Start your relationship with your pet with on a positive note and connect with them through the Clicker Training revolution. You’ll grow closer to your pet and strengthen your relationship with every click!

Choose your training session today:
  • Coaching (Melinda provides one-on-one training sessions with you and your pet.)
    • Single 30 minute session – $40 + tax
    • Single 60 minute session – $70 + tax
    • Four 30 minute sessions – $136 + tax:
      • Build your own package (choose which specific behaviors you would like to work on, up to 5 different behaviors; includes a clicker)
    • Puppy Basics Training Package: Six 30 minute sessions for $200, includes a clicker
      • This package is for puppies who are 5 months or younger. We will teach your puppy to respond to their name, come, target, sit, stay, walk polite on the leash, leave it, and settle on a mat. We will also work on socialization training and handling for grooming and veterinary care.
    • Basic Obedience Training Package: Six 30 minute sessions for $200, includes a clicker
      • This package is for any dog over 6 months of age who has had little or no training. We will teach your dog to come, sit, stay, wait at a boundary, target, and walk loosely on the leash. When your dog learns those behaviors, you can also choose to teach them leave it and/or settle on a mat.
    • If you have more than one pet you would like to train, costs are discounted 10% off your second pet.
Clicker training can be used with any animal!  But why would you want to train your cat? Or cockatoo? Or fish? Here are a few reasons:
  • Training is more than just teaching obedience, it creates communication with your pet.
  • Your pet stimulates their mind by learning to think about the behaviors they are performing and what they are doing to earn a reward.
  • You learn from your animal, just as much as the animal learns from you.
  • Important to enrich our pet’s overall mental health and all around happiness.

Email Melinda today to sign up for training at: petstreat.training@kittyhawkvet.com


Kitty Hawk Academy

Kitty Hawk Academy is the title for the Client Education classes we started providing beginning in October 2015. These one hour classes are taught by Melinda Brown, and typically occur on a specified Tuesday, at 6:30, in the Hospital Lobby. Keep an eye out on this page for updated class dates!

The veterinary world has made incredible progress in providing you with the quality care you need for your pets. We want you to also be equipped with the knowledge you need to take care of them to the best of your ability. Kitty Hawk is devoted to providing not only the best care to its patients, but also the best information to its clients. You (the owner) and the Veterinarian are a team when it comes to the care of your pet; we want you to feel confident and prepared when it comes to the health and wellness of your animals.

“Puppy Parent Fundamentals”
What’s the cost to attend? If you’ve purchased a Puppy Wellness Package from Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital, this class is half off! If not, the cost is $10 per person and $5 per additional family member.

Upcoming Puppy Parent Fundamentals Classes: TBA; Want to request a class? Email the instructor! This class tends to be scheduled based on interest. 

Register today! Email Melinda at petstreat.training@kittyhawkvet.com

Who should come to “Puppy Parent Fundamentals?” Those who are thinking about getting a puppy, have just brought a new puppy home, or have a dog less than 1 year of age.

We’re going to go from head to toe on your dog and make sure you’re informed on how to deal with all the basics of raising a puppy.

Here are some questions this class will answer:

  • What do I need to think about when deciding to get a puppy?
  • What kind of equipment will I need to have?
  • What food is appropriate? How much? When do I transition her to adult food?
  • Why does my puppy need so many vaccines?
  • Should I spay/neuter my puppy and when?
  • What are Heartworms and how does my puppy get them?
  • Why does my puppy need a de-wormer even if I haven’t seen any worms in the stool?
  • Do I really need to brush their teeth?
  • What are anal glands?
  • How do I help my puppy become less afraid of the world around him?
  • When do I start official puppy training classes?

“Kitten Parent Essentials”
What’s the cost to attend? If you’ve purchased a Kitten Wellness Package from Kitty Hawk Animal Hospital, this class is half off! If not, the cost is $10 per person and $5 per additional family member.

Upcoming Kitten Care Essentials Classes: TBA; Want to request a class? Email the instructor! This class tends to be scheduled based on interest. 

Register today! Email Melinda at petstreat.training@kittyhawkvet.com

Who should come to “Kitten Parent Fundamentals”?

This class is for anyone in the family who is responsible for the care of your kitten. (Recommended for ages 12 years and up)

  • Here are some questions this class will answer:
  • How do I enrich my kitten’s environment?
  • What food is appropriate?
  • Why does my kitten need so many vaccines?
  • Should I spay/neuter my kitten and when?
  • What can I do to help my kitten be more sociable once they are full grown?
  • Do I really need to brush their teeth?

“All About Clicker Training”

This is an orientation class where you as the owner learn all the basics for training your pet!

Upcoming Clicker Training Class: May 16th at 6:30pm

Cost to attend: Cost is $15 per person, $5 per additional family member. You will receive a clicker and all the information you’ll need to get started with training!

Register today! Email Melinda at petstreat.training@kittyhawkvet.com

  • Learn how to really communicate with your pet so they will actually listen to what you say
  • It’s not just for dogs; with clicker training, you can train any pet you have!
  • Teach your dog (or cat) to enjoy visits to the Vet! And not only enjoy exams, but also enjoy getting their nails trimmed, ears cleaned, or any other grooming tasks
  • Through this positive reinforcement training your pet will remember what they learned years from now
  • Once you’ve taken this class, you will be ready to start training as soon as you get home!

About Melinda Brown

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Melinda has completed the Dog Trainer Professional program, becoming a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP).  She is excited to share the incredible way to communicate with your pet called “clicker training”.  With clicker training you’ll learn how to clearly communicate with your pets, no matter the species.

Melinda’s other credentials include:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management from Abilene Christian University in 2013.
  • Veterinary Assistant Level 2 as certified through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Informal Educator at the San Antonio Zoo in the Education Department where she shares her love of animals and conservation with guests through the zoo’s weekend programs.
  • Internship at the Little Rock, Arkansas Zoo where she assisted in developing and delivering conservation awareness shows, and provided behavioral training and enrichment for over 40 animals, ranging from a Bald Eagle to a baby Groundhog, to a Blue-Tongued Skink. Due to her experience with exotic animals she brings a unique perspective to her training.
As stated on the Karen Pryor Academy website, being a KPA CTP means Melinda:
  • Is skilled in using positive teaching and training techniques
  • Can customize a training program specifically designed to help you and your pet communicate and succeed together
  • Participates in continuing education to ensure the training you receive is based in modern research and technology
  • Pledges to teach and train using force-free principles so you and your dog develop a bond built on trust and respect
Because of her experience with a variety of animals, both exotic and domestic, Melinda brings a unique perspective when helping you train any pet.