Dog Training Services

Get personalized positive dog training by professional certified trainer Shelly Haines VSA-CDT (more about Shelly).

Most options are available on location, online, and in your home. Learn more below.

Fetch Worthy is based out of Austin, TX.

Private Lessons

In-Person / Live Lessons

Lessons are typically in the client’s home or at a location depending on what behaviors we are working on. The best training location for that lesson will be determined ahead of time, and remaining flexible if we need to change up the plan on the spot will set your dog up for success.

Common behavior problems addressed in private lessons are Jumping, nipping, door issues, coming when called (recall), digging, barking, potty training, obedience, doggie manners, reactivity, leash pulling, excited greetings, begging, crate training, and new puppy.

Starting at $115 up to $145 per lesson.

*Discounts and payment plans are available for training packages.

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Virtual Lessons

Dog training lessons are online using Zoom and are great for behavior consultation for a particular issue, those out of Austin, and those who need training for their dog.

Believe it or not, it’s even better because the owner is the one doing the training, and it’s so convenient!

Ideal for shy dogs, and common behavior problems, like jumping, nipping, door issues, chewing, potty training or toileting problems, digging, chewing, crate training, coming when called, barking, basic doggie manners, and introducing a new puppy into the home.

Starting at $90 per lesson.

*Save with a training package.

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Day Training & Socialization Outings

This service for a dog on a training plan with Shelly and is performed at your home, or at a location where the trainer works with your dog (1:1) on a single behavior issue, a few basic commands, or behavior modification.

Depending on your dog’s needs, this may this is popular for clients that have a busy schedule or prefer their trainer to get their dog started on the training plan.

Can be used after a training package, or during a training package for dogs that benefit from a “training boost,” and work efficiently with their trainer.

Starting at $75 or save with a training package.

*Discounts and payment plans are available for training packages.

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Group Class (Waitlist Only)

Our in-person and virtual class is on waitlist at this time. Class is for new or current clients. Specialty options on waitlist so click here to let me know you’re interested. Once a class is confirmed, you will be notified immediately.

Dogs for group class should be comfortable around dogs, and people, should be up-to-date on vaccinations and require registration. Online classes are an option for shy, or anxious dogs not comfortable around new people and other dogs.

Private lessons are best for dogs with specific training needs, who are fearful or uncomfortable in public or with dogs, kids, or people, schedule your free call to book an assessment if unsure.

Benefits of Group Class:

  • Real-World experience and distractions
  • Ask questions and learn from what other questions owners ask
  • Carve out time bond and train to with your dog
  • Lower cost than a private lesson
  • Continue advancing your dogs skills and your knowledge
  • Meet other dog owners in your community
  • Seriously…Have FUN!!

Private Training Options and Save Money with Training Packages!

Dog problem behavior Management: Prevent, Control, Avoid. Before a dog is trained, management is needed in order to prevent rehearsal of undesirable behavior...

What’s Management?

A dog training plan should have immediate solutions that can prevent the rehearsal of the “unwanted behavior,” and is also known as a management plan. This is a critical part of the training plan that takes place before the training has begun and becomes reliable. Safety and emotional well-being is at the heart of this plan as well as prevention of the rehearsal of the “unwanted behavior.”

Many times the “unwanted behavior” can be simply managed, and that’s okay for some pet parents who are satisfied with those results and don’t need more training.