset & Manners Dog Training!

I’ve started this endeavor hoping to share the skills and understanding of dog behavior I’ve accumulated through out my lifetime. With a decade of professional training experience (and having shared my home with a dog since the day I was born!), I’ve worked with thousands of dogs and clients, run countless large group classes, one on one lessons, handled severe aggression cases and had the pleasure of helping families properly socialize their puppies and much much more.

My family and I have had dogs since the day I was born and I like to think I was shaped into this career at an early age without even knowing it’s what I was meant to be. Cheesy, I know.

I’m excited to continue helping my community build lasting relationships with their canines and understand one another clearly.

A true connection with a dog is priceless.
A relationship of understanding builds happy homes and I’m honored to begin helping dog owners achieve their goals in a more intimate and personalized way.

There’s always so much more to share so please ask any questions about where I have come from and what I plan to accomplish!

Please check out my website at:
www.Mamdogtraining.com
And like my page! ♥️♥️♥️












12/29/2023

Friday Funnies.

12/29/2023

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours! Featuring : The MAM crew, Nakia, Harlow, Bruno, Josie and L...
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Featuring : The MAM crew, Nakia, Harlow, Bruno, Josie and Lilly!

A beautiful example of using different equipment to match what YOUR DOG needs and understands to give them the best poss...
12/24/2023

A beautiful example of using different equipment to match what YOUR DOG needs and understands to give them the best possible life vs. using only what others tell you is ‘right’…

If you would like to learn more about a variety of tools and what will help you reach your goals, give us a shout.

www.mamdogtraining.com
[email protected]

Merry Christmas friends!

Until a year ago, I was a trainer with a very force free approach. I didn’t believe there was a place for aversives in dog training. I didn’t have a dog that required them. Lucky me!

Until I got this chap. My very much adored kelpie, Evo. Bred to move HUGE flocks and herds of livestock out in rural Australia. A hard-headed dog, with a mega independent streak.

I worked hard with him. I’m a trainer. I laid my foundations, as I have done successfully with my other 4 dogs before him. They worked, to a point. And then, they didn’t.

I was fully prepared to give him a breed-appropriate outlet. Alongside the other work I give my dogs, I have my own sheep, meaning I can work my own dogs regularly on stock. However, my small flock of flighty sheep was far too jumpy for him to work, and he was becoming dangerous out and about in any sort of proximity to sheep.

So, you may say, just keep him on a lead! Problem solved. Well, not really.

Management can and does fail. I have heard it from countless clients. I have had it fail myself.

I also live, with sheep on my property, and surrounding it on 3 sides. Everywhere we turn, there are sheep. There’s no avoiding them.

Keep him on a lead in the garden? We have a large garden and keeping him on the lead would be unfair. He’s an incredibly active, working bred dog, who would end up spending his entire life on a lead.

We also encountered prey drive issues out and about, particularly around deer. His recall was fantastic, but once we moved, our walks were either full of deer, or sheep and he could rip a long line out of your hands to chase something particularly tempting.

So, I decided to bite the bullet and e-collar train. Controversial, particularly online.

But, the absolute best thing I ever did.

The alternative solutions I had suggested were:

Keep him on the lead - I buy good quality leads, but they have failed on me before
Move house - we’ve moved to a dream house, not an option
Avoid places with sheep etc - hard when they’re in the garden
Long line - he could still pull a long line out of reach
Train him - he was trained to a very high level and we had reached the limits via force free methods.

Management fails.

I went through the process of conditioning him properly to the e-collar. I spent ages ensuring I got it right, he understood what was expected and that he knew how to switch it off. I invested in a pricey bit of kit, and I went about it by the book.

It’s transformed his life.

He can romp around the garden, he can walk through my sheep without batting an eyelid, he can walk off lead on the hills and he can enjoy walking in the forest even when deer run out in front of us.

For him, that wasn’t ever going to be an option without it.

Nothing was more reinforcing than chasing.

And it was going to get him killed. He’d have been shot, or hit by a car, or lost. All because I wouldn’t open my mind to using different tools.

Am I suggesting every dog requires one? Absolutely not. But there are MANY cases where they save lives. It’s both saved and enriched his.

