Are you looking for a little extra support in your dogs training? You're doing the lessons but you need some extra help during the week to make sure you meet your training goals, or you'd like to just take a little bit of the work off your plate. Maybe the training is going great, but you'd like some extra enrichment for your pup, or a visit during the day while you are at work or running errands? With our supportive training options we may have just the thing for you!
All of our supplemental services are designed to work alongside lessons you are doing with your trainer, supporting ongoing training that is happening at home. We have three different options of supplemental services; Day Training, Decompression Walks and Day School. Get all the details on these options below!
Day Training & Decompression Walks
Day Training is designed to work alongside your lessons, but you don't have to do lessons for it to be beneficial! It is a great support to help your dog get extra training towards your goals, but not a complete replacement for you working with your dog. It can also be a great source of enrichment for you dog! During Day Training a trainer will come to you and work with your dog while you are busy, focusing on skills you would like your dog to know, and that your dog lets us know they need to work on.
We are big believers in the benefits of decompression walks. These types of walks can be a game changer for worked up, over aroused dogs, and are just a super nice way for all of our dogs to spend some time. They are much less stressful for some dogs than the neighborhood and give our dogs a chance to really stretch their legs and be dogs. We are proud to be one of the few companies in Austin offering this service.
Check out our blog post here to learn all about Decompression Walks and what they really mean. All of our Decompression Walks are done on a 20-30 foot long line and harness, to ensure safety of all of the dogs we walk with.
All Day Training and Decompression Walks last around an hour. At the end of your dogs session you will receive either a video or photo update of their outing. Day Training videos will consist of clips of their training time edited together with instructional voiceover from your trainer that day (as long as we weren't moving around too much!). We do recommend starting with a complimentary Phone Consultation before starting supplemental services, so that we can make sure it's the right fit for you and your dog!
Day Training is a great option for the dog who needs a little extra training time during the week. During Day Training we will focus on the goals set during your conversations with our trainers, whether that is training time at home or focusing on goals in real world locations. It can be difficult for most owners to work on those goals while fewer people are out and about, and we are more able to work at non-normal times in those spaces.
Each session, your trainer will come to your home and work with your dog for an hour. Your trainer will come between the hours of 10am and 4pm, so that your dog gets a nice break in their day while you are at work, and will determine the best location based on your dogs needs and the available time. It could be a local park, a nearby store, working in the neighborhood, or just around the house. If your trainer selects to go to another location driving time will be limited to 30 minutes total.
A decompression walk is a great slice of enrichment in your dog's day. We spend one hour with your pup, walking on a mini adventure to a nearby greenbelt or park. We will keep the drive time under 15 minutes total, to give your pup as much time to decompress as possible. They will get to explore, be a dog, and relax while we enjoy the outdoors together.
Before we leave we make sure that your dog has fresh water. If you would like them to have a snack, or lunch, we are happy to give it to them as we head out the door.
Want us to walk more than one dog? We can do that!
If your dogs enjoy their walks together, there is an extra charge of $5 per additional dog on the walk. For safety reasons, if you would like us to take more than two dogs together on a walk we do require an additional handler. The additional handler charge is $20.
If you would like your dogs to each get their own time but do not want to schedule two separate walks, we can do that too! We will split the time between your pups and add on a little extra time to make up for the switching out. For this there is an additional charge of $15 per extra walk.
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.
Available Tuesday - Thursday
Drop Off: 7am - 10am Pick Up: 4pm -7pm
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 a link to During Day School you will receive report cards daily going over your dog's training. You will receive a video of their training sessions from throughout the day, including an instructional voiceover from your trainer explaining what they are doing in the video, and the usual pictures of them having fun!
Before beginning a Day School program we require an evaluation day to make sure that the service is the best fit for 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.
Pre pay packages are also available:
4 Pack - $340
8 Pack - $680
We are proud to offer Day School 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!
We are happy to offer our services 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.