Our mission at Paradigm Dog Training is to train the most disciplined dogs in Austin –
for a lifetime of enjoyment with both pets & working dogs. 


Eric Bakey was born in Pennsylvania and grew up with a giant Rottweiler who would escape from his backyard to the fear & delight of Delaware County residents. She would wander down to the local McDonald’s where she’d make friends and snack on leftover Big Macs. 

Eric joined the Army as an engineer where he had his first exposure to Military Working Dogs while conducting route clearance missions in Ramada, Iraq. 

Once off Active Duty, he began training Police & Service K-9’s as a way to stay connected to the veteran community.

After titling some difficult dogs in IPO/Schutzhund and receiving several certifications from various dog sports and Letters of Appreciation from Law Enforcement Agencies, he turned his attention to hunting dogs where he purchased his first Labrador Retriever…Determined to apply everything he’d learned to develop the Ultimate Gentleman’s Gundog.


Seeing the opportunity to blend his professional consulting career with his passion for dog training, he opened Paradigm Dog Training in Austin – a town with a true love for pets, outdoor activities, and in the Great State of Texas. 

He’s currently promoting his premium dog training programs with the help of the following Strategic Partners:

  • Veterinarian 1, 2, 3 
  • Austin Police Department 
  • ATF & DEA
  • Detection Dog Services
  • Pet Insurance Company
  • Food Company
  • Kong
  • Tugs
  • Ray Allen/Leerburg 
  • Gunner Kennels
  • Crumpler Kennels & Other breeders 
  • Other trainers 1, 2, 3
  • Boarding Kennels
  • Dog Walkers
  • Groomers
  • Austin Pets Alive
  • PTSD
  • Rock Springs Mental Health Hospital
  • Home Depot 
  • Tech Companies/WeWork 
  • Trinity Oaks & other veteran programs
  • Starmark Academy

To ensure you’re implementing ethical, science-based dog training practices – download our FREE Essential Obedience Email Correspondence Course and to see if Paradigm Dog Training is the right fit for your family or Organization, reach out to us Eric@paradigmdogtraining.com .