Dog Training & Puppy Training in Boerne, Texas
Is your dog taking you for a walk? Are you having trouble communicating basic obedience commands to your dog? Is your dog training you?
It’s time to call Hill Country Pet Ranch and let us help! (830) 229-5425
We know you love your dog. However, most dogs have unwanted behaviors that can be stressful and costly. Our proven and positive programs can replace unwanted behaviors with good manners and communication. Our various programs offer everything from a solid foundation in basic obedience to advanced, off-leash skills and can even help with more challenging behaviors. Our training director, Kirsten Salvito, can design a personalized program for any breed of dog at any time in their development.
Introductory Offer- FREE Dog Training Evaluation ($35 value!)
At the Hill Country Pet Ranch we use dog-friendly techniques, including positive reinforcement training methods which incorporate food, play, and clicker. All training is individualized based on breed, age and temperament. There is no one size fits all approach. We utilize training games to allow the dogs to think through and make the correct choices themselves, so they can discover and maintain the fun in training.
About the Trainer Director
Kirsten A. Salvito combines a life long love of animals with proven positive training techniques. A successful obedience and agility competitor, Kirsten has shown and titled multiple breeds in agility, obedience, conformation and weight pull. Kirsten is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and a UKC Judge. She has written many training articles for breed magazines and the Hoflin annual.
Lodge & Learn
The first few months of your puppy’s life are the most important for acclimating them to different situations, dogs, and people as well as providing the structure pups need.
Puppies as young as 10 weeks of age can participate in this program. The sooner we start the better. However, it’s never too late. We will help you create a safe home environment and a solid foundation for you to enjoy your ‘puppy’ for a very, very long time.
We can help you:
- Set up your home for your new puppy
- Begin socialization with dogs and people
- Introduce walking calmly on leash
- Potty training/housebreaking
- Discourage jumping
- Chewing & nipping do’s & don’ts
- Sit, down and come when called
Free Puppy Socialization class
Looking for a great way to jump start your new puppy’s socialization skills and help them burn off some puppy energy at the same time? Hill Country Pet Ranch offers a free Puppy Socialization class every Saturday at 11AM in a safe and clean environment with a trainer to observe, answer questions, and give expert advice on everything puppy!
- Puppies up to 6 months of age are welcome.
- Proof of age appropriate vaccinations, including Bordetella, will be required in order for your pup to participate.
Space is limited, so please arrive promptly/call to ensure your spot. If you are a new client, please arrive a few minutes before the start of class in order for us to verify your vaccination records. No more than two people should accompany each puppy.
Call Us Today: (830) 229-5425 to reserve your puppy’s spot or for information on our training programs.
A well-behaved dog enjoys a happier relationship with its family. Our Basic Training is available to dogs 8 months or older who have not yet mastered a foundation of basic obedience.
Positive & Proven Fundamentals include:
- Walking calmly on leash
- Discourage jumping
- Down & Stay
- Establishing better communication skills
After your dog’s initial training, we are there to provide ongoing support and activities for your dog’s life. Our Advanced Training is available to dogs of all ages for both on and off leash training. Our trainers will provide a foundation of positive and proven basic skill and more advanced off-leash obedience.
Does your dog bolt as soon as you take him off leash? Do you dream of your dog coming to you when called?
We provide the following classes for those looking for even more activities with your dogs
- Rally obedience
- Dog agility
- Dock diving/swimming
- Competitive obedience and conformation
- Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog (TDI) certification
Private One-on-One Lessons
We also offer private dog training lessons.
Lodge & Learn
Perfect for busy schedules, ask us about our Lodge & Learn program when scheduling your pet’s next stay.