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!).
In Home Puppy Day School is designed for puppies 1yr and under. We 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 below!
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.
New 2023 Pricing: $95/session
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.
New 2023 Pricing: $75/walk
In Home 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)
New 2023 Pricing: $100/day
($65/half day - less than 5 hours)
Day Training & Decompression Walk Combo
Get the best of both worlds, and a very tired pup, by combining our Day Training and Decompression Walk services into a 90 minutes - 2 hour event for your pup! We will start with an hour of Day Training with your pup, followed by an hour long Decompression Walk! We have a built in buffer of 30 minutes to allow for driving time and transition time between the two services. Your trainer will decide on the best location for both the Day Training session and Decompression Walk based on your goals, conversations you have had with them, and your dogs needs on the specific day.
Your trainer will come between the hours of 9am and 4pm, so that your dog gets a nice break in their day while you are working. 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 work and walk more than one dog? We can do that! Training time can either be split, or shared between dogs, or we can add additional training or walking time for an additional cost. Just contact us and we can go over specific options and pricing!
If you would like to set this service up for more than two dogs, please contact us to figure out logistics and pricing. For safety reasons, if you would like us to take more than two dogs together on a walk we do require an additional handler.
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 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.