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Austin Dog Zone, LLC
Telephone: (512) 537-2364
E-mail:laura@austindogzone.com

Testimonials

I knew that Rue had the potential, but she lacked manners and obedience. She wouldn’t listen to me and had a terrible habit of chasing our horses. I had always had hunting dogs and admittedly used force and traditional methods in the past for dog training. I’ll be the first to admit that the dogs lost their spirit and personality after being trained this way. My hunting dogs always acted fearful of being punished. I didn’t want to do that with Rue, so I began looking for another way. Read more.
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Recent Posts: Training

Socialization: Quality over Quantity

March 28, 2014 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in All Dog Categories, Training
“Have your puppy meet 100 new people in 100 days! If your puppy is already showing signs of timidity or fear, triple that to 300 exposures in 100 days.” Have you read that before, or been given that advice? Quality experiences matter more to your dog than the number, particularly if your dog is already […] [ Read More ]

Austin Service and Therapy Dog Training

June 17, 2013 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training
One of the most rewarding parts of our jobs is to help those that benefit from service and therapy dogs in our community. This is why we are thrilled that a new state law has passed to protect veterans with service dogs. Caitlin was recently interviewed on the topic on KVUE. You can see the […] [ Read More ]

Dog Training: An Individual

April 9, 2013 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training
I recently saw this quote directed towards parenting: “Don’t take too much credit nor too much blame for the way your children turn out” and thought how this, too, can be applied to dog owners. Dogs are individuals. You may have heard or read that more than once, but I encourage you to really think […] [ Read More ]

How to Stop Dogs From Fence Fighting

January 26, 2013 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training
You go to let your dogs outside and after a few seconds, you hear barking. Fence fighting starts by the dogs on either side being frustrated with their inability to properly sniff one another. This frustration causes the dogs to pace and lunge at the fence line. Sometimes, this builds up to further frustration that […] [ Read More ]

Dog Training Methods vs. Jargon

July 13, 2012 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training, Wellness
This story inspired me to write about some of the common jargon an unassuming person may hear when looking for a dog trainer. As with anything that creates controversy, or allows for multiple opinions, dog training is right up there on the list of hot topics. There are a colorful spectrum of opinions on it. […] [ Read More ]

Selective Hearing: “Why Does My Dog Only Listen To…”

March 7, 2012 | by Austin Dog Zone
Posted in Training
We hear this question a lot: “Why does my dog only listen to ____(insert any applicable family member)?” Dogs thrive on consistent, fair leadership. Family members who are present and offer fun, rewarding activities such as daily walks, or food automatically have stars and rainbows coming from their head in a dog’s mind. “This person […] [ Read More ]