Austin Dog Training Services By Kim Roche
We are currently only able to accept new clients with referrals from veterinarians, pet care industry colleagues or past clients. Registration for other new clients will open up again in early May, 2019. Prospective obedience students who are interested in working with us are encouraged to consider our group classes.
In-home private lessons are available to residents of Austin, TX. Packages are available starting at $400 for four private lessons, $550 for six lessons or ten lessons for $850. Owners wishing to address minor issues may purchase single lessons for $125 per hour.
We understand how stressful your dog's aggressive or anxious behavior can be, but there's hope. Let us restore peace and balance to your household by assessing the problem and designing a behavior modification program that you and your dog can follow together. Our areas of specialization include separation anxiety, thunderstorm phobia, resource guarding (food aggression) and on-leash aggression.
Obedience Dog Training Services
Sometimes it's hard to fit a six-week class into your schedule. That's where private lessons come in. You and your dog can learn and practice basic through advanced obedience in your home or at various locations throughout Austin. Topics covered include paying attention, sit, down, stay, come when called, walking on a loose leash, heeling, drop it, leave it and curbing problem behaviors such as stealing, jumping and begging.
Walk and Train
This program is ideal for dogs who are in training for on-leash reactivity or pulling, or for dogs who need to burn more energy than a simple dog walk can provide. We will take your dog for a thirty minute training walk to reinforce the skills that you are working on at home. This service is available to current private and group class students only. $50 for one half-hour walk or $400 for a ten pack.
Board and Train
Our board and train dogs are fully integrated into our household and our day to day schedule to give them the opportunity to learn and practice their new behaviors.Each board and train program is completely customized to your dog's needs, but most dogs have the following experiences during their stay:
- walk politely on leash in a number of environments
- rest quietly while we prepare and eat meals
- stay calmly in a crate when no one is home
- hang out quietly on a bed or under a desk while we work, read or draw
- accompany us to cafes
- go on field trips to the farmer's market or a dog-friendly business
- politely greet and interact with guests
- go on hikes
- live in a real house instead of a sterile kennel environment
- ride politely in the car.
Good habits take time to form. We require a four-week stay so that dogs get a chance to practice what they've learned in a wide variety of situations and work for a wide variety of rewards (petting, play, praise, and whatever else makes your dog's tail wag!) No special equipment or training collars are used.
We limit the number of dogs in our program to two at a time to ensure that everyone gets the attention they require. Because our program is very small, preference is given to clients who have completed at least one private lesson or group class session.
All board and train participants receive 2-4 followup lessons and unlimited group classes for one year. The fee is $2600 for dogs 5 months and up.