What An Obedient Dog!

Creating a Bond Between People and Pets

Dog Obedience Trainers

Boarding & Training Professionals

Owner of What An Obedient Dog!


Rebeccah Kleinberg

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Behavior Modification Specialist

Board & Training Expert

Service Dog Specialist

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator

Pet First Aid & CPR Instructor

Rebeccah Kleinberg, owner and founder of What An Obedient Dog! Head Dog Trainer and Behaviorist. She grew up in Silicon Valley in California. Although she misses the mild weather, she now calls Carrollton, Texas her home since 2006. She has always loved all kinds of animals, especially dogs, and is fascinated with how they think, how they communicate, and how they are so lovingly devoted to their humans with unconditional love and forgiveness. Her real teachers are all the dogs she's owned, as well as, and her 3 dogs Tina, Acer and Daisy (see photo gallery below). Jason is in doggie heaven running and playing!

Rebeccah has been in the pet industry for 20 years as a certified professional dog trainer teaching obedience classes, providing private training, and boarding & training dogs out of her training facility in Carrollton. She earned her professional dog trainer certification from Animal Behavior College in 2003. Later she attended the Trainers Academy at Service Dogs, Inc., where they teach dog trainers to become Service Dog trainers, which is her passion. She is a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator for the AKC. This designation indicates your dog is well-mannered, and ready for Therapy Dog work, or Service Dog work. As a Certified Pet CPR and First Aid Instructor, she teaches Pet CPR & First Aid Workshops every other month. She is also an Animal Behavior College Mentor helping to train new students for their new exciting careers as dog trainers.

Rebeccah has taught all levels of positive dog training in her career, such as Puppy/Beginner classes, Middle School classes (intermediate), and the advanced, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep classes, Tricks classes, and Service Dog task training. The classes teach the basic commands and good manners, which include training for puppy, puppy socialization, adult dog obedience, intermediate dog obedience, leash walking, advanced dog obedience and heel. She also has worked with behavioral issues such as leash aggression, dog-to-dog aggression, shy dog, fearful dog, introduction to new baby and dog, and introduction to new dog to current dog. She prepares dogs to pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exam to further their jobs as a Therapy Dog or Service Dog. She is motivated, enthusiastic, and makes her dog obedience classes and private dog training fun and entertaining.

Rebeccah knew her niche was working with dogs after watching, throughout the years, the bond between dogs and their owners grow as they learned and practiced the training with their own dogs. She named her company after the first puppy she trained. He was an 8 week old Rottweiler that started with Puppy Training, and then took the Middle School class, followed by Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep class. He passed with flying colors, but during the examination, all it took was watching this "all grown up" puppy heel so beautifully by the side of his owner, and her first thought was "what an obedient dog!".

“I couldn’t image doing anything else besides training dogs. I truly love dogs and love helping people bond with their beloved companions. There is nothing more fulfilling in life for me than what I get to do every day.” Rebeccah

Larry Pletcher is our Afternoon Adventure Guy. His dogs are named Willie and Raider. He disproves of the saying “you can't teach an old new tricks" – even if this old dog is really just a human. After spending 15 years in restaurant management and 10 years in manufacturing, he started volunteer training with the Missouri Humane Society. After moving back to Dallas and volunteering at a local shelter, he decided he wanted to be more involved with helping pet families.

Larry earned his professional dog trainer certification from Animal Behavior College in 2016. When he started working at the local shelter, his new life goal was to help shelter adoptions stay in homes and lessen the likelihood of pet surrenders through positively working with behavior issues, and prevent those “issues" by helping pet parents understand the importance of proper exercise, obedience work and relationship structure.

Larry was mentored by Rebeccah while studying for his dog training certification, and has since started his own part-time training business, and is excited about his opportunity to continue learning and honing his craft by working part-time at What an Obedient Dog!

Jon Moncrief is our Evening Dog Walker. He works during the day managing a daycare across the street and swings by to help us in the evenings.

He doesn't own a dog yet, but plans on getting one in the near future, In the meantime, he is practicing his dog training skills with the dogs at daycare. He brought Nova to our last Puppy/Beginner class and she did so good!