Professional Dog Trainers With Over 3 Decades of Experience

Diabetic Alert Dog BreedsWe have been training all forms of working dogs professionally for over three decades. We specialize in training dogs for diabetic alert, PTSD, epilepsy, mobility assistance and hearing impaired.

Training service dogs continues to be such a warm and uplifting experience for us. Watching a dog transform into a dedicated lifesaver is something that will truly never get old.

For the past 15 years of our career, a large part of what we have done is behavior modification and the teaching of the importance of a strong dog/client relationship.

We have trained not only dogs from all over the country, but we have also trained hundreds of trainers on how to mold their own dogs to be obedient and dependable. Our goal is to produce partners for people who need them most- all at a fair price.

At River’s Edge Dog Academy in College Station Texas, we strive to mold a good, solid working attitude where your dog knows he or she is not self-employed. They understand you are the employer, which creates a lifelong bond of dedication, loyalty, and affection.

We train diabetic alert dogs

Diabetic Alert Dog (DAD)

Diabetic alert dogs are trained to recognize the out of range blood sugar levels experienced by a person with type one diabetes, and to alert …more Diabetic Alert Dog Training

Dog obedience training

Dog Obedience Training

When the dog understands that you, as the owner, are in charge he will look at you much differently. The dog will understand that …more Dog Obedience Training

PTSD dog training.

PTSD Dog Training

A PTSD dog can provide a sense of security, calming effects, and physical exercise that can make a positive difference in the life of those who just need a companion to help them through certain situations. Having your best friend right by your side can make a world of difference!

Learn more about our service dogs

Our Dogs in Training

Many dogs can be service dogs as well as an obedient and loving family pet. Look at a few of our dogs in training and graduates here.

Read the Heart-Warming Testimonials of our Clients

Service Dog testimonials


Terry and Nancy Cadle of Rivers Edge Dog Academy are an amazing duo.

we wanted a trainer who understood


We finally made the decision to take our new puppy to a trainer.

accurate alerts


We welcomed Emma into our home in August of 2015.

Living with Diabetes


Living with Diabetes doesn’t prevent me from living a full, active life.

Meet Henry and Tako

It all started with one boy living with Type 1 diabetes and his request to save a dog. Henry is no ordinary boy, and Tako is no ordinary dog. At Henry’s request we adopted Tako from a local shelter and worked closely with her to make sure she was everything Henry needed. A companion, a snuggler, an emotional support system and most importantly, alerts Henry and his family when Henry’s blood sugars drop too low. Henry wanted to save a dog and in the end found a dog who will save him.