Canine Behavior School

Khala Syslo, Training Director

Here are some interesting facts about Khala:

  • BS in psychology
  • Certified Professional Dog Trainer
  • 22 years of experience in the field
  • Graduated top of her class at Animal Behavior College
  • Only uses positive reinforcement training methodologies (no E, shock or prong collars)
  • Specializes in behavior modification training

Playful Pawz is very excited to have Khala as its Training Director to provide training that fits your needs. All training programs are customized based on the goals of the client and the needs/issues of the dog. As such, a consultation is required prior to commencement of training to ensure the goals and needs are properly identified and communicated.

Below is a list of our comprehensive training options. Prices may vary depending on the needs of the client.

Lodge & Train

Let your pup live and play with us while he is receiving training services. Lengths of stay will vary based on goals and expectations. A training curriculum will be developed and discussed with the client. All dogs in the Lodge & Train program must be fully vaccinated by a licensed Veterinarian at least 10 days prior arrival.


  • Resort Suite Lodging: $225.00 / day
  • Standard Suite Lodging: $200 / day
  • Rates include lodging, training, play time and follow up training session.

Day Camp

Much like school for human kids, dogs get dropped off in the morning and picked up in the evening while being taught during the day. Prior to enrollment, you and your dog will meet with the Training Director to discuss goals and expectations and to create your personalized curriculum. During the day, your dog and the Training Director will work on things specific to your needs. This is achieved both on and off property. When your dog is not being worked, he/she is either socializing with other canine friends, or resting in one our suites. At the end of each day, you will meet with the Training Director to discuss progress for that day.

  • Schedules will be determined between client and Training Director
  • For dogs 6 months or older
  • Dogs must be fully vaccinated
  • Cost is $175 per day

Training Packages

Training packages come in a variety of multiple sessions and are conducted with the pet parent/family over a 90 minute period. These packages are designed for Basic Obedience and Behavior Modification. The sessions may be conducted here on site or in your home. Package pricing is:

Basic Obedience

  • Single Session (1): $125
  • Bronze (3 Sessions): $350
  • Silver (5 Sessions): $550
  • Gold (7 Sessions): $750
  • Expert (10 Sessions): $1,000

Behavior Modification

  • Single Session (1): $150
  • Bronze (3 Sessions): $450
  • Silver (5 Sessions): $650
  • Gold (7 Sessions): $900
  • Expert (10 Sessions): $1,200

Group Classes

Puppy Socialization Classes

Playful Pawz is absolutely committed to and fully understands the need for puppy socialization and has partnered with Karma Dog Training Houston to conduct Saturday classes. These classes are a 7 week series and will provide the foundation for a well behaved, socially interactive, happy and healthy adult dog. If you are thinking of getting a new puppy, you and your new best friend will benefit tremendously from this program.

Puppies in these classes must be between 8 weeks and 5 months of age. During this time a puppy is at the stage when he is receptive to learning and his view of the world is easily shaped. In this class your puppy will be exposed to other puppies while being introduced to new objects, sounds and environments, all in a positive manner. These positive experiences will help your puppy adapt better to new future encounters.

Saturday Class Schedule:

  • 10:00 – 11:00AM - Puppies 8 Weeks to 5 Months (Under 15 lbs)
  • 11:30 – 12:30PM - Puppies 8 Weeks to 5 Months (Over 15 lbs)
  • Visit or call the front desk for reservations.

Obedience Training

We have also partnered with Karma Dog Training Houston to provide Obedience Training. This is a 7 seven week class series where your dog will learn the 7 Requests for Success:

  • Watch me
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Down
  • Heel
  • Leave it
  • Go to your bed

Saturday Class Schedule:

Behavior Counseling

Behavior Counseling focuses on unique ways to help those with severe behavior challenges. With over 22 years experience, we are prepared to help you through these challenges with patience, consistency and dedication.

*Price and length of time varies based on behavior issue and session curriculum.

Just a few things we can help you with:

  • Human Aggression/Reactivity
  • Dog Aggression/Reactivity
  • Separation Anxiety/Fear
  • Possessiveness towards food, items, people
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Dog Training Classes

Dog Training Classes

Dog Training Classes

Dog Training Classes

Dog Training Classes