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?

Call Hill Country Pet Ranch to Schedule Dog Training – (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.

Training Philosophy

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.

Our Programs

Puppy Training
Puppy Socialization
Basic Training
Advanced Training
Private Lessons
Lodge & Learn


Puppy Training

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.

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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

Basic Training

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
  • Sit
  • Down & Stay
  • Establishing better communication skills

Advanced Training

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 obedienceadvanced dog training in boerne tx
  • Dog agility
  • Dock diving/swimming
  • Competitive obedience and conformation
  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog (TDI) certification
  • Nosework

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.