Austin Dog Training Promotes Safe & Happy Companionship


canine trainingWestlake Animal Hospital understands the joys of canine companionship, and we are proud to offer canine obedience training at our location. Dog training has many benefits, including strengthening the bond with your pet.

Austin Puppy Training Preschool Class

The puppy preschool class is an introductory five-week course for three- to five-month-old puppies. This course focuses on socialization with people and other puppies. The instructor is available to offer helpful information on nutrition, grooming, and housebreaking. The registration fee includes a "Puppy Start Right" book, the training clicker, and a dog treat bag. The preschool class will introduce basic household commands, such as:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Leash walking

Basic Canine Obedience

We offer private, one-on-one sessions with our trainer or sessions while your dog is boarding. Basic dog obedience is intended for dogs aged six months or older. It builds upon the techniques introduced in the puppy preschool course, and emphasizes the essential training commands needed to make a good companion, such as:

  • Healing
  • Sit
  • Stand
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come

Please contact us if you’re interested in joining a training class or receiving one-on-one sessions with our trainer. In our efforts to maximize the time spent with each student, class size is limited. We recommend signing up promptly as classes fill up quickly. We look forward to seeing you and meeting your canine companion!

  • AAHA Accredited
  • Petly
  • AAFP
  • Cat Friendly Practice
What Our Clients Are Saying...

You’re the best! Why would I go anywhere else?! — Susan P.

Kind, courteous staff and vets who really care about your pet’s health and well being. — Shannon J.

Exceptional veterinarians, receptionists, and technicians. — Jack M.

I have depended on Westlake Animal Hospital to care for my pets for many years. Everything you have done for them has been a tremendous help in keeping them healthy and taking care of them when they have been sick. — Edie M.

The staff is amazing! My dog fell ill one hour before closing on the day before a holiday. They went above and beyond to stay late to see my dog. I cannot thank them enough for the care and piece of mind. — Julie S.

Dr. Marchman always treats me as if my dog is his ONLY patient, and I appreciate that. He listens to my concerns. Thank you. — Dana K.

As always, we appreciate the immediate response to our concerns. The available vet was kind, clear, and patient. — Steve M.

Always a pleasure. Max seemed to hate the vet before I started coming to Westlake Animal Hospital. Your staff is kind and courteous, and above all, great with Max! — Anonymous