Traction Dog Training Club trains the classiest and the rowdiest dogs in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas. We can help you get on the right foot with our intensive training programs, then make sure you stay on the right path with our ongoing club membership options.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Trainer!
Lifelong support from a Texas community
committed to exceptional dogs.
how it works
2: select a training program
If you’re looking for a more intensive training program, we have 3 to choose from. The main considerations in selecting a training program are your level of interest in the training process, the amount of time you have to put into training, and the complexity of your training goals.
We’ll help determine the complexity of your training goals and make a program recommendation during your free phone consultation.
3: join the club
Most dogs graduate from their intensive training programs onto Varsity, our club membership program that ensures you keep building on the momentum gained during your training program.
Varsity includes members-only extracurricular classes like Agility Play-Days and swim classes as well as regular in-home training sessions and even access to overnight boarding in our trainers’ homes!
1: free consultation with a trainer
Schedule a free phone consultation with a trainer in Austin. We'll give you immediate training advise and customize a training plan for your dog.
Our trainers are top in the industry, from Special Ops handlers to lion trainers and Ne Po Po® Gold grads. Whether it’s obedience, behavior, or sports, or service work, we’ll build the perfect program for you.
$45 - 345 monthly
This monthly training program provides regular in-home training sessions, stimulating extracurricular classes, and access to overnight boarding in our trainers’ homes while you’re away!
Pricing varies based on how many in-home training sessions you want each month.
5 week in-home program that begins with an in home consultation, then consists of one 1:1 training session and one coaching session with the parent(s) each week for 4 weeks.
People who want a light jumpstart to their dog’s training while still being hands on in the process.
3 week in-home program with a 1:1 training session between dog and trainer each Monday through Thursday, and a coaching session with the parent(s) each Friday.
People who have busy schedules or large families.
Dogs who fence fight, struggle at the front door, or have separation anxiety.
2 week program during which your dog lives with their trainer, allowing perfect consistency throughout multiple training sessions each day.
People who want a big-picture approach to their dog’s learning plan or live outside Austin.
Dogs in off leash/advanced programs or who lack socialization.
varsity membership perks
meet the team
lion, bear & elk trainer
Trained upper-level competitive sport horses across the US, working with trainers up to the Olympic level
Trained mountain lions, bears, elk, bald eagles, otters and owls professionally
Competes in APPDA and PSA (protection and patrol working dogs)
Developed protocols for behavior and obedience training at dog training facilities across San Diego, coaching the facilities’ trainers and overseeing the most intense behavior cases
Trained and cared for over 1,000 neotropical primates, addressing complex behavior concerns
Holds Animal Sciences B.A. degree and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator title
Oversaw a team of 70 trainers and veterinarians at a Syracuse, NY veterinary facility for 8 years
Led canine behaviorists and veterinarians in incorporating behavior management and training practices into veterinary handling protocols used for for over 15,000 vet visits per year
TDTC certified to conduct training consultations and behavior evaluations
service area & faq
Service Area & Out-of-Service-Area Protocols
Our service area includes any address within a 20 minute commute from 6203 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78731.
If you are outside this area, no worries!
You can meet us in Austin for training, or pay extra fees and we'll come to your home anyway.
Schedule a phone consultation to get an exact quote if you are outside our service area.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I enroll more than one dog in a training program?Yes, although in most situations the length of each training session as well as the price of each program increases by 50%. This allows ample time to be spent with each dog without doubling the price of the program. We offer a detailed consultation to determine the best approach for training your dogs together.
What training methods do you use?Our trainers are skilled in multiple science-backed training methodologies and apply any methods that will be safe and effective for your dog. Most training programs primarily rely on positive reinforcement training and will be supplemented with balanced dog training methods. View a detailed outline of our training methods here, and specific approaches to different goals from the menu of our website.
Do you offer payment plans?Yes. You will have the option to choose a payment plan through Affirm after signing up for a program. Affirm offers payment plans from 2 to 36 months long. Learn more about payment plans through Affirm here. Varsity members simply pay $95 or more per month for training with no upfront costs.
Could my dog be too young or too old for training?We find that old dogs are the easiest to teach new tricks! However, we recommend that puppies under 16 weeks of age train on Varsity and complete a more intensive training program when they’re over 16 weeks of age. This ensures you have a sound plan for potty training, crate training, socialization, and preventing bad habits from day one. Schedule a phone consult with a trainer to get started today.
Can I cancel Varsity at any time?Yes! You can pause or cancel your Varsity membership at any time.