Welcome to Sweetwater Bark

    Building Positive Relationships Between Dogs & Their Owners in the Greater Houston Area

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    Customize Your Training

    We have many training options to best fit your whole family.

    Our Training Options

    All of our trainers have attended Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior and are either certified or working towards their certification to become a Karen Pryor Academy - Certified Training Partner (KPA-CTP).

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    We believe training should be a positive and enjoyable experience for both you and your dog!

    Research has proven, time and time again, that dogs learn best through positive training techniques. This is why we base our training methods on scientifically-proven, positive reinforcement techniques, and reward-based methods.

    Puppy Sitting

    In-Home Training

    These customized lessons are designed to work on your dog’s specific problem…

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    Group Training

    Group Training

    Teach your dog important commands and behaviors while giving them an opportunity…

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    Board & Train

    Going out of town? For returning dogs, we offer board-and-train services so…

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    “Our lab puppy was totally undisciplined when we started training, and she has quickly learned many commands and is very responsive. But the greatest improvement has been with our 6+ year-old pointer who now has more self-confidence and a lot less anxiety. Both dogs have improved their ability to communicate their feelings to us.”


    “Sweetwater Bark is the best! Abby is patient with the dogs as well as the owners. It’s a learning process for everyone.”

    Sherry Knetch

    “One of the best investments we made as soon as we got our puppy and it set us up for success with our dog.”


    “Abby is so wonderful with kids and dogs. She always made our kids feel included and important which turned training time into super fun family time.”

    Jennifer Medeiros

    “Nicole is a total natural with my dog! My dog loved working with her!”



    We want families everywhere to enjoy their pets. The problem is, some pet/owner relationships get off on the wrong foot. Maybe you never got around to training your dog when he was a puppy and he developed some bad habits. Maybe your dog came into your family when she was a bit older, and she just wasn't used to your family's way of life.

    There are any number of reasons why bringing a dog into the family can be difficult, but we think there are some really practical, productive, and even fun ways to create healthy relationships between pets and their people, and we can't wait to share them with you.

    Abby Fields

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