Dog Training Makes Dogs Happy

Dog Training Makes Dogs Happy

After bringing my dog to Taurus for the past year or so, I have noticed a remarkable improvement in her behavior toward other dogs. She was also trained at Taurus and is virtually an entirely new dog. Obedience training and canine socialization have significantly improved my relationship with Monster! — Green with Monster

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Obedience Training Helps Your Dog Fit In

We believe that every dog, owner, and household is unique.  Our Dog Obedience Training goes well beyond basic obedience, and embraces what dogs and owners specifically need to live together more happily. A Dog isn't really Happy until they've become fully Socialized within your home and with their other Dog Friends. We have a large toolbox of Dog Training Techniques and teaching tools to draw from, although we certainly utilize the most gentle, positive, and effective methods.  At Taurus every pack staff member is a Dog Trainer, so your dog will be training every moment with us.  Please note that our board and train program requires an evaluation day. We want to make sure your dog knows Taurus is a happy, fun place, and that Mom or Dad will come back for them, so a day or more of daycare ensures that your dog is ready to start learning right away!

What We Do

We have worked with thousands of households over the last 17 years, and have developed programs that fit a variety of lifestyles and personalities.  We can tailor a program that helps you find more harmony in your home.

Our programs build a solid foundation of obedience, and include:

  • Attention: teaching your dog to check in with you and respond to requests for attention
  • Basic commands: walking nicely on the leash, sit, down, stay, come, etc.
  • Manners: Such as polite greeting behavior—sitting politely rather than jumping
  • Social Skills: facilitated play that promotes polite behavior among the dogs

Training Programs

Private Training and Behavior Consultations

Private Training and Behavior Consultations

Cost: $120

Private training sessions are a good alternative for dogs who are more comfortable in the home or owners who prefer to be even more involved in their dogs’ training.

Private training sessions are a good alternative for dogs who are more comfortable in the home or owners who prefer to be even more involved in their dogs’ training.  We are flexible about location, and will make suggestions depending on your dog’s skill level and focus and your goals.

Private behavior consultations are for dogs and owners needing help with more serious behavior issues, such as separation anxiety, fear of people or dogs, leash reactivity, adult housebreaking issues, etc. These issues take time to address.  As a result, one session is rarely enough to turn these issues around.

Package discounts for multiple sessions are available.  Extra charges may apply outside the Austin metro area.

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Puppy Consultation

Puppy Consultation

Cost: $75

From a behavior standpoint, this is the most valuable thing you can do for your new puppy and your household.

From a behavior standpoint, this is the most valuable thing you can do for your new puppy and your household. If you get started on the right paw, numerous behavior issues can be avoided.  We discount this consultation to make it as accessible as possible. 

This one hour visit addresses:
• Housebreaking
• How to socialize properly (includes a free day of daycare!)
• How to deal with common puppy issues such as jumping, nipping, and chewing
• Basic obedience commands, such as sit, down, and come

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Board and Train

Board and Train

Cost: $1500

Many of our clients call this program “Doggy Bootcamp.”

Many of our clients call this program “doggy Bootcamp.”  It is an intensive 2-week program where your dog will stay with us and learn better behavior every waking moment, whether it’s in our play yards, during obedience lessons, or even on field trips around town.  After the two weeks, it’s your turn to learn in four private lessons.  The first private lesson is at our facility, followed by two at your home, then usually one in a public place such as a park, the trail, wherever you want your dog to behave!

Program includes:
• One Play day evaluation
• Boarding fees
• Training sessions throughout the day
• Trainer-assisted socialization in the play yards
• Four private lessons: 1 at the facility, 2 in the home, and 1 most likely in a public place

*Payment plans are offered. Please call a facility for details.

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Getting Started

Training Tips

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Reservation Requests

Please email or call the facility of your choice for reservations. Note that all dogs at Taurus must undergo an evaluation day of daycare before training, boarding, or more daycare, to ensure the most positive experience possible.

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