Force-free Dog Training & Care
by Shelly Haines


Positive Training for Long-Term Results

Owner of Fetch Worthy, Shelly Haines, and Kai the Golden Lab

Training Dogs and Helping Owners
in South Austin and Surrounding Areas

Certified, Insured, and Recommended

Shelly Haines is the owner of Fetch Worthy, a dog training business in Austin. She’s a certified dog trainer through the Victoria Stilwell Academy.

Our Dog Training Method

Reward-based dog training rooted in science without the use of force, pain, fear, or intimidation. Individualized training plans are designed to strengthen the human-animal bond, teach clear communication, and bring harmony back into the pet home.

Our Mission

Help humans have a better relationship with their dogs by using positive training methods. Teach, train and empower humans how to stop unwanted behaviors using force-free techniques. â€‹Commitment to safety for every human and animal involved. Leading with integrity in how we operate and communicate. Function as a reliable resource in dog training and pet care based on the most current science and industry trends. 

Customized Offerings

Dog ready to go!

Private Dog Training Lessons

Private dog training lessons in your home, or at a designated location where I teach you how to train your dog.

Great choice for families, behavior-specific issues in the home, or at locations.

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Day Tutoring Lessons

This service for current clients performed at your home, at mine, or at a location where I train your dog.

For dogs that benefit from a “training boost” and canine enrichment time during the day.

Cute Corgi in front of a laptop

Virtual Dog Training Lessons

I teach you how to train your dog virtually! Private lessons or behavior consultations are very effective.

Popular option during the pandemic, those with time constraints, or for specific behavior issues.

What is the Positive Reinforcement Method?

With so much easily accessible misinformation, it can be tough to tell how or why something appears to work. Don’t believe everything you see on TV or and social media. Many trainers use old and outdated techniques.

Positive dog training is rooted in science

Using evidence-based studies and research.

Training should feel good and be fun for both humans and canines.

There is no need for stressful corrections, physical punishment, or barbaric equipment and when used, most often there’s negative fallout. This is avoidable by going at the dog’s pace and using evidence-based techniques.

Build a better relationship with your dog