Training

Lara’s Canine Training

  • Private Initial consultation
  • Foundation Training
  • Off Leash Training
  • Behavioral Training
  • Private Lessons
  • In Kennel Training
  • Individual Service Catered Specifically to Your Needs

There are three aspects to training: teaching a dog what something means, habituating them to doing it, and transferring that sense of responsibility to the owner.

Training Program Overview


First, every dog or puppy must come in for an evaluation. The evaluation takes about an hour. We ascertain the temperament of the dog, discuss the goals that the owner has in mind, find out what kind of capabilities the owner has, and discuss any behavioral problems that are occurring. This time allows the owner to ask questions, make sure that he or she is comfortable with the process, and is willing and able to follow through with the training. We also discuss any safety issues or temperament problems that we find. Sometimes, a consultation is all that a person needs or wants. If so, we focus on the issues at hand. Some clients come in to discuss the suitability of a new dog, or even to discuss characteristics of different breeds before buying a dog. We try to maintain flexibility so that we can always meet the clients needs.
After the evaluation, we can proceed two different ways: we can train the owner and dog together in private lessons, or we can take the dog for in-kennel training. Private lessons are normally weekly, approximately 45 min in length, and can include multiple dogs within the household, and multiple family members. The advantages of this choice are that the owner gets to learn and be a part of the entire process. It can be a good way to build confidence with the dog. Also, the owner then has some basic skills to train the next puppy down the line him or herself.
The private lessons take longer to complete, it requires more work on the owner’s part, and the results are largely a reflection of the owner’s responsibility and commitment. In-kennel training, on the other hand, is faster and better if the owners are overloaded with commitments already. It is also the preferred way if the dog is stronger than the owner, or if the owner’s capabilities are impaired in some way. If the animal is having an aggression problem, in-kennel training can provide the precise structure required to bring the dog around safely and quickly. In-kennel training is, however, more expensive. The owner comes to pick the dog up, then we have a session to transfer the training to the owner efficiently. It is then the owner’s responsibility to maintain the training and stay alert to signs that extra help is needed. In-kennel training programs are either 2 or 4 weeks.

 

Training Rates and Packages

Evaluations: All dog’s must have and evaluation prior to starting training. During the evaluation the trainer will temperament test your dog and and discuss the training process with you. $20 dollar discount on Evaluations offered to Military/ Police/ Fire/ and Rescued dogs. 

  • Evaluation: $100.00 Single dog and $25 per additional dog.
  • Behavioral Evaluation: $175.00 Single dog $25 per additional dog.

Private Lessons: 45 minute private lessons where we will focus on your specific needs. These are perfect if you prefer to pay as you go, or you need to fine tune an issue.  $20 dollar discount on Evaluations offered to Military/ Police/ Fire/ and Rescued dogs.

  • Private lessons: $85.00 per lesson and $25.00 per additional dog
  • Behavioral Lesson: $100.00 per lesson

Lesson Packages: Private lesson packages designed for you to come in once a week and we train you and your dog.  All of our lesson packages can be customized to your needs.  $20 dollar discount on all lesson packages offered to Military/ Police/ Fire/ and Rescued dogs. Discount offered for multiple dog’s in the same house.

  • 2 lessons Targeted Package: $150.00 This is great for brushing up a skill or targeting a specific skill.
  • 4 lessons Foundation Package: $300.00  Typically covers basic on leash skills such as walking/sit/down/stay/manners.
  •  6 lessons On and off leash Package: $450.00 Covers basic on leash and off leash skills
  • 6 lessons Behavioral Package: $ 540.00 specifically for dogs with behavioral problems

In- Kennel Training Packages: These are 2 or 4 week packages where your dog will stay at our kennel and work daily with our trainers.  All packages include the Evaluation,boarding, training, and all the equipment you will need.  $ 50 dollar discount on all In- Kennel training packages offered to Military/ Police/ Fire/ and Rescued dogs

On leash obedience Package: $1,050.00  This 2 week session covers basic manners, walking on a leash, Sit, Down, Stay, socialization if appropriate, crate training for pups, and Working in light distraction.

