Board and train AUSTIN TX

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Free Board and Train Lesson

Here's What Our Board & Train Program Offers​

Welcome to our Board and Train program, where your dog can enjoy a vacation while receiving top-notch training from our expert team! Whether you’re dealing with behavioral issues, seeking obedience training, or simply want to polish your dog’s manners, our comprehensive program offers the perfect solution.

Here’s what sets our Board and Train program apart:

Customized Training Plan: We begin with a completely Free Board and Train Lesson. On this lesson we will be conducting a thorough assessment of your dog’s behavior, temperament, and your training goals using our simple and effective 5 step process. Based on this evaluation, we develop a personalized training plan tailored to meet your unique needs.

Immersive Training Experience: Your dog will reside in a safe and comfortable environment with our experienced trainers, receiving personalized attention and instruction throughout their stay. This immersive experience allows for focused training sessions tailored to your dog’s specific needs.

Structured Training Curriculum: Our program follows a structured curriculum that covers essential obedience commands, behavior modification techniques, and socialization skills. From basic commands like sit and stay to more advanced behaviors, we provide comprehensive training to ensure your dog’s success.

Consistent Reinforcement: Using positive reinforcement methods, we motivate and reward your dog for desired behaviors, creating a positive learning environment that encourages engagement and progress.

Daily Exercise and Enrichment: In addition to training sessions, your dog will enjoy daily exercise, playtime, and mental stimulation to keep them happy, healthy, and well-balanced.

Regular Updates and Communication: We understand how important it is to stay connected with your furry friend’s progress. Throughout your dog’s stay, we provide regular updates, photos, and videos, keeping you informed and involved in their training journey.

Transition and Follow-Up Support: When it’s time for your dog to return home, we provide comprehensive transition sessions to ensure a smooth integration of newly learned behaviors into your daily routine. Additionally, we offer follow-up support and guidance to address any questions or concerns that may arise post-training.

Guaranteed Results, Continuous Support and Guidance: With our Results Guarantee we promise to reach the goals set forth at the start of the program and we will provide unlimited lessons until those goals are reached. Our commitment to your success doesn’t end with the lessons. We also provide unlimited ongoing phone and email support and guidance, to address any challenges or refine skills over time.

With our Board and Train program, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your dog is in capable hands, receiving expert training in a supportive and nurturing environment. Whether you’re looking to address specific behavior issues or simply enhance your dog’s obedience skills, our program is designed to deliver exceptional results, paving the way for a harmonious relationship between you and your beloved pet. Get started today with a Free Board and Train Session by filling out the 2 part form at the top of the page!

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Adrienne Catlos
Adrienne Catlos
Brice is simply the best. His goal is to be every customer’s last trainer and he is definitely ours. My pup momo is very smart but also very independent (read: stubborn) and in just two weeks she was an obedient little working dog. Regardless of the challenges you have have with your dog, I’m confident Brice can help you solve them.
Amanda Dorner
Amanda Dorner
Brice helped teach my dog and me several life-changing walking skills in our first 1-hour training session. I went from having extreme anxiety about walking my dog, to feeling much more in control and able to handle him.
Jaime Lanka
Jaime Lanka
I am very grateful to have had Montreal spend time with my dog who I was beginning to think I had no control over. He has thoroughly explained the behavior and how to change it and given me all I need to keep the work going so that I can feel more confident walking my dog!! Totally recommend Montreal.
Melissa Ramirez
Melissa Ramirez
William Parry
William Parry
Great experience with Total Dog. I have a stubborn as hell Bull Terrier and Montreal, one of the behaviorist trainers did an outstanding job with him. From obedience commands to walking on a leash (which he outright wouldn’t do before). Very impressed and very grateful. Montreal is one of the best.
Renee Bagneris
Renee Bagneris
Montreal trained my mom’s dog Elvis who was at the time showing aggressive/reactive behavior. We thought we had no hope. We were going to re-home him or put him down. Montreal taught us that patience and leadership is the key to success. In two weeks we had a changed dog. We knew that we had a lot more work to be done also by us as pet parents it has now been four months and Elvis is doing great thanks to Montreal for showing us how to have patience with our fur baby I would definitely recommend him as one of total dogs best trainers
Christine West
Christine West
Kate Gross
Kate Gross
I have had a WONDERFUL! Experience with Total Dog. Caleb was our trainer and he did a fantastic job. I highly recommend using them.
Anastasia Johnson
Anastasia Johnson
Cassandra was thorough in her research about what I wanted and the results of her very well explained instructions are wonderful!
Jennifer Wroten
Jennifer Wroten

Why Choose Total Dog!

Our Core Values

At Total Dog! Austin, we believe every dog has potential. Weʼre committed to nurturing that potential through methods that encourage trust and respect between you and your furry friend. Our trainers are not just experts, theyʼre dog lovers who understand that patience, positivity, and passion make all the difference. Join us to see why love is at the heart of every lesson we teach!

Guaranteed Results

At Total Dog! We offer Guaranteed Results. We guarantee that the goals you set at the start of the Board & Train Program will be reached. If it takes longer than expected we will provide you with unlimited lessons until those goal’s are reached.

There’s a reason we offer a lifetime guarantee plan at Total Dog! Not only do we know how to effectively train and communicate with our clients’ dogs, but we offer an unlimited lesson plan to ensure they retain what they’ve learned over time. Whether your dog is a quick study or needs more time to pick up new skills, we’ll continue to work with you until they reach the goals set forth at the start of the program.

Brice Cavanaugh smiling while holding a white Pitbull puppy that is undergoing puppy training in front of a purple house

Head Trainer

Brice Cavanaugh smiling and hugging a black Pitbull in a park with a big oak tree in the background

SGT Brice Cavanaugh

SGT Brice Cavanaugh founded Total Dog! and is on the Board of Directors for the National Tactical Police Dog AssociationOperation Overwatch and The Pink Berets. He is a Professional Member of the International Association of Canine Professionals and is an Evaluator for the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen multi-tiered program.


We’re happy to provide Total Dog! Board & Train programs for locals in both the Austin and San Antonio metropolitan areas. Call today or claim your Free Private Obedience Lesson to get started!

Austin: (512) 580-3364

San Antonio: (210) 722-9919

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Most Commonly Asked Question's

At Total Dog! We provide our clients with custom-made training programs designed around your specific goals and your dog’s unique learning style. Our training programs vary from dog to dog in structure, layout, duration and cost.

That’s why we don’t offer a one program fits all solution. Instead we offer a Free Consultation so that we can meet with you and your dog to evaluate factors such as lifestyle, goals, age, temperament, breed and previous training. That way we can develop a custom-made training program that perfectly fits your goals and needs!

We offer a Total Dog! dog training package that includes unlimited lessons until your dog reaches the goals identified at the start of the program. Following the program’s completion, you’ll have the opportunity to extend your dog’s training to help them reach new goals.

No, we don’t impose any breed restrictions. Total Dog! is an all-inclusive dog trainer that specializes in private dog-training for all kinds of dogs.

Right away! It’s true: you can teach an old dog new tricks and puppies are sponges for new information. While each dog has their own unique learning style and levels of maturity, as long as they’re awake, they’re learning.
At Total Dog!, we’re a truly all-inclusive dog training service. We work with dogs of all breeds and all ages.

Free Training Session

Ready for a well-behaved pup? Contact us today to get started with a completely Free Training Session!