Frequently Asked Questions

How old does my dog have to be to train at FlashPaws?
In our beginner classes, we accept puppies six months of age and older. In private lessons, we accept them at a younger age. The mind of a puppy is ripe for learning, and early experience with foundation skills and experience on very low, safe, equipment can provide invaluable imprinting while building the puppy’'s confidence. Puppies'’ bodies, however, are fragile until they have reached physical maturity (usually about 12 - 15 months of age), therefore, great care is taken to prevent any possibility of injury or strain.

 

Can I participate if my dog is aggressive toward other dogs or people?
Not at FlashPaws. Safety is our utmost concern. We cannot risk injury to our students and/or their dogs by allowing dogs in class with aggression problems. If our instructors feel that a dog is a threat to the safety of others, he will be asked to leave.

 

I have done some agility training at another training facility. How can I determine what class to enter at FlashPaws?
You will need to contact us to set up a 30-minute private lesson to evaluate your dog's skills to see which class is best suited for your dog.

 

Can I visit your facility before enrolling?

Absolutely! We encourage anyone interested in FlashPaws classes to come visit while classes are in session. Please call or email us to let us know when you would like to visit and we will let you know which classes are being held at that time.

 

Can children train at FlashPaws?
FlashPaws accepts children 15 years of age and older. Our instructors specialize in training adults, and as such, the instructional pace can be brisk. We have found that children need a slower instructional pace than adults. Children are much better off training with a 4-H group or with a club that offers classes specifically for children.

 

Where are you located?

Our facility is located near Hwy 290 and the Sam Houston Tollway. Click here for a link to a map and directions.