We are proud to offer training through our partnership with Jumping Jack Dog Ranch. Jumping Jack is an incredible boarding kennel and daycare facility in South Austin. Since 2017 they have been bringing their own brand of excellent care to the dog owners of Austin, and we are thrilled to have their message join with ours.
Just like us here at Enlightened Hounds, they are all about treating the core issue of why your dogs behavior is happening, not just treating the symptoms of "misbehavior". Training should be an enjoyable journey for both you and your dog, and serve to strengthen your relationship with them. What better way to strengthen your relationship than to understand your dog better!
Both teams also recognize that not every dog has the same training needs, or learns the same way. As such, we strive to personalize the experience for every individual dog and family. We use a choice based training approach that is deeply rooted in science and positive reinforcement. This means we do not use pain, intimidation or fear to teach our dogs. Our goal is to teach you how to train your dog so that you not only have a better understanding of your dog, but you are also equipped with the skills you need to maintain your dogs new and improved behavior. Because everyone comes with different needs, we have many different training options to help you find the right fit for you.
You can read more about the team at Jumping Jack Dog Ranch and their message here at their website. Keep scrolling to read all about the services that you can enjoy from us at Jumping Jack Dog Ranch!
Available Tuesday - Thursday
Drop off 6:30am - 10:00am, Pickup 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Day School is a fantastic option for the busy pet parent whose dog needs some extra help or stimulation while here at Jumping Jack. Day School includes Daycare and one-on-one training work with one of our fantastic trainers, tailored to a your dogs needs and your training goals. It is a great way to support the training you are doing at home, and a wonderful source of enrichment for dogs of all ages and needs.
Day School includes a report card with links to instructional videos for the skills your dog worked on that day, as well as a video of your dog working for you to review and re-enact the exercises at home. Before beginning a Day School program we require an initial virtual lesson, and an evaluation day to make sure that the service is the best fit for your dog. In this lesson you will learn how to set the foundation of the skills that will be taught in Day School, and learn about how we train and how to better communicate with and understand your dog.
Full understanding of the methods used, daily practice and consistency are essential to set up your dog for success, allowing us to continue to raise the bar of difficulty in training each time your dog attends Day School.
Day School is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. You can elect to sign up for a program with visits once a week on Wednesdays, or twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you are unsure which option is the best fit for your dog, please contact us and we can help you determine the best option.
The skills taught during Day School Programs are tailored to your dogs needs and your goals for them. These programs are a good fit for puppies, adolescent dogs, and adult dogs who need help learning their basic skills and manners.
Day School sessions are also available as an add on to Boarding reservations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for $50/day.
If you are interested in making sure that the Day School Program is a good fit for you and your dog, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Board & Train
Looking for your dog to come back from their boarding stay a little wiser? While we do not currently offer a traditional Board & Train program, we are happy to help you create a custom program to include training time into your dogs boarding stay!
Customizing your dogs boarding stay to include training involves adding Virtual Lessons before and after your dogs stay, and enrolling them in Day School on the available dates during their stay. The exact amount of Day School days and Virtual Lessons are set by you and your trainer based on the goals you are hoping to reach during the stay.
Day School during boarding is available on Tuesdays through Thursdays for $50 per day. Virtual Lessons are available to be scheduled Tuesdays through Saturdays for $100 per session.
If you are looking for training that is more human focused, Enlightened Hounds is pleased to offer stand alone Private Lessons.
Lessons through Enlightened Hounds are currently available both as Virtual Lessons and socially distanced In Person Lessons. Working through Private Lessons means a completely customized training experience focused on creating new behaviors for your dog in your home environment, right where you need them.
Standalone lessons are a great fit for dogs who are experiencing behavior problems like reactivity, jumping on guests, barking at the door, counter surfing, and anxiety issues. They are also a great fit for owners who simply want more focused instruction on how to train their dog themselves!