He’s happy, he lives his best life. He hikes everywhere with us, he’s well mannered and fully reliable off the lead. He knows the rules, and that’s the key.

He’s not suppressed. He can still go off and be a dog. He tears around the garden with our other dogs, he sniffs and does dog things. But he’s safe when doing it all.

I see a lot of judgement towards these tools from people owning dogs who would never require these tools. That’s great. And that’s also not a problem. But it is completely unfair to demonise the use of a tool which you haven’t taken the time to fully understand. I was 100%, without a doubt, against them before I took the time to understand how they worked and how they were used.

It’s imperative that they’re used with a trainer well versed in using them. It’s also crucial that the equipment used is good quality and not something cheap from Amazon or eBay. It’s an investment, but one that is so necessary for a lot more dogs than you might realise.

Take the time to understand others’ points of view. There is truly not a one-size-fits-all approach in dog training and my change of opinion has opened up a whole new world for all of my dogs ❤

Photo by Saffy Leyfield Photography

12/23/2023

Neighbors aren’t my priority. Dogs are.

One of my favorite breeds, the Beauceron is believed to be one of the foundational breeds to develop the Doberman…
12/21/2023

One of my favorite breeds, the Beauceron is believed to be one of the foundational breeds to develop the Doberman…

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12/19/2023

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Welcome Nakia to the training family!She’s here to work on all manners of impulse control! •Jumping •Leash Pulling • Pub...
12/14/2023

Welcome Nakia to the training family!
She’s here to work on all manners of impulse control!
•Jumping •Leash Pulling • Public Manners • Attention span and engagement 🤣 and much more…

12/12/2023

Some solid dog content just to make the day a little shinier.

A hike a day to keep the doctor away …
12/08/2023

A hike a day to keep the doctor away …

11/30/2023

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

11/21/2023

So funny but definitely not for the faint of heart.

If you feed Victor Dog Food — STOP FEEDING IT IMMEDIATELY!! ⚠️⛔️ All varieties have been recalled. All bags pulled from ...
11/10/2023

If you feed Victor Dog Food — STOP FEEDING IT IMMEDIATELY!! ⚠️⛔️ All varieties have been recalled. All bags pulled from shelves.

ANYTHING DATED 10/31/2024 or before! Unless your Best Use date is 11/01/2024+ it is included in the recall.

It is NOT just beef and rice anymore. It is ALL flavors and bag sizes.

(If you bought from a reputable company they should refund you if you bring them the bag! If you need help with an online store let me know.)

Muzzles are for: ✔️Responsible dog training & management. ✔️Being able to do more and enjoy life more with your dog.✖️𝚈̶...
11/01/2023

Muzzles are for:
✔️Responsible dog training & management.
✔️Being able to do more and enjoy life more with your dog.
✖️𝚈̶𝚘̶𝚞̶𝚛̶ ̶𝚏̶𝚎̶𝚎̶𝚕̶𝚒̶𝚗̶𝚐̶𝚜̶.

Muzzles are for:
✔️Responsible dog training & management.
✔️Being able to do more and enjoy life more with your dog.
✖️𝚈̶𝚘̶𝚞̶𝚛̶ ̶𝚏̶𝚎̶𝚎̶𝚕̶𝚒̶𝚗̶𝚐̶𝚜̶.

Thank a dog owner the next time you see one walking their dog in a muzzle, it means they’re working on training and doing their part to protect their dog and the peace in their environment, and making safety a priority.

Muzzle training tips:
🖤There are different styles for different purposes in the pet and working dog world.
🖤In general for longer periods of wear/training sessions/hotter and more humid days, the muzzle should have ample room for the dog to open their mouth wide and pant.
🖤Put muzzling on a verbal cue and train your dog to put their nose in it eagerly and willingly wear it using treats and praise. Using the muzzle as your dog’s food bowl is a genius way to multitask meals & positive muzzle association.
🖤Baskerville brand is not bite proof.
🖤Don’t just muzzle your dog around their triggers/stress then they could become anxious, nervous, and suspicious of it. Instead, do random training sessions with it and let them just hang out or walk around with you while wearing it.
🖤Practice good safety habits and attach the muzzle at various points on the side and underneath to your dog’s collar so it cannot slip off.

