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We have 3 dogs that are amazing but are also a lot of work. We've boarded our dogs with Joseph in the past and it's always been a great experience. Our oldest dog started having panic attacks (probably as a result of Covid-19 quarantine stress) so I reached out to Joseph for help. We just completed a 6 week training program and can't believe how far we've come! I say "we" because my husband and I were the ones who needed most of the training.  We learned so many helpful tools and plan on continuing our work with Joseph. I would highly recommend Starr Dog Behavior for dog training, daily walks, overnight boarding and training!  Not only is Joseph a great person, he's reliable, loves what he does, and our dogs adore him!



I recently moved to the downtown area with my 13.5 year old toy poodle, Simba. I was very nervous about finding a place to board my pup for an upcoming vacation. Any dog owner knows how stressful it is on the dog (and the owner) to be boarded somewhere new - especially an old dog. I found Joseph on Yelp, and I'm  extremely happy I did! I really felt comfortable with Joseph after an initial phone call and brief meeting.  He was very knowledgeable about dogs and gave off lots of good energy. My pup really seemed to take to him. Even though it was pretty last minute, Joseph made a way! I dropped my dog off and later on that first day, he sent me texts and videos containing updates on how well Simba was acclimating to his new environment with his temporary master. This was the BEST part. I trusted Joseph with a little piece of my heart, and he really gave me the peace of mind I needed to enjoy my vacay! I will definitely call him again when I need doggie daycare or short term boarding.



Joseph went above & beyond to help me with my 8 month old golden retriever puppy, Boone. Boone stayed with him for two weeks for a board & train. I was amazed to see the progress in my pup when he came home. He walks right beside me on the leash & doesn't pull anymore. He follows me & my direction, rather than me doing what he wants. He goes to his place & will stay there for 20 minutes to 2 hours, eat at his place & wait until I tell him to come. His energy level has lowered immensely. He does not command bark anymore either.

Truly so thankful for Joseph training Boone and also teaching me! He has guided me how to properly walk Boone, answers every question I have and checks up to see Boone's continued progress. Love telling my friends about Starr Dog Behavior Training!!!


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Starr Dog Behavior is the best! Great customer service, always know who's coming to your home, and send pics and videos! I saw major improvements in the social skills of my 10 year old chihuahua and have recommend Joseph to all my friends.



I highly recommend Joseph at Starr Dog Training. He is so knowledgeable and is absolutely terrific with the dogs. We used him for puppy training with our Bernedoodle. Initially we couldn't walk our puppy as she was pulling and all over the place, within 2 sessions she was so much better. There is a lot of positive reinforcement and he focuses on both the dog and the owner. Joseph really cares about his clients and strives for confident, we'll behaved dogs.



Joseph is phenomenal. We have two dogs so it was interesting learning how they feed off of each others reactions. He was able to make corrections on both of our dogs and us see a pretty quick change in behavior. Highly recommend.


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I needed someone to watch my 5 year old husky shepherd last minute, & Joseph was very accommodating! He made sure my pup had lots of fun during her stay & she was definitely tired when returned. Joseph was great at communicating with me. Would definitely recommend this service!


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I found Starr Dog Training Dallas  on Yelp and decided to reach out to help train my dogs against aggressive behavior and for obedience training. My dog Jackson is almost 5 years old. He’s a rescue and comes with a lot of anxiety issues. I have had him with me for three years now. He always has had anxiety issues like pulling on the leash, walking away from me when I call out to him, not looking into my eyes at all, and aggressive behavior at dog parks.

Working with Joseph has been a real pleasure. Right from the initial interaction, where he visited us for more than an hour long session, we’ve been super impressed with the progress that he’s made with Jackson. Jackson immediately responded to his leadership and we decided to get some obedience training for Jackson from Joseph. Throughout the training, Joseph was very comfortable to reach out to and was always communicating the progress with us. He would regularly send us images and videos of Jackson’s progress. We were super happy to constantly see Jackson improving his discipline and obedience forms. My dog has never sat in the car. He would always stand up on his two feet and whine constantly. Joseph had even trained our dog to sit comfortably in the car without whining. At the end of two weeks Joseph brought over our dog Jackson and even gave us a demo of all the discipline and obedience Jackson has absorbed during this time. We now understand some of the strict dog parenting rules - How to discipline your dog or how to exercise your dog in order to get the affection that you want. I have had three dogs in my life so far and I thought it was easy to train dogs by myself but without Joseph’s help it would’ve been impossible to train Jackson because of his anxiety issues. I would highly recommend Joseph and Starr Dog Training to anyone that’s looking to train their dog. Whether it be obedience training or aggressive behavior training, this is the place I would definitely recommend. I look forward to boarding our dog Jackson with this company in the future too. Thank you Starr Dog Training!


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