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Professional Reviews

"Steven is actually a colleague of mine, and I am a fellow trainer. I met him in 2016 at the Houston dog show. He is hands down one of my favorite local dog trainers and I would absolutely recommend him to someone in a heartbeat. When I am needing another trainers perspective or shoulder to cry on, he is there with ideas, wisdom, and humor ❤️ He is constantly continuing to learn more about training, dog health, diet, and more to help his client's dog be the best it can be! If you're wondering if you should choose him or someone else, you've made it to the right place!"

-Katie Midkiff, KPA CTP

"I have been a professional dog trainer for 15 years with experience managing teams of dog trainers and working with dog training mentees. I worked with Steven, directly, for 3 years and can assure you that he has the knowledge, skills, and professionalism to set you and your dog up for success. He is passionate about training and he will make the process fun for you and your dog. You are in good hands when you chose Steven as your trainer!"

- Tori Hankey, CPDT-KA

Featured Reviews

"We have been working with Steven during the last two months. He has been invaluable in helping us with our high drive/rowdy Aussie puppy. Iggy loves and looks forward to his training sessions with Steven. We have succeeded with basic puppy training and undesirable behavior modifications. At the moment we are making progress on loose leash walking. We were impressed from the initial phone call consultation, through the completion of the puppy training with Venture Dog Training. Will be looking forward to more advance training and obedience."

- Nordeli E.

"Steven came to work with Winston when he was just 9 weeks old. Steven helped Winston learn a few good behaviors as a puppy, but most importantly, he taught us how to engage with this bundle of rambunctious cuteness to get him accustomed to learning. It was amazing to witness Steven teach Winston while he was just playing with him! Steven was always available by text or phone and even after our 6 week program, Steven checked in. When Winston is a little older, we're going to pick back up with Steven. We strongly recommend Steven if you're considering a trainer."

- Pete I.

"We lost our beautiful 15 year dog Pebbles in August of 2020. I was 100% against getting a new dog. I didn't want to deal with the potty training, or all of the responsibilities of being a responsible pet owner again. Well, my wife talked me into getting one.

Steven from Venture Dog Training is AMAZING!!!! after just a few sessions our new Cavapoo Mollie Marie was doing everything I could ask her to do. Steven has amazing patience, structure, and a training plan that worked amazing for us. She is the most well behaved dog at the age of 6 months I could have ever asked for. ZERO chance our relationship would be as good as it is if it was not for Venture Dog Training. Mollie and my relationship works because of Steven and Venture Dog Training."

- Ramon R.

"I cannot say enough great things about Venture Dog Training. Our dog, Kaido, has always been a handful and taking walks was stressful. He was reactive and hard to control. We never knew how to help him feel less anxious. After working with Steven, Kaido's behavior has improved considerably. Steven is patient and very knowledgeable. He also pet sit for us. He kept us well informed on how the dogs were doing and even sent us pictures throughout our time away. Knowing our fur babies were in good hands made our trip relaxing and enjoyable."

- Jamie G.

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Dog Training & Behavior Consultant

Austin, TX