Providing Tools for Success
Providing Tools for Success
What We Do: Paws In Hand Canine Consulting is a personalized program that gives you the tools and leadership training needed for long-term success with your dog. Whether you need basic obedience, problem solving with your pet, personal protection, service/therapy dog training, we will work to customize solutions that fit your needs. We teach your dog accountability and responsibility, ensuring that he will focus on you. Our program empowers owners with tools to create a situation where your dog is excited to learn from you.
What Makes Us Different: We have BIG goals! Not only does Paws In Hand aim to help people with their pets, but we aim to reduce the number of dogs being surrendered to shelters for behavioral issues. All service dogs in training come from Humane Societies, are rescues, or are from other programs working to reduce the number of dogs in shelters. We are lucky to have partnerships that allow us to evaluate and choose from hundreds of dogs across the United States when we are looking for a special dog to partner as a service animal. We offer a free training session to anyone who adopts in an effort to increase retention, and a discount on beginning puppy classes to prevent those dogs from being surrendered.
Our Story: Paws In Hand Canine Consulting began out of a passion for dogs. Briana Bartlett, the Founder of Paws In Hand has been training dogs professionally since 2005. She started as someone needing a service dog after an auto accident changed her life and mobility forever. After working with NOAH'S Assistance Dogs in Crete, NE to train her own dog for mobility assistance, she began working with NOAH'S as a Volunteer for Americorp's VISTA, training and placing dogs with other disabled individuals. She has trained and placed service and guide dogs across the USA, assisting individuals of all ages, with a variety of conditions, to gain greater independence. She eventually became the Training and Placement Director of NOAH'S Assistance Dogs. While working with NOAH'S, Briana also taught multiple public obedience classes in both group and individual settings. She has also served as a mentor and consultant to trainers in Nebraska, Texas and Arizona as they built their careers training Service and Guide Dogs for large organizations.
After pursuing a career in nursing, she moved to Texas. Once there, a vast community need for dog training was recognized and Paws In Hand Canine Consulting was born. She started by offering private obedience sessions to clients in Texas and Nebraska, working with clients to overcome issues ranging from aggression and resource guarding to basic puppy obedience.
The need continued to build as past clients came forward after the loss of their beloved service animals, poor experiences with other training programs, and inability to overcome issues with other training methods. It didn't take long before the need for dogs and training became more than Briana was capable of handling alone. Paws In Hand was pleased to bring on Dexter Morin, another professional who specialized in not only Service and Guide dogs, but in Personal Protection, Tracking, Off-Leash Training, and Competitive Dog Sporting events. With his knowledge, Paws in hand became capable of serving a much larger demographic and could take on a broader clientele. Paws In Hand is now accepting applications to train and place Service/ Guide Dogs, as well as Therapy Dog teams through a partnership with NOAH'S Assistance Dogs. We are fortunate to be building, and in a place where we can now provide a more intensive service to our clients and their dogs!
OUR GOAL IS YOUR SUCCESS!