Our Team


Michael Baugh, Houston dog trainerMichael Baugh CDBC CPDT-KSA

Dog behavior expert Michael Baugh began his professional work with  with families and their dogs in 1999. He graduated with honors from the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers and the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior.  Michael has a degree in communications with a secondary concentration in psychology from Loyola University of New Orleans. He also studied community counseling at the Graduate School of John Carroll University.

Michael is the first full time dog behavior consultant and dog trainer in houston with these two independent professional certifications:

  • Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) – Awarded by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). This certification required multiple essays and case studies related to helping people who have dogs with serious behavior problems including aggressive dogs.
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge and Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA) – Awarded by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. This certification includes a 250-question test assessing 6 core competencies in dog training. Additionally it included peer review of actual training and teaching (on video) to assess skills at well as knowledge.

Michael also teaches other dog trainers, offering online learning opportunities as well as in-person seminars and workshops.

Victoria Thibodeaux, Houston dog trainerVictoria Thibodeaux CPDT-KA

Victoria is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (ccpdt.org). She is also a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training and Behavior and Dr. Susan Friedan’s renown Living and Learning with Animals program. Victoria is a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and a member of The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).

Victoria is an expert in puppy training and adolescent dog behavior with an eye for preventing problem behavior and early intervention for emerging behavior issues. She’s also an excellent teacher for families whose dogs have aggression problems. Victoria is especially effective with dogs who guard objects, food, places and other resources. And, she’s the go-to trainer for people who live with dogs who sometimes fight with each other.

Learn more about Houston Dog Trainer Victoria Thibodeaux.