Personalized positive dog training by professional certified trainer Shelly Haines VSA-CDT.

Training services are available in-person, in-home, and virtually online.

In-Home Private Training

*Payment plans are available for training packages.

In-Home

Packaged lessons are 1 hour, and held at the client’s home or a designated location, depending on your dog’s needs and the training goals. If you live in a multi-dog household, please plan to work with one dog at a time in a distraction-free environment. Homework and follow-up communication in between packaged lessons are included. Dedicated clients that follow the training plan, and communicate with their trainer typically see faster improvements than those that don’t. While training a dog is half of the job, training the human is the other half, and is basically how dog training is facilitated – consistently by the human.

Private Lessons Are Best For:

  • Puppies, Potty & Crate Training, Puppy Biting, Puppy Nipping, New Puppy, Socialization
  • Adult Dog Training, Dog Manners, Adopted Dog
  • Jumping, Chewing, Mouthing, Barking, Pulling, Lunging
  • Running Off
  • Sound Sensitivities and more…
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Cost:

$145 per lesson or less with a training package.

Virtual Private Training

How Do Virtual Lessons Work?

For our virtual lessons, you will only need a device with an internet connection and a camera, and an area of about 45 sq. feet in a distraction-free environment. Virtual lessons are easily accessible from your home or apartment. Packaged lessons are 1 hour, and will include a plan, homework, and follow-up communication.

Dog training at home is extremely useful and effective, especially for some dogs and certain cases. Clients outside the Austin service area or out of state can also benefit from having access to a professional trainer.

Is Virtual Training Better for My Dog?

Dogs with anxiety and fear do well with virtual lessons, as do other dogs. Read more about choosing virtual.

Why Virtual Training?

  • Costs less than in-home training services.
  • Convenient, effective, and client-centered.
  • Customized training plans designed for your dog.
  • Packages include follow-up support between sessions as needed via email or phone.
  • Exceptional training methods are conducted by a certified dog trainer and expert.

Cost:

$93 per lesson or less with a training package.

Woman in jeans standing next to small brown puppy. Puppy is looking up at person, and is sitting on yoga mat.
“Dog Training is training one human at a time.”

Virtual Training For:

  • Separation Anxiety
  • Potty & Crate Training, Puppy Biting, Puppy Nipping, Socialization
  • Adult Dog Manners, Adopted Dog
  • Begging, Counter Surfing, Lunging
  • Thunderstorm Phobia
  • Leash reactivity and more…

Upcoming Classes

Learn Ten Foundational Skills + Bonus Tricks

  • #1 Virtual Class 5-Week Series – Interest Form
  • #2 In-Person Class 5-Week Series in South Austin -9:30am 0n Sept. 10 -2022

Requirements, cost, and more…Take Me To Classes.

Benefits

  • Real-World experience & distractions
  • Lower cost than a private lesson
Group of dogs ready for training!
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”– Benjamin Franklin

We Train & Modify Behavior For:

  • Puppies, Potty & Crate Training, Puppy Biting, Puppy Nipping, New Puppy, Socialization
  • Adult Dog Training, Basic Commands & Manners
  • Jumping, Chewing, Mouthing, Barking, Pulling
  • Running Away & Coming When Called
  • Door Issues & Excited Greetings
  • Fence barking & Reactivity
  • Begging & Counter Surfing
  • Digging & Chewing
  • Adult Potty Training Issues
  • Behavior Modification Training
    • Anxiety, Fear, Reactivity, Phobias, Aggression
    • Barking & Lunging at Dogs
    • Reactive Behavior
    • Sound Sensitivities and more.

Aggression, Fear, Anxiety & Other Complex Behavior Problems:

We may refer your case if your dog presents or has a history of these behaviors, but please set up a virtual consultation to confirm. 

Human, owner, and child-directed aggression resulting in a dog bite (in or outside the household). A dog with a bite history. Complex behavior issues like severe separation anxiety, compulsive behaviors, self-harming behaviors, extreme handling sensitivity, multiple dog household resource guarding, severe resource guarding, or service dog start to finish training.

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IS VIRTUAL BETTER?

No matter where you are in the world or what you’re looking for help with, Fetch Worthy is here to provide you with the best possible online dog training experience.

Virtual is Better If Your Dog:

  • Struggles to focus around distractions or in public Is extremely fearful of strangers.
  • Is reactive to new dogs and people (barking at, lunging).
  • Has several sound sensitivities or heat sensitivity.
  • Has a medical reason they need to remain at home.
  • Guardian has limited mobility and is able to train at home.
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Woman with white and grey shirt hand extended feeding a tan and white large dog a piece of food as positive reinforcement training.

Do We Use Food to Train?

Yes! Food (and other reinforcers) are to dogs as money is to humans. While each individual is different in their choice of reinforcer, it’s usually protein-based foods for dogs. We can add value to non-food reinforcers, and it’s a skill that I can teach.