Dog Training Classes



To provide the safest learning environment for you and your pet, all group classes are currently being held online.

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Virtual group training? How does that work?

Really well! We've found that virtual classes provide the same level of instruction and learning as in-person classes. Plus, it's easier to attend a virtual class (no travel time or worrying about forgetting your treats!) and your dog is practicing their new skills in their own house right off the bat!

What can I expect from a virtual class?

The same things you can expect from an in-person class, except you won't need to leave your living room! We have self-paced options that allow you to study on your own schedule, as well as virtual classrooms that meet at a specific time, just like an in-person class. Take a look at the class descriptions below for details. If you're not sure which option would be best for you, ask one of our professional trainers!

Email us at onioncreekkennels@gmail.com

Give us a call at 512-312-0595

Self-Paced Courses

If you need some tips on training your pup, but your schedule makes it impossible to commit to the same time every week, we can help! Self-paced courses are a budget-friendly option that allow you to access training class content and practice at your own pace, while still getting personalized professional advice about YOUR dog.

This class is for training newbies, both human and canine! Recommended for dogs ages 4 months and older, with no age limit. For puppies under 4 months old, we recommend our Puppy Smart Start option.

In this class you will gain a foundation in basic training concepts and mechanics, learn about effective communication and teamwork with your dog, and learn how to train foundational manners concepts including but not limited to:

  • Attention/Focus
  • Self control around food and other resources
  • Polite walking on leash
  • Settle/go to place
  • Stay
  • Sit/Down
  • Come

Manners 101 Membership is $59 and includes 6 months of unlimited access to:

  • Membership to the private Manners 101 Membership facebook group
  • Training Units with instructional videos and exercise plans that you can mark Completed as you go
  • Ability to ask your instructor for personalized help at any time
  • Weekly LIVE Q&A sessions every Saturday with your trainer - attend live, or catch the recordings at a later date.

This class is for expecting or current puppy parents! We'll help you prep for life with a new puppy and guide you through the most important aspects of raising your companion into a confident, fun family member.

Recommended for puppies ages 8 - 16 weeks.

In this class, you will gain a foundation in basic training concepts and mechanics, learn about effective communication and teamwork with your puppy through positive training methods, and learn how to navigate the most important parts of puppy raising, including:

  • Potty Training
  • Socialization
  • Handling and Grooming
  • Crate Training
  • Nipping
  • Chewing
  • Basic obedience like sit/down/come

Puppy Class Membership is $59 and includes 6 months of unlimited access to:

  • Membership to the private Puppy Smart Start Online facebook group
  • Training Units with instructional videos and exercise plans that you can mark Completed as you go
  • Ability to ask your instructor for personalized help at any time
  • Weekly LIVE Q&A sessions every Saturday with your trainer - attend live, or catch the recordings at a later date.
Interactive Marco Polo Training Classes

Leash Manners is a 4 week virtual class using the Marco Polo app

Start Date is July 1st (and we plan to have a new class start the 1st of every month)

Cost $75

Format: You will receive 1 video chat from your instructor every day.

Each week you will receive:

  • 2 information/educational 3-4 minute videos on topics that are must know for polite leash walking.
  • 5 short (3-4 minute) tutorial video messages with your skill building to work on for the day.

The Marco Polo app also allows you to record your training sessions- to send to your trainer (not required- but if you do we can respond with tips!) This application also allows you to send video message questions if you need extra help or tips through out the class.

This class will teach you:

  • How to handle your dog when on leash.
  • How to teach your dog that polite leash walking is their job.
  • Where they need to be in relation to your body and how to move with you WITHOUT PULLING.
  • How to teach your dog to be a polite leash walking (ie: staying close to you, ignoring distractions, leaving things on the ground along, and walking politely past people and dogs.)

This class format is perfect for busy people that have a hard time finding the time to work with their dogs!

The daily video messages will act as a reminder to train your dog while the short 3-4 minute format for daily training fits into nearly every lifestyle! This class is about daily support that helps you change your habits from being too busy to work with your dog- to easily working it into the day.