AUSTIN’s Dog training club

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Dog training membership

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Jumpstart programs

Want to start with something more intensive?

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Tutoring


Best for:
Parents with lots of time and interest.
Puppy training and basic skills.

$1490

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Homeschool


Best for:
Busy parents and larger families with a need for dog training in Austin.
Behavior modification programs.

$2490

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Study abroad


Best for:
Parents looking for a clean slate for their Austin dog training.
Off leash and advanced obedience.

$2890 - 4160

not your average
Dog trainers

Mara Soo

Lion, Bear & Elk Trainer

  • Apprenticed under Olympic sport horse trainers
  • Trained lions, bears, and elk professionally
  • PSA protection sports competitor
Christie
Branch

Primate Behaviorist

  • Trained 1000 monkeys over 3 years
  • Developed widely adopted training protocols used across facilities in Texas and California
Mara
Soo

Lion, Bear & Elk Trainer

  • Apprenticed under Olympic sport horse trainers
  • Trained lions, bears, and elk professionally
  • PSA protection sports competitor
Christie
Branch

Primate Behaviorist

  • Trained 1000 monkeys over 3 years
  • Developed widely adopted training protocols used across facilities in Texas and California
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dog training seminar
dog trainer pack walk
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FAQ
  • Quality of trainers. We spend an average of 6 months vetting trainers before hiring, and we only take superstars. Not only are our trainers the ones the Whitehouse chose for themselves, it’s also ensured they have exceptional communication and human-training skills.
  • Program structures. We break away from the usual options, private lessons or board-and-train. Instead, we come to you for training and can provide as little or as much hands-on support as you need. We then offer a one-of-a-kind maintenance and social training membership.
  • Professionalism & community. We are a training club, not just a service provider. An emphasis on community means that we expect a high level of professionalism among our trainers and club members. If you’re looking for a group of high quality people you can rely on as friends and dog trainers, this is it.

We offer private training programs for all family pet dogs, overnight boarding in trainers’ homes, protection and guard dog training, and our monthly social event, Agility Drop-In & Drinks, where you can play on an indoor agility course and enjoy free adult beverages.

We also offer apprenticeship programs for future dog trainers.

Your dogs can share one training program, although a phone consultation with a trainer will be needed to determine the best way for your specific dogs to learn together.

Even for dogs with very different goals and learning styles, two separate programs isn’t typically necessary. These dogs may have the option to increase the length and price of training sessions by 50% so there’s ample time to work with the dogs individually as well as together.

We use the methods that are most fair, kind, and effective for your specific dog. No two dogs are alike, and neither are the training methods that best suit them.

For a detailed view of the scientific foundation of our training philosophy, read about our training methods here.

Yes! Varsity allows you to pay for training sessions on a monthly schedule and at a discounted rate.

Alternatively, Affirm is available and offers 4 payments over 2 months with no interest or credit checks as well as monthly installment plans from 2 to 36 months long.

location

Our service area includes any address within a 20 minute commute from 6203 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78731.

There are 3 location options for training:

  1. We’ll come to your home if you’re in our service area or willing to pay out-of-service-area fees ($3.20/min beyond the service area).
  2. Meet us in Austin for dog training.
  3. Use the Study Abroad program and only travel to Austin 2-3 times total.

Schedule a phone consultation to determine the best fit for you and your dog.

the learning is only
the beginning

We don’t just improve behavior, we invite you to join a community dedicated to training dogs in Austin.