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Traci Murdock, CPDT-KA

Traci Murdock, CPDT-KA, is a Master Trainer, Canine Behavior Specialist, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Barn Hunt and WCRL Rally Judge, and she is an Animal Talent Agent and Handler.  She has trained dogs and their humans since 2000. Traci's expertise includes pet dog issues, nutrition, behavior issues, dog sports and activities, and rescue and adoption, and she has experience in just about any dog-related subject. Traci volunteers as a behavior consultant and trainer for rescues and shelters.

Traci’s competition in dog sports and experience in print and film media has allowed her to broaden the set of skills and tools that she uses to train dogs and their humans.  Lessons learned while training for Flyball, Agility, Rally, Obedience, Conformation, Herding, Freestyle, Frisbee, Barn Hunt, and Therapy work translate into enhanced methods of teaching pets to be better companions and family members AND allow us to have fun with them.  She is a member of the 4 Dog Flight flyball club and her dogs hold titles in several sports, including Barn Hunt, Flyball, Rally, Obedience, and Agility, and work in the community as therapy dogs and in community and pet education.

Traci created the Hollywood Dog™ class to teach owners the skills necessary to break into show business and Reactive Dog™ classes to help people learn to manage their dogs’ out of control behaviors and teach the dog the skills needed to have more normal interactions with the world around them.  She prides herself on creating rewarding relationships between dogs and owners by equipping them with the knowledge to lead a happy and healthy life together.

"I take pride in providing my clients with personalized attention and professional instruction that is based on the most up-to-date science about dog training and behavior.  My goal is to help you better understand and teach your dog so he or she can be a valued, lifelong companion.

My training methods are non-force-based, progressive, and very dog friendly.  You'll love the simplicity, your dog will love the attention, and you'll both love the results.  No more struggling to get your dog's attention and cooperation.  You'll be delighted with your dog's progress and will look forward to each lesson."

Training Partners

Patricia Debarros-Kari has been training and competing in dog sports since 2010. She uses reward-based training techniques, focusing on building a dog’s self-control and confidence, resulting in a well-behaved family member and good canine citizen. Patricia’s understanding of dog training practices, and knowledge of canine behavior allows her to develop different training programs for individual dogs and “continuing education” plans for their families, keeping training fun for dogs and families alike.

Patricia has been a foster home volunteer for Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue since 2011, and was a member of the North Texas Basset Rescue Board of Directors (1999-2000), and Adoption Director (1997-2000). She is an AKC Earthdog Judge (Intro and Junior), and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. Patricia also works with Hit the Mark Animal Talent as Senior Wrangler.

She and her husband share their home with five miniature Dachshunds: Henry, Geoffrey, Tyke, Claudia and Bolt; Ozzie, the Basset Hound; Bean, an All American Dog, three cats – Gloria, Akasha and Zombie; Quincy and Bucky, two miniature donkeys; eight chickens, and an always present foster Dachshund.

Areas Covered

North Texas, including the entire DFW Metroplex

Including - Dallas, Ft. Worth, Frisco , Plano, McKinney, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson, Allen, Flower Mound, Denton, Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake, Coppell, Corinth, Farmers Branch, Forest Hills, Highland Park, University Park, Little Elm, Lewisville, Garland, Irving, Arlington, Murphy, Bedford, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Rockwall, Rowlett, Euless, Highland Village, Hurst, Anna, Argyle, Boyd, Celina, Double Oak, Justin, Lucas, Melissa, Roanoke, Trophy Club, Westlake, Lake Dallas, Princeton, Mesquite, Wylie, Castle Hills, Fairview, Grand Prairie, Lake Highlands

Available for Video, Phone, or Skype consultation

Upcoming Classes

There are no classes currently scheduled. Please contact Traci to discuss in further detail.