Share your positive muzzle stories or photos of your muzzled pups with us 💚

11/01/2023

This is an X-ray of a dog’s bent front leg. See that tiny white spec? That’s a microchip! It has migrated down the leg....far from where it was inserted, between the dog’s shoulders. This is actually quite common.....

When lost pets are scanned, the entire body SHOULD be scanned to catch any that have migrated. But, as an owner, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AT THEIR YEARLY VET EXAM, to ask for a quick scan to make sure that: (1) the chip is still working, (2) the location of the chip is good, and (3) that the chip info is correct.

Remember microchips save lives and reunite families with their pet.... just have it checked regularly!

10/15/2023

We are moving today so as a reminder, I will get to your texts/emails/inquiries early next week!
Thanks for your patience!

10/11/2023

So very true!

How old is your dog in human years?
09/29/2023

How old is your dog in human years?

Most dog owners hope that their pet will be the one to defy the odds and live forever. Sadly, our furry companions are not immortal. And it turns out we’ve all been calculating our beloved pets’ actual ages incorrectly for years. The popular method of multiplying a dog’s age by seven to determ

12 years ago :I was working desperately to find Devin a forever home. He has been returned 3 times (through no fault of ...
09/28/2023

12 years ago :

I was working desperately to find Devin a forever home. He has been returned 3 times (through no fault of his own!) to the kill shelter I volunteered at as a photographer/dog walker/trainer when needed.

I posted this 12 years ago today…

‘This is my favorite dog in ccas right now. he is on eu list for tonight... Im so sad I cant do more.. There is transport ready to go pick him up if anyone can foster... Rescues, this boy is great with kids and patient... Hes a great example of a pit... Unfortunately again they have a bad name... Please share Devin.’

Little did I know only a short time later he would be under my care and we would love and take care of each other for the rest of his days.

I’m so thankful fate worked out the way it did.

I can’t ever fully express how much this dog means to me.

❤️ you, Devin!

**Available 09/21/2011**

My name is Devin.

I am a adorable young man who is a real sweetie. I need a friend to love and care for me. I am a gentle giant who is a great
dog for anyone to have. I have great manners
and I am very handsome. Come and play and you
will love me and take me home

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American Staffordshire Terrier Mix:
Medium • Adult • Male

Found @ Fisher, Frisco 9-15-11

THIS PAGE IS CREATED BY VOLUNTEERS AND IS NOT DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH SHELTER OR STAFF. For additional information on rescue or adopting contact the shelter directly. You need the ID NUMBER AND NOT NAME WHEN INQUIRING ON THE ANIMAL

Collin County Animal Services
4750 Community Blvd. Collin County Justice Complex Mckinney, TX 75071
Email: [email protected] and [email protected] (to inquire about an animal email is the best if no response then call)
Phone: 972-547-7292
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 10am-2pm Sunday Closed to Public (owner redemptions by apt. only)

Shelter Contact Info & Adoption Info Click Here- http://www.facebook.com/notes/collin-county-urgents-in-mckinney-tx/shelter-contact-information-hold-information-and-adoption-information/173386832742236

And this is not a hoax! How cool!!
09/27/2023

And this is not a hoax! How cool!!

A stray canine in Brazil has turned out to be a whole new breed of adorable.

Night on the town with the Pugs!
09/26/2023

Night on the town with the Pugs!

Pugs! Pugs! Pugs!
09/22/2023

Pugs! Pugs! Pugs!

09/22/2023

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09/21/2023

“What should I be looking for in a dog trainer?”

“Well trained dogs”

Vimeo.com/ondemand/puppyprogram

Big Congratulations are in order! One of our lovely clients has brought her baby girl home from the NICU this week! The ...
09/13/2023

Big Congratulations are in order!
One of our lovely clients has brought her baby girl home from the NICU this week!

The 3 Musketeers are staying a few days while Mom gets settled.
Let’s give her some love and support for being so strong through this journey!

Congrats Jennifer!!
The kiddos are enjoying their mini vaca and can’t wait to meet their sister.

(Purdy is very excited as you can see in her first pic 😂)

09/08/2023

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Monday 9:30am - 7pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 7pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 7pm
Thursday 9:30am - 7pm
Friday 9:30am - 7pm
Saturday 9:30am - 3pm

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+15127654379

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