Package includes:

  • Evaluation
  • Boarding and daily training
  • 1 training collar per dog enrolled
  • 1 Leather leash per dog enrolled
  • Food ( unless your dog has a special diet)
  • 2 lessons with the owner
  • Bath
  • 6 months of follow up calls
  • Discounted boarding rates on future boarding

Off Leash Package: 1,250.00 This 2 week targeted session covers  your dog coming back when called in distractions

Package Includes:

  • Boarding and daily training
  • 1 Dogtra Electronic collar per dog enrolled
  • Food ( unless your dog has a special diet)
  • 1 lesson with the owner
  • Bath
  • 6 months of follow up calls
  • Discounted boarding rates on future boarding

Combo Package: $2,200.00 This 4 week package covers you dogs on leash basic obedience skills and off leash obedience skills.

Package includes:

  • Evaluation
  • Boarding and daily training
  • 1 training collar per dog enrolled
  • 1 Leather leash per dog enrolled
  • 1 Dogtra electronic collar per dog enrolled
  • Food ( unless your dog has a special diet)
  • 3 lessons with the owner
  • Bath
  • 6 months of follow up calls
  • Discounted boarding rates on future boarding

Behavioral Package:  $2,500.00 This is a 4 week training program that focuses on your dog’s behavioral needs.

Package includes:

  • Evaluation
  • Boarding and daily training
  • 1 training collar per dog enrolled
  • 1 Leather leash per dog enrolled
  • 1 Dogtra electronic collar per dog enrolled
  • Food ( unless your dog has a special diet)
  • 4 lessons with the owner
  • Bath
  • 1 year of follow up calls
  • Discounted boarding rates on future boarding

Puppy Problems and Prevention

Every new puppy owner has a thousand questions about how to raise their pup to be a confident, well-mannered dog. Vital information includes: stages of puppy development, techniques for teaching manners, housebreaking methods, and an understanding of dog mentality. If this is your first pup, or if you are thinking about getting one, call now for a consultation.

Obedience and Manners Training

Maximize the time you spend loving your dog by teaching it how to avoid the things that make you angry. Teaching your dog the rules of the house and the rules of society should be a top priority along with proper health care. The safety of your dog, and the sanity of your household depends on training. A dog’s personality does not fully develop without training. It needs to be mentally challenged and to feel emotionally secure. Proper training fills both needs by giving the dog a purpose and a secure place within the family.

Behavioral Problems

Dogs can exhibit eleven different types of aggressive behavior and each has a different cause and cure. If the correct techniques are used, most of these patterns can be remedied with patience and determination. If your dog is signaling aggression, seek help immediately! Aggression issues generally become more pronounced over time, and not less. Growling, nipping, biting, staring, stalking, snarling and snapping are some behaviors that demand attention. Don’t panic, don’t procrastinate, call me for help.

Second Hand Dogs

We can erase the mistakes of the previous home with proper care and the correct balance between love and respect. The transition from the shelter or pound to the new family can be eased through awareness of the dog’s individual needs. Learning techniques designed to assert control over your dog without intimidation is very important to establishing a lasting bond.

Rehabilitation of Abused Animals

An animal that has been rescued from an abusive or traumatic situation needs to be taught the confidence that it has been robbed of and it’s sense of safety restored. Otherwise, it will not develop into a healthy, mentally stable pet. Sympathy is not enough, understanding and action are the key.

Canine Training New braunfels

Phobias can be overcome in an abused animal. This greatly increases the confidence of the dog and it’s quality of life. The dog can only regain confidence through the trust it has for it’s owner. Ease the unnatural tension in the abused or phobic dog’s life through skilled handling.

Also available

  • Therapy and Service Dog Training

Some of the challenges solved by Lara’s Canine Solutions include:

  • housebreaking problems
  • manners
  • aggression problems
  • puppy problems
  • separation anxiety
  • jealousy
  • mouthiness
  • puppy biting syndrome
  • gun shyness
  • shyness
  • destructive chewing
  • marking
  • jumping up
  • running away
  • escaping
  • bolting
  • fleeing
  • excessive barking
  • nervousness
  • digging
  • cat chasing
  • lick granulomas
  • tail chasing
  • neurotic licking
  • brontophobia
  • agonism
  • fear induced aggression
  • inter-male aggression
  • inter-female aggression
  • pain induced aggression
  • territorial aggression
  • food aggression
  • dominance aggression
  • predatory aggression
  • possessive aggression
  • protective aggression
  • maternal aggression
  • redirected aggression
  • aggression to other dogs

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