COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: For everyone’s protection, we’re working outdoors only. We’ll still come to you if you have a fenced-in yard and are located within our geographical area in Austin, or we’ll invite you to come to our East Austin location for outdoor work, but we’re following health guidelines and not entering homes.
HomeSchooling For the Precocious Puppy/Teen
6 Weeks to 1 Year
Wish your puppy came with directions? We help you navigate the puppy and adolescent stages, while building the foundation for a happy adult dog. No need to travel the journey alone.
Puppies aren’t born knowing what to chew or where to go potty. Just like human kids, puppies need to be taught how to behave appropriately in the world. We’ll cover the basics of puppy rearing, while addressing your puppy’s specific issues and needs, from potty training, to inappropriate biting and chewing, to making human and dog friends. We teach your puppy proper etiquette so she learns what’s expected of her, in your house, and out there, in the world. We train in and around your home, to make it as “real” as possible.
How It Works
We start with a 90-Minute In-Home Consult
You get a puppy or dog that’s better behaved — maybe even an ANGEL
“Great! Tell me more…!”
During the In-Home Consult, you give us the lowdown on how you and puppy are managing, and where you want to get to. We’ll get you started on a customized training plan that can be implemented right away. We’ll answer your questions about puppy rearing and care. You can relax a bit, knowing we’ve got you and your puppy covered.
Then You Choose A Training Option — A or B
We Train Your Pup with You
This is for people who have a bit of the training bug in them, and want to be part of the process. It’s a little like class: we show you, and then you get to practice. We’ll give you easy, effective training tools that you can use when we’re not there. We love sharing what we do, so we’re happy to have the whole family involved.
Single 1-Hr. Session $150
Bronze Package: consult and six 1-hr. sessions: $900 (save 14%)
Silver Package: consult and nine 1-hr. sessions: $1200 (save 20%)
Gold Package: consult and twelve 1-hr. sessions: $1450 (save 26%)
Puppy Learns While You’re Away
We’ll do the bulk of the training for you, so you can just enjoy a puppy who’s easier to live with. Training will go faster when we do it. We’ll also set aside a session a week where we show you what your puppy has mastered, and teach you how to be consistent and keep things polished.
Single Session $150
Bronze Package: consult, 4 Puppy Tutor Sessions, Plus 2 Sessions With Owner: $900 (save 14%)
Silver Package: consult, 6 Puppy Tutor Sessions, Plus 3 Sessions with Owner: $1200 (save 20%)
Gold Package: consult, 9 Tutor Sessions, Plus 3 Sessions with Owner: $1450 (save 26%))
We’ll Support You Outside Of Sessions, Too
We offer extensive phone/email/text support between training sessions, free of charge. And there’s no charge for an initial phone assessment.
Puppy Socialization — The Foundation For Well-Socialized Adult Dogs
You want your puppy to grow into a dog who’s comfortable around new people and novel things. Socialization is the surest way to achieve that. Your puppy should have as many life-affirming experiences early on as possible, while he’s most open to them (the socialization window begins closing at around twelve weeks). We can help your puppy feel safe and relaxed — while behaving appropriately — around new people and around your neighborhood, so you minimize the chances he’ll show fear or aggression later. Have a favorite coffee shop? Talk to us about taking Little Fido there to make friends.