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*Every Dog Behavior and Training

General Austin Area (or virtual)

Private training and classes, from puppy/manners to aggression to agility. Financial assistance available, Spanish services too!

Ain't Misbehaving Pet Training

North Austin

Private training and reactivity

Bona Fido


Private training and family training

Charming Buddies Dog Training

Northwest Austin

Virtual and in person private manners training and dog sitting/walking

Dog Joy


Lots of group classes and daycare

Dr. Ken Martin

Spicewood Springs

Board certified veterinary behaviorist

Fetch Worthy

Austin plus Buda and Kyle

Classes, puppy training, board and train

Hearts and Paws


Tons of classes including nosework and more

Kim the Dog Trainer

South Austin

Now specializing in separation anxiety, usually treated virtually.

My Dog Can Training

Cedar Park and North

Private training, specialty for parents

Pug Duddly

Austin Area

Private training

Steph's Dog House

South Austin

Private training and boarding

Sweetie Pie Pup Training

Austin Area

Manners training and dog sitting

The Dog Ranch at Liberty Hill

North Austin Liberty Hill

Private lessons, day training, board and train

Train My Dogs Austin

Central and South Austin

Private training and boarding/daycare through the affiliated Onion Creek Kennels.

1UP Dog Training

North (Round Rock, Cedar Park, GTown)

Group classes, day training

Austin Dog Zone

Central and North Austin

Private training, day training, board and train, and outings/field trips.

Bond Dog Training

Central and South Austin

Private training with a focus on high level behavior consulting (eg aggression, anxiety) and separation anxiety

Conscious Dog Training

Central and North Austin

Private training focusing on higher level behavior cases, limited availability

Dog Possible

General Austin Area

Mostly private training with some classes. Great for high level behavior cases (eg resource guarding, aggression) and reactivity.

Dr. Krista Sirois

West Austin

Dr. Krista Sirois is a veterinary behaviorist we work with closely. She sees both dog and cat clients!

Fuzzy Matters

South Austin

Group classes, private training, dog sitting

Heckin Good Dog Training

Austin area

Private training and enrichment

Koinonia Training

North Austin , Round Rock, Cedar Park

Private training with lots of support for puppies and manners

Pawsitive Dimensions

Virtual only

Great for virtual behavior consulting with dogs and for cats!

See Spot Behave

North Austin

Private training and behavior

Supermoon Dog Training and Enrichment

Austin Area

Private training and enrichment

The Canine Center

Southwest Austin facility

A range of classes and private training

The Social Pup

North Austin

Groups and private training

Train Your Dog


Private and day training, great for manners, tricks, or fear! Some sliding scale options.

A Refined Canine


Private training, board and train, and day training

Austin Puppy

Austin Area

Private training and classes

Both Ends of the Leash

Southwest Austin

Private training and behavior

Debbie Martin Animal Behavior and Coaching

West Austin, Virtual

Private behavior modification for families working with a veterinary behaviorist

Doggy Day Out


Classes and dog sports

Enlightened Hounds

Austin Area

Board and train, privates, and group classes.

Grounded Roots Dog Training

Marble Falls/ West

Private training, walking, and pet sitting

Just Love the Dog

Austin Area

Private Training

Level Up Pup

South and Wimberley

Private manners training

Positive Canine Company

Austin Area

Private Training

South Austin Dog Center

South Austin facility

Multi-week day training programs at their facility, great for behavior cases.

Sweet Potato Dog Training

Austin Area

Private training

The Classical Canine

South Austin

Private training and board and train

Tooth & Tail

Austin Area

Boarding, daycare, private training

Venture Dog Training

North Austin Area

Private training, specializing in reactivity and canine fitness


Best Dog Trainers in Austin

We see folks ask this question all the time: who are the best dog trainers in Austin? 

If you're looking for the best dog training in Austin, check out our directory of certified, positive reinforcement trainers.

If someone's on this list, it's because (to the best of our knowledge):

  • They use modern, science-based methods rooted in animal behavior instead of outdated practices

  • They train ethically using positive reinforcement and reward-based methods (and don't use tools like shock or prong collars, or use fear or discomfort to change dogs' behaviors)

  • They hold and pursue appropriate certifications for their work and do regular continuing education

  • They are accepting clients

Learn more about how to choose a dog trainer!

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