Adding a new member to your family is always exciting, especially when its an adorable puppy! Working with a puppy is a lot of fun, but it can also be very overwhelming. We love working with puppies and their families to get them started on the right foot, and we have a lot of options to make sure that happens!
We always recommend working with your puppy and trainer through Private Lessons. That is the best way to make sure that you know exactly how to follow through on your pups training and make sure that their new skills are sticking at home in between visits from your trainer. Puppies are also eligible for our Decompression Walks and Day Training Supplemental Services. Decompression Walks are a great socialization opportunity for your puppy, and Day Training is another great opportunity to get them out in the world and having some new experiences. These are both especially helpful for those with busy lives, or who are unsure of how to do these types of fields trips.
However, because puppies do have different needs than our adult dogs, we have developed some great programs to give our puppy owners even stronger support. Both of these programs take place in our trainers homes so that your puppy is safe, learning things in a home environment (which helps the training transfer back home more easily), socializing with more places and people, and giving you a bit of a break!
Our Puppy Board & Train and In Home Puppy Day School are both designed to focus on teaching our puppies important life skills and starting basic obedience skills. We focus on teaching our puppies to settle when they are not being interacted with, work on crate training, enforcing house training, helping them learn to interact appropriately with new people and things, going on occasional field trips out into the world, and laying the foundation work for strong basic obedience skills (sit, down, stay, leash walking, coming when called, leave it, etc.). Get the specific details on these options below!
Board & Train
Open to puppies 6 months and under.
This program will focus on teaching good household manners, house training, crate training and your puppy being able to settle around the house. Field trips out into the world will be focused on creating positive interactions with the world and socialization. We will also likely start some basic obedience skills such as sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, leave it and recall.
($2380 for two weeks)
Puppy Day School
Open to puppies 12 months and under.
During In Home Puppy Day School your puppy gets to go and spend the day at one of our trainers homes. It is just like daycare, but in a safe home environment versus a potentially overwhelming kennel environment. Your puppy will get to spend the day learning how to be around good adult dogs and developing their social skills, learning how to rest quietly in a crate or penned off area, and working in focused training sessions with their trainer to develop the skills you are working on in your lessons. At the end of their day of Day School you will get a video of clips from their training throughout the day with a voiceover from your trainer explaining what they did during the day and how the training went.
Spots for this program are limited. Taxi services are also available for an additional travel fee, and so are guaranteed field trips.
($50/half day - less than 5 hours)
It is important to remember that any training without you is a jump start. There will still be work to do when your pup is home with you to reinforce the training and make sure that everything transfers. Pairing lessons with your supplemental services will help with that and we are happy to continue to support you as much as we can to make sure that everything transfers smoothly. If you are concerned about the transfer process, make sure to let us know and we can help you come up with additional plans to make it as smooth as possible.
We are happy to offer Private Lessons to Austin and the surrounding areas. Check the map on our Contact Us page for our detailed service area. For services outside of our service area, there is a travel fee of $15 per service.