Confident Dogs are laid back & able to deal with new situations 

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For basic behavior questions & help, email [email protected], we can set up a convenient time to discuss your situation.  There's a lot of simple solutions, management tools & tips to help make life easier for you and your dog.  $15/15 minutes

Behavior Modification & Coaching
An initial consultation is required and will take place at your home, ideally with all the family present, this usually takes between 60-90minutes.  During the consult we will go over the behavior(s) you want to address and talk about how to manage them, so your dog doesn't keep practicing them while we work on changing them.  Practice makes perfect with unwanted behaviors as well as wanted ones.

After the initial consult we will make recommendations for training.  Everyone involved will need to be on board before proceeding.  It takes commitment, change is hard for everyone. $60/hr 

Body Language & Behavior

Do you wish your dog could talk?  Well he can you just have to listen.

In this class we look at how a dog's brain works, how to read his body language and recognize subtle signals so you can prevent behaviors escalating out of control.   Learn how to keep your dog from getting to the point where he feels the need to growl, bark and lunge.  

We go over how emotions effect learning and health, constant stress and fear in dogs causes cortisol levels to increase just like in humans and can play havoc with your dog's health and his immune system.

Improve your knowledge and your relationship with your dog. 

Email [email protected] for 2019 classes & locations

Real Life Training with your Dog - A Relationship & Skills for Life

Don't have time to do hourly training sessions each day or even each week and even if you do, everything outside of the training room doesn't seem to work?  Did you get a new dog or puppy and things aren't going quite the way you imagined?  

Then take a vacation and come stay with us for a week with your dog.  You and your dog will stay in our dog friendly 5th wheel trailer on the 14 acre property.  I will guide you through each day and all the everyday life things an hourly class fails to teach you.  Yes of course we can teach Fido to sit, lay down, walk nice on leash and come when called but I will also show you how to live your life with your dog and enjoy your time together, while also getting to work on time and not coming home to a hole in your bathroom door.

DAY 1, we will get together for a guided tour of the property so you and your dog can become familiar with the play areas and the walking track.  After lunch its time to get to work, we will go over canine body language and behavior, how dogs learn, what they need and what your dog is trying to tell you.  After this week you will go home with a better understanding of your dog's behavior and real skills to deal with things that happen every day.  We will talk about your everyday routine at home and any behaviors that you want to change and ones you want Fido to learn.  Then we will make a plan for the rest of the week, you can also chose to take our Pet CPR & First Aid class.  There will be daily walks and coaching sessions, practicing real life situations, whether that be a no distraction session on the property or a ride in the car to PetSmart.  Does Fido wait nicely to have his harness clipped up?  Does he hop in the car without any trouble?  What about getting out in a busy parking lot or on a street, does he wait before leaping out?  We understand this will be an intense week of learning for you and your dog, so when we are not training & learning, you are welcome to explore the area, Austin is only 45 minutes North and San Antonio 45 minutes South, the San Marcos river is great for tubing or kayaking and there are lots of restaurants and cafe's in the area too.  Wimberley is just 30 minutes away for zip lining and the largest outlet mall in the country is only 30 minutes away.  While you are gone Fido will be safe and happy right here, dog sitting is also part of the deal.  This is a fun week with lots of learning and is tailored to you and your dog.

Please feel free to email me with questions, I can imagine you will have some after reading this.

One on one,  educational program/vacation - 7 days/8 nights includes accommodation.  Total cost $1,200

Pet First Aid & CPR Workshop         

Perfect for pet parents & professionals. Training is by lecture, demonstration & hands-on practice, includes a handbook & upon successful completion, each participant will receive a certificate.

ACCIDENTS HAPPEN! Be Prepared with this full day workshop  - $120/person

Email [email protected] for more information

Our next class is Sunday August 25th in Luling, TX

Off Leash Play Area

We are excited to let people know we are also offering the property as an off leash area for dogs, using Sniffspot!   Let your dog run off leash in our fenced area, which also has some agility equipment or take a walk on our back 10 acre track.

You can schedule as little as 1 hour out, click the Sniffspot logo above and pick your time. its super easy  $5/hour

Be sure to let friends with dogs know that there is a new dog play area option in the area!