Dog Obedience Trainers
Boarding & Training Professionals
Dog Obedience Trainers
Boarding & Training Professionals
Owner of What An Obedient Dog!
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 18 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
Linda Lopez-Bock is our Lead Dog Trainer. She's originally from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico but has lived in Lewisville most of her life. She lives with her training companion Arya, a formerly rambunctious German Shepherd puppy.
Linda earned her professional dog trainer certification from Animal Behavior College in 2016. Having been around pets her entire life, her passion for animals naturally led her towards a career in dog training and behavior modification to expand and promote the quality of life in our companion animals. Volunteering at animal shelters to correct problematic behaviors, that got them there in the first place, only increased Linda's deeply ingrained passion to assist pet owners to experience positive reinforcement training and relationship building.
Becoming one of Rebeccah's assistants at What An Obedient Dog! was a natural progression. Linda co-teaches Puppy/Beginner, Middle School, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Tricks classes. Linda and Arya look forward to strengthening the bond between you and your companion.
Rebecca Morris is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. She co-teaches with Rebeccah with our private dog training sessions at What an Obedient Dog! She earned her professional dog trainer certification from Animal Behavior College in February of 2019.
Having been raised in Nebraska on a game farm around many kinds of exotic animals, Rebecca has a love for animals of all kinds. She and her husband own and operate a working farm in Texas raising cows, goats, chickens, horses, ducks as well as Havanese and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. She has been successful at breeding dogs most of her life and strives to keep the breeds pure and loves to match families with their fur-ever companions.
She believes that dogs, as well as other sweet pets, make life richer and much more enjoyable. There has not been a time in her life that she hasn’t cared for and loved animals. Rebecca’s love for dogs has led her career straight to dog training. She has Chesapeakes Broley, Maggie and Francesca and Havanese Allie, Stella and Oliver as her fur babies.
David Garcia is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. He has lived in Dallas, Texas for most of his life. He currently lives with his three large, energetic dogs; Rambo, Rocky, and Otis.
David earned his professional dog trainer certification from Animal Behavioral College in 2019. He also has a degree in Civil Engineering and works as an assistant superintendent in construction. However, he always has had a passion for dogs and wanted to do something meaningful with that passion. In 2017 he decided to pursue a career in dog training and began to volunteer in animal shelters. He believes all dogs deserve a second chance, including sheltered dogs, if not more so. They fill your life with happiness, and in return you do the same. With positive reinforcement training, the bond between dog and owner can only grow stronger.
He is working part-time at What An Obedient Dog! co-teaching the Puppy/Beginner classes on Sundays. He enjoys watching how the clients are so enthusiastic after they see their dogs accomplishing the basic commands we taught in class.
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!