Creating a Bond Between People and Pets

  What An Obedient Dog! 

Creating a Bond Between People and Pets

Dog Obedience Trainers


Owner of What An Obedient Dog!
Rebeccah Kleinberg, ABCDT
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Behavior Modification Specialist
Board & Training Expert
Service Dog Specialist
pawTree Independent petPro
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator
Pet First Aid & CPR Instructor
Linda Lopez-Bock

Alyssa Schmidt

Rebeccah Kleinberg, ABCDT, owner of What An Obedient Dog!, 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. She is also a Certified PetTech Instructor teaching Pet CPR & First Aid workshops every month. She is also an Animal Behavior College Mentor helping to train new students for their new exciting careers as dog trainers.

She 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, ABCDT, is originally from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico but has lived in Lewisville and Coppell most of her life. She lives with her training companion Arya, a formerly rambunctious German Shepherd puppy. She 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.
Alyssa Schmidt is an avid dog lover, and has been since she was a little girl. She used to hang out at her local pet store, where she would name the puppies, clean up after them, and even on occasion help sell them. Later, in high school, she worked at Pet Supplies Plus in Lewisville for a year. Although she didn’t get to sell any puppies, she loved seeing all of the repeat customers (and of course their owners).

It wasn’t until college that she realized that she could put her love of dogs into a career. It was with the help of Brandon McMillan, host of the show Lucky Dog on CBS, and her roommate that she figured it out. Brandon McMillan showed her how training dogs, particularly those from shelters, can have new leases on life with the help of some training. Her roommate told her about a girl who was studying Applied Behavioral Analysis with the intention of working with animals. That was how she knew she had found her calling.

Alyssa is now attending the University of North Texas and majoring in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Alyssa soon plans to receive her certification from the Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Rebeccah took Alyssa in as her apprentice with no training but a lot of passion and enthusiasm. She soon completed the apprenticeship program at What An Obedient Dog!, became Rebeccah's assistant, and now co-teaches the Puppy/Beginner classes.

Alyssa’s ultimate goals are to work with service and therapy dogs. She wants to not only be an excellent trainer, but to also be an advocate for the welfare of dogs. She hopes to help you create a stronger bond between you and your dog very soon.