Puppy Classes are ongoing. Join as soon as your puppy meets veterinary requirements. Saturdays at 9:30am.
Canine Academy Level 1 Classes are held regularly on Monday evenings at 8:30pm*, or Wednesday evenings at 8:30pm*. A Tuesday morning Level 1 class is scheduled periodically - check with us for the status. The next Monday evening class is scheduled to begin late October/early November; the next Wednesday evening class is scheduled to begin October 2nd. Classes are outdoors so exact start dates can be approximate this time of year. Registrations are being accepted for both classes.
Canine Academy Level 2/Novice Rally classes are Mondays at 7:30pm* or Friday mornings at 10:00am*. Classes are ongoing so you may join at any time. Completion of Canine Academy Level 1 or trainer permission required. Contact us for availability.
Canine Academy Level 3 classes are Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Wednesdays at 7:30pm*, or Friday mornings at 9:00am*. Completion of Canine Academy Levels 1 & 2 or trainer permission required.
Novice Rally Classes/Level 2 Canine Academy Classes are Mondays at 7:30pm* or Friday mornings at 10:00am*. Completion of Canine Academy Level 1 or trainer permission required. Contact us for availability.
Rally Course Classes are now incorporated into the Level 3 Academy classes. Most of the time we will do rally courses, but we also do games (like baseball and tic tac toe), and practice the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test depending on conditions here. These classes are Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Wednesdays at 7:30pm*, or Fridays at 9:00am*. Completion of Novice Rally or trainer permission required.
*Times listed are summer hours, once the temperatures drop reliably, evening classes will start one 1/2 hour earlier; morning classes will start 1/2 hour later.
Behavior Consultations address behavior problems that are emotionally rooted and therefore different than obedience problems. We work with all the members of your family to find a solution that is best for all of you.
Private Lessons teach your dog basic good manners in a less distracting environment than group classes and are more flexible with your schedule.
"Margaret Johnson from Humaner Trainer is the quintessential dog trainer. She is good with little dogs, big dogs, edgy dogs, calm dogs, designer dogs and rescue mutts. In a word—she is a dog lover and it shows—she has studied her craft diligently and combined her knowledge with a wonderful sense of humor and the Austin area is fortunate to have her available for dog training." - Charlotte H.
They take care to customize the approach when training the trainer no matter the age, breed, size, personality or physical ability of the dog. Their patience with and love for all of their students (people and dogs alike) definitely makes training fun. Kili can hardly wait for her next training session." - Dawn & Wes B.
"I cannot thank you enough for your incredible wealth of knowledge and creative thinking. By my standards, Henry is perfect thanks to your insight." - Michelle H.
"The Humaner Trainer helped us train our dog to be a fantastic pet for our family. Even more importantly, she taught us (and especially our daughter) how to train, productively spoil, and structure our relationship with our new companion.” - Isaac B.