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Pennie Mahon, Owner and Master Trainer of Barks 5th Avenue in Houston.

Find out why Barks 5th Avenue is one of the best training programs in Houston! Pennie Mahon is the CEO/Master Trainer, read her biography to understand more about her training experience and philosophy.

Pennie Mahon’s passion for animals started in her youth.  She was first introduced to the world of animal training at the age of eleven, when she trained her first dog through her local 4-H club. This experience marked the beginning of a lifetime spent exploring and connecting with animals. She has successfully trained, competed and titled in elite level competition with her horses in multiple disciplines and her dogs in Disc, Dock Diving, Herding and Obedience. As a Certified Disc Dog Judge she enjoys traveling internationally to judge competitions and to share her passion teaching Disc Dog clinics.

Pennie has become a world-renowned Disc Dog competitor.  She began this pursuit in 2001, and in 2012 she and her dog Psych received the ultimate honor when they were crowned the Hyperflite Skyhoundz Disc Dog World Champions. Pennie and Psych have finished in top ranked placement at the Ashley Whippet Invitational, UFO World Cup, and USDNN World Finals. This polished duo along with the rest of her pack, Disc-Functional K-9’s, are often the highlight at NFL, NBA college half time shows and many events within the community.

Her ability to communicate with animals shines with her personal accomplishments. It also contributes to the success of the her business, Barks 5th Avenue; a premier family owned and operated pet care facility and retail hotspot in Houston, Texas. At Barks 5thAvenue we take great care to address the needs of our pet patrons by taking a holistic approach to training, socialization, proper nutrition and nurturing the Whole Dog-Human relationship.  Pennie’s ability to assess an owner’s needs and address existing and potential issues with a dog’s behavior are unparalleled. She implements operate conditioning, believing that dogs learn through balanced consequences both positive and negative.  Dogs in training receive a program tailored to their temperament, owner’s goals and of course budget. Clients are not just taught how to give a command, they are taught to focus on relationship building with their dog. Pennie regularly attends training seminars and stays update on current research in an effort to continually expand her knowledge pool. She is currently KPCT (Karen Pryor Clicker Training) certified. This is only part of what makes Pennie’s training so successful and highly sought after. Her dedication to community and charity has allowed many people to experience the human-canine connection first hand, she truly does “change peoples lives 1 dog at a time”. Call today to set up a FREE Training Consultation. Pennie will spend one hour with you and your pet(s) evaluating their behavior and discussing our program in detail.

Training services available:

  • Board and Train
  • Barks Behavior Boot Camp
  • Private Instruction
  • Puppy Potty Training
  • Training Refreshers
  • Socialization

Call or email to set FREE Training Consultation :


(281) 970